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‘U’ To Offer Gender-Neutral Housing

The University of Minnesota will soon offer gender-neutral housing. Up to several dozen upper-division students will have access to the campus apartments, beginning in the fall of 2015. Anyone, regardless of their sex or gender identity, will be able to live there.

12/28/2013

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David Cobb: The Gopher’s Force On Foot

The Golden Gophers’ running back David Cobb epitomizes the style Jerry Kill and his staff believes in: Run the football – hard.

12/26/2013

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‘U’ Program Seeks To Help Military Families Reconnect

For military members returning home from deployment, the adjustment back to everyday life can be difficult. Veterans can take advantage of many different resources, from job training to emotional support. But one area that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the family. Now there’s a new study at the University of Minnesota to help parents and children cope with the return home.

12/21/2013

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Police Continue To Investigate After ‘U’ Student Found Dead

Police are still trying to figure out how a University of Minnesota student ended up dead outside over the weekend. The freshman’s body was discovered Sunday morning, just east of the Stone Arch Bridge, along Main Street in Minneapolis.

12/16/2013

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U Of M Study Looks At The Dangers Of E-Cigarettes

For years, the University of Minnesota has been doing research on tobacco and tobacco-related products. The dangers of the emerging market of electronic cigarettes is still widely unknown.

12/11/2013

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After 28 Robberies Near ‘U’ Campus, MPD Taking Action

A rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.

12/05/2013

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Armed Robbery Reported Near University Village

Another armed robbery has been reported at the University of Minnesota, this time near the University Village. Authorities said the incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the bus stop in front of University Village on University Avenue between 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue SE.

12/03/2013

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New Transplant Tech Keeps Lungs Warm, Ready To Work Immediately

Last week, a new lung transplant procedure was used at the University of Minnesota, and for the first time in the Midwest. The new technology keeps the lungs warm and breathing from the time they leave the donor. Common practice has been to keep the organs on ice before transplant.

11/21/2013

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‘U’ Student Robbed At Home Near Campus

Police are investigating yet another armed robbery of a University of Minnesota student. This time, it happened around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 11th Avenue SE and 8th Street SE.

11/21/2013

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Suspected Gas Leak Clears U Of M Building, No Leak Found

A University of Minnesota building was evacuated because of a suspected gas leak, but no gas was found. Students were cleared from the chemical engineering building on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus Monday afternoon.

11/11/2013

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Zach Sobiech’s Family Gives ‘U’ $568K Check

During Saturday’s Gopher football game, the family of Zach Sobiech gave the University of Minnesota a check for $568,000 on behalf of their son.

09/22/2013

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Woman Who Died After Falling From ‘U’ Dorm Window ID’d

A 19-year-old woman who fell out of a sixth floor window at the University of Minnesota has died, according to authorities.

09/08/2013

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Woman Falls From 6th Floor Of U Of M Dorm

University of Minnesota Police are investigating how a woman fell out of a 6th floor window at a residence hall early Saturday evening. Authorities say the woman was taken to the hospital after she fell from the window at Yudof Residence Hall on the campus’ east bank shortly before 6 p.m. They say she is not a U of M student. Investigators are continuing to look into what happened, but say it appears to be an accident.

09/07/2013

Gopher Hockey Player Suspended After DWI

An incoming University of Minnesota freshman hockey player has been indefinitely suspended after a DWI arrest Saturday. Gabe Guertier, 18, was pulled over by University Police early Saturday morning. He was detained at the Hennepin County Jail for several hours after being charged with fourth-degree DWI. Gopher mens hockey coach Don Lucia announced Sunday that Guertier would be suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. His suspension will be re-evaluated in November.

09/01/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: MLB Start Times, Corn Silk, ‘Ski-U-Mah’

Judy from Minneapolis wants to know: Why do MLB games start at 10 minutes after the hour instead of on the hour? According to Twins spokesman Kevin Smith, the start time are to accommodate radio and television networks that come on the air at the top of the hour. It gives them time to set up the game, welcome everyone and sometimes take a commercial break.

08/30/2013

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