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A guide to Minnesota’s 2008 Precinct Caucuses
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review
If you plan to attend your Precinct Caucus for the first time, congratulations for committing a few hours to be a citizen active in the electoral process! All of Minnesota’s major political parties are required by state law to conduct precinct-level caucuses. Minnesota has an open process: All eligible voters may participate. You simply choose which party’s caucus to attend

Activists push for systemic human rights reforms
by Anna Pratt, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Is a fourth branch of state government needed to handle enforcement of the laws?

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

Seward plays winter wonderland for national ad
by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Things were just a little out of the ordinary near 38th Avenue South and Seabury Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 23. A car blocked access to the street, where a line of onlookers watched from the sidewalk as an SUV turned the corner past a tree, its lower branches covered in ice.

Minnesota native Wippman named new Law School dean
by Emma Carew, Minnesota Daily
The search committee for hiring the dean began with a list of 200 potential candidates.

Minn. Department of Health to fund HIV/AIDS Education
by Mshale Staff
The Minnesota Department of Health will spend $250,000 over the next 21 months to fund public health nonprofit organizations dedicated to HIV/AIDS testing, care and education, an official said.

NEW IN VOICES

Bridge Victims Fund and the NTSB: A survivor’s perspective
by Kimberly Brown
My name is Kimberly Brown. I am a Minneapolis resident and 35W bridge collapse survivor. I was in car B3, which landed partially in the river hanging from its front wheels on a slab of concrete on the south end of the bridge.

NEW IN BLOGS

Muslims, too often voiceless in America, possess the solution
by Rawan Hamade, Engage Minnesota
Two years ago, I sat nervously in one of my professor’s offices. He asked a very simple question that changed my thinking completely: “Are you Muslim?”

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