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Minnesota legislators, it's time to make a deal with Dayton

With three weeks to go, lawmakers need to move past their wish lists.

Funding early education: Combine the best of Dayton's and House GOP's proposals

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Part-day pre-K programs aren't going to solve the achievement gap. What's needed are full-day options for kids who are most at risk.


Free speech on campus

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Tax the rich? Done. Tax fairness? Well ...
D.J. Tice

The gap between the income tax burden on the high earners and others is now greater than any other state.

With immigration in the glare, read about Minnesota's history
Lori Sturdevant

Especially if you have Nordic heritage, you'll like this book. But its value goes beyond that.


Demonstrators made their opinions heard loud and clear at a Minneapolis school board meeting April 18. The Star Tribune Editorial Board believes the school board acted imprudently by caving to the demonstrators before their grievances could be examined dispassionately.

Minneapolis school board flunks Governance 101

Minnesota legislators, it's time to make a deal with Dayton
State action needed to boost immunization rates
Trump's tax plan needs major overhaul

Do female cops make all the difference?

Teachers and staff of color matter big-time
Trump administration starts assault on shared national heritage
PolitiFact: Trump half-right in slam on the 9th Circuit

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Readers Write (May 1): Smoking age, redistricting reform, Big Lake trapshooting team, foreign service, public relations

Readers Write (April 30): 'A farewell to skyways'
Readers Write (April 29): 'Talking about death,' Minneapolis mayor-police rift, MNsure enrollment period, Trump tax plan, role of Congress, people's wish for health care policy
Readers Write (April 28): Trump tax plan, Minneapolis Police Department, student fees, KQRS

Trump is to clarity what vodka is to sobriety

He wings it like a jazz musician, but for commerce, which depends on making and delivering on plans, that's a scary sound.


Tax the rich? Done. Tax fairness? Well ...

The gap between the income tax burden on the high earners and others is now greater than any other state.


Trump administration starts assault on shared national heritage

No, designating monuments is not a "massive federal land grab."


Readers Write (May 1): Smoking age, redistricting reform, Big Lake trapshooting team, foreign service, public relations

Youth behavior starts in the home.


PolitiFact: Trump half-right in slam on the 9th Circuit

The West Coast court has a very high rate of reversals in cases examined by the Supremes, but not in the total number of its decisions.


State action needed to boost immunization rates

Measles outbreak shows what happens when participation falls.


Sack cartoon: Free speech on campus