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MPD: 1 Injured In Dinkytown Shooting

Minneapolis police say a woman was injured in a shooting early Saturday morning in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood. The shooting happened on 14th Avenue Southeast and 4th Street Southeast near the University of Minnesota.

07/25/2015

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Mosquito Season In Minnesota: The Dos And Don’ts For Staying Bite-Free

Every Minnesotan has their own tips and tricks to keep mosquitoes away, but it’s time to dispel a few ugly myths that just won’t seem to die.

07/24/2015

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Crime Alert: U Student Threatened, Robbed On University Avenue

Officials say a University of Minnesota student was threatened and robbed of her purse early Tuesday morning near campus.

07/22/2015

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Good Question: Why Are Political Novices Attractive Candidates?

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Donald Trump leads Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush by more than 10 points.

07/21/2015

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Jerry Kill Announces Gophers Football Fall Camp Schedule

The University of Minnesota football team has just a few weeks until it starts fall camp, and coach Jerry Kill announced the team’s practice schedule on Tuesday. The Gophers are coming off their second straight 8-5 regular season and a loss to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

07/21/2015

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UMPD Arrest Thief Again, This Time With Bait Bike

University of Minnesota Police nabbed a bike thief with the help of a GPS-enabled bait bicycle, and it was not the first time they arrested the man. The theft happened last Thursday near Como Avenue Southeast and 27th Avenue Southeast. Footage shows the thief approach the bike, look around and then quickly cut the lock.

07/21/2015

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Wrestling Coach Hosting Basketball Camp? How J Robinson Does It

J Robinson is the University of Minnesota wrestling coach committed to some written in stone philosophies, so much so he believes what he teaches is applicable to all sports. So this summer, he’s trying an experiment and leaving his arena for another kind of sport.

07/16/2015

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‘U’ Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For Sandals

Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.

07/15/2015

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Single-Game Vikings Tickets Go On Sale

There’s only one month left until the Minnesota Vikings start their preseason games, and single-game tickets went on sale Tuesday.

07/14/2015

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After Daughter’s Death, Family Raises Money To Build A Chapel

She was only alive for eight months, but thanks to her parents’ determination, her memory will live on. Three years ago Marc and Mandy Seymour set out to raise $500,000 to build the Quinn Seymour Chapel inside the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

07/13/2015

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Talking Points: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Policy At The U Of M

The University of Minnesota is postponing the implementation of a new sexual assault policy over concerns that it might infringe on the rights of those who are accused.

07/12/2015

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Former Gopher Mike Reilly Hoping To Stay Local With Wild

The Wild are holding their developmental camp this week. It’s a chance to work with the up-and-coming prospects in the organization. One of those prospects is up-and-coming pretty quickly — former Gopher Mike Reilly is trying to go straight from one hometown team to another.

07/11/2015

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Family: Teen Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minn. Lake Has Died

A young swimmer who contracted a brain-eating amoeba in a western Minnesota lake has died, according to a family representative.

07/09/2015

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Teen Sickened By Amoeba In Minn. Lake ID’d; Still In Critical Condition

A young swimmer who contracted a brain-eating amoeba in a western Minnesota lake Tuesday has been identified.

07/08/2015

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Police: College Student Assaulted, Robbed On U Of M Campus

The University of Minnesota police say a college student who is not affiliated with the University was assaulted and robbed in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

07/08/2015

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Study: Sleep Pill Takers 2X More Likely To Have Daytime Car Accidents

Nearly seven percent of the population takes prescription sleep medications like Restoril or Ambien to sleep. But the American Journal of Public Health says those who take these pills at night are twice as likely to have a car accident during the day.

07/07/2015

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Gopher Women’s Basketball Releases 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings released the team’s 2015-16 non-conference schedule on Tuesday. The schedule is highlighted by the Gophers playing in the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico over Thanksgiving weekend and a road match-up at Duke On Dec. 3.

07/07/2015

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Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger Risk

According to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.

07/06/2015

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U Of M: 3 Suspects Assault & Rob 2 Victims Near Campus

The University of Minnesota says two victims – one of whom was a University student – were assaulted and robbed by three suspects off campus Saturday evening.

07/06/2015

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Jerry Kill Stresses Love For Football, Fun At Camps

Here is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don’t? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill’s camp and asked him just that.

07/05/2015

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Officers Learn First Aid Skills To Help K-9 Partners

There is a certain type of police officer who is more prone to injuries that others — K-9s. The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is trying to remedy that. They offered a new course for officers from all over the metro.

07/04/2015

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Hall Of Fame Tight End Charlie Sanders Dies At Age 68

The Detroit Lions say Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has died at age 68. Sanders, who played from 1968 through 1977, died Thursday from cancer. He spent 43 years with the Lions as a player, assistant coach, scout and radio broadcaster.

07/02/2015

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New Sports Uniforms Level The Playing Field For Muslim Girls

Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.

07/01/2015

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Gopher Football To Face Fresno State In 2018-19

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday that the football program has agreed to a home-and-home non-conference series with Fresno State. The Gophers will host the Bulldogs on Sept. 8, 2018, and travel to Fresno State on Sept. 7, 2019.

06/30/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Need A Leap Second?

Tuesday is going to feel to just a tiny bit longer. Just before midnight Coordinated Universal Time – or 7pm Central time – exactly one second will be added to our clocks. So, why do we add time? Good Question.

06/29/2015

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