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Officials to discuss Granary Corridor

May 3, 2012

Discussions on the proposed Granary Corridor — a road that would run just north of TCF Bank Stadium, connecting Minneapolis’ eastern border near Minnesota State Highway 280 with Interstate...

Rybak’s pick for city police chief would be first female in the top job

May 1, 2012

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced Monday he will nominate Deputy Police Chief Janeé Harteau to be the next Minneapolis police chief, starting in 2013. If her nomination is confirmed by...

Mpls. police Chief Tim Dolan to retire

April 26, 2012

  Minneapolis police Chief Tim Dolan announced Wednesday that he won’t seek a third term as chief and will retire at the end of 2012 after 29 years with the department. The announcement comes...

Occupy protester Mary Lynn Murphy speaks in favor of allowing protesters to remain overnight in Peavey Plaza during a Public Safety, Civil Rights and Health Committee meeting Wednesday at City Hall in Minneapolis. A resolution is trying to prevent people from sleeping in public plazas.

City Council delays proposal that would limit access to plazas

April 23, 2012

  Plans to limit access to public plazas in Minneapolis were delayed once again Wednesday. The City Council resolution — which council President Barb Johnson tried to bring to a vote April 13...

Aaron Isaacs, historian for the Minnesota Street Car Museum, operates a mile-long stretch of streetcar line along Lake Harriet along with other volunteers. Streetcars run throughout the summer.

Minneapolis continues debate over benefits of adding streetcars to city’s north side

April 17, 2012

This past fall, street resurfacing crews removed several city blocks of old streetcar rails along Riverside Avenue left behind from its glory days in the early 20th century. The crew’s discovery...

In address, Mayor Rybak says north Minneapolis is key to the city’s success

April 12, 2012

  In his annual State of the City address Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak linked the fate of the struggling north Minneapolis area to the overall health of the city. Using the Capri Theater...

Minneapolis revises minority workforce goals

April 9, 2012

  Private contractors looking to work on city projects will have to meet higher hiring standards if they want to win a bid. The Minneapolis City Council revised its minority workforce hiring goals...

Former Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley prepares for the next test at Minnesota's Pro Day on Monday at the Gibson/Nagurski Football Complex. Eight players from the Gophers' 2011 football team went through a series of drills and measurements in front of NFL scouts.

Gophers linebacker Tinsley found dead Friday at Roy Wilkins Hall

April 6, 2012

Gary Tinsley, a University of Minnesota senior and former Gophers linebacker, was found dead early Friday morning in Roy Wilkins Hall. Speaking on behalf of the football team at a press conference Friday...

Communications major and neighborhood renter Ben Elling and a friend enjoy a warm spring afternoon Tuesday in the vacant lot on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Fourth Street SE.  A new apartment complex has been proposed for the site.

4th Street apartment plans move forward

April 4, 2012

  An empty plot of land in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood could soon be filled by an apartment building. The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission discussed plans for a five-story, 57-unit apartment...

U aids city in push to increase exports

April 3, 2012

  It took nearly a decade for the state of Minnesota to double exports. Twin Cities leaders, including the University of Minnesota and the city of Minneapolis, are hoping a partnership with the Washington,...

University of Minnesota alumnus Patrick Stephenson bikes to work on Wednesday at the Ford Center in Minneapolis. Patrick co-founded 30 Days of Biking, a pledge made by participants to bike everyday.

30 Days of Biking kicks off April 1

March 29, 2012

A bicycling tradition is forming in Minneapolis. 30 Days of Biking, an event in which people pledge that they will ride their bike at least once a day throughout April, will kick off for the third time...

With approval of commission, new city ward maps set for next decade

March 28, 2012

The political landscape of Minneapolis has officially changed. The Minneapolis Charter Commission unanimously approved a new ward map Tuesday that will set the city’s political boundaries for the...

