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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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Behind The Music: Children’s Hospital’s ‘Brave’ Cover

From the moment the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital’s nurses and patients unveiled their version of Sara Bareilles’ song “Brave,” it was sure to go viral. But Brittany Bloemke and Natalie Snyder never knew it would be this big.

05/09/2014

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Fundraising Makes Adopt-A-Rooms Possible At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital

The University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is truly unique in how it delivers care to kids, including building private, customized rooms that help kids heal by using research, input from families and smart room technology.

05/08/2014

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U Researcher Finds 1 In 4 Veterans Don’t Have Consistent Access To Food

A study led by a University of Minnesota researcher has found that one in four veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq is going hungry, as they don’t have consistent access to food.

05/08/2014

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‘U’ Study: Energy Drinks Lead To Other Unhealthy Habits

We’ve already heard that sports and energy drinks aren’t exactly healthy choices, but a new study from the University of Minnesota has now linked them to other vices. Researchers said teenagers who have one of those drinks at least once a week are more likely to smoke cigarettes.

05/07/2014

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Blazing Research Trails At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital

When you send your child to a hospital that specializes in children’s care, you expect to have the best doctors and nurses working on the case. You may not expect teams of researchers to be working on more than 200 different grants and contracts.

05/07/2014

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Plain Clothes, Special Care At Children’s Hospital

This week we’re taking a look at the University of Minnesota Children’s hospital and all of the things that make it stand out. Hospital visits for kids are most likely not a welcomed thing, but there are people on staff dedicated to making their stay easier to do and understand.

05/06/2014

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Virtual Rooms At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital Keep New Families Connected

All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital and all of the things that make it stand out. One problem that’s pretty universal is that hospital stays make it hard to connect with family, friends even the school classroom. Now imagine being a new parent separated from your baby.

05/05/2014

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‘U’ Issues Crime Alert After Violent Robbery

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after someone was assaulted and robbed by three men near the West Bank campus Thursday night. According to University officials, someone not affiliated with the U of M was walking near the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 20th Avenue South at about 8:30 p.m. when three men approached the victim from behind.

05/02/2014

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Report: 1 In 5 Women In College Sexually Assaulted

The Department of Education just released a report saying one in five women has been sexually assaulted while in college. Furthermore, figures from the study show only 12 percent of sexual assault victims report the crime.

05/02/2014

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Good Question: What Can Watching Sports Do To Our Bodies?

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it was the athletes doing all the work in Thursday night’s Wild-Avalanche Game 7. But plenty of fans had increased heart rates, higher blood pressure and sweaty palms – and those were the people that weren’t jumping up and down.

05/01/2014

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Cupid The Dog Is On The Mend After Leg Surgery

A few months ago, WCCO introduced you to a puppy who needed a little help. Cupid was first found on Valentine’s Day in a snow bank, and was taken in by Ruff Start Rescue. Both of his front legs were bowed out due to a deformity, making it tough for him to walk.

05/01/2014

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U Of M Police To Students After Recent Robbery: Put Your Phone Away

As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.

04/28/2014

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Eagle Injured After Flying Into Boat Is Recovering

A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin is on the avian equivalent of bed rest, its caretaker said Monday.

04/28/2014

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Gophers Basketball Adds 3 To 2014 Class

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team added three more players to its 2014 class on Monday as they signed National Letters of Intent, coach Richard Pitino announced. Minnesota has added forwards Gaston Diedhiou and Bakary Konate as well as guard Zach Lofton.

04/28/2014

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