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University of Minnesota researchers have confirmed a new invasive fruit fly in Minnesota. A single adult female known as the African fig fly was discovered in a bait trap in September. The trap was located in Hastings and was being used for annual monitoring of another invasive fruit fly, the spotted wing Drosophila. The university says the new fly specimen was officially identified this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A University of Minnesota researcher is sounding the alarm about the all-time-low number of monarch butterflies hibernating in Mexico. Karen Oberhauser was one of several experts making an urgent plea in Mexico City on Wednesday for North American leaders to take immediate action to protect the annual migration of millions of monarchs.
School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in Crime Alerts.
Lawmakers, police and University of Minnesota officials met Tuesday to discuss improving student safety the school’s Twin Cities campus.
After earning MVP honors in the North Star College Cup, goalie Adam Wilcox earned weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. Wilcox made 38 saves to lead the Gophers to a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State last Friday and made 38 more saves in a 4-4 tie with Minnesota-Duluth.
Terran Petteway scored a career-high 35 points, Nebraska overcame Malik Smith’s shooting exhibition in his first start for Minnesota, and the Cornhuskers bounced back from a crushing loss at Penn State to hang on for an 82-78 victory Sunday.
Minnesota will be without leading scorer Andre Hollins for a while. Gophers coach Richard Pitino said Saturday that the junior shooting guard’s sprained left ankle was more severe than anticipated.
Adam Wilcox made 38 saves in net as the No. 1-ranked Gophers hockey team beat No. 5-ranked St. Cloud State 4-1 Friday night in the North Star College Cup at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota improved to 18-2-3 with the win and advanced to Saturday night’s championship game of the all-Minnesota tournament.
Carlie Wagner is a hooper and a hunter. She is also the biggest name in the senior class of girls basketball this season.
Riley, the Heine family’s English setter, can sleep anywhere, anytime. So, that had Karen from Edina wanting to know: Why do dogs sleep so much? According to Dr. Travis with Uptown Veterinarians, dogs have natural circadian rhythms, like humans. He says some dogs sleep far more than others, and are influenced by their owners’ schedules.
The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert saying that a student was sexually assaulted late Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Essex Street and Huron Boulevard.
Gophers basketball fans are breathing a sigh of relief Thursday morning after one of the team’s best players was hurt early in Wednesday night’s win over Wisconsin. Team officials said X-rays came back negative on the left ankle of guard Andre Hollins.
Gophers’ junior Sam Warning had a career night to help his team sweep Ohio State in Big Ten hockey on Saturday, and he received a weekly conference award on Tuesday for his efforts. Warning was named the league’s Second Star of the Week after netting a hat trick Saturday night in a 4-2 win over the Buckeyes.
Should Cell Phone companies be required to have a “KILL SWITCH?” Senator Klobuchar talks with Dave….Listen by clicking the above link.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar chose to hold her news conference call Tuesday on phone companies, saying they should put a kill switch in all cell phones at the University of Minnesota.