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The task force assessing the impact of the medical marijuana law at their first meeting at the State Office Building on Thursday.

Task force weighs medical marijuana law

August 6, 2014

The task force charged with ensuring a smooth rollout of Minnesota’s medical marijuana law began its duties last week. The 23-member task force — which comprises elected and public safety officials,...

 College of Veterinary Medicine assistant professor Nicholas Phelps explains the aquaponic farm which is in a greenhouse in St. Paul on Friday.  Phelps is also one of the project's researchers.

University combats food supply issues with MnDRIVE

July 30, 2014

With government dollars and partnerships with industry in tow, the University of Minnesota’s research powerhouse is turning its gaze to addressing global food security, safety and sustainability. In...

Members of a tour group take photos while observing the world-class NOvA far detector Thursday afternoon in Ash River, Minn.  The 14,000-ton detector is one of the world's largest free-standing plastic structures.

University celebrates completion of world-class NOvA detector

July 30, 2014

A newly unveiled 14,000-ton neutrino detector built in part by hundreds of University of Minnesota students and staff is searching a kilometers-wide beam of particles for clues about the beginning of the...

UMD receives almost $9 million for Antarctica research

July 27, 2014

The University of Minnesota Duluth received an $8.97 million National Science Foundation grant to construct an ice-drilling platform in Antarctica for research, the university announced on Thursday.   The...

The new TargetExpress in Dinkytown on the corner of Fourteenth Avenue and Sixth Street is set to open on July 27.

First Target mini-store set to open doors Wednesday

July 23, 2014

In the University of Minnesota area’s dinkiest neighborhood, Target is set to debut its smallest store in company history. On Wednesday, the Minneapolis-based retail company will open for a soft...

Private water wells soaking up fertilizers, University research says

July 23, 2014

From 2007 to 2012, more than a quarter of southeastern Minnesota’s grassland disappeared as fertilized farmland expanded — a shift in land use that’s contaminating the region’s...

Minnesota Power resolves dispute with EPA

July 21, 2014

Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million penalty and invest in clean energy products in a Wednesday agreement with state and federal regulators that settles the Duluth-based utility's alleged violations...

Adjunct professor Akhouri Sinha views a picture of human cells at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Monday. Sinha volunteers five days a week doing research on prostate cancer at the VA Medical Center.

At 81, professor still pioneers research

July 16, 2014

Forty years after his expeditions to Antarctica, Akhouri Sinha discovered he had made a more permanent mark on the continent than he knew. Sinha, a University of Minnesota adjunct genetics, cell biology...

Team members of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project raise the shell of the completed solar car on the St. Paul campus on Tuesday, to reveal its interior for bystanders. The UMNSVP will race its solar car in an international race starting next Monday.

Solar car charged up for cross-country race

July 16, 2014

On any given race day, a team of University of Minnesota engineering students will race on two hours’ worth of battery charge. After that, they’ll be at the sun’s mercy. Starting Monday,...

UMN students, staff and faculty could get free Green Line rides on campus

July 13, 2014

University of Minnesota Twin Cities students and employees will get unlimited rides on the Green Line light rail's three University of Minnesota stations with a proposed transit pass, starting this...

Bee Squad team member Chris Kulhanek carries a frame from a hive at the rooftop apiary at Urban Ventures in south Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Recent state allocations will partially fund the construction of a new University Bee Lab on the St. Paul campus.

U gets funding boost for bee research

July 9, 2014

Midsummer sunrays beamed on Monday as University of Minnesota researchers let a swarm of buzzing honeybees loose, allowing them to forage nearby fields before returning to the experiment’s site on...

Member of Cornercopia Student Organic Farm Gerry Presley sells different types of mushrooms at a farmers market on St. Paul campus, Wednesday. Cornercopia's produce is gown nearby at an urban farm.

U project could use farming to turn down urban heat

July 2, 2014

Ongoing University of Minnesota research using 200 temperature sensors placed around the Twin Cities has found that Minneapolis and St. Paul have about a 3-degree temperature difference when compared to...

Researcher and neuroscience professor David Redish poses with one of his test subjects in front of a lego maze that is part of current behavioral studies with rats, at his lab in the molecular biology building on Thursday.

U rat regret research will expand to humans

June 25, 2014

Humans aren’t the only ones who can feel regret. A study by University of Minnesota researchers, published earlier this month, proved that when rats skipped on appealing food choices, they regretted...

Smaller Minneapolis police department conducting fewer stops

June 24, 2014

  The number of citywide stops made by Minneapolis police decreased by about 22,000 in the past year, compared to the first six months of last year, according to city data. Minneapolis Police Chief...

CSE adds environmental engineering major

June 18, 2014

Tyler Olsen didn’t have trouble finding his passion, but until recently, he did struggle to find a major that fit it. The University of Minnesota junior said he wants to work as an environmental...

Researcher Rita Jha prepares a kidney sample extract to test for cytoplasmic and nucleoid tissue as part of Dr. Kalpna Gupta's research. Part of Dr. Gupta's research involves testing the analgesic properties of cannabinoids found in marijuana, specifically for the treatment of pain in patients with sickle cell anemia.

Medical marijuana could treat pain caused by sickle cell disease

June 11, 2014

A group of University of Minnesota researchers is testing to see if medical marijuana can help treat chronic pain caused by sickle cell disease, but state and federal laws are putting a hitch in their...

Tech experts call for heightened cybersecurity

June 4, 2014

In light of national conversations surrounding Internet security, University of Minnesota technology experts say the institution could amp up its efforts in ensuring safe online practices. By expanding...

Minneapolis parks ranked first in nation

June 2, 2014

The Minneapolis park system was named the best in the country for the second year in a row in a report released Thursday.  In its ranking of parks in the 60 largest U.S. cities, the study analyzed...

Minnesota Aquatic Invasive species associate director Rebecca Nash walks in the Engineering and Fisheries laboratory on the University's St. Paul campus on Tuesday.  The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Center received funding to renovate the lab on May 17 through the state bonding bill.

Aquatic invasive species center gets new director

May 28, 2014

As Asian carp move closer into state waters, the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center is racing to find ways to stop them. With the push to increase research efforts to keep the invasive...

Minnesota is the first state to ban triclosan

May 22, 2014

  Minnesota is the first state to ban the retail sale of products containing triclosan — a common antibacterial ingredient that has resulted in the potentially dangerous buildup of the chemical...