Inside the Daily Planet, 12/31/07

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One smart woman by Kathy Magnuson, Minnesota Women’s Press The concept of fundamental change in business practices goes beyond what Hellwich calls ‘pink ribbonizing’ — slapping a pink ribbon for breast cancer on a product and then going about business as usual.

Significant news but little progress mark year in reproductive health by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor Minnesota Monitor notes: As we count down the final days of 2007, we look back at some of the most interesting or important stories Minnesota Monitor covered in the past year. Here’s the second in this ongoing series.

NEW IN VOICES Top local stories of the year wrap: The Mole’s list and more by Steve Perry, The Daily Mole The Bridge is the biggest story of the year — but other picks may surprise you. The Daily Mole makes its top picks, followed by the picks of other local journalists and media critics.

NEW IN BLOGS Top Neo-Nazi group leaves Minneapolis by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth While some of its local sympathizers are likely to stick around, the country’s largest remaining neo-Nazi group has officially pulled up stakes in Minnesota: the Hitler-inspired National Socialist Movement (NSM) has left its longtime Minneapolis headquarters and relocated to Michigan, according to a press release dated Dec. 29.