General Announcements

  • KFAI’s Mighty T-Bone is currently ensconced at Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul. He’s not there on a research project, he is a resident and the next two editions of “Our Show Of Shows” will feature the sounds, stories, trials and occasional triumphs of the people who list homelessness as their facebook status at this holiday season.

  • Though the calendar says otherwise, for all intents and purposes winter has arrived in Minnesota. And for most Twin Cities commuters this means breaking out the ice-scrapers and warming up the car before the daily drive. But for a growing number of dedicated bicyclists, winter means the same thing as summer – time to saddle up for the daily ride. What does it take to be a winter cyclist?

  • 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.