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  • 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



  • Seeking a home for the U’s English department

  • Posted on May 30, 2014 by Murphy News Service Seeking a home for the U’s English department Education By Alida Tieberg For Murphy News Service It was the best of buildings, it was the worst of buildings … With apologies to Charles Dickens, who wasn’t describing facilities at the University of Minnesota in “A Tale of Two Cities,” the......read more



  • Commuting students adjust lives, schedules, to learn

  • Posted on May 29, 2014 by Murphy News Service Commuting students adjust lives, schedules, to learn Education By Eva Thomas For Murphy News Service It is 4:30 a.m. University of Minnesota senior Eve Yang of Forest Lake will soon be roused by her alarm, the song “Nightwish” by Sahara. By 5:30 a.m. Yang will be on her way to......read more



  • E-Cig Nation: Changing Times for Electronic Cigarettes

  • Posted on May 28, 2014 by Murphy News Service E-Cig Nation: Changing Times for Electronic Cigarettes News By Kerry Gaynor For Murphy News Service It is a typical Saturday night spent at an apartment complex, off-campus housing primarily for University of Minnesota students. Stepping out for a smoke break, University of Minnesota junior Lundy Thoung asks for a cigarette.......read more