by Kathy Magnuson, Minnesota Women’s Press
‘We will never win if we don’t run. We have to try.’ That is the take of Pakou Hang after losing the vote count in her election bid for a city council seat in St. Paul. She may not have won the election but she scored big in community building, engagement, outreach, skill building and setting a high bar for campaigns to follow.
“One in seven employers misclassifies workers, state says”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8704
by Michael Kuchta, Workday Minnesota
More than 17,500 Minnesota employers – one in seven – illegally misclassify workers as ‘independent contractors,’ the Legislative Auditor says in a new investigative report.
“Nissan Brown: I actually study here”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8629
Staff, African News Journal
Nissan Read Brown is a former South Minneapolis student who now attends Edina High after taking advantage of the Choice program. Brown told the African News Journal that without the Choice program she wouldn’t be able to seek a better school or the school of her choice. ‘The program gives me options,’ she said.
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“Documentary with Minnesota family makes Oscar list”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8710
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
A documentary about the intersection of Christianity and homosexuality that includes Randi, Phil and Jake Reitan formerly of Mankato, Minn., is on the short list of contenders for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, The Mankato Free Press reports.
“Play it forward”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8718
by Tracey Paska, Minnesota Women’s Press
Foundation IX: Committed to eliminate cost as a barrier in girls’ sports
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“Northstar Rail makes sense all around”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8730
by Conrad deFiebre, Minnesota 2020
A recent caller to The Mark Heaney radio talk show complained about the ‘waste’ of public funds on the Northstar commuter rail line. She said the money should have gone to building more lanes on Hwy. 10, which follows much of the same route.
Let’s take a closer look at that assertion, starting with the construction and startup costs of either option along the fast-growing 40-mile corridor from Big Lake to Minneapolis:
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“The journeys of Gabriel Nevarez”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8700
by Louis Mendoza, A Journey Across Our America