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Other Opinion: Conservation success story continues to soar
The United States nearly pushed its national symbol to extinction in the 20th century. Yet 10 years ago today, the bald eagle officially came off the endangered species list. John Flicker, president of the National Audubon Society in 2007, proclaimed the rescue "among the greatest...
6 hours 56 min ago
August 11, 2017
Other Opinion: 'Klobuchar for president' still a possibility
Amy Klobuchar for president? As far as we know, she hasn't yet said that publicly. But others are swirling the political waters for her, making for interesting conversation in Minnesota and beyond. In early May, the Star Tribune newspaper followed Klobuchar to Iowa, reporting that...
August 11, 2017 - 7:30am
August 10, 2017
Other Opinion: Trump's 'fire and fury' threat is a rhetorical grenade
President Trump's unsettling threat Tuesday aimed at North Korea was reckless and unnecessary. In its bombast, it resembled nothing so much as Kim Jong Un's regular denunciations of the United States, frantic and hyperbolic. Why would the president of the world's most powerful nation...
August 10, 2017 - 8:30am
August 9, 2017
Other Opinion: Two new tools to help with state buffer law
Promising signs are surfacing about an effort to keep lakes and water supplies clean. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources has announced two additional resources for landowners working to come into compliance with the state's buffer law. The law, which was passed with bipartisan...
August 9, 2017 - 8:30am
July 30, 2017
Other Opinion: An epidemic of drug overdoses
With opioid deaths up 600 percent in Minnesota since 2000, it's good news that the Minnesota Department of Health has received a $345,000 grant to better track and prevent opioid-involved overdoses. Overdose deaths were virtually nonexistent in 2009, but five years later had doubled...
July 30, 2017 - 7:30am
July 28, 2017
Other Opinion: This is not okay
When President Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet Tuesday for not aggressively investigating Hillary Clinton, most attention focused, understandably, on the implications for Mr. Sessions. Yet even more alarming than the president's assault on his own attorney...
July 28, 2017 - 11:30am
July 25, 2017
Other Opinion: It was time for Spicer to resign
The Sean Spicer era is over, and that's a good thing for President Trump. Spicer, the president's embattled press secretary, resigned Friday morning. In his place will be deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has done some communications work for the president in recent...
July 25, 2017 - 7:30am
July 24, 2017
Other Opinion: Officers, turn on your body cameras
"Why don't we have footage from body cameras?" asked Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, after a local police officer fatally shot Australian national Justine Damond on July 15. "Why were they not activated? We all want answers to those questions," she continued. Citizens should...
July 24, 2017 - 11:30am
July 20, 2017
Other Opinion: Republicans, ignore Trump's call to 'let Obamacare fail.' Do this instead.
"Let ObamaCare fail," President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. Has there ever been a more cynical abdication of presidential responsibility? Mr. Trump is apparently indifferent to the pain that sabotaging the individual health insurance market would cause millions of Americans. Congress...
July 20, 2017 - 10:30am
July 17, 2017
Other Opinion: 2 disastrous health-care ideas
When Obamacare repeal-and-replace stalled in the House, GOP lawmakers revived it by eroding regulations protecting vulnerable people, thereby attracting support from the far right of the Republican caucus. Conservatives are now angling to do the same in the Senate.
July 17, 2017 - 11:30am
July 14, 2017
Other Opinion: A lot to like in land swap
If it wasn't for the copper-nickel mine that could result in the end, even the most hardened PolyMet opponent could find something to cheer in the proposed land exchange between the federal government and the mining company.
July 14, 2017 - 8:30am
July 13, 2017
Other Opinion: Dayton's idea is a good one
A good idea is emerging in Minnesota. In the wake of the 2016 death of Philando Castile, Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping average Minnesotans can be more involved in police officer training. Dayton said last week "we all need to learn to live together." He said that on July 6 while pushing...
July 13, 2017 - 7:30am
July 12, 2017
Other Opinion: The Trump campaign's attempted collusion
For months, the Donald Trump campaign and then the Trump administration not only have cast doubt on the facts of Russian interference in the 2016 election but also have denied there was contact between Russian agents and Trump surrogates. We now know that this insistence was at best...
July 12, 2017 - 9:30am
July 10, 2017
Other Opinion: Hoping for no protests over pipeline
So far, protests haven't sprung up along the route of the proposed Enbridge 3 replacement pipeline in northern Minnesota. Perhaps it would be wise to emphasize two words: So far. Because if North Dakotans learned anything in 2016, we learned that pipeline protests are real, are serious,...
July 10, 2017 - 3:32pm
July 9, 2017
Other Opinion: Go old-school to head off election hacking
The drumbeat of speculation that the Russians somehow hacked, disrupted, or even altered the U.S. presidential election culminated in recommendations last week to prevent what only may have happened from ever happening again. As odd as that sentence may sound, its stated goal may...
July 9, 2017 - 7:37pm