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  • Birth control pills used for more than unwanted pregnancies

  • Posted on September 19, 2014 by Murphy News Service Birth control pills used for more than unwanted pregnancies Health By Emily LePain Murphy News Service The majority of women in college are probably on birth control, a recent college health assessment study showed. The Spring 2013 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment found that 62.9 percent of......read more



  • Japanese designer to showcase collection at MCAD fashion show

  • Posted on September 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service Japanese designer to showcase collection at MCAD fashion show Fashion By Hayle Egle Murphy News Service Fashion innovator, punk rocker, and “gender outlaw” Novala Takemoto will debut his first clothing collection at “Full Fashion Panic” on Sept. 26 & 27 at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The Japanese-born......read more



  • Tool Library Coming to Northeast

  • Posted on September 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service Tool Library Coming to Northeast Community By Sam Utterberg Murphy News Service If you find yourself needing a hammer, saw or lawn mower and you don’t want to spend money to buy one, don’t worry. A tool lending library is coming soon to Northeast Minneapolis. The Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library......read more



  • Countdown to the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon

  • Posted on September 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service Countdown to the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon Sports By Lindsay Snider Murphy News Service The 2014 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is less than three weeks away. This year’s race will be held Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. Runners will start on South Sixth Street in downtown Minneapolis and cross the......read more



  • Minneapolis to hold first Transgender Equity Summit

  • Posted on September 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service Minneapolis to hold first Transgender Equity Summit Community By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service  To introduce the city’s Transgender Issues Work Group and the work it’s done so far, Minneapolis will hold a Transgender Equity Summit 1 p.m.–8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Humphrey Center for Public Affairs. The group,......read more



  • Envision showcases fall fashions

  • Posted on September 16, 2014 by Murphy News Service Envision showcases fall fashions Fashion, Video By Meritte Dahl Murphy News Service  Minnesota’s fashion mavens flocked to Orchestra Hall Sept. 12 to see this year’s fall runway looks from local designers and boutiques for Envision Fall 2014. Attendees of all ages were dressed in styles ranging from cocktail-chic to arty......read more



  • Community Garden Day set for Saturday

  • Posted on September 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service Community Garden Day set for Saturday Community By Emily LaPain Murphy News Service  On Saturday, Sept. 13, more than 30 community gardens throughout the Twin Cities will celebrate Community Garden Day, an event recognizing the contributions of community gardeners to their cities and communities. The cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis......read more



  • U event peddles neglected bikes

  • Posted on September 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service U event peddles neglected bikes Education, Environment By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Services Despite the chilly wind and crisp temperatures, students ventured to ReUse-A-Palooza Wednesday afternoon at Northrop Plaza at the University of Minnesota to purchase used bikes. The ReUse-A-Palooza, put on by the University’s ReUse Program, offered students the......read more



  • Power outage disrupts Green Line service

  • Posted on September 8, 2014 by Murphy News Service Power outage disrupts Green Line service News By Haley Egle A power outage is responsible for bringing Green Line service and bus traffic to a halt on Washington Avenue near Stadium Village on Monday afternoon. Metro Transit is working to get the Green Line back up and running. The University’s......read more



  • International students face cultural divide at U

  • Posted on June 23, 2014 by Murphy News Service International students face cultural divide at U Education By Hyun “Cora” Jung For the Murphy News Service On a sunny Minnesota Friday afternoon during the just-ended spring semester, Esther Yang was about to go her Japanese class. Yang is a tall young woman with a great smile. She wore a......read more



  • The Dane of Lyndale Avenue

  • Posted on June 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service The Dane of Lyndale Avenue Art By Ryan Sexton For the Murphy News Service The second floor of the Jungle Theater on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis is euphemistically known as the “administrative offices,” but it is much more than that. There are no partitions for offices, no suits and ties,......read more



  • Cedar Center’s Dorn helps celebrate Somali culture

  • Posted on June 13, 2014 by Murphy News Service Cedar Center’s Dorn helps celebrate Somali culture Art, Community By Taya Banjac For the Murphy News Service Just below the vibrant Riverside Plaza apartments, in the heart of Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, a little nonprofit organization does big work for the surrounding community that is home to the most dense population......read more



  • The Life and Legacy of ‘How I Met Your Mother’

  • Posted on June 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service The Life and Legacy of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Commentary TV COMMENTARY By Emily LePain For Murphy News Service After nine seasons, 208 episodes, countless legendary!’s, too many doppelgangers, and the endless loop of the “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)” cassingle stuck in Marshall’s tape player, the “How I......read more



  • Brewing up ‘community’ in Delano

  • Posted on June 3, 2014 by Murphy News Service Brewing up ‘community’ in Delano News By Evan Lemmerman For Murphy News Service A high school biology teacher and a photographer chuckle and snort in the corner of the room as they watch a video of an industrial grade manure spreader tearing a car to pieces. A produce farmer chats......read more



  • Geocaching game, well, catching on

  • Posted on June 2, 2014 by Murphy News Service Geocaching game, well, catching on News By Alyssa McCoy For Murphy News Service Who knew that playing a geocaching adventure game could take you to a bucolic spring setting where the morning sun shines on crunchy fallen leaves that lie at the base of now-naked trees as water in a......read more