Today in the Daily Planet


“New power rising: Politics and people of color”:
By Ann Alquist, KFAI radio
State Senate candidate Patricia Torres Ray discusses the new level of civic engagement among communities of color

“Show your roots: The Red House Records story”:
By Dwight Hobbes, Pulse of the Twin Cities
More than 25 years ago, singer/songwriter Greg Brown had an idea for how to build an independent record label, but it took Bob Feldman to make it a reality

“The third time’s a charm: St. Paul woman crowned Miss Hmong America for 2006”:
By Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
After two winners relinquished their crown by getting married, Maikou Xiong tops the field in St. Paul

“Chatterjea’s community-based choreography pushes the boundaries of dance”:
By Marya Morstad,
Ananya Chatterjea, founder of Ananya Dance Theater, combines activism and art to create compelling movement

“U of M police issue crime alert after three violent assaults”:
By Linda Lincoln, The Bridge
Three brutal assaults near campus have U of M police searching for answers