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  • Spring pow-wow fortifies, celebrates Native American culture

  • Posted on May 7, 2015 by Murphy News Service Spring pow-wow fortifies, celebrates Native American culture Diversity, Traditions, U of M Murphy News Service audio story by Allison Kronberg ...read more



  • ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ counter 2014 box-office blues

  • Posted on May 7, 2015 by Murphy News Service ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ counter 2014 box-office blues Movies, News, Trends By Joe Perovich/Murphy News Service American moviegoers bought 1.26 billion movie tickets in 2014 – the lowest annual turnout since the 1.21 billion sold in 1995. The rise of on-line streaming services and torrent clients – along with......read more



  • U student group Chunggong plays traditional Korean percussion music

  • Posted on May 6, 2015 by Murphy News Service U student group Chunggong plays traditional Korean percussion music Diversity, Music, U of M Murphy News Service audio story by Hyun “Cora” Jung SCRIPT: Chunggong, a U student group plays traditional Korean percussion music: Samulnori REPORTER: With the spring finally visiting the campus and everybody enjoying these beautiful days, a......read more



  • Big help for small businesses

  • Posted on May 6, 2015 by Murphy News Service Big help for small businesses News By Allison Maass/Murphy News Service When Don Swetala ran into building code problems while starting his business the city of Richfield asked him if it would be helpful to have a program to help small businesses. He could not say “Yes” fast enough. The......read more



  • Building an Empire, or Two

  • Posted on May 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service Building an Empire, or Two Business, Sports This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Sam Schaust/Murphy News Service Scott Olson created the Rollerblade, but his next project is even grander. “The Rollerblade guy” is a common nickname affiliated with Scott Olson. Carefully, Olson clarifies it as his “claim to fame,” but not......read more



  • Group rallies at Capitol to push for legalizing pot

  • Posted on April 30, 2015 by Murphy News Service Group rallies at Capitol to push for legalizing pot Government, News, Video Murphy News Service video story by Brianna Vitands ...read more



  • Fashion show celebrates beauty at any age

  • Posted on April 28, 2015 by Murphy News Service Fashion show celebrates beauty at any age Education This slideshow requires JavaScript. Photos by Louis Fine Murphy News Service Scenes from the “I Am Fabulous!” fashion show at the Varsity Theater on April 26. The fashion show featured models of all ages — from young children to a 97-year-old. Founded......read more



  • A call for gender-neutral restrooms

  • Posted on April 28, 2015 by Murphy News Service A call for gender-neutral restrooms Diversity, Education, U of M By Kerry Gaynor Murphy News Service In recent years there has been a move to incorporate gender neutral bathrooms into public buildings across the nation and on the University campus. This semester’s recent activism by the Whose Diversity? group demanded university......read more



  • U’s ReUse Center finds new life for trash

  • Posted on April 28, 2015 by Murphy News Service U’s ReUse Center finds new life for trash Education By Kerry Gaynor Murphy News Service Down Como Avenue nearly to St. Paul, there is a warehouse center housing the University of Minnesota’s not-too-distance past. The ReUse Program is a recycling center that goes the extra mile, collecting old, used university......read more



  • FROM RADIO K: Online security breaches? They’re going to happen

  • Posted on April 27, 2015 by Murphy News Service FROM RADIO K: Online security breaches? They’re going to happen Audio, Internet ...read more



  • Michigan baseballers take weekend series from Gophers, 2-1

  • Posted on April 27, 2015 by Murphy News Service Michigan baseballers take weekend series from Gophers, 2-1 Baseball, News, Sports, U of M By Kaitlin Merkel/Murphy News Service Game No. 1: Meyer’s complete game leads Gophers to 2-1 win The Gopher baseball team opened its series against the Michigan Wolverines with a 2-1 win Saturday during game one of......read more



  • Independence from Spain a goal for Catalonia

  • Posted on April 25, 2015 by Murphy News Service Independence from Spain a goal for Catalonia News, World News Catalonia Conference by Andy Gutierrez for Murphy News Service ...read more



  • He’s 101 and going strong

  • Posted on April 25, 2015 by Murphy News Service He’s 101 and going strong Aging, News, People Three of Eckes’ eight children, Lucia Leck, Danny Eckes and Joan Elliott reminisce on photos of their dad while dining at his favorite restaurant, Perkins. Murphy News Service photo by Valory Schoenecker  By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service As a thriving 101-year-old, Fidelis......read more



  • Richfield eyeing more organized garbage collection process

  • Posted on April 24, 2015 by Murphy News Service Richfield eyeing more organized garbage collection process Government, News By Allison Maass/Murphy News Service Richfield Community Services Commission members continued to discuss possible organized garbage collection in the city on Tuesday with the hope of curbside collection being added to the deal. Now the commission has the opportunity to watch......read more



  • Two U chief candidates bring different skill sets

  • Posted on April 24, 2015 by Murphy News Service Two U chief candidates bring different skill sets News, Public Safety, U of M By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service Colleen Luna The two finalists for the University of Minnesota police chief have all kinds of experience, one being a 2009 Minnesota High School Softball Hall of Fame inductee and the......read more