Today in the Daily Planet, 9/2/07



“Critical Mass arrests in Minneapolis”:
Staff, TC Daily Planet
Widely differing accounts of what happened in Minneapolis on Friday.

“A journey across America, a journey of discovery”:
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”:
Staff, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Employment program helps family man leave drug dealing behind

“U unions step up campaign as strike approaches”:
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.

Arts at the State Fair
“Judgment Day at the State Fair”:
by Thomas O’Sullivan, MN Artists

“State Fair Winners: Oil and Acrylic Painting”:
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.


“St. Paul to Iowa City”:
by Louis Mendoza, A journey across our America


“Upgrading Highway 280”:
by Gregg Richardson and Jon Schumacher, Park Bugle
Is it time to make Highway 280 an interstate?