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Like a few million other people this past holiday season, we bought an iPhone 4S, with its much-hyped Siri feature.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 4:29pm

America's battle with its bulge received potentially good news a week ago when a couple of studies showed the nation's obesity rate may be leveling off after about 30 years of big gains.

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 4:40pm

A new federal program aimed at cutting pollution in rivers and lakes has some good ideas for encouraging farmers to adopt better land-use practices. Unfortunately, the program as presented has a fatal flaw.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:35pm

In creating the Race to the Top program, which directed new federal dollars to education, federal officials vowed that they would yank money from any state that didn't live up to its promises of school reform.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 9:38pm

A state requirement that seniors call a consultation line before moving into an assisted living facility smacks of overreach, isn't sure to save taxpayers much money and annoys some seniors.

Sun, 01/22/2012 - 9:30pm

DFL Gov.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 4:01pm

The Minnesota Legislature has convened its 2012 session, and there is a simple legislative test that should be administered immediately so that Minnesotans can see whether this session will be about common-sense compromise or partisan politics.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 6:32pm

Jan. 22, 1973 is when America started dying. That was the day that nine pompous judges created their own law, that it should be legal to kill unborn babies.

Thu, 01/19/2012 - 6:29pm

Accept, for the moment, the truth of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's version of his role in the sexual-abuse allegations involving one of his former assistants. Acknowledge his illustrious accomplishments, on and off the football field.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:15pm

Mitt Romney has a prescription for the super PAC problem: Allow political candidates to collect unlimited donations, instead of having the funds funneled to supposedly independent groups. "Let campaigns then take responsibility for their own words," Mr.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:15pm