Today in the Daily Planet


“Officials defend Rybak’s public safety initiative as ‘significant’ increase”:
By Craig Cox, The Minneapolis Observer
Despite a budget increase that barely covers inflation, City Hall officials tout the mayor’s public safety package as a major step forward

“Mesaba unions preparing for strike”:
By Michael Kuchta, Workday Minnesota
If the bankrupt airline insists on instituting wage and benefit cuts, the unions have vowed to strike

“The rising Latino political movement raises issues for both major parties”:
By Marco Fernandez Landoni, La Prensa de Minnesota
Latino voters are poised to make a difference in the November elections

“At Graywolf Press, small is beautiful”:
By Shannon Gibney,
The St. Paul book publisher focuses on quality, not sales

“Everywhere a stranger”:
By Tom Lonergan, Special to the Daily Planet
One man’s struggle to feel at home in Minneapolis