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Mon, 10/20, 8:50pm (1 day ago)
Despite a low risk of a widespread outbreak of the Ebola virus, the University of Minnesota sent an email to students and members of the campus community on Monday reassuring them that the University is prepared in case the virus is found in the area. In the email, Brooks Jackson, vice…
Thu, 10/16, 1:28pm (6 days ago)
A Texas college refused acceptance to at least two applicants from Nigeria for its upcoming spring term, sending out letters saying it was "not accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases," according NBC News. Navarro College, a two-year community college about 60 miles from Dallas publicly apologized Tuesday, The Washington Post said, stating…
Tue, 10/14, 5:20pm (1 week ago)
Gov. Mark Dayton and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, D-Minn., have requested that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention add the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport to a list of five airports currently screening incoming passengers for Ebola, the Star Tribune reported. Though the airport does not receive any flights directly from Africa, the politicians…
Tue, 10/14, 10:22am (1 week ago)
The University of Minnesota American Indian Student Cultural Center plans to protest the Washington Redskins when the team plays the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium early next month. A press release from the group sent Monday afternoon said the group will march from Coffman Memorial Union to TCF Bank Stadium…
Fri, 10/10, 5:28pm (2 weeks ago)
Minneapolis is one step closer to gaining another sister city — this time in Somalia. The Intergovernmental Relations Committee approved on Thursday a resolution to establish a sister-city relationship with Bosaso, a port city in northern Somalia, the Star Tribune reported. If approved by the full City Council on Oct. 17,…
Tue, 10/7, 9:32pm (2 weeks ago)
Comedian and political commentator Bill Maher brought the acerbic humor to Northfield, Minnesota for a “town hall” at the Grand Event Center on Tuesday, Northfield News reported.     The untelevised live forum was focused on the environment, student debt and Northfield’s U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn. Last month on Maher’s…
Fri, 10/3, 4:07pm (3 weeks ago)
Two Minnesota politicians seeking re-election may get a boost from someone who knows a thing or two about getting re-elected. Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken at a rally next Friday, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced on Thursday. Both Dayton and Franken have led…
Tue, 9/30, 6:03pm (3 weeks ago)
A University of Minnesota student was robbed early Sunday at the intersection of 12th Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast, according to a University crime alert issued Tuesday. The victim was walking to a friend’s house around 3 a.m., according to the alert, when a woman and two men approached her. The…
Mon, 9/29, 5:52pm (3 weeks ago)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will help Republican candidate Jeff Johnson campaign in his run for governor in October, the Pioneer Press reported Monday.  Chrisite, who chairs the Republican Governor's Association, is set to join Johnson, who is running against Gov. Mark Dayton, on Oct. 13. Chrisite was Hudson, Wis. Monday, to support…
Fri, 9/26, 5:39pm (4 weeks ago)
Community Action of Minneapolis, a nonprofit organization that serves people with low-incomes, laid off its employees Friday after officials from the state’s Department of Commerce and Department of Human Services showed up at its doors with a warrant to obtain its financial records, the Star Tribune reported. A state audit revealed…
Fri, 9/26, 4:41pm (4 weeks ago)
The Avon Foundation for Women awarded a $5,000 grant  to the University of Minnesota’s Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education. The grant  — one of 30 Avon grants awarded to campuses across the U.S. — will be used for Aurora’s “Average Joe to Activist Joe: Male Student Engagement in Sexual Violence…
Tue, 9/23, 8:39pm (4 weeks ago)
Next year in October, former world leaders will come to Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota as part of a conference dedicated to fighting global climate change, news sources report. The event, “Minnesota 2015: Democracy for a Sustainable Future,” seeks to build cross-disciplinary partnerships to address problems outlined in the World…
Wed, 9/17, 7:48pm (1 month ago)
The Minnesota Vikings barred Adrian Peterson Wednesday from playing for the team, in light of his recent arrest stemming from charges of child abuse. Peterson will take a paid leave from all team activities while he awaits a preliminary hearing in October and a trial early next year, the Star…
Wed, 9/17, 12:16am (1 month ago)
Three new tiny parks have popped up around Minneapolis, according to a release on the city’s website. These spaces are referred to in the document as “parklets.”   "Parklets are a really simple, but extraordinary way to transform public space," Ward 10 City Councilwoman Lisa Bender told the Star Tribune. She said…
Fri, 9/12, 4:06pm (1 month ago)
President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday concerning U.S. efforts to destroy ISIS, formally known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, news sources report. Labeling ISIS a “cancer,” Obama warned the country of the long-term nature and military risk the movement against ISIS would bring, the New York Times…
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