MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A handful of student protesters lined the sidewalk in front of First Care Pregnancy Center in Prospect Park in late April. One of their signs proclaimed that the clinic behind...
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A University of Minnesota study links the decline of walleye in Mille Lacs Lake to a loss of habitat resulting from clearer water, which doesn't favor walleye...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A possible hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of a Minneapolis apartment complex and injured a University of Minnesota student could be ricin, the FBI said...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the evacuation of an apartment complex near the University of Minnesota (all times local):
An apartment complex evacuated because of concern...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday and Thursday night, it's typical for a line to form by 5:45 p.m. The line often includes...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With sensitive topics circling through University Senate committee meetings, some discussions are shuttered to the public and meeting minutes go unpublished for...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's governing board has rejected a recommendation by the school president and a faculty task force to change the names of four campus buildings named...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Metro Transit Police say a man has died after falling from a light rail platform in Minneapolis.
Authorities say the man was pulled under the train at about 1:20 a.m....
Researchers: Virus linked to polio-like illness
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a virus appears to be the cause of a polio-like illness that caused...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota professor accused of assaulting his girlfriend in their apartment has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Woman sues Chinese billionaire Liu for alleged rape
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who said she was raped by JD.com founder Richard Liu filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the billionaire and his company alleging he and other wealthy Chinese executives...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — TCF Bank made more than $620,000 in card fees from University of Minnesota students on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses last school year, according to a consumer advocacy...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new startup incubator at the University of Minnesota is helping researchers bring their inventions to market.
Discovery Launchpad at the university's Venture Center is...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's yearlong debate over whether to rename buildings with ties to administrators who promoted racist policies has reached a standoff as several Board...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From sewing machines to 3D printers, makerspaces at the University of Minnesota provide students with a vast array of opportunities for creation and collaboration, and the...
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State University is creating a new veterinary program with the University of Minnesota to address a shortage of rural care in the region.
Report says trumpeter swans died from lead poisoning
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A University of Minnesota diagnostic lab report shows that dead trumpeter swans found at Sucker Lake in Vadnais Heights earlier this month died of lead poisoning.
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Report: Minnesota farm income continues to drop
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A report finds Minnesota farm income continues to drop and hit a new low last year.
University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota State tracked the past 23 years of data...
5th defendant convicted in Duluth slaying
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth man who is the fifth and final defendant in the shooting death of a university student has been found guilty of aiding an offender.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's Recycling Program recycled more than 3.2 million pounds of material in 2018. But with China's ban on most imported recyclables, some of the...
Proposed University of Minnesota policy limits pets
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most pets would be prohibited from University of Minnesota buildings under a proposed policy that school officials hope will help ensure the comfort of all students and...
MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota cities are grappling with how to reduce the amount of chloride being released from their wastewater treatment plants into lakes and streams, threatening aquatic...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A University of Minnesota research program that aims to develop environmentally-friendly alternatives to corn and soybeans could get an extra $5 million a year funding boost...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has suspended its relationship with a Chinese telecom giant that's facing federal criminal charges accusing it of stealing trade secrets, violating...
Report: University of Minnesota should rename 4 buildings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four buildings on the University of Minnesota campus should be renamed because of their ties to former administrators who promoted racist and anti-Semitic policies, a task force...
Minnesota farmers take on more debt for spring planting
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Many Minnesota farmers who have suffered years of low crop prices are taking on more debt to begin spring planting while trade tensions and tariffs drag on, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis' survey.
Poor crop prices and trade woes "dealt a financial blow to farmers from July through September," according to the survey of farm credit conditions released in November.
University of Minnesota delays decision to rename buildings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota still seems to be months away from deciding what to do with four campus buildings named after controversial figures.
University of Minnesota, Puerto Rico groups explore energy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is working with partners in Puerto Rico to explore more resilient energy sources after Hurricane Maria left the island without electricity for months in 2017.
South Dakota State aiming to retain veterinary students
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A new partnership with the University of Minnesota aims to lower tuition costs for South Dakota State University's veterinary medicine students and allow them to stay closer to home the first two years of graduate work.
Scientists: Minnesota is among fastest warming states in US
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With its famously bitter winters growing milder, Minnesota is one of the fastest warming states in the country, according to scientists.
Life sentence given for shooting death of Duluth student
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The fourth of five defendants accused of participating in the fatal shooting of a University of Minnesota-Duluth student in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 30 years.
Twenty-three-year-old Deandre Davenport maintained his innocence at his sentencing hearing Monday, telling the judge he didn't have anything to do with the death of William Grahek.
Program seeks to have Somali women get cancer screenings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Wali Dirie's mother was in her 50s, her doctor advised her to start going in for regular mammograms. So she went.
But when it came time to undress for the exam, she stopped.
