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  • Story by Bob Hines & Michelle Alimoradi

    In a special election this week in state Senate district 59 in Minneapolis, Kari Dziedzic won the competition between 5 DFL’ers to face a Republican opponent in January. She got 32% of the vote.
    Just 339 votes behind her was the second place finisher, a Somali immigrant named Mohamud Noor.

  • Somali people in Minnesota who send money to east Africa are concerned that the method they use to transfer funds will soon shut down.

  • Story by Eric Blom

    Talk has picked up regarding the possibility of a new casino in Block E in downtown Minneapolis. The idea has been floated before, but the recent push by state and county officials to come up with a plan to finance a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings has given the notion of a downtown casino some new life. KFAI’s Eric Blom reports.

  • Story by Erika Lantz

    At the state capitol on Tuesday, lawmakers, city officials, football team lobbyists, and members of the public spent six hours debating funding options for a possible new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. By the time it was over, questions remained.
    KFAI’s Erika Lantz reports.

  • 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.

  • Stadium Hearing

    In a four hour hearing at the State Capitol this week, members of the Minnesota state senate took testimony on possible locations for a new Vikings stadium. KFAI’s Erika Lantz has a report.

  • Story by Allison Herrera

    On Wednesday night, Occupy MN protesters defied a county policy and set up tents on the Hennepin County Government Plaza. Those tents were removed by police early Thursday morning as the protesters and the authorities continue to negotiate through their words and actions about the future of the Occupy MN movement. KFAI’s Allison Herrera reports.

  • Story by Edwin Allen

    Five DFL’ers who would like to replace long-time State Senator Larry Pogemiller will face off in a primary election today, December 6th, 2011.
    Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. The canidates are Kari Dziedzic, Jacob Frey, Mohamud Noor, Paul Ostrow and Peter Wagenius.

  • Story by Mike Fischbein

    KFAI’s Mike Fischbein spoke with Break the Bonds’ Phil Benson and plaintiff Sylvia Schwartz about the group’s recently filed suit against the Minnesota State Board of Investment. The lawsuit is over what the group considers to be illegal investments in Israel through the purchase of Israel bonds.

  • Six candidates who would like to serve in the Minnesota Senate participated in a political forum at the University of Minnesota on Monday, November 28th. A few weeks ago, State Senator Larry Pogemiller stepped down from his seat in district 59 after representing part of Minneapolis for almost 30 years. Five Democrats and one Republican are vying to replace Pogemiller.

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