Headline: Hockey in a different key


SUNDAY, March 30


Hockey in a different key
by Heidi Hanse, TC Daily Planet
Normally referees don’t laugh at your hockey team. Normally your hockey team isn’t dancing on the bench to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” either.

Tingelstad of the ‘Override Six’ will not seek re-election
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
Rep. Kathy Tingelstad, R-Andover, one of the six Republicans who voted to override Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s veto of the transportation bill earlier this session, announced today that she will not seek re-election.

Colombian union leader builds opposition to free trade deal
by Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota
Edgar Paez considers himself fortunate to be able to campaign across the United States this month against the proposed U.S.-Colombia free trade deal. Twenty-two members of his union – assassinated for their activism – weren’t so lucky.


Group files suit over right to protest at RNC in September
by Jake Grovum, Minnesota Daily
The Republican National Convention in St. Paul may be months away, but officials and protesters are already clashing.

Readers, Writers and Books

Book note: The Latehomecomer, a stirring family journey
by Mark Weaver, TC Daily Planet
If you type the word “Hmong” into a Microsoft Word document, the spell check dictionary underlines it with a squiggly red line. The Hmong, a significant part of the Twin Cities community, are evidently unknown to Microsoft—and perhaps to most Americans.

Interview: Latehomecomer Kao Kalia Yang
by Mark Weaver, TC Daily Planet
Kao Kalia Yang’s book The Latehomecomer tells the story of her family’s flight from Laos into Thailand, running from the North Vietnamese Army. Yang was born in the Bin Vinai Refugee Camp in 1980, and then at the age of seven came with her family to live in St. Paul.


She is us
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
It happened about a month ago-I became a loyal, banner-waving Clinton supporter. I’m saying it loud and I am proud: Hill’s my grrl!

Heir Apparent: Which DFL candidate is best suited to inherit the Wellstone legacy?
by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero
The irony, of course – and it is an irony that the DFL needs to think about this year – is that if in 1989 and early 1990 Boschwitz had been seen not as inevitable but as vulnerable, Wellstone would never have been endorsed.