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Story by Allison Osberg

Aircraft noise has increasingly become a concern for South Minneapolis residents since last September when the Federal Aviation Administration changed take-off procedures on the north parallel runway at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Last week the Metropolitan Airports Commission held a public input meeting to record the residents questions and concerns.

A near-collision in midair last year led the Federal Aviation Administration to change some procedures at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Those changes were made quietly, but the result was a hike in jet noise for some residents of certain areas in South Minneapolis.

Al Franken is currently the lead contender in Minnesota’s US Senate race. He’s campaigning against incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and DFL underdog Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer. Last week, KFAI interviewed Nelson-Pallmeyer’s campaign manager following his surge of support in several Senate District conventions.

Ali Abunimah is the co-founder of Electronic Intifada:, a non-profit, independent publication committed to comprehensive public education on the question of Palesti

Two of KFAI’s summer Youth News Initiative participants will be featured at the 2010 All City Youth Media Network Showcase on Saturday, December 4th as part of Wall-to-Wall Walker: A Free 10-Hour Open House and Free First Saturday:, where families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am–3 pm.

A few weeks ago, three same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in Minnesota state court, claiming that their denial of marriage licenses was unconstitutional. Yet, within the last week, members of the Minnesota Family Council and their lawyers from the Alliance Defense Fund are attempting to intervene. KFAI’s Ian Yue has more.


Allyson Kennedy, Vice Presidential candidate of the Socialist/Workers party, recently visited the Twin Cities. She sat down with KFAI’s Tom Lisi to talk about her party’s vision for the country.

Do you know how well the schools in your community are doing in comparison to others in the whole state?

The Twin Cities will be gaining another important cultural organization in coming months. The American Craft Council has decided to move its headquarters from New York to Minneapolis and recently appointed Twin Cities native Chris Amundsen as the council’s new executive director.

In 1969, the University of Minnesota established the first American Indian Studies and second African American Studies departments in the United States. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic event, the University Libraries are exhibiting archival materials at the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank that chronicle the establishment of these pioneering programs.