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  • Irregular Readings: A Regular Good Time

  • Posted on February 5, 2014 by Murphy News Service Irregular Readings: A Regular Good Time Art By Alyssa Bluhm Murphy News Service  The Triple Rock dance floor was still Sunday night as a lineup of writers took to the stage as part of the 13th installment of Irregular Readings, a literature reading in Minneapolis. “Welcome to our Super Bowl......read more



  • 30 ballparks in 30 days

  • Posted on December 31, 2013 by Murphy News Service 30 ballparks in 30 days Sports Check out Betsy Helfand’s blog on her tour of 30 ballparks across the country at http://betsy30in30.wordpress.com/. ...read more



  • Larry Thompson: From farm boy to football “god”

  • Posted on December 27, 2013 by Murphy News Service Larry Thompson: From farm boy to football “god” Profiles, Sports By Luke Sleeper For Murphy News Service On Oct. 25, longtime Lakeville football coach Larry Thompson won his 250th career game in a playoff matchup with Eagan. Thompson, a three-time state championship winner, almost single-handedly turned a once small farming......read more



  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra wows crowd with special effects

  • Posted on December 26, 2013 by Murphy News Service Trans-Siberian Orchestra wows crowd with special effects Music, Video Jessica Lee Murphy News Service Trans-Siberian Orchestra performed for a packed Target Center crowd on a recent Saturday night. The orchestra is celebrating its 15th year of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, “The Lost......read more



  • Christmas with Santa Carlucci

  • Posted on December 23, 2013 by Murphy News Service Christmas with Santa Carlucci Profiles By Anna Lin Murphy News Service Carl Immediato, Santa Carlucci, still remembers his first time seeing Santa at Bloomingdale’s. Santa sitting five feet above ground with fake snow all over the hill was Santa Carlucci’s inspiration. Immediato had a sudden epiphany in 1993. He decided ......read more



  • Minneapolis buildings get greener

  • Posted on December 23, 2013 by Murphy News Service Minneapolis buildings get greener Environment By Mitch Skinner Murphy News Service Minneapolis has saved $6 million in energy costs since 2009, according to the first of annual benchmarking reports. But that doesn’t mean utility costs are going down. Brian Millberg, the city’s energy manager, said costs have actually gone up......read more



  • Inside Pete’s Como Barber Shop

  • Posted on December 23, 2013 by Murphy News Service Inside Pete’s Como Barber Shop Video ...read more



  • Immigrants’ rights, activism, fueled Cano’s rise to Council

  • Posted on December 20, 2013 by Murphy News Service Immigrants’ rights, activism, fueled Cano’s rise to Council Politics, Profiles By Sara Glesne Murphy News Service           Police officers tied Alondra Cano’s wrists with plastic wire and escorted her through smoke-filled tunnels to the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Garage where a van waited to bring her......read more



  • U of M, Minneapolis Public Schools join to advance early childhood ed centers

  • Posted on December 20, 2013 by Murphy News Service U of M, Minneapolis Public Schools join to advance early childhood ed centers Education By Shengying Zhao Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Public Schools are developing a pre-school education center in North Minneapolis to reduce the achievement gap for the city’s children and promote their school......read more



  • Weighing the “green” in your Christmas tree purchase

  • Posted on December 20, 2013 by Murphy News Service Weighing the “green” in your Christmas tree purchase Environment   By Shengying Zhao Murphy News Service Each year at Christmas time, many Americans seem to overlook an important part in their busy holiday decision-making process — should you select a natural or artificial Christmas tree based on environmental considerations? Cost,......read more



  • Fingers crossed that Washburn elite RB Jeff Jones chooses Gophers

  • Posted on December 20, 2013 by Murphy News Service Fingers crossed that Washburn elite RB Jeff Jones chooses Gophers Sports   By Stephen Oman Murphy News Service High school football has become more than ever about players positioning themselves to play at the college level. The Minneapolis Washburn High School football program is no stranger to players going on......read more



  • Ex-World War II Navy pilot, 95, remembers a long life of love and loss

  • Posted on December 19, 2013 by Murphy News Service Ex-World War II Navy pilot, 95, remembers a long life of love and loss Profiles By Jessica Lee Murphy News Service John Miller, a 95-year-old former U.S. Navy pilot, captured the attention of almost every customer at the St. Louis Park Starbucks Sunday as he shared some of the special......read more



  • Increased crime around campus has administration’s attention

  • Posted on December 18, 2013 by Murphy News Service Increased crime around campus has administration’s attention News   By Stephen Oman Murphy News Service There has been a “concerning rise” in crime on the U campus this fall, said Pamela Wheelock, vice president of University Services. The University of Minnesota has sent 16 crime alerts to students via email......read more



  • Coping with winter’s harsh realities

  • Posted on December 18, 2013 by Murphy News Service Coping with winter’s harsh realities Video ...read more



  • U of M Bookstore faces tough competition from online retailers

  • Posted on December 18, 2013 by Murphy News Service U of M Bookstore faces tough competition from online retailers Audio, Education Felicia Felmlee Murphy News Service Spring semester is approaching and that means one thing for sure: new textbooks. The University of Minnesota Bookstore has made adjustments to better compete with online retailers. Online retailers started to noticeably impact......read more