Inside the Daily Planet, 12/12/07

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Midtown Eco Energy public meeting is Thursday, Dec. 13 by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge Public comment period on controversial biomass burner closes Jan. 14

Worker rights are human rights, legislators told By Michael Moore, Union Advocate A State Capitol forum Monday afforded lawmakers the opportunity to hear workers describe the intimidation, harassment and uphill battle they face in trying to organize unions at their workplaces.

Suspicious disease at Quality Pork Processing plant by Lauretta T. Dawolo, KFAI The Minnesota State Department of Health is investigating a mysterious neurological illness among workers at a pork processing plant in Austin Minnesota. In the past year, eleven employees at Quality Pork Processing, the lead distributor to Hormel Foods, have come forward with signs of a chronic inflammatory disorder called CIDP.

Molly Breen tends the musical garden by Michelle Christianson, The Park Bugle Anyone who knows five-year-old Henry Breen could tell you he’s a child who knows what he wants. He wears a suit and tie to church his choice), instructs his younger brother about all appropriate (and not so appropriate) ‘boy’ behavior and, most especially, loves music.

NEW IN VOICES Let’s get real on sex ed by John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020 The Centers for Disease Control reported last week that the U.S. teen birth rate rose for the first time since 1991.

NEW IN BLOGS St. Paul ‘outsider’ wants to reshape city’s downtown by Todd Melby, Building Minnesota

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