Daily Planet headlines: Native American women taking the lead

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“Native women lead”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8712
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
For three years, Camp Sheila Wellstone, a program of the Sheila Wellstone Institute, has been training domestic abuse and sexual assault advocates and survivors to effect change through political advocacy, civic participation and leadership development. In February 2007 the Institute held the first-ever training solely for Native women, “Camp Sheila in Indian Country.”

“Rep. Neva Walker to forgo seat in 2008”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8737
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
In a letter to constituents, Rep. Neva Walker announced that she will not pursue reelection to the Minnesota House in 2008 for seat 61B. Walker has represented the south Minneapolis district since 2000, a district that includes the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood.

“‘Fuel cubes’ hold promise as cleaner coal alternative”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8709
by Dan Haugen, Minnesota Monitor
A Minnesota start-up company says it’s invented and successfully tested a new biomass briquette that could become to coal what ethanol has been to gasoline.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
Readers, Writers and Books

“Independent bookstores fight chains with community and character”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8687
by Taylor Cisco, III, TC Daily Planet
The right to buy what you want from where you want to buy it is as American as apple pie, baseball and reality television. As the retail landscape becomes dominated by the uniform outlines of strip malls, outlet stores, big box chains and global conglomerates, there is a longing for the quaint storefront of the neighborhood Mom and Pop shop. The private movie house, the barbershop, and the corner coffeehouse are endangered species in a dying ecosystem. The last vestiges of independent American business are on the run. The most at risk of them all is arguably one of the most important: the independent book store.

“Southeast Library reopening January 3”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8705
by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
The wait is over for supporters of the shuttered Southeast Library, 1222 SE Fourth St. The Southeast Library will reopen after the recent approval of the merger of the Minneapolis and Hennepin County library system.

“Water wisdom woman”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8714
by Norma Smith Olson, Minnesota Women’s Press
Nancy Scheibe gathered women’s wisdom while paddling the Mississippi

NEW IN VOICES

“Closing Harrison Rink is a shameful injustice”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8736
by Dale Hulme, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
What’s the Park Board thinking when we already have too many idle youth?

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