Somalis make strides in Faribault, free speech protest, bleak prospects for stadium

Three Rivers bridging homeowner gap through Somalis

Faribault Daily News: “A local nonprofit is attacking a statewide problem: The staggering home ownership gap between whites and minority populations. And four years in, it’s starting to make strides — especially in Faribault’s burgeoning Somali population.”

Groups in Duluth protest Supreme Court ruling favoring corporations

Duluth News Tribune: “Protesters said they want to pass a constitutional amendment firmly establishing that money is not the same thing as free speech and that only people, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.”

Snowy Friday triggers nearly 500 crashes statewide

KARE11: “Snow enthusiasts were cheering Friday morning as a beautiful blanket of fluffy snow fell on the southern half of the state.”

Stadium prospects growing bleaker

Politics in Minnesota: “Despite the best efforts of advocates for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, a series of deadlines to advance a bill for a new professional football stadium have been undone by a steady stream of delays.”

Sommerfest moves to U as Orchestra Hall gets a redo

Star Tribune: “Music festival will take place at Ted Mann this year.”

Video of this morning’s subzero sunrise over steaming Lake Superior

Duluth News Tribune: “Lake Superior sunrises can be particularly beautiful on subzero mornings, as steam rises off the open water under the colorful sky. But if you don’t want to brave the cold weather, here’s a video of this morning’s sunrise.”

Eichten a thief, of the dial

Midday host and producer Gary Eichten has worn many hats during his 40-plus-year career at Minnesota Public Radio, including news director, special events producer and station manager. And now he can add another name to the list: 89.3 The Current DJ. Gary joins The Morning Show’s Jill Riley to talk about his career in radio and play some of his favorite songs.

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