Today in the Daily Planet, 9/16/07



“Federal program vital to insuring the uninsured, legislators say”:
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
The federally funded State Children’s Health Insurance Program has helped Minnesota maintain its low rate of uninsured residents.

“To forgive, or not to forgive”:
by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
That is the question currently facing Minneapolis officials regarding a half-million-dollar loan to the Northside Residents Redevelopment Council. The answer could determine the group’s ability to continue serving the community.

“U looks to help on north side”:
by Ahnalese Rushmann, Minnesota Daily
University plans to purchase Penn Plymouth Shopping Center from Northside Residents Redevelopment Council.

“TODAY: Biking the byways”:
by Michael Metzger, Downtown Journal
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is holding its first-ever Minneapolis Bike Tour this Sunday between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

“Host at Soap Factory”:
by Ann Klefstad, MN Artists
‘Host,’ curated by Eizabeth Grady, is full of the damnedest things, or the things of the damned, or something. It’s fun, though, and weirdly relaxing in its will to serious play while the tsunami hovers off shore. Through October 21.

Readers, writers and books
“Minnesota Book Awards nominations open”:
by Staff, Special to the TC Daily Planet
All the old favorites plus a new nonfiction category for Minnesota-focused nonfiction.

This weekend we are introducing a new blog, with entries written by students in English classes at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. Their essays offer perspectives of new Minnesotans from around the world.

“Hard work is part of my tradition”:
by Huruse Gurhan, New Minnesotans Speak


“Minnesota Can Lead In Health Care Innovation – If We Have the Will”:
by Matt Entenza, Minnesota 2020
If you’ve struggled with finding and affording health coverage, recent U.S. Census numbers probably won’t be much of a surprise.