mndaily.com - all articles http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en No longer a ‘safety school’ http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/07/22/no-longer-%E2%80%98safety-school%E2%80%99 By: <a href="/users/tgieseke" title="View User Profile">Tyler Gieseke</a><br/><p>More applications from prospective University of Minnesota students are rolling in than ever before, which has helped push the University to become a more selective institution.</p> <p>Record numbers of applicants to the University have poured in nearly every year for the past decade, and administrators are embracing the trend, saying it allows the school to accept more elite students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/07/22/no-longer-%E2%80%98safety-school%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Administration University Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:06:06 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87405 at http://www.mndaily.com Minneapolis gives ride-sharing the green light http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/07/22/minneapolis-gives-ride-sharing-green-light By: <a href="/users/tnachtigalmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Taylor Nachtigal</a><br/><p>Minneapolitans can officially add ride-sharing companies to their ever-growing list of transportation options after the City Council passed an ordinance last week permitting the legal operation of businesses like Lyft and Uber.</p> <p>Council members also voted to relax the city&rsquo;s taxi regulations at the same meeting on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/07/22/minneapolis-gives-ride-sharing-green-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Transportation Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:03:46 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 87404 at http://www.mndaily.com Lineman tackles hacking http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/07/22/lineman-tackles-hacking By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/><p>Long before Caleb Bak tried his hand at protecting Gophers quarterbacks from opposing defenses, he was a&nbsp;self-proclaimed nerd.&nbsp;</p> <p>The former offensive lineman developed a passion for fiddling with computers from a young age, and after a blow to his head knocked him out of college football, his time for technology freed.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s hard for me not to sit down at a computer and tinker with it a little bit,&rdquo; Bak said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/07/22/lineman-tackles-hacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:02:55 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87403 at http://www.mndaily.com First Target mini-store set to open doors Wednesday http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/07/22/first-target-mini-store-set-open-doors-wednesday By: <a href="/users/lfontainemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Lyra Fontaine</a><br/><p>In the University of Minnesota area&rsquo;s dinkiest neighborhood, Target is set to debut its smallest store in company history.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the Minneapolis-based retail company will open for a soft open of its first TargetExpress &mdash; a scaled-down, 20,000-square-foot space at the base of The Marshall apartments on 14th Avenue Southeast and Fifth Street Southeast. On Sunday it will host a grand opening of the store.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is our backyard; it&rsquo;s very close to headquarters,&rdquo; said Karl Anderson, the Dinkytown store&rsquo;s team leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/07/22/first-target-mini-store-set-open-doors-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Metro & State Dinkytown Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:01:20 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 87402 at http://www.mndaily.com Former Gophers football star Bob McNamara dies at 82 http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/07/22/former-gophers-football-star-bob-mcnamara-dies-82 By: <a href="/users/bhelfandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Betsy Helfand</a><br/><p>Bob McNamara, an All-America football player and an influential Gophers fundraiser, died on Sunday night at age 82 after a battle with cancer.</p> <p>McNamara played both football and basketball for the University of Minnesota in the 1950s, but his influence in the athletics department spanned long&nbsp;after that.</p> <p>Athletics director Norwood Teague said in a statement that the University &ldquo;had no greater advocate&rdquo; than McNamara.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/07/22/former-gophers-football-star-bob-mcnamara-dies-82" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Football Men's Basketball Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:59:03 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 87401 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers stars return in search of title http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-hockey/2014/07/22/gophers-stars-return-search-title By: <a href="/users/jperovichmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Perovich</a><br/><p>After a first-round exit from the 2013 NCAA tournament, five of Minnesota&rsquo;s key players left the team after three years of eligibility and signed professional contracts.</p> <p>Minnesota was the NCAA runner-up last season, and this offseason, Mike Reilly, Kyle Rau, Brady Skjei, Adam Wilcox and Hudson Fasching all faced similar decisions.</p> <p>But the Gophers players decided to put their NHL aspirations on hold for a chance at a national title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-hockey/2014/07/22/gophers-stars-return-search-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Hockey Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:58:38 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87400 at http://www.mndaily.com Mannon qualifies for the P&G Gymnastics Championships http://www.mndaily.com/sports/gymnastics/2014/07/22/mannon-qualifies-pg-gymnastics-championships By: <a href="/users/jperovichmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Perovich</a><br/><p>For many athletes, summer brings a few months of development and the absence of competition. But timelines vary, and for some it&rsquo;s the time of year to be at the peak of their game.</p> <p>That includes rising senior gymnast and 2014 NCAA pommel horse champion Ellis Mannon, who competed at the 2014 men&rsquo;s national qualifier last weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo.</p> <p>He placed eighth overall and submitted top-10 finishes in three events &mdash; pommel horse, parallel bars and vault.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/gymnastics/2014/07/22/mannon-qualifies-pg-gymnastics-championships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gymnastics Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:56:36 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87399 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers ready for NFL training camp http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/07/22/gophers-ready-nfl-training-camp By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/><p>The past two months have been a whirlwind for former Gophers defensive tackle Ra&rsquo;Shede Hageman.</p> <p>After being selected No. 37 by the Atlanta Falcons in May&rsquo;s NFL Draft, Hageman received a reported $2.2 million signing bonus, bought a Porsche, moved south and started memorizing a thick, new playbook in preparation for the upcoming season.</p> <p>And as Hageman reports to Falcons training camp Thursday, he&rsquo;s confident in his ability to adjust to the life of being a NFL player.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/07/22/gophers-ready-nfl-training-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:54:25 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87398 at http://www.mndaily.com Megan Bozek leads Pro Ambitions camps http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-hockey/2014/07/22/megan-bozek-leads-pro-ambitions-camps By: <a href="/users/bhelfandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Betsy Helfand</a><br/><p>When it comes to hockey, it&rsquo;s safe to say Megan Bozek knows what she&rsquo;s talking about.</p> <p>The defenseman captained the Gophers to a NCAA title in 2013 and won an Olympic silver medal in 2014 for Team USA.</p> <p>Bozek was back in Minnesota last week as part of a multi-state coaching tour for Pro Ambitions Hockey.</p> <p>From July 14-18, Bozek was in Blaine, Minn., leading a camp open to children and teens ages 6-18.</p> <p>Despite her credentials, Bozek still has to prove herself on the ice to the groups of up-and-coming hockey players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-hockey/2014/07/22/megan-bozek-leads-pro-ambitions-camps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Hockey Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:52:49 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87397 at http://www.mndaily.com Ain’t no mountain high enough http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/22/ain%E2%80%99t-no-mountain-high-enough By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Jack Dolan lit a joint outside the media tent at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last weekend.</p> <p>Blessed with a devil-may-care attitude, the Twin Peaks bassist gets away with such shenanigans.</p> <p>Dolan shared the joint with wheelchair-bound vocalist Cadien Lake James, who broke his leg and suffered two seizures in the past week. The pot may have helped ease his pain.</p> <p>James is a long-time aficionado of the herb and once served a 10-day suspension for the habit with high school classmate Chance the Rapper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/22/ain%E2%80%99t-no-mountain-high-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:52:02 +0000 sdoar 87396 at http://www.mndaily.com