Recent News

  • In St. Paul, voters approved Instant Runoff Voting for future city elections 52% to 47%.

  • There is an international movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel for occupying Palestinian lands, inspired by the worldwide movement against the South African apartheid system.

  • Minneapolis and St. Paul voters are casting their ballots for various local offices today, but St. Paul is also voting on whether to adopt a new voting system, Instant Runoff Voting, while Minneapolis is testing it out for the first time. KFAI’s Asa Diebolt and Robert O’Connor report.


  • For some people, instant runoff voting was the most exciting part of today’s ballots in Minneapolis and St. Paul. KFAI reporter Young Shin Park attended a public forum on the pros and cons of the new voting method in St. Paul, whose residents are voting on whether or not to adopt the system. Minneapolis will soon find out whether they like it or not.


  • John Jorgenson, one of the leader’s of the Gypsy Jazz revival, will do a phone interview with Larry Englund on Rhythm and Grooves Tuesday, November 3 (10:30 PM – Midnight). Jorgenson co-founded the award-winning Desert Rose Band with Chris Hillman.

  • If you are struggling with an emotional or physical health challenge, Free to Love, Free to Heal offers a unique, proven path to authentic healing.

  • Last winter, Minneapolis City Council Members Paul Ostrow, Ralph Remington and Don Samuels submitted three proposals to the City Charter Commission. The proposals were: to abolish the Park and Recreation Board, to shift to an administrator form of governance, and to eliminate the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

  • Tune in to a special pre-election day broadcast on the KFAI Evening News from 6-7pm on Monday, November 2nd. Hosts Allison Herrera and Art Hughes will look at the impact of Ranked Choice Voting on Minneapolis elections and talk to Pioneer Press reporter Doug Belden about St. Paul School Board Races.

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  • Minneapolis and St. Paul elections are on the horizon, and it’s time to submit your vote. You can vote traditionally, or by using the new automated system called AutoMark. Automark is a voting system that was created for people with disabilities, to make voting easier. KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz visited the Ward 6 voting warehouse, to get a closer look.


  • One of the local elections next week will be for the three at-large commissioners on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. There are eight candidates for those three seats. Tonight, KFAI reporter Robert O’Connor asks candidates Bob Fine and Tom Nordyke about the important issues facing the board.