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    On October 13, 2014, the city of Minneapolis celebrated its first-ever Indigenous Peoples Day.  Last Spring the city council voted to substitute a  holiday focused on native people for the long-standing observance of Columbus Day. 

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  • On October 10,  a play about football, love and masculinity will debut at the Mixed Blood Theater, a tiny converted firehouse just across the freeway from the rising frame of the gigantic new Vikings stadium.

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    Roberts Shoe Store has been a fixture at the corner of Chicago and Lake Streets in Minneapolis for generations. But this fall, after 77 years, the store is closing for good. KFAI reporter Nancy Rosenbaum has the story.

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  • In an open letter to the community, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges acknowledged that some of the city's police officers have abused their power, and she promised to repair the department’s reputation as a cornerstone of her administration.

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  • When buying gas for your car, you tend to get a sense for the price of oil.  We all know when it rises and falls and many of us have an understanding of the environmental cost of burning oil too.

    But what does it cost, financially, emotionally and socially, to inherit oil? 

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  • …no—local singer-songwriter and poet Ben Weaver is not "the ugly"! He's providing the positive balance to the yin-and-yang thing happening on KFAI Monday, October 6th as Pam hosts Monday morning one last time. In the spirit of both sides of life, she'll kick off the morning with a set of bad decisions in song, featuring requests from listeners and her own "poor" choices.

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  • The recent news that a patient at a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus has caused a stir in the United States.  But for many Americans, Ebola has already hit very close to home.

    Decontee Kofa Sawyer of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, lost her husband to the disease.   Patrick Sawyer was working as a diplomat in Liberia.  He collapsed after getting off a plane in Lagos, Nigeria, where he was scheduled to attend a conference before returning to Minnesota to celebrate two of his three daughters’ birthdays.

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  • Minneapolis native and former NBA player, Devean George, is giving the North side of his hometown a boost at the corner of Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road. 

    A new neighborhood revitalization project called The Commons at Penn Avenue had its official groundbreaking earlier this week.

    KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and he filed this report. 

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  • We had a goal of $70,000 this fall pledge drive, an amount which will help us meet our budget requirements for the next few months. YOU reached it! And then beat it! And then kept calling! And giving on-line! We cannot thank you enough for listening, supporting, recognizing the value of community radio and helping maintain this space for unique, authentic programming from the heart.

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  • Not all artists are loners. Minneapolis-based collage artist, Zach Collins, can tell you that. He thrives when he is able to collaborate on his artwork and he invites the chance and surprise that working with others provides. 

    Collage, the cut and paste style of art we tried in elementary school, is a serious, growing medium. Collins has a number of gallery shows on his portfolio, and networks of collage communities are springing up on social media. 

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