TODAY: Biking the byways by Michael Metzger, Downtown Journal The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is holding its first-ever Minneapolis Bike Tour this Sunday between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Host at Soap Factory by Ann Klefstad, MN Artists ‘Host,’ curated by Eizabeth Grady, is full of the damnedest things, or the things of the damned, or something. It’s fun, though, and weirdly relaxing in its will to serious play while the tsunami hovers off shore. Through October 21. Readers, writers and books Minnesota Book Awards nominations open by Staff, Special to the TC Daily Planet All the old favorites plus a new nonfiction category for Minnesota-focused nonfiction. NEW IN BLOGS This weekend we are introducing a new blog, with entries written by students in English classes at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. Their essays offer perspectives of new Minnesotans from around the world. Hard work is part of my tradition by Huruse Gurhan, New Minnesotans Speak NEW IN VOICES Minnesota Can Lead In Health Care Innovation – If We Have the Will by Matt Entenza, Minnesota 2020 If you’ve struggled with finding and affording health coverage, recent U.S. Census numbers probably won’t be much of a surprise.