Inside the Daily Planet, 9/8/08

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NEWS YOU CAN USE | Vote Tuesday in primary elections by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet | Races on the ballot include the Minneapolis school board, Senate and Congressional districts, and judges for the Supreme Court and district courts.

Anti-Flag Q&A: Police at Ripple Effect “dangerous” by Peter S. Scholtes, Minnesota Independent | Radical punk band Anti-Flag headlined the Ripple Effect Tuesday at the St. Paul Capitol Grounds, where Rage Against the Machine were physically barred by police from taking the stage.

Roll Call: A local business recalls home entertainment, circa 1920 by Jack Armstrong, Minneapolis Observer Quarterly | On a mild Saturday, we motored into Southeast Minneapolis to listen to some piano players — but not the sort you might imagine. br>
Teens find summer jobs as artists by Prisca Ohito, ThreeSixty | Fortunately for some creative teens an alternative to the fast food and retail routines exists with ArtsWork, a youth employment program developed by COMPAS, a local arts education organization.

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What was the world rocking out to on the day you were born? by Jay Gabler, Arts Orbit | This has absolutely nothing to do with local music—unless you happen to have been born on June 10, 1980 or August 1, 1984.

Little Grocery on the Prairie by Daniella Fisher, By the People | In small towns, the local grocery or hardware store often also serves as a community gathering space, where town residents can get advice from the proprietor (and anyone else who happens to be inside), meet fellow community members, learn about the town’s happenings, run into old friends – and, yes, make a purchase.

Confusion about dealing with hunger by Jeff Nygaard, Cabbages and Kings | The news has been filled in recent months with stories about “food riots” around the world.