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Environmentalists, agriculture industry team up on Minnesota water quality

Gov. Mark Dayton has made water quality a signature issue, such as pushing for buffer strips like these to help filter runoff.

Key initiatives to reduce runoff gained broad support in Legislature.

Stone collage is a Capitol tribute to Minnesota workers

A detail from Minnesota artist Craig David’s mural for the Minnesota Workers Memorial Garden to be dedicated on Monday on the State Capitol grounds.

In a new mural, Dave Roe's dream of a lasting memorial comes true.

Rash Report: How propaganda propped up China's Cultural Revolution

John Rash

Posters from a chaotic era depict China's descent into political, cultural calamity.

A political party crack-up? Change is a constant in politics, too

D.J. Tice

The rugs on which political parties stand have been pulled repeatedly throughout American history.

Readers Write (May 28): Gun violence in Minneapolis, Hillary Clinton's e-mails, transgender accommodations, fear itself, mini golf at the Walker

Police work is only one tool against gun violence.


Rash Report: Rising asymmetric threats may shift military's role

Sharp partisan divides on nation's place in the world.


The disappearing middle class, and a nation, on the brink

Lesson from Rome: Concentration of wealth destroys democracy.


Should public foot the bill to rescue reckless risk-takers?

If they won't put down a rescue deposit, extreme athletes should test the limits at their own risk.


Civility takes a hit as protesters cry foul

From presidential race to Minneapolis, the noise drowns out democracy.


Sack cartoon: The Clinton e-mails


Readers Write (May 27): Subsidized housing for artists, University of Minnesota, Hillary Clinton

Subsidized housing for artists: The discussion continues.


Student voices are to be heard, not ignored

The media would have you believe that the St. Paul schools are a war zone. The trouble with that is, no one asked us — and we care.


A legislative no-brainer: Pass state funds to finish project for the homeless

Governing is hard work, but providing money for the new Dorothy Day Center should be easy.


Secretary Jewell put the Department of the Interior on the right track

New agency chief will need the same commitment to the Bureau of Indian Education.


Hillary may be better than Trump...but may still belong in jail

It's official now. Clinton's email antics were no honest mistake.


Clinton's e-mail mess keeps getting worse

New audit reveals that she failed to cooperate with inspector general.


Can we please just stop playing the 'man card'?

And forget the bogus excuses for why it's just Clinton you dislike.


The obvious presidential alternative is, ahem, Mitt Romney

The 2012 standard-bearer is a plausible, qualified grown-up, as well as a decent human being. Surely, he could turn this thing around.


Minneapolis, don't go rogue on sick leave mandate

Our economy is too diverse for a one-size-fits-all policy in just one city. As business owners, we urge you to view the bigger picture.