Inside the Daily Planet, 01/18/11


Hot stuff on cold days at NE Minneapolis farmers’ markets by Margo Ashmore, North News • A great place to lose your tongue and at least a few bucks – the Indoor Market at the Eastside Food Coop January 8 was the first sunny Saturday of the season’s run. I tried a peach/pepper jam (delightful/hot, and I could imagine it with brie) followed by Bill’s Hot Mustard on pretzels, which sent me scrambling for relief at the Q.ue Kombucha table.

Poor people say: no more hate! by Staff, The Uptake • For the 18th consecutive year the Welfare, Rights Committee demonstrated at the State Capitol on the opening day for
the legislature.

Vang Pao legacy is the future of Hmong in U.S., Laos and world by Richard Kagan, Asian American Press • General Vang Pao, commander of the Hmong resistance to the Laotian and Vietnamese Communists, community leader in exile in the United States, and charismatic leader, died in California at the age of 81.


BLUESTEM PRAIRIE | Tongue in cheek: WSU English teacher gets cheeky about official English bill by Sally Jo Sorensen • Demonstrating the Republican House Majority’s firm commitment to jobs creation while leaving divisive social issues behind, Mazeppa’s Steve Drazkowski has introduced a bill to make English the North Star state’s official language.

TERESA ON TCDP | A change of pace by Teresa Boardman • I wanted to make up for last week’s photos with a different kind of white. These are the roses that grow in the lovely gardens on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol building.

MINNESOTA BUDGET BITES | State’s economic picture shows some improvement by Scott Russell • Minnesota’s economic prospects got an upgrade in the state’s January 2011 Economic Update, released by Minnesota Management and Budget on Tuesday.

CRAZY BOY FARM | Home organization continues by Amy Doeun • I visited a friend of mine this week. She has a home just a little bigger then ours and manages to make it work with 6 children (soon to be 7). I was interested in seeing how she organizes her home. Between this visit and continued reading in Large Family Logistics I am getting all sorts of ideas for our home and things are going so well.

POKING AROUND | Politics in the produce aisle by Mary Treacy • Last weekend I was pursuing Saturday afternoon-type pursuits. I landed at Lund’s and the Prairie Stone Pharmacy in St. Anthony, where I quickly sought out and inhabited one of the cushy leather chairs which I think are theoretically reserved for prescription waitees.