Sanford, Fairview talking about merging the health systemsNovember 16, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two large health care systems in Minnesota and the Dakotas are negotiating a merger that its leaders say would improve patient care and help them deal with economic challenges.
Combining Sanford, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Fairview, headquartered in Minneapolis, would create one of the largest health care providers in the Upper Midwest.
Minnesota regent resigns leadership over diversity questionOctober 25, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minnesota House speaker is stepping down as vice chairman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents following increased criticism over his question about whether the Morris campus is “too diverse.”
Minnesota regent apologizes for remark on campus diversityOctober 19, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The vice chairman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents has apologized for questioning whether declining enrollment at one college is due to its diversity.
Steve Sviggum said in a statement issued late Tuesday that he's willing to learn and must do better, referring to his comment about falling student numbers at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Nursing schools form coalition to attract students in MNOctober 5, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nursing schools in Minnesota are joining forces to recruit more students in order to address a staffing shortage in hospitals and clinics that is only predicted to get worse.
The University of Minnesota and Minnesota State have formed the Coalition for Nursing Excellence and Equity with a goal of making nursing education attractive to more students without increasing costs.
Chinese tycoon Richard Liu faces civil trial in alleged rapeSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Chinese billionaire, one of the richest people in the world, is heading to trial in Minneapolis to defend himself against allegations that he raped a former University of Minnesota student after a night of dinner and drinks in 2018.
Evacuation order lifted after gas leak probe on UMinn campusAugust 2, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fire officials have lifted an evacuation order issued Tuesday for several buildings on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus due to a suspected gas leak.
The Minneapolis Fire Department said it's safe to return to buildings and areas that were ordered cleared about noon, although several streets could remain closed for an extended time.
Parts of Minnesota campus evacuated after reported explosionJune 30, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities evacuated a portion of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis on Thursday after responding to reports of a fire and possible explosion.
Psychiatrists are highest paid Minnesota state employeesJune 13, 2022 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s highest-paid state government employees are psychiatrists.
State payroll data shows that two state-employed psychiatrists each earned more than $500,000 in 2021.
Missing Minnesota student found dead in Mississippi RiverJune 8, 2022 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A missing University of Minnesota student has been found dead in the Mississippi River in St. Paul.
The Pioneer Press reported Tuesday that 21-year-old Abdirihman Abdifatah Ali of Prior Lake was last seen June 1 on the U of M’s West Bank.
Failed search for UMD chancellor cost $166,000May 27, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $166,000 search for a new University of Minnesota-Duluth chancellor has come up empty.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced on Monday that none of the three finalists who were invited for interviews got the job.
DNR: Fox kit tests positive for bird flu in MinnesotaMay 12, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A baby fox has tested positive for the bird flu in Minnesota, the first confirmed case in a wild mammal in the state, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
The kit found in Anoka County died, as did two red fox kits in Ontario, Canada who tested positive for the avian flu last week, the first reported cases in a wild mammal in North America, according to the DNR.
Biden calls former VP Mondale ‘giant’ of political historyMay 1, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden saluted his “friend of five decades" Walter Mondale on Sunday, traveling to the University of Minnesota to remember the former vice president and Democratic Party elder whose memorial service was delayed for a year due to the pandemic.
Biden to speak at memorial Sunday for former VP MondaleApril 26, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to speak at a memorial service in Minnesota on Sunday for former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died last April at age 93.
13-year-old Minnesota youth set to graduate from collegeApril 23, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 13-year-old boy from Minnesota will soon earn his bachelor's degree from college — with a major in physics and a minor in math.
Elliott Tanner is maintaining a 3.78 grade point average at the University of Minnesota and is participating in undergraduate research while also tutoring classmates.
Minnesota plans to pay athletes for academic successApril 8, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota plans to start paying its athletes for doing well in the classroom.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle announced the move Friday.
U of M asks lawmakers for $30m for scholarshipsMarch 20, 2022 GMT
University of Minnesota officials are asking legislators to approve $30 million for scholarships for students who attend regional campuses.
