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How governments, businesses and individuals respond to climate change is a matter of great urgency for people who accept the overwhelming scientific evidence that human activity is raising the global temperature. Climate change deniers insist this point is still debatable, but one expert who is well known to Twin Cities audiences wants to push the conversation past ideological and faith based objections. Craig Sinard reports.

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According to a study done by the University of Minnesota, there were a total of seven Minnesota wineries in 1995. By 2007 that number had almost quadrupled, and the most recent tally stands at thirty seven. The increase is due largely to an improved ability by Minnesota growers to manage cold climate conditions. KFAI’s Jake Hodge says the growers have had a significant amount of help from the University of Minnesota’s cold hardy grapes program.

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Last week the Minneapolis City Council approved the city’s application for a new federal program designed to improve services and neighborhoods in low-income areas.

Ten members of the Council voted in support of seeking “Promise Zone” designation, while two abstained.

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Thousands of people rallied beginning from the Native American Corridor on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis to the TCF Bank Stadium Nov. 2nd to protest the Washington NFL team’s mascot name and logo. KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and he filed a report.

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While most Twin Cities residents are sound asleep, other people are hard at work cleaning and maintaining many of the retail spaces that we use during the daylight hours.  

Many of them feel they are working for wages that are too low, and that their concerns are ignored. 

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Stacie Robinson talks with Sweet Retreat owner Robin Johnson about saving Minnesota’s moose.

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Following the Dakota – U.S. War of 1862, approximately 1,700 Dakota people – women, children and elders, were set on a 150 mile forced march to imprisonment near the site of Fort Snelling.  They were assaulted en route and held in brutal conditions through the winter.  Hundreds died. 

This kind of inhumane treatment would be an international scandal today.  Instead, it’s an overlooked episode in Minnesota history. 

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A call for global unity and compassion was the focus of a speech delivered by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet during a visit to Minneapolis this weekend..
KFAI’s Christina Cerruti was at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and has this report.

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Out on a Limb Dance Company and school is a St. Paul based dance company with a twist. It’s a nonprofit organization with a mission to embrace the notion that dance should be within the reach of everybody – whether it’s the dancers on stage or the audience.
Kim Martinez is the artistic director for Out On A Limb.
She told KFAI’s Siobhan Kierans that dance has long been part of her family, handed down by her mother.

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A recent article from the investigative journalism website  Pro Publica reveals some surprising things about political data collection here in Minnesota.   Records are kept showing whether you voted or not in each election, but no one knows HOW you voted, right? 

Not officially. 

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