Today in the Daily Planet, 8/8/07



“U of M workers to rally for fair contract”:
Staff, Workday Minnesota
U of M workers struggle to reverse wage losses; state workers reach agreement.

“Eight vie for four seats on St. Paul School Board”:
By Leona Wahi, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Addressing St. Paul’s diverse student population needs seen as key to educational success

“Local businesses and officials discuss economic, transportation impacts of bridge collapse”:
by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Deadline for disaster relief contact is end of day, Wednesday, Aug. 8

“Bridge collapse coverage”:
Staff, TC Daily Planet and community media partners
How citywide wi-fi improved emergency response, link to Wikipedia’s extensive coverage, and much more additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.


“Fred Phelps is coming”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
Rev. Phelps says God hates Minnesota, the “land of the sodomite damned.”

“Former Strib Publisher Picks Up Staff, but Not a Name, for New Site”:
by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Monitor
Former Strib publisher Joel Kramer is moving ahead with plans for an online news site.

“Road trip? Small towns, BIG opportunities”:
by Kelly Westhoff, Minnesota Women’s Press
Women in business find room to grow in Ely and Owatonna.


“The I-35W Bridge: A Casualty of Pennies and Priorities”:
By Richard Lee Dechert, Special to the TC Daily Planet
A perfect example of those pennies and priorities is the $687.6-million Iraq War cost for the City of Minneapolis, and $11 billion for the State of Minnesota.(1)

“It’s the journey, not the destination.”:
by Dave Healy, Park Bugle


“The Bridge and Minnesota responses to tragedy”:
by Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions

“3-2-1 blastoff! The return of the Brackett Park rocket”:
by Todd Melby, Building Minnesota

“Infrastructure funding: abridged too far”:
by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations