Inside the Daily Planet, 10/3/07


Congress members: Slow response of Pawlenty administration could cost Minnesota by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor Members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation sent a strongly worded letter Monday to Gov. Tim Pawlenty urging his administration to apply for emergency funds for the 35W bridge collapse — funds that could quickly disappear. Minneapolis Urban League adopts unique approach to reach out to African communities By Bashe Said, African News Journal African-born people living in Minnesota make up one percent of the population; yet this group account for 11% of new HIV infections according to Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) HIV Surveillance Report 2006. As of December, 5566 person in Minnesota are assumed alive and living with HIV/AIDS of which 678 persons are African-born. Officials see hope for roundhouse despite deterioration, pollution by Dan Haugen, Northeast Beat A vacant remnant of Northeast’s railroad past is perhaps closer than ever to becoming part of an economic engine for the community again. NEW IN VOICES An abuser in the House by Shannon Drury, Minnesota Women’s Press You just need to give a damn about the people of Minnesota to know instinctively that Mark Olson has got to go. NEW IN BLOGS Focusing on amazing kids and families by Eric Oines, Special to the TC Daily Planet