Editorials

As parents prepare to send their youngsters back to school in September, shootings in schools might have them wondering if Minnesota school buildings are safe? Those in the know say school buildings are very safe, but while there are crisis plans in place in most buildings, there’s no guarantee that all schools will be free [...]

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OK House Republicans — I give up. Since you’ve been the majority the only thing you’ve accomplished is naming things after Ronald Reagan and voting to repeal Obamacare an unprecedented — let alone unreasonable — 38 times. Seriously, you’ve done nothing. Even Congresses that set out to do nothing and were dubbed “Do-Nothing,” look like [...]

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After a 25-day trial, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Was justice done? That question has dominated political conversation in America. Some persons want to interject a discussion about race relations into the trial analysis. While those concerns are appropriate on a wider scale, they [...]

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For only the third time in history, a U.S. Navy ship will bear the name of our great state when the USS Minnesota is officially commissioned into use on Sept. 7. This 377-foot long Virginia-class nuclear-powered submarine will be the most advanced warship in the entire Navy. It is capable of holding a crew of [...]

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While the price of gas can change, the needs of Minnesotans stay the same. People still need to get to work, businesses still need to transport their goods to market and farmers still depend on diesel fuels to harvest their crops. Volatile swings in gas prices put Minnesota’s prosperity at risk. The effects are far-reaching, [...]

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