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  • Spotlight on Mpls Health Commissioner Gretchen Musicant

  • Posted on April 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service Spotlight on Mpls Health Commissioner Gretchen Musicant Audio, Health ...read more



  • Local mattress sanitation company has a ‘mite’-y mission

  • Posted on April 17, 2014 by Murphy News Service Local mattress sanitation company has a ‘mite’-y mission Business, Health By Rebekah Ellis Murphy News Service Monica and Dave Soleta know what happens when you’re in bed. “Everybody sheds about a million skin cells an hour,” Dave said. “When you sleep in your bed, you’ve got about 8 million skin......read more



  • Changes to “Steve’s Law” could help heroin bill through House

  • Posted on April 16, 2014 by Murphy News Service Changes to “Steve’s Law” could help heroin bill through House News By Haley Egle Murphy News Service  Minnesota lawmakers in both the House and the Senate hope that recent negotiations with law enforcement groups will help build support for a bill providing amnesty for people who report heroin overdoses by......read more



  • A glimpse of spring

  • Posted on April 15, 2014 by Murphy News Service A glimpse of spring Audio ...read more



  • Hennepin County ‘Step To It’ Fitness Challenge Going Green

  • Posted on April 14, 2014 by Murphy News Service Hennepin County ‘Step To It’ Fitness Challenge Going Green Health By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service After a long and miserable winter, Hennepin County is encouraging its citizens to get out and get moving with the annual Step To It Challenge. For the sixth year in a row, 24 participating......read more



  • A push to allow guns on campus

  • Posted on April 14, 2014 by Murphy News Service A push to allow guns on campus Video ...read more



  • Newscast: University Report

  • Posted on April 12, 2014 by Murphy News Service Newscast: University Report Education, News, Video ...read more



  • Hunger relief film debuts at film festival

  • Posted on April 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service Hunger relief film debuts at film festival Art By Alyssa Bluhm Murphy News Service  Local Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jesse Roesler is debuting his hunger relief film “The Starfish Throwers” tomorrow as part of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). The film follows three people around the globe making......read more



  • ‘Tree swing’ enlivens vacant downtown storefront

  • Posted on April 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service ‘Tree swing’ enlivens vacant downtown storefront Art Audio slideshow by Anthony Ratnaraj Murphy News Service  Public artist Aaron Dysart has created “Tree Swing” — a new window installation in a vacant storefront on the east side of 7th Street been Nicollet and Hennepin. The project is part of the Hennepin......read more



  • From Osseo to Nashville: Katie Ray is on Her Way

  • Posted on April 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service From Osseo to Nashville: Katie Ray is on Her Way Music By Maggie Schauer Murphy News Service Osseo’s Katie Ray Murray has been taking the country music world by storm. Murray, better known as Katie Ray in the music world, said: “According to my family, I was singing from the......read more



  • Free workshops for families affected by Alzheimer’s

  • Posted on April 8, 2014 by Murphy News Service Free workshops for families affected by Alzheimer’s Health By Jordee Kalk Murphy News Service It’s estimated that one third of Minnesota families are impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease. Of that, 70 percent of those families are caring for their loved ones at home. The toll on the caregivers and other family......read more



  • Excelsior yacht skippers prepping for big Lake Minnetonka June race

  • Posted on April 7, 2014 by Murphy News Service Excelsior yacht skippers prepping for big Lake Minnetonka June race News By Sam Gordon Murphy News Service Minnesota is nicknamed the Land of 10,000 Lakes, which means there are plenty of opportunities for sailing every year. And this summer, one of the country’s premier yacht races – the A-Scow National......read more



  • Eden Prairie tackling energy efficiency in search of savings

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service Eden Prairie tackling energy efficiency in search of savings News, Environment By Alex Chhith Murphy News Service The city of Eden Prairie invested $500,000 in 2013 to pay for energy efficient projects, as a part of a nine-year initiative aimed at reducing energy usage. The 20/40/15 initiative was introduced by......read more



  • Art unites breast cancer survivors

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service Art unites breast cancer survivors Art By Martha Lueders Murphy News Service A superhero should be easy to spot with the colorful tights and capes they wear, but in real life superheroes may seem ordinary without the Hollywood glamour. So that’s where Barbara Porwit comes in. The Twin Cities artist......read more



  • 5th-grader makes “Feel Better Baskets” for hospital-bound kids

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service 5th-grader makes “Feel Better Baskets” for hospital-bound kids News By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service Alanna Worrall knows how it feels to be a child staying at the hospital. She remembers how scary it was and how things like bubbles, toys and board games made her feel better. When she......read more