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University Of Minnesota Names New Chief Of Police

The University of Minnesota has named a new chief of police Tuesday. Matthew Clark, of the Minneapolis Police Department, will join the university as the chief of police.

05/26/2015

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2 Como Park Students Battle Adversity, Head To College

May is a time to celebrate accomplishments, especially in the classroom. Two students at Como Park Senior High School battled adversity to beat the odds and now are excited about the next step: college.

05/26/2015

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Gopher Basketball Adds Jordan Murphy To 2015 Recruiting Class

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that forward Jordan Murphy has been added to the 2015 recruiting class.

05/20/2015

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Pitino Announces Changes To Gophers Coaching Staff

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday two additions to his coaching staff. Nate Pomeday, who had been the director of basketball operations, was promoted to become an assistant coach.

05/19/2015

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What’s In $42 Billion? Minnesota’s Next Budget At A Glance

Minnesota’s Legislature descended Monday into the usual, end-of-session flurry of finalizing and passing bills.

05/18/2015

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Long-Time Hygienist Graduates U Of M Dental School At 60

Spring time is graduation time, when young people look forward to what’s next.
But there was a commencement at the University of Minnesota Friday morning that featured one graduate who is 60 years old.

05/15/2015

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‘U’ Issues Crime Alert After 2 Women Robbed Near Campus

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after two women were robbed near the East Bank campus early Thursday morning. Minneapolis Police say the robbery happened at about 2:05 a.m. near the intersection of 8th Street Southeast and 14th Avenue Southeast.

05/14/2015

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‘The Best Thing I’ve Done': Woman On Choosing To Be A Single Mom

Everyone can agree: Raising kids is no easy task. Doing it as a single parent is even harder. But recent statistics show the birth rate of unmarried women is on the decline in every age group, except one.

05/13/2015

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Gophers Basketball To Host Clemson In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will host Clemson in the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, officials announced Wednesday. The Gophers will host the Tigers at Williams Arena on Monday, Nov. 30.

05/13/2015

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The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For Birds

The effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.

05/11/2015

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At 74, Gophers Great Bobby Bell To Earn College Degree

Thursday will be a big day for former University of Minnesota football legend Bobby Bell. At 74 years old, he’s set to finish his college education that started at Minnesota 56 years ago. He will earn his degree from Minnesota.

05/11/2015

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University Admits Missteps In Second Drug Study

The University of Minnesota is apologizing to a Rosemount man who claimed he was coerced into enrolling in a schizophrenia drug trial. It’s the second local case to raise questions about patient safeguards during research.

05/09/2015

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‘U’ Rape Case Now A ‘Student Crisis Intervention’

University of Minnesota officials say a case originally reported to police as a sexual assault in a dorm room is now being classified as a student crisis intervention. Officials sent out a campus alert Tuesday after the alleged assault at Sanford Hall early Sunday morning. A student reported that two strangers pulled her into her dorm room and raped her at knifepoint.

05/07/2015

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Campus Police Say Dorm Assault Wasn’t Stranger Attack

University of Minnesota police say they’re no longer investigating the sexual assault of a female student in a dorm as an attack by strangers.

05/07/2015

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‘U’ Police: Dorm Rape Victim Knew Her Attackers

University of Minnesota police now say a student who says two men raped her in her dorm room knew her attackers. The attack happened early Sunday morning at Sanford Hall. The student originally told police she didn’t know the men who approached her in the hallway outside her room.

05/06/2015

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Gophers Basketball Adds Ahmad Gilbert To Signing Class

University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday the addition of Ahmad Gilbert to the 2015 recruiting class. Gilbert, a 6 foot, 6 inch forward out of Pennsylvania, signed Tuesday to play for the Gophers this year.

05/05/2015

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Alert: 2 Men Threatened, Raped U Student On Campus

The University of Minnesota sent out a campus alert Tuesday saying a student was raped over the weekend after two men walked into her room and threatened her with a knife.

05/05/2015

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Good Question: How Old Are We When We Retire?

Growing up, many of us assume we’ll just retire by our own choice at age 65. But a new survey finds we’re actually leaving our jobs earlier than that.

04/30/2015

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Hold Onto Your Hats, Mpls. Prepares To Celebrate The Kentucky Derby

With the sun expected to be shining this Saturday, the Kentucky Derby is a great excuse to rock awesome head gear. WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia spoke with one local milliner, Karen Morris, about the hat trends for this Derby season.

04/30/2015

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Vets Investigated After Dogs Burned By Heating Pads

A Minnesota couple blames their veterinarian for burning their dogs so badly it killed one of them. But what happened after, they consider even worse.

04/27/2015

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Tuition Freeze’s Fate Uncertain At Capitol This Year

Students at Minnesota’s public colleges may have to brace for a tuition bump, as legislative appetite seems to have waned for moves to shift rising costs from students to the state.

04/27/2015

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Lynx Sign Draft Picks Gray, Kelley

The Lynx announced the signings Monday of second-round draft pick Reshanda Gray, who was chosen 16th overall, and third-rounder Shae Kelley of Minnesota, who was picked 35th overall.

04/27/2015

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U Of M President Eric Kaler Shares Thoughts On Education Funding

The University of Minnesota is asking the state for $65.2 million. President Eric Kaler told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that their top priority is to continue the tuition freeze.

04/26/2015

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Gopher Football To Have 4 Night Games In 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that the Gophers football team will have four night games in the 2015 season that will be nationally televised. The prime time games will be highlighted by Minnesota’s season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3, at TCF Bank Stadium.

04/23/2015

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Gopher Basketball Adds Transfer Reggie Lynch

University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that center Reggie Lynch has been added to the program. Lynch, an Edina native, is transferring to Minnesota after spending two years at Illinois State.

04/22/2015

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