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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, officially announced his campaign to become President of The United States in his home state of Kentucky, according to the Associated Press.
His announcement came in a speech that targeted both Democrats and Republicans, stating that both sides have had a hand in increasing the government’s size the Associated Press wrote.
Paul criticized some Republican candidates who are considered more mainstream, asking why conservatives would nominate a “Democrat-lite.”
Today marks the release of the 15th Mountain Goats record, “Beat The Champ.” The 13-track effort combines the mythos of old-school professional wrestling in the Southwestern United States and the emotional punch of John Darnielle’s narrative songwriting. “Beat The Champ” finds the repertoire of Darnielle, bassist Peter Hughes and drummer Jon Wurster sounding as mature as ever. The trio tackles tracks that range from woodwind dusted piano ballads to throaty, savage anthems with style.
A report released last week by the National Alliance on Mental Illness found that health insurance companies are offering less coverage for mental health support than physical conditions.Though federal law requires insurers to offer these services, companies find loopholes by assessing the necessity of mental health care for the patient and turning down patients, National Public Radio reported.
The Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution on Friday that calls for Indiana and 27 other states to provide protections for the LGBT community that cover housing, employment and public accommodations, according to a city press release.
The Gophers will have a new face in net next season.Junior goaltender Adam Wilcox signed a two year entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night, and will report to the team's AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, on an amateur tryout agreement. Wilcox was drafted by the Lightning in the sixth round - 178th overall - in the 2011 National Hockey League draft.
President Obama asked Congress to increase funding for antibiotic-resistant bacteria research last week, the
Updated at 3:20 p.m. with statement from Skjei.The Gophers have their first early departure of the last two years.Junior defenseman Brady Skjei will forego his senior season after agreeing to an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday. The news was first reported by Let's Play Hockey.
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 Minnesota Public Radio.Environmentalists were initially against the bill because ethanol’s main ingredient – corn – can aid in pollution, MPR reported.
Mr. Boyd is going to Washington.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.
A controversial bill signed into law by Indiana’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.
A controversial bill signed into law by Indiana’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
Kyle Rau is on his way to reuniting with former roommate Nick Bjugstad.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.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's AHL affiliate yesterday.
On Friday, Seth Ambroz's amateur hockey career ended. On Saturday, his professional one began.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'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.
The Gophers season didn’t end with a whimper or a bang. It ended in silence.There was no loud rejoicing by Minnesota-Duluth or its assembled fans. No outward despair for the Minnesota contingent.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.“They had our number this year and that’s good for them,” senior forward Seth Ambroz said.
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.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’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.
Doctors aren’t always being honest in disclosing information to Alzheimer’s patients about their condition, National Public Radio reported.About 45 percent Alzheimer’s patients reported to the Alzheimer’s Association that their doctor had ever informed them of the diagnosis, according to a report released Tuesday.
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. 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.
House Republicans released their budget plan Tuesday, which includes a $2 billion in unspecified tax cuts, according to the Star Tribune. The proposal is also $3 billion less than Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan, and reduces his request for additional new resources by $775 million, according to the Star Tribune.House Ways and Means Chairman Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, told the Star Tribune the Republican’s
St. Paul Police Department Commander Colleen Luna was the first of four UMPD police chief finalists to present to the University community in a public forum Monday. Luna has 30 years of experience with the St. Paul Police Department, including 18 years of management positions within the department, her resume says.
After a rough first event, Minnesota rallied back to earn a spot in the second session of the Big Ten Championship finishing third out of five teams Saturday.The Gophers started the competition shaky after some uncharacterstic falls on the balance beam and found themselves in a hole early. Junior Hanna Nordquist earned the second highest score of the team on the beam after missing the past couple meets due to injury.