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  • Audio: U students offer own state of the U perspective

  • Posted on March 26, 2014 by Murphy News Service Audio: U students offer own state of the U perspective Education, Audio By Alyssa Bluhm/Murphy News Service  ...read more



  • Edina Illustrator Swimming in Artwork

  • Posted on March 20, 2014 by Murphy News Service Edina Illustrator Swimming in Artwork Art By Alexandria Chhith Murphy News Service Tim Montgomery, 53, has been keeping himself busy designing and drawing since he graduated from Edina High School in 1978. “From early on, he volunteered and did anything anyone wanted him to do,” his mother, Donna Montgomery, 78,......read more



  • Green homes sprouting in North Minneapolis

  • Posted on March 18, 2014 by Murphy News Service Green homes sprouting in North Minneapolis News By Sophia Khori Murphy News Service  A St. Olaf College music professor has purchased the first Green Homes North house — an affordable, energy efficient house that’s part of a new initiative to revitalize North Minneapolis. Green Homes North is a partnership among......read more



  • Anyone Can Be An “Intern Queen”

  • Posted on March 17, 2014 by Murphy News Service Anyone Can Be An “Intern Queen” Education By Fan Wang Murphy News Service  Having 15 internships might seem impossible for most college students. But not to Lauren Berger. Berger, a communications major at the University of Central Florida, spoke March on the University of Minnesota campus about how she has......read more



  • Gearing up for the first internship

  • Posted on March 13, 2014 by Murphy News Service Gearing up for the first internship Education, Audio Audio by Wendy Lu Murphy News Service  ...read more



  • High scoring seniors prepare for playoffs

  • Posted on March 12, 2014 by Murphy News Service High scoring seniors prepare for playoffs Sports By Sam Gordon Murphy News Service Blake Bears basketball fans didn’t get to celebrate John Veil’s 1,000th point. They were too engrossed in the Bears’ state tournament game. So JR Bascom took it upon himself to give his home crowd something to cheer......read more



  • Faith leaders call for an end to mass suspensions of minority students

  • Posted on March 12, 2014 by Murphy News Service Faith leaders call for an end to mass suspensions of minority students Video, Education Anthony Ratnaraj Murphy News Service Towanna Williams’ son Malik, 12, was suspended from Plymouth Middle School three times for hitting last year. “I should not have to wipe away the tears from my son telling him......read more



  • UMN Students Strengthen Osseo Community

  • Posted on March 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service UMN Students Strengthen Osseo Community Business, Education By Jordee Kalk Murphy News Service  For most college students going to class and working a part time job is enough to keep busy. But some will always go above and beyond to prepare for life after their undergraduate careers. That’s the case......read more



  • Protesters demand Walmart ‘Raise the Wage’

  • Posted on March 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service Protesters demand Walmart ‘Raise the Wage’ News By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service “They say rollback, we say fight back! Rollback! Fight back! Rollback! Fight back!” Chants such as this filled the air at the Brooklyn Park Walmart recently as a group of protesters marched around the parking lot. The......read more



  • Post-secondary program points students in right direction

  • Posted on March 11, 2014 by Murphy News Service Post-secondary program points students in right direction Education By Christopher Aadland Murphy News Service Eric had been placed on academic probation by St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and teetered on the brink of disaster. He has dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and Eric knew he needed help. He turned to......read more



  • Kaler focuses on safety, diversity in annual address

  • Posted on March 8, 2014 by Murphy News Service Kaler focuses on safety, diversity in annual address News, Education By Alyssa Bluhm Murphy News Service  Public safety and increasing campus diversity were high on the list of challenges University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler highlighted in his third State of the University address Thursday afternoon. The university, he said,......read more



  • A safer U starts with students, but doesn’t stop on campus

  • Posted on March 7, 2014 by Murphy News Service A safer U starts with students, but doesn’t stop on campus Education By Sophia Khori Murphy News Service  Most every semester seems to include calls to increase safety on and off campus. This semester was no different “We are not going to have an environment where students are unsafe.” Those......read more



  • Medical marijuana gaining momentum

  • Posted on March 7, 2014 by Murphy News Service Medical marijuana gaining momentum Politics By Sam Gordon Murphy News Service A Minnesota House of Representatives committee passed preliminary legislation on this week that could be an early step on the path legalization of medical marijuana in the state. The Minnesota House Health and Human Services Policy Committee approved the......read more



  • Hennepin County waging battle against heroin

  • Posted on March 6, 2014 by Murphy News Service Hennepin County waging battle against heroin News By Alyssa Bluhm Murphy News Service  Heroin-related deaths totaled 56 in 2013, up from 28 deaths 2012, making 2013 the deadliest year for heroin in Hennepin County. With the high-profile death of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and four local heroin-related deaths in......read more



  • New part-time furniture-design business building big-time customer base

  • Posted on March 6, 2014 by Murphy News Service New part-time furniture-design business building big-time customer base Business By Alexandria Chhith Murphy News Service Bummed out customers will have to wait weeks for Madison House Interiors’ next sale. The new store in Eden Prairie briefly opened its doors for the first time on Feb. 13. “We hope to be......read more