Commentary

Minnesota’s vibrant creative community is in crisis

Gathering people together in community for experiences and education is the lifeblood of the arts, and on or around March 15 the gatherings suddenly...

On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, time to do something about...

Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that Black women’s earnings catch up with the earnings of white men from last year....

The Twin Cities and suburbs used to share Minnesota’s affordable housing....

After three years of silence on the issue, Donald Trump suddenly cares about affordable housing. Several weeks ago, his HUD secretary, Ben Carson, abruptly...

We’re all in the same boat: What a 1,500 year old...

A group of people were sitting in a boat. One person pulled out a hand-drill and proceeded to drill a hole beneath their seat....

CenterPoint’s energy efficiency program is welcome — its proposed rate increase...

In the midst of a pandemic with no end in sight, anyone in Minneapolis who has a CenterPoint Energy bill and a drafty home...

What the rest of Minnesota can learn from the Iron Range’s...

I live along northern Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range, a place where the slogan, “jobs, jobs, jobs,” comprises a potent, if reductive political ethos. All...

Memo to Charter Commission: Let the people decide the future of...

Note to readers: The Minneapolis Charter Commission will decide this week whether to send an amendment to city charter — which is like the...

Analysis: Blue collar workers in service and other industries bearing the...

As Congress considers another COVID-19 relief package, let’s hope lawmakers realize whose fortunes are most at risk from the pandemic and the economic pain...

Daily Reformer: Back to school

Good morning. Sign up for your Daily Reformer here.  Gov. Tim Walz will announce plans for schools at 2 p.m. today. Expect it to be...

HealthPartners: Now is no time to close Riverside Clinic

As we continue to struggle with a global pandemic, less than two months after the George Floyd police killing and subsequent protests that rocked...
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