Kansas administrator named president of North Dakota StateFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A University of Kansas administrator was selected Wednesday as president at North Dakota State University.
The state Board of Higher Education unanimously opted for David Cook, the vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development at the Lawrence, Kansas, school.
University of Minnesota student eliminated from ’Jeopardy!”February 19, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota student has been eliminated from a ’Jeopardy!” college tournament.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that sophomore Emmey Harris was eliminated from the tournament in a semi-final round that aired Friday in prime time.
Stratasys Donates Cutting-Edge 3D Printers to Visible Heart Laboratories at University of MinnesotaFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
New policy allows renaming U of M buildings after 75 yearsFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota regents have adopted a new policy that allows them to rename buildings after 75 years or sooner if their namesakes are contentious.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the regents adopted the policy on Friday, saying it will allow more people to be honored over time.
Finalists named for North Dakota State University presidentFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A search committee has narrowed the field of candidates for North Dakota State University president to three, the state Board of Higher Education said Friday.
The finalists are David Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs on economic development at the University of Kansas; Hesham El-Rewini, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Marymount University; and Mary Holz-Clause, acting executive chancellor at the University of Minnesota in Morris and Crookston.
Walz asks lawmakers to back record $2.7 billion bonding billJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz asked the Legislature on Tuesday to back a $2.7 billion “local jobs and projects” plan that's considerably larger than the record package that lawmakers passed two years ago.
5 candidates selected to interview for NDSU president’s postJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Five candidates have been selected to interview for North Dakota State University president, the state Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday.
The prospects will visit Fargo campus later this month.
Biologists discover rare mussels in St. Croix RiverDecember 29, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Biologists discovered a cluster of rare mussels that could be more than 100 years old in the upper St. Croix River this past summer.
Wisconsin Public Radio reported Wednesday that biologists from the University of Minnesota, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service discovered eight spectaclecase mussels in the river in August.
Carjackers try to steal vehicle with 3-year-old insideDecember 29, 2021 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man and two teenagers are in custody after they allegedly followed a St. Paul woman home and carjacked her vehicle with her 3-year-old child still inside.
The Pioneer Press reported that the woman was running errands Tuesday morning when she noticed a group of people in a nearby car wearing ski masks.
University of Minnesota asks state for nearly $1 billionDecember 27, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is asking legislators for almost $1 billion in funding next year.
US Senate confirms Menendez as federal judge in MinnesotaDecember 19, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Magistrate Judge Kate M. Menendez has been confirmed by the Senate to fill Minnesota's federal court vacancy, the state's two senators announced over the weekend.
Menendez was nominated by President Joe Biden in September.
Free, reduced tuition program expanded to all UMinn campusesNovember 2, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota will offer free or reduced tuition to many Native American students attending its five campuses starting next fall.
The cost waiver program had previously been offered only at the Morris campus, but now will be expanded to all five campuses, to also included Duluth, Rochester, Crookston and the Twin Cities.
Steveson signs NIL deal with WWE, will wrestle for MinnesotaSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist.
The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University of Minnesota to defend his college heavyweight wrestling title.
US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccineAugust 23, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, potentially boosting public confidence in the shots and instantly opening the way for more universities, companies and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory.
UMinn students, staff face vaccination or regular testingAugust 14, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota System will join hundreds of colleges nationwide in requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for students and staff at its five campuses.
The mandate approved by the Board of Regents on Friday will take effect once the U.S.
University of Minnesota shifts, will require COVID shotsAugust 9, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota shifted gears on coronavirus vaccinations on Monday, saying it would begin requiring the shots after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approves vaccines.
Minnesota universities mandate masks to curb COVID-19 spreadAugust 2, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Public colleges and universities in Minnesota will be requiring masks to be worn on campuses to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as the delta variant of the virus is surging.
The University of Minnesota said Monday that it will require all students, employees and visitors at its five campuses to wear masks indoors starting Tuesday, regardless of their vaccination status.