Protestors of the Senate voter ID bill chant,

Senate passes its version of the voter ID amendment

March 26, 2012

After passing in the state Senate on Friday night, Minnesota is just a hurdle away from having the voter ID constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The amendment, which would require people to...

Senate passes voter ID bill

March 24, 2012

Minnesota is another step closer to having a photo ID constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The amendment, which will require people to present photo identification to vote, passed 36-30 Friday...

Minneapolis Charter Commission set to vote on proposed ward map

March 22, 2012

  In the coming days, the Minneapolis Charter Commission will finalize a new ward map that will set political boundaries within the city for the next 10 years. And residents, city officials and neighborhood...

Review board changes move forward

March 20, 2012

  Plans to restructure the civilian board that investigates complaints of Minneapolis police misconduct are moving forward, but some board members and residents remain opposed. The plan would replace...

Police review panel would lose power under city, state proposals

March 8, 2012

  Two separate proposals are looking to reduce the already-limited power of the civilian board that investigates complaints about Minneapolis police actions. A proposal from several city officials...

Senior Professional Engineer Annika Bankston describes one of the early parts of the process in turning Mississippi water into drinking water for the city of Minneapolis on Monday at the Fridley Water Treatment Plant in Northeast Minneapolis.

U researchers help make Mpls water tastier

March 6, 2012

In the city of Minneapolis’ constant effort to improve its drinking water, city officials are again turning to University of Minnesota researchers for help. The Minneapolis City Council’s Transportation...

Congressman Keith Ellison, left, jokes with Mayor Rybak during a speech Wednesday in the Carlson building.  The event brought together Ellison, Rybak, and Jim Messina, President Obama's national campaign manager, to speak about the importance of University student support in his re-election bid.

Representing the Student Bloc: Rep. Keith Ellison

February 29, 2012

In the corner of a modest brick building in north Minneapolis, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s office is quiet. Coffee is calmly sipped, conversations are discreet and aides keep a steady pace. But once...

With new lobbyist firm, Minneapolis looks to D.C. for more funding

February 28, 2012

  Last summer, the city of Minneapolis laid off six firefighters after the state cut Local Government Aid allocation by about $23 million. On Friday, the city applied for a $1 million federal grant...

Tom Stinson splits his time between being a professor of applied economics at the University and being the state economist.

Faculty balance teaching, policymaking

February 23, 2012

As a University of Minnesota horticultural science professor, John Erwin has received praise for his research. As president of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, he has been criticized for proposed...

Map would pit Ward 2’s Cam Gordon against fellow councilman

February 20, 2012

  A redistricting map recently submitted to the Minneapolis Charter Commission is drawing concern from members of the Minnesota Green Party. The Citizens Committee for Fair Redistricting, a group...

Brutal winter in Eastern Europe kills more than 600

February 15, 2012

A record-breaking cold snap in Eastern Europe has caused more than 600 deaths, according to an article from the Star Tribune.  Heavy blizzards, and freezing temperatures have trapped tens of thousands...

Minneapolis revises its goals for sustainability

February 15, 2012

  The city of Minneapolis recently revised its goals for becoming a more sustainable city.  The various targets for the 26 Minneapolis Sustainability Indicators, which measure the city’s...

Apartments planned for church site

February 14, 2012

Plans for another apartment building near the University of Minnesota are moving forward. On Thursday, Doran Companies heard concerns from the Minneapolis City Planning Commission about its proposed five-story,...

Police set up underage decoys to test city businesses

February 8, 2012

Two plainclothes police officers stood and watched as a young woman walked up to the counter at Chipotle Mexican Grill on Washington Avenue, presented her ID and bought a Corona last summer. But the womanâÄôs...

Owner Abdi Adem makes a transaction Monday morning at Afrik Grocery and Halal Meat on Cedar Avenue. Adem was able to expand his business through the city of Minneapolis' Alternative Financing Program.

Minneapolis helps Muslim businesses follow Sharia law

February 7, 2012

In 2005, Afrik Grocery and Halal Meat on Cedar Avenue needed to expand. Owner Abdi Adem, who operates his business under Sharia law, needed to find a loan that funded the expansion and complied with his...

