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Local Editorials

Making a subpoena mean something

The challenge in polarized political times is to keep your eye on democratic institutions and their proper authority. That’s the reason to applaud the nine House Republicans who voted last week to hold Steve Bannon, the sometime Donald Trump counselor, in contempt for defying a Congressional ...

Another ‘Last, best hope’ for climate

The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, opened Sunday, billed as a “last, best hope” for putting a dint in the climate change that is happening around the globe. For the next two weeks, representatives from 200 countries around the world will try to hammer out agreements and goals ...

Whittling away at the plan

President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan is being whittled away. Biden announced a breakthrough agreement on Thursday before heading off to summits in Europe, but there are still a lot of details to be worked out and deals to be made before a vote is taken. The former $3.5 trillion plan ...

Et. Cetra

New Mural promotes downtown A new mural in the first block of Downtown Plaza was completed last weekend and it looks great. The interactive mural is a nice addition to the appearance of downtown and even features over 20 local businesses. We hope to see more of this in the downtown ...

Minneapolis asked to approve public safety pie in the sky

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said it quite clearly and accurately on Wednesday, talking about the Minneapolis ballot question to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with some ill-defined Department of Public Safety. “To vote on a measure of reimagining public safety ...

Bipartisan support for Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson stood just over 5 feet tall but left a giant footprint in the music industry and American pop culture. Now, five years after his death at 57, the nation may be on the verge of bestowing one of its highest civilian honors to him posthumously — the Congressional Gold ...