Freezing in Iraq
by Sami Rasouli, TC Daily Planet
Sami Rasouli, a former Minneapolis businessman, returned to his native Iraq in 2005. He is the founder and executive director of Muslim Peacemaker Team, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that teaches non-violence and human rights, and brings Iraqis from all backgrounds together to work for the good of the country.
Young adults lobby for change: The Ogaden Youth Network
by Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva, TC Daily Planet
Hodan Dualeh has never set foot in the Ogaden, but her passion for the land and people could not be stronger. Dualeh is president of the Ogaden Youth Network (OYN), a youth group from the Ogaden region of Ethiopia.
North Mpls woman creates exercise program that keeps ‘Families in Motion’
by Jennifer Holder, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
When Lisa Dunlap decided to embark on an exercise routine to lose weight four years ago, she thought to herself that there must be others in the community who wanted to do the same. So she called a few friends and invited them to walk with her. Today, that walking club has evolved into the Families in Motion program at Oak Park Center in North Minneapolis.
Twin Cities security officers stage first-ever strike
by Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota
Security officers employed by the three largest security contractors in the Twin Cities staged a one-day strike Monday – the first-ever walkout by these workers in history.
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
by Tom Elko, Minnesota Monitor
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Hmong owned urgent care clinic
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
“We saw this was a need for the Hmong community, because there is really no urgent care that is tailored to the Hmong in the Twin Cities and for any minority groups,” said Mua.
Jazz artists celebrated at Grammys and across the Twin Cities
by Robin James, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Jazz artists celebrated at Grammys and across the Twin Cities.
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Politics & Grumpy Old Men
by Tom Heuerman, A View from Fargo
The grumpy old men on the campaign trail need to develop some self-awareness and fight their crankiness.
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Local and lively
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
We want more readers, more writers, and more engaged participation in the news process all around.