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Good Question: Why Aren’t There More D-1 Minn. Schools?

Minnesota didn’t make it to the “big dance” this year, but three of the four Division 1 schools from Iowa did: Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Our neighbor to the south has a little over half the population of Minnesota, but four times the number of D-1 schools.

03/19/2015

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Auditor Calls For ‘U’ To Suspend Psychiatric Drug Trials After Patient’s Suicide

Minnesota’s legislative auditor is calling for the University of Minnesota to suspend all new psychiatric drug trials. The recommendation comes after the 2004 suicide of 26-year-old Dan Markingson.

03/19/2015

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Audit: ‘Serious Ethical Issues’ Surround Drug Trial Suicide

The suicide of a man enrolled in a drug trial at the University of Minnesota is getting a fresh look from the state’s legislative auditor.

03/19/2015

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Gophers Mike Reilly A Hobey Baker Award Finalist

As the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team is getting ready to play in the Big Ten Tournament, one of its own is a finalist for the top honor in college hockey. Junior defenseman Mike Reilly has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award.

03/19/2015

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Shae Kelley Making The Most Of Only Season At Minnesota

The recruiting standard has been set high by new coach Marlene Stollings and her staff at Minnesota. The one-player class of senior forward Shae Kelley has flourished.

03/17/2015

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Gophers Sweep Final Big Ten Weekly Hockey Awards

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team got all three individual awards from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday after sweeping Penn State over the weekend to win the league’s regular season title.

03/17/2015

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Minnesota Women Seeded No. 8 In NCAA Tournament

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons. The Gophers got an eighth seed and will open the tournament Friday at 4 p.m. CDT against ninth seed DePaul in South Bend, Indiana.

03/16/2015

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Mike Reilly Named Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Year

University of Minnesota junior Mike Reilly was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year on Monday. Reilly was also selected First Team All-Big Ten as the league handed out its end-of-season awards.

03/16/2015

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Gopher Women Beat RIT, Advance To Frozen Four

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team beat RIT 6-2 Saturday at Ridder Arena to earn a trip to the Frozen Four. It will be the Gophers’ 11th appearance in the national semifinals.

03/15/2015

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Gophers Sweep Penn State To Win Big Ten Title

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Penn State 6-2 Saturday night at Mariucci to complete a weekend sweep of the Nittany Lions. The win, coupled with Michigan State’s win over Michigan, let the Gophers earn their second straight Big Ten Conference regular season title.

03/15/2015

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With Borer Spreading, Towns Sacrifice Their Leafy Canopy

Since she was a child, the giant ash tree that towered over Rebecca Robinson’s small home offered a cool refuge during sultry Midwest summer days. It was the same down her tree-lined neighborhood’s block and throughout much of Waterloo, a leafy Iowa city that’s home to about 4,000 ashes.

03/15/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First-Team All-America selection Friday by ESPNW contributors. She’s the fifth player in Gopher women’s basketball history to earn the honor and first since Janelle McCarville in 2005.

03/14/2015

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Pawlenty Appraises 2016 GOP Contest As Between Bush, Walker

One-time presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sees the contest for the GOP’s nomination coming down to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.

03/13/2015

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Good Question: Where Does All The Dust Come From?

It’s that time of year when we get way back in the nooks and crannies of our homes with a mop, or a cloth or a broom. It’s also when we find dust in places we’d long forgotten to clean. Daniel from Sauk Rapids has been doing some deep spring cleaning, so he emailed WCCO wondering: Where does all the dust come from?

03/10/2015

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A Short History Of Target

Target’s massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 — a discount chain.

03/10/2015

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Gophers Walker, Hollins Earn All-Big Ten Honors

University of Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Maurice Walker were recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Monday, which handed out its end-of-season awards to the league’s top players.

03/10/2015

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Gophers Get Rutgers In Opener At Big 10 Tournament

Minnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.

03/09/2015

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No Evidence Of Chemical Leak Discovered Inside U Of M Buildings

Things are returning to normal after two buildings on the University of Minnesota campus were evacuated Thursday morning due to a possible chemical leak.

03/05/2015

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U of M Governing Board Election To Choose New Members

Legislators are preparing to appoint more than one-third of the University of Minnesota’s governing board. House and Senate lawmakers will tap five people for the Board of Regents in an election Wednesday night. The board is a key decision-making body at the state’s flagship university.

03/04/2015

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Parents Of Killed U Of M Band Member Get Apology In Court

The parents of a U of M band member killed on his motorcycle say they got an apology in court Wednesday. The apology came from the teenager who crashed into him.

03/04/2015

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More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop Charges

After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.

03/04/2015

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Gophers’ Brandt Wins Women’s WCHA Player Of The Year

Hannah Brandt and Rachel Ramsey claimed the top honors as the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team took eight awards from the WCHA, the league announced Wednesday.

03/04/2015

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Minnesota’s Zahui B Named To Naismith Trophy Top 10 List

A day after being named the Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy. The award goes to the Player of the Year in women’s college basketball. Zahui is one of 10 semifinalists.

03/03/2015

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Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?

Some Republicans don’t want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.

03/02/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui Named Big Ten Player Of The Year

The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. was named the league’s Player of the Year by the media.

03/02/2015

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