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Wagner Named Big Ten Freshman Of The Week

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Minnesota guard Carlie Wagner was named the league’s Freshman of the Week.

02/09/2015

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Gopher Women Use Big Second Half To Beat Spartans, 86-79

The University of Minnesota women’s basketball team was in desperate need of a win Sunday, having lost four of its past five games before hosting Michigan State.

02/08/2015

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Boyd Nets Hat Trick, Gophers Sweep Ohio State

Travis Boyd netted his first career hat trick Saturday night as the Gophers men’s hockey team beat Ohio State 6-2 to complete a weekend sweep. Boyd led Minnesota on the weekend with four goals and an assist and now also leads the Gophers in scoring with 13 goals.

02/08/2015

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‘U’ Develops Smart Phone App For Teen Drivers

Car crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers. That’s why researchers at the University of Minnesota are using smart phones to keep teens safe behind the wheel. The Teen Driver Support System, or TDSS, is like having an extra parent in the car at all times.

02/05/2015

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National Signing Day Exciting For High School Seniors

For the University of Minnesota football program, they hope they have upgraded with a collection of recruits that have upside and are coachable. Yes, it’s National Signing Day for high school football players.

02/04/2015

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Report: Number Of Female College Coaches Declining

Wednesday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Here in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota History Center hosted a celebration and awards program. Gov. Mark Dayton stopped by to congratulate the honorees. But the findings of a new report show a major setback for female coaches at colleges and universities.

02/04/2015

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Minnesota Announces 2015 Football Recruiting Class

It’s National Signing Day for high school athletes as they put the pen to paper and finalize where they are heading to be student-athletes in college.

02/04/2015

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MN Students Compete For Chance To Attend National Art Competition

You might know the names Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Stephen King. But you might not know that they’re all recipients of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

02/04/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named Big Ten Co-Player Of The Week

The University of Minnesota announced Monday that sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. was named a Co-Player of the Week by the Big Ten. Zahui B. averaged 14.5 points, 14 rebounds, eight blocks and 2.5 steals per game over a two-game stretch last.

02/02/2015

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Gophers Women Fall At Northwestern, 70-49

Despite having two players score in double figures, the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team lost 70-49 at Northwestern Sunday to fall to 6-4 in Big Ten play.

02/01/2015

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‘U’ Student With Measles Passes Infectious Stage

Minnesota’s only active measles case, a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student, has passed the infectious stage. It will be at least another week until health officials find out if that one case spread elsewhere.

01/30/2015

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DNR: Sleepy Eye Moose Died From Brain Worm

The moose that wandered hundreds of miles south to a Sleepy Eye couples’ backyard in November died from a brain worm infection, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A necropsy conducted at the University of Minnesota’s veterinary laboratory determined that there were lesions in the moose’s spinal cord and brain caused by a parasite.

01/30/2015

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Minnesota, Iowa Meet Friday In Battle Of Top Wrestling Squads

There are two different wrestling polls: One has the University of Minnesota ranked No. 1 in the country, the other as Iowa as the nation’s best college team. They will settle it Friday night, when the Hawkeyes visit and face the Gophers at Williams Arena.

01/29/2015

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U Of M Sees First Measles Diagnosis In 20 Years

A student at the University of Minnesota has tested positive for measles. It’s the first confirmed measles case in Minnesota this year. University health officials say the student came down with the measles after returning home from a trip abroad.

01/29/2015

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Gophers Women Hold Off Penn State, 75-64

Amanda Zahui B. collected her second triple-double of the season Wednesday night to lead the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team to a 75-64 win over Penn State at Williams Arena.

01/29/2015

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Bill Requires Talking To Doctor Before Opting Out Of Shots

A Minnesota lawmaker wants parents who don’t vaccinate their children to meet with a doctor first.

01/29/2015

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Guest Pass: LTD Brewing Company In Hopkins

Over the last couple of years, the craft beer scene has exploded in Minnesota. Now, it seems like there’s a taproom on every corner. One of those is the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. It’s less than a year old, but the guys behind it have been making beer for over a decade.

01/29/2015

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Measles Case Confirmed On University Of Minnesota Campus

The University of Minnesota says a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus. The university said Wednesday the student recently returned from international travel, and is now isolated off campus while recovering.

01/28/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-28-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Hump Day version of the WCCO Morning News…Click the link above to listen to things you may have missed.

01/28/2015

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Council: Metro Transit Sees Highest Ridership Since 1981

The Metropolitan Council says that in 2014 Metro Transit buses and trains had the highest ridership tally in more than 30 years.

01/28/2015

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No. 25 Rutgers Women Beat No. 21 Minnesota, 66-61

Tyler Scaife scored a season-high 28 points, on 12-of-21 shooting, to lead No. 25 Rutgers women past No. 21 Minnesota 66-61 on Saturday night.

01/25/2015

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Police Investigating Armed Robbery Near U Of M

Police are investigating after the second armed robbery in as many days near the University of Minnesota campus. Police said at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, four men wearing masks threatened a victim with a gun near 8th Street and 14th Avenue.

01/25/2015

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Police: U Of M Student Assaulted, Robbed On Campus

A University of Minnesota student was attacked and robbed on campus late Friday night. According to police, the incident occurred around 11 p.m. on the Williamson Hall Plaza.

01/24/2015

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Discrimination Claim Filed Against University Of Minnesota

A complaint has been filed against the University of Minnesota that alleges gender discrimination in intercollegiate athletics. The university says in a statement that a complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

01/23/2015

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Minnesota To Get Banham Back Next Season

Minnesota will get guard Rachel Banham back for another year. Banham announced Friday she’ll return to the team next season after being awarded a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA, essentially a reset of her senior year.

01/23/2015

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