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After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security

Equifax, one of three major U.S. credit reporting agencies, reported a data breach that lasted from mid-May through July and compromised the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans.

Americans should have more control over personal information.

Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?

Such an illogical system would cost more, not less. Our universal Minnesota Health Plan would provide better care, put patients first.


Traffic is a sticky situation

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Sex Offender Program puts Minnesota in the spotlight again
D.J. Tice

This time it will be the U.S. Supreme Court gazing at us in the harsh context of MSOP.

Is Minnesota the victim of a dirty deal on health care?
Lori Sturdevant

It appears that the federal government was not the most reliable partner.


Equifax, one of three major U.S. credit reporting agencies, reported a data breach that lasted from mid-May through July and compromised the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans.

After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security

Zone of concern: Ways to make downtown Minneapolis safer
Feds need to clarify whether they're offering Minnesota a devil's bargain
Street funding woes in Minnesota cities need a state response

Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?

Mark Twain's newest book is one for the ages
Beware the silent protesters, the ones in the voting booth
Reacting to run of disasters with compassion, constructive analysis

Cargill recruited Army and National Guard veterans Robert Frias and Sheila Jessen because of their military service. A mentor program and a military support network help veterans adapt to the civilian workplace, and Cargill finds ways to fill in when a reservist is called up. The company has long had these admirable priorities, writes a retired Cargill manager who once benefited from such support.

Readers Write: Cargill and veterans, nuclear weapons, the situation in Myanmar, Amazon's second HQ, health care policy

Readers Write: Public safety in downtown Minneapolis, health care policy, DWI Court, green energy
Readers Write: Vietnam War documentary and 'No Single Truth,' school choice, health care, bike lanes, gender bias, stereotypes
Readers Write: Minnesota Legislature expenses, the Trump presidency, Minneapolis bike lanes

Solving crime in downtown Minneapolis

The Star Tribune Editorial Board takes a look at making downtown Minneapolis safe again.


Zone of concern: Ways to make downtown Minneapolis safer

The Warehouse District is a center of public-safety considerations. How to respond is an election-year issue.


Mark Twain's newest book is one for the ages

An unfinished children's tale completed in collaboration with the great writer's ghost reflects his concern for the welfare of humanity.


Downtown Minneapolis once was a great place to live. No more.

I moved there 17 years ago. It felt secure, energetic, promising. No more.


Sack cartoon: Traffic is a sticky situation


Giving Minnesota's homeless young people hope

Investing in programs like YouthLink upfront will pay dividends later for the thousands, like I once was, who are living on the streets.


Ethics fly out the window in Trump White House

HHS Secretary Price needs to be told job doesn't come with private jet.