The City of Minneapolis is looking for three people to serve on its Civil Rights Commission, and four people to serve on its Police Conduct Oversight Commission.

Applications are being taken now.  you can find out more online at the city's website, or by calling 612-673-2244.

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October 18, 2014
Photo:  Host Ron Thums, Guest Dennis Scholl, Editor Oscar Santana


A few months ago we heard about the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge, a program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to spark some new ideas about using the arts to enrich the diversity and cultural vibrancy of Minnesota’s capital city.

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An increase in the amount of oil train traffic traveling through Minnesota to serve the fracking operations in western North Dakota has had a ripple effect on the passenger rail operations of Amtrak.

Earlier this week a group of Minnesota state legislators wrote to the federal body that oversees train traffic to ask that the problem be addressed.

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Last week, a Minnesota resident was awarded one of this year’s Macarthur Fellowships, otherwise known as “Genius Grants.” 

The winner is William Mitchell College of Law professor Sarah Deer, who drew the attention of the Foundation for her work pursuing justice for native women by expanding the powers of tribal governments.

Professor Deer is a member of Oklahoma’s Muscogee tribe. 

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