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Fairview patient makes bomb threat

June 22, 2012

A University of Minnesota Medical Center patient made a bomb threat at the center’s Fairview location late Wednesday night, according to University police. The patient hinted to hospital staff that...

Restaurant owner attacked, bit

June 20, 2012

A man attacked and injured a St. Anthony Main restaurant owner late Saturday night, according to Minneapolis police. The man, who was disturbing the other customers on the patio at Vic’s Dining on...

Social media helps U recruit athletes

June 20, 2012

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are mainstream ways for people to connect with each other, but University of Minnesota athletics coaches and recruiters also use these platforms to track down...

ESPN: Gophers facilities rank ninth in Big Ten

June 14, 2012

The University of Minnesota's football facilities rank ninth in the Big Ten, according to a list made by ESPN.com blogger Adam Rittenberg. Building TCF Bank Stadium was a big success, but its everyday...

Sandusky trial could be complete by Friday

June 14, 2012

The prosecution of former Penn State University assistant football coach could conclude by Friday, according to Pennsylvania judge John Cleland. Sandusky, who was charged with 52 counts of child rape,...

Como resident tries to trap burglars, bottles thrown at bikers

June 13, 2012

  Brent Peterson thought he had the burglars of his Southeast Como neighborhood house backed into a corner last week, but he wasn’t sure how far he should go to stop them. “You don’t...

Two former Auburn football players killed

June 11, 2012

  Two members of the 2011 Auburn football team were shot and killed late Saturday night at an apartment complex near campus, according to ESPN.com. The former Tigers were among the three killed in...

KKK group wants to adopt a highway

June 11, 2012

  A Georgian chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to adopt a section of a northern Georgia highway, according to CNN. The group would be recognized by the state to be responsible for cleaning a...

Sandusky motions for dismissing charges denied

June 11, 2012

Jerry Sandusky’s motions for dismissing the charges in his child sex-abuse case were denied by the judge Friday, leading to opening statements proceeding on Monday, according to CNN. Sandusky argued...

Va. Tech athletic facility site problematic

June 7, 2012

A committee asked Virginia Tech University to not cut down trees to make room for a new indoor athletics facility this week, according to CNN.com. The area known as “stadium woods” is located...

21st birthday ends with a hospital visit

June 6, 2012

University police found a man trespassing on a University of Minnesota construction site on his 21st birthday early Thursday morning, according to a police report. The man, whose birthday ended hours before,...

Prospect Park landlord Paul Scheurer discusses his reasoning for implementing subsidized housing for a police officer at one of his properties Monday.

Landlord wants more off-duty cops in apartments

June 6, 2012

Prospect Park apartment manager Paul Scheurer has seen the benefits of having a police officer live nearby. Immediately after he started renting to an officer, he said a notorious troublemaker moved out. Scheurer...

Al Qaeda No. 2 killed in drone attacks

June 5, 2012

A U.S. drone killed al Qaeda’s No. 2 man Abu Yahya al-Libi Monday in Pakistan, according to U.S. officials. The death of al-Libi was “another serious blow to core al Qaeda,” according...

Judge orders Zimmerman back to jail

June 2, 2012

  A Florida judge ruled Friday that George Zimmerman must surrender to the county sheriff by Sunday afternoon, according to CNN.com. Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the...

SEC says it wants four best teams in playoff

June 2, 2012

The Southeastern Conference officially stated it wants the four highest-rated teams in the NCAA's four-team football playoff, according to ESPN.com. The conference, which has won the last six...

U.S. official criticizes Syrian reports

June 1, 2012

  U.S. official Susan Rice called the Syrian Government report blaming terrorists for the massacre in Houla “another blatant lie,” according to CNN.com. The Syrian government has blamed...

Seattle police looking for deadly cafe shooter

May 30, 2012

A shooting and carjacking left two men dead and three others injured at a Seattle coffeehouse Wednesday, according to CNN.com. The carjacking took place about four miles away from the shootings near downtown...

Off-duty cops make extra cash in Dinkytown

May 30, 2012

Minneapolis police officers have found extra ways to make money, like serving as additional security at late-night restaurants and bars. Up to five officers rotate working at Five Guys Burgers and Fries...

Ex-Penn State president sues school over emails

May 29, 2012

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier filed a civil suit against Penn State University last Friday in hopes of forcing them to release emails related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, according...

Ham Lake couple tracks down robber through Craigslist

May 25, 2012

Sarah Stratton feared for her and her husband’s lives last week when they awoke to a robber pointing a gun in their faces, according to the Star Tribune. “All that was running through my mind...

Caretaking affecting students

May 25, 2012

Nickolaus Dent has to take care of his mother who has been battling HIV for as long as he can remember. He sometimes has to help her get dressed and bathe ever since his father died two years ago, according...