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  • Competition spins pumpkin carving with ‘Not Jack 2015’

  • Posted on October 30, 2015 by McKayl Barrows Competition spins pumpkin carving with ‘Not Jack 2015’ News This pumpkin playfully emulates the world-famous Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen that is part of the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis. MURPHY NEWS PHOTO BY MCKAYL BARROWS. U College of Design uses Halloween......read more



  • Checking out the buzz at the Marquette Hotel

  • Posted on October 26, 2015 by Murphy News Service Checking out the buzz at the Marquette Hotel News Video by Sophie Hoover/Murphy News Service ...read more



  • NYT’s Risen: Obama legacy ‘is that reporters have no right to protect their sources’

  • Posted on October 24, 2015 by Sophie Hoover NYT’s Risen: Obama legacy ‘is that reporters have no right to protect their sources’ First Amendment, News, Reporting, The U Media attorney Joel Kurtzberg, SJMC Silha Center Director Jane Kirtley and New York Times reporter James Risen, left to right. Their discussion covered difficulties the media has encountered in covering federal......read more



  • Public safety update: U clarifies “shelter-in-place” procedures

  • Posted on October 23, 2015 by Tipheret Peña Public safety update: U clarifies “shelter-in-place” procedures Crime, Public Safety, The U By TIPHERET PEÑA/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota issued a public safety update following a lockdown Wednesday at Normandale Community College to reassure students of the U’s safety procedures. Normandale issued a lockdown after a suspect, who was......read more



  • Klobuchar and Franken Celebrate Lynx’s Victories with Senate Resolution

  • Posted on October 22, 2015 by Maddie Bloomquist Klobuchar and Franken Celebrate Lynx’s Victories with Senate Resolution News By MADISON BLOOMQUIST/MURPHY NEWS SERVICE Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced a Senate Resolution today to commemorate the Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball team’s third championship win in five years. The Lynx is one of four teams to win three championships......read more



  • Pixar artist goes behind the scenes with graphic design students

  • Posted on October 22, 2015 by Tipheret Peña Pixar artist goes behind the scenes with graphic design students Art, Film, Movies, The U Pixar worker Michael O’Brien visited the College of Design to talk about the making of Pixar’s latest film, “The Good Dinosaur” and his work on the film as a part of the special effects department. MURPHY......read more



  • Duke Pieper’s book chronicles tragedy to triumph

  • Posted on October 21, 2015 by Murphy News Service Duke Pieper’s book chronicles tragedy to triumph Books, Sports By SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service Fifteen-year-old Duke Pieper sat in the Hill-Murray School hockey team locker room and took his skates off prior to the team’s first game. It was December 2008. He had headache-like symptoms. He went a doctor. He......read more



  • Food for Thought returned to Dinkytown

  • Posted on October 21, 2015 by Eva Thomas Food for Thought returned to Dinkytown Dining, Dinkytown, Events, Food By EVA THOMAS/Murphy News Service The CLA Student Board partnered with Pagoda to host a Food for Thought event  Tuesday night, allowing students and professors to connect over a free meal. CLA students were encouraged to register for the event early,......read more



  • Crime Beat: Six reported thefts by swindle occur at Vikings game

  • Posted on October 21, 2015 by Eva Thomas Crime Beat: Six reported thefts by swindle occur at Vikings game Breaking News, Crime, Sports By EVA THOMAS/ Murphy News Service At least six different thefts by swindlers were reported to have occurred at the Vikings game Oct. 18 when tickets used to enter the TCF Bank Stadium gates appeared to be......read more



  • Board of Regents, Unions in Contract Standoff

  • Posted on October 21, 2015 by Michael LaTour Board of Regents, Unions in Contract Standoff Business, Campus issues, Collective bargaining, The U BY MICHAEL LATOUR/MURPHY NEWS SERVICE Contract negotiations continue between the University of Minnesota trade unions and the Board of Regents. For American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Locals and Teamsters, the fight is about......read more



  • Food Day to be celebrated in Minneapolis

  • Posted on October 20, 2015 by Food Day to be celebrated in Minneapolis Agriculture, Events, Food, Health By KENDALL MOON/Murphy News Service Just 28 percent of Minneapolis low-income residents eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day, according to the Minneapolis Health Department. The city plans to advocate Food Day on Oct. 24 as a way to......read more



  • Cirque de-Stress entertains and informs students about mental health

  • Posted on October 20, 2015 by Tipheret Peña Cirque de-Stress entertains and informs students about mental health Breaking News, Health, The U Resources such as the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, Boynton Health Service and Student Counseling Services gave information and treats to attendees. MURPHY NEWS PHOTO BY TIPHERET PEÑA Cover photo: Circus Mojo performer prepares for an......read more



  • Street sweeping starts; don’t get towed

  • Posted on October 19, 2015 by Eva Thomas Street sweeping starts; don’t get towed Breaking News, Transportation, U of M By EVA THOMAS/ Murphy News Service If you plan on driving to campus, be cautious of where you park your car between now and the middle of November. Minneapolis’ fall street cleaning starts today. Every street will be swept from......read more



  • You’ve been warned: Zombies will fill Minneapolis streets

  • Posted on October 17, 2015 by McKenzie Gernes You’ve been warned: Zombies will fill Minneapolis streets Events, Go-and-do, Movies, News By MCKENZIE GERNES/Murphy News Service Minneapolis will be overcome by zombies Saturday night in the “World’s Greatest Undead Party” The event incorporates multiple downtown venues and there will be performances at 11 different locations throughout the night. The Zombie......read more



  • Celebration showcases dance, hip-hop for Indigenous People’s Day

  • Posted on October 16, 2015 by Murphy News Service Celebration showcases dance, hip-hop for Indigenous People’s Day Art, Community, Video Photos, video and story by Elizabeth Brumley / Murphy News Service This slideshow requires JavaScript. Heads bobbed to a beat that vibrated through the Hoversten Chapel at Augsburg College in Minneapolis on Monday from rapper Tall Paul — not......read more