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Wed, 9/17, 7:48pm (2 days 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 (2 days 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 (7 days 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…
Fri, 9/12, 3:06pm (7 days ago)
The Minneapolis City Council is in talks about raising the local minimum wage, news sources report. Ward 9 City Councilwoman Alondra Cano has recently organized council members and city staff in a working group to explore the issue, MinnPost reported. However, she believes it will take six to nine months for…
Wed, 9/10, 7:44pm (1 week ago)
Almost one month ago, 44-year-old Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman allegedly shot his business partner, Kelly Phillips, outside of a gas station in Arden Hills, Minn., according to news sources. Phillips may have been Hoffman’s one-time lover. Since then Hoffman has been on the run, and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office announced…
Tue, 9/9, 11:49pm (1 week ago)
In an interview aboard a C-SPAN tour bus Monday morning, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler gave an interview concerning student debt, state funding and the University’s curriculum, MinnPost reported. Kaler was interviewed as part of the Washington Journal program. University state funding has dropped 14 percent since his time at the…
Sun, 9/7, 2:45pm (2 weeks ago)
   Not every scientist’s lab space is completely consumed by a giant dinosaur, but Kenneth Lacovara’s is.    The Dreadnoughtus, a massive prehistoric land animal, was recently excavated in Argentina, according to the Guardian.     “What we can say with certainty is this is the biggest land animal that we can actually…
Fri, 9/5, 10:14pm (2 weeks ago)
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday during the Gophers game, according to a University press release. Multiple members of the University community put Kaler up to the challenge, the press release said, including Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill and U.S. Rep.…
Fri, 9/5, 5:29pm (2 weeks ago)
A suspect wielding a screwdriver threatened and nearly robbed a University of Minnesota student Thursday afternoon in the Southeast Como neighborhood, according to a crime alert released Friday. The victim, who was waiting at a bus stop near the intersection of Como and 27th avenues southeast, resisted the suspect’s attempt to take her…
Fri, 9/5, 3:51pm (2 weeks ago)
President Obama reassured allies in Eastern Europe Wednesday in a speech aimed at denouncing Russian intervention in Ukraine, as Putin unveiled a new ceasefire plan, news sources report. Obama promised the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, each a former Soviet republic, that NATO would defend their independence from Russia…
Fri, 9/5, 3:47pm (2 weeks ago)
Students enrolled in the SELF Loan program may have had their confidential information accessed by "unauthorized people" due to an error on the Office of Higher Edcuation's website, according to a letter from OHE will be sent to potentially affected students.  The coding error, discovered September 2, was on the administrative…
Tue, 9/2, 11:48pm (2 weeks ago)
Election Day is coming up, and Ward 3 City Councilman Jacob Frey is working to make sure more people have access to polling places around Minneapolis. The number of voting precincts in the city has declined in past years from 300 to 117, according to Frey’s newsletter. To combat “long…
Fri, 8/29, 5:17pm (3 weeks ago)
The federal government is prosecuting a Twin Cities suburb for allegedly nixing a proposed Islamic center based on religious reasons, news sources report. U.S. Attorney General Andrew Luger sued St. Anthony over its refusal to allow an Islamic group to use the St. Anthony Business Center as a place of worship,…
Wed, 8/27, 12:48pm (3 weeks ago)
For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota high school students have led the nation with top composite ACT scores, according to the Minnesota Department of Education.  The average composite score for Minnesotans in the class of 2014 was 22.9, outscoring the national average of 21 on the 36-point college readiness…
Tue, 8/26, 3:06pm (3 weeks ago)
Last week, the University of Minnesota announced plans to invest $350,000 in startup technology companies that originate on campus.

The University of Minnesota’s Discovery Capital Investment Program,…
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