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8 min ago | CBS Local

1st-Degree Murder Charges In Schunk Killing

A grand jury in Dakota County has indicted two people for first-degree murder in the death of a University of Minnesota student who was stabbed to death in a Rosemount town house.

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Related Topix: Dakota County, MN

8 min ago | TwinCities

Dakota County grand jury ups murder charges against couple in U student's death

Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, were both charged Tuesday with first-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dakota County, MN, Burnsville, MN, Rosemount, MN

1 hr ago | City Pages

Best bets from the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival

Custom dress by Idle Child. Special thanks to Amy Nystrom of Speakeasy for modeling and 4 Seasons Dance Studio for the space.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Theater, Arts

3 hrs ago | ProSoundWeb

Slamhammer & Martin Audio Step Up At MLB All-Star Game Concert

Slamhammer Productions provided audio, staging and video for a sold-out show that featured Grammy Award winner Imagine Dragons and local hip-hop artist Atmosphere playing to an enthusiastic crowd of over 30,000 at the Target All-Star Concert, held at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus a few days before the 2014 Major League ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Audio, Atmosphere

7 hrs ago | The Daily Gopher

Gopher Football: Jeff Jones Not Going to JUCO, Eligibility Still in Question

Jeff Jones has been working all summer to get himself eligible to not only gain admission to the University of Minnesota but to also pass the NCAA Clearinghouse and be eligible for a scholarship to play football.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Minnesota NCAA

8 hrs ago | City Pages

Standup Amber Preston on new adventures in Los Angeles

Comedian Amber Preston was born and raised in Fargo, but now feels she's put some distance between herself and her hometown, figuratively and literally.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Theater, Arts

9 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Are Millennials redefining adulthood?

Once upon a time, a spouse, children and a home were among the most typical hallmarks of adulthood.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona, Family, Kids

13 hrs ago | Business Journal

Uponor invests in U of M startup Upstream Technologies

Upstream will use part of the funding to finish development of a product that detects how quickly water infiltrates soil, said Upstream CEO and Director A.J. Schwidder .

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Related Topix: Minnesota

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Curious Capitalist

The Suburbs Will Die: One Man's Fight to Fix the American Dream

Engineer Charles Marohn worked his whole life trying to make his community better-until the day he realized he was ruining it.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Brainerd, MN, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Science, East Gull Lake, MN

The Washington Post

U.S. Billionaire With Reagan's Ear Mold Selling Hearing Aids

"I never had a burning desire to own a business or make a lot of money," he said in a phone interview.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Eden Prairie, MN, iPhone, Science / Technology

Insight News

City may restrict flavored tobacco products

Local activists argue that despite recent statewide tax hikes, the tobacco industry continues to target inner-city youth with cheap, candy flavored tobacco products.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Ecology Global Network

Feeding a Growing Human Population with Existing Cropland

Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth's strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Environment

The Washington Post

Fourth Circuit strikes down Virginia ban on same-sex marriage

In a 2-1 decision in Bostic v. Schaefer , a panel of the Fourth Circuit has invalidated Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage .

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Related Topix: Virginia, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, Business News

Daily World

Ebola is only a plane ride away from other countries

Medical personnel take care of Ebola patients in a clinic in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone, on July 27. / Youssouf Bah, AP The growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa serves as a grim reminder that deadly viruses are only a plane ride away from the USA, health experts say.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News

City Pages

Local co-ops take heat for selling products from anti-birth control company

On Friday, Steven Miles, a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota who we've previously written about because of his work on U.S. abuses in Iraqi prisons , sent us correspondence he recently had with the the Seward Co-op regarding its decision to continue selling products from Eden Foods, a company with Catholic ownership that won't provide ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Life, Food, Organic Food, Agriculture, Science

The Daily Beast

Pulling the Plug on English DepartmentsBy David Masciotra

The armies of soft philistinism are on the march and eager to ditch traditional literature instruction in favor of more utilitarian approaches.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, University of Iowa

HeraldSun.com

Choreographers offer glimpses behind performances

In a post-performance discussion, choreographer Carl Flink said that his dance, "An Unkindness of Ravens," was influenced by the fact that a group of ravens is called an "unkindness of ravens."

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance

Sun Jul 27, 2014

EETimes

Re: Midwest Universities

And I assure you that the students there are not spending all their time in the library! There's plenty to do, ice skating, ice hockey, ice castle building, etc.

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EETimes

kfield @rishabhnm "Unfortunately I didn't visit the University of...

And I assure you that the students there are not spending all their time in the library! There's plenty to do, ice skating, ice hockey, ice castle building, etc.

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The Circle

Hennepin Theatre Trust Celebrates Andrew Jackson in Musical

In the run up to the performance, New Native Theatre's Rhiana Yazzie organized a protest of the musical after she wrote an open letter about the play.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

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