Mike Dean, executive director for Common Cause of Minnesota, works with an urban studies class Tuesday at the University to draw redistricting maps for Minneapolis city wards. The maps the class produces will be submitted to the city.

City redistricting heats up; U area to be redrawn

February 2, 2012

The city of Minneapolis will redraw its 13 wards this spring and the University of Minnesota and surrounding neighborhoods will likely be a key area in the process. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, city...

Minneapolis fire chief Alex Jackson shakes hands with his successor, John Freutel, at Jackson's retirement party Friday afternoon at the Bill and Bonnie Fire Museum in north east Minneapolis.

New Minneapolis fire chief inherits hot seat

January 30, 2012

Fire chiefs donâÄôt stay long in Minneapolis. On Friday, the City Council approved John Fruetel to become the cityâÄôs fifth fire chief since 2004. Fruetel, 59, will inherit a department...

Proposed state help gives push to $1.25B Southwest light rail

January 26, 2012

  Plans to build the Southwest Corridor light-rail transit line, which would connect Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, are gaining momentum. Gov. Mark Dayton recently recommended $25 million of his $775...

City Council to vote on major updates to Riverside Avenue

January 23, 2012

Plans to renovate a half-mile stretch of Riverside Avenue are moving forward in the Minneapolis City Council. The project will widen sidewalks, add bike lanes, install street lights and repair a half-mile...

House Speaker Zellers visits campus

January 19, 2012

House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, spoke Thursday at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, previewing the upcoming legislative session. Speaking to a crowd of roughly 50, Zellers promoted Reform...

Minneapolis Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Shaun Murphy surveys the Como neighborhood Saturday to verify new bike traffic signs implemented. The new position will work to streamline different transportation needs of Minneapolis communities.

Bike coordinator takes handlebars of burgeoning city

January 19, 2012

If the bright green bike lanes and Nice Ride stations werenâÄôt evidence enough, Shaun Murphy is living proof that promoting bicycling is a high priority for the City of Minneapolis. Murphy started...

Ridership of Metro Transit up in 2011

January 18, 2012

The Metro Transit reported that ridership rose by 3.5 percent, or 2.7 million rides in 2011. Roughly 80.9 million rides were taken on its buses, light rail and Northstar commuter line. It's the fifth consecutive...

Bicycling in Minneapolis on the rise

January 17, 2012

The first ever City of Minneapolis Bicycle Account was released today. The report showed recently completed bicycle infrastructure projects and also outlayed future projects. The report also revealed a...

MTN's chairman Peter Larsen shows the equipments in a control room of one of the studios Jan 10 in Minneapolis.

MTN deals with $90,000 budget cut

January 17, 2012

A funding cut and new leadership are on the way at the Minneapolis Television Network. MTN, which operates three public access channels, is facing a $90,000 funding cut for 2012 as part of the cityâÄôs...

Wikipedia to shut down Wednesday

January 16, 2012

Wikipedia will shut down Wednesday, joining several other prominent websites in a protest against SOPA, according to a report from CNET. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, said the site will...

Jon Huntsman to end presidential bid

January 16, 2012

Jon Huntsman will end his presidential bid Monday and endorse front-runner Mitt Romney, according to a report from CNN. The decision comes after Huntsman finished third in the New Hampshire primary....

City Council approves taxi cab credit ordinance, re-elects President & VP

January 13, 2012

The Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance Friday requiring taxi cabs in the city to accept credit cards effective June 1. The council passed the ordinance 11-2. Councilman Gary Schiff spearheaded...

Kari Dziedzic will face Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Ben Schwanke Tuesday in the special election for SD59.

Dziedzic eyes Senate seat with allies, experience

January 6, 2012

Kari Dziedzic got her first taste of politics as a fifth grader. The daughter of former longtime city councilman Walt Dziedzic, she has lived in Minneapolis for almost her entire life. On Tuesday, sheâÄôll...

