Today in the Daily Planet, 9/25/07



“Hiawatha Learning Academy plans to close the achievement gap one student at a time”:
by Colette Davidson, Special to the TC Daily Planet
At Hiawatha Learning Academy (HLA), students, parents and teachers alike are aware of the clear bottom line. Staff will do whatever it takes for student success and if students aren’t learning, the school needs to change.

“Bus drivers vote in Rochester, but Labor Board seals the ballots”:
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review
The National Labor Relations Board has sealed and not counted the ballots cast in Rochester last week by employees of Rochester City Lines, who were voting in an election about whether or not to unionize.

“Two Hmong delegations travel to Thailand”:
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Controversy marks the visits of two delegations—one from St. Paul, including local Hmong leaders, and another from the Hmong Grave Desecration National Delegation—to talk to the Thai government about grave desecrations.


“Sawyer, where you travel at your own risk”:
by Deborah Locke, Fond du Lac News
More rez adventures with the Indian Scout

“Session Reflections: Amy Klobuchar”:
By Brady Averill, Downtown Journal
Amy Klobuchar reflects on her first months in the U.S. Senate.

“Rhinestone Rockettes”:
by June Blumenson, Minnesota Women’s Press
These Minnesota women just keep on kickin’


“Get ready for another marriage amendment push”:
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
The social conservatives’ buzz over the Iowa court decision striking down that state’s Defense of Marriage Act continues in Minnesota as right-wing types ratchet up the push for a constitutional amendment in the next legislative session. The common denominator among them seems to be Star Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten.


“Ironies big and small”:
by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations

“Vanity Fair elite”:
by Stephen B. Young, The Fifth Column