Today in the Daily Planet


“Local banks to close accounts for money wiring companies”:
By Abdirahman Aynte, Special to the Daily Planet
Citing government restrictions, several major banks have announced they will cut off services to popular money wiring services used by Somali immigrants to send money to families back home

“Watchdog agency struggles with Minneapolis cops over accountability”:
By Lauretta Dawolo, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
The City Council aims to give the much-maligned Civilian Review Authority more teeth

“Council committee passes tougher spray paint ordinance”:
By Craig Cox, The Minneapolis Observer
In its latest effort to fight graffiti, the city is calling on retailers to restrict the sales of spray paint

“Hip-hop generation responds to North Minneapolis violence”:
By Lydia Howell, Pulse of the Twin Cities
A new generation of community activists is finding its voice

“Bush demo reveals growing universal single-payer health care movement “:
From Twin Cities Indy Media
The president’s visit brought out a crowd of single-payer proponents