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Fri, 12/5, 1:39pm (2 weeks ago)
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously Friday to ban e-cigarettes in public places. The amendment bars smoking in workplaces and restaurants, but Ward 2 City Councilman Cam Gordon said at a City Council meeting the rule doesn’t prohibit using e-cigarettes in smoke shops. He said he will introduce another ordinance change…
Wed, 11/26, 11:54am (3 weeks ago)
The face of research could be transformed under two policies proposed last week by the National Institutes of Health in conjunction with the federal Department of Health and Human Services. To increase the amount of public research information, the proposed changes would require scientists to post results of trials of unapproved,…
Mon, 11/24, 2:48pm (3 weeks ago)
A warm Minneapolis will welcome a “Frozen” superstar to Northrop Auditorium on Aug. 13, according to the Star Tribune. Idina Menzel is the star voice of Elsa in the film “Frozen” and famously performed “Let it Go” at last year's Oscars after John Travolta flubbed her name in front of a…
Mon, 11/24, 2:10pm (3 weeks ago)
That fifth full red cup of Natural Ice might not be as bad as you think. Nine out of 10 heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, according to a report recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York Times. Thanks to the report, which surveyed 138,100 adults…
Thu, 11/20, 10:59am (4 weeks ago)
The jobless rate in Minnesota dropped to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 percent in October, according to a Thursday press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. According to the release, state employers added 9,500 jobs last month, contributing to the 28,300 total jobs the state added in the…
Fri, 11/14, 1:27pm (1 month ago)
Minneapolis will find out tonight if it will host one of four Final Four basketball tournaments between 2017 and 2020, the Star Tribune reported. Hosted in the new Vikings Stadium, the event would accompany other big-name functions at the facility, including the 2018 Super Bowl. The Final Four bid, which was presented…
Fri, 11/14, 11:49am (1 month ago)
Activists against KSTP’s “pointergate” story gathered at Augsburg College on West Bank near the University of Minnesota yesterday to protest the heated story that aired last week, the Star Tribune reported. Stanley Hubbard, Hubbard Broadcasting chairman – the company that owns KSTP’s – spoke in defense of KSTP, and refused to…
Tue, 11/11, 1:07pm (1 month ago)
The University of Minnesota is apologizing for a theme party it recently hosted on campus that some campus community members criticized for being inappropriate and offensive.  Students and the school's Goldy Gopher mascot wore sombreros and ponchos at the "Galactic Fiesta" event in the St. Paul Student Center's game room, which was sponsored…
Tue, 11/11, 12:51am (1 month ago)
International negotiators gathered in a Muscat, Oman luxury hotel Sunday to barter over Tehran’s nuclear program and the talks which continued into the next day did not ease the gridlock, Aljazeera said.   U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry aims to strike a deal to heighten limitations on Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity and…
Fri, 11/7, 4:58pm (1 month ago)
An allegation that Mayor Betsy Hodges flashed "a known gang sign" in a photo has created some buzz on social media, according to the Star Tribune.   According to a KSTP TV report, Hodges is shown posing with a man twice-convicted on charges of drug selling and possession and illegal possession of a…
Wed, 9/10, 7:44pm (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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…
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