Inside the Daily Planet, 12/29/07


Documentary with Minnesota family makes Oscar list by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor A documentary about the intersection of Christianity and homosexuality that includes Randi, Phil and Jake Reitan formerly of Mankato, Minn., is on the short list of contenders for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, The Mankato Free Press reports.

Play it forward by Tracey Paska, Minnesota Women’s Press Foundation IX: Committed to eliminate cost as a barrier in girls’ sports

NEW IN VOICES Northstar Rail makes sense all aroundhttp:// by Conrad deFiebre, Minnesota 2020 A recent caller to The Mark Heaney radio talk show complained about the ‘waste’ of public funds on the Northstar commuter rail line. She said the money should have gone to building more lanes on Hwy. 10, which follows much of the same route.

Let’s take a closer look at that assertion, starting with the construction and startup costs of either option along the fast-growing 40-mile corridor from Big Lake to Minneapolis:

NEW IN BLOGS The journeys of Gabriel Nevarez by Louis Mendoza, A Journey Across Our America