“Citizenship delayed … indefinitely”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8614
by Colette Davidson, TC Daily Planet
The heated national debate over immigration largely ignores the plight of long-time, documented immigrants whose citizenship applications are stalled in bureaucratic limbo. The cancellation of naturalization ceremonies in St. Paul in October and November is one symptom of the administrative meltdown that has left applicants waiting in line with no end in sight.
“North Side could feel the pinch of short fire dept. staffing”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8574
by Gail Olson, North News
City budget cuts, the war in Iraq, gas prices over $3 a gallon…all have hurt staffing at Minneapolis Fire stations all over the city, including those on the North Side, according to Minneapolis Fire Chief James Clack.
“Move roads not homes”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8624
by Lauren Knapp, KFAI
Residents of Arden Hills manufactured Home Park, located at the intersection of Highways 10 and 96, protested on Thursday, December 13th as members of the Senate Capital Investment committee visited to hear details of the city’s request for funding a road project that would uproot some 100 people from their homes.
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Views and Reviews
“Theater Note: An eye-opening holiday pageant”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8625
by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
An advantage of staging precisely one annual performance of your holiday spectacular is that you can afford to distribute free cookies to each audience member. It was an audience thusly sated with sugar—and rollicked by the rambunctious Brass Messengers—that settled in to enjoy the Open Eye Figure Theatre’s holiday pageant at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis this past Monday night.
“Interview: Mayda, a Korean-Minnesotan funk phenomenon”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8549
by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
Funk phenom Mayda has built a strong rep among Twin Cities industry insiders, working with the likes of, among others, premiere guitarist Jellybean Johnson (The Truth, The Time) and keyboard ace Chance Howard (The Truth, Prince, The Time). She’s performed on national television shows Good Morning America and The Rachael Ray Show, with local appearances on Radio K and WCCO-TV. So if you’ve got friends who listen to music so funky you have to open a window when they play the stereo, don’t be the least bit surprised if you find them bending your ear about her recording debut Stereotype, a 5-song EP tailor-made to make you want more.
“A tribute to DeJunius Hughes, founder of Twin Cities International Black Film Festival”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8319
DeJunius Hughes wasn’t nothin’ nice. Through grit, mother wit and his fiery determination to realize the autonomy of Black cinema, Hughes changed the Twin Cities film scene. His death leaves enormous shoes for someone to try to fill if Hughes’s seminal, pioneering work is to be sustained.
NEW IN VOICES
“‘Tis the season”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8580
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
On toxic family gatherings, and the importance of taking care of yourself
NEW IN BLOGS
“Decline of civilization”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8601
by Stephen B. Young, The Fifth Column