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The public comment period is open for what could become the first non-iron mine in the state. But local groups and environmental activists have grave concerns about the effects on the surrounding land this mine could have. KFAI’s Robert O’Connor has more.


While state legislators and Vikings officials posture in the media over how soon they can agree to public financing for a new stadium, veteran legislative observer Jay Weiner says it’s not happening this session. Weiner is a local freelance journalist who has covered stadium issues in the Twin Cities for 15 years. He weighed in on the talk of a new Vikings stadium at MinnPost.

Story by Bob Hines & Michelle Alimoradi

In 1988, Willie Lloyd was convicted of murder. There was already a history of trouble in his family. His father was a leader of the Unknown Vice Lords in Chicago. Several members of his extended family were part of the gang culture. When he was 18 years old Willie Lloyd shot a man during a fight, and he went to jail.

Though the calendar says otherwise, for all intents and purposes winter has arrived in Minnesota. And for most Twin Cities commuters this means breaking out the ice-scrapers and warming up the car before the daily drive. But for a growing number of dedicated bicyclists, winter means the same thing as summer – time to saddle up for the daily ride. What does it take to be a winter cyclist?

By Allison Herrera

This week marks the 149th anniversary of the forced march of Dakota, men, women and children from the Upper Sioux agency in the Minnesota River valley to Fort Snelling.

Mary Scully, of the Iraq Peace Action Coalition; Marie Brown, of Women Against Military Madness; and Chante Wolf, of Veterans for Peace are some of the voices of women in the anti-war and peace moveme

Story by Mike Fischbein

We all know how hard it is to find a job in today’s economy. And yet businesses that do construction are often required to offer opportunities for groups that are under-represented in the industry. Before that can happen, people need training.

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota released their annual Status of Women and Girls in Minnesota report at the University of Minnesota last Thursday. The report is aimed to bring awareness of the issues facing the state’s female population today, and to influence policymakers and the general public to do something about it. KFAI’s Ian Yue has the story.


In early June, KFAI reported on a protest aimed at getting back wages for a former employee of the Great Moon Buffet in Columbia Heights.

Crew members working on the Target Center’s green roofing project went on strike today. Workers are demanding that their employer, Stock Roofing, recognize their right to unionize. KFAI’s Dominique Haikel reports.