General Announcements

Local and state government are working diligently to finalize plans to begin construction on the I-35W bridge.

The June issue of the Bridge will be the final print version of the southeast Minneapolis neighborhood newspaper. Advertising revenues have taken a hit from the current economy and the publication is looking for opportunity online. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle has the story.


In the wake of the I-35 W bridge collapse, the Minnesota Department of Transportation held a press conference along the river to discuss the incident and answer questions.

With the opening of the Bridges to Safety space in City Hall in St.

A little before midnight last night, DFL Leaders and the Governor came to agreement on a budget bill. There was too little time left before the constitutionally mandated end of session to push it through the Legislature, however.

The Emerald Ash Borer season is starting again. The pests have made slow progress through Minnesota – the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Ramsey, Hennepin, Houston and Winona Counties, killing ash trees by tunneling into the wood and feeding on the tree’s nutrients.

Vincent James may be the best-kept secret in Minneapolis architecture.

During the past two weeks, the Metropolitan Council has been hosting several public hearings to consider adjustments in the plan to raise bus fares.

The Bush Foundation recently announced Mr. Jaime Pinkham will lead efforts to support the self-determination of the 23 Native nations located in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell spoke to Pinkham about what nation building means to the Bush Foundation. Pinkham is scheduled to begin his new position on March 16.

February 9, 2009

Supporters of the family of Burhan Hassan, who was killed in Somalia two weeks ago, accused the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations of obstructing justice in the FBI investigation of the missing Somali men. CAIR-MN officials strongly denied the accusations and denounced the leaders of the protest held in Minneapolis last week.