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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.

KUMD is proud to sponsor the NorthShore Inline Marathon on September 15th.

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.   

©JP Rennquist

UMD's Welcome Week celebrations have been controversial in the past. Not the official celebrations - mainly those of upperclassmen, who line busy streets near the University with signs and sentiments in questionable taste.

  Felisha

Felisha is a senior female terrier who was dumped out of a car. She is house- and crate-trained, friendly and likes attention. She does not see well but gets around just fine. Super smart lady looking for a human to love on her. Felisha is available for adoption through Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary.

Mina

Community Action Duluth

As back to school looms on the horizon, all kinds of people think about going back themselves.  Maybe it's to get a GED, maybe it's to learn some things about finances or home buying.

Porsha Cline and Community Action Duluth serve up evening classes, help with transportation and child care and perhaps the most important ingredient in helping folks make changes to get ahead: hope.

More information about Community Action Duluth's classes is available here.

© 2018 23rd Veteran

KUMD talks with Mike Waldron of 23rd Veteran, an organization assisting veterans in their transition from military to civilian life through an innovative positive reconditioning program.

23rd Veteran is hosting a bus ride for veterans for Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair on August 28th.

Kristine Osbakken of Basic Income Guarantee Minnesota (BigMN), a grassroots organization advocating for an emancipatory Basic Income, talks with us about the concept of basic income and their recent potluck on Sunday August 5th with guest speaker Stefan Ziller a Berlin state government MP.

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