Erica Mahoney


U professor talks green business

For many businesses, going green can help more than just the environment.    Alfred Marcus, a University of Minnesota strategic management and entrepreneurship professor, spoke Wednesday

State, local lawmakers address oil train concerns

As many as six trains loaded with oil from North Dakota and Canada pass through the Twin Cities every day.   As trains carrying hazardous material continue to pass through densely populated areas, local and national lawmakers have called for additional railway safety regulations, echoing concerns Gov.

Mpls top-ranked for women in business

Over the first dozen years of the millennium, growth in new U.S. businesses ticked up by 2 percent. Women-owned enterprises saw 13 times that amount of growth in the same time period.   With the help of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis is one of the top U.S. cities for business-minded women.

U faces questions on source of fetal tissue

The University of Minnesota has reviewed how its scientists use fetal tissue in their work.   In October, the school reassessed its research procedures regarding the use of human fetal tissue procured from abortions, according to an October letter to the Board of Regents from Brian Herman, University vice president for resear

Dayton targets oil trains

As more crude oil trains rumble through the Twin Cities, Gov. Mark Dayton has raised concerns that area residents could be in danger. 

MN stores begin opioid antidote sales

Minnesota became one of 14 states last month that now sells an opioid overdose antidote over the counter — almost two years after the state Legislature passed a law allowing people to administer the medicine.

Faculty aim to limit data requests

Some University of Minnesota faculty members hope to help eventually pass state legislation exempting ongoing scholarly work from open records requests.   The University’s Office of the General Counsel is reviewing the measure, which would shield unfinished academic work from data requests. 

Capital request approved

The University of Minnesota will request more than $230 million from the state Legislature this year for building projects as part of the school’s 2016 capital request.   The request was approved by the Board of Regents last week and includes funds for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement projects, an add

Unions rally for better benefits, more respect

In the midst of a monthslong bargaining process, University of Minnesota staff are calling for higher wages and increased benefits through their labor unions.   Dozens of unionized workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Emplo