General News

  • On November 4th, Minneapolis Voters will choose five members of the city’s school board. 

    Two of the positions are at-large seats, and the contest between four candidates to fill those city-wide posts has drawn interest from near and far.

    The Star Tribune reports that an unprecedented amount of money is pouring into the race from well-funded outside groups that seek to promote sweeping school reforms.

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  • There are plenty of arts performance events to attend in the Twin Cities area, and often you’ll find American Sign Language interpreters translating for hearing impaired audiences. 

    Film director and actor Maya Washington thinks more could be done to include deaf audiences and performers in the arts mainstream. 

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  • On November 4th, Minneapolis voters will see a proposed charter amendment on their ballots.    The language of the question reads:

    Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove the requirement that businesses holding on-sale wine licenses in the City must serve food with every order of wine or beer and to remove mandatory food to wine and beer sales ratios?

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  • Where do you go when you want to hear live music? 

    If you follow an online community called Sofar Sounds, you could wind up just about anywhere.   Sofar stands for “Songs From  A Room”.  It started five years ago in London, and has since spread to ninety cities worldwide, including Minneapolis.

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  • Former Minneapolis city council member Robert Lilligren has taken over the top post at Little Earth of United Tribes Housing Corporation, a Native preference housing development located in the Philips neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

    His appointment comes amid a rising concern over resident safety.

    Lilligren talked with KFAI's Allison Herrera about how his history in the city and the neighborhood has prepared him for this job.

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  • MinnPost writer Jim Walsh gives some ink to several KFAI programmers in his piece,Turn the radio on: one man's guide to the 22 best specialty shows on Twin Cities airwaves. Half of his list includes KFAI p

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  • We're about to turn the corner on November, and of course that means snow, ice and . . . broomball. The World Broomball Championships are set for November 3rd through the 7th in Tomakomai, Japan.  In just over a week, players from 13 countries will get on their squishy shoes and hit the ice for fame, athleticism, and perhaps, tidiness. Minneapolis resident John Each managed to get a spot on Alaska's broomball team, and he will head to Japan for the compitition.

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  • For a Limited Time Only, is an exhibition of artworks that have a temporary existence. Whether it is a unique arrangement of objects that can never be recreated, a drawing on the gallery wall that will be painted over, or sculptures that will destroy themselves while on display, either deliberately or incidentally, all the artwork in this exhibition is in dialogue with destruction. Antony Lakey is one of the feautred artists and he spoke with KFAI's Janis Lane-Ewart. 

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  • Morning Blend Contributor Mary Turck is a Twin Cities based journalist who writes the News Day blog.  She has written a series of articles to help guide us through Open Enrollment Season.  

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  • The environmental advocacy group Environment Minnesota has released a report detailing some of the successes of the Federal Clean Water Act – a law that has been on the books for over forty years.

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