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Good Question: What Is The Tiger Woods Effect?

The odds of him winning the Masters Tournament are 25 to 1, but all eyes will still be on Tiger Woods this weekend.

04/09/2015

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Mosquito Experts Meet To Eradicate Summer Pests

A regional conference in the Twin Cities will have a bearing on how much you’ll enjoy the coming summer.

That’s because 120 members of the North Central Mosquito Control Association are gathered at the University of Minnesota to discuss insect control strategies and surveillance.

04/09/2015

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U Of Minnesota Lab Sees Deluge Of Tests Amid Flu In Turkeys

Turkey growers across Minnesota are doing all they can to stop the spread of the deadly avian influenza. It’s wiped out flocks at nine farms in six different counties since just last month.

04/09/2015

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Once A Gophers Quarterback, Adam Weber Returns As Coach

The Gophers added a veteran quarterback before spring practice, kind of. Adam Weber has returned as a graduate assistant, ready to make a new name in his football career as a coach.

04/08/2015

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Gophers Name Jenny Hansen Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach

Jenny Hansen has been promoted from interim coach to full-time head coach for the Minnesota women’s gymnastics team. Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague made the announcement on Tuesday.

04/08/2015

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Eastern Kentucky Hires Gophers Assistant Dan McHale As Head Coach

Eastern Kentucky has hired former Minnesota and Louisville assistant Dan McHale as the Colonels’ 20th head coach. McHale will be introduced Thursday at a news conference.

04/08/2015

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Minnesota Teen Accepted At All 8 Ivies

A Minnesota high school senior has a tough choice ahead after being accepted by all eight Ivy League schools. Mounds Park Academy says senior Munira Khalif has also been accepted at Stanford, Georgetown and Minnesota.

04/08/2015

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New ‘Smart’ Tennis Racket Improves Swings With Data

In our data-driven world, sports is increasingly embracing data to try and gain an advantage.

And now, that data is making its way into actual sports equipment.

04/07/2015

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Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B Declares For WNBA Draft

The University of Minnesota announced Monday that sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. will forego her final two seasons with the Gophers and declare the WNBA Draft.

04/06/2015

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MN Cup, A Resource For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

MN Cup supports entrepreneurs throughout Minnesota with programs, events and an annual competition.

04/05/2015

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Forbes Ranks University Of Minnesota Among Nation’s Top Employers

The University of Minnesota has been named one of the top employers in the nation. The list by Forbes consists of 500 employers out of 200,000 companies nationwide. They ranked the U of M as the 10th best in education and 65th best overall.

04/03/2015

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Gophers Coach Pitino: ‘I Am Very Happy At The U’

Amid much speculation that the University of Alabama was showing interest in him, Gopher men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino seems to be staying put. Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers.

04/03/2015

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Good Question: What Are Our Busiest Freeways?

Millions of drivers use metro freeways in Minneapolis and St. Paul every day to get to and from work, run errands or just shuttle around. In fact, MnDOT says the Interstate 35W/Interstate 94 interchange can see up to 180,000 people a day.

04/02/2015

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Body Recovered From Mississippi River ID’d As Missing U Of M Student

Officials said the body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday evening. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office said the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/02/2015

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‘Breaking The Silence': Fighting Domestic Violence Against Latin-American Women

According to one survey, Latin-American women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. Now, a program at the University of Minnesota is not only trying to educate these women, but help change the statistics. The program is called “Breaking the Silence.” It was started three years ago at Community-University Health Care Center after receiving a grant from the state.

04/02/2015

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Sheriff: Body Of Young Woman Recovered From Miss. River In Mpls.

The body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/01/2015

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Cobb Hoping Big Senior Season Turns Into NFL Opportunity

David Cobb set a single-season rushing record with the University of Minnesota football team last season, one that helped turn the Gopher program around. Now he’s hoping to get a pay day as a result. Cobb is preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, which means overcoming an injury.

04/01/2015

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Alabama ‘Showing Interest’ In Gophers Coach Richard Pitino

The coaching carousel is spinning as we head into the Final Four with some coaches departing programs and others filling openings. Richard Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers, but his name is being thrown in the mix to take over an SEC program.

03/31/2015

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Rolling Stones Expected To Fill TCF Bank Stadium

For the first time in a decade, one of the most iconic rock-and-roll bands is coming back to the Twin Cities. The Rolling Stones announced on Tuesday they’ll play TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota on June 3.

03/31/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named AP First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Zahui is the first player in the history of the Gopher program to be named a First Team All-American.

03/31/2015

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Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Turkey Farmers Increase Security

Poultry producers in the nation’s top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.

03/30/2015

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Police: Video Shows Missing U Of M Student Going Into River

Minneapolis Police said Monday they will be seeking the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in a water recovery effort to find missing University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle.

03/30/2015

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4 Things To Know: Missing UMN Student, Controversial Indiana Legislation & More

These are the four things you need to know for Monday, March 30.

03/30/2015

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Family, Friends Hold Vigil In Stillwater For Missing U Of M Student

This weekend’s disappearance of a sorority member is being felt not only around the University of Minnesota campus, but also in her hometown of Stillwater. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen leaving Blarney Pub in Dinkytown at around 1 a.m. Friday. Her purse was found about three blocks away.

03/29/2015

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Overcoming Hurdles, Anyanwu A Likely Replacement For Gopher Maxx Williams

Maxx Williams was the most explosive offensive weapon to play for the Gopher football team in years. As the Gophers conduct their spring practices, the emphasis turns to figuring out how to replace him.

03/28/2015

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