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U hosts town hall on U.S.’s strained relations with Iran

May 1, 2012

  U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and policy experts came together Monday on the University of Minnesota campus to discuss the United States’ relations with Iran. Trita Parsi, an expert on...

MSLC could join advisory group to state higher ed office

April 25, 2012

A bill in the state Legislature would give the Minnesota Student Legislative Coalition an advisory role to the state Office of Higher Education. The MSLC is a recently founded organization that advocates...

Crews are conducting routine work on the Stone Arch Bridge this week. It's one of only three Minnesota national Historic Engineering Landmarks.

Stone Arch Bridge is up for spring maintenance

April 19, 2012

The city of Minneapolis began some general maintenance on the Stone Arch Bridge this week in order to help preserve the long-standing structure. The Stone Arch Bridge, built in 1883, is a Minneapolis landmark...

Flashback Trojan strikes Apple users on campus

April 12, 2012

  A malicious password-stealing program has hit Mac users on campus and globally. The Flashback Trojan is malware that has affected nearly 600,000 Macs as of last week, according to security software...

Iranian leadership plans to disconnect its country

April 11, 2012

According to a CNET report, Iran is planning on cutting off Internet access within its borders. Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, said the country wants...

Vice President Biden visits Minnesota for fundraiser

April 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden has left the nation's capital to come to the Twin Cities. Biden is visiting today to partake in a fundraiser for Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. The fundraiser was at noon...

Proposal to move primary to June resurfaces

April 10, 2012

  Minnesota is closer to having an earlier statewide primary. Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, authored a bill earlier this session that would move the primary from August to June, but the companion bill...

Bill follows debate on food labels

April 3, 2012

  Democratic-Farmer-Labor lawmakers in the state Legislature have proposed a bill that would require all genetically modified foods for sale in Minnesota stores to be clearly labeled as such. Genetically...

Conversations to move back primary continue

March 28, 2012

  Minnesota legislators are once again kicking around the idea to move the state’s primary to earlier in the summer. Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, authored a bill that would move the primary up...

Members of Occupy Minneapolis and other organizations came out to protest the proposed voter ID amendment that, if passed, would be on the ballot in November.

House passes voter ID amendment after marathon floor session

March 21, 2012

After nine hours of debate, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed the contentious voter ID constitutional amendment Wednesday morning. The bill passed on a 72-62 party-line vote, with Republicans...

Sarah Cura, owner of the Sara Cura shop in Dinkytown, pauses before assisting customers on Saturday.  After 5 years in Dinkytown, Sara Cura will close its doors on April 8.

SaraCura’s doors to close next month

March 6, 2012

    After five years in Dinkytown, the gift shop SaraCura has thrown its final party. On Saturday, the store welcomed customers with belly dancing lessons, henna, live music and Middle Eastern...

$323M surplus in economic forecast

March 1, 2012

  On Wednesday, Minnesota Management and Budget released a bittersweet economic forecast for February. The forecast balance turned out a $323 million budget surplus for the rest of the current biennium. However,...

Group proposes new way to pick the president

February 21, 2012

As Americans become increasingly dissatisfied with political leadership in Washington, some are looking for change in untested waters. One group, Washington, D.C.,-based Americans Elect, is hoping to harness...

Capital plan emphasizes renovations

February 13, 2012

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents reviewed a six-year capital plan last week, which included multiple proposals to renovate and improve many campus buildings and construct new ones. The...

Digital door-knocking

Digital door-knocking

February 7, 2012

Politicians around the country are increasing their use of social media to engage constituents in a new and personal way. On Jan. 30, President Barack Obama participated in a Google Plus âÄúHangout.âÄù...

Pogemiller takes on old challenges in new role

Pogemiller takes on old challenges in new role

January 31, 2012

Former state Sen. Larry Pogemiller has moved into a new position, but heâÄôs not facing new problems. As director of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, he inherits the continual struggle...

U groups prepare for Obama’s campaign

January 24, 2012

Student groups around campus are preparing to start a year of campaigning and events in support of President Barack ObamaâÄôs re-election campaign. As the Republican Party continues the process...

Internet blackout fuels SOPA backlash

January 19, 2012

Multiple websites, including Internet giant Wikipedia, shut down in some form on Wednesday to protest contentious anti-piracy legislation. The blackout was in response to SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act,...