Today in the Daily Planet


“St. Thomas reverses its decision to disallow Tutu”:
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
University of St. Thomas president the Rev. Dennis Dease said the decision to bar Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak at its campus was wrong, and that he will take measures to invite him. [Editor’s note: Read Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s controversial speech here.]

“Grand plans for the ‘Missing Link’”:
by Anna Pratt. Special to the TC Daily Planet
Completing the 50-mile trail that winds through Minneapolis sounds like a good idea, but some residents are up in arms about one of the proposed routes, saying the proposal could mean bulldozing their homes. This is the first of three articles on the Grand Rounds Missing Link.

“Congress, president debate SCHIP bill”:
y Devin Henry, Minnesota Daily
U of M medical faculty, students concerned about plight of uninsured families, need for federal funding of Minnesota Care.

“From Peru to St. Paul”:
by Jennifer Holder, Special to the TC Daily Planet
The intricately, hand carved gourds of Lucio, his wife Monica and their relatives will be proudly displayed at the St. Paul Art Crawl this weekend. Lucio and his family live and work in the small village of Cochas Chico, Huancayo, Peru. The gourds feature the designs of Twin Cities artists and residents Juan Llerena and his wife Rita as well as the Lucio family. The collection of artwork is owned and exhibited by Expo Peru Collection.

“This weekend: Saint Paul’s Fall 2007 Art Crawl”:
by Mary Thoemke, Special to the TC Daily Planet
More than 200 resident and guest artists will display their works at the 24th Saint Paul Art Crawl, which will be held October 12-14. The Art Crawl is a grassroots effort that has grown to become one of the largest events of its type in the Twin Cities. Art lovers of all ages are invited to come take a self-guided tour of artists’ studios and galleries in more than 22 buildings in Saint Paul neighborhoods.

“‘I Couldn’t Live at Home'”:
by Crystal Holzer, Special to the TC Daily Planet
The collaborative exhibit and performance series “I Couldn’t Live at Home,” which brings awareness to the 40,000 homeless youth in Minnesota, kicked off an exhibit with the first of several performances at the Minneapolis Central Library October 6th.

“In Her Own Right on exhibit at MMAA”:
By Jennifer Holder, Special to the TC Daily Planet
What do Ada Wolfe, Alice Hugy, Clara Mairs, Frances Cranmer Greenman and Josephine Lutz Rollins have in common?


“Minnesota dreaming”:
by Steve Young, The Fifth Column


“Is Ramstad considering unretiring?”:
by Eric Black, Eric Black Ink
Signs point to yes: U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad has left the door open to retracting his retirement announcement. If he does, it will be a blockbuster development in Minnesota politics with possible consequences in the national race for Congress. (And it would mess up several folks who were preparing to run for the open 3rd District seat.)