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  • Q&A: With Jungle Theater’s Busy Box Office Manager

  • Posted on May 1, 2014 by Murphy News Service Q&A: With Jungle Theater’s Busy Box Office Manager Art, Audio By Jordee Kalk Murphy News Service  Putting on a theater production is no easy feat.  Hours of sweat, work and rehearsals must occur for the show to have even the slightest chance of success. Similarly there are the days and......read more



  • Organics recycling program sprouts for 50th & France businesses

  • Posted on May 1, 2014 by Murphy News Service Organics recycling program sprouts for 50th & France businesses Environment, News BY REBEKAH ELLIS MURPHY NEWS SERVICE The Edina Cinema began using new 100 percent biodegradable popcorn bags last year, but Manager Jed Schlegelmilch said he felt weird when customers asked how the bags were disposed of because they still......read more



  • Cyclists embrace 30 days of biking challenge

  • Posted on April 30, 2014 by Murphy News Service Cyclists embrace 30 days of biking challenge News, Video ...read more



  • Newscast: University Report

  • Posted on April 29, 2014 by Murphy News Service Newscast: University Report Education, Video ...read more



  • Renovated Walker Library opens in Uptown

  • Posted on April 28, 2014 by Murphy News Service Renovated Walker Library opens in Uptown News Martha Lueders Murphy News Service Residents of the Uptown area impatiently waited for the doors of the Walker Library to re-open Saturday morning. After being under construction since 2012, residents were restless to see the final results. Maggie Whelan who has lived in......read more



  • Fridley wrestling legend Joe Frank heads to state HOF

  • Posted on April 25, 2014 by Murphy News Service Fridley wrestling legend Joe Frank heads to state HOF Education, Sports By Sam Gordon Murphy News Service Apple Valley wrestling is a national power now. But long before the Eagles were the premier team in Minnesota, another program reigned supreme – particularly in the Northern suburbs. Fridley wrestling was a......read more



  • Greeks Avoid Spring Jam Overlap With Machy Days

  • Posted on April 24, 2014 by Murphy News Service Greeks Avoid Spring Jam Overlap With Machy Days News By Maggie Schauer Murphy News Service Greek activities that were once lost within the larger overlapping “Spring Jam” three-day music festival have broken out earlier as Machy Days for the first time this year. Machy Days (“machy” means “battle” in Greek)......read more



  • Even Shakespeare might have thought 450 was a lot of birthday candles

  • Posted on April 24, 2014 by Murphy News Service Even Shakespeare might have thought 450 was a lot of birthday candles Art, Education BY SOPHIA KHORI MURPHY NEWS SERVICE The Bard of Avon died 398 years ago, yet the spirit of William Shakespeare lived on Wednesday on the University of Minnesota campus as more than 100 people gathered to......read more



  • Secretary Kerry Recognizes Osseo High School

  • Posted on April 24, 2014 by Murphy News Service Secretary Kerry Recognizes Osseo High School News Jordee Kalk Murphy News Service    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recognized Osseo High School for its successful exchange student program. The commendation goes to United States high schools that support public diplomacy efforts by hosting high school exchange students sponsored by......read more



  • Newscast: University Report

  • Posted on April 23, 2014 by Murphy News Service Newscast: University Report Education, News, Video ...read more



  • Tinker Tour Highlights Free Speech and Power of Youth

  • Posted on April 22, 2014 by Murphy News Service Tinker Tour Highlights Free Speech and Power of Youth News, Video, Education By Anthony Ratnaraj Murphy News Service Mary Beth Tinker, the litigant in one of the country’s most cited free speech cases, spoke to a group at the University of Minnesota Law School Friday, discussing the importance of a society to......read more



  • Eden Prairie Has Biggest Badminton Team In Years

  • Posted on April 19, 2014 by Murphy News Service Eden Prairie Has Biggest Badminton Team In Years Education, Sports   By Alexandria Chhith Murphy News Service Voices of girls trying to find fellow badminton teammates and their coach filled Eden Prairie High School’s gym Friday, minutes before their third game of the season against St. Paul’s Central High School,......read more



  • Chefs’ “honey recipe” challenge has them buzzing

  • Posted on April 19, 2014 by Murphy News Service Chefs’ “honey recipe” challenge has them buzzing News, Video BY SOPHIA KHORI MURPHY NEWS SERVICE Lucia Watson of Lucia’s Restaurant took home the gold at the Beez Kneez first ever Dandelion Honey Pastry Chef Challenge, hosted by Beez Kneez. The Nicollet Island Pavilion was filled earlier this month with many......read more



  • Community Protests Condoleezza Rice Speech

  • Posted on April 19, 2014 by Murphy News Service Community Protests Condoleezza Rice Speech News ALYSSA BLUHM MURPHY NEWS SERVICE A couple hundred students and community members gathered on the front plaza of Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus on April 17 to protest a speech being delivered inside the building by Condoleezza Rice. The protestors gathered......read more



  • Students From Maple Grove Recognized at State Science Fair

  • Posted on April 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service Students From Maple Grove Recognized at State Science Fair Education By Maggie Schauer Murphy News Service Maple Grove residents participated in the state science and engineering fair this month and four students won top prizes. Students qualify for the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair only if they have qualified......read more