Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
By Doug MacRostie, host of Centertage MN. Big Walter Smith is the lead vocalist with the Groove Merchants and has personified the blues in MN for 40 years. Winner of multiple MN music awards, his 300 pound presence and velveteen voice have graced nearly every blues and R&B stage in the Midwest and he joins us to talk about “Royal Blue Cadillac,” his new album with the Groove Merchants this week on Centerstage MN. He came to Minneapolis back in 1970 for a two week MC gig which lasted over a year and a half. He fell in love, both with MN and his future wife, and has been here ever since.
This week on Minnesota Native News an Ojibwe elder could impact the election outcome in the 8th Congressional District, a coalition is working to increase the number of American Indians who can vote and a diverse group prepares to protest at the Minnesota – Washington NFL game.