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Participants' diet, blood pressure, heart rates, medical history and blood pathology were all examined and tested for the international Seven Countries study.

Persistently lethal

October 8, 2015

Culture in OIT led to step-down

September 14, 2015

The culture in the University of Minnesota’s Office of Information Technology — not allegations of mismanagement and possible misuse of funds — led to a University vice president’s...

Top assistant athletics administrator takes leave of absence

September 3, 2015

Less than a month after two instances of sexual harassment led to former University of Minnesota athletics director Norwood Teague’s resignation, his right-hand man stepped away from the department...

Obama promises support for Baltic States as Putin offers Ukraine ceasefire

September 5, 2014

President Obama reassured allies in Eastern Europe Wednesday in a speech aimed at denouncing Russian intervention in Ukraine, as Putin unveiled a new ceasefire plan, news sources report. Obama promised...

Local, federal authorities bust Twin Cities smartphone theft ring

August 14, 2014

Local and national law enforcement have ended the eight-year reign of a Twin Cities-based crime ring that was trafficking stolen mobile phones and tablets across the country and abroad, with the U.S. Attorney’s...

U No.1 on Forbes’ list of rising stars

July 31, 2014

BY TAYLOR NACHTIGAL The University of Minnesota-Twin Cites has climbed more spots on Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Best Colleges than other college in the country, according to Forbes...

President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the crowd after giving a 30-minute speech on June 27, 2014, at the Lake Harriet Band Shell. He praised Minnesota legislation while criticizing Republicans in Congress for blocking his agenda.

Obama speaks at Lake Harriet

June 27, 2014

President Barack Obama continued to denounce Republicans in the last speech of his two-day trip to Minnesota. In his address to 3,500 people at the Lake Harriet Band Shell late Friday morning, the president...

Heavy rain causes West Bank mudslide

June 25, 2014

Record-breaking rainfall Thursday pushed a large chunk of a West Bank hill into the Mississippi River, temporarily putting the University of Minnesota’s Fairview Medical Center at risk. No injuries...

Hennepin County stops honoring federal requests to hold detainees

June 25, 2014

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek announced earlier this month that his office will no longer honor federal requests to hold immigrant inmates without judicial authority. After talks with advocacy groups...

Rain causes West Bank mudslide

Rain causes West Bank mudslide

June 20, 2014

A mudslide behind the University of Minnesota's Fairview Medical Center occurred Thursday evening after day-long rain pushed a large chunk of the hill located immediately behind the West Bank hospital...

John Wright, professor in the African American Studies Department, in his office in the Social Sciences Building on Tuesday, May 6.

The Wright legacy

May 28, 2014

They didn’t chant, and they didn’t carry signs. The faces that made up the double-file line of black University of Minnesota students looked only straight ahead. They were moments away from...

Kill switch bill signed into law

May 15, 2014

Starting next summer, when a new smartphone gets lost or stolen, the owner will be able to render it unusable. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new law into effect Wednesday that requires a “kill switch”...

Security monitor Will Burnton receives a request for an escort on his two-way radio while walking across the Washington Avenue bridge during his shift on Thursday, April 17.

Call spikes strain security program

April 23, 2014

Once the sun sets, the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus becomes a void. Its paths are lit only by the occasional lamppost, its buildings drained of their 70,000 daytime inhabitants. Only...

Augsburg graduate student sues for discrimination

March 3, 2014

A Nigerian-born Augsburg College graduate student is suing the college for discrimination after a dispute over a financial aid check ended in her suspension. Ugonwayi Ugo — who was enrolled...

Muslim Student Association President and architecture senior Amer Sassila prays in a secluded area in Rapson Hall on Tuesday.

Muslim students find room to pray

December 11, 2013

Shortly after noon Friday, the room fell into an intent, reverent silence, interrupted only by the padding of shoeless feet on carpet and the occasional creaking of a door as latecomers trickled in. More...

Gopher Chauffeur launches Thursday night shuttle service

November 25, 2013

The University of Minnesota’s Gopher Chauffeur extended service to Thursday nights this weekend, shuttling 135 riders in its first Thursday out. The change follows talks with the Minnesota Student...

Gopher Chauffeur launches Thursday night service

November 21, 2013

The University of Minnesota's Gopher Chauffeur service will now run on Thursday nights, a change following talks with the Minnesota Student Association. The student shuttling service is also looking at...

