Daily Planet headlines: Appalachian cloggers hit the beat with African-American steppers

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“Clog, clog, step! Two clomping traditions come together in Minneapolis”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8436
by Joel Grostephan, TC Daily Planet
So what does African-American stepping have to do with Appalachian clogging? Last year Ann Carter set out to prove that her clogging group, the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, could groove with an African-American step team.

“The Farm Bill affects all of us”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8476
by Lauretta Dawolo, KFAI
The 2007 Farm Bill–coming up for a vote this week–has attracted a lot of media attention. But why does the Farm Bill matter to people who don’t farm?

“Edina’s ‘McMansions’ at issue”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8506
by Tom Elko, Minnesota Monitor
On December 4th, the Edina City Council decided not to vote on a moratorium on construction of large homes, commonly called “McMansions.” Council members state that the issue is still on the table and are seeking an alternative resolution.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Neighborhood organizations under fire”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8432
by Amy Arcand, Corcoran News
City Council, Mayor, Will Decide Future of Crucial Neighborhood Funding

“St. Paul contracting audit finds much room for improvement”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8462
by Anna Pratt, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Mayor Coleman pledges action to ‘move forward’

“Hmong New Year 2008”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8450
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Nkauj Hli Xiong, 17, Andover, was crowned the 2008 Miss Hmong Minnesota. The Runner up was MhonPaj Lee, 23 of White Bear Lake, and Paj Nhia Vang, 18, Elk River, was named 2nd Runner up.

NEW IN VOICES

“Looking for a leader who deserves America’s trust”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8470
by Jim Klobuchar, Jim Klobuchar Writes
Bill Moyers speaks with the kind of hard-to-derail commitment to the core truth that America has not heard since Edward R. Murrow.

NEW IN BLOGS

“Happy (?) Human Rights Day”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8505
by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth

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