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State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
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Outdoor Notes - May 21
Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD
Conservation Officer Report: Officer's request - Don't pick up fawns
What's Up Outdoors: Successful opener on Mille Lacs
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area: More jumps, safer riding part of expansion coming to trails
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May 19, 2017
Other Opinion: A special counsel is essential. But Congress isn't off the hook
Washington and the country received a much-needed shot of good news Wednesday evening with the revelation that the Justice Department will appoint a special counsel. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein named Robert S. Mueller III, a former FBI chief.
May 19, 2017 - 10:30am
May 18, 2017
Other Opinion: Scream it: Get the work done!
A News Tribune editorial first sounded the alarm two months ago. Now, with less than a week left in the legislative session, and with the Republican majority and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton seemingly no closer to compromise or agreement, there's a growing need to scream again. All Minnesotans...
May 18, 2017 - 10:30am
May 16, 2017
Other Opinion: How to avoid stalemate and shutdown in Minnesota
In Minnesota, the outline of a Grand Plan is coming into view. It shows a way forward on the three big budget divides that are threatening yet another government shutdown. The divides are taxes, education and transportation. And the way forward is this: Gov. Mark Dayton yields on...
May 16, 2017 - 6:30am
May 1, 2017
Other Opinion: Don't let immigration derail Real ID deal
Whether undocumented immigrants should be allowed to obtain state-issued driver's licenses really has no business in the debate in St. Paul over Real ID. Yet there it is. Still. Creating a path to licenses for unauthorized immigrants was injected into Real ID as a condition of its...
May 1, 2017 - 9:00am
April 24, 2017
Other Opinion: Minnesota must keep pace with technology
The use of Internet-connected devices like cellphones, tablets — and even garage-door openers and the thermostats on our living-room walls — is exploding. Internet providers are scrambling to keep up, and right now that includes shoebox-sized antennas that can be affixed...
April 24, 2017 - 8:50am
April 22, 2017
Other Opinion: No time to sit out, play politics
Whether you're a supporter of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, you can agree: The guy is a bit of a bulldog, not shy about boldly stating where he stands on everything from early-childhood education to spending the state surplus to carbon emissions. His staff is quick to pump out statements...
April 22, 2017 - 9:05am
March 21, 2017
Other Opinion: The Fed has helped heal the economy
The cost of borrowing money is about to go up slightly, due to a Federal Reserve decision Wednesday to raise its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point for only the third time since December 2008, with further increases this year likely. By and large, this is a good thing,...
March 21, 2017 - 2:41pm
March 18, 2017
Other Opinion: Trump's budget is utterly unrealistic
Government waste is not a myth. Consider the overlap between President Trump's newly announced plan for federal spending and President Barack Obama's last proposed budget. Mr. Obama would have, as Mr. Trump would, eliminated several nice-sounding but dispensable programs, such as...
March 18, 2017 - 9:30am
March 17, 2017
Other Opinion: A smart corporate tax reform plan worth Trump's attention
Corporate tax reform continues to be a work in progress for the Trump administration and the Republican Congress, where a controversial House plan to slash the top business rate and pay for it, or most of it, with what amounts to a tax on imports remains the leading proposal. The...
March 17, 2017 - 11:00am
January 2, 2017
Other Opinion: A mixed review of 2016
The extremes of angst and anger among Americans are reflections of a partisan/social/economic divide that expressed itself in the 2016 presidential election, and could deepen in 2017. Angst and anger either drove Americans to the polls in November or kept them away.
January 2, 2017 - 10:20pm
December 19, 2016
Other Opinion: Momentum maintained to clean up Great Lakes
With so much trepidation and uncertainty surrounding the coming Trump presidency, this much at least, thankfully, seems now to be assured: The worthwhile commitment to cleaning up and restoring the Great Lakes following decades of factory-spewing, sewage-oozing, industrial and wastewater...
December 19, 2016 - 11:55pm
October 23, 2016
Other Opinion: This time for president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 23, 2016 - 8:04pm
June 24, 2016
Other Opinion: Obama and Trump agree on one thing - and they're right
June 22 (Reuters) - From terrorism to immigration and healthcare, President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump don't agree on much. Obama hammers Trump on immigration policy, describing his ideas as "dangerous" and "loose talk and sloppiness."...
June 24, 2016 - 8:50am
Other opinion: Trump's vote-winning strategy - attack Muslims
June 23 (Reuters) - Donald Trump prides himself on not backing down from any fight or controversial position. Hours after the Orlando nightclub mass shooting on June 12, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee doubled down on his plan to ban Muslim immigrants from entering...
June 24, 2016 - 8:43am
June 22, 2016
Other Opinion: When in doubt … blame the news media
People in the news media are very used to being disliked. It seems that anyone who feels strongly about an issue also carries a gut belief that "the media" is biased against them. Donald Trump has been blasting journalists for their supposed unfair treatment – along with their kid...
June 22, 2016 - 12:27pm