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The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate have passed bills that would base teacher layoffs, when necessary, on performance rather than seniority.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 5:59pm

NEW YORK - There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like rising crude-oil prices to make sensible people go all wobbly in the head. Economists fail to differentiate between cause and effect.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 5:59pm

Quick quiz: Who are Wilhelmina Wright, Ivy Bernhardson, James Florey, Edward Lynch and John Rodenberg? Answer: They’re the five judges (appointed by four different Minnesota governors) who last year were given the unenviable task of drawing up Minnesota’s new congressional and legislativ...

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 6:25pm

Reporting from the Associated Press reminded Minnesotans this week that they need to be cautious indeed as they listen to candidates' promises during this election year.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 8:39pm

Xavier Alvarez is a serial liar. He lied, as his lawyers concede, about playing in the National Hockey League. He lied about being wounded in the course of rescuing the American ambassador during the Iran hostage crisis.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 8:42pm

Within the contentious arena of campaign finance reform, one of the few areas in which all sides agree - or claim they do - is on the importance of disclosure.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 6:29pm

Minnesota recently released its annual list of its 13 counties with the highest combined totals of alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries for 2008-10. And as these pages (in the St.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 5:30pm

The Obama administration appears to have found an elegant way out of its contraceptive problem - or, perhaps more to the point, to the political problem created by its approach to contraceptive coverage.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:24pm

No one was happy with the news that a judicial board approved the first release of a sex offender from the state's sexual predator treatment program.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:24pm

Goodbye for now, and good riddance, No Child Left Behind. Minnesota was one of 10 states to get the go-ahead last week to scrap easily one of the most frowned upon federal education mandates in America.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:34pm