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Project Consent

There's a national conversation taking place in our country now as the #metoo movement gathers momentum -- a conversation about consent.

But consent - what it is and, more importantly, what it's not - is an idea not limited to sexual encounters.

Forever Home 9/20

Sep 20, 2018

Hunter

Hunter is a nine month old Lab. He was turned over by his owner who was unable to tend to him due to her health. He is a healthy, happy, great looking speciment of the Lab breed. Hunter is available for adoption through Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary.

Elizabeth

By some accounts, people fear public speaking more than death.

So while Duluth Mayor Emily Larson is glad folks who are comfortable getting up in front of a crowd at a City Council meeting are speaking up about their concerns, she wanted to continue another option.

In addition to connecting with different people in different neighborhoods, her "City Hall in the City" listening sessions are giving folks a chance to share concerns in a way that makes them more comfortable.

KUMD's Adam Reinhardt reports.

Julianne Vasicheck

Julianne "Montana" Vasichek grew up playing hockey. She was a Team USA defenseman, an All-American with UMD and a three-time NCAA champ at UMD; twice as a player and once as the Hockey Equipment Manager/Strength and Conditioning Coach.

So it was bad enough when she got sick in 2008 and it turned out to be a rare, incurable, and untreatable liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). When a blood clot in her ailing liver sent her into the hospital and from there to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, her friends came to say goodbye.

©Stephanie Randby

A little kindness can go a long way.

Forever Home 9/13

Sep 13, 2018

Boof

Meet Boof. He is a one year old Boxer/Heeler mix. He was given up by owners who couldn't give him the time he needed. He was raised around children, other dogs and cats.  He's a real love who needs a family who will give him the attention he needs. Boof is available for adoption from Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary.

Casper

www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign

In 2015, Minnesota had the third–highest reported number of human trafficking cases, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. St. Louis County Commissioner Beth Olson spoke to KUMD about her recent round table discussion with the head of the Blue Campaign from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as well as local agency leaders. 

KUMD's contributing producer JP Rennquist brings us story about Denfeld High School, the most diverse high school north of the Twin Cities and one of the most diverse schools in the state overall.

For years, the existing Thunderbird-Wren Halfway House and Treatment Center has been providing individualized treatment to those suffering from chemical dependency.  However, its facility on 4th Avenue West in Duluth is showing its age.

City of Duluth/Imagine Canal Park

" ... Imagine no congestion

I wonder if you can

A plaza in Canal Park

Part of the city's plan.

Imagine there is parking

And, perhaps, it's free....."

~ with apologies to John Lennon

Jack Vinson/Flickr

Earlier this month, hundreds of Duluth friends and neighbors gathered for the 9th annual Hillfest celebration. The celebration takes part in the heart of Duluth's Hillside neighborhoods as traffic is shut down for a Sunday afternoon at the busy intersection of 6th Avenue East and 4th St.

Forever Home 8/30

Aug 30, 2018
UMD Office of Sustainability

UMD's first Free Store opened up at 10:30am last week on move-in day ... and some students arrived two or more hours early to get a spot in line.

The Office of Sustainability kept their plans - to make donated goods from last spring's move-out day available to incoming students - under wraps until just a day or two before it opened.

Hunger Solutions Minnesota

"If we want government that's responsive to us. we have to demand that," says Bharti Wahi.

The executive director of the Children's Defense Fund Minnesota says elected officials want to hear from their constituents, and it's her job to give folks the skills and confidence to tell their stories.   

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