http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Legislature considers biofuel bill http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/31/legislature-considers-biofuel-bill By: <a href="/users/bedwardsmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Brian Edwards</a><br/> <p>The Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill that would create a $5 million tax credit for the biofuel industry that would aid in the development and expansion of the industry, according to <a>Minnesota Public Radio</a>.</p> <p>Environmentalists were initially against the bill because ethanol&rsquo;s main ingredient &ndash; corn &ndash; can aid in pollution, MPR reported.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/31/legislature-considers-biofuel-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Legislature Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:02:04 +0000 bedwards@mndaily.com 90789 at http://www.mndaily.com Travis Boyd signs with Capitals http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/31/travis-boyd-signs-capitals By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/> <p>Mr. Boyd is going to Washington.</p> <p>Senior forward Travis Boyd became the third Gophers senior to sign a professional contract on Tuesday, when the Washington Capitals announced they signed Boyd to a two-year, entry-level contract. Boyd will report to the Hershey Bears of the AHL on a tryout agreement.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/31/travis-boyd-signs-capitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Sports Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:06:51 +0000 bgotz@mndaily.com 90787 at http://www.mndaily.com Indiana law draws criticism from LGBT groups http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/30/indiana-law-draws-criticism-lgbt-groups By: <a href="/users/blyttonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Barry Lytton</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-af79c706-6c4e-361b-4290-d956a79e2d6a"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A controversial bill signed into law by Indiana&rsquo;s governor last week has drawn the attention of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, as well as national corporations who say the law legalizes discrimination against the LGBT community.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/30/indiana-law-draws-criticism-lgbt-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand LGBTQ Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:27:34 +0000 blytton@mndaily.com 90763 at http://www.mndaily.com An Indiana law spurs outrage http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/30/indiana-law-spurs-outrage By: <a href="/users/blyttonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Barry Lytton</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-af79c706-6bce-561e-9146-fde2a04f4ff0"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A controversial bill signed into law by Indiana&rsquo;s governor last week has drawn the attention of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, as well as national corporations who say the law legalizes discrimination again</span></span></span></span></p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/30/indiana-law-spurs-outrage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:12:54 +0000 blytton@mndaily.com 90762 at http://www.mndaily.com Rau signs entry-level deal with Florida Panthers http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/29/rau-signs-entry-level-deal-florida-panthers By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/> <p>Kyle Rau is on his way to reuniting with former roommate Nick Bjugstad.</p> <p>The Gophers former senior captain signed an entry level deal with the Florida Panthers on Sunday, the team announced. Rau, a forward who was drafted by the Panthers in the 3rd round - 91st overall - in the 2011 NHL draft, will report to the Panthers AHL affiliate in San Antonio on an amateur tryout.</p> <p>Rau is the second member of the Gophers six-man senior class to agree to a pro deal, after forward Seth Ambroz agreed to join the Columbus Blue Jacket&#39;s AHL affiliate yesterday.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/29/rau-signs-entry-level-deal-florida-panthers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Sports Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:22:15 +0000 bgotz@mndaily.com 90724 at http://www.mndaily.com Ambroz signs with Springfield Falcons http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/28/ambroz-signs-springfield-falcons By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/> <p>On Friday, Seth Ambroz&#39;s amateur hockey career ended. On Saturday, his professional one began.</p> <p>Ambroz signed an amateur tryout contract with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, the team announced Saturday. The news comes one day after Ambroz&#39;s senior season with the Gophers ended in a 4-1 loss to in-state rival Minnesota-Duluth in the first round of the NCAA tournament.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/28/ambroz-signs-springfield-falcons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Sports Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:14:14 +0000 bgotz@mndaily.com 90723 at http://www.mndaily.com Bulldogs Brush Past Gophers in NCAA Tournament http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/27/bulldogs-brush-past-gophers-ncaa-tournament By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/> <p>The Gophers season didn&rsquo;t end with a whimper or a bang. It ended in silence.</p> <p>There was no loud rejoicing by Minnesota-Duluth or its assembled fans.&nbsp; No outward despair for the Minnesota contingent.</p> <p>The game had already been long decided. Minnesota-Duluth never trailed in a 4-1 victory in the NCAA regional, ending the Gophers season at 23-13-2. It was the Bulldogs fourth straight victory over Minnesota this season.</p> <p>&ldquo;They had our number this year and that&rsquo;s good for them,&rdquo; senior forward Seth Ambroz said.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2015/03/27/bulldogs-brush-past-gophers-ncaa-tournament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Sports Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:43:20 +0000 bgotz@mndaily.com 90720 at http://www.mndaily.com Metropolitan Transit Captain James Franklin presents to University community http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/25/metropolitan-transit-captain-james-franklin-presents-university-community By: <a href="/users/atiebergmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Alida Tieberg</a><br/> <p>Metro Transit Police Department Captain James Franklin was the third finalist for the University of Minnesota Police chief position to present to the University community in a public forum Wednesday.</p> <p>Franklin has spent eight years of with the Metropolitan Transit Police where he has served as both a Captain and Lieutenant. Franklin is also an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University&rsquo;s National Transit Institute. He was a detective and patrol officer for the Plymouth Police Department and was also a police officer for the West Hennepin Public Safety Department.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/25/metropolitan-transit-captain-james-franklin-presents-university-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Crime University Police Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:15:11 +0000 atieberg@mndaily.com 90702 at http://www.mndaily.com Patients aren’t made aware of Alzheimer’s diagnosis, report says http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/25/patients-aren%E2%80%99t-made-aware-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-diagnosis-report-says By: <a href="/users/jbekkermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jessie Bekker</a><br/> <p>Doctors aren&rsquo;t always being honest in disclosing information to Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients about their condition, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/24/394927484/many-doctors-who-diagnose-alzheimers-fail-to-tell-the-patient">National Public Radio</a> reported.</p> <p>About 45 percent Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients reported to the Alzheimer&rsquo;s Association that their doctor had ever informed them of the diagnosis, according to a <a href="http://www.alz.org/facts/downloads/facts_figures_2015.pdf">report</a> released Tuesday.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/25/patients-aren%E2%80%99t-made-aware-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-diagnosis-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:15:22 +0000 jbekker@mndaily.com 90671 at http://www.mndaily.com UMPD's Deputy Chief Charles Miner presented his case for the chief position on Tuesday http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/25/umpds-deputy-chief-charles-miner-presented-his-case-chief-position-tuesda By: <a href="/users/atiebergmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Alida Tieberg</a><br/> <div>UMPD Deputy Chief Chuck Miner was the second finalist for the UMPD chief position to present his experience and concerns to the University community in a public forum on Tuesday.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Miner has 15 years of experience with UMPD, including seven years as second in command under Chief Greg Hestness. He has also served as lieutenant, sergeant, detective, and officer in the department. </div><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2015/03/25/umpds-deputy-chief-charles-miner-presented-his-case-chief-position-tuesda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Crime University Police Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:06:41 +0000 atieberg@mndaily.com 90667 at http://www.mndaily.com