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Nancy Swanson prepares to place a handful of tobacco in the Mississippi as part of a sunrise ceremony on Wednesday, May 1 to commemorate the beginning of American Indian Month. The ceremony concluded with a special tribute to missing and murdered indigenous women.

Remembering the women the world forgot

Dylan Miettinen
May 6, 2019

Walter Goodwin remembers the joy he felt when his cousin, Ricarda Tillman-Locket, was born. He also remembers the fear and anguish he felt upon hearing she disappeared. It was 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee...

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Tina Smith pushes for financial aid transparency

Erin Wilson
April 9, 2019

A set of bills brought forward in Congress by Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., aims to demystify loans and the cost of college for students and families.   Smith introduced the Know Before You Owe Federal...

University law student Rebecca Rosefelt, who worked as an intern during Summer 2017 in Mexico conducting research on international standards for juvenile detention, spoke at Mondale Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Her research shows that many juveniles are detained for long periods of time while police investigated their cases, even though they weren't charged yet.

After presenting to U.N., group shares research on juvenile detention at UMN

Imani Cruzen
October 11, 2018

After presenting to international government groups around the world, a research organization brought its findings on juvenile detention to the University of Minnesota Law School Wednesday afternoon. Juvenile...

Richard Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota and former lawyer for President George W. Bush, speaks at the DFL Convention at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota on Friday, June 1, 2018. Painter is running for U.S. Senate and did not win the DFL endorsement.

UMN law professor looks forward to primaries despite failing to win DFL senate endorsement

Helen Sabrowsky
June 2, 2018

Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor, failed to secure the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for his U.S. Senate bid at the party’s State Convention Friday in Rochester. Sen. Tina...

U.S. House Democrats end sit-in over gun control

Ryan Faircloth
June 28, 2016

A more than 24-hour sit-in by U.S. House Democrats on chamber floors ended Thursday. The protest by Democratic legislators began around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to demand votes on gun control measures in the...

Study finds some alcohol programs have little impact on greek communities

Aaron Job
June 1, 2016

Students involved in greek life often remain unaffected by alcohol intervention programs, a recent study has found.  The study, conducted by the American Psychological Association,  found that...

Sophomore Cece Sjoquist places a K-Cup in the Keurig she shares with her roommates in her Dinkytown apartment on Monday.

K-Cups pile up in landfills

Eliana Schreiber
March 22, 2016

While K-Cups are convenient to use, the single-serving coffee pods aren’t as easy on the environment.     Researchers and environmental activists are alarmed about the impacts of packaging...

Study shows BMI may be off balance

Hannah Weikel
February 17, 2016

A person’s weight and height may not be an accurate measure of their health status, according to a recent study.     Body mass index, widely used among health professionals for calculating...

Rumors circulate of Klobuchar Supreme Court nomination

Brian Edwards
February 16, 2016

Amid speculation over the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, some are envisioning a Minnesotan nominee.     MSNBC, USA Today and CNN are among the prominent news organizations including U.S. Sen. Amy...

Athletes’ load may lighten

Brian Edwards
January 21, 2016

If a student-athlete is interested in joining a student group, getting an internship, studying abroad or visiting family, they need to find a way to fit it in between their academic and athletic commitments.     To...