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Gopher Basketball Announces 2015-16 Big Ten Schedule

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2015-16 Big Ten season on Thursday, and the Gophers will be tested often. Minnesota is looking to bounce back from a 6-12 record in Big Ten play last year in Richard Pitino’s second season.

08/27/2015

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Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed Boost

Thousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company’s “Performance” tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. “Blast” customers will go from 50 to 105.

08/25/2015

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U Of Minnesota President Takes Responsibility For Hiring Teague

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says he takes “full responsibility” for hiring Norwood Teague as the Gophers’ athletic director. Kaler told WCCO-AM Wednesday he hired Teague and that he takes “full responsibility for doing that. That’s my job.”

08/25/2015

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Gophers Announce Contract Extensions For Pitino, Stollings

Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director.

08/25/2015

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Conference Focuses On Giving Law Enforcement, Health Officials Insight Into Addiction

More than 1,000 law enforcement, health care and drug court officials met at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday for a one-day conference on helping people suffering from prescription painkiller and heroin addiction, as well as mental health issues.

08/25/2015

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Firm That Vetted U Of M Athletic Director Deflects Criticism

The search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota’s athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.

08/25/2015

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Former U Of M Student Detained In Thailand

A photojournalist who attended the University of Minnesota has been released on bail in Thailand where he was detained for possessing body armor and a helmet.

08/25/2015

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Talking Points: Protecting Victims Of Sexual Harassment

Some lawmakers say Minnesota laws may need to be changed to help protect victims of sexual harassment.

08/23/2015

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Outdoor Sporting Events Brace For Severe Weather

Fans heading to the Minnesota Vikings preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium are being urged to prepare for stormy weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday afternoon for many Minnesota counties — including Hennepin — until 11 p.m.

08/22/2015

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Good Question: What Are We Missing When We Dine Alone?

What are we losing out on when we dine alone? Good Question.

08/19/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Public Garden In Minnesota

Steve Poppe loves plants. And with a name like “Poppe,” it is almost like he was destined to work with them. “I research horticulture, looking at and studying various aspects of growing veggies, flowers, fruits, raspberries, apricots, that sort of thing,” he said.

08/19/2015

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Using Sweet Grass To Repel Mosquitoes

This is the time of year mosquitoes most often transmit the West Nile virus. But there is an all-natural way to prevent mosquito bites by using sweet grass. Native Americans have used sweet grass for centuries for ceremonial purposes and weaving.

08/19/2015

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Minnesota President: Additional Complaints Against Teague

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says the school has received “a small number” of additional complaints of sexual harassment by Norwood Teague since the athletic director resigned.

08/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: Norwood Teague Documents, Stephen Colbert & More

From Trans-Siberian Orchestra to CBS Late Night to plus size clothing, here’s a look at the top four stories for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

08/18/2015

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Docs Show ‘U’ Paid Search Firm $112K To Recruit Norwood Teague

The University of Minnesota paid a search firm more than $112,000 in 2012 to find and help recruit Norwood Teague as athletic director. Teague resigned earlier this month after two women came forward with sexual harassment claims against him.

08/17/2015

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NFL, College Win Appeal Of Gun Case Involving Off-Duty Cops

The NFL and University of Minnesota have won the latest round in a legal fight over the ability of off-duty officers to carry handguns at Minnesota Vikings games.

08/17/2015

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New Moving Company Helps Customers And College Students

Most people hate moving. It’s strenuous on your body if you do the lifting yourself, and it can be strenuous on your wallet if you hire a company. But one company is offering a solution to the heavy lifting that also helps college students.

08/17/2015

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Talking Points: The Aftermath Of The Teague Scandal

The director of a center for sexual assault and harassment victims at the University of Minnesota says they have been getting more calls in the wake of the sexual assault scandal involving the university’s former athletic director.

08/16/2015

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Interview: Beth Goetz Talks Raising Money, Morale At The U

The interim athletic director for the University of Minnesota spoke with WCCO Radio on Sunday, commenting on her new job, morale at the institution and what the future holds.

08/16/2015

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Resources For Questions About Sexual Harassment

Katie Eichele, director University of Minnesota’s Aurora Center, visited WCCO Sunday Morning to talk with Esme Murphy about sexual harassment in the workplace. This comes after the resigniation of the U’s athletic director, Norwood Teague. The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education serves University of Minnesota and Augsburg College students, faculty and staff — providing counsel and advice for those seeking help for sexual harassment or assault.

08/16/2015

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Good Questions: Moths, Crops, Dog Days Of Summer

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores moths, crops and the dog days of summer.

08/14/2015

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U Of M President Backs Off Comments About Teague Resignation

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler retreated Friday from comments he made right after athletic director Norwood Teague’s surprise resignation over sexual harassment allegations late last week, when he suggested it all happened because Teague had been served too much alcohol.

08/14/2015

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U Of M Study States Black Bears Negatively Affected By Drones

A new study from the University of Minnesota claims black bears are affected by drones. Researchers looked at data from collared black bears living in northwestern Minnesota.

08/14/2015

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U Releases Timeline Of Events Leading Up To Teague’s Resignation

The University of Minnesota has released a timeline of events after the alleged sexual harassment that led to former athletic director Norwood Teague’s resignation.

08/13/2015

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2 Women Harassed By Teague Come Forward

The University Of Minnesota has released the statement of Ann Aronson and Erin Dady, the two women who filed the initial complaints of sexual harassment and assault by former athletic director Norwoood Teague.

08/13/2015

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