Bachmann ends presidential campaign

January 4, 2012

After finishing a distant sixth in the Iowa caucus, Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachmann suspended her presidential campaign Wednesday morning, effectively ending her bid for the White House, according...

Minneapolis passes 2012 budget without raising property taxes

December 16, 2011

After years of complaints from Minneapolis residents that property taxes were too high, city officials listened.  The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved the 2012 city budget...

Rybak pitches Vikings Stadium plan to skeptical City Council

December 9, 2011

The road for Mayor R.T. Rybak's plan to keep the Vikings in Minneapolis just got a little steeper. Rybak pitched his plan to keep the Vikings in Minneapolis to a wary City Council Thursday, according...

Kerry Betz, an account manager for Northern Tier Energy, attended a Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing regional training Tuesday at the North Metro Fire Training Facility in Fridley, Minn.

Emergency Management preps Minneapolis for the worst

December 7, 2011

The office in charge of responding to the tornado that tore through north Minneapolis in May has received two state grants to continue planning and preparation for future emergencies. On Friday, the Minneapolis...

Officer Wayne Johnson explains the concept of a bait car while on duty Monday in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis police catch thieves with bait vehicle program

December 6, 2011

In late June, three people stole a vehicle parked on 26th Avenue Northeast. Within five minutes, several Minneapolis police officers pulled them over and, with guns drawn, ordered the driver out of the...

Minneapolis looks to trim internal watchdog dept.

December 1, 2011

Only two years after its creation, the city of MinneapolisâÄô Internal Audit Department could be slashed in the proposed 2012 budget. It was hailed by city officials as a responsible creation in...

Blue and White Taxi driver Zen Tesseena drove through downtown Minneapolis Monday while explaining new city ordinances for taxicab companies and drivers, including electronic credit card swipers, limited use of cell phones while driving and a dress code.

City Council calls for taxi drivers to drop phones, turn down radio

November 29, 2011

Thanks to the Minneapolis City Council, the next time a cab picks you up the driver wonâÄôt be on his cellphone or wearing a white T-shirt. These are just two of the changes to a city ordinance...

Fall Street Sweeping Tows

November 23, 2011

The city-wide fall street sweep is complete and the damage is done. According to the City of Minneapolis, 2,518 vehicles were towed during the annual cleaning.  That's up from the most recent sweeps. ...

Kaler Asks University Faculty To Help Avoid Penn State Scandal

November 23, 2011

In the wake of the sex abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State University in recent weeks, University President Eric Kaler released a directive Tuesday clearly stating his expectations of faculty and...

City dips into reserve funds for elections

November 22, 2011

Although 2011 is an off-election year, the City of Minneapolis is scrambling to prepare for a pair of special elections. Because the city didnâÄôt budget for special voting, the cityâÄôs...

Fulton beer co-founder Jim Diley pours white wheat in a milling machine at Fulton Brewery Wednesday in the Downtown Warehouse District. It will eventually become their Sweet Child of Vine.

Fulton Brewery opens downtown

November 17, 2011

On a frigid Saturday in February 2006, four friends huddled around a small burner for warmth as they brewed their first batch of beer in a one-car garage in the Fulton neighborhood of Minneapolis. It became...

City Council, fire department butt heads on $1 million overtime pay

November 15, 2011

Data collected recently by the Minneapolis Fire Department and the city shows that the departmentâÄôs sick day and time off policies cost the city nearly $1 million in overtime pay annually. According...

Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon invited the public to a town hall style meeting to discuss the Mayor's proposed budget for 2012 on Wednesday at Van Cleve Park.

Ward 1 and 2 residents pick apart Rybak’s 2012 budget

November 10, 2011

From the freshly varnished gymnasium at Van Cleve Community Center, a group of about 15 residents from MinneapolisâÄô wards one and two voiced their concerns late Wednesday evening about Mayor...

