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3 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Tevlin: This weekend we celebrate the laborer. How's that working out for you?

Cue the John Philip Sousa music and commence with the underwear sales. Throw a cheddar brat on the Weber and dig out Granddad's union buttons: It is time to celebrate the American worker.


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7 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Get Outta TownGet Outta TownLife always seems to get busier in the...

Get Outta Town Life always seems to get busier in the fall. Even more reason to Get Outta Town Check out this story on The Detroit Lakes Cruise is a chance to see great cars, meet others who have great cars and enjoy a little time on the beach.


Related Topix: Detroit Lakes, MN, Travel

7 hrs ago | The Daily Gopher

Silent Phase Coming to an End?

Look for the University of Minnesota this week to announce corporate donations totaling nearly $30 million as the official kickoff of the Gophers' $190 million athletics facilities improvement project.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Sports, University of Minnesota NCAA, NCAA Sports

7 hrs ago | TwinCities

Apple season arriving late but looking like a 'bin buster'

Carpenter Nature Center usually opens its Apple Shack on Labor Day weekend but announced it is aiming to open a week later, on Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Stillwater, MN, Lake City, MN, White Bear Lake, MN

10 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Fairgoers pull double duty as U research subjects

Before starting the test to establish a baseline for testing patients for Parkinson's, Colum MacKinnon, of the movement disorders lab, University of Minnesota department of neurology, measured Sandy Ahlberg of Worthington for the length of her leg.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Minnesota Government, Nursing

14 hrs ago |

Commentary: Saying 'yes' is a good option after trauma

In November, 2013, Dr. Michael Conforti, founder and Director of the Jungian group "The Assisi Institute" led a four-part webinar called "Memories, Trauma, and Healing."


18 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Hendrix hires new choral director

Since the age of four when he sang "Away in a Manger" at a Christmas Eve church service, Andrew Morgan's life has revolved around music.


Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Temple University, Minnesota

21 hrs ago | Pipestone County Star

Passionate about swine

A Pipestone youth was selected recently to represent the state's pork industry. Taylor Homann was one of 14 county pork ambassadors, who competed in the Minnesota Pork Board's state ambassador program with Pipestone's Hayden Kerkaert and Donavon Johnson of Ihlen.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Pipestone, MN, Ihlen, MN, Pipestone County, MN

Yesterday | Fillmore County Journal


In an emotional event marking the beginning of her medical career, Morgan Mensink from Preston, Minn.


Related Topix: Morgan, MN, Preston, MN

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

The hands that feed us: Workers at the Minnesota State Fair

Dr. Gary Anderson, a veterinarian, inspects a goat as he does his rounds, checking on the health of animals in the animal barns.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science


New U of M Study Links using a Doula and Reduction in C-Sections

A new University of Minnesota study found that having a doula, or birth coach, in the delivery room can lower a mother's chances of having a cesarean section.


Business Journal

Report: Twin Cities ranks high internationally as destination for foreign students

The Twin Cities area ranks among the top metros in the world for drawing foreign students to universities and colleges.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Hamline University, Macalester College, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities


Eastern Illinois Linebacker Nut Shot On Golden Gopher

Eastern Illinois linebacker, Kamu Grugier-Hill, was ejected from Thursday night's season opener after a sack tap to an opposing player from the University of Minnesota.



Minnesota State Fair Enters Final Weekend

It's the final weekend to check out the Minnesota State Fair! Friday is Day 9, meaning there are only a few days left to enjoy your favorite fair foods and exhibits.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Agriculture, Science


How Doulas Have A Huge, Positive Impact On C-Section Rates

They soothe. They massage. They cheer. And, according to new research, they may also substantially lower women's odds of having a cesarean section that isn't medically necessary.


Related Topix: Health Insurance

National Journal

A 10-Year Prediction for the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act cannot be broken down into sound bites. This holds true for both its most ardent supporters and its most fervent opponents.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance


More Minn. Students Choosing Community College over 4-Year Universities

That's the word from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. In a newly-released report , it shows enrollment has doubled at two-year institutions from 60,000 in 1980 to 120,000 in 2012.


Related Topix: Georgetown University

Thu Aug 28, 2014


A surprised Farm Family of the Year

Being recognized as one of the Minnesota Farm Families of the Year 2014 came as a total surprise for the two brothers Michael and Dan Steffl, as well as Dan's wife Lisa of Sleepy Eye.


Related Topix: Sleepy Eye, MN, Agriculture, Science, Brown County, MN, New Ulm, MN

CBS Local

Good Question: Do Adults Have An Ideal Bedtime?

This time of year, we think a lot about putting our kids to sleep on time, but what about the adults? Do they have an ideal bedtime? "The best bedtime is different for every person," said Dr. Michael Howell, a sleep specialist with the University of Minnesota.


Related Topix: Kids, Family


'Dear Committee Members,' by Julie Schumacher

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.