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Threat to shut down Crashed Ice hurts Black Lives Matter's cause

Group needs to work with St. Paul officials on a peaceful alternative.

Sack cartoon: Gas prices


An emerging generation considers campaign 2016

John Rash

"Generation Z" was shaped by Great Recession and diversity.

Iowa and the Super Bowl: Kicking off 2016's biggest games

John Rash

There are telling similarities — and a key difference — between mega events.

Readers Write (Feb. 13): Minneapolis superintendent search, Clean Power Plan, parental leave, Republicans and race

Minneapolis superintendent search: Let's move forward together.

Counterpoint: Nothing could be more basic than putting kids' safety first

Financing for child protection services must be boosted even more.

There are lessons to be learned from Chipotle outbreaks

Food inspection system should be bolstered to better protect consumers.

Jeb Bush finds his message: He's not Trump

He's found a mission, too -- win or lose, to expose the Donald as a whiner, liar and dope. Trump may yet regret making this enemy.

Respond aggressively to growing North Korea threat

Obama should sign sanctions bill, ramp up regional security, diplomacy.

Sack cartoon: Lookin' for love in all the wrong places


Readers Write (Feb. 12): Police Chief Janeé Harteau, police shootings, Nicollet Mall, the 2016 campaign

A second term for Harteau? Not so fast.

Editorial counterpoint: Minneapolis is moving the right direction on drive-throughs

Editorial was too pro-car and ignored the reality of safety concerns for pedestrians.

Stop turning to grand juries when cops kill

Local NAACP calls for a special prosecutor in the Jamar Clark case.

Why the Minneapolis school board is in disarray

We lack unity on strategic plan to decentralize control to schools.

It's time for action on Minnesota's pollinators

Despite Big Chemical's influence, Friday's Pollinator Summit could bring real action on protection.

Why did SCOTUS press pause on Clean Power Plan?

It could be to thwart Obama, but there are more charitable interpretations.

The message from New Hampshire: No more status quo

Trump, Sanders win without big-money PACs or detailed proposals.

After N.H., rethinking the Trump phenomenon

Surprisingly, exit polls show his support is hard to categorize.

Sack cartoon: The joke's on …