Wizard of Oz fans were saddened this week to learn of the death of former Munchkin Karl Slover. Mr. Slover was 93 years old and traveled the world entertaining children at Wizard of Oz conventions. He attended 8 Judy Garland Festivals in Grand Rapids, Minnesota after receiving a warm welcome at the Grand Munchkin Reunion in 1990.
The Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR-MN) is asking for access to public records about the training of local, state and national law enforcement personnel. The group is asking local police departments, the U.S.
It’s flu season. The economic toll of viral illness is almost as great as the human one. One recent estimate suggested that annual influenza epidemics impose a national economic burden of over $87 billion dollars. Many people were surprised to learn a few weeks ago that as vaccines go, the flu shot that some get every year is not 100 percent effective.
Savage Umbrella is a local theater company, established in 2007. This nomadic troupe has performed at Bryant Lake Bowl, the Playwright’s Center and at the annual Fringe Festival. For the next two weekends the company is in residence at a local historic landmark that hasn’t been in operation for nearly 25 years.
With the changing seasons and the first few flakes of snow, artists who look for inspiration outside now turn their attention to opportunities indoors. Fortunately for them, the Bell Museum of Natural History offers a sketch night where nature can be observed from the comfort of a cozy room.
KFAI’s Allison Osberg went to the museum and filed this report.
A group of Occupy Minnesota protesters took up new positions at a Minneapolis home last night. This move signals a change in tactics for at least part of the group that has been demonstrating in the plaza between the Hennepin County Government Center and Minneapolis City Hall since early October.
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.