Today in the Daily Planet, 8/6/07



“Hotly contested race in First Ward”:
by Isaac Peterson, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Incumbent Debbie Montgomery and challenger Melvin Carter III square off.

“Stone Arch Bridge reopened for bikes and pedestrians”:
by Linda Lincoln, The Bridge
Latest traffic update

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

“Pawlenty to request drought aid”:
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will ask for federal aid for farmers facing a loss of crops due to drought, according to a release from the governor’s office.

“Couch surfing: the new wave of travel”:
by Marni Ginther, Minnesota Daily
Social networking makes connections for international travelers.


“African Chamber of Commerce established”:
by Ntuv Tunka, African News Journal
Newly established African Chamber of Commerce to provide financial services to African businesses in Minnesota.

“Coming home to Linnea Gardens”:
by Judy Woodward, Park Bugle
Linnea Gardens isn’t what it used to be.

“Striving for inclusion in the halls of justice”:
by Anna Pratt. Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Some minority employees in Ramsey County courts say workplace lacks diversity.


“Helping the heroes and the hurting”:
by Mary Turck, Keeping the Faith
The kids on the school bus need our help.

“Family vacation stress”:
Nanci Olesen, Mombo


“One bridge story”:
by Anne Nicolai, Night and Day
Okay, so I was on the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis on Wednesday during rush hour.

“There but for the grace of God go I”:
By Steve Share, Workday Minnesota
The morning following the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, I was glad to see people I knew in my neighborhood.

“When the war comes home”:
Staff, Minnesota Daily
A panel’s report shows that government must step up for wounded vets.