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Generation Next Announces Plan To Bridge Achievement Gap

A group of Minnesotans say they have a new strategy to correct one of the state’s biggest disparities. Four out of 10 students make it to graduation in the city of Minneapolis, seven out of 10 in St. Paul, Minn.

08/18/2014

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Victim Escapes Attempted Robbery Near ‘U’

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after someone was the victim of an attempted robbery near the East Bank campus. The incident happened last Saturday at about 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of 15th Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast.

08/15/2014

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Date, Time Set For Gophers/Louisville Match-Up In Puerto Rico

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday the date and time has been set for the Gophers men’s basketball team to face off against Louisville in the Armed Forces Classic. Richard Pitino and the Gophers will face Rick Pitino and the Cardinals at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN.

08/14/2014

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University Says Faculty Research Fuels 15 Start-Ups

The University of Minnesota says it launched a record 15 start-up companies based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers during the past year.

08/14/2014

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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.

08/13/2014

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Progress Made, But Can Minnesota Take Next Step?

For the first time under coach Jerry Kill, Minnesota has made significant progress. Last season, the Gophers doubled their Big Ten victory total of the previous two years. Their eight wins were the most the program had in a decade.

08/13/2014

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Gophers To Face Wake Forest In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team finalized its match-up on Tuesday for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in early December. The Gophers will head to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and face Wake Forest at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in a contest that will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

08/12/2014

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1 Year Later, Both Parents In Same-Sex Couples Have Legal Rights

It’s been over a year since same sex couples have been allowed to legally wed in Minnesota. And in the months since gay marriage has been legal, for some couples, like Tara and Amy, the process of starting a family has changed, as well.

08/09/2014

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TCF Bank Stadium Uses Preseason To Prep For Vikings Games

Preseason football is underway, and without a home of their own the Minnesota Vikings have moved in to their temporary home at TCF Bank Stadium That means some big changes for fans.

08/08/2014

Washington Redskins

UMinn President: Keep Redskins Name Out Of Stadium

The University of Minnesota says it’s working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins’ nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November. University President Eric Kaler gave the assurances in a letter to U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat who has said using the name would violate school policies on equity and diversity.

08/07/2014

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The Skeleton Of The New Vikings Stadium Rises

A major transformation is underway at the site of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Steel girders weighing hundreds of thousands of pounds are getting hoisted into place for the new stadium roof. Hundreds of workers are transforming a hole in the ground to the steel skeleton of the Vikings stadium.

08/06/2014

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Sonic Deterrent System Used To Fight Carp Spread

A group of University of Minnesota researchers are trying to prevent the spread of Asian Carp in the Mississippi River. They just installed a new sonic deterrent system at Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis. Five speakers were mounted that produce a very specific type of sound.

08/05/2014

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WCCO’s Heather Brown Explores Secrets To Making Babies Sleep

WCCO’s Good Question Reporter Heather Brown knows the struggle to find sleep first hand. She’s been off the air the past two months concentrating on her newest job, being a mom. Heather and her husband, Joe, welcomed Riley Rose in May.

08/04/2014

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‘U’ Of M Fisherman Help Put College Fishing On The Map

Normally the Gophers’ biggest national success comes on frozen water, but a pair of University of Minnesota students recently had a big win out on the lake, bass fishing. So WCCO’s David McCoy went out on the water to hear all about it.

08/04/2014

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Pitino Names Pomeday Director Of Basketball Operations

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday he’s named a new director of basketball operations for the program. Pitino named Nate Pomeday, a former Big Ten Conference player at Northwestern, to the Gophers staff.

07/31/2014

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