The Dinkytown area is experiencing drastic changes, including the construction of two new apartment complexes. The property owners, though often behind the scenes, are some of the most powerful players in shaping the change.

Who owns Dinkytown?

November 13, 2013

When University of Minnesota students returned to campus this fall, half a block of Dinkytown was gone. That site will house a six-story apartment complex next year. Across the street, another student...

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was elected to a third term Tuesday night, garnering more than 78 percent of first-choice votes. Coleman, who was first elected in 2005, is the first St. Paul mayor in 23 years to serve more than two terms.

For St. Paul, it’s Coleman

November 6, 2013

With more than 78 percent of first-choice votes, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman sealed his re-election Tuesday night, defeating three challengers by a wide margin. Coleman was highly favored for re-election,...

Bicyclist injured in Dinkytown collision

October 16, 2013

A bicyclist was rushed to the hospital after colliding with a vehicle outside the Dinkytown McDonald’s parking lot Wednesday evening, according to University of Minnesota police. The cyclist seemed...

Police report typical homecoming weekend

October 1, 2013

The University of Minnesota Police Department kept busy over homecoming this year, but “nothing on a major scale” occurred, Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said. UMPD deployed extra officers over...

Somali youth speak out against al-Shabab recruiting

September 26, 2013

A Somali youth organization gathered Wednesday to address concerns about recruitment of area youth by the terrorist group al-Shabab. Ka Joog, a Twin Cities nonprofit geared toward supporting local Somali-American...

Sticker shock: calculating the cost of care

September 25, 2013

The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview charged $163,690 for gastrointestinal hemorrhage surgery in fiscal year 2011. Nine miles away, the same procedure cost $19,770  — an eighth...

Fairview names new president and CEO

September 17, 2013

Fairview Health Services announced its new president and CEO on Tuesday. Rulon Stacey, the current president of University of Colorado Health, will take over Nov. 4. The Fairview health system serves more...

Woman dies after fall from Yudof window

September 9, 2013

A woman died Sunday morning after falling from a sixth-story window at Yudof Hall on Saturday. Stephanie Lehr, 19, was not a University student, University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said. Lehr was...

Vescio's owner Frank Vescio prepares a take out order for a customer on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Dinkytown.

Tough sales don’t curb development

May 9, 2013

  Frank Vescio has been working at his family-owned restaurant for more than 40 years. His father, grandmother, son, mother and daughter have all worked there at some point, too. He said he’d...

Pinterest could be new tool for businesses

May 8, 2013

  If Twitter is about what’s happening now, and Facebook is about connecting with family and friends, then Pinterest is about stuff, a new University of Minnesota study suggests. The website,...

Continuing education student Stefan Gherghelegiu browses through books Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Book House in Dinkytown.

Longtime Dinkytown shop finds new home

May 8, 2013

  Entering Dinkytown’s the Book House is like entering a maze. Follow the bend of ceiling-high bookshelves and there’s a corner table with a book on hair in African art and another one...

New apartment complex planned on 15th Avenue

May 7, 2013

A new 202-unit, six-story apartment complex will replace townhomes and several small rental houses on the corner of 15th Avenue SE and 7th Street SW, across from the University’s Gibson-Nagurski...

FDA loosens Plan B restrictions

May 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would lower the age for the morning-after pill to girls and women ages 15 and older without a prescription as well as make the pill available...

Dayton calls out “rude” audience members at open forum

May 1, 2013

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton dealt with what he called “very juvenile behavior” at a “Meetings with Mark” open forum he held in Shakopee Monday night. While explaining why he believed lawmakers...

3rd ward city council member Hofstede announces Mayor’s support

May 1, 2013

City council woman Diane Hofstede recieved Mayor R.T. Rybak's support today in her incumbent race for third ward against attorney JAcob Frey. He did not, however, officially "endorse" Hofstede. “I've...

Dinkytown before and after Minneapolis approved an amendment requiring the removal of overhanging and freestanding commercial signs and billboards measuring more than six square feet, in order to

A history of evolving

April 29, 2013

A handful of students banded together to save Dinkytown’s character, producing a documentary about its history and soliciting donations. “The faces and names change in Dinkytown, but the heritage...

CEO and developer of Doran Companies Kelly Doran.

Kelly Doran: luxe housing visionary

April 18, 2013

View an interactive map of planned housing developments around campus. After three years and five major apartment complexes in the University District, Kelly Doran arguably dominates the local housing...

