Today in the Daily Planet


“Hennepin County, union partner to improve child care”:
From Workday Minnesota
Significant improvements are on the way for home-based child care as part of a trailblazing partnership between Hennepin County and AFSCME, government and union leaders said.

“Scam dupes University-area renters”:
By Sara Schweid, The Minnesota Daily
University of Minnesota officials are warning students looking to sublet their apartments to be a bit more cautious in the wake of several swindling cases.

“Proposed oil pipeline would scar legendary organic farm”:
By Leah Johnson, Pulse of the Twin Cities
A farm designed to reduce demand on petroleum by providing healthy, life-sustaining fruits and vegetables to our local markets is currently under threat by petroleum interests.

“Alison McGhee’s new novel will be set in Uptown”:
By Gary Farland, Uptown Neighborhood News
Award-winning novelist talks about her love affair with Uptown.

“Photo exhibit documents Cuban families torn apart”:
By Victor Valens, Special to the Daily Planet
On July 16, a photo exhibit will open in Minneapolis that reveals the human impact of the Bush administration’s rules that impede contact between Cuban Americans and their relatives in Cuba.