General News

  • The City of Minneapolis is currently working on long-term urban planning around what they call the Public Realm, the intersection between public and private interests in the city.

    On August 10, 2015, there will be a public meeting about the project at the Pohlad Auditorium at the Minneapolis Central Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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  • Kevin Kling is a storyteller, playwright and radio commentator. You can catch a live performance of his "Hammer, Anvil and Stirrup" August 6-9 at the Open Eye Figure Theatre.

    The theatre is at 506 E. 24th St. in South Minneapolis, south of Franklin between Portland Avenue and 35W.

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  • This Saturday the St. Paul Saints become become "Mr. Paul Aints" for Atheist Night at CHS field. The Saints—The Aints—play the Winnipeg Goldeyes at 7:05. General tickets are sold out, but you can get special “berm” tickets at 10 a.m. the morning of the game.

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  • Listen in to Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on First Person Radio at 9 am: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 as they talk with Indigenous Language Experts Jewell Arcoren (Sisseton Wahpeton) and Hope Flanagan (Ojibwe/Seneca). They will talk about their work to bring the Dakota and Ojibwe languages to the youngest learners (ages 16 months to 5 years) in the Wicoie Nandagidendan program in Minneapolis.  

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  • KFAI volunteers and staff are proud to welcome the organization's new General Manager, Leah Honsky.  

    Leah comes to us from Missoula Montana, where she helped launch a successful commercial radio station called "The Trail."  She has Minnesota radio in her blood – Leah's uncle Jack Swanson owned and operated KCAJ-FM in Roseau, MN, and she attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis – the alma mater of many of KFAI's illustrious volunteers.  

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  • Jeff Dabe is a competitive arm wrestler from Stacy, Minnesota, who recently went to Las Vegas for the world championships in the left-handed division of the World Armwrestling League. The event that qualified him for the Vegas competition was broadcast on ESPN2.

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  • The Minneapolis Police and Fire departments are asking the public for help in solving a mystery.

     

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 as they talk with renowned Indian journalist Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock):

    Mark Trahant is a journalist, blogger, speaker, producer & correspondent for radio and video news shows, a Twitter poet, and a professor.

    Listen as Laura and Roy talk with Mark Trahant on First Person Radio, starting at 9am on Wednesday, July 29.  

     

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  • With Summer in full swing the Twin Cities has an abundance of food sources for shoppers at farmer’s markets. Augsburg College and the West Bank Community Coalition have teamed up to provide two opportunities for fresh produce and other foods. These new farmers’ markets will begin on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at the former Dania Hall site located next to The Nomad at 427 Cedar Ave. and Thursdays from 11am-2pm at the Augsburg College Ice Arena Plaza 2323 Riverside Ave.

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  • Earlier this year, Minnesota United soccer fans in Minneapolis rejoiced at the prospect of a Major League Soccer stadium slated for a site near the North Loop.  However, team owner Bill McGuire has recently begun looking elsewhere as Minneapolis city officials have been so far unwilling to offer tax breaks similar to what were offered to the Vikings.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with soccer writer and podcaster Wes Burdine, who's covered these developments for Northern Pitch and the

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