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.
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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.
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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.
University of Minnesota students test for fatal deer disease
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As deer hunting season reaches its peak, University of Minnesota students have traveled across the state to test the animals for a lethal disease.
The chronic wasting disease surveillance project is in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Daily reported . About 80 students participated in the project this month.
Cooking club launches at the University of Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — How did the new Minnesota Cooking Club come to exist on campus? The answer involves a love of food, the social networking website Reddit and a persistent University of Minnesota graduate student who wanted to create a space for people who like to eat.
Minnesota researcher maintains telescope in Antarctica
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An astrophysicist from the University of Minnesota who has spent 14 winters in Antarctica tending to a telescope plans to step away from his research after the instrument is replaced.
The university will begin the replacing the telescope and mount at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station this month, Minnesota Public Radio reported .
Professor sentenced for falsifying retirement assets
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota professor convicted of falsifying the value of his retirement accounts in an attempt to cheat his ex-wife out of her share has been sentenced to four years of probation and four months in the workhouse.
University of Minnesota offers unique classes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota officials hope to engage community members through a unique array of course offerings, including the physics of superheroes, obscure red wines and the forgotten gods of Scandinavia.
The courses are part of the LearningLife program in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Minnesota Daily reported .
University of Minnesota Extension helps struggling farmers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Extension is providing free help to farmers who may be struggling in an agricultural economic downturn.
The extension's Farm Information Line is connecting farmers with retired agricultural financial and business experts who will provide analysis and advice, the Minnesota Daily reported.
Esports gain popularity on University of Minnesota campus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is home to a nationally-ranked team that doesn't practice on a court or field, but instead on the virtual battlefield of popular computer game Overwatch.
University of Minnesota student voters could impact election
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of University of Minnesota students will likely vote in the upcoming midterm election, a move that could impact key districts that may determine the makeup of Congress next year.
St. Thomas student dies in fall from Minneapolis apartment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a University of St. Thomas student who fell from a 10th floor apartment in Minneapolis during a Halloween party.
Authorities were called to the Bridges Apartments near the University of Minnesota just before 1 a.m. Thursday. Minneapolis Fire Department Assistant Chief Bryan Tyner says authorities found a woman who had fallen from the 10th floor.
University of Minnesota Law School opens wellness room
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework.
Brennan Gaeth graduated from the university's law program in 2017, Minnesota Daily reported . He'd struggled with addition and died last year after a relapse.
University of Minnesota exhibit focuses on water
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new, traveling exhibit hosted by the University of Minnesota showcases the stories and relationships Minnesota residents have with water.
The We Are Water MN exhibit recently opened at the university's Institute on the Environment on the St. Paul campus, The Minnesota Daily reported .
Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political pressures.
Tuition waiver helps Native American students in Minnesota
MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — On the west side of the University of Minnesota-Morris campus stands an Anishinaabe grandmother, shrouded in a sacred blanket and embraced by two grandchildren.
The sculpture, unveiled late last month by artist Duane Goodwin, is the newest addition to the university's collection of programs and policies acknowledging its origins as a boarding school for Native American youth.
University of Minnesota sees spike in reports of sex assault
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota report shows rising numbers of sexual assault reports on campus, but experts say that may be the result of increased awareness and not rising crime.
Minnesota college reviews Greek policy after student death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is re-examining its Greek life policy following the second alcohol-related death of a campus fraternity member within a year.
Program aims to improve veterinarians’ skills with wildlife
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is launching a year-long fellowship aimed at improving veterinarians' skills in handling wild animals who may wind up in their care.
The fellowship is led by Partners for Wildlife, a wildlife rehabilitation program run by university staff and based at the Raptor Center.
University of Minnesota to test new pothole fix in Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota researchers will test out a new road repair recipe in Duluth that uses a waste product from iron ore mines on the state's Iron Range.
University of Minnesota continues renting art to students
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hudson Walker, a Harvard-educated art collector and historian, was christened the first curator of the Little Gallery on the University of Minnesota campus in March 1934.
What began as the Little Gallery grew into a big gallery, known as the Weisman Art Museum.