“Carbon regulation will cost Big Stone II, but how much?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8468
by Dan Haugen, Minnesota Monitor
Utilities trying to build new power plants should plan on paying a premium to burn fossil fuels, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said in a vote Thursday.
“Weighed down by debt, Seward Neighborhood Group forges ahead”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8467
by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Volunteer efforts and revenue stream constitute silver linings
“Black officers sue MPD, Chief Dolan”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8463
by Vickie Evans-Nash, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Following the demotion of a number of Black police officers on the Minneapolis Police force, community members including Police Community Relations Council (PCRC) co-chairs Ron Edwards and Clyde Bellecourt made a public announcement on Monday, December 3, that the Black Police Officers Association had filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis.
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
Readers, Writers and Books
“Book note: The Great Minnesota Get-Together gets a great history”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8447
by Mary Thoemke, TC Daily Planet
For as long as I can remember, the State Fair has held a special charm for me. I remember getting all dressed up when I was very young—wearing my prettiest dress and riding the Snelling Avenue streetcar to get to the Fair. When our children were growing up, my husband and I made sure that we made it there every year. In fact, the Fair is still so special to me that in 2007, I went three times. I just couldn’t get it all in on one visit.
“Rendering the Psalms ecumenically”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8211
by Judy Woodward, The Park Bugle
Allyson Lomax hesitates as she tries to explain the meaning of a word from the Psalms to a non-Hebrew speaker. The word is “selah,” and Lomax’s confusion is understandable. Most translations of the Bible don’t even try to use an English equivalent for the word.
“Books worth buying this holiday season”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8430
by Jessica Fox-Wilson, Uptown Neighborhood News
Holiday shopping season has arrived. I recognized this when I last went to the big mall, had to park at the top of the parking ramp, then watch parents pile shopping bags on baby strollers, once inside. This is not my favorite type of holiday shopping. In my family, Christmas and Hanukah shopping certainly includes the traditional “gift cards-clothing-luxuries you wouldn’t get for yourself” options. But, we also spend a lot of time selecting the perfect book for our loved ones.
NEW IN VOICES
“Vernon Bellecourt: The man who spoke in capital letters”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8452
by Laura Waterman Wittstock, The Alley
It is always difficult to confine a description of a great person’s life to a few words. In a sentence it could be said that Vernon Bellecourt was a man who found fortune and left his poor background but who then left fortune to voluntarily live the rest of his life as a poor man.