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UMD Student Who Suffered Frostbite Gets New Hand

A University of Minnesota-Duluth student who suffered severe frostbite is getting a new hand. Alyssa Lommel tweeted a photo Monday night of her fitting.

06/10/2014

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UMD Plans Center To Train New Generation Of Miners

The University of Minnesota-Duluth is creating a new program to turn out more graduates who can work in the mining field. UMD geology professor Jim Miller says the goal of the Mineral Resources Center is to graduate people with a full understanding of the mining cycle, even if they specialize in certain areas.

04/23/2014

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2 Arrested After UMD Lockdown

Two people were arrested Thursday after witnesses saw someone with a gun on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The school was put in lockdown when a UMD employee called 911 after seeing a man drop a weapon. The university says a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were arrested, and a pellet gun was recovered.

03/06/2014

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UMD Athletics Sets Up Fund In Memory Of Matula

The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has set up a fund in memory of former Bulldog softball player Mandy Matula. The UMD Softball 1 Four Mandy Matula Fund was established in partnership with Matula’s family. The fund will provide financial support for the Bulldog softball program. Matula was a starting pitcher and utility player with the Bulldogs from the 2007 through 2010 seasons.

02/12/2014

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Teen With Severe Frostbite Recovers After Surgery

The mother of a University of Minnesota Duluth student who nearly froze to death last month says her daughter is recovering from surgery on her frostbitten feet. Teri Lommel writes that her daughter, Alyssa, lost only the tips of her toes on one foot, which should help with balance and walking and the other foot was amputated just below the ball of the foot.

01/08/2014

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Police: College Student Found On Porch Had Been Drinking

The Duluth Police Department has reportedly closed the case of a 19-year-old college freshman found unconscious on a neighbor’s porch. That student, Alyssa Jo Lommel, is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul this morning for severe hypothermia. She is in critical condition.

12/11/2013

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Minn. Emergency Rooms Prepared For Hypothermia, Frostbite Cases

A college student is in the hospital Tuesday night after experiencing just how cruel a Minnesota’s winter can be. Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel’s family says she may lose limbs after she spent all night Friday outside in subzero temperatures.

12/10/2013

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Duluth Student Hospitalized After Sub-Zero Night On Porch

A college student is badly hurt after spending all night in the cold. Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel was found unconscious on a neighbor’s porch in Duluth Saturday morning. The University of Minnesota-Duluth student had been dropped off at her own home more than nine hours earlier. Temperatures had fallen to minus 18, with a minus 36 wind chill overnight.

12/09/2013

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New Hockey Conference Approves Use Of Shootouts

The board of directors for the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference has unanimously approved the use of shootouts to break ties in conference games. The NHL-style shootouts involving three players from each team will be used if a game is still tied after the standard five-minute, sudden-death overtime period.

08/16/2013

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Gopher Hockey Announces Naming Contest For Minnesota Tournament

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program announced Friday it will host a contest to name its inaugural Minnesota Tournament at Xcel Energy Center next season.

06/21/2013

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UMD Researchers Develop ‘Nuclear Option’ To Fix Potholes

Researchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth have developed a revolutionary new treatment for those pesky potholes: Just nuke them. A decade of work has uncovered the unlikely combination of magnetite and microwave energy, a mixture that could lead to smoother roads and fewer orange barrels.

06/06/2013

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E.P. Police Release Info On Missing Woman’s Clothes

Eden Prairie Police have released a description of the clothing that 24-year-old Mandy Matula may have been wearing on the night she disappeared. According to police, Matula may have been wearing a sweatshirt with a University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) logo on it, as well as a pair of black Nike air tennis shoes, women’s size 8.5-9 with hot pink lining and white swooshes on the side.

05/10/2013

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Stink Bug Found In Duluth

Stink bugs are moving north in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Friday confirmed the brown marmorated stink bug has been found in Duluth. It’s the first time the invasive pest has been found in St. Louis County.

03/15/2013

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UMD Football Coach Bob Nielson Takes Job In Illinois

The head football coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth has accepted the head coaching position at Western Illinois University, according to sources.

12/19/2012

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Bemidji St. Holds Off Minn. Duluth 2-1

Bemidji State goalie Andrew Walsh made 33 saves as the Beavers beat Minnesota-Duluth 2-1 Saturday to split their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series with the Bulldogs.

12/08/2012

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