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Editorials represent the opinions of the Star Tribune Editorial Board, which operates independently from the newsroom. News reporters and editors are not involved in determining the board's positions. The board's members are David Banks, Jill Burcum, Scott Gillespie, Denise Johnson, Patricia Lopez, John Rash and D.J. Tice. Star Tribune Opinion staff members Elena Neuzil and Maggie Kelly also contribute, and Star Tribune Publisher and CEO Michael J. Klingensmith advises the board.

There's a reason BWCA report was kept secret

A new study makes clear copper mining's risk to fragile and beloved northern Minnesota wilderness.

Taking steps to better public safety

Careful planning and broad consensus will help.

Minnesota's smart step to ease access to COVID drug

The state is using an innovative strategy to fill Paxlovid prescriptions. Other states are lagging or worse.

Russian threat is real for G-7, NATO

Summits made clear that Ukraine will continue to get needed support.

Playing Politics: What matters most from Jan. 6 hearing

Witness Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony included several revelations. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.

One step forward, one back on guns

Congress showed rare bipartisanship, but SCOTUS decision was a setback to the spirit of reform.

Trump's central role in election lies

Thanks to Jan. 6 hearings, the former president's corruption has become clear for all to see.

Needed action on 'forever chemicals'

EPA merits praise for move to protect drinking water from PFAS chemicals.

Ruling should end cop funding nonsense

Minnesota Supreme Court rightly decides that Minneapolis must follow its charter requirements.

Women have lost a basic freedom

Minnesota must fight to preserve reproductive rights after SCOTUS ruling.