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Readers Write (Oct. 21): Nicollet Mall reconstruction, crime and sentencing, Edina police incident, lawn signs, Bob Dylan's prize, cats vs. the media

Essam Fawzy stood inside his Popcorn Wagon, which is now in storage. Fawzy has been told he won’t be permitted to return to Nicollet Mall with his famous wagon, where it has been a fixture since 1970.

Nicollet Mall's bus-heavy vision is all messed up.

Melania Trump

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First, let's protect the rule of law
D.J. Tice

Among the signs of the American collapse, this is one flashing in neon.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a possible candidate for governor? It's a good fit …
Lori Sturdevant

The congressman is well-suited to tackle the urban-rural divide.

Canadians can't fathom the length of our political campaigns

Consider the Eighth Congressional District race with that in the adjacent jurisdiction across the border.

Mike Hatch: Six actions Minnesota can take now to combat health-insurance costs

These premium increases are not acceptable.

Boko Haram isn't done spreading death and destruction

Nigeria will need help eradicating the extremist Islamist group.

We can put civility back in discussion

Don't wait for everyone else. Be the first.

After "rigged election" Clinton will be pushed to clean up a "rigged economy."

The left (with help from the GOP) will make life difficult for President Hillary Clinton.

Trump's 'rigged' election talk threatens democracy

There's no evidence to support his dangerous voter fraud claims.

Wells Fargo's cross-selling controversy: In defense of John Stumpf

I've known this good man for 50 years. He was the leader, so he's taken the heat — but it's not a fair reflection of his legacy.

Wells Fargo fiasco resulted from leadership culture the company apparently plans to keep

Insular, entrenched executives, a pliant board of directors, and a new CEO from the ranks are the makings of more problems.

Sack cartoon: Melania Trump

Gov. Mark Dayton: Don't believe Republicans; MNsure is not the problem

They are, with their obstructive tactics in the state House and Senate. I need DFL majorities in both houses of the Legislature to fulfill my pledge of progress.

Readers Write (Oct. 18): Sonia Sotomayor's speech at Northrop, sentences in distracted driving and beer mug cases, the 2016 campaign

Coverage of the Supreme Court justice's speech misrepresented her tone.

Battle for Mosul holds promise, peril for Iraq and the U.S.

Obama's plan to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIL is advancing.

Politics in 2016: An apology to millennial voters, and a wish

You didn't create this presidential campaign mess, and you certainly can't heal it to perfection. But you know what? You can vote and make things a lot better.