NEWS YOU CAN USE | Voting: From FAQs to urban legends
by Staff , TC Daily Planet
October 29 The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office has collected some frequently asked questions and answered them. You can find the questions and answers at the Secretary of State web site, with more updates coming before election day. We will be reprinting some of the questions and answers here — and we welcome your questions, and especially questions about any electing day and voting stories circulating by e-mail and on the internet. Send them to editor@tcdailyplanet, and we’ll find the answers or check the facts.
Youth get out the vote
by Kristen Anderson, TC Daily Planet
The upcoming presidential election probably isn’t the first thing you would think about as being on a teenager’s mind, but that is exactly what one group of Twin Cities teens is buzzing about.
She Rock “The Festival of Sisters” is a brand new music festival devoted to showcasing the music of female performers who are currently working in the Twin Cities music scene. Having arisen from festival co-founder Debra G’s realization that she didn’t know very many local female musicians, the festival brought together performers from all over the Twin Cities to play at local venue Pi Bar during an weekend in September. Access to Art Correspondent Laura Stopyro went to the two-night festival, enjoyed some music and talked to the people involved.
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ARTS ORBIT | Free screening of new Michael Moore film by Jay Gabler • Slacker Uprising, this Thursday at the Oak Street Cinema.
FROM THE SOAPBOX | Vote Yes on the 2008 Minneapolis School Referendum:The Power to Make the Change We Need by Education Equity Organizing Collaborative, 10/28/08 • Let us state upfront, the legacy of education in the Minneapolis Public School system is rife with segregation, litigation and inequality for communities of color. Today, the Minneapolis Public School System (MPS) is the second most diverse in the state.
Midwest energy news: U of M Morris honored by RE-AMP RoundUp, 10/27/08 • The American Council on Renewable Energy has honored the University of Minnesota Morris. The school received the campus excellence award for outstanding use of renewable energy. The school receives 80% of its heating and cooling from a biomass, according to BiobasedNews.com. This and more energy news from the Upper Midwest.