General Announcements

The Immigration Act of 1965, allowed Asian family members, entrepreneurs and skilled workers to immigrate to the U.S.

Story by Lennie Chism

Minnesota voters will consider a constitutional amendment this Fall that, if passed, will define marriage as only being between “one man and one woman”. The intent is to prevent any court, judge or legislature from allowing gay marriage in the state.

The City of Minneapolis has recently been granted a 1.5 million dollar grant to assist prospective home buyers with down payments and closing costs.

June 17th marked the tenth anniversary of the peace vigils that activists began holding every week over the Mississippi River at Marshall Avenue and Lake Street bridge in 1999. KFAI’s Hamp Watson attended the vigil and spoke with participating activists.


This weekend, Hamline University in St. Paul will host one of the nation’s premier bisexual activism events at the 16th Annual BECAUSE Bisexual Empowerment Conference. KFAI reporter Jessica Folker spoke with BECAUSE 2010 co-chairperson Becky Saltzman to learn more about what the conference will offer and why the event is important in organizing bi communities across the Midwest.


The Twin Cities are in the midst of summer, meaning several things: lots of construction, intense gardening, and probably the most memorable, outdoor festivals and celebrations.

Tune in to the KFAI Evening News at 6 p.m. weeknights in September to hear the latest stories from the 2009 Youth News Initiative:

Story by Paul Brohaugh

Springtime in Northeast Minneapolis finds artists sprucing up their studios and perhaps finishing some pieces as they prepare to receive a whirlwind of art-hungry civilians in their places of creativity and work.

Three Hmong men from St. Paul have been missing in Laos since August 25. The missing men have been identified as Hakit Yang, 29; Cong Shi Neng Yang, 31; and Trillion Yunhaison, 41.