We can only imagine what goes through the mind of politicians like Newt Gingrich, who this afternoon, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor, chose to issue an incredibly tone-deaf tweet, even by today’s standards. Read more →
Contrary to what you may have heard, this is not the time of year when people are more likely to take their own lives.
The notion that it is — allegedly due to the holidays and the darkness of winter — is a myth, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania reports today. But that fact hasn’t stopped it from being repeated. Read more →
We’ve got another escalation in the ‘arm’s race’ of marriage proposals, each needing to be bigger and more spectacular than the last one that went viral. A quiet dinner and a private moment? So yesterday. Read more →
The court ruled in the case of James Yates, of St. Paul, who had coverage from Founders Insurance Company as an Illinois resident when he moved here in 2013. He didn’t know the company wasn’t licensed to sell insurance in Minnesota. He found out two months later when he collided with a car that had spun out of control on a highway ramp in Maplewood. Read more →
There’s a plan in Duluth for stemming the red ink resulting from Minnesota falling out of love with the game of golf: Less golf. Read more →
The must-read story of the day is NPR reporter Asma Khalid’s, an Indiana native who signed on to cover the presidential campaign. Read more →
In the aftermath of the election, the time appears to be right to try to roll back perceived gains of the last few decades and now Minnesota’s Human Rights Act is in the crosshairs. Read more →
The Weather Channel came out firing today after Breitbart used a video of one of its meteorologists to claim that the earth is cooling. Read more →
He didn’t shoot anybody. He didn’t call anybody names. He united rather than divided his constituency.
As near as we can tell, the state would be better of if more people were like him.
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Good news, Minnesota, Santa likes you. A lot. Larry Jefferson, a retired U.S. Army veteran who plays Santa Claus, has returned to his Dallas home after four days at the Mall of America that landed him plenty of attention because he’s African-American. Read more →
It was one year ago Sunday that Canada’s prime minister greeted a planeload of Syrian refugees from Lebanon, welcoming them to his country. Read more →
Perhaps we just acknowledge that math isn’t really our thing.
U.S. teenagers bombed on an international test for 15 years olds, with scores declining in math compared to 60 other countries. Read more →
It’s hard to imagine a quicker path to a civil war than if a legally elected person were denied the presidency. Read more →
The editorial, signed by Tom Dennis, disputes the protesters’ assertion of a double standard in the location of the pipeline route when it was steered away from Bismarck and toward the Standing Rock territory.
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Minnesotans have no right to snicker when it comes to the difficulty of driving in snow. We saw your morning commute this morning, Minnesota.
But there’s something about cars sliding into each other that’s even more impressive when it happened this morning in Montreal, a city that knows its snow. Read more →