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On Memorial Day, honoring the sacrifice of American heroes

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Today, as in 1940, we must remember that the ideals they fought for are alive.

Wayne Simoneau brought out the best in all of us; can any person give a greater gift?

Wayne Simoneau, then a state House member, with grandchildren Lindsey, 4, and Blake, 6, in 1991. He became a vital member of the Carlson administration.

He was a friend, but he was also a public servant who made Minnesota run smoothly.


Kim Jong Un's missile test strategy

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Rash Report: Unity on Manchester, but British divisions define election
John Rash

On June 8 U.K. voters will decide whether Prime Minister May's "safe pair of hands" will still guide Great Britain.

A new, problem-solving GOP leader, Paul Gazelka, has been session's bright spot
Lori Sturdevant

He's been a fine addition to the State Capitol triumvirate.


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On Memorial Day, honoring the sacrifice of American heroes

There is no wishing away Trump's Russia mess
A workable Minnesota budget, but a flawed process
Trump's missed opportunity at the NATO summit

The Minnesota National Guard color guard posted the colors on Memorial Day 2016 at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Military benefits: Don't forget National Guard and reserve members

Wayne Simoneau brought out the best in all of us; can any person give a greater gift?
As a principal, this man was a remarkable teacher
Books, both old and new, that help explain our times

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Readers Write: Patriotism, oil pipelines, border adjustment tax, severance pay, condition of Minneapolis, profanity

Readers Write: John LaDue, 'assault' on natural resources, police body cameras, editorial cartoons
Readers Write: Safe driving, federal budget and AmeriCorps, opioids, Islam, President Trump
Readers Write: Star Tribune's 150th anniversary, media bias toward Trump, the president's budget proposal, Electoral College origins, renaming Lake Calhoun, renaming Ramsey Middle School

How few have borne the ultimate cost of freedom

And how much we owe them. How to repay? Visiting gravesites is easy. Thinking hard about war is better.


Books, both old and new, that help explain our times

Just in time for long summer days of leisure, members of the Star Tribune Editorial Board recommend favorite books that in various ways shed a light on the complex and murky era we all inhabit.


Hearts are with a family, minds set on justice after officer-involved shooting

After another shooting of a young black man, these steps are essential for restoring faith.


Trump's missed opportunity at the NATO summit

President must realize that diplomacy is essential to the military alliance.


Torrent of leaks is a threat to intelligence community's credibility

Leaks have become a torrent, at times bizarre. We lap them up and leakers may not face a steep price, but the stakes are insidiously high.


Readers Write: Safe driving, federal budget and AmeriCorps, opioids, Islam, President Trump

A few more tips for safe driving.


A workable Minnesota budget, but a flawed process

Hasty process leaves Minnesotans wondering, what happened?