A new Mpls. response on mental health calls

A new Mpls. response on mental health calls

But staff must receive proper training on how to evaluate them.

Save the patios — at least safe ones

July 25
Cafe Astoria and Hope Breakfast Bar share a blocked off Leech Street in St. Paul as a pop-up pandemic patio on July 15. The popularity of the pop-up a
The proliferation of sidewalk cafes was a welcome side effect of the pandemic.

Our Best Shot: Addressing hesitations about the coronavirus vaccines

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July 27
Trump supporters beset a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

Get to the bottom of Jan. 6 invasion

Investigation must be thorough and relentless
July 25
“There is approximately $48.5 billion in coin already in circulation,” writes the U.S. Coin Task Force, “much of which is sitting dormant inside

Nickeled and dimed

The national coin "shortage" will get you one way or another.
July 24
With most of Minnesota in a state of drought, the rushing waters of many of the region’s inland tributaries and rivers have slowed to a trickle, inc

Weather extremes should spur action

Political consensus on climate change must reflect the scientific consensus on the need for mitigation.
July 23
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with athletes and coaches at the National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing on the outskirts of Beijing during a tou

Human rights must be an Olympics ideal

After the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, the Games should no longer be awarded to authoritarian regimes.
July 22
A volunteer pharmacist administers a COVID-19 vaccination in Dallas on Feb. 10.

A welcome vaccine push from GOP, Fox

Some conservative leaders acknowledge vaccines are safe, effective.
July 21
Jeff Bezos, right, the founder of Amazon and of the space tourism company Blue Origin, watched a video playback of his spaceflight experience on Tuesd

The arc of the space cowboys

There and back again go Bezos, Branson. And for what, you might ask?
July 20
A crew from Agape arrives at George Floyd Square in June and attempts to remove shipping pallets placed on 38th Street to block traffic.

Hitting the streets to prevent violence

Activists wrongly attack groups that work with cops.
July 19

Rep. Thompson should resign now

He has lost the ability to effectively represent his district.
July 18
People walk past an Tokyo Olympics logo in Tokyo, on June 25.

Olympic flame flickers, but still lit

The pandemic may ban fans from the stands, but the world can still cheer inspirational athletes — including a strong Minnesota contingent.
July 17

Seek truth about Indian boarding schools in Minnesota

Effort to see if the state may have unmarked graves like those found in Canada should be led by tribes themselves.
July 16
Survey sounds alarm about public health staff

Survey sounds alarm about public health staff

After more than a year of pandemic, they're exhausted, burned out and struggling with workload.
July 15

'Vivian Act' takes aim at underrecognized virus in babies

Minnesota could pioneer screening for congenital cytomegalovirus.
July 14
Stephen Robinson, brother-in-law of Jay Boughton, who was shot and killed while driving in his car with his son after coaching a baseball game, was ov

Don't get used to a world of random rage

We must find a way to turn back.
July 13
A University of Minnesota design team shared renderings of possible land bridges over Interstate 94 in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul. This render

Funding raises Rondo hopes

The land bridge idea is a little closer to becoming reality.
July 12
State Rep. John Thompson, DFL-St. Paul, at a news conference in March regarding police reform.

Hold state Rep. John Thompson accountable

Legislator should explain his actions and his residency.
July 11
After being among the first in line for the vaccine, COVID-19 cases in residents of Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities fell 90 perce

There's a troubling gap in nursing home COVID-19 vaccinations

Staff lag residents, but a new tool empowers families to track progress.
July 10
Andy Slavitt at his home in 2020.

Early lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Health care fixer and communicator Andy Slavitt calls on political leaders and the public to do better.
July 9

A needed boost for Minnesota schools

The pandemic left districts struggling, and for the most part the Legislature came through for kids.
July 8
Laura Bishop

Commissioners deserve better

Laura Bishop's politically coerced resignation means the state may lose out on future talent.
July 7
Members of the Taliban’s elite “Red Unit” in Laghman, Afghanistan, on March 13, 2020.

Afghanistan reels as U.S. recedes

Resurgent Taliban forces are on the march and may soon seize control of the country.
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