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Tue, 3/3, 6:00pm (5 hours ago)
President Eric Kaler spoke at the state Senate’s Higher Education and Workforce Development committee today to present the University of Minnesota’s budget request for next biennium. The University is seeking $148.2 million dollars in new funding this Legislative session, with a $65.2 million tuition freeze for resident students as Kaler’s top…
Mon, 3/2, 9:04pm (1 day ago)
At Monday’s meeting of the Health, Environment, and Community Engagement Committee, city officials voted to accept a $2.89 million dollar grant on behalf of the City of Minneapolis. The Healthy Living Grant, meant to be used by the City to promote healthy choices through anti-smoking advertisements and other initiatives, will face…
Sun, 3/1, 6:01pm (2 days ago)
Potential users of medical marijuana in Minnesota are likely to suffer from multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or cancer, according to a Minnesota Department of Health press release. The results are based on an online survey of 1,361 people who may participate in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis program, MDH said. The survey showed 70…
Sun, 3/1, 6:01pm (2 days ago)
Potential users of medical marijuana in Minnesota are likely to suffer from multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or cancer, according to a Minnesota Department of Health press release. The results are based on an online survey of 1,361 people who may participate in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis program, MDH said. The survey showed 70…
Fri, 2/27, 6:33pm (4 days ago)
The City of Minneapolis will hold a series of public hearings regarding a park near the new Vikings Stadium in Downtown East. The first of these meetings occurred Tuesday, according to the Star Tribune.   Minnesota Public Radio reported that the public will have only limited access to the park when it…
Wed, 2/25, 5:51pm (6 days ago)
President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, CNN reported. The veto denied authorization to construct a 1,179-mile pipeline that would carry 800,000 barrels of heavy petroleum a day from oil sands in Alberta, Canada to the ports and refineries on the Gulf Coast, the New…
Tue, 2/24, 5:35pm (1 week ago)
State lawmakers unveiled new legislation Tuesday that would protect the availability of contraception for women. In a press release, Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-Saint Paul, and Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-Saint Paul, introduced the Contraceptive Health Equity and Employee Rights Act, which would protect the availability of contraception for women through employer-insured healthcare. The…
Sun, 2/22, 7:15pm (1 week ago)
The Somalia-based terrorist group, al-Shabaab, released a video threatening shopping malls in the U.S. Canada and the U.K., Saturday, according to CNN. Canada’s West Edmonton Mall, Britain's Oxford Mall and hometown Minnesota’s Mall of America were the three malls the group threatened directly in the video, CBS news reported. The video shows…
Sat, 2/21, 2:16pm (1 week ago)
Minnesota’s political leaders reached a deal Thursday to delay pay raises for state commissioners after weeks of controversy about the increases, reported the Star Tribune. Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to raise the salaries of commissioners earlier in the month by about $800,000 in total has caused a divide between the Senate…
Wed, 2/18, 9:41pm (2 weeks ago)
A Minnesota delegation of law enforcement and Somali community leaders will continue their discussions at a White House summit in Washington D.C. today on combating the recruitment of terrorists in the United States, according to news sources.   Leaders from Los Angeles and Boston will also be in attendance at the…
Tue, 2/17, 6:19pm (2 weeks ago)
The Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a meeting on Tuesday that discussed four bills that call for greater transparency in recruitment of new students and the loans that they pay. The first bill, authored by Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, would ask public postsecondary institutions, including the…
Sun, 2/15, 8:06pm (2 weeks ago)
The University of Minnesota-Duluth recently told its women’s hockey team coach Shannon Miller her contract with the school won’t be renewed. Miller said she believes the decision was made based on her gender, rather than the financial reasons the school reported in December, according to the Star Tribune. The school is currently…
Fri, 2/13, 4:22pm (3 weeks ago)
One of the nation’s most prolific journalists, University of Minnesota alumnus David Carr , died Thursday night. He was 58. Carr was best known in Minnesota media as the editor of the Twin Cities Reader , an alternative weekly that shuttered in 1997. He went on to write for a number of prominent national newspapers,…
Wed, 2/11, 10:42pm (3 weeks ago)
President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to news sources.   “If left unchecked, ISIL will pose a threat to beyond the Middle East, including to the United States homeland,” Obama said in a letter…
Wed, 2/11, 10:42pm (3 weeks ago)
President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to news sources.   “If left unchecked, ISIL will pose a threat to beyond the Middle East, including to the United States homeland,” Obama said in a letter…
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