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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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Day Declared For Mpls. Civil Rights Legend Dr. Josie Johnson

Students in Minneapolis celebrated the legacy of one of our community’s Civil Rights leaders. Mayor Betsy Hodges was at Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center to declare Friday “Dr. Josie R. Johnson Day.”

05/23/2014

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Gophers Hockey Announces 2014-15 Schedule

Coming off its second Frozen Four appearance in three years and a trip to the national championship game, the University of Minnesota men’s hockey program announced its schedule Thursday for the 2014-15 season.

05/22/2014

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Brian Buhr Named Dean Of U Of M Ag College

The University of Minnesota has named Brian Buhr as dean of its College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. Provost Karen Hansen announced the promotion Monday. Buhr had been interim dean and director since August. His appointment is effective June 16, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

05/19/2014

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Bill Clinton To Speak At U Of M Next Month

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at the University of Minnesota next month. Clinton will speak about the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

05/19/2014

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Gophers Softball Team Wins NCAA Regional

The University of Minnesota women’s softball team had a big weekend, winning the Minneapolis Regional of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Super Regional. The Gophers beat North Dakota State Saturday 4-1 in 10 innings, then got a come-from-behind 8-6 win over Auburn to win the regional.

05/19/2014

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Planting Way Behind For Farmers In Minnesota

Sunday’s beautiful weather is a relief to most of us, but one particular group is really grateful. Farms are finally buzzing with activity after a long cold winter and wet spring, which was a terrible combination for farmers. So, planting is way behind in many parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

05/18/2014

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U of M Hosts 3rd Annual State Robotics Competition

State tournament time always brings out the best in high school competition. However, on Saturday robots rather than athletes created the edge-of-your-seat drama. The third annual state robotics competition took place at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

05/17/2014

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Coach Kill Donates $100K To Help Teach Kids About Epilepsy

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.

05/15/2014

Cop Gets Kidney From Student, Then Pays The Kindness Forward

We’ve been following the recovery of a Minneapolis police officer who desperately needed a kidney donor, and found one after a two-year search. The donor was 20-year-old Sebastian Rivera, University of Minnesota student who he’d never met.

05/14/2014

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Former ‘U’ Research Assistant Arrested After Police Catch Him ‘Cooking Meth’

A 30-year-old man is in custody after police say he was caught cooking meth in a storage facility in St. Paul. According to the criminal complaint, Matthew Lee Krause was in the middle of cooking methamphetamine on May 9 in a storage locker at the Minikahda Storage facility at 1441 Hunting Valley Road when he opened the door and saw police officers.

05/14/2014

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Good Question: How Is Bail Determined?

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was out of jail Monday afternoon after posting $20,000 bail. He allegedly assaulted another man, leaving him in critical condition. But Neal Zumberge is still behind bars a week after he was charged with the murder of his neighbor. The New Brighton man WAS not able to make his $1.5 million bail.

05/13/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Young Zookeeper Takes Animals On The Road

This month, high school students in southern Minnesota will have a kangaroo, a fox and an armadillo in their classroom. In June, a nursing home will get a visit from a tortoise, a parrot and a dingo. It sounds strange, but it’s possible because of one guy who’s believed to be one of the youngest zookeepers in the country.

05/11/2014

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Target Names Interim CEO

Earlier this week Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel stepped down after the massive data breach that occurred last fall. Target named an interim CEO, John Mulligan, a Wisconsin native and University of Minnesota alumnus. Mulligan graduated from Regis High School in Eau Claire in 1983.

05/10/2014

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