Brewery to set up in University’s backyard

April 17, 2013

Hell, Furious and Bender can already be found at more than 500 Minnesota bars and restaurants, but now Surly Brewing Company will be closer than ever to the University of Minnesota campus and its students. The...

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies sophomore Connor Wright reads notes taped to chairs representing the 1,100 college students who comity suicide nationwide in an average year Tuesday, April 16, 2013, on the Washington Avenue Bridge. Wright said he was planning on reading every note, which are dedicated to friends and family dealing with or lost to mental health issues.

Students unite to support mental health

April 17, 2013

More than a quarter of all University of Minnesota students reported being diagnosed with at least one mental health condition in their lifetime, according to Boynton Health Service’s 2010 College...

April winter storm breaks 2 all-state records

April 14, 2013

After last year's early spring, this year's mid-April winter storms, some say, are simply unfair. Minnesota's most recent storm broke two state records, according to Mark Seeley, Department...

City to seek help with redesign of Nicollet Mall

April 12, 2013

Though it’s still waiting for $20 million in state bonding, the City of Minneapolis released a staff report Friday voicing its intention to redesign Nicollet Mall, which hasn’t been reconstructed...

City buckles down on landlords

April 11, 2013

Jordan Dalluge was celebrating Thanksgiving with his family when he received an unexpected email: an eviction notice from his landlord. While Dalluge was never actually evicted, he said he spent months...

University students gear up for MN entrepreneurship event

April 9, 2013

While some students dream of being a doctor or lawyer, others hope to distill their own gin, develop mobile games or sell yogurt. Minnesota Cup, a business entrepreneurship competition co-sponsored by...

City to collaborate with local artists

April 3, 2013

  As a middle school student in the late ’70s, Roger Cummings’ field trips took him to Dinkytown. He rode the bus with Marshall University High School students and frequented its record...

National Rifle Association report recommends arming school staff

April 2, 2013

  A task force funded by the National Rifle Association presented a plan Tuesday suggesting the training and arming of security guards at every school in the nation. The recommendation was part of...

Grad students targeted for new apartments

March 28, 2013

A new housing development breaking ground this fall will be geared toward University of Minnesota graduate students and young professionals. The yet-unnamed four-story, 40-unit building along University...

Potential Fairview merger raises concerns

March 26, 2013

Fairview Health Services, which controls the University of Minnesota Medical Center and clinics, could be acquired by Dakotas-based Sanford Health. The possible merger hasn’t been formally announced,...

Dinkytown apt. complex plans in motion

March 14, 2013

Plans for a new apartment complex in the heart of Dinkytown are moving forward, but some in the area still have concerns. The Opus Group will likely break ground in July of this year. The project will...

MPD overreporting rape stats

March 13, 2013

  Minneapolis has reported the highest national rate of forcible rate for the last five years — but that shocking statistic is due to the city’s broader definition of rape and does not...

Roommates Maria Finsness, left, Maddie Hansen, center, and Emma Reese relax in one of their rooms Sunday, March 10, 2013, in their Dinkytown home. The three roommates share the home with 11 other people and said they consider rent very affordable.

Mpls. releases housing survey

March 12, 2013

Minneapolis is the place to live, according to the city’s most recent resident survey. Nine out of 10 survey respondents rated living in the city as “good” or “very good.”  While...

 Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association (PPERIA) has applied to become a conservation district, which may effect development in the area. Marcy-Holmes and West Bank have applied for similar measures.

Prospect Park, East River Road work toward neighborhood conservation status

March 7, 2013

From his time as a University of Minnesota student in the ’60s, Joe Ring remembers the Motley neighborhood as charming and quaint with hundreds of residential homes. Now, the neighborhood he remembers...

Socialist city council candidate arrested

March 4, 2013

  Ty Moore, a Socialist city council candidate, was arrested Wednesday for his involvement in protests in downtown Minneapolis. Police confirmed Monday that Moore was arrested last week for refusing...

On March 4, entrepreneurs Graham Barton and Genya Akselrod will be opening Thriftees, a vintage thrift and consignment store, on Como and 15th Avenues. Barton and Akselrod said they plan to price all their clothing and accessories for less than $20.

Poppin’ tags: Como thrift shop to open

February 27, 2013

  Any University of Minnesota students jamming to Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and looking to hit the nearest vintage store are in luck. University alumnus Genya Akselrod will be opening...