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Story by Marty Owings & Ahndi Fridell

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Story by Nathan Jones

Spring is here, and if you pay attention you might see some furry fliers around your porch light tonight after a long winter hibernation. But hibernating bats are under threat from a mysterious disease that could lead to their extinction.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi

The Soap Factory in Minneapolis will host an art exhibit that’s described as “a performance installation.” Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal are planning to return the factory to a site of industrial production, re-creating an assembly line for dummy test bombs like ones that were manufactured during World War One.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi

The different behaviors that we call “Autism” present a confounding puzzle that doctors, scientists and families are desperate to solve. Children who are delayed in learning to speak and those who don’t make eye contact and are socially withdrawn might be diagnosed with autism, or not. There are many ways autism is expressed.

Story by Lia Morone

An organization in Minneapolis hosts a bi-monthly event to introduce people to the idea of peaceful conflict resolution using volunteer mediators. One of KFAI’s volunteers, Lia Morone, attended the Conflict Resolution Center’s Taste of Mediation to find out more.

Story by Marty Owings and Ahndi Fridell

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Story by Bob Hines, Michelle Alimoradi and Marty Owings

Republican leaders of the Minnesota Legislature want the session to finish up early. They’re planning to conclude business at the end of April. But rather than getting traction to push towards that optimistic goal, this week it seemed like the wheels were spinning.

Story by Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi

The Republican Party has selected a candidate to run against Minnesota 5th district congressman, Keith Ellison. His name is Chris Fields and he is not a typical Minnesota Republican candidate.

Story by Nathan Jones

Southeastern Minnesota is the next frontier for what energy experts call a ‘modern day gold rush – a $1 billion dollar a year industry with the potential to tap North America’s natural gas reserves, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and create jobs in communities hit hard by the global recession.

Story by Terry Carter

Saturday, April 21 is Record Store Day – a day to honor local independent record stores nationwide.
On The Takeaway, Terry Carter talked with Bob Fuchs, manager of a Minneapolis treasure – The Electric Fetus.

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