University of Minnesota leaders agree to 1.5% tuition hikeJune 29, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Tuesday agreed to raise tuition for the first time in two years, over objections from some students who believe it's wrong to charge more after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police from Minneapolis, UM to step up patrols in DinkytownJune 21, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department and the University of Minnesota will began patrolling the Dinkytown area near the university in an effort to curb violent crime, school and law enforcement authorities said Monday.
Police: 5 people shot, wounded near University of MinnesotaJune 19, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say five people were shot in the Dinkytown neighborhood Friday near the University of Minnesota.
The Star Tribune reports just before midnight, police responded to a call of shots fired.
UMR looks to grow in 2nd decadeFebruary 10, 2019 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS — A decade after the University of Minnesota Rochester accepted its first class of undergraduate students, UMR officials are making plans to make its second decade the beginning of accelerated growth.
Our view: How will new leaders tackle the issues?January 1, 2019 GMT
Partly due to the November election, and partly due to retirements, local leadership is set to undergo a wave of changes as 2018 turns to 2019. With that come new ideas, new energy and new interest.
Ecolab Foundation gives $5 million to University of Minnesota for green researchDecember 6, 2018 GMT
The University of Minnesota will receive $5 million from the Ecolab Foundation to support environmental sustainability research and education.
The gift, announced Thursday, is the largest from the Ecolab Foundation to the U and will establish an endowed chair for its Institute on the Environment.
At Minnesota State system, a big request for lawmakers in exchange for tuition freezeOctober 18, 2018 GMT
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is gearing up to make an ambitious funding request to state lawmakers in exchange for a pledge to freeze undergraduate tuition.
The system is planning to seek $246 million more in state dollars over two years, or a hike of more than 17 percent for the biennium.
Tuition waiver helps Native American students in MinnesotaOctober 15, 2018 GMT
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...
University of Minnesota student had alcohol in his system, died of accidental asphyxiationOctober 12, 2018 GMT
The University of Minnesota student who was found dead in his fraternity house in September had alcohol in his system and died from accidental asphyxiation, according to the medical examiners office.
Nonresident enrollment at University of Minnesota drops after tuition increasesOctober 12, 2018 GMT
Fewer freshmen from outside the state are studying on University of Minnesotas Twin Cities campus this fall after two years of double-digit nonresident tuition hikes.
The number of new students from states that do not have reciprocity agreements with Minnesota dropped by a quarter as their tuition rate jumped 15 percent, to $28,730 a year.
University of Minnesota releases presidential job descriptionOctober 5, 2018 GMT
Contenders for the job of University of Minnesota president should be collaborative, visionary innovators and theyd better put in their applications fast.
The university committee charged with helping find the Us next leader released its profile of the ideal candidate Thursday.
With First Kiss, University of Minnesota apple growers find their sweet spotSeptember 16, 2018 GMT
David Bedford bites into 500 apples a day in peak season, so he knows a thing or two about taste and texture. And when the first out-of-state Honeycrisps started rolling into Minnesota grocery stores 15 years ago, he noticed a problem.
U of M fraternity house death under investigation in St. PaulSeptember 12, 2018 GMT
Police are investigating the death of a student found Wednesday morning in a University of Minnesota fraternity house near the St. Paul campus.
Police spokesman Steve Linders said authorities do not believe any foul play was involved, nor do they believe it was caused by hazing or initiation practices.
True freshmen come up big in season’s opening weekSeptember 2, 2018 GMT
The 2018 college football season started the way last season ended - with big performances from true freshmen...
U of M reports breakthrough in 3-D printing for spinal cord repairAugust 9, 2018 GMT
University of Minnesota researchers have broken new ground in the rapidly advancing field of 3-D printing: Creating stem cell-infused scaffolds that could be implanted in spinal cords to repair nerve damage.
University of Minnesota can’t ignore sports when looking for Eric Kaler’s replacementJuly 17, 2018 GMT
Earlier this year the Gophers athletic department moved into its new $166 million home. The annual athletic budget stands at $121 million, fueled by a whopping $51 million in Big Ten conference distribution.
