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  • 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



  • Artist’s commission is just the piece for a long-bare La Crosse wall

  • Posted on April 23, 2015 by Murphy News Service Artist’s commission is just the piece for a long-bare La Crosse wall Art, News Artist Kairong Liu’s commissioned artwork — a triptych painting, or a painting split into three sections — measures about 6 feet wide by 7 feet tall. By Allison Kronberg/Murphy News Service Track lighting has highlighted a......read more



  • Gopher nine win 3-2 with walk-off single vs. SDSU

  • Posted on April 23, 2015 by Murphy News Service Gopher nine win 3-2 with walk-off single vs. SDSU Baseball, News, U of M By Kaitlin Merkel/Murphy News Service Three hits—one a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth—were all the Gopher baseball team needed Wednesday to beat the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, 3-2. With the game......read more



  • TC brew fest exemplifies growing popularity of craft beer here

  • Posted on April 23, 2015 by Murphy News Service TC brew fest exemplifies growing popularity of craft beer here Beer!, News Photo presentation by Brianna Vitands of Murphy News Service minneapolis_craft_beer_festival (1) By Brianna Vitands/Murphy News Service The Twin Cities first craft beer festival Saturday featured more than 150 hand-crafted brews from 75 or so breweries for consumers to......read more



  • Pedaling pals take the spring break road less traveled

  • Posted on April 23, 2015 by Murphy News Service Pedaling pals take the spring break road less traveled News, Outdoors, People “We ride because we love to meet people. You never know what you’re going to encounter.” — Quentin Super.     By Morgan Wolfe/Murphy News Service Many college students were packing swimsuits and flip flops for their recent......read more



  • Submariners dive deep into friendship at club meets

  • Posted on April 21, 2015 by Murphy News Service Submariners dive deep into friendship at club meets Events, Memories, News Video by Louis Fine/Murphy News Service By Allison Maass/Murphy News Service Local submariners gathered earlier this month at the annual Holland Club breakfast to honor those who have been qualified in submarines for 50 years or more. “It’s a......read more



  • Audio: Tough games, fun names, for jamming, ramming Roller Girls

  • Posted on April 20, 2015 by Murphy News Service Audio: Tough games, fun names, for jamming, ramming Roller Girls News   MN Roller Girls Audio Story ...read more



  • Twins’ Tony Oliva: a man of the people

  • Posted on April 20, 2015 by Murphy News Service Twins’ Tony Oliva: a man of the people News Photo: Minnesota Twins By Chris Chesky/Murphy News Service It’s safe to say Tony Oliva is a people person. “I like people,” Oliva said. “I like to make conversation. Old people, young people, little people. I talk to everybody. I like to......read more



  • Gopher nine sweeps Penn State over the weekend

  • Posted on April 20, 2015 by Murphy News Service Gopher nine sweeps Penn State over the weekend News By Kaitlin Merkel/Murphy News Service Game No. 1:  Gophers open series with 6-1 win A three-run home run by left fielder Jordan Smith capped off a series-opening 6-1 win for the Gopher baseball team against the Penn State Nittany Lions Friday......read more



  • Audio story: Plant a Tree, Get a Beer

  • Posted on April 19, 2015 by Murphy News Service Audio story: Plant a Tree, Get a Beer Beer!, Environment, News Audio story by Aaron Bolton/Murphy News Service Get a beer for free by planting a tree By Aaron Bolton/Murphy News Service The Emerald Ash Borer beetle has taken its toll since arriving in Minnesota’s Ash trees in 2009. In......read more



  • Video: A visit with U’s Basses Wild

  • Posted on April 19, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: A visit with U’s Basses Wild Music, U of M By Chris Chesky/Murphy News Service ...read more



  • Vinyl Hits its Groove with Record Store Day 2015

  • Posted on April 19, 2015 by Murphy News Service Vinyl Hits its Groove with Record Store Day 2015 Music, News Record Store Day 2015 soundslide Eighth-annual music collector’s holiday is back with plenty of wax tracks By Sam Schaust/Murphy News Service Business was hopping at The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis Saturday for Record Store Day 2015. Murphy News Service photos......read more



  • After $1.1 bil in public funding, MLS soccer here must go it alone

  • Posted on April 16, 2015 by Murphy News Service After $1.1 bil in public funding, MLS soccer here must go it alone Government, News, Sports, Taxes ‘It’s great that you are coming. You are bringing this franchise and excitement to Minnesota, but this time you’re going to have to go it alone.’ — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton concerning possible......read more