The Tories' historic U.K. landslide

The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will move to "Get Brexit Done."

Walz takes charge on climate change

December 12
Protesters demonstrated for the government to act on climate change with a “die-in” at the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda in September.
After setback in legislative session, executive order will at least keep Minnesota moving.

'Our Home,' at our History Center, explores Native Minnesota

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A child’s floral jacket made by a Dakota artist in the late 1800s is on display at “Our Home: Native Minnesota.”
New exhibit compellingly tells the story of indigenous residents of the state.
Editorial
December 12
Target Field in 2016.

Baseball fans need data on foul balls

Safety improvements like those undertaken by the Twins should be backed up with statistics, a reasonable goal for a sport swimming in them.
Editorial
December 11
House Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that two articles of impeachment would be brought against President Donald Trump.

Nation well-served by House investigation

Impeachment process has given Americans much to ponder as high-stakes vote looms.
Editorial
December 10

Investigate past Afghan war lies and future policy

Washington Post reporting on government documents reveals years of deceit.
Editorial
December 9
Minneapolis Fire Department Chief John Fruetel spoke to the media in front of the building at 630 Cedar Avenue where an early morning fire killed five

Make fire safety a priority in public housing

Heed calls for sprinkler systems after five lives were lost in Minneapolis high-rise building.
Editorial
December 9
A New Zealand health official prepared a measles vaccination at a clinic in Apia, Samoa, in November.

A tragic lesson from measles outbreak

Disinformation about vaccine risks is dangerous, and outbreak in Samoa is a deadly reminder.
Editorial
December 9

More help for those without homes

Exodus 2.0 will serve chronically homeless who never make it to the "front of the line.''
Editorial
December 6

Mining and the BWCA: Not this location

The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.
Editorial
December 6

Minnesota is a state in mourning after National Guard crash

Guard members killed in copter crash were serving all of us.
Editorial
December 6
State Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead testified before lawmakers on Dec. 2 about what she has learned in her first 90 days and about her pl

After a promising start at DHS, Minnesota's largest state agency, there's heavy lifting ahead

After smart fixes at human-services agency, major reforms merit consideration.
Editorial
December 5

After positive state budget forecast, proceed cautiously

Minnesota is in sound fiscal shape, but there are a few reasons for concern.
Editorial
December 4
Juul products and some competitors at a smoke shop in New York City.

Minnesota joins a legal fight worth having

State is standing up for young people who have been hurt by addictive Juul Labs products.
Editorial
December 3

Some firms escape taxes while nation's infrastructure decays

FedEx, for one, and the company's business depends on being able to deliver goods across the U.S.
Editorial
December 2

Internal tensions threaten NATO

Confrontations between countries in the alliance erode the unity essential to the pact's success.
Editorial
November 27
As Americans gather for Thanksgiving, the Star Tribune Editorial Board offers its annual list of things to be thankful for and mindful of.

Thanksgiving 2019: Staying mindful while giving thanks

There is much to celebrate in America, yet don't forget those whose lives are a struggle.
Editorial
November 27

Vanity projects cast doubt on leadership at federal agency

Dubious spending requires stronger oversight of U.S. Health and Human Services.
Editorial
November 27

Gathering useful data on mass shootings in America

Twin Cities professors are finding answers to the critical question: Why?
Editorial
November 27

A timely warning about the risks in using CBD

Cure-alls have been hawked through the ages. Feds say beware of the latest.
Editorial
November 27

The promise of pre-K education

Minnesota needs a greater investment in closing the achievement gap.
Editorial
November 26
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has asked the City Council for $1.7 million in increased public safety funding after the 30th homicide in the city this y

Public safety, here and now, in St. Paul

Mayor Melvin Carter has a vision but may be neglecting immediate needs.
Editorial
November 26
Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, right, testified before the House Intelligence Com

Unite to fight back vs. foreign disinformation campaigns

Russia attacked America and democracy in 2016. It can't be allowed to do it again in 2020.
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