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Comedian and Writer Lizz Winstead, a native Minnesotan and former writer for The Daily Show spends the winter in MN to write a book about politics, growing up in the state and becoming an outspoken woman despite social expectations to the contrary.

This week Minnesota is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle. Alicia Ranney, the director of the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition:http://www.fairtrademinnesota.org/, spoke to KFAI’s Paulina Yanez about the historical importance of this march and trade policy today.

11-30-09

There has been a lot of talk in the community about Hennepin County’s priorities subsequent to discussions about a library merger and the new sports stadium.

The planning stage of the Light Rail Central Corridor which will connect St. Paul and Minneapolis is well underway.

The Community Garden Resource Fair is one of the earliest signs of spring each year. The fair is a place for gardeners to find support and seek advice. This year’s fair in Minneapolis offered education on urban farming, green jobs, and the secret to squeezing a thousand dollars of produce out of a tiny community garden. KFAI’s Michelle Bruch has the story.

04-06-10

More than 400 people filled two rooms to capacity at the Seward Towers in southeast Minneapolis last Monday to get an update from the Minneapolis police about the triple homicide at a nearby market on January 6th. Many people in the Somali and Oromo communities were angry and anxious to see justice for the suspects, who were charged with first-degree murder on Thursday.

The Minneapolis Urban League and MN ACORN, two community organizations in North MInneapolis, have joined together to form SHARC (Sustainable Homeownership & Anti-Foreclosure Response Center) in an eff

Around 30 protesters gathered in North Minneapolis to demonstrate their anger towards the recent killing of a Somali man, Ahmed Guled, by local police. Friends and family of the victim, along with members of Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), rallied against what they call a brutal murder. Police officials say the killing was justified.

February 11, 2009

In less than nine months, St. Paul is hosting an event that the whole world is looking at: the Republican National Convention. Thousands of delegates and media representatives are going to be in St.

This weekend brings the final days of the 2011 Minnesota State Fair. The familiar and time-honored features are there for just a few more days: the animal barns, Big Fat Bacon, Sweet Martha’s Cookies, Ye Olde Mill and people watching of course.

They’ll all be back next year. But this year marks the first appearance of what is both a new AND old attraction.

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