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Plans for Central Corridor LRT make some business owners uneasy
by Deb Pleasants, TC Daily Planet
“As a business owner and a property owner, I’m against it.” Kathy Stransky expressed her hostility over the proposed Central Corridor LRT slated to stop outside her front door. Stransky and her husband Tom together own Midway Used and Rare Books in Saint Paul. The store has sat on the corner of Snelling and University for the past 43 years—and the Stranskys have owned it for 27 of those years.

Closed down: faced with tough economic times, are Hmong businesses in big trouble?
by Wameng Moua, Hmong Today
Abandoned for over seven years, the brick building along Jackson Street on St. Paul’s East Side appeared ready for the wrecking ball.

Rising food costs, gas prices raise inflation fears
by Lee Egerstrom, Minnesota 2020
The Labor Department brought the grim news that inflation rose faster than analysts had expected in January, sending stock indexes into a tailspin in early trading and prompting local commodity and retail market watchers to warn we haven’t seen anything yet.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao to appear with Stars on Ice
by Tom LaVenture and Nanyin Zhang, Asian American Press
The 2008 Smucker’s Stars On Ice tour will be in town on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 7:00 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center in Downtown St. Paul. The World Champion Chinese pairs skaters Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao have recently joined the tour and will appear with the cast in Minnesota.

Biofuels could create more greenhouse gas
by Betsy Graca, Minnesota Daily
The conversion of land for growing could increase greenhouse gas emissions.

Understanding diversity better
by Staff, Session Daily
A new working group aims to help better understand cultural diversity.

PSEO gives high schoolers a college experience
by Joy Petersen, Minnesota Daily
Each year about 600 high school students take classes at the University of Minnesota.

NEW IN VOICES

Playground roles haven’t changed much
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
The sexism that little girls experience is more hidden and subtle than that which boys face.