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  • The Excel Energy website has a link entitled Community Solar Gardens. The program has connected only one solar project since the Minnesota legislature approved the program in December of 2014.

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  • On Thursday, November 5th, more than 600 Twin Cities business, education, nonprofit and grassroots and community leaders at the 13th annual meeting of Achieve Minneapolis will hear from Dr. Robert Simmons about the promise, potential and power of young men of color.  Simmons is part of the leadership team for a national nonprofit called Reading Partners, and has held administrative posts in the District of Columbia schools and Loyola University.

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  • Tonight (October 29th)  at the Cedar Cultural Center, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Badi Assad  will perform.   Her talent is wide ranging – as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter she has won awards and recognition worldwide.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, October 28 at 9 am on FIRST PERSON RADIO as they talk with Rhiana Yazzie and Inez DeCoteau from New Native Theatre. The theatre group is celebrating six years of productions and on October 30 at 730 p.m. they will present excerpts from prior hits: The Dreaming Bundle, The Musical!, Native-Somali Friendship Play, and Native Man the Musical along with a few other surprises. The celebration is at Bedlam Lowertown in Saint Paul.

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  • The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership collects data on the economic and environmental health of the Mississippi River in the City of Minneapolis.  On October 26th the group hosted a summit to release the findings of their annual Riverfront Vitality Report and to announce the winner of their Mississippi Minute Film Festival. Executive Director Kathleen Boe spoke with Xan Holston on the Monday Morning Blend about the event and report.

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  • On October 31st, supporting Minnesota United supports KFAI! Minnesota United is generously donating 50% of ticket revenue from all ticket sales using the promo code “KFAI” for Halloween’s game against the San Antonio Scorpions. Using the promo code will also waive the standard $3 ticketing fee. Treat yourself to a unique Halloween experience, and feel good about it!

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  • Mackenzie Jensen was on his way to work on a Friday afternoon last August when he fell victim to a random act of violence.  

    A passenger in a white Bronco threw a chunk of cinder block at Jensen, hitting him in the face and causing multiple fractures. Recently, a group of family and friends joined in a ride of support through south Minneapolis.

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  • Preserving the anonymity of confidential sources is one of an investigative journalist’s most important jobs and the foundation upon which concerned citizens and whistleblowers are willing and able to share information.

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  • KFAI is proud to partner with the James J. Hill Library in downtown St. Paul for "The World Live! At The Hill" – a new montly music series featuring music from around the globe.

    The first concert takes features Alma Andina, a local band that combines traditional music from the Andes Mountains with popular Latin American rhythms. 

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