University Of Minnesota
There was plenty of excitement among fans last Saturday after the University of Minnesota football team beat Michigan 30-14 to reclaim the Little Brown Jug. Gophers fans looking to see the Little Brown Jug for themselves and even take a picture with it can do so Wednesday and Thursday night.
On Tuesday, California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags like the ones used in Target and grocery stores across the country. The plastic bags will be phased out over the next two years, but people can still use them for vegetables and meats. Paper bags will cost 10 cents while reusable bags will be free to use.
A University of Minnesota crime alert says a student had a gun pulled on her and her purse stolen over the weekend, and police are searching for two of the suspects involved. The robbery happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning near the intersection of 12th Avenue Southeast and 6 Street Southeast in Minneapolis. That’s about three blocks from campus.
Families gathered at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings Saturday afternoon to watch The Raptor Center release hawks and eagles back into the wild.
University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency kick off a series of free seminars across Minnesota next week to help milk producers understand their options under a new federal dairy program.
A nationally renowned bio-security expert says the recent cases of the Ebola virus may turn into the largest outbreak we’ve ever seen. Dr. Michael Ostherholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, as well as a professor at the University of Minnesota.
It’s the place to call when a hurt bird needs help. The Raptor Center’s wildlife hospital has treated more than 16,000 birds during the last 40 years. Already, it’s helped 580 owls, eagles and falcons in 2014.
Scientists say a tiny but harmful snail species has taken up residence in the St. Louis River estuary. Doug Jensen of the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program says the discovery of faucet snails marks a substantial range expansion for the invasive species. He says they’re asking anglers, boaters and waterfowl hunters within the estuary to be especially vigilant about cleaning their boats, waders and other gear before leaving water accesses.
University of Minnesota police say there has recently been a string of scam phone calls targeting students, asking them to pay legal fees or overdue taxes. According to the university, the caller will identify themselves as a police officer, or FBI agent, and tell the potential victim they have overdue legal fees.
Minnesota at Michigan. The Little Brown Jug is on the line. So, it seems, is Brady Hoke’s job based on the noise coming out of Ann Arbor. Last week’s 16-point loss to Utah at home, following the 31-0 defeat at Notre Dame two weeks earlier, has made this as much a must-win game as there can be in late September.
A popular music venue appears to have shuttered for good. The 400 Bar was set to open at the Mall of America after its original location on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank closed earlier this year. Photos show an eviction notice on the door of the 400 Bar.
The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is the consensus preseason favorite to win the Big Ten Conference title this season, according to the coaches poll released Wednesday. The Gophers won the inaugural Big Ten title last year with a 14-3-3 record in league play.
Minnesota quarterback Chris Streveler walked into class on Monday after the victory against San Jose State and the teasing began. “Hey, Strev,” they cracked, “nice completion.”
Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner is still struggling with injuries to his knee and toe and remains a question mark for the Golden Gophers as they open practice to prepare for Michigan. Leidner missed the game last week against San Jose State, and coach Jerry Kill says it’s too early to count him out.
A local fraternity is catching some heat over a frat party at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where investigators say female students were allegedly given date rape drugs. Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is being investigated by school officials, its national organization and campus police. The party happened on Sept. 12, and according to the Huffington Post, girls considered “hot” were allowed to purchase index cards giving them all access to the house.