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  • House bill would address long-term care funding disparities

  • Posted on March 10, 2015 by Murphy News Service House bill would address long-term care funding disparities Aging, Government, Health By Aaron Bolton/Murphy News Service A bill winding its way through the Minnesota House of Representatives might help Princeton and Milaca County area long-term care facilities better compete with surrounding metro counties. The proposed bill (House No. 173), discussed......read more



  • Chef Jack Riebel: going home to St. Paul restaurant scene

  • Posted on March 8, 2015 by Murphy News Service Chef Jack Riebel: going home to St. Paul restaurant scene News “We want this to be your traditional supper club theme,” said  chef Jack Riebel, shown here surveying renovation plans for The Lexington restaurant in St. Paul. Murphy News Service photo by Jenny Handke. After 30 years at Minneapolis restaurants,......read more



  • Terror attack talk has the attention of workers at Mall of America

  • Posted on March 7, 2015 by Murphy News Service Terror attack talk has the attention of workers at Mall of America News Just as travelers at airports are encouraged to report suspicious activity, so too are shoppers at the Mall of America. Murphy News Service photo by Sam Schaust By Sam Schaust/Murphy News Service Some Mall of America employees......read more



  • Dead birds: One woman’s focus

  • Posted on March 7, 2015 by Murphy News Service Dead birds: One woman’s focus Environment, Profile   Cover photo by Allison Kronberg By Allison Kronberg/Murphy News Service One might think that the most terrifying moment in Miranda Brandon’s life was when she went skydiving for her 30th birthday three years ago. But, actually, she said she felt the most......read more



  • Feminist scholars at the U and worldwide come together through Wikipedia

  • Posted on March 6, 2015 by Murphy News Service Feminist scholars at the U and worldwide come together through Wikipedia Education By Kerry Gaynor Murphy News Service Feminists and Wikipedians alike are huddled around their laptops today in honor of Ms. Magazine’s Fembot Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. At the University of Minnesota, a handful of feminist-minded folks came together to edit......read more



  • Namaste next to the cubicle

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service Namaste next to the cubicle Health By Kaitlin Merkel Murphy News Service  The 9 to 5 stress of the workplace can at times be overwhelming for employees, bosses and CEOs. Incorporate Yoga seeks to lower this stress by inviting companies to hold yoga classes in the workplace. The Twin Cities......read more



  • The Somali Museum of Minnesota brings nomadic hut to Minneapolis

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service The Somali Museum of Minnesota brings nomadic hut to Minneapolis Community By Brianna Vitands Murphy News Service The Somali Museum of Minnesota has become the home to a traditional Somali hut this March. The traditional hut travelled from Somalia, through Dubai, and to Minneapolis-a distance of almost 8,200 miles. The......read more



  • Winter’s last hurrah? Warmer temps are on the way next week

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service Winter’s last hurrah? Warmer temps are on the way next week News By Morgan Wolfe and Sam Schaust/Murphy News Service Tuesday’s snow has passed, and Thursday’s frigid sub-zero temperatures will linger until Friday — but the promise of warmer spring weather lies just ahead for next week. For some students......read more



  • The U wants you to help it name its new apple variety

  • Posted on March 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service The U wants you to help it name its new apple variety Food, News, U of Minn “We try to find names that hopefully say something good about the variety, and suggestive about its characteristics.” — James Luby, plant breeder, professor and director of fruit-breeding programs at the U’s Department......read more



  • U’s Boynton uses arts as mental health talk ice-breaker

  • Posted on March 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service U’s Boynton uses arts as mental health talk ice-breaker Art, Community, Health, Music, News, U of Minn   Dr. Gary Christenson of Boynton Health Services fields questions from the audience last week during the Mind and Music mental health event.                    ......read more



  • Video story: Middle schoolers converge at U’s CSE science expo

  • Posted on March 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video story: Middle schoolers converge at U’s CSE science expo Education, News, Science, Technology, U of Minn, Video ...read more



  • Study of famous ‘Siamese Twins’ covers race, class and disabilities

  • Posted on March 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service Study of famous ‘Siamese Twins’ covers race, class and disabilities News By Kerry Gaynor Murphy News Service Circus “freak” sideshows might seem like a taboo topic for academia, but not for Joseph Orser. In a lecture at the University of Minnesota Tuesday afternoon Orser discussed the topic of his recent......read more



  • Robbinsdale poet earning international attention

  • Posted on March 3, 2015 by Murphy News Service Robbinsdale poet earning international attention Literary, News, Profile By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service As Nicole (Coley) Spooner opened the door to her charming 1920s Robbinsdale home, an immediate rush of tranquility echoed her friendly smile. Spooner took a seat upon her cream-colored couch and began to describe the piece of......read more



  • New Excelsior bakery caters to entire Twin Cities market

  • Posted on February 24, 2015 by Murphy News Service New Excelsior bakery caters to entire Twin Cities market News This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service Tracy Kohler hovers over a tray of chocolate cupcakes, carefully topping them with a pink raspberry frosting inspired by Valentine’s Day until she hears the timer go off on her state-of-the-art......read more



  • UMPD Alert: Sexual assault reported near campus

  • Posted on February 24, 2015 by Murphy News Service UMPD Alert: Sexual assault reported near campus Breaking News, Crime, Public Safety, U of Minn By Allison Kronberg/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota issued a crime alert today reporting an instance of sexual assault that occurred  Saturday off-campus at about 2 a.m. The assault victim was either coerced or......read more