St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter delivered remarks at the St. Paul Police Academy graduation ceremony in February.

St. Paul's smart plan for crime prevention

Federal funds allow for substantial investment in public safety.

Trump broke his pledge to nation

July 22
This exhibit from video shows a tweet from then-President Donald Trump displayed at the July 21 hearing by the House select committee investigating th
The "Big Lie" led to loss of life at the Capitol, and for three hours he failed to act.

Biden's COVID is note of caution

July 21
President Joe Biden, shown speaking to members of the media on Wednesday. Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, underscoring the persistence
Vaccines, antivirals, testing and knowledge are available, but need to be put to use.

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July 20
Dr. Caitlin Bernard, a reproductive health care provider, speaks during an abortion rights rally June 25 at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Young rape victim deserved compassion

Instead, Ohio girl's story was doubted. Minnesota report shows it could happen here.
July 19

Voters must put heat on Congress

Climate change must be addressed, not ducked, by voters and lawmakers.
July 18
A worn surveillance sign hangs on a building on 14th Avenue SE in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis in 2021. Concern about crime in the area h

Crime concerns mount at the U

A more robust law enforcement presence and collaboration among agencies are essential.
July 17
Protesters storm the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office, demanding he resign after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the countr

'Fragile states' are a global worry

Sri Lanka is a cautionary tale on the erosion of political, economic and social cohesion.
July 16
Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen.

State medical board is a campaign target

GOP gubernatorial candidate Jensen calls it a "juggernaut," but it's been too passive under Walz.
July 15
A large crowd marches on Cedar Avenue to downtown Minneapolis during a University of Minnesota student-led protest on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Co

Protect women's reproductive rights

Federal health agency and a Minnesota district court take the right stand.
July 14
A medical laboratory technician prepares to test for monkeypox at a microbiology laboratory in Madrid, Spain.

Monkeypox is rare, but knowledge is key

Perspective, action are important as case counts grow.
July 13
State needs workers in 'summer of jobs'

State needs workers in 'summer of jobs'

Employers may find that the pool of recent retirees can help meet the challenge.
July 12
President Joe Biden will visit the Middle East this week at a time when the region is experiencing dramatic changes and struggling to address deep pro

Stakes are high as Biden visits Mideast

The president, visiting Israel and Saudi Arabia, should stress U.S. values as well as interests.
July 11
Cedric Alexander, a veteran law enforcement officer, spoke after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey introduced him Thursday as his nominee to serve as the n

Quick fixes help in Mpls. crime fight

But the city needs long-lasting resources and reform.
July 10
The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. is a direct-to-consumer pharmacy that buys generic drugs from manufacturers and sells them to consumers at the cost

A bold venture to cut Rx costs

"Shark Tank" billionaire Mark Cuban's new business offers medication savings, but it won't work for every consumer.
July 9

More work needed on cannabis law

Minnesota's 2022 edibles legislation was a starting point, but regulatory improvements are critical.
July 8
The coal and natural gas power plant that services the U.S. Capitol campus a few blocks away, photographed on June 30. The Supreme Court has limited t

Climate change effort hurt by SCOTUS

Curtailing EPA is a bad ruling in a series of bad rulings.
July 7
Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives Thursday to read a statement outside 10 Downing Street in which he said he is formally resigning as Britain’s C

Lies finally end Boris Johnson's run

British prime minister's serial political and personal mistruths become untenable.
July 6
Rochelle Cox, interim superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools, said that being more visible, rebuilding trust and mending relationships are o

Stronger leader a must for Minneapolis schools

District has a chance to hire a superintendent with a "big vision" and the skills to promote it.
July 5
Workers from Teen Teamworks pick up litter, including remnants of exploded fireworks, on Tuesday at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. Gunfire at the pa

Restore order in Minneapolis

July 4th mayhem shows the need for the city to step up and for the state to be involved.
July 4
Jodi Harpstead leads the state Department of Human Services. She said her department appreciates the “thoughtful evaluation” of Minnesota’s chil

An inconsistent approach to child welfare

Services intended to help keep families together vary widely by county in Minnesota.
July 2
Newfound Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A 93-page report by the U.S. Forest Service details the risks of mining near this area.

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.
July 1
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey wished  Community Safety Work Group co-chair Nekima Levy Armstrong a happy birthday after she discussed an overview of p

Taking steps to better public safety

Careful planning and broad consensus will help.
June 30
Boxes of Pfizer’s Paxlovid antiviral medication.

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.
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