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Good Question: How Effective Is The Endangered Species List?

The DNR announced Monday that the bald eagle, gray wolf, snapping turtle and 26 other animals and plants would be off the state’s endangered species list. It’s the first change to the list in 17 years. Richard Baker, the endangered species coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, argues that it’s very successful. He calls the case of the bald eagle the perfect example.

08/19/2013

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Head Of Minn. Retirement Fund Heads For Retirement

Wanted: Prudent, investment-savvy individual to manage $65 billion in state assets. Decisions scrutinized by top Minnesota leaders. Results affect pension accounts for thousands of retired public workers. A nationwide hunt is on for a successor to Howard Bicker, who is leaving his post as State Board of Investment executive director this fall. Bicker has spent more than four decades in the overlooked but important wing of state government, the last 32 years at the helm.

08/04/2013

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MN Prof. Talks Supreme Court Ruling On Voting Rights Act

A professor with Macalester College calls Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling nullifying part of the Voting Rights Act a “step back.” The court rejected a provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires some states and localities to get federal approval before changing voting laws.

06/25/2013

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Macalester Commencement Brings Tongue-Twisters

Reading the names of more than 500 graduates is no easy task, especially when they come from 46 countries. But that’s the job of Macalester College registrar Jayne Niemi during Saturday’s commencement.

05/18/2013

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Minnesota Teacher Of The Year On WCCO

Megan Olivia Hall made the local media rounds Monday after being chosen as the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year!

05/06/2013

Senior Kat Lenhart's a two-time All-Region, All-MIAC defender for Macalester. Now she has to overcome ACL rehab for the 2012 campaign. (credit: Christopher Mitchell/Macalester College)

Macalester Football To Join MWC In 2014

Macalester College says its football program will join the Midwest Conference in 2014.

04/24/2013

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Sit-In Continues At Macalester College

A couple dozen students spent the night in the Macalester College administration building where they’re protesting the school’s ties to Wells Fargo.

04/24/2013

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Behind the Ballot: College Student Runs For State Office

Andrew Ojeda is a junior at Macalester College in St. Paul, and he’s pulling all-nighters for a different reason this fall.

09/28/2012

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Libertarian President Candidate To Speak In Minn.

The Libertarian Party candidate for president is speaking at Macalester College.

09/21/2012

Good Question

Good Question: Do Strikes Pay Off?

We know clearly who the biggest loser is in the Chicago teachers strike: the kids who should be in the classroom. With the NHL lockout: it’s the fans losing the game they love to watch.

09/17/2012

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Jill Biden Slated To Campaign In St. Paul, Hopkins & Brooklyn Park

Jill Biden is scheduled to make campaign stops Friday in Brooklyn Park, Hopkins and St. Paul, the Obama campaign announced Wednesday.

09/12/2012

Macalester College, Fallen Soldier

Macalester Honors Fallen Alum

Friends, fans, and former teammates helped dedicate a memorial at Macalester College to a former player who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

09/08/2012

Senior Kat Lenhart's a two-time All-Region, All-MIAC defender for Macalester. Now she has to overcome ACL rehab for the 2012 campaign. (credit: Christopher Mitchell/Macalester College)

Beyond Bounds: N.C. Native Lenhart’s Found A Home In Minn.

Senior Kat Lenhart is a long way from home. Back in North Carolina, her Asheville-area home boasts the Appalachian Mountains as her backyard.

09/06/2012

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Unions Face Declining Membership, Education Void

As Americans celebrate Labor Day, labor unions are facing a steadily declining membership. In 2011, the number of Minnesota workers belonging to a union was 371,000, representing 15.1 percent of the state’s wage and salary workers.

09/03/2012

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Macalester Alumnus Has A Horse In The Biggest Race

Macalester College alumnus Jerry Crawford has a vested interest in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The 1971 graduate co-owns one of the 20 horses competing in the 138th running of the derby – Dullahan.

05/04/2012

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Kentucky Derby Hopeful Proudly Represents Macalester

Macalester College will have a presence at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

05/04/2012

Birth Control, Pills, Yaz, The Pill

Good Question: Why Are Catholics Against Birth Control?

The Obama Administration’s decision to force all employers to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans, including religious-affiliated institutions like hospitals and universities, is creating incredible controversy.

02/10/2012

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More Minn. High Schoolers Try For College Credit

A new study finds a surge in the number of Minnesota high school students who took classes worth college credit.

01/09/2012

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Colleges Ban Sale Of Water Bottles, Create Controversy

What some are drinking on a Minnesota college campus is creating controversy and it has nothing to do with alcohol.

09/13/2011

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News Regarding Famine Gets Worse For Somalis

For the tens of thousands of Somalis living in Minnesota, the news just got worse regarding famine in their homeland.

09/05/2011

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Macalester College Goes To The Dogs As Finals Loom

As finals near, Macalester College is going to the dogs.

04/30/2011

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Macalester Students Hug Dogs Before Final Exams

Stressed out students at Macalester College in St. Paul will get a change for some doggie therapy on Saturday when alumni and faculty are being encouraged to bring their dogs to campus.

12/08/2010

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