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Daily Reformer: What are we trying to accomplish with stay-at-home?

Good morning. Happy Mother’s Day to all the great ones in my life and yours. What’s the goal? That’s the question I’ve been posing this...

Dorr brothers’ dodgy business strategy isn’t new in Republican politics

The Dorr brothers, who are among the organizers pushing to reopen Minnesota, are infamous among Republican politicos throughout the Midwest. Ben, Christopher and Aaron...

Daily Reformer: Good news for people who love bad news

Good afternoon. Get Daily Reformer in your inbox every day — for free! — by signing up here.   Who caught the headline reference? That’s Modest...

Daily Reformer: Shelter from the Storm

Good afternoon. Be sure to sign up here to get Daily Reformer in your in-box every morning. The Legislature is back in session Tuesday. COVID-19...

Sen. Scott Jensen’s national profile rises, while medical authorities question his...

State Sen. Scott Jensen has rocketed to national notoriety this week after suggesting that the Minnesota Department of Health was “coaching” doctors to rule...

We call them “essential” workers now, but they’ve always been

My mom is a childcare provider in northern Minnesota. She’s started doing that job after she raised my sisters and me. She specializes in...

Voter suppression in Wisconsin could go nationwide in 2020

Forcing Wisconsinites to go to the polls during a pandemic on Tuesday, April 7, was part of a nationwide voter-suppression strategy that could help...

Walz extends stay-home order until May 4 in Minnesota COVID-19 fight

Minnesotans, prepare to continue hunkereing down until May 4. Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday extended his stay-at-home order for three weeks, telling Minnesotans to stay...

Who Has Emergency Authority Over Elections? Nobody’s Quite Sure.

This story was first published by ProPublica.  In each of the past seven years, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has sought authority to revamp...

Will COVID-19 drive us farther apart, or bring us together?

Since COVID-19 emerged, we’ve become acutely aware of our own social spaces — where we live, how close or far our families and neighbors...
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