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ST. PAUL -- Politics and legislating always are intertwined, but they could be even more so in the Minnesota Legislature this year. Minnesota's 201 state lawmakers returned to St.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:32pm

A study in the journal Science finds that the United States is putting a lot more methane, a potent contributor to global warming and the primary compound in natural gas, into the air than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:42pm

Few people like to take tests. But tests play a critical role in determining what students know and what they still need to learn. They're important also for measuring how well teachers are doing and helping them to improve.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:07pm

Here's an idea that red and blue party loyalists will find as welcome as yet-another wind chill warning: Minnesota's political parties should move from a caucus system to a mandatory primary system.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:30pm

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell can't seem to make up his mind about the name of Washington's football team. He told Congress in June that "the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:43pm

For years, Republicans have sniped at the Affordable Care Act without offering a reasonable alternative. Three GOP senators are trying to change that.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:54am

To understand how much trouble the U.S. Postal Service faces, consider that its $5 billion loss in fiscal 2013 represented a major improvement over the previous year's $15.9 billion loss.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:22pm

In a well-intentioned op-ed in The Washington Post, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently extolled his new phone venture, which has pledged to devote a quarter of its profits to "good causes" selected by an independent foundation.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:22pm

If you worry about your privacy and carry a credit card, the Target data breach ought to be a startling wake-up call. A massive theft from card-swiping machines between Nov. 27 and Dec.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:46pm

On more than one occasion during the past decade, members of the Post-Bulletin's editorial board have debated the merits of electing county sheriffs.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 9:00pm