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1 hr 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

5 hrs ago | 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.


Exclusive: Interview with congressional candidate Paula Overby

The next in this series is a phone interview with congressional candidate Paula Overby , the Independence Party nominee for Minnesota's Second District Overby is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Lakeland Times

At LUHS, school year brings faces new and familiar

Students returning to Lakeland Union High School this fall will see two main differences from last year: staff changes and building upgrades.


Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Education Etc., Hastings, MN, Lakeland College

Construction Equipment Guide

Ziegler CAT: 100 Years of Building Minnesota and Iowa

The tractor pictured, named the X-1 and completed in July 1973, was the first prototype for the D10 tractor and was only used for testing.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Carver County, MN, Richfield, MN

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers find animal model for understudied type of muscular dystrophy

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed an animal research model for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy to be used for muscle regeneration research as well as studies of the effectiveness of potential therapies for FSHD.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Doxycycline (generic), Vibramycin, Doryx

Star Tribune

Art spotlight: "Thinking Making Living" at University of Minnesota's Nash Gallery

An ambitious bunch of about 40 contemporary artists are planning to take on the "social, political and ecological issues of our time" in a new exhibition, project space and series of public programs, film screenings and artist talks.


Related Topix: Entertainment

The News-Star

Minn. professor pleads to victimizing Union Parish teenMinn....

Minn. professor pleads to victimizing Union Parish teen Woody Branton, 63, pleads guilty to enticing a minor into criminal sexual activity.


Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN

World Magazine

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

Teenagers fighting to sleep in on school mornings have some doctors on their side.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Family, Teenagers, Education Etc., Adolescents and Pre-Teens