A push for public ownership

November 8, 2011

Rep. Phyllis Kahn introduced legislation Monday that would make the Minnesota Vikings a publicly owned team as a means to finance its new stadium. The ongoing debate surrounding the football stadium drove...

Bill Smith fired as Twins GM

November 7, 2011

The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that Bill Smith has been fired as the Twins' general manager.  Effective immediately, Terry Ryan will take over as interim GM, according to the Star Tribune. The...

Rybak will have large role in 2012 presidential race

November 7, 2011

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak will be playing an integral role in the upcoming 2012 presidential race. As one of the five vice chairs for the Democratic National Committee, Rybak's duties will include making...

U to appeal Tubby Smith case at Supreme Court

November 7, 2011

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and the Board of Regents will file for an appeal in the Jimmy WilliamsâÄô lawsuit with the Minnesota Supreme Court in the next several days. University...

New legislation seeks to switch Vikings ownership

November 7, 2011

Rep. Phyllis Kahn will introduce legislation Monday to move the Vikings to a community ownership model, allowing for the sale of stock in the team. The ongoing debate for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium...

Third ward councilwoman Diane Hofstede installs the last digit on the number plate, which will go on one of the apartment for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Oct. 12 at the Nicollet Island Pavillon.

Representing the student bloc: Diane Hofstede

November 2, 2011

Elected in 2005, Diane Hofstede is in her second term as councilwoman of Ward 3 âÄî one of two wards in Minneapolis that encompass the University of Minnesota community. Stretching from Marcy-Holmes...

State Somali population continues to grow

October 27, 2011

When University of Minnesota student Faduma AbdulleâÄôs moved to the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood from Somalia in 1993, only three other Somali families lived there. The Speech-Language-Hearing...

Street sweeping to begin near campus Friday

October 27, 2011

Starting Friday, students living around the University of Minnesota will need to be careful where they park their cars as street sweeping crews begin cleaning streets throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Streets...

City to revamp traffic lights system

October 25, 2011

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the City of Minneapolis is fine-tuning all of the roughly 800 traffic lights throughout the city. By counting traffic and adjusting the timing of the lights accordingly,...

McGinnis appointed Associate Athletic Director, CFO

October 21, 2011

On Dec. 5 the University of Minnesota will have a new Associate Athletics Director and chief financial officer. Tom McGinnis, a senior associate athletics director at The Ohio State University, was named...

Fall street sweeping begins Tuesday

October 21, 2011

Starting Tuesday, Minneapolis residents will need to be careful where they park as street sweeping crews prepare to sweep streets throughout the city. Over the course of four weeks, the street sweepers...

Solar panels to line roof of U building

October 20, 2011

By the start of 2012, a building on the University of Minnesota campus will be partially powered by the sun. The University will use $230,000 of a $1.35 million grant to install solar panels on the roof...

Joggers make their way down the planned route for the University of Minnesota Bikeway Monday afternoon.  The City of Minneapolis has decided to bypass the acquisition of railroad land which has held up progress on the project so far.

Bikeway on path for 2012 construction start

October 18, 2011

After more than a decade of delays, construction on a bike path through the University of Minnesota campus will begin sometime in 2012. Plans for the University Bikeway, which will run from the Northern...

Councilman Cam Gordon waits to see if anyone will visit Tuesday during his office hours at Muddsuckers Coffee in Dinkytown.

Representing the student bloc: Cam Gordon

October 12, 2011

From a small wooden table in a corner of Muddsuckers Coffee Shop in Southeast Como, Minneapolis City Councilman Cam Gordon sipped on a cup of coffee and waited to see if any of his constituents would show...

Crammin’ the Campus Connector

October 11, 2011

With a handful of construction projects around campus in full swing, catching a Campus Connector or Circulator has become harder. Both divisions of the Campus Shuttle service âÄî the Campus Connector...

Palin and Christie not running for president

October 5, 2011

Two large players in the Republican party have made it official, they are not running for president. Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking the GOP nomination. ...

