General Announcements

Over the past few weeks KFAI has been covering tonight’s St. Paul City Council elections. Our reporters have found that many are worried voter turn out will be lower than in previous elections. St. Paul residents are encouraged to get out and vote before polls close at 8 p.m.

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Many Minnesotans will cast their votes today, but others have questions that might prevent them from voting. KFAI’s Aaron Mendelson reports on 1-866-OUR VOTE, a hotline that will answer those questions and fight voter intimidation.

As Super Tuesday approaches on February 5th, a local voter rights organization is gearing up to generate awareness among the local community about voter fraud and discrepencies.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi and Bob Hines

The Minnesota Legislature will officially begin its session the week after next, and one of the issues that is bound to come up is a proposal to ask voters to amend the Minnesota Constitution to require photo ID for voters in Minnesota.

Minneapolis and St. Paul voters are casting their ballots for various local offices today, but St. Paul is also voting on whether to adopt a new voting system, Instant Runoff Voting, while Minneapolis is testing it out for the first time. KFAI’s Asa Diebolt and Robert O’Connor report.


From all accounts, Ranked Choice Voting in Minneapolis went smoothly. However, some race results may not be known for weeks. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.


During the Vietnam War, the CIA recruited thousands of Hmong to aid the U.S. military in anti-communist operations. For most, the war ended in 1975, but for our Hmong allies in Laos, the war rages on. KFAI’s Alex Davy has more.


Minneapolis municipal elections will be held next Tuesday, November 3rd. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell speaks to the four candidates running in Ward 4 in the northwestern corner of Minneapolis, which has been hard hit by home foreclosures.


Story by Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi

Twin Cities actor Warren Bowles lived through a real life drama a couple of months ago when he suffered cardiac arrest while on stage during a performance at Mixed Blood Theater. Quick action by a pair of paramedics re-started his heart and turned a potential tragedy into story of survival and gratitude.

_A few years ago, Twin Cities resident AbdulAziz Al-Salim was looking for a witty, Muslim-themed t-shirt but all he could find were fairly unimaginative creations. So the 23-year-old started his own company to design and sell shirts with a Muslim point of view.