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1 hr ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

Visiting Africans from 18 countries prepare to become 'transformative leaders'

Twenty-five young African professionals studying on fellowship at the U of M, Rep. Keith Ellison at center The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs this summer hosted 25 young African professionals in its first year as part of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel

1 hr ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

Minneapolis gives ride-sharing the green light amidst public debate

Lyft driver Ben Leadholm, who's worked for the ride-sharing company for four months, demonstrates how to find other Lyft cars on Monday in Minneapolis.

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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Landowner pitches Hampton Inn in Prospect Park

A rendering of a proposed five-story Hampton Inn hotel at 2812 University Ave. S.E. near the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium Plans for a five-story, 117-room Hampton Inn hotel have been submitted to the city of Minneapolis for a site on University Avenue less than one block from the Prospect Park light rail transit station.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Richfield, MN

7 hrs ago | EETimes

kfield Did you visit the University of Minnesota? That's where I got...

Did you visit the University of Minnesota? That's where I got my undergrad engineering degree and I loved the campus vibe.

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7 hrs ago | Insight News

Green Line illuminates Rondo story

After its first month of service, Metro Transit's new Green Line light rail line is exceeding ridership expectations - and opening new learning opportunities for its passengers.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota, African-American, Ramsey County, MN

8 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Kaler, Franken discuss bills to make college more affordable, accessible

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

12 hrs ago | WDIO

U of M Reaches Milestone with Ash River Neutrino Detector

The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

13 hrs ago | Minnesota Monthly

Child's Play

RIVER. The preschoolers at the Shirley G. Moore Lab School on the University of Minnesota campus are working furiously to stop a flood.

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Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Kids, Toddlers, Minneapolis, MN

15 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Why Can't I Stop?

"It's embarrassing, I can't wear certain tops because I'm afraid people will see my shoulders and I have to wear so much foundation to cover up the scars and scabbing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Health, Netherlands, World News

18 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Site of racial showdown in Mpls. is heading to National Register

Pearl Lindstrom lives in the Columbus Avenue house where Art and Edith Lee, a black couple, took a stand in the 1930s and held out as mobs of thousands tried to force them out.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Marshall Independent

A day in the field

The fifth edition of the University of Minnesota Extension's Soil and Water Management Field Day was held at the Brian Hicks farm south of Milroy Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Environment

Twin Cities Daily Planet

VIDEO: Dinkytown Greenway expands, grand opening

Greenway, an off road bike trail that connects the University of Minnesota with downtown, opened on July 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and two group rides.

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The Wichita Eagle

2014 American Solar Challenge crosses Kansas

Oregon State students work on the top of their solar race car with the solar array on it during a pit stop at the Kansas Aviation Museum Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Electrical Engineering, Science

Business Journal

State hires medical marijuana director

The Minnesota Department of Health has hired Michelle Larson to lead the Office of Medical Cannabis that will implement and administer Minnesota's new medical marijuana program .

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Life, Food, Nutrition

CSP

First Look Inside TargetExpress

Across the street from where 80-year-old independent convenience store House of Hanson once stood, before being razed for a six-story student apartment building last year, Target Corp. has opened the doors of its first ever TargetExpress store on the University of Minnesota campus.

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Related Topix: Highland Park, IL, Printers

New Scientist

Fix farms in a few countries and feed 3 billion people

GIVE us the right levers and we shall feed the world. The lion's share of the world's problems with food production stem from just a dozen or so countries and regions.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Science / Technology

Republican-Leader

Marcie Wolsted, 96, of Harmony

Marcie Wolsted, 96, of Harmony and formerly of Rochester, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

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Related Topix: Rochester, MN, Brainerd, MN, Round Lake, MN, Minneapolis, MN

CBS Local

Travelers At MSP Unfazed By New Flight Restrictions

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration updated U.S. airlines currently canceling flights to Israel due to security concerns.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Greenfield

Celebrations: June 20

The following graduates earned their bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December: from Greenfield, Collin Scherbert , science, Ashley Steger , science, Justin Van Wieringen , geological engineering, and Nicholas Yeutter , kinesiology, and from West Allis, Zachary Day , letters.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin, West Allis, WI, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Greenfield, WI

Star Tribune

Reject Ventura suit, lawyer says in closing arguments

An attorney for the estate of Chris Kyle, the late author of a bestselling book "American Sniper," told a federal jury in St. Paul Tuesday that they should reject Jesse Ventura's claims that he was falsely defamed.

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