"She asked me my thoughts and my decisions, and I encouraged her, if she doesn't want to do it we can stop," Dirie told Minnesota Public Radio .
Man who claimed to have a gun arrested on Duluth campus
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police arrested a man who said he had a gun and was making suicidal threats at the University of Minnesota's Duluth campus.
Officials issued a campus alert Tuesday night after an acquaintance of the man called 911. Local law enforcement officers searched and found the man in the university's planetarium. Authorities say no gun was found. He was taken to a hospital and then to the St. Louis County Jail.
Minnesota professor faces domestic assault charge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota professor is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in their apartment.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that 47-year-old Aaron Doering is charged with domestic assault by strangulation.
A criminal complaint says police responded Wednesday to a Minneapolis apartment and heard arguing inside. After announcing their presence, officers entered the apartment and separated Doering and the woman.
Student suicide tracking bolsters support for prevention
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In August, Gila Grad marked one year since surviving a suicide attempt when she jumped from a bridge in Minneapolis.
On the anniversary, she gathered friends for a party to celebrate her survival. During the party, she discussed how mental illness can affect anyone — advocating for open discussion and destigmatization.
Minnesota farmers address stress, mental health at workshop
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — Brenda Rudolph went in February for her first physical in three years, and she flipped out on her doctor about the price of milk, the 38-year-old dairy farmer and blogger said.
After that doctor's visit, Rudolph started seeing a counselor, addressed a vitamin deficiency and noticed her negative thoughts about being a failure.
Farmers pack Fargo conference to discuss soil health
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Farmers packed a two-day conference in Fargo to learn about innovative ways to keep their fields healthy, as a new focus in the soil health movement encourages farmers to stop tilling the soil and plant cover crops after harvest.
Most Minnesota farmers still till their fields, but University of Minnesota Extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes said a growing number of farmers recognize that tilling isn't sustainable and they are talking about planting cover crops.
University of Minnesota names first female president
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of South Carolina Provost Joan Gabel on Tuesday was named the first female president in the 167-year history of the University of Minnesota.
The school's governing board voted unanimously to approve a five-year contract for Gabel. She'll become the university's 17th president next July 1, earning $640,000 yearly, plus annual $150,000 retirement supplements.
New elk herd could be reintroduced in northeast Minnesota
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An effort is underway to reintroduce elk to parts of northeast Minnesota, but it could be a long process.
Hawk that lived for days with arrow in leg euthanized
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A red-tailed hawk spotted in the Twin Cities with an arrow lodged in one of its legs has died despite efforts to save its life.
The hawk was first reported on Nov. 30, and it continued to fly with the arrow in its leg. It was finally captured Wednesday but the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center couldn't save it.
Warmer temps affecting University of Minnesota winter sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Warmer weather is affecting some winter sports at the University of Minnesota.
Higher temperatures cause more snowmelt and shorter ski seasons. Two seasons ago, the university's Nordic ski team could not participate in the American Birkebeiner in northwestern Wisconsin, which was canceled because of warm weather.
Gopher winter sports are off to a better start this season, but the team still feels the effects of warmer winters.
UMN students, faculty striving to improve diversity in CFANS
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota students and faculty are collaborating to develop an equitable culture in agricultural studies.
Fall 2018 enrollment statistics show that UMN's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is roughly 85 percent white, compared with 79 percent white for the campus generally.
University of Minnesota picks finalist for new president
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The woman who may become the next University of Minnesota president is a collaborative and approachable leader, according to education officials and colleagues.
Second lead-poisoning eagle euthanized at raptor center
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota Raptor Center has euthanized a second eagle this hunting season because of lead poisoning.
The Raptor Center says it sees lead poisoning cases annually beginning with deer hunting season and lead bullets are the main cause. The birds scavenge on an animal that's been shot and wind up eating lead too.
Regents pick lone finalist for U of Minnesota president
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents on Wednesday advanced Joan Gabel, provost at the University of South Carolina, as the single finalist for the president's job at Minnesota's landmark university.
If ultimately selected, Gabel would become the first female president in the history of the University of Minnesota.
Mental health issues, sex assault reports up among students
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new study shows that University of Minnesota students are reporting sexual assault and depression on campus at an increased rate.
The Minnesota Daily reports that the College Student Health Survey found a significant surge in students reporting mental health issues and sexual assault at the university.
Minnesota fruit researchers hope to promote kiwiberry
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota researcher Seth Wannemuehler wants to make the kiwiberry Minnesota's next big fruit. The first step: explaining what a kiwiberry is.
U of Minnesota settled student’s Cuba rape lawsuit for $137K
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota agreed to pay $137,500 to an undergraduate student who said she was raped in Cuba in 2014 by an interpreter hired by the local affiliate of a study-abroad program.
The university recently released the settlement agreement in response to a records request by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The university admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement, which was reached last year.