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  • Rep. Bernardy working on environment, education

  • Posted on April 29, 2016 by Rilyn Eischens Rep. Bernardy working on environment, education News By Rilyn Eischens // Murphy News Service Connie Bernardy knows plenty about water quality and pollution. Her parents moved from rural Minnesota to Columbia Heights to seek better jobs and education. In their new lives, they worked in factories with contaminated water. A generation......read more



  • New bill could require ignition interlocks for all DWI offenders

  • Posted on April 21, 2016 by Elizabeth Anderson New bill could require ignition interlocks for all DWI offenders News By Liz Anderson // Murphy News Service For Gina Calistro, a proposed bill being debated at the Legislature is personal. The bill would make drunken driving penalties stricter, which for Calistro, a member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Minnesota, would create......read more



  • Pioneering paddlers

  • Posted on April 12, 2016 by Madison Rude Pioneering paddlers Film By Madison Rude / Murphy News Service Maxine Davis lights up the dark filmmakers lounge of St. Anthony Main as she talks about her film, “Women Outward Bound.” It’s easy to see why. The documentary, which took over 10 years to make, resonated with the sold-out theater, because......read more



  • Local organizations oppose reopening of Appleton prison

  • Posted on March 31, 2016 by Ryan Faircloth Local organizations oppose reopening of Appleton prison News By Ryan Faircloth / Murphy News Service Public outcry over racial incarceration disparities may keep a proposal to reopen the privately owned Appleton, Minn. prison behind bars. The state House of Representatives bill, which recently passed the Public Safety Committee, would reopen the......read more



  • Health concerns follow report of poor air quality in North Minneapolis

  • Posted on March 31, 2016 by Andrew Heiser Health concerns follow report of poor air quality in North Minneapolis Environment, Health By Andrew Heiser / Murphy News Service Two air monitors near an industrial area of North Minneapolis have recorded potentially harmful levels of particles and heavy metals in the air, according to a new analysis from the Minnesota......read more



  • Improved crime alert system set for U

  • Posted on February 2, 2016 by Rilyn Eischens Improved crime alert system set for U Crime, News, The U By RILYN EISCHENS/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota will use a new communication system to better notify students of crimes off campus, after a spate of recent robberies near the U. U Vice President Pamela Wheelock announced in an......read more



  • Youth take the stage to fight stereotypes about homelessness

  • Posted on February 2, 2016 by Elizabeth Anderson Youth take the stage to fight stereotypes about homelessness News BY: LIZ ANDERSON/MURPHY NEWS SERVICE “Just Before Sleep,” a new production from the Youth Performance Company, takes a look inside one family’s struggle as they move from their home to the streets, engaging with characters suffering from mental illness and discovering......read more



  • ALL SORTS SHOWED UP SATURDAY FOR MARCH4BERNIE

  • Posted on February 1, 2016 by Madison Rude ALL SORTS SHOWED UP SATURDAY FOR MARCH4BERNIE News Ice cream icons Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield — better known as Ben & Jerry — showed up at Saturday’s march in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. MURPHY NEWS PHOTOS BY MADISON RUDE. By MADISON RUDE/Murphy News Service People of all......read more



  • Presidential hopeful Sanders draws thousands to St. Paul rally

  • Posted on January 27, 2016 by Blake Apgar Presidential hopeful Sanders draws thousands to St. Paul rally News, Politics About 15,000 people crammed into the St. Paul RiverCentre Tuesday night to hear Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders lay out his plans for the country. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTOS BY BLAKE APGAR. By BLAKE APGAR/Murphy News Service Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders......read more



  • Frat chef in 20th year of feeding the guys

  • Posted on December 23, 2015 by Murphy News Service Frat chef in 20th year of feeding the guys The U, Campus life, Personality profile Video story by MORGAN WOLFE/for Murphy News Service ...read more



  • U-TC Western Equestrian Team Aiming for Regional Title

  • Posted on December 18, 2015 by McKayl Barrows U-TC Western Equestrian Team Aiming for Regional Title News, Sports, The U Team is in neck-and-neck race with U-Crookston, UW-River Falls and NDSU By MCKAYL BARROWS/Murphy News Service The final competition for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association-Region 7 will be held February 2016 at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities......read more



  • From Burma to the Twin Cities: A Trip of Destiny

  • Posted on December 18, 2015 by Liz Brumley From Burma to the Twin Cities: A Trip of Destiny News Video report by ELIZABETH BRUMLEY/Murphy News Service   ...read more



  • Natalie Lovejoy: “Music is my form of expression’

  • Posted on December 17, 2015 by Sophie Hoover Natalie Lovejoy: “Music is my form of expression’ News, Video, Music, Personality Twin Cities musician reflects on her career and Twin Cities scene Video report by SOPHIE HOOVER/MURPHY NEWS SERVICE Reporter Sophie Hoover is studying journalism at the University of Minnesota. ...read more



  • Elementary instructor takes new approach to teaching kids music

  • Posted on December 17, 2015 by Eva Thomas Elementary instructor takes new approach to teaching kids music Art, Education, Music, Children Horace Mann Elementary School teacher Kevin Dutcher’s classroom walls are adorned with rock album posters from the likes of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Wilco. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTOS BY EVA THOMAS. By EVA THOMAS/Murphy News Service On......read more



  • U Student Body VP Abeer Syedah chooses authenticity over authority

  • Posted on December 16, 2015 by Tipheret Peña U Student Body VP Abeer Syedah chooses authenticity over authority News, Profiles, U of M, The U, Student government By TIPHERET PEÑA/Murphy News Service Sitting inside the Minnesota Student Association’s (MSA) private office past dark on a Sunday night, Undergraduate Student Body Vice President Abeer Syedah faces a computer, monitoring social......read more