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Nation needs the truth on Russian election meddling

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., arrived Wednesday to give reporters an update on the investigation into Russia and possible connections to the Trump presidentail campaign. The same day, he spoke to President Trump, a move that has fueled calls for an independent invesgitation.

As list of links to Trump campaign grows, independent probe is needed.

Sack cartoon: North Korea knocks


North Korea knocks

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What if Trump and Clinton had swapped genders?
D.J. Tice

Experiment suggests the populist plays best either way. Surprised?

Minnesota's renowned people power is waning
Lori Sturdevant

Examples abound. Will citizens get cynical or energized by this?


House Speaker Paul Ryan left the White House on Friday after rushing there to tell President Trump that he did not have the votes to pass the American Health Care Act.

Health care setback shouldn't be an excuse to walk away from reform

Nation needs the truth on Russian election meddling
Insurers are in driver's seat on state health 'reinsurance'
Jamar Clark protest ended well despite miscues by city, police

Judge Neil Gorsuch spoke at the White House in late January after President Trump nominated him to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The case for Democrats' not opposing Gorsuch

CAFE standards are lousy environmental policy
Tillerson shouldn't reject negotiations with North Korea
Why is Norway tops in happiness? Let us count some ways

This 117-year-old farmhouse, once owned by the writer Brenda Ueland, is ripe for teardown in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, but preservationists think it’s worth saving.

Readers Write (March 24): Brenda Ueland house, disparities in transportation funding, proposed electric-vehicle fee, the language of gender equality

Readers Write (March 23): National Endowment for the Arts, proposed fee on electric vehicles, GOP opposition to light rail and gas tax
Readers Write (March 21): U.S. and Russia, urban violence, politics and the Supreme Court, the state of the Star Tribune
Readers Write (March 22): Immigration enforcement, the Minnesota budget, transportation funding disparities, north Minneapolis, Hennepin County rainy-day fund, happiest places and health care, paranoia

Insurers are in driver's seat on state health 'reinsurance'

We're seeing a pricey Band-Aid for the state's health market.


Neil Gorsuch has earned his Supreme Court seat

He made it clear that he will faithfully follow the law -- which is just what troubles some of his opponents.


Why is Norway tops in happiness? Let us count some ways

A job took us to Oslo from Minneapolis. Now, I'm less stressed. Safety, school, transportation and health care are a few of the reasons why.


Tillerson shouldn't reject negotiations with North Korea

Suggestion that U.S. might strike when faced by a threat wasn't necessary.


We're joining bipartisan forces to fight opioid abuse; please help us

No place in Minnesota has escaped this crisis. Our bipartisan legislation can make a difference.


Who should be in charge in event of protests? The person trained for the job: Police chief

While the mayor can set a philosophy, it's the police chief who has the training and experience and must have operational authority.


Readers Write (March 24): Brenda Ueland house, disparities in transportation funding, proposed electric-vehicle fee, the language of gender equality

Brenda Ueland house should be spared.