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A welcome push from Minneapolis Fed to address economic disparities

Neel Kashkari, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Bank's research can help answer perplexing questions, boost the economy.

Counterpoint: Public initiative, not private incentives, are needed to improve north Minneapolis

Developer Bruce Barron is one of the first five participants in a pilot program launched in February that offers developers up to $75,000 and individuals up to $25,000 to build new homes on vacant lots in north Minneapolis.

Progressive cities across the country are taking aggressive steps to increase resources for housing development, but Minneapolis seems satisfied with status-quo solutions.


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.


Neel Kashkari, president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

A welcome push from Minneapolis Fed to address economic disparities

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

Israeli supplies were air-dropped to troops in the Sinai in June 1967.

Assessing the Six-Day War, 50 years later

Counterpoint: Public initiative, not private incentives, are needed to improve north 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?

An Eastern white pine tree. Scientists from the Nature Conservancy are identifying planting spots in Minnesota for trees that will withstand shifting climate forces.

Readers Write: Pines vs. climate change, aging, teaching, school funding, speech on campus, toll roads

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

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?