Former council to Julian Assange Mark Stephens speaks at the 26th Annual Silha Lecture Tuesday evening in Coffman Union Theater.  Stephens is an advocate for free speech and freedom of information and heads the law firm Finers Stephens Innocent, which is based in London .

Lawyer talks WikiLeaks, ethics

October 4, 2011

Speaking to a large crowd at Coffman Union Theater, Mark Stephens, an internationally renowned lawyer and former counsel for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, brought a small part of the WikiLeaks debate...

‘Homegrown’ city food council looks to sprout

October 3, 2011

Minneapolis is looking to build on its large network of farmers markets with a new organization that aims to improve the local food industry. Starting Monday, Minneapolis is looking for applicants to serve...

Minneapolis falls in bike rankings for residents who ride to workplace

September 29, 2011

Minneapolis may be losing its hold as one of the nationâÄôs top-tier biking cities, according to a recent survey. Minneapolis slipped from second to fourth place among the countryâÄôs 50...

YouTube video of UMD diversity debate gains views

September 28, 2011

A YouTube video showing an argument between two students outside the Kirby Student Center at the University of Minnesota, Duluth earlier this month has had more than 76,000 views in 6 days. Gustavus...

City takes first looks at Mayor’s proposed budget

September 27, 2011

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. RybakâÄôs proposed city budget for 2012 is slowly working its way towards approval. The budget includes $150 million for street repairs, keeps property taxes flat and focuses...

New road and ramp closures coming on the West Bank

September 21, 2011

UPDATE: Rain and weather conditions have postponed the changes to road and ramp closures. Check back for more information. Construction on the north side of the Washington and Cedar Avenue interchange...

Harry Hill, father of University student who was killed while biking through the intersection of Fourth Street and 15th Ave last April, speaks about risks bikers face when sharing the road on Tuesday at the scene of the accident.  Audrey Hull was struck by a semi truck turning right through the bike lane.  The city recently installed high-visibility green bike lanes along the stretch of 15th Ave.

New lanes, five months too late

September 21, 2011

Harry Hull stood feet away from the intersection where his daughter was killed five months ago. He spoke Tuesday to a crowd of the 20 or so gathered at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Fourth Street...

New site makes visa process smoother for international students

September 20, 2011

For international students seeking to attend college in the U.S. or stick around after graduation, obtaining a visa just became a little easier. Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland...

Boundary Waters fire shows signs of slowing

September 15, 2011

Forest fires have ripped through nearly 160 square miles of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near the Canadian border. After taking a turn for the worse earlier this week, the fire in MinnesotaâÄôs...

CFANS dean announced as provost candidate

September 15, 2011

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday that Allen S. Levine, dean of the UniversityâÄôs College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is its third candidate to become senior...

Forest fires ravage Boundary Waters

September 14, 2011

Strong winds and vast amounts of dry wood have fueled the wildfire in Minnesota's north woods to an unprecedented size.  The blaze covers nearly 160 square miles and has already consumed 100,000...

CFANS dean named third provost candidate

September 14, 2011

The University of Minnesota announced today its third candidate to become senior vice president for academic affairs and provost: Dr. Allen S. Levine, dean of the UniversityâÄôs College of Food,...

Rybak Releases 2012 Budget Proposal

September 13, 2011

Yesterday Mayor R.T. Rybak released his 2012 budget proposal.  While the proposal is not an official budget document it does outline several policies that will likely be implemented in the...

High-speed rail to Duluth gains steam

September 13, 2011

Plans to build a high-speed train line that would connect the Twin Cities with Duluth are gaining momentum. The Federal Railroad Administration recently approved the proposed route for the Northern Lights...

The RFID device installed on Lee's helmet.

U to implement bike reward system

September 8, 2011

With the help of a 2-inch rectangular chip, the University of Minnesota hopes to encourage more people to bike. Using a system called Radio Frequency Identification, the chip helps ensure each rider is...

