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A photography center for the people
by Paul Bauer, TC Daily Planet
When my friend Tom Arndt was a boy, growing up in south Minneapolis his bible study class visited a photography studio to learn how photographs were made.

Minnesotans’ worsening sexual health a ‘wake-up call’
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
A pair of statewide reports, as well as a national study, are showing a startling trend in Minnesota’s sexual health: Teen-age pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are increasing. Experts say the trends show a need to expand sexual health education and promote STD testing and condom use.

Coming home
by Kendall Anderson, Minnesota Women’s Press
Chante Wolf was in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years, returning to civilian life in 1992 after the first Gulf war. But the soldier-turned-activist has traveled a long road to resolving the trauma of what she calls regular sexual harassment and near-rape while serving her country.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

Music note: Vampire Weekend play for zombies
by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
What do Vampire Weekend do when they come to Minneapolis? They go looking for Bob Dylan’s apartment. “We found a pasta bar,” reported frontman Ezra Koenig. “Is that right?” Indeed it was. (Dylan used to live above what is now the Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.) All else was right Thursday night at the Triple Rock Social Club—at least onstage.

Power to the e-people
by Liz Riggs, The Bridge
Most of us would be hard-pressed to fit concrete flooring, crime prevention and dog poop all into a single conversation. It seems even less likely that those topics would find their way into hundreds of homes in the same neighborhood, at the same time.

Payment delays to hospitals
by Patty Ostberg, Session Weekly
The House Health Care and Human Services Finance Division’s omnibus bill calls for a $131 million cut in this biennium.

NEW IN VOICES

Governor does his best to derail transit gains
by Conrad deFiebre, Minnesota 2020
Although Gov. Tim Pawlenty couldn’t stop the Legislature from overriding his veto of sorely needed new revenues for roads, bridges and transit, he’s doing his darnedest to nullify some of those advances that are so vital to Minnesota’s economic competitiveness.

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