Politics

DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton announced his running mate today. Dayton selected Yvonne Prettner-Solon, who currently represents Duluth in the State senate. KFAI’s Marty Owings brings us more on the story from the Capitol.

05-24-10

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved Mayor R.T. Rybak’s nomination of Velma Korbel as Director of the City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights last month. Korbel previously served as commissioner of the State of Minnesota Department of Human Rights. She begins her new job June 1, and spoke to Elena Erofeeva at KFAI’s West Bank Studio.

05-19-10

In St. Paul, voters approved Instant Runoff Voting for future city elections 52% to 47%.

120 people from the United States and Canada crossed the border into Mexico with humanitarian aid to challenge the Obama administration’s restriction on travel to Cuba. Minneapolis resident Greg Clavey is one of four Twin Cities residents taking part in this mission. Clavey is making his second trip to Cuba with the organization Pastors for Peace.

While the Obama Administration continues to push lawmakers for health care reform legislation, U.S. Representative Betty McCollum held a hearing on July 20, 2009, at the state capitol to hear what Minnesota patients, practitioners, and hospital and clinic administrators need from national health care reform.

Workers are renovating a number of public housing units in Minneapolis these days due to an infusion of cash from the federal stimulus package passed in February. With critics questioning the stimulus bill’s effectiveness in helping the economy, President Obama sent one of his cabinet members to Minnesota on Friday to join Democratic lawmakers in defending the bill.

The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the contested Senate race between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken. KFAI Political Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.

06-01-09

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Tune in Wednesday, February 25th at 11 am to hear Truth to Tell’s dicussion Power Play over the Greenway: Green Ways to Up the Voltage?.

Minneapolis’ Midtown Greenway:http://www.midtowngreenway.org* converted a rail bed below 29th Street through the core of the city’s south side to bike trails and walking paths with an eye to eventually putting a transit rail line from Uptown to the R

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At 11 am on Wednesday, November 12th, Truth To Tell broadcasts a Community Shares Transportation Forum at the Wilder Center.

Almost three years into its development, the Central Corridor Light Rail Project remains the Twin Cities’ primary transportation development effort.

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While the race between John McCain and Barack Obama has captured the nation’s attention, other parties have presidential candidates on the ballot too. KFAI’s Micheal Bracher spoke with Alyson Kennedy, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Socialist Party.

10-28-2008

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