“The day the music stopped in Worthington: Dia de la Hispanidad”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7047
by Teresa Ortiz, Special to the TC Daily Planet
On September 16, police action stopped a Latino celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence Day in Worthington, though organizers had a permit for the party in Chautauqua Park. The event—and the debate that followed—highlighted continuing tension between new and old residents, as well as efforts to work together.
“Minneapolis affirmative action enforcement judged: WEAK (part 2)”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7034
by Anna Pratt, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
‘We are breaking the law’ by not honoring Civil Rights Ordinance obligations
“South Minneapolis contamination area now a superfund site”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7045
by Scott Russell and Ed Kohler, The Bridge
How does the arsenic removal issue break down?
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
“Seven Straight Nights: Vigil at the Governor’s Mansion”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7407
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
On Monday night, Oct. 8, a vigil will be held in front of the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul in support of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Minnesotans — except the participants are not LGBT. Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights is organizing heterosexuals throughout the country to “come out” in support of their LGBT friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers. The organizers are planning on tens of thousands of participants throughout the country in 30 cities including St. Paul and Duluth in Minnesota.
“Looking for answers”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7405
By Staff, Session Daily
Eight legislative subpoenas were handed out and ready for House Commerce and Labor Committee execution largely as a sign of frustration over problems surrounding the Wakota Bridge project.
“Declining Business after the I-35W Tragedy”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7381
by Silke Rossman, KFAI
Everybody knows about the victims of the I-35W bridge collapse but not a lot of people know about the more indirect victims like the businesses in the neighboring areas that have to document a decline in their sales volume because of the bridge collapse. Some businesses don’t attribute slow business solely to the incident, while others calculate internal spending closely, while appealing to the customers they have been able to keep.
NEW IN VOICES
“Covering Minnesota kids needs to remain our focus”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7377
by Matt Entenza, Minnesota 2020
With the showdown this week between conservatives and progressives over a proposal to reauthorize and expand the hugely popular and effective State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the health care debate has naturally shifted to Washington. With the recent Presidential veto, the debate has become even more critical.
NEW IN BLOGS
“What is culture?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7385
By Burhan Hussein, New Minnesotans Speak