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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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Friday November 23 at 10 AM, pour an extra cup of coffee, settle in, and join the Fubar Omniverse for a tribute to Twin Cities guitarist and singer Dave “Snaker” Ray. Guest host and longtime Dave Ray pal Molly will recognize the tenth anniversary of Dave’s passing by exploring his storied career, from the Blues, Rags, and Hollers of his early years to his fine string of recordings in the 90s and early aughts to unreleased moments from house parties gone by…

Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson says the people arrested at the “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America on Saturday will be prosecuted.

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From calls to prayer… to reciting scripture… to church hymns… much of religious practice is centered around sound and the spoken word.
But people who can’t hear may feel cut off from fully accessing their religious communities.
The organization Global Deaf Muslim is trying to make it easier for Deaf members of the Twin Cities’ Muslim community to participate in religious activities.

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Univerisity of Minnesota professor Gary Muehlbauer was part of an international effort to sequence the genome for barley. He stopped by the KFAI studios to talk about why barley is important.

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Minneapolis native and former NBA player, Devean George, is giving the North side of his hometown a boost at the corner of Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road. 

A new neighborhood revitalization project called The Commons at Penn Avenue had its official groundbreaking earlier this week.

KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and he filed this report. 

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Tuesday night, April 16 will mark a beginning for the 2013 political process as precinct caucuses are held and candidates are considered for party endorsement.
In Minneapolis, six DFL’ers hope to get the party’s nod for the office of Mayor.
KFAI talked with each candidate on The Morning Blend.

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