Today in the Daily Planet, 9/2/07

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HEADLINES

“Critical Mass arrests in Minneapolis”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6489
Staff, TC Daily Planet
Widely differing accounts of what happened in Minneapolis on Friday.

“A journey across America, a journey of discovery”: https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6421
by Marco Fernández Landoni, La Prensa de Minnesota
U of M professor Louis Mendoza is bicycling across the United States, finding stories of immigration in rural areas, small towns and cities.

“Ex-offender goes from doing time to doing nine-to-five”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6458
Staff, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Employment program helps family man leave drug dealing behind

“U unions step up campaign as strike approaches”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6492
by Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota
AFSCME members at the University of Minnesota are enlisting the help of lawmakers, students, other university workers and the community to build pressure for a fair settlement and avoid a strike. In the meantime, Teamsters Local 320 announced it had reached a tentative agreement covering its members at the university.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
Arts at the State Fair
“Judgment Day at the State Fair”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6460
by Thomas O’Sullivan, MN Artists

“State Fair Winners: Oil and Acrylic Painting”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6461
by Ann Klefstad, MN Artists
Maria T. Arrazola won First Prize in Painting. Read on for her story.

“State Fair Winners: Sculpture”:http://www.tcdailyplanet.noet/node/6462
by Ann Klefstad, MN Artists
Richards Poey won the sculpture award both this year and last year–here are his thoughts.

NEW IN BLOGS

“St. Paul to Iowa City”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6408
by Louis Mendoza, A journey across our America

NEW IN VOICES

“Upgrading Highway 280”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6382
by Gregg Richardson and Jon Schumacher, Park Bugle
Is it time to make Highway 280 an interstate?