FRIDAY, January 18
“Cedar-Riverside perks up”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8983
by Joel Grostephan, TC Daily Planet
Ted Lowell says fixing up the new home of the Acadia Café feels like playing until about 12:30 a.m. when he has to finish a project before the plumber comes the next morning. With the Acadia’s January 20th reopening just days away, Lowell can’t afford to lose any time.
“Catching crumbling infrastructure”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9007
by Reece Rushing, Minnesota 2020
In August, an eight-lane interstate bridge in Minneapolis collapsed during evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 144. This collapse, and the failure to anticipate it, calls into question the adequacy of current bridge inspection methods. Why were problems with the bridge not identified? And if problems were missed in Minneapolis, could they be missed elsewhere? Could this happen again?
“Who are the superdelegates?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9001
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
Presidential candidates from each party are vying for delegates at caucuses and primaries throughout the country this winter and spring, but some delegates cannot be wooed by courting caucus-goers and primary voters. In the Democratic Party they are called superdelegates, and in the Republican Party they are unpledged delegates. Unlike pledged delegates, many are not selected by the voters in each party.
“Fire at Rock-Tenn in St. Paul”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9013
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
Smoke billowed from the Rock-Tenn paper recycling plant on Vandalia and Interstate 94 Thursday afternoon, after fire broke out in a boxboard mill room. Assistant general manager Bob Carpenter said all employees were accounted for, and several fire trucks on the scene appeared to quickly bring the fire under control.
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
Food and Restaurants
“Sushi a la Francaise, Chinese-Style”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9020
by Jeremy Iggers, Breaking Bread/The Rake
We stopped in last night at Musashi, the new Japanese restaurant in the former Olive Garden space at 6th and Hennepin, downtown, and took a seat at the sushi bar.
When I asked for omakase, the sushi chef who greeted us gave me a puzzled look.
“Brasa succulent southern dishes bring comfort”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8949
Bruce Schneier and Karen Cooper, The Mix
Cabin fever. Some fight it by getting outdoors to ski or skate, and these build up a good appetite. Some give in and nest, all the while craving the warm richness of comfort foods. Either way, we recommend visiting Brasa to get you through the long dark of winter.
“Porky’s opens, closes, opens”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8951
by Gail Olson, The Northeaster
The City of Minneapolis requires certain businesses to have licenses before they open. In the final stretch, after struggling against formidable odds to finally build a Northeast restaurant, Porky’s owners apparently fumbled the ball.
NEW IN VOICES
“Property tax increases = less money for local services?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9006
By Jeff Van Wychen, Minnesota 2020
If you are like most Minnesotans, your city property taxes have increased significantly over the last six years. Additionally, you likely live in a city that has less money to spend on public services than it did six years ago.
NEW IN BLOGS
“Color of My Landscape”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8946
by Virginia Wright Peterson, World Views
Iraq, 1/7/08 – I think all of the camouflage is starting to get to me. I had a dream the other night I found a bright, canary yellow blouse in my closet here and had an overwhelming desire to wear it. Definitely not a possibility in the midst of the sea of tan and beige camouflage on COB Speicher!