Today in the Daily Planet, 9/11/07



“Special session called”:
by Staff, Session Daily
A special session has been called for 5 p.m. Tuesday to deal with disaster relief for parts of Minnesota. [Ed. note: See today’s Voices articles for analysis and commentary.]

“U of M strike enters second week”:
By Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota
The strike by clerical, technical and health care workers at the University of Minnesota enters its second week Monday, with numerous actions and support activities planned.

“Hydroelectric power plant planned for neighborhood back on hold”:
by Mary O’Regan, Downtown Journal
On August 15, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) voted to table a proposal from Crown Hydro to build a hydroelectric plant that would use power from the St. Anthony Falls.


“Primary elections today in St. Paul”:
by Gary Thompson, St. Paul E-Democracy

“CHAT Arts Festival continues to grow and while keeping community at its heart”:
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (C.H.A.T.), celebrated its 6th Hmong Arts Festival August 25 at Western Sculpture Park on Marion Street in St. Paul. The event added new highlights that thousands of destination seekers and happened-to-walk-by patrons enjoyed in perfect weather.

“Zapata comes to Powderhorn”:
by Ed Felien, Southside Pride
On behalf of the State of Morelos, the governor, Marco Castillo, presented a statue of Emiliano Zapata to the City of Minneapolis Saturday, Aug. 25, at Los Gallos, 1855 E. Lake St., in the Powderhorn Community. Club Morelos accepted the gift on behalf of the City in the hope that the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will accept the statue and install it on a hill in the northeast corner of Powderhorn Park.


“Local media savages Pawlenty over flood relief”:
by Joe Bodell, Minnesota Monitor
Winona newspaper says it “seems like Pawlenty cares more about political ideology than people.

“Who loses without a special session?”:
by Conrad deFiebre and Matt Entenza, Minnesota 2020
A short five weeks after the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed, killing 13, Minnesota’s leaders have already dropped their push for prompt attention to hundreds of other structurally deficient spans around the state that are new disasters waiting to happen.


“Many say attack on Iran coming soon”:
by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations