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  • Teachers encouraged to consider new approaches to educating impoverished students

  • Posted on November 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service Teachers encouraged to consider new approaches to educating impoverished students Community, Education By Nathan Sommer Murphy News Service Charlene Myklebust remembers going to school at 10 years old in North Minneapolis with dozens of classmates living in poverty and “feeling like the teachers had just given up on them.” It......read more



  • Sixth annual Give to the Max Day set for Nov. 13

  • Posted on November 6, 2014 by Murphy News Service Sixth annual Give to the Max Day set for Nov. 13 Community, News By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service GiveMN will host the sixth annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, Nov.13 — a 24-hour online fundraiser for charities all over Minnesota. The organization is encouraging individuals to support their......read more



  • DFLers post big wins in state, bucking national trend

  • Posted on November 5, 2014 by Murphy News Service DFLers post big wins in state, bucking national trend News, Politics By David Litin Murphy News Service  Minnesota voters have elected U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton — incumbent DFLers — to second terms. The state’s election results contrast with major GOP victories across the country. Franken’s win was......read more



  • The power of internships

  • Posted on November 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service The power of internships Audio, Education http://www.murphynewsservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Revised-MSP-assignment-4-1.mp3 ...read more



  • On a mission to give free hugs, shrugs

  • Posted on November 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service On a mission to give free hugs, shrugs Video ...read more



  • A nomadic photographer

  • Posted on November 3, 2014 by Murphy News Service A nomadic photographer Video ...read more



  • Thousands gather at U of M to protest Redskins name

  • Posted on November 2, 2014 by Murphy News Service Thousands gather at U of M to protest Redskins name News, Sports By Jake Stark Murphy News Service Thousands of protesters gathered outside of the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium this morning in one of the largest protests against the Washington Redskins team nickname in years.  Native Americans, students,......read more



  • Entertainers join in protests against Washington football team

  • Posted on November 2, 2014 by Murphy News Service Entertainers join in protests against Washington football team Music, News By Haley Egle Murphy News Service  Local performers joined Native American leaders and thousands of others to protest the name and mascot of the Washington football team Sunday outside of the TCF Bank Stadium. “I think of it more of a......read more



  • Noted chef Gavin Kaysen returns home for new Mpls restaurant

  • Posted on October 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service Noted chef Gavin Kaysen returns home for new Mpls restaurant Business, Food By Elizabeth Fechter Murphy News Service Minnesota native Gavin Kaysen, former executive chef at Cafè Boulud in New York, has returned home to open his own restaurant Spoon and Stable in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. “Being......read more



  • College students tend to vote less

  • Posted on October 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service College students tend to vote less Politics By Emily LePain Murphy News Service With midterm elections next Tuesday, eligible people all over the country have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote. Minnesota has one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the country. In 2008, 78 percent......read more



  • University of Minnesota alumni helps Cambodian school build sports facility

  • Posted on October 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service University of Minnesota alumni helps Cambodian school build sports facility Education By Nathan Sommer Murphy News Service When 2013 University of Minnesota graduate Fatuma Youb joined the Peace Corps one month after her graduation, she was seeking an opportunity to live abroad and experience different parts of the world independently.......read more



  • Students saving money with U-Swap textbook site

  • Posted on October 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service Students saving money with U-Swap textbook site Business, Education By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service Each semester students are at the mercy of publishing companies’ costly textbooks when it comes time to buy them from the bookstore. And as semesters begin to wind down, students start figuring out how they’ll......read more



  • Large protest planned for Vikings game against Redskins

  • Posted on October 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service Large protest planned for Vikings game against Redskins Sports By Katie Galloway Murphy News Service The news media are preparing major coverage Sunday at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings will face off against Washington. And it won’t necessarily be to focus on the game......read more



  • A Tale of Three Trophies

  • Posted on October 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service A Tale of Three Trophies Sports Can the Football Gophers Win Them All in 2014? By Sam Utterberg Murphy News Service It has been going on 50 years since the Minnesota Gophers football team possessed all three of the coveted trophies for which they compete annually with the universities of......read more



  • MPD pushing for more participation in block clubs

  • Posted on October 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service MPD pushing for more participation in block clubs Community By Emily LePain Murphy News Service          The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) aims to have 90 percent of the blocks around the city organized into apartment or block clubs by the end of 2015. “Although we’re only at......read more