“‘Are you ready to kill me so you can build a highway?'”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8643
by Matt Ehling, The Uptake
Nine years ago, Governor Arne Carlson authorized “Operation Cold Snap,” the largest law enforcement operation in Minnesota history. Documentary filmmaker Matt Ehling (”Urban Warrior”) looks back at the controversial raid on the Highway 55 protest encampment, and examines the questions it raises for the 2008 Republican National Convention week in St. Paul, Minnesota. Click above to see video interviews with witnesses to the 1998 raid.
“Jordan defends handling of Black officers’ complaints”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8631
by Anna Pratt, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Civil rights director under fire for ‘dismissive’ response to claims of MPD discrimination
“Energy bill brings change, but passes on renewable electricity standard”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8661
by Dan Haugen, Minnesota Monitor
A federal energy bill signed into law December 19 will give a boost to biofuel producers, increase car fuel-efficiency standards and phase out energy-wasting incandescent light bulbs.
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
by Tami Mohamed Brown, Minnesota Women’s Press
My daughter Nora complained about participating in “career day” this year at her school. The entire class was charged with showing up dressed in a costume that best represented the career he or she hoped to have as an adult. For my 9-year-old, this task didn’t hold the same thrill it did in previous years when she wore the obvious (and somewhat unrealistic) attire of the princess, the ballerina.
“Landmark case seeks enforcement of state prevailing wage law”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8672
Staff, Workday Minnesota
In a first-of-its-kind case, three construction workers have filed a public interest lawsuit against an Owatonna electrical contractor for allegedly not paying prevailing wage on state-financed construction projects.
NEW IN BLOGS
“A lot to learn from Minnesota Student Survey”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8654
by Joe Nathan, School Talk
NEW IN VOICES
“War on Christmas ignores the reason for the season”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8669
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
As we trudge on through the holiday season, we continue to hear about the War on Christmas. We are told by the Right that Christmas is ever under attack, which seems strange, given the ubiquity of Christmastime imagery this time of year. We are told that corporations and leftists alike are conspiring to keep Christians from being able to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to people, replacing it with the atheistic ‘Happy Holidays,’ a greeting that used to be perfectly acceptable to everyone.