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Opinion

From rescue to recovery in Florida

Local Editorials

The hardest thing to lose is hope, especially in a situation like that in Surfside, Florida, where a 12-story condominium collapsed on June 24. The families of those missing have been hoping against hope that their loved ones somehow have managed to find some space and survive. But recovery ...

Rules of justice can be strict

Local Editorials

One of the hardest things to imagine about our system of justice is how stringently the rules must be applied. In the U.S. criminal justice system, the defendants are considered innocent until the state can prove them guilty, and the burden of proof can be burdensome. There are rules for ...

Cyber criminals grow more brazen

Local Editorials

Over the 4th of July weekend, a cybercriminal gang of thieves struck again, delivering the largest global ransomware attack on record, one affecting thousands of organizations in 17 countries. The attacks are tying up their computers, and the criminals are demanding millions in ransom. This ...

Unchain young defendants in court

Local Editorials

Minnesota is behind most states in ending routine shackling of youth in court. Just the image of a human being led around in shackles conjures an immediate impression: the person has been captured; they've lost freedom of movement because they've done something wrong. It suggests that a person ...

Et Cetera…

Local Editorials

Summer School The Fairmont Elementary School is once again offering summer classes for students going into 1st through 7th grade. According to co-principal Michelle Rosen, three different schedules will allow families to work around vacations, camping, and vacation bible schools. This is ...

Right down to the wire

Local Editorials

The Minnesota Legislature was cutting it close, as usual, on Wednesday. While most of the state’s budget bills have been passed and signed, legislators were still working on an education funding bill that will pump $1.2 billion more into the state’s classrooms over the next four years. This ...