Public Affairs

Forever Home 2/9

Feb 9, 2017

Natasha | Contented Critters

Natasha is a 1 1/2 year. old Pointer mix. She was rescued off a euthanasia list. She is well mannered, likes other dogs and LOVES everyone. She has the sweetest disposition and I am so happy she is getting a new chance with a family of her own.

Brutus | Animal Allies

The Sanctuary

Some Minnesota horse rescues have stepped forward to help a group of wild horses in need in South Dakota (300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms).

But The Sanctuary in Barnum isn't one of them.

John Doberstein

One of Duluth's newest non-profits made a splash last Saturday night, holding a fact-based panel discussion with top-tier speakers about the proposed PolyMet mine -- and following it up with a social hour and live music.

It's not easy to admit you're using drugs.

Especially if you're pregnant.

Nor is getting off drugs, especially if you're pregnant, when "cold turkey" withdrawal can put the unborn baby through withdrawal, too.

That's where the M.O.M.s program on the White Earth Nation comes in: a program to help expecting mothers get off drugs, and support them medically, emotionally, psychologically and culturally.

Sara Mowchan must be a champion multi-tasker.

The project she submitted for the Knight Cities Challenge competition (one of three finalists from Duluth, among 144) not only pairs job seekers and residents of the city with professional opportunities ... it would use many of the city's historic - but unused - buildings as venues for the workshops.

To win, a project needs to focus on one or more of the following three criteria:

Forever Home 2/2

Feb 2, 2017

Morgan | Contented Critters

Morgan is a 5 year old American Bulldog mix. He was rescued from a euthanasia list at another shelter. He is a good boy, likes everyone and gets along well with other dogs.

Daiquiri | Animal Allies

Dead Man Winter
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We are excited to present Dead Man Winter at Pizza Luce on Saturday February 18th. As Trampled by Turtles have gone on hiatus, frontman Dave Simmonet continues with his side project, Dead Man Winter, and their second release, Furnace.

Doors 8pm | Music 9pm | 21+
SOLD OUT SHOW

Movies and television have tackled Ron Jones 1967 social experiment "The Third Wave" before.

But German student Dennis Gansel,  tired of the education programs in his country warning of the dangers of fascism and autocratic rule, suffering from "Holocaust fatigue," was bored by the whole topic.

Until he saw Schindler's List.

Suddenly, he had a new and powerful take on "The Third Wave" ... and his own life.

©Bryan French Photography

The One River, Many Stories project galvanized the community last spring, and now it's one of three finalists (among 144) in the Knight Cities Challenge competition.

To win, a project needs to focus on one or more of the following three criteria:

©Laura Erickson. All rights reserved.

A lot of our friends and neighbors headed to Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington.

Laura Erickson was one of them ... and she wrote about the experience in her blog.

Forever Home 1/26

Jan 26, 2017

Zeus | Contented Critters

Zeus is a 1 year old male Boxer/Lab mix. He was scheduled to be euthanized. I am so glad he gets another chance, he is a character. Gets along with other dogs, loves kids, and has been great with everyone he has encountered.

Orech (Izzy) | Animal Allies

"On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in Washington, D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history." ~ Women's March

The UMD Commission for Women invites the campus to get or stay civically engaged by writing to their legislators over the lunch hour on February 1, in the Kirby Student Center.

The hunt is OVER! The Golden 45 has been found!

Tune in to The Basement on KUMD 103.3fm. Clues are announced nightly after 9pm. Find the golden Frozen 45 and bring it back to the radio station to claim the reward! 

Our mission during Out Cold Week is to get the students of UMD outdoors during this chilly time of year. We have hidden a golden 45 record somewhere outside on the UMD campus—it is up to you to find it and return it to the KUMD station located in the basement of the Humanities building. To help narrow your search for the Frozen 45, clues will be released nightly after 9pm on The Basement. The first clue will be airing on Sunday, February 12th during Hip Hop Hotdish. Good luck and get outside!

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