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  • The results are in for the 2012 election, and President Barack Obama has been re-elected.
    Here in Minnesota, two controversial Constitutional amendments failed to get enough votes for approval.

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  • We observed the Haunted Basement at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis in two feature reports from Joanna Solotaroff and Jessica Folker.

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  • A live storytelling project called Story City is looking for people with tales to tell about being haunted.

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  • Former State Senator Mary Jo McGuire talked about the issues at play in her bid for a seat on the Ramsey County Board.

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  • Univerisity of Minnesota professor Gary Muehlbauer was part of an international effort to sequence the genome for barley. He stopped by the KFAI studios to talk about why barley is important.

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  • The Minnesota Council of Churches and the Islamic Center of Minnesota have a 22 year tradition of fostering understanding through a series of Muslim-Christian Dialoges.

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  • In a spirited and feisty Fifth Congressional District Debate on KFAI, Democrat Keith Ellison and Republican Chris Fields debated the issues and challenged each other’s integrity.

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    After 20 months of construction, the 132 million dollar refinance and renovation of  historic Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis is near completion.  Developer George Sherman held a grand re-opening celebration last week to show off the results of the largest public housing renovation in the country.  KFAI's Susan Gray reports.

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    This time of year, it’s easy to enjoy the beauty of a Minnesota lake or park. But with Fall well underway, Minnesotans will increasingly retreat to the comforts of home.

    But what happens when there is no home to return to?

    The Minnesota Housing Partnership released a report last week showing homelessness on the rise in the Twin Cities, and we decided to speak with local agencies about what happens to the homeless population as temperatures continue to drop.

    KFAI’s Allegra Oxborough has a report.

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  • Michael Lapsley was born in New Zealand and went to seminary in Australia to become an Anglican priest.  His life changed dramatically when he went to South Africa and took a conscientious stand against the apartheid regime, joining the struggle for liberation. 

    As a result he was exiled, targeted for assassination, and brutally attacked.    

    His response was to take up a new vocation as a wounded healer, drawing on his own experience to help other victims of violence and trauma.

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