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  • Student sit-in at U president’s office ends with arrest of 13

  • Posted on February 9, 2015 by Murphy News Service Student sit-in at U president’s office ends with arrest of 13 Breaking News, Education, Public Safety By Chris Chesky Murphy News Service A day-long sit-in at University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s office by members of a Latino-Chicano studies student group culminated Monday night with 13 arrests. The student organization,......read more



  • Coalition works to restore voting rights for ex-offenders

  • Posted on February 9, 2015 by Murphy News Service Coalition works to restore voting rights for ex-offenders News By Andy Gutierrez Murphy News Service  A University of Minnesota-born coalition is fighting to restore voting rights for over 47,000 disenfranchised citizens who are not eligible to vote due to past felony convictions. The coalition is composed of over 60 government......read more



  • Use of children at pro-life march raises concerns

  • Posted on February 9, 2015 by Murphy News Service Use of children at pro-life march raises concerns News By Louis Fine Murphy News Service An anti-abortion rally held on the University of Minnesota campus in late January featured a large group of children carrying signs and singing, raising concern from some of those watching the protest. The Northrop Mall......read more



  • Unsold bread helps families in need

  • Posted on February 8, 2015 by Murphy News Service Unsold bread helps families in need Community This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Allison Maass Murphy News Service Unsold bread from Lakewinds Cooperative will no longer go to waste, but instead help feed families in need. The Rotary Club of Richfield has launched an initiative called Bread of Hope to deliver......read more



  • North Stars goalies will gather for reunion in March

  • Posted on February 8, 2015 by Murphy News Service North Stars goalies will gather for reunion in March Sports By Sam Schaust Murphy News Service Buying into the idea that there’s never a bad time to celebrate Minnesota hockey history is easy — even during the roller-coaster-like season that’s under way for the Minnesota Wild. So, on March 21......read more



  • MnDot suspends subscriptions to MnPass service

  • Posted on February 6, 2015 by Murphy News Service MnDot suspends subscriptions to MnPass service News By Aaron Bolton Murphy News Service MnDot has suspended signing up new subscribers to its MnPass service because the program’s supplier has been unable to supply enough of the transponders the system uses. The company that supplies MnDot with transponders, Telematics Wireless, was......read more



  • Minnesota History Center hosts “Blues Vision” launch party tonight

  • Posted on February 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service Minnesota History Center hosts “Blues Vision” launch party tonight Art By Aaron Bolton Murphy News Service Novelist and playwright Alexs Pate is celebrating the launch of his book “Blues Vision” tonight, an anthology of stories, poems and narratives written by 43 different African-American writers in Minnesota over the past 80......read more



  • Boynton spokesperson: No need for U students to stress about measles

  • Posted on February 5, 2015 by Murphy News Service Boynton spokesperson: No need for U students to stress about measles News By Allison Maass Murphy News Service Students at the University of Minnesota might have many things to be stressed about, but measles is apparently not one of them. “Gosh no, students are required to get vaccinated so there......read more



  • Smoking rate down, e-cig use up among young people

  • Posted on February 4, 2015 by Murphy News Service Smoking rate down, e-cig use up among young people Health By Aaron Bolton Murphy News Service Young people are getting the message about smoking. Young adults in Minnesota no longer have the highest smoking rate, but many have tried e-cigarettes, according to a new study. According to the latest Minnesota......read more



  • Safer Sex Week begins at the U of M

  • Posted on February 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service Safer Sex Week begins at the U of M Education By Andy Gutierrez & Allison Maass Murphy News Service A weeklong campaign to promote sexual health awareness and education throughout campus kicked off today by SHADE, a student-run group at the University of Minnesota. Safer Sex Week is part of......read more



  • Scenes from the 2015 City of Lakes Loppet

  • Posted on February 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service Scenes from the 2015 City of Lakes Loppet Community, Sports Photo slideshow by Lou Fine // Murphy News Service  Thousands took part in the 13th annual City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival at Theodore Wirth Park and the Chain of Lakes area Jan. 30–Feb. 1. The festival featured cross-country ski......read more



  • Old radio club getting new life

  • Posted on February 1, 2015 by Murphy News Service Old radio club getting new life Community Richfield Amateur Radio group looks for members to help with city emergencies By Allison Maass Murphy News Service The Richfield Amateur Radio Club is looking for new members to help revive the club and provide service to the city during emergencies. The club......read more



  • Small engine repair makes big difference in Coon Rapids

  • Posted on January 8, 2015 by Murphy News Service Small engine repair makes big difference in Coon Rapids Business By R.P. Sexton Murphy News Service Driving along Coon Rapids Boulevard in the North Metro one observes nothing unusual or distinct among the businesses that adorn the thoroughfare. There are corner malls at major intersections, gas stations along the service......read more



  • Panel examines impact of #pointergate

  • Posted on December 22, 2014 by Murphy News Service Panel examines impact of #pointergate News By Emily LePain Murphy News Service Long after it hit the airwaves, KSTP’s story alleging Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges flashed a gang sign with a community organizer in North Minneapolis continues to reverberate. The Minnesota chapter of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists along with......read more



  • LaVelle E. Neal has made a career by saying ‘Yes’

  • Posted on December 22, 2014 by Murphy News Service LaVelle E. Neal has made a career by saying ‘Yes’ Sports Personality and volunteering for unwanted news beats got him where he wanted to be By Kaitlin Merkel Murphy News Service LaVelle E. Neal has left his mark on Fort Myers, Florida, despite only living there 47 days out of......read more