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President Eric Kaler and Athletics Director Mark Coyle address media following the Gopher football team's announcement to end their boycott on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

President Eric Kaler and Athletics Director Mark Coyle address media following the Gopher football team's announcement to end their boycott on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

8/16/2017, 12:40pm

UMN's actions on football sex assault case fell under federal law and school policy, review finds

The review offered recommendations for the University following the 2016 football team boycott.

An external review found the University of Minnesota’s disciplinary actions towards 10 football players accused of sexual assault complied with internal policy and federal laws. The review — conducted by two Minneapolis attorneys — pointed to several factors which fostered the team’s boycott, including weak leadership from the coaching staff, poor communication between administration and the team, and a lack of understanding of the team of disciplinary processes.


8/7/2017, 8:08pm

Gas leak prompts evacuation near UMN

A bulldozer ruptured a gas line on 4th Street Southeast at around 3 p.m. Monday, causing evacuations near the University of Minnesota. The Minneapolis Fire Department closed the stretch of road in the Prospect Park neighborhood from 27th to 30th Avenues Southeast on both 4th Street and University Avenue Southeast. The leak from the 12-inch pipe emitted gas into the air and led MFD to evacuate some area buildings.


8/3/2017, 12:27am

New UMN report details sex trafficking landscape in Minnesota

A one-of-a-kind University of Minnesota study detailing sex purchasing patterns across Minnesota was unveiled Wednesday. While most studies on sex trafficking focus on the providers, victims and traffickers, this one aimed to identify the least known portion of the sex trafficking marketplace — buyers. The research was conducted by the University’s Urban Outreach and Outreach-Engagement Center using data from law enforcement and activist groups. "This is critical for an overall understanding of the marketplace's role of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation within that market, and for the identification of strategies that might combat that trafficking," said Lauren Martin, lead author of the study and director of research at UROC. The research found sex buyers are often middle-aged, white, married men with disposable income.


8/2/2017, 6:42pm

Man charged with second degree murder along with two UMN robberies

A man charged with second degree murder in a botched July robbery is the same who committed two robberies on the University of Minnesota campus, according to charges. Benjamin Love's charges cover six counts of aggravated robbery over a two week period, in addition to a prior robbery offense and domestic assault misdemeanor in 2016. The 44-year-old was charged Monday in Hennepin County District Court. Love allegedly killed one victim of the robberies off campus at a parking ramp.