“Retailers are target of organic milk lawsuit”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8585
by Tom Elko, Minnesota Monitor
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is among a group of grocers named in a lawsuit accused of falsely selling milk as “organic.” Target purchases its organic milk from the Aurora Organic Dairy of Colorado. Aurora first made headlines in 2006 when Wal-Mart, which is also named in the suit, began selling its organic milk under the Great Value label.
“Interview: David Parker, bringing child labor to light”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8554
by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
David Parker is a physician, based at the Park Nicollet Clinic, who for over fifteen years has been using photography to shed light on global public health concerns. His newly-published book Before Their Time documents children working in grim conditions in countries from India to Turkey to Nicaragua.
“Rusty bolts and bridges”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8591
by Mike McIntee, The Uptake
It doesn’t matter how many times you report a problem if you don’t fix it. That’s the basic message from Senator Jim Carlson of the Minnesota Legislature. Carlson, who is also an engineer, is Vice-Chair of the Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee that’s investigating the 35W bridge collapse. What he’s found is that lack of basic bridge maintenance, such as painting, has led to bridges that are rusting away.
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“Investigation uncovers marriage fraud ring”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8602
by Wameng Moua, Hmong Today
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have uncovered a marriage fraud ring operated out of Minnesota involving Hmong-Americans and Chinese nationals.
“Local writers picket for fair share of ‘new media’ profits”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8568
by Michael Moore, Workday Minnesota
As the Writers Guild of America’s nationwide strike entered its second month, a dozen Twin Cities-based members of the union picketed in solidarity outside the busy Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis last Saturday night.
“Tuan Joseph Pham wins defamation suit appeal”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8603
by Staff, Asian American Press
The Minnesota Supreme Court refused to hear an appeals case brought by seven St. Paul defendants who the lower courts agreed defamed Tuan J. Pham, his wife Mai Vu and their former St. Paul grocery, Capital Market, who won the initial case and the appeal in 2006. The latest legal action, announced on November 19, 2007, and released last week by Pham’s defense, brings to an end a bitterly divisive issue that has wounded the Vietnamese American community across the country with the flag and values of the Republic at the heart of the issue.
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“Lifelong learning: new strategies for the education of working adults”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8576
by Brian Bosworth-Center for American Progress, Minnesota 2020
The United States has long relied on rising educational attainment in a rapidly growing labor force to help propel our economic growth. Over the last four decades of the 20th century in particular, steady increases in the education level of our labor force contributed very significantly to steady productivity gains, sustained economic growth, and formidable national competitiveness in an increasingly global economy. All those gains are today under threat because of a complex mix of factors that boil down to a single reality-the American workforce is steadily becoming less educated just when better and more diverse educational opportunities are essential for our labor force to maintain its justifiably famous productivity, flexibility and ingenuity.
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by Nasra Omar, TC Daily Planet