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Woman Accused In U Student’s Death Arrested Again

One of the two people accused of killing a University of Minnesota student has been arrested again. Ashley Conrade was taken into custody for violating the terms of her release, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

10/30/2014

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Good Question: Will We Ever Be Wallet Free?

Owners of the iPhone 6 registered more than 1 million credit cards on Apple Pay in the first three days the service was offered. The app lets people pay for goods with their phone. In theory, when enough stores sign up, you won’t have to carry a credit card. For many people, cash has already been replaced by credit.

10/28/2014

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U Of M Hosts Circus-Themed Mental Health Fair

For many, recalling college years may bring back fond memories. But if you think hard enough, you may recall some dark days as well. On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota hosted a special event to help with those dark days called Cirque De-Stress.

10/28/2014

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March And Rally Seek To End Use Of ‘Redskins’ Name

The logo and mascot for Washington’s NFL team has been at the center of protests in the past. David Glass of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media is one of the offended sees the name “Redskins” as discriminatory and harmful. “We’re not mascots and its time for the ‘R’ word to go,” Glass said.

10/28/2014

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Stability & Familiarity Set In At Minnesota

In Richard Pitino’s second season as Minnesota’s coach, both he and the Gophers ought to be all the better for it. The players know his strategy, his personality and his expectations. He has learned their strengths and weaknesses, grasped the culture of the market and the program and figured out the routines of the job.

10/28/2014

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Study: U Of M Ranked In Top 30 For Best Global Universities

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus was ranked as the 29th best global university, according to a study done by U.S. News & World Report. The study, released Tuesday, ranks the U of M at number nine among U.S. public institutions and number three among Big Ten Conference public schools.

10/28/2014

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Gophers’ Boyd Gets 1st Star Of Week After Sweep Of Bemidji State

University of Minnesota men’s hockey senior Travis Boyd was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday after the Gophers swept Bemidji State in their first home series of the season. Boyd was named the league’s First Star of the Week after collecting four points over the two games in the series.

10/28/2014

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Good Question: Why Isn’t There An Ebola Vaccine?

Good question: When will and Ebola vaccine arrive?

10/27/2014

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U Of Minnesota Regent David Larson Dies At 70

University of Minnesota Regent and retired Cargill executive David M. Larson has died at age 70, the university said Monday. Larson’s family said he died Saturday after a brief illness, according to the university. Larson, of Wayzata, was in his second term as a regent.

10/27/2014

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Get To Know Gophers Basketball Coach Richard Pitino

In his first season, University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino found out right away you can make a lot of friends in the Twin Cities by winning. Pitino put together a roster in his first season of many unknown players and finished with a school-record 25 wins as Minnesota went onto win the NIT after just missing the NCAA Tournament.

10/27/2014

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New U Of M Apple Could Extend Apple Picking Season

A new apple from the University of Minnesota could extend the fall apple picking season. University of Minnesota researchers developed a new type of apple that would ripen in August, one month ahead of most apple varieties.

10/25/2014

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Illini Defense Delivers Win Over Gophers, 28-24

Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota.

10/25/2014

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Minnesota Clicking While Illinois Struggles

Minnesota has won four straight, is undefeated in the Big Ten and has locked up a spot in some kind of bowl game. Coach Jerry Kill says his Gophers (6-1, 3-0) have done all that without really playing their best.

10/24/2014

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Good Question: How Secure Is Our Border With Canada?

At more than 5,500 miles, it’s the longest-continuous international border. Three-hundred-thousand people cross it legally every day at more than 100 checkpoints. But just how secure is the border? Dr. William Beeman is a professor of Middle East anthropology at the University of Minnesota.

10/23/2014

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‘No Honor In Racism Rally’ Planned For Vikings-Redskins Game

A controversial football team is coming to town and not everyone is on board because of their name and mascot.
At a press conference Thursday, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media announced a rally, called “No Honor In Racism Rally,” which will be held during next week’s Vikings game.

10/23/2014

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