Planet Café

Welcome to Planet Café,

where you can make a personal connection to the Twin Cities Daily Planet community.

The Daily Planet is not just another news outlet, it's a community of involved citizens. Below, you'll find many ways to become involved. Join us on any of several social networking sites. Read comments on stories, and leave your own. And, of course, contribute your own stories, photos, and events. Stay posted for upcoming developments, including an ability for you to expand and share your user profile right here on the Daily Planet site.

Facebook: Become a fan of the Daily Planet.

MySpace: Add the Daily Planet as your friend.

Follow front-page news (TCDailyPlanet) and arts coverage (ArtsOrbit).

Contribute directly to the Daily Planet! Start by registering as a TC Daily Planet member. Once you are registered, you can submit articles and events. Articles will be considered for publication on our front page or in the Free Speech Zone, and events will appear in our community calendar. Start your own blog, or add a blog post.

Assignment desk

"It's Your Planet," which appears in Column 3 on every page, suggests some stories that we'd like to see written. You can ask for an assignment to write one of these stories by emailing editor [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net. Or you can pitch another story idea.

The Reporter's Notebook page lists some stories we are working on. You can  email a reporter directly with information, suggestions and comments on a story that's currently in development.

If you'd like to write for TC Daily Planet, check out our editorial guidelines, information for freelance writers, and our blogger page. (There's even more information on our "about" page.)


Our primary commenting system uses Facebook logins. If you wish to comment without having a Facebook account, please create an account on this site and log in first. If you are already a registered user, just scroll up to the log in box in the right hand column and log in.