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Hamilton, and 'Hamilton,' reexamined anew

The musical's movie debut on Disney Plus reminds us that history is dynamic, not static, so "who tells your story" changes in context with what's happening today, too.

Maya Moore is a hero on (and in) the court

Lynx star's social justice assist exemplifies athletes as living up to being role models.

Editorial cartoon: Scott Stantis on PPP loans

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When all the heroes have fallen: Lessons from Germany

We had the statues removed and streets renamed as the national story evolved.
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Betsy Hodges: As mayor of Minneapolis, I saw how white liberals block change

Even now, there's a danger that the sidestepping will continue.
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The never-ending no-eviction order has made rental housing unsafe and unlivable

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Peter Hutchinson: A path to explore redesigning public safety begins at the Third Precinct


Trump's taxes? A little less shrouded.


Editorial cartoon: Bill Bramhall on back-to-school shopping

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July 9
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Readers Write: COVID-19 precautions, homeless camps, statues, police reform

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Don't shame businesses for taking government money

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The concern over whether President Donald Trump will peacefully leave office if he’s not re-elected has been raised by many. Above, Trump during an

OK, assume Trump loses and won't leave …

July 8
President Donald Trump listens during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday,

Listen: Pandemic, police and politics

July 8
Edina is one of the cities requiring face masks to be worn in public places to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus. The city’s order went into

Minnesota needs a mask mandate

July 8

Religion gets a legal boost

July 8
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Readers Write: Capitalizing "Black," Fifth District Congressional race, Alexander Vindman, state court powers, the comics

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Minnesota State Troopers surrounded the statue of Christopher Columbus after it was toppled in front of the Minnesota State Capitol.)

An Italian explorer Minnesota could love

Rising costs have caused almost half of diabetics occasionally to skip taking their insulin, according to a 2018 survey.

Try this new Rx for insulin cost

Police officers detain people at a protest in Minneapolis on May 31.

For transformative policing strategies — look abroad, Minneapolis

July 8
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Editorial cartoon: Dana Summers on the future of sports

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under

International students get the boot, and it's not just their loss

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