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UMN, state pair up for hearing loss education

John Wodele’s hearing loss went undiagnosed for nearly 15 years. His difficulty hearing impacted his everyday life and caused tension within his family, but doctors repeatedly told Wodele that he simply had too much earwax. 

Falcon Heights City Council preparing fee for UMN St. Paul campus

The Falcon Heights City Council is taking steps to impose a fee that would apply to the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus — currently a tax-exempt property. The franchise fee would bring Falcon Heights about $130,000 each year. The city has seen an increase in the cost of law enforcement because of their new contract through Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.

UMN study solves decades-old space mystery

A new study from University of Minnesota experts solves a 50-year-old space mystery and shows that relatively inexpensive satellites are viable options for astrophysics research 

University rocket team sets Guinness record

Using only Alka-Seltzer tablets and water, the University of Minnesota Rocket Team launched a rocket 430 feet in the air — setting a Guinness World Record — as part of a national competition last week. 

University researchers engineer biologic blood vessels

Published this month, Tranquillo’s research is awaiting Food and Drug Administration review and, if approved, will move to a human clinical trial. Experts hope the completely biological vascular grafts will eventually be used in place of synthetic blood vessels, which are known to cause adverse reactions in patients. 

Students hit the polls as Election Day in Minneapolis ramps up

University of Minnesota student and faculty voters trickled into campus area polling places for the Minneapolis municipal elections Tuesday.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. for the 2017 municipal elections, where candidates are competing for Minneapolis mayor, city council and park board. Area residents gave a number of reasons for their votes throughout the day. Polls close at 8 p.m.