The Newsstand is the Daily’s newsroom blog. The purpose of this blog is to increase transparency of our coverage and give reporters an opportunity to blog news that doesn’t make it into print.
Sun, 7/27, 9:07am (1 day ago)
The University of Minnesota Duluth received an $8.97 million National Science Foundation grant to construct an ice-drilling platform in Antarctica for research, the university announced on Thursday.   The drilling system -- the first of its kind to be used in Antarctica -- could give researchers critical new information about the…
Sat, 7/26, 3:30pm (2 days ago)
A toxin called a neonicotinoid is commonly found in agricultural insecticides and has been turning up consistently in the Midwest, according to an article in the Star Tribune. With results published this week, the article said scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey found the compound in six states and nine…
Wed, 7/23, 1:25pm (5 days ago)
BY ANNE MILLERBERND  Adjunct faculty members at St. Thomas University have voted not to form a union, according to news sources. The Star Tribune reported that the results, announced Monday, showed that 84 adjunct faculty members voted for the union, and 136 voted against it. The school’s administration had been vying for more time and…
Sun, 7/20, 11:41pm (1 week ago)
Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million penalty and invest in clean energy products in a Wednesday agreement with state and federal regulators that settles the Duluth-based utility's alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency disagreed with the utility's upgrading of its coal-fired plants without…
Thu, 7/17, 7:43pm (2 weeks ago)
Despite giving more than 130 safety presentations and months of light rail testing, Metro Transit police say the rate of accidents near the month-old Green Line is higher than what they want to see, the Pioneer Press reported.  Eight collisions between vehicles and trains have been reported. There is one report of…
Wed, 7/16, 2:16pm (2 weeks ago)
Research done at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota found the regulator of one of the three major cancer-causing genes, MYC.  The discovery found that the gene is amplified to abnormal levels by a non-coding RNA, PVT1, creating cancerous cells. This revelation occured in August of 2012, but…
Tue, 7/15, 4:09pm (2 weeks ago)
Boynton Health Service on both East bank and in St. Paul will be closed to the public from noon on Wednesday July 30 to 10 a.m. on August 4. According to BHS Spokesman Eric Jensen, the clinic will be receiving a terminal upgrade. Because the entire central computer system is involved,…
Sun, 7/13, 11:05am (2 weeks ago)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities students and employees will get unlimited rides on the Green Line light rail's three University of Minnesota stations with a proposed transit pass, starting this fall. The Campus Zone Pass would provide free, unlimited rides seven days a week between West Bank Station, East Bank Station and…
Thu, 7/10, 8:32pm (3 weeks ago)
The 110-foot, 150,000-gallon water tower that overlooks Prospect Park will mark its 100th year this weekend. Though the Witch's Hat Water Tower is usually open one day a year, it will be open to the public July 12-13. The weekend will also feature tours of the neighborhoods historic homes, according to…
Sat, 7/5, 8:05pm (3 weeks ago)
Authored by Kendall Moon (kmoon@mndaily.com) Around 16,000 applicants for Minnesota Assistance through MNsure are without health insurance, according to an article by the Star Tribune. Dating back to January, letters notifying applicants of issues with their applications never got sent out, leaving them unable to fix problems in a timely manner, the…
Thu, 7/3, 2:13pm (4 weeks ago)
The Hennepin County attorney's office is currently investigating the possibility of voter fraudin the state legislatiure race between incumbet Rep. Phyllis Kahn and newcomer Mohamud Noor after more than 140 voters used the same Cedar-Riverside address, the Star Tribune reported.  The address used does not belong to a residence, but Cedar…
Wed, 7/2, 2:49pm (4 weeks ago)
Three state universities and a community college were named in lawsuits alleging violations of the first amendment, according to news sources. A free speech watchdog group, called the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, announced Tuesday that it filed four lawsuits against the institutions for discouraging free speech on campus, according…
Tue, 6/24, 5:55pm (1 month ago)
  The number of citywide stops made by Minneapolis police decreased by about 22,000 in the past year, compared to the first six months of last year, according to city data. Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau told the Star Tribune that the falling numbers reflect the department's shrinking staff and a push…
Mon, 6/23, 1:57pm (1 month ago)
Corinthian College Inc. reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that will save it from closing down, according to news sources. The agreement includes a plan to sell most of its campuses and “teach out” others, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Corinthian said it was exploring “strategic alternatives” due…
Sun, 6/22, 3:39pm (1 month ago)
Authored by: Kendall Moon (kmoon@mndaily.com) On Friday afternoon, a pedestrian was hit by the Blue Line light rail at the E 35th St intersection along Hiawatha Avenue, according to an article in the Star Tribune. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. The woman crossed the street in an area that had gate…
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