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U wrestling makes real estate big business

December 10, 2009

Coaches, wrestlers and former wrestlers at the University of Minnesota have accumulated large quantities of real estate in near-campus neighborhoods, sometimes selling and renting to one another, while...

Jones Case

State supreme court rejects Dominic Jones’ appeal request

October 1, 2009

Former Gophers football player Dominic JonesâÄô appeal of a fourth-degree sexual assault conviction was denied by the Minnesota Supreme Court, according to a decision released earlier this week....

Labour dispute

RNC 8 arrestee argues to suppress search

September 29, 2009

Counsel for University of Minnesota student Max Specktor argued Tuesday that authorities illegally searched a minivan in which he was passenger in September 2008 and that evidence seized should be suppressed...

Reporter’s Notebook: An Authority in Question

September 17, 2009

Editor’s note: “Reporter’s Notebook” is an occasional blog that will feature worthwhile content left out of a news story.  It will also give reporters an opportunity to talk...

An Authority in Question

September 14, 2009

On May 2, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., nine members of the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority sat in a third-floor room of City Hall tucked away beyond the office of the mayor and hours-vacant council...

An inside look at TCF Bank Stadium

August 13, 2009

For those who can't wait to get inside the Gophers new stadium, the Pioneer Press offers a panoramic view of the turf from the 50-yard line. If you’re looking for a peek at the indoor facilities,...

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years later

August 6, 2009

This weekend marks the 64th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan that lead to the end of World War II.   There will be a three-day tea party at Lake Harriet sponsored by the The Hiroshima...

Two Minnesota colleges get an ‘A’ for eats

August 5, 2009

Two private Minnesota colleges landed a top-10 spot in the "Best Campus Food" section of the Princeton Review's "The Best 371 Colleges 2010" list.   (Note: You might have to create...

The Daily wins three first-place ACP awards

July 27, 2009

The Minnesota Daily picked up three first-place Best of Show awards from the Associated Collegiate Press convention held in Minneapolis this past weekend.  Delegates from college newspapers all over...

U prof talks anthropology of Wall Street

July 22, 2009

University anthropology professor Karen Ho recently sat down with TIME to talk about the findings in her new book, Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street.     In the Q-&-A, Ho -- a former...

U raptor director speaks out on DNR hawk shooting

July 22, 2009

 Dr. Julie Ponder, director of the University's raptor center, says the DNR-shooting of two nose-diving hawks in Burnsville last week was unnecessary, according to the Star Tribune. A DNR officer...

MnSCU to approve 3 percent tuition increase

July 20, 2009

MnSCU's Board of Trustees is expected to pass a 3 percent tuition hike Wednesday.   According to the Star Tribune, via the AP:  "MnSCU (MIHN'-skew) Chancellor James H. McCormick is recommending...

Pawlenty for President? He’d have a lot of work to do

July 19, 2009

If there's truth to the hype and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty does make a 2012 presidential bid, he's going to have a lot of work to do.  According to a recent poll, if the election were today, Pawlenty...

U alumnus to head Strib investigations desk

June 24, 2009

After plenty of talk, the Star Tribune finally hired a new editor to head up the special investigations desk, Minnpost.com reports.  Jeffrey Meitrodt, a University of Minnesota alumnus, 10-year investigations...

Video: Gleason talks ‘Excellence within our means’ to Regents

June 22, 2009

Bill Gleason, a University professor, blogger and avid tweeter of all things U of M spoke out against recent administrative decisions at an open Regents forum last week.  The gist of the speech...

Anatomy of a riot

May 3, 2009

It was early Sunday morning, April 26, by the time several dozen riot police âÄî and several hundred raucous partygoers âÄî found their way off Dinkytown streets. Glass shards from broken...

Daily Digest: Franken sends Coleman a bill, City Pages’ Best Ofs

April 23, 2009

Thursday's Digest: Franken sends Coleman $16,000 legal bill Since the end of Al Franken and Norm Coleman’s U.S. Senate election trial last week, team Franken has apparently been tallying up the legal...

Daily Digest: Bridge collapse victims settle

April 16, 2009

Today's digest: Bridge collapse victims settle All 179 35W bridge collapse victims (and families of victims) accepted settlements today, the Pioneer Press reports. A panel of attorneys will distribute...

Minnesotans want Coleman to resign, survey shows

April 15, 2009

Minnesotans have finally had enough of the Coleman-Franken experiment, according to Public Policy Polling survey results released today. The survey found that 63 percent of Minnesota voters think it’s...

Daily Digest: 2009 graduates face rough job market, St. Paul teens hate candy cigarettes

April 3, 2009

Your digest: 2009 grads face rough job market Fifth-year seniors just became a lot smarter, the Associated Press reports. Employers intend to hire 22 percent fewer college graduates this spring than last...

Daily Digest: Fargo needs volunteers, St. Thomas student death ruled accident

March 26, 2009

Hola. Welcome to Thursday's Daily Digest.  In anticipation of flooding, Fargo officials look for more volunteers The Star Tribune reports a “disappointing” turnout of sandbagger volunteers...

Crime Digest: A weekly look at off-campus crime stories

February 18, 2009

This post is the first in a soon-to-be weekly blog that looks at notable crime stories outside of the University of Minnesota community. Sexual assault near downtown university Minneapolis police are investigating...

Russian ballet members assaulted in Minneapolis

February 3, 2009

While in town for a performance at Northrop Auditorium this weekend, multiple members of the Russian National Ballet Theatre were allegedly assaulted at a downtown hotel. Five people were injured, though...

Minnesota Senate recount unconstitutional?

January 17, 2009

One could make a pretty persuasive argument that Minnesota's prolonged Senate election has become annoying (see Sen. Amy Klobuchar). But could it be unconstitutional? According to Michael Stokes Paulsen,...

Story removed from our website

December 10, 2008

Those checking our web updates Tuesday may have noticed a breaking-news brief that was removed from the site shortly after being published.  “Bicyclist suing Mpls. Police Officer,” as...