Today in the Daily Planet, 8/4/07



“I-35W Bridge was ‘structurally deficient,’ officials say”:http://www.
by Liz Riggs, The Bridge
Steel support beams lined the underside of the I-35W bridge.

“Invest in infrastructure now”:
By Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota
Wednesday morning – just hours before the bridge collapse, Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate “to revitalize, repair, and replace America’s aging and crumbling roads, bridges, transit systems, and water treatment facilities.”

“Bridge collapse coverage”:http;//
Additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.
Staff, TC Daily Planet and community media partners

“Drought rules Minnesota climate as crops continue to suffer”:
By Kelly Gulbrandson, Minnesota Daily
The dry heat is causing corn to wilt and wheat to mature faster than is usual.


“Girls’ Night Out at MMAA”:
by Anne Nicolai, Night and Day
If you’re not familiar with Desdamona, see her as soon as you can.

“Obento-ya Japanese Bistro opens in the Como neighborhood”:
Linda Lincoln, The Bridge
Como is the latest area to be sporting a cute new neighborhood restaurant: a Japanese Bistro called Obento-ya.

“Would you like the goat or the Philly cheese steak?”:
by Meagen Swartzer, The Bridge
The new Kilimanjaro aims to please.