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A recent report by Education Minnesota laid out teachers’ views of what it would take to fully fund public education. Gov. Tim Walz has put forward a school budget proposal that would provide significantly more funding for the next two years than provided in past years.

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After her fourth major back surgery and enough chronic pain to fell an elephant, it would have been easy for my wife to succumb to the preferred route of treatment: prescription painkillers.

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Now that Gov. Tim Walz and the 2019 Legislature have begun work, we believe their agenda must include correcting a serious breach of constitutional authority that includes an ill-conceived financial scheme. This 2018 legislation thwarts the will of Minnesota voters and compounds the costs of…

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As the administration of Gov. Tim Walz prepares to lead Minnesota for the next four years, the former congressman from Mankato will certainly face hurdles and challenges. One thing is certain for the new governor: Minnesota is much better off today than it was eight years ago.

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The Tuesday, Nov. 6, election has an overwhelming national focus that may be obliterating views of important local issues. This fall, 35 Minnesota school districts are presenting their voters with critical property tax levy questions to fund school operations. In addition, 25 school district…

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Minnesota’s next governor will need to unite a state divided over social issues and clashing rural-urban goals. He also will have the opportunity to build on the current economic boom, pulling from a vast store of natural and human resources.

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Eight years ago, when Tom Emmer was close to winning the job of governor of Minnesota, he was fully prepared to become the chief executive of a billion dollar business. That changed when Mark Dayton won the 2010 election, and so did fate for Emmer, a Republican from Delano.

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A year ago, Al Franken was busy serving as one of Minnesota’s U.S. senators. Much has changed since then, with Franken resigning his post under misconduct allegations and Tina Smith heading to Washington, D.C., as junior senator. State law requires the remaining two years of the Franken term…

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As political history continues to be written in the United States, Minnesota figures like Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale and Eugene McCarthy will forever be remembered as pillars of the Democratic Party, both for their service to state and country.

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The savagery that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14 continues to awaken the consciousness of the country. When 14 students and three adults were gunned down by a former student wielding an assault rifle, a youth movement was born from the tragedy.

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(Editor’s note: This is the final installment in an editorial series called The Changing Face of Minnesota. This year, the ECM Publishers Editorial Board examined demographic changes and disparities in Minnesota that center around race, wealth, age, region and employment.)

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(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in an editorial series called The Changing Face of Minnesota. This year, the ECM Publishers Editorial Board is examining demographic changes and disparities in Minnesota that center around race, wealth, age, region and employment.)

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Abuse of coworkers, subordinates, associates and acquaintances, male or female, is wrong. Intimidation and coercion through power and position is wrong. Gender bias and gender arrogance is wrong. Suppression of human value, accomplishment and subsequent diminished reward, especially by gende…