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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 19-year-old woman who fell out of a sixth floor window at the University of Minnesota has died, according to authorities.
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.
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.
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.
Step inside the brick and glass building at the corner of 17th and University in Minneapolis and you might catch contractors putting on final touches. Beginning Monday, University of Minnesota students will be moving into the first new residential hall on campus in over 10 years. Each room will come with beds pre-lofted to save on precious space. And with some 71 bathrooms and showers in the building, there should be little waiting each morning where 600 students will be getting ready for class.
There has been a breakthrough in cancer research at the University of Minnesota.
University of Minnesota physicians will perform the world’s first cord blood transplant, which if successful, is designed to cure a pediatric patient of HIV/AIDS.
A University of Minnesota student’s dorm room has been raided by the FBI, according to a U of M representative.
A University of Minnesota athlete may have to give up his wrestling career to follow his passion for inspiring others.