The East End project, a mixed-use development in Minneapolis, as it took shape in January near U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minneapolis 2040 Plan: An economic principle is being misused

It's a fallacy that creating more housing units will make them affordable. We can look around the Twin Cities metro area for real-world examples of this.

Minneapolis 2040 Plan: The benefits of urban design

July 23, 2018
As an architect, I was reluctant to leave the city for a suburb. But I did, and later the best of urban amenities came to me — though not by accident.

Immigrant workforce is critical for Minnesota's economic growth

July 23, 2018
It's the only population group still expanding in the state.
David Johnson
Core samples for copper/nickel mining near Ely, Minn.

We don't need more mining to have a green, high-tech economy

Copper and nickel is already abundant — and recyclable.
Faye Flam
January 27
Research on suicide has never been thoroughly done, the writer says. Between that move forward and streamlined suicide hotline services, we might be a

Suicide research could be mortality breakthrough of the '20s

It's been studied by relatively few until recently.
Margaret Sullivan
January 27
Natalie Rice • Associated Press
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, at podium, and other state and county officials provided information abo

Media coverage of Kobe Bryant's death was chaotic, but there were moments of grace

The drive to be first with the news at all costs never looks best ultimately.
Philip Bump
January 27
John Bolton, then the national security adviser, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 19, 2020. Drafts of Bolton�

'Six key facts that … will not change'

Trump's legal team outlined its case. John Bolton appears to have kneecapped it.
January 27
Diversity — altogether good? Let me gently prod you on that.

Diversity — altogether good? Let me gently prod you on that.

Let me gently prod you on that.
Stuart Rothenberg
January 24
Hillary Clinton, then a Democratic presidential candidate, at the Iowa State Fair in August 2015. She was holding fair food — a pork chop on a stick

Whomever Democrats pick, Trump likely wins Iowa

But there's an opening, because his strong 2016 victory was less about him than about his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Nekima Levy Armstrong
January 24
Some cities are doing a great job at closing achievement gaps. Minneapolis and St. Paul aren’t.

Research shows progressive places, like Minneapolis, have the worst achievement gaps

Conservative cities are much better at closing the opportunity gap in education. We must demand more from our system.
January 24

Research on vaping isn't keeping up with growth in e-cigarette use

But federal authorities are learning more all the time, and it's troubling.
Steven Pearlstein
January 24

The economy is a house of cards

Political dysfunction will destroy it eventually.
D.J. Tice
January 24

Luxury begets affordable housing?

The magic of the market, in a chain reaction.
Graydon Royce
January 24
Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä conducts during the concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2018.

The Minnesota Orchestra again faces a deficit and contract talks — let's hope there's no encore

The operating deficit is massive and contract talks approach, which brings to mind the last time the orchestra had some disputes.
Steve Hunegs
January 24
Flowers lay on a concrete slab of the Holocaust Memorial to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin in 2015.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Americans must commit to remembering

The searing experiences helped shape the American postwar world for the better as it belatedly began to address its endemic racism.
Keith Broady
January 24
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari and Justice Alan Page are calling on Minnesotans to pass a constitutional amendment aimed at closi

We need a constitutional amendment to guarantee strong families and communities

A constitutional amendment on K-12 education is great, but it doesn't go far enough.
Cheryl Persigehl
January 24
Posters celebrate inclusion and diversity at Barton School in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis needs to implement an African-centered curriculum

The only equality is the percentage of white and black students.
Jessica Pisano
January 24
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in December.

The Volodymyr Zelensky effect

Yes, Putin cares about Trump's impeachment trial — but not for the reason you might imagine.
Editorial Board
January 24
This 1973 image released by PBS shows co-anchors Jim Lehrer, left, and Robert MacNeil reporting on the Watergate hearings. PBS announced that Lehrer d

Jim Lehrer's old-school journalism is exactly how we should still be doing it today

Here's what he said about doing the job well.
January 23
Gun-rights supporters gathered near the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., on Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-co

Gun control opponents peacefully exercised their rights in Virginia

Some were motivated by high levels of misinformation and fear.
P.J. O’Rourke
January 23
Photo illustration.

P.J. O'Rourke: We need more of the Extreme Moderate

And more who aren't absolutely sure about absolutely everything.
Julie Knopp
January 23
Mink fur pelts in Wisconsin.

Minneapolis City Council members take enlightened step toward fur-free city

The ordinance, if passed, would reduce the number of animals killed for fur, and the accidental victims like dogs and children.
David Miller
January 23
Jared Mollenkof has his photo taken after voting at the Minneapolis Early Voting Center, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Minneapolis.

If you're ashamed of being a party member, stay out of our primary

Primaries differ from general elections.
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