Today in the Daily Planet, 9/4/07



“Back to School: Minneapolis prepares with a picnic”:
by Jennifer Holder, special to the TC Daily Planet
The Minneapolis Public Schools began the new school year with a resounding bang at the fourth annual Back to School Rally August 30 on Boom Island.

“University, workers brace for strike”:
Staff, Workday Minnesota
Barring a last-minute return to the bargaining table, AFSCME members at the University of Minnesota will walk off the job Wednesday at campuses in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston and Rochester.

“St. Cloud State goal: a ‘comfortable campus’ for students of color”:
by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Officials recognize diversity as essential to the school’s success


“A tale of two cities”:
by Marco Fernández Landoni, La Prensa de Minnesota
The governor of Morelos visits Minnesota to strengthen ties and work toward a sister city relationship.

“The Wolves Are Back”:
by Virginia Wright-Peterson, KFAI
Wolves have been on the Federal Endangered Species list for nearly 30 years, but they’ve made a successful comeback in Minnesota. KFAI’s Virginia-Wright Peterson talked with the state’s new Wolf Management Coordinator about the past, present, and future of the wolf population in Minnesota.

“This month, take a plant pathologist to lunch”:
by Dave Healy, Park Bugle
Most of us know to thank a farmer for what we eat. But we might be less likely to pay tribute to plant pathologists for their contribution to what’s on our table.


“Educating homeless kids”:
by Becky Hicks, Minnesota Women’s Press
Becky Hicks gives homeless students access to the St. Paul public schools


“Fourth Grade Snots”:
By Rosemary Ruffenach, Rosemary Writes