Today in the Daily Planet, 8/21/007

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HEADLINES

“School closings save $3 million”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6279
by Virginia Rybin, Insight News
Administrator: “We needed to get the money from somewhere.”

“Winona Flood”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6298
Phil Haney, via YouTube and MN Stories

“Going Deep with Rep. Jim Ramstad and His Critics on the Iraq War”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6278
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
A lengthy post and two audio clips illuminate Ramstad’s position and peace advocates’ criticism.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Charities Review Council: When disaster strikes”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6300
by Catharine Axley, KFAI
How can you help most effectively?

“Minneapolis master barber applies a vintage touch to sculpting hair”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6175
by Raymond Jackson, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Eric Blair has been a master barber for 15 years.

“Annual Picnic Becomes Festival of Thailand”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6287
By Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
The Thai Association of Minnesota (TAM) holds an annual summer picnic event to celebrate Mother’s Day in Thailand, a National Holiday which is also the 75th birthday of Her Majesty Sirikit, Queen of Thailand. The Queen of Thailand is considered the mother of all Thai people.

NEW IN VOICES

“Eating Liberty”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6297
by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020
I live in St Paul and my taxes are going up.

“A primary problem”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6299
Staff, Minnesota Daily
There might be a regional solution to the primary arms race.

NEW IN BLOGS

“Reflexiones: Big and Small”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6286
by Louis Mendoza, A Journey Across Our America