General Announcements

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.

The Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR-MN) is asking for access to public records about the training of local, state and national law enforcement personnel. The group is asking local police departments, the U.S.

A group of protestors gathered outside the Minneapolis Federal Reserve building in downtown Minneapolis last Saturday. They were asking for a less debt-dependent centralized banking system. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan spoke to one of the event’s main speakers.


Hundreds of people were arrested during demonstrations at last week’s Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Now, a pair of Minneapolis City Council members are calling for an independent investigation of police conduct during the RNC.

Wellstone Action’s flagship training program, Camp Wellstone, was developed to continue a legacy of service by former Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone and his family and staff. The program now has over 16,000 graduates, several hundred of whom have successfully become elected officials, according to Wellstone Action.

Monday was Canada Day at the Capital and its Consul General, Martin Loken, spoke to a joint session of the legislature to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the Canadian Consulate in Minnesota. Loken characterized the relationship between Canada and the United States as strong and uniquely interconnected. KFAI’s Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


A candlelight vigil was held in memory of Dr. George Tiller at Loring Park in Minneapolis last night. Dr. Tiller, an abortion provider, was assassinated Sunday in Wichita as he walked into his church by an anti-abortion activist. According to the Minnesota Choice Coalition, Dr. Tiller was the eighth abortion provider and the fourth physician to be slain by anti-abortion killers since 1993.

Story by Marty Owings and Ahndi Fridell

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Story by Marty Owings & Ahndi Fridell

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