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Gophers Sweep Final Big Ten Weekly Hockey Awards

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team got all three individual awards from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday after sweeping Penn State over the weekend to win the league’s regular season title.

03/17/2015

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Minnesota Women Seeded No. 8 In NCAA Tournament

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons. The Gophers got an eighth seed and will open the tournament Friday at 4 p.m. CDT against ninth seed DePaul in South Bend, Indiana.

03/16/2015

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Mike Reilly Named Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Year

University of Minnesota junior Mike Reilly was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year on Monday. Reilly was also selected First Team All-Big Ten as the league handed out its end-of-season awards.

03/16/2015

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Gopher Women Beat RIT, Advance To Frozen Four

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team beat RIT 6-2 Saturday at Ridder Arena to earn a trip to the Frozen Four. It will be the Gophers’ 11th appearance in the national semifinals.

03/15/2015

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Gophers Sweep Penn State To Win Big Ten Title

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Penn State 6-2 Saturday night at Mariucci to complete a weekend sweep of the Nittany Lions. The win, coupled with Michigan State’s win over Michigan, let the Gophers earn their second straight Big Ten Conference regular season title.

03/15/2015

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With Borer Spreading, Towns Sacrifice Their Leafy Canopy

Since she was a child, the giant ash tree that towered over Rebecca Robinson’s small home offered a cool refuge during sultry Midwest summer days. It was the same down her tree-lined neighborhood’s block and throughout much of Waterloo, a leafy Iowa city that’s home to about 4,000 ashes.

03/15/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First-Team All-America selection Friday by ESPNW contributors. She’s the fifth player in Gopher women’s basketball history to earn the honor and first since Janelle McCarville in 2005.

03/14/2015

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Pawlenty Appraises 2016 GOP Contest As Between Bush, Walker

One-time presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sees the contest for the GOP’s nomination coming down to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.

03/13/2015

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Good Question: Where Does All The Dust Come From?

It’s that time of year when we get way back in the nooks and crannies of our homes with a mop, or a cloth or a broom. It’s also when we find dust in places we’d long forgotten to clean. Daniel from Sauk Rapids has been doing some deep spring cleaning, so he emailed WCCO wondering: Where does all the dust come from?

03/10/2015

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A Short History Of Target

Target’s massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 — a discount chain.

03/10/2015

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Gophers Walker, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten Honors

University of Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Maurice Walker were recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Monday, which handed out its end-of-season awards to the league’s top players.

03/10/2015

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Gophers Get Rutgers In Opener At Big 10 Tournament

Minnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.

03/09/2015

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No Evidence Of Chemical Leak Discovered Inside U Of M Buildings

Things are returning to normal after two buildings on the University of Minnesota campus were evacuated Thursday morning due to a possible chemical leak.

03/05/2015

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U of M Governing Board Election To Choose New Members

Legislators are preparing to appoint more than one-third of the University of Minnesota’s governing board. House and Senate lawmakers will tap five people for the Board of Regents in an election Wednesday night. The board is a key decision-making body at the state’s flagship university.

03/04/2015

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Parents Of Killed U Of M Band Member Get Apology In Court

The parents of a U of M band member killed on his motorcycle say they got an apology in court Wednesday. The apology came from the teenager who crashed into him.

03/04/2015

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More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop Charges

After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.

03/04/2015

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Gophers’ Brandt Wins Women’s WCHA Player Of The Year

Hannah Brandt and Rachel Ramsey claimed the top honors as the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team took eight awards from the WCHA, the league announced Wednesday.

03/04/2015

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Minnesota’s Zahui B Named To Naismith Trophy Top 10 List

A day after being named the Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy. The award goes to the Player of the Year in women’s college basketball. Zahui is one of 10 semifinalists.

03/03/2015

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Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?

Some Republicans don’t want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.

03/02/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui Named Big Ten Player Of The Year

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. was named the league’s Player of the Year by the media.

03/02/2015

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No Jail Time For Fmr. Gophers QB In Mankato Bar Brawl

Former University of Minnesota football player Philip Nelson will not serve any jail time following a fight outside a Mankato bar last May. Nelson heard his sentence before a packed courtroom in Blue Earth County Monday.

03/02/2015

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Gophers Football Opens Spring Practice March 3

Coming off its second straight 8-5 season and third consecutive season to end with a bowl game, the University of Minnesota football team opens spring practice on Tuesday.

03/01/2015

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Dixon, No. 17 Iowa Women Pull Away From Minnesota 92-76

Melissa Dixon hit eight 3-pointers and scored 27 points, two other players got close to triple-doubles on Sunday and No. 17 Iowa set a record for home wins with a 92-76 win over Minnesota that also secured No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tournament for the Hawkeyes.

03/01/2015

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Report: U Of M Should Do More To Protect Research Subjects

Investigators say the University of Minnesota should do more to protect vulnerable participants in human research trials.

02/27/2015

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Don Lucia Ties ‘U’ Record For Overall Wins

Gophers hockey coach Don Lucia just earned his 390th career victory with the University of Minnesota. That ties him with Doug Woog for the most wins in Gophers coaching history.

02/27/2015

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