Mike Hendrickson


Fouls and low depth stop Gophers comeback attempt in NCAA tournament

Minnesota’s crowd at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee suddenly had life late in the game. The Gophers had shaved a late 17-point deficit to four in five minutes, and the Minnesota fan base was on its feet for the first time in a while. But just as the Gophers had life, Reggie Upshaw hit a 3-pointer to spark a Blue Raiders’ run, spelling an early exit for the Gophers in an 81-72 loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

UMN starts two new fan engagement programs for Gophers sports fans

The University’s athletics department recently announced two engagement programs aimed at building a better relationship with the Gophers sports fan base. The first program is a fan advisory board that will start in May; the second is a loyalty system that will begin in August and will reward fans for going to multiple events. “We’ve got to earn people back,” said athletics director Mark Coyle.

Crime: Person robbed near Williamson Hall on UMN campus

A man was robbed on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus Saturday. The robbery happened around 8:45 p.m., according to a University of Minnesota Police Department timely warning. The victim was walking in the courtyard between Williamson Hall and the Nolte Center when the suspect ran behind him and pushed him.

State lawmaker Raymond Dehn eyes Minneapolis mayoral seat

Raymond Dehn is 59 years old and will still be paying student loans well into his 60s. The mayoral candidate, a DFL state representative for parts of Minneapolis, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1993 with an architecture degree and started paying his loans in 2002. It’s part of what shaped him as a politician.

University of Minnesota Police add mental health officer

With crisis intervention calls on the rise, campus police plan to add a new officer dedicated to mental health. The officer will become the University of Minnesota Police Department’s leader for crisis calls, which police say have risen 50 percent in the last five to 10 years.

UMN student accused of selling ecstasy out of his dorm room

Federal agents arrested a University of Minnesota student Tuesday in a dorm hall in connection to an ongoing drug investigation. Spencer Nichols, an 18-year-old bioscience student from Rochester, Minn., faces felony charges for two drug crimes – a first-degree charge for selling 50 grams or more and a second-degree charge for possession of 50 grams or 100 dose units, according to a Hennepin County court complaint.

UMN Law School professor charged with sexual assault and stalking

A University of Minnesota Law School professor was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and stalking Tuesday, court documents show. As of Tuesday at 5 p.m., the professor, Francesco Parisi, 54, was in Hennepin County Jail with a bail set at $500,000. Parisi was arrested on Friday by U.S.

In last week, two anti-Semitic incidents reported at UMN

The University of Minnesota continues to see an increase in anti-Semitic incidents. With the discovery of swastika-covered fliers advertising a neo-Nazi website Friday and the arrest of a student for allegedly committing vandalism using a swastika, the University has documented at least eight incidents involving swastikas, neo-Nazi propaganda and other anti-Semitic graffiti since December, according to the school’s Bias Response and Referral Network.