Day in History: Killer tornado hits TracyJune 15, 2018 GMT
1993 – 25 years ago
• IBM introduced a desktop computer that uses a fourth of the energy of a conventional model leading a wave of “green PCs.” The company also said it would begin selling two new laptop computers, including one that weighs less than 4 pounds.
UMN nutritionist presents a fat problem for modern scienceMay 14, 2018 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In 1957, Ancel Keys and a team of researchers embarked on an ambitious, global mission to reverse the heart attack epidemic through studying diet.
The University of Minnesota academic and his team traveled the world, from Japan to the Netherlands, testing men's physical performance and collecting information about their diets.
Today: Minnesota author Cary J. Griffith, who has a new book on the Ham Lake fire in 2007 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Gunflint Burning is out in May from University of Minnesota Press.
The University of Minnesota has won a highly competitive $42 million biomedical research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the two biggest federal grants the U has ever received.
Minnesota has millions at stake as China targets soybeansApril 5, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON Minnesotas 2018 soybean crop lost $152 million in value in the commodities futures market hours after China threatened Wednesday to place a 25 percent tariff on soybeans imported from the United States.
She held no notes. She used few slides. But once Jane Goodall stepped onstage at Northrop auditorium Friday night, it was clear she carried a message summoned easily from memory.
Shorter winter may impact Minn. fisheries, bring more toxic algaeMarch 8, 2018 GMT
Lake Minnetonka’s western bays were frozen solid. Just off the shore in Cooks Bay, garbage trucks could safely drive right above the icy water.
This isn’t the logical time to study a lake. But for a team led by University of Minnesota-Duluth researchers, that was the point: They want to know how shortening winters — and less ice cover on lakes — may increase the presence of harmful algae blooms and impact the fishery.
Simmons to step down from University of Minnesota board of regentsMarch 7, 2018 GMT
Dr. Patricia Simmons is resigning from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, three years before her term was to expire.
Simmons, a retired Mayo Clinic physician, has served on the board for 15 years.
University of Minnesota officials defend handling of conservative speakerFebruary 10, 2018 GMT
University of Minnesota officials on Friday denied claims that they were suppressing conservative speech by relegating firebrand columnist Ben Shapiros upcoming lecture to the St. Paul campus and disputed allegations that the school operates under a political double standard.
Minneapolis native Gilbert LaLonde, who won diving championships in high school, the Army and as a senior athlete, dies at 89February 2, 2018 GMT
When he was a young man doing trick dives for water shows, Gilbert LaLonde used to put on two or three layers of clothes soaked with fuel and then get set on fire before somersaulting from a diving board into a pool of water.
Proposal to convert Bunge elevator to apartments heads to planning commission for voteFebruary 2, 2018 GMT
An affordable housing developers proposal to rezone the Bunge grain elevator into apartments was approved by the Minneapolis Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday.
The plan by Project for Pride in Living and Riverton Housing Community requires cutting the 115-foot elevators down to 25 feet allowing for the construction of two different complexes, Maya Commons and Bunge Riverton, and 145 total living units.
2-day standoff over: Police arrest man in hotel near U who was upset about his catJanuary 30, 2018 GMT
The two-day standoff at a hotel near the University of Minnesota ended Tuesday afternoon when police arrested the man who had holed up in a sixth-floor room, authorities said.
Officers apprehended the man shortly before 1:45 p.m.
Teamsters OK contract with University of MinnesotaJanuary 25, 2018 GMT
Service workers at the University of Minnesota have approved a new contract, averting a threatened strike by 1,500 employees.
The contract calls for a $15 minimum wage for university employees in food service, animal labs, waste management and building and grounds crews, according to their union, Teamsters Local 320.
Scene + Heard: U Dance Team hosts Best of the BestJanuary 12, 2018 GMT
The University of Minnesota Dance Team hosted the Best of the Best dance showcase, which featured 33 performances from nine college teams and 16 high schools from Minnesota and North Dakota. Minnesota has three reigning college national champions: the University of Minnesota (Division 1A jazz and pom); the University of St.
