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Go ahead and criticize the 49ers' Kaepernick over protest, but let's be civil

National anthem protest brings out the worst in social media.

Editorial counterpoint: What we lose if we lose the Clinton Foundation

The Mildmay center treats HIV patients near Kampala, Uganda.

Let's not recklessly lose sight of the vulnerable people it serves. Don't shut it down. Find a middle ground.


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A day of big events, and one on which to ponder big goals
Lori Sturdevant

Football, the State Fair — and maybe a future World Expo, right here in our state.

Rash Report: Barack and Michelle, before president and first lady
John Rash

Newly released film "Southside With You" depicts a relatability mostly missing this election season.


The 2016 campaign: Hillary forgets the lessons of Bill's presidency

President Clinton advanced liberal goals, chiefly by resisting liberal economic impulses.


Paisley Park museum is a perfect tribute to Prince

The artist's home and creative center was always in Chanhassen.


Readers Write (Aug. 30): The NFL's Colin Kaepernick and patriotism, the Clinton Foundation, Southwest light rail, the Minnesota State Fair

QB sits down during the national anthem; better he just shut up?


The 2016 campaign: How black people really live in America

Not in a dystopian hellhole, as Trump suggests. But then, he's just the messenger.


Understanding the universe: When imagination leads the way

A planet orbiting our nearest star used to be science fiction. Now it's science.


Protests on campus are a sign of progress

Colleges are America's true melting pots, and diversity and inclusion aren't easy.


University of Chicago recoils against political correctness on campus

The prominent university is rejecting "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces."


How using technology makes our family farm better

Thanks to innovations like GPS, drones and GMOs, we help put food on the table.


Readers Write (Aug. 29): Muslim dress, preventing domestic abuse, the Clinton Foundation, the planet and the pope

Muslim dress is not automatically repressive.


Counterpoint: Not red tape; Enbridge troubles with Sandpiper are self-inflicted

And it's not "metro-centric," either, it's concerned northern Minnesotans.


Good reason to cheer for Major League Soccer

Minnesota United's MLS move — and new stadium — are on the horizon.


America, the land of opportunity? Not for me

I'm overqualified, over 50 and vastly underemployed. But like many others today, I'm invisible. I never thought this would happen to me.


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