“Augsburg students put theory to practice in Cedar-Riverside”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8772
By Meagen Swartzer and Chris Stedman, The Bridge
For the past eight years, Augsburg College’s Center for Service, Work, and Learning has been helping students connect with their surrounding neighborhoods to emphasize the importance of community service.
“Green Party’s Hakeem to run for Neva Walker seat”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8775
by Joe Bodell, Minnesota Monitor
Farheen Hakeem, a Green who has previously run for mayor of Minneapolis and Hennepin County commissioner, is announcing her candidacy today for the House seat being vacated by Neva Walker, DFL-Minneapolis.
“Recycling the Christmas tree – free!”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8773
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
Want to get rid of that Christmas tree? Both Hennepin and Ramsey County are offering free disposal for real trees. That means wood-chipping and recycling, rather than land-filing.
First, remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights or plastic bags. Then take the tree—and proof of residence to a recycling station.
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“Interview: Pamela McNeill brings country rock to the Cities”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8778
by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
Country rocker Pamela McNeill has to be one of the hardest-working women in Twin Cities music—and one of the most ardently admired.
“Film note: ‘Juno’ is frankly moving”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8777
by Stephen Sporer, TC Daily Planet
In screenwriter Diablo Cody’s Juno, when the father of the eponymous teenage heroine (Ellen Page) learns of his daughter’s unexpected pregnancy, he says, “I thought you were the kind of girl who knew when to say when.” Juno thoughtfully looks at him and convincingly replies, “I don’t know what kind of girl I am.” The frankness in Cody’s terrific screenplay is why Juno stands out not only as a witty, heartwarming comedy but also as one of the top films of 2007.
“There’s someone like you on Avenue Q”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8770
by Anne Nicolai, Night and Day
I loved Avenue Q from the opening line. But then, I’m biased. Having graduated from a small liberal arts college with a degree in Slippery Slope to Poverty, I appreciated the humor in college grad Princeton’s lament: “What do you do with a B.A. in English? What is my life going to be?”
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“Opportunity ripe for clean, green energy at Rock Tenn”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8767
by Bernie Hesse, Workday Minnesota
People often ask me how it is going, and I respond that in the labor movement there is nothing but opportunity.
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“EPA begins planning cleanup of Bush Administration”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8756
by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero
With a little more than a year left in the administration of George W. Bush, top officials of the Environmental Protection Agency have begun mapping out strategies for how to dispose of the toxic, in some cases highly lethal, waste produced by the Bush team over the last seven years, EPA insiders revealed today.