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  • U of M regents still debating pricey UMore Park development plan

  • Posted on December 11, 2013 by Murphy News Service U of M regents still debating pricey UMore Park development plan Education, News By Danielle Dullinger Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota’s UMore Park is trudging forward with plans to develop the mass of land, but some members of the state university Board of Regents are questioning the real......read more



  • Sen. Franken introduces bill designed to lower costs of college textbooks

  • Posted on December 10, 2013 by Murphy News Service Sen. Franken introduces bill designed to lower costs of college textbooks Education, Politics By Jessica Lee Murphy News Service U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) recently introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act , a bill to fight the increasing cost of textbooks and supplies. Franken introduced the bill with Sen. Dick......read more



  • Last march for Target Holidazzle

  • Posted on December 10, 2013 by Murphy News Service Last march for Target Holidazzle News, Video By Mitch Skinner Murphy News Service The 22nd annual Target Holidazzle parade will be the last.  The Minneapolis Downtown Council, the group that organizes the event, is replacing it in favor of something new. “We are committed, as are many other stakeholders in the......read more



  • A look at the local indie comic scene

  • Posted on December 9, 2013 by Murphy News Service A look at the local indie comic scene Art, Audio ...read more



  • The art of map making

  • Posted on December 6, 2013 by Murphy News Service The art of map making Art, Video ...read more



  • New group on a mission to improve U students’ eating habits

  • Posted on December 6, 2013 by Murphy News Service New group on a mission to improve U students’ eating habits Education, News By Danielle Dullinger Murphy News Service  College students have a hard time trying to find time to fit in everything during a 24-hour period. Classes, homework, socializing, sleep. Many times students skip out on what is important,......read more



  • Volunteer crew offers free makeovers to seniors in NE Mpls

  • Posted on December 3, 2013 by Murphy News Service Volunteer crew offers free makeovers to seniors in NE Mpls Nonprofits, Video ...read more



  • It’s how they roll

  • Posted on December 3, 2013 by Murphy News Service It’s how they roll News ...read more



  • Maple Grove aerial skiing teen will compete in Olympics and World Cup

  • Posted on November 26, 2013 by Murphy News Service Maple Grove aerial skiing teen will compete in Olympics and World Cup Education, Sports   By Neil Salminen Murphy News Service Maple Grove’s Elle Gaudette was recently selected by the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s Elite Aerial Development Program. As part of the program, the 15-year-old lives, trains and attends school......read more



  • North Loop shops band together for Small Biz Saturday

  • Posted on November 26, 2013 by Murphy News Service North Loop shops band together for Small Biz Saturday Business, Video By Laura Marrinan Murphy News Service  Wedged between the ever-growing madness of Black Friday and the online frenzy of Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, the chance for shoppers to support local businesses in their neighborhoods. Shops in the......read more



  • Gophers women’s hockey team sees spike in attendance

  • Posted on November 26, 2013 by Murphy News Service Gophers women’s hockey team sees spike in attendance Audio, Sports Audio story by Betsy Helfand  Murphy News Service ...read more



  • Hennepin County libraries expanding hours in 2014

  • Posted on October 18, 2013 by Murphy News Service Hennepin County libraries expanding hours in 2014 News By Stephen Oman Murphy News Service Hennepin County Libraries will extend their hours next year in an effort to be more accommodating and less confusing. Beginning in January 2014, the Hennepin County Library system will expand its hours by 249 per week.......read more



  • Maple Grove teacher inspires love of the sea

  • Posted on October 18, 2013 by Murphy News Service Maple Grove teacher inspires love of the sea Education By Danielle Dullinger Murphy News Service Todd Martin doesn’t have a shortage of innovative teaching styles when it comes to his work at Maple Grove Senior High. Martin, a 39-year-old teacher at MGSH for more than 15 years, was recognized for......read more



  • Rosemount High student – a rare talent

  • Posted on October 18, 2013 by Murphy News Service Rosemount High student – a rare talent Education, News   By Sara Potzman Murphy News Service Those people closest to Rosemount High senior Madison Holtze generally agree on one thing for sure: she has a promising future as a singer, musician and student. Holtze grew up with music. When she......read more