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Daily Reformer: Under attack

Good day. To sign up for Daily Reformer, go here. Another terrible night in the Twin Cities and especially Minneapolis, as fires and chaos again...

Daily Reformer: Leadership vacuum

Good morning. Sign up for our daily newsletter here.  An old friend from afar was frantically texting me last night about the situation here, and...

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that public health...

As a country we have woefully underinvested in public health. This was true in 1960 and it is true today. We spend 0.45% of...

Minnesota is resegregating its schools, and it’s bad for all of...

School segregation is often thought of as a 20th century problem — ancient history, something that was solved in the 1960s and 1970s. But...

Sweden and Norway took different approaches to COVID-19; the results are...

On May 2nd in the Los Angeles Times, Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Karin Olofsdotter wrote a commentary on why her country did...

Living by the law

We have been friends and brothers for some time. Tragically, we came together after the shooting at Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation...

Tracking economic malaise and collapse through the lens of one northeast...

From 2005 to 2015 — the years bracketing the extended impacts of the Great Recession — northeast Minnesota sustained the greatest share of Minnesota’s...

Minnesotans owe it to each other to keep their distance during...

High school seniors and their families aren’t the only ones who will miss the big, traditional graduation ceremonies this year. Educators will, too. We take...

Vote by mail will ensure a safe and fair November election

What could Minnetonka, Minn. and Loveland, Colo. possibly have in common? It’s neither ice fishing nor rodeos. It’s mail-in ballots. In 2018, our respective congressional...

We’re security officers, but we don’t feel secure

I’ve been a security officer for over 11 years, and our industry has never gotten the respect we deserve. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic,...