Family IDs man shot dead at large gathering in DinkytownJanuary 8, 2018 GMT
Relatives have identified the man who was shot to death at a large late-night gathering over the weekend in the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota.
DeSean Daggs, 23, of Eden Prairie, was killed at a duplex in the 500 block of 12th Avenue SE.
University of Minnesota toughens policy against sexual assault and harassmentDecember 15, 2017 GMT
Starting in January, all University of Minnesota employees will be required for the first time to report incidents of sexual harassment directed at students.
The mandate is part of a new policy on sexual assault and harassment that was approved Friday by the board of regents.
University of Minnesota rocket team smashes competition, sets Guinness World Record with Alka-Seltzer-fueled launch vehicleNovember 17, 2017 GMT
A University of Minnesota rocket team smashed a Big Ten college competition and set a Guinness World Record in reaching the highest height for an effervescent tablet rocket a rocket fueled only by water and Alka-Seltzer.
University of Minnesota starts sexual assault task forceOctober 22, 2017 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students at the University of Minnesota have created a task force that will develop new strategies to combat sexual assault on campus.
The task force formed by the Minnesota Student Association will hold its first meeting in early November, Minnesota Daily reported .
Exhibit explores Minnesota university’s past discriminationOctober 11, 2017 GMT
ST. PAUL — An exhibit at the University of Minnesota has uncovered an uncomfortable past.
"A Campus Divided" is a collection of documents that reveal how university administrators discriminated against African-American and Jewish students.
3-D imaging technology key in separating conjoined twinsJuly 19, 2017 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors say 3-D imaging technology developed at the University of Minnesota was a key element in a recent surgery to separate conjoined twins...
Minnesota university to begin new sexual health minorJuly 15, 2017 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota university is starting a new minor program in sexual health for public health graduate students this fall...
Graduation 2017: Lourdes H.S.June 2, 2017 GMT
Name: Dany Berbari
Parents' names: Aida Lteif and Elie Berbari.
What is your favorite subject? Any social studies classes.
MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say a bus driver accused of driving erratically while taking special-needs children to a suburban Twin Cities school might have been high on drugs.
A witness called police about the bus driver having difficulty staying on the road after dropping off seven students Wednesday morning at North Education Center Academy in New Hope.
Our View: Legislature aims too low for U of M investmentApril 27, 2017 GMT
When times are good -- and these are very good times in Minnesota, despite what you often hear, with near-record low unemployment, accelerating wage growth and an alluring budget surplus of $1.6 billion -- you have to invest in the future.
UMR looks to build ‘P3’ partnershipsApril 16, 2017 GMT
It's been a decade since the University of Minnesota Rochester opened its doors, embarking on a mission to create a health care-focused campus from scratch.
Now, the small but growing university has its eyes set on a 10-acre expansion.
Kaine chats with university students, meets with MondaleSeptember 14, 2016 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine paid a visit to Minnesota while running mate Hillary Clinton stayed off the campaign trail with a bout of pneumonia...
Co-worker says resigning Minnesota AD drunkenly groped herAugust 7, 2015 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has released redacted accounts of alleged sexual harassment that led to the resignation of the school's athletic director.
One of the two female co-workers who accused Norwood Teague of harassment during a recent event says what started out as friendly texting with Teague about setting him up with her friend devolved into Teague pinching her butt and asking if he could perform oral sex on her.
University knocks down tweet that Ebola airborneOctober 16, 2014 GMT
University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne.
University spokeswoman Caroline Marin told the Star Tribune in Minneapolis that the university never made such a claim.
Minnesota school gets Antarctica research grantJuly 25, 2014 GMT
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota Duluth has received a nearly $9 million federal grant to conduct research in Antarctica.
WDIO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1rF9fFD ) the $8.97 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the construction of an ice-drilling platform.
University of Minnesota is studying urban heatJuly 6, 2014 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is studying whether urban farming can reduce heat in metropolitan areas.
The phenomenon of urban areas having higher average temperatures than their rural neighbors is known as the urban heat island effect, which is caused by structures such as roads and buildings replacing permeable vegetation, according to the U.S.