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If we’re to keep thriving, Minnesota needs immigrants — especially in...

Minnesotans are dying. Well, everyone everywhere is dying. The issue in Minnesota is that the births of new Minnesotans will soon be outpaced by...

Daily Reformer: immigration, people and manure.

Good morning.  Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.  This morning at the Reformer I came out of reporting retirement to write a little piece about the Senate...

Daily Reformer: Lewis and his no lose campaign

Good morning! A programming note: I’m in Washington for meetings and will have no Daily Reformer on Friday.  This morning at the Reformer, Rilyn Eischens tallied...

Coolican: Amy Klobuchar and the scourge of the bullying boss

Sen. Amy Klobuchar shared the endorsement of The New York Times with Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week, one of several events indicating a wisp...

What you probably don’t know about Colin Kaepernick: His faith

I am among what I suspect is a rather small group: Ordained women ministers who also are football fans. In my youth in Oklahoma, ...

Daily Reformer: Warsame leaving the council? Trouble at DHS

Good afternoon! Toddler got a double ear infection so you’re getting your Daily Reformer during his nap. Let it be an epic nap! The mess gets...

Daily Reformer: Happy MLK Day

Good morning and happy MLK Jr. Day. Government is closed for the day, but Daily Reformer is not.  Gov. Tim Walz was at the 30th...

Rep. Dean Phillips: Clean up our campaign finance system

Editor's note: Tuesday is the 10th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.  When I speak to groups visiting Washington, D.C. or...

Measuring progress among black Americans since Dr. King’s death

On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back then, over a half century...

America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together — and...

More than five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for racially integrated schools....
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