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Police: 2 Robbed At Gunpoint Near ‘U’

Two people were robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus early Tuesday morning. Minneapolis Police say the crime occurred at about 2:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Hard Times Café at 1821 Riverside Ave.

06/24/2014

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Flooding Postpones Minnesota Showboat Performances

High water on the Mississippi River has forced the Minnesota Centennial Showboat to postpone a week of shows. The University of Minnesota says performances of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” from June 20 to June 28 have been postponed. Tickets purchased for those performances will be honored for future dates.

06/21/2014

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Mudslide Causes Evacuation, Road Closures In Mpls.

A mudslide in Minneapolis caused evacuations and road closures Thursday evening. Deputy Chief Todd White from the Minneapolis Fire Department says the mudslide was first reported at about 7:15 p.m., and occurred on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.

06/19/2014

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‘U’ Rowing Team Rescues Woman From Miss. River

Members of the University of Minnesota women’s rowing team rescued a woman from the Mississippi River Wednesday morning. Two boats of elite college rowers hit the Mississippi at around 7 a.m. Head Coach Wendy Davis was following in a motorized boat when she saw the women near the Lake Street Bridge.

06/18/2014

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Fmr. Gopher, NFL Player Marion Barber Detained For Mental Health Evaluation

Former NFL running back Marion Barber III was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation after police were called to a Dallas, Texas suburb.

06/17/2014

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Small Explosion At U Of M Sends 1 To Hospital

One person has been transported to Hennepin County Medical Center after a small explosion at the University of Minnesota, according to authorities.

06/17/2014

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U Of M Extends Tuition Freeze

The University of Minnesota announced there will be no increase in the cost for classes for the following school year. The Board or Regents approved to extend tuition freeze for the 2014-2015 school year as part of an agreement that was made with Minnesota lawmakers last year.

06/14/2014

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‘American Idol’ Opens Auditions In Minneapolis

Attention, would-be music stars. “American Idol” is opening auditions for its new season in Minneapolis. The FOX singing contest show is holding nationwide auditions for its 14th season. Auditions will be held Wednesday at Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota. Host Ryan Seacrest is schedule to attend.

06/14/2014

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U Of M To Help With Farm Bill Education

The University of Minnesota is getting about $103,000 in federal money to help educate farmers and ranchers about the new farm bill.

06/13/2014

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Research: 40 Percent Drop In Minnesota’s Uninsured

The federal health overhaul has helped cut the ranks of uninsured people in Minnesota by about 40 percent, University of Minnesota researchers reported Wednesday in the first major assessment of the law’s effect in the state. The study estimated that the number of uninsured Minnesotans fell by 180,500 from Sept. 30 to May 1 — from about 445,000 people to about 264,500.

06/11/2014

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U Of M Biologist Studies Road Salt’s Effect On Butterflies, Other Wildlife

Minnesotans know the sand and salt used to clear the roads in the winter is helpful to drivers. For University of Minnesota biologist Emilie Snell-Rood, who didn’t grow up here, the MnDOT trucks made her curious.

06/09/2014

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University Of Minnesota Food Scientist Dies

A University of Minnesota food scientist has died, nine days after he was pulled from a private pool during a Memorial Day gathering in St. Louis Park. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Friday that 48-year-old Koushik Seetharaman died Tuesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. The cause of death was a lack of oxygen to the brain. Doctors believe he suffered a cardiac arrest in the pool.

06/07/2014

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05/30/2014

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‘U’ Says 300 Possibly Infected From Blood Sugar Test

The University of Minnesota is looking for 300 people who may have been exposed to infectious diseases owing to misuse of blood monitoring equipment at screening events. School officials said the people they’re seeking either live or lived in the Skyline high-rise in St. Paul.

05/30/2014

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Monarch Joint Venture: Plant Milkweed To Save The Butterfly

Experts said Monarch butterfly numbers are dropping dangerously low, but there’s an easy way you can help. The St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota has a garden specifically catered to pollenating and helping the Monarch butterfly.

05/26/2014

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