Today in the Daily Planet, 12/3/07



“Guilty until proven innocent”:
by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Arrest records live on despite dismissals, acquittals

“Senate debate: DFLers, mostly in agreement, find contrast in the details”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
Four DFLers seeking their party’s nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman debated Tuesday evening before an audience of several hundred that filled the Roosevelt High School auditorium in South Minneapolis.

“Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Marketplace: Still going strong after 85 years”:
by Ryan Zickermann, TC Daily Planet
The smell of cinnamon candles and meatball mix wafts into the nostrils, while the sound of soothing holiday music soars. Customers stroll through Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Marketplace searching for the perfect Christmas gifts for their loved-ones.


“Rock-Tenn fuel debate heats up”:
by Anne Holzman, The Park Bugle
It’s a crisis, or an opportunity. It’s a health threat, or an environmental breakthrough. It’s an economic boon, or a risky investment.

“New Ulm proves resilient in face of wars, hostility”:
by Joseph Amato, Minnesota 2020
MN 2020 Editor’s Note: Minnesotans haven’t always been among the most tolerant Americans. New Ulm residents over the years have experienced the dark sides of humanity involving war with neighbors – the Dakota – and intolerance and suspicion with state government and institutions surrounding their German ancestry.

“MN nurses to lobby for staffing standards”:
by Devin Henry, Minnesota Daily
One goal the nurses hope to accomplish is to limit the number of patients a nurse is responsible for per shift.


“You and the gift of reading”:
by Joe Nathan, School Talk


“What is truth?”:
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
Michele St. Martin’s take on the local media’s reporting of a young mom’s lapse in judgment