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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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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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