Headline: Privatizing St. Paul Rec Centers


MONDAY, March 17


Privatizing St. Paul Rec Centers
by Deb Pleasants, TC Daily Planet
Saint Paul is transferring management of eight of its recreation centers to community organizations. In an effort to keep the lights on at all of its recreation centers, Saint Paul devised a creative solution—partnerships.

Finding a way home: Hennepin County advocates discuss need to make plan to end homelessness an inclusive process
by Anna Pratt, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
This story is part one of a multi-part series on the Heading Home Hennepin plan to end homelessness

And then there were two
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
Edina Mayor Jim Hovland suspended his campaign for the Democratic endorsement in the 3rd Congressional District, and Ashwin Madia continued to pick up delegate strength.

Sunshine Week: Minnesota Department of Education Website
By Mary Thoemke, TC Daily Planet
March 16-22 is Sunshine Week, a week devoted to freedom of information and open government. As part of Sunshine Week, the TC Daily Planet will feature articles introducing ways that every citizen can access government information.

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Web site contains a wealth of information about education in Minnesota and nationwide, as well as information about every school district and every public school in the state.


Zimbabwean voters seek change
by Riham Feshir, Minnesota Daily
Only neighboring African countries will be allowed to monitor the upcoming elections.

An Da Union brings music of Mongolia to Arts Midwest World Fest
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
For the past quarter-century, the Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest has connected local communities in the nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, with opportunities to share creativity, knowledge, and understanding across boundaries through Arts Midwest World Fest.

Legislature committee meets in the neighborhood
by Margo Ashmore, The Northeaster
Legislators heard from six Northside residents and/or workers, and residents saw a legislative committee in action when the Minnesota House Public Safety and Civil Justice committee chaired by Northside Representative Joe Mullery came to Folwell Park March 3 to discuss foreclosure-related legislation.


The magical appeal of Barack Obama
by Matthew Little, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Never before in the history of American politics has an individual charmed the public with the magnetism that Barack Obama has cast throughout the country.


Lucky us
by Rich Broderick, Ground Zerio
Thank goodness, Geraldine Ferraro has cleared things up for us! Not only were her comments about how lucky Barak Obama is to be a black man running for President not racist, but criticism of her comments are an example of reverse racism aimed at her solely because she is a white woman.