Bike center set to open next week

September 6, 2011

Steve Sanders has his fingers crossed for the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Bike Center to finally open its doors Sept. 12. âÄúThereâÄôs still a lot of work to do, but things are...

Long time coming; Gophers in tourney for first time since 2001

May 5, 2011

In a trying year across the board for Gophers athletics, the Minnesota womenâÄôs golf team is quietly having one of the best seasons in the programâÄôs history. Coming off of a sixth place...

Gopher Men’s Golfers Honored by Big Ten

May 4, 2011

Gopher senior Donald Constable has been named to the 2011 men's golf All-Big Ten Second Team, while sophomore Erik Van Rooyen was named to the 2011 Big Ten Championship team after finishing in fourth at...

Gophers fail to become eligible for postseason

May 2, 2011

This certainly was not how the Minnesota menâÄôs golf team wanted to end its season. With an eighth-place finish at the Big Ten championships at the Birck Boilermaker Golf ComplexâÄôs Kampen...

Men need top-4 finish at Big 10s for shot at NCAAs

April 28, 2011

Heading into the Big Ten championships this weekend in West Lafayette, Ind., the Minnesota menâÄôs golf team (60-66-3) will need nothing short of a spectacular finish in order to qualify for the...

Lineup shift helps men claim 5th place in Columbus

April 25, 2011

In its last tournament of the regular season, the Minnesota menâÄôs golf team shook things up by adding senior Cameron White to the lineup. The move paid off as the Gophers finished in fifth place...

Veteran women’s team looks to break out at Big Ten championships

April 21, 2011

After posting one of the best regular season records in the programâÄôs recent history, the No. 40 Minnesota womenâÄôs golf team has high hopes heading into the Big Ten Championships this...

Women take step back in final tune-up before Big 10

April 18, 2011

With the Big Ten championships less than a week away, the Minnesota womenâÄôs golf team was hoping for a better outcome at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invite this past weekend. With no Gophers golfers...

Gathering momentum, men and women roll toward Big Ten championships

April 14, 2011

  Three weeks ago, the Minnesota menâÄôs golf team was playing mediocre golf, at best. But after finishing in the top five in the past two tournaments, as well as the emergence of freshman...

Midweek loss, but finally some rhythm

Midweek loss, but finally some rhythm

April 14, 2011

  Winning is always important. After having five games canceled in the past month, though, the Gophers are just happy they could keep some rhythm with a midweek game against St. Thomas yesterday. Minnesota...

Gophers lose 36-hole lead but nab 2nd in NC

April 6, 2011

With its best finish of the season, the Minnesota womenâÄôs golf team seems to be hitting its stride at the right time. The Gophers finished second Tuesday at the Pinehurst Challenge, the teamâÄôs...

Men improve NCAA chances with fifth place finish

April 4, 2011

With another fifth-place finish this weekend at the Louisiana State University Invitational, the Minnesota menâÄôs golf team proved that it has the potential to be competitive not only at the Big...

Off best finish of spring, Gophers look to continue momentum

March 31, 2011

After its best tournament of the season, the Minnesota menâÄôs golf team can feel a bit more optimistic about its NCAA tournament hopes heading into this weekend. The Gophers pushed their record...

Teresa Puga named Big Ten Conference Golfer of the week

March 30, 2011

For the second time this season, Gophers women's golfer Teresa Puga was named Big Ten Conference Golfer of the Week.  It is the fourth time in the senior’s career that she has received the...

Men and women earn matching fifth place finishes

March 28, 2011

The Minnesota womenâÄôs golf team made a strong argument to the NCAA this past weekend that it belongs among the top teams in the country. The Gophers finished with a 54-hole team total of 883,...

Men in need of strong tournament to break out of mediocre season; women look to rebound

March 24, 2011

After another seventh place finish this past weekend, the Minnesota menâÄôs golf team looks to improve on what has been a thoroughly mediocre season thus far as it heads to the Gleneagles Country...