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U Of Minn. Solar Car Places 2nd In 1,700-Mile Race

For the racers in the American Solar Challenge, just finishing the course is a major accomplishment. The race started in Austin, Texas, last Monday. After eight days on the road, and 1,700 miles through 7 states, the University of Michigan racer crossed the finish line in Minnesota first. The University of Minnesota team finished second.

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Gopher Legend Bob McNamara Laid To Rest

He just lived to make others feel good. That’s the way most describe Gopher great Bob McNamara. The legendary halfback and fundraiser died Sunday. He was considered one of the best football players to come through the University of Minnesota.

07/26/2014

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‘U’ Getting More Selective Amid Record Number Of Applicants

University of Minnesota admissions representatives report the Big 10 School saw a record 44,000 applicants in the last year heading into this fall semester. The university reports there has been an upward trend most years for the past decade.

07/25/2014

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UMinn Reaches Milestone With Neutrino Detector

The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe. More than 700 undergraduate students built the detector over four years in a large warehouse in Minneapolis.

07/24/2014

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TargetExpress Opens In Dinkytown

Target unveiled its latest store concept in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood Wednesday, and it’s the smallest one yet. TargetExpress, at the corner of SE 5th Street and SE 14th Avenue, is one-sixth the size of a traditional Target, about one-ninth the size of a SuperTarget. It’s focused on essentials that people nearby would want.

07/23/2014

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Jerry Kill Announces Gopher Football Fall Camp Schedule

The University of Minnesota football program announced Tuesday its practice schedule for the upcoming fall camp before its season-opening game on Aug. 28.

07/22/2014

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Gophers All-American McNamara Dies At 82

Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82. The university announced McNamara’s death on Monday. The school says McNamara died after a long illness on Sunday night.

07/21/2014

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Vikings Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that single-game tickets and two-game packages for the upcoming season will go on sale Tuesday morning. It’s the team’s first of two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.

07/21/2014

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How To Get Involved In Minnesota’s Theater Community

Introduce yourself to Minnesota’s theater scene.

07/21/2014

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‘U’ Motorcycle Officer Injured In Minneapolis Chase

A University of Minnesota motorcycle officer was injured in a high-speed chase Saturday morning in Minneapolis. According to Minneapolis Police, the incident happened just after 11 a.m. in Seven Corners near the U of M’s West Bank campus. The officer ran the plate of a black SUV with a trailer attached to it and found that it was stolen.

07/19/2014

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-18-14

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07/18/2014

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U Of M’s Guertler Granted Release From Hockey Team

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that sophomore Gabe Guertler has been granted a release from the hockey program.

07/17/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: U of M Dairy Salesroom

I’m always on the hunt for hidden food gems throughout the Twin Cities. Whether it’s a farmer’s market in the dead of winter or a roadside farm stand, I like to share my good finds. One such find is the University of Minnesota’s dairy salesroom.

07/15/2014

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U Of M Approves Contract Extension For President Kaler

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it has agreed on a contract extension for President Eric Kaler. Kaler signed a five-year contract extension that will keep him as the U of M president through June 30, 2020.

07/10/2014

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Crime Alert Issued After Groping Incidents On U Campus

In the past three weeks, in broad daylight, someone walked up to two University of Minnesota students and grabbed them. In both cases a man approached the women near campus, touched them inappropriately and ran off.

07/09/2014

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