“Navidad lejos de casa: Christmas away from home”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8675
by Teresa Ortiz, TC Daily Planet
‘In Mexico, when I was with my parents and my children, we had wonderful Christmas. Even when we didn’t have much to eat –just beans and vegetables; even when we didn’t have money for buying gifts. We had parties with our neighbors. They’d bring tostadas, atole and tamales. We had a nativity scene. Somebody was elected to be the Godparent of Baby Jesus. We prayed the rosary. It was fabulous. Here it is different. Here I feel cold, not because of the cold weather, but because when you are away from family, there is no warmth.’
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
Merry Christmas! Today marks Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas Day, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, while many non-Christians mark the day with family and friends. We at Minnesota Monitor wish you and yours the best this holiday season, and we’d like to do so by sharing a few Christmas facts.
“Mortgage crisis hits home for working families”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8660
by Michael Moore, Union Advocate editor
By the time Audrey Buchite finished recounting her family’s financial fall to the brink of losing their Zimmerman home, you could hear a pin drop in Sen. Norm Coleman’s public forum on the mortgage and foreclosure crisis.
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
“Julie Chu named assistant coach at UMD”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8673
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
The Asian community of Minnesota has a lot to be proud of, and can now say that it is home to the nation’s best female hockey player. Julie Chu, the best American-born collegiate woman hockey player in the country for 2006-07, is now an Assistant Coach in Women’s Hockey at the University of Minnesota – Duluth.
“Local real estate troubles are ‘still early on in the game'”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8680
by Steve Perry, Daily Mole
To get a handle on the deluge of real estate horror stories choking the news wire every day, we phoned local mortgage banker and Behind the Mortgage blogger Alex Stenback with a couple of basic questions: How’s the local housing market faring compared to those in other US metro areas? And how much further does he think the slide will go?
NEW IN VOICES
“The passing of the greatest generation”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8679
by Tom Heuerman, Ph.D, TC Daily Planet
The death of one man symbolizes the passing of what Tom Brokaw called ‘the greatest generation.’
NEW IN BLOGS
“Waiting for an angelic visit”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8688
by Rosemary Ruffenach, Rosemary Writes