University of Minnesota

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    10 Billion Lives Tour Offers Students $1 to Watch a Gruesome Video of Animal Slaughter

    Need a buck for a midday vending machine snack? You're in luck. All you have to do is track down the 10 Billion Lives truck at the University of Minnesota, watch a four minute video about animal cruelty on factory farms, and accept a pamphlet about veganism with a dollar bill poking out of it. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Are you up for a 100-course dinner at Northern Spark?

    If you're a fan of fine dining and are heading out to the Northern Spark festival this weekend, you might want to start punching a few extra holes in your belt now. The massive Minneapolis riverfront art festival will host a 100-course dinner that spans eight hours and features 100 servings of 100 d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Man impersonating cop linked to two sexual assaults [UPDATE]

    -- Update at bottom -- Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly lured a female University of Minnesota student into a black SUV early Sunday morning by posing as a police officer, then drove away and sexually assaulted her.SEE ALSO: U of M released wrong photo of alleged West Bank gunman Acco ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013
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    June 12, 2013
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    June 12, 2013
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    January 30, 2013
  • Arts

    August 8, 2012

    Must-see Fringe Festival shows

    From pratfalls to disco balls and everything in between

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    University of Minnesota graduate student defends controversial hamster sex drive study

    On Tuesday, we told you that the University of Minnesota made In Defense of Animals' most ridiculous animal research list for a recent study investigating the link between hamsters' diets and sex drives.Since then, we've heard from a number of folks concerned that the post didn't demonstrate suffici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    University of Minnesota makes most ridiculous animal research list

    A University of Minnesota study investigating how dieting affects the sex drive of hamsters has been singled out by In Defense of Animals as one of the most ridiculous animal experiments of 2011.IDA criticizes the experiment on two fronts -- one, as a waste of taxpayer funds, since the research was ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2012
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    November 17, 2011

    Protesters arrested for shutting down 10th Avenue Bridge [PHOTOS]

    400 protesters marched across the 10th Ave Bridge, 11 were arrested​About 400 protesters marched on the 10th Avenue Bridge this evening, and 11 were arrested for refusing police orders to get out of the road. The demonstration began at 19th Avenue and Washington near the University of Minneso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Minnesota Sea Grant Program challenges top chefs to make herring exciting

    ​Nine chefs, including big-name cooks from Corner Table, Oceanaire, and Stella's Fish Café, will compete tomorrow for a $1,000 prize in a contest to see who can create the best entrée from lake herring caught on Lake Superior. The event takes place Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Universi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2011
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    January 26, 2011

    Harvard Market in Stadium Village RIP

    The next closest convenience store is almost a mile away.​This is bad news for a lot of University of Minnesota students. Harvard Market, the only grocery store in Stadium Village, closed up shop earlier this week. The small corner store has been open for 106 years and is relied on by the dense p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2011
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    November 12, 2010

    80 cars vandalized and robbed. Hide your car, hide your keys!

    Image by raleighwoman on FlickrWatch out!​Hide your car and hide your keys, because a thief or thieves are apparently breaking in on everybody in a few select neighborhoods. Eighty cars have been broken into since the beginning of November, according to Minneapolis police. That's right--80 cars, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Scabies outbreak cancels U of M ballroom classes

    Photo: WikipediaMay I have this rash?​It appears that members of the University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club have been dancing with the scars -- scabies scars, that is. A week's worth of ballroom classes were canceled at Bierman Field Athletic Building this week after one member received ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Canning tips from a U of M food science educator

    U of M ExtensionCanning is not cooking: It's more serious business.​With the season for fresh fruits and vegetables on its way out, Hot Dish wanted to find out more about produce preservation and touched base with Suzanne Driessen, a Food Science Extension Educator with the University of Minne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Minnesota Daily is the best U.S. college newspaper

    ​Congratulations to the staff at the University of Minnesota's campus newspaper, The Minnesota Daily, for taking home this year's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Daily staffers also took home two individual awards. Jules Ameel won fi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2009
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    October 22, 2009

    U. of Minn. apologizes for their sacriligious gopher

    The frisky not-actually-a-gopher mascot decided to mock/imitate a Penn State player as he knelt along the sidelines to pray before a game.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    5 Great Bottles: Straight from Stillwater

    Top picks from St. Croix Vineyard: Buy these bottles at your local wine retailer, or, better yet, straight from the vineyard.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Gopher football announcer's voice invades homes two miles from stadium

    St. Paul residents in St. Anthony Park had an unwelcome guest in their homes and backyards Saturday when the Gopher football team debuted in their first game at the new TCF Bank Stadium on campus.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Target sued for being a bad dumper

    Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Elderly couple steals plants, hides from police

    Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    U of M-Morris to be only Midwest organic dairy research center

    We're bananas for organic. A U of M research center is converting its herd.

  • News

    May 13, 2009

    Bad mommies from Willmar and MOA moving seats

    One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Klobuchar: Peanut plant owner should be charged for outbreak

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the owner of the peanut-processing company in the center of the salmonella outbreak should be charged.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    U of M researchers: binge drinking popular in military

    Who knew that months of killing strangers/avoiding being killed by strangers could drive a person to the bottle?

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Serial groper suspect arrested, all female students rejoice

    All women can walk the campus again without concern of having their genitals grabbed. What a relief.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Duh: Poor people have less access to healthy food

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  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Evil ex-husband wants his kidney back in divorce settlement

    kidneytransplant.jpg A man who donated one of his kidneys to his wife is now asking f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Rich Gopher football fans require booze to have fun, Regents conclude

    uofmlogo.jpg If you are one of the lucky folks who will be sitting high and might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Olbermann: Metrodome bathroom sex makes Iowans best people in the world

    Iowa.jpg Olbermann gave our favorite Iowans busted for Metrodome stranger sex in a bathro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Gopher band fight!

    umin-logo.jpg A light-hearted story following the band their last day has now turned into an all-out nerdy band fight. We love it.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    University of Minnesota breaks flu shot record

    flu.shot.jpgHow does the campus celebrate such a feat?

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    10/20 Morning Must Reads

    Mass_media_4.jpgMonday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Man admits to home-invasion and horrific rape near U of M

    A 24-year-old west metro man admitted in court this morning that he repeatedly raped a 20-year-old woman near the University of Minnesota camp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Math and science nerds: bring your kids to this event

    KidsScience.jpgThis Saturday the University of Minnesota hosts a free family festival celebrating math and science.

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2007
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    April 24, 2007

    Beat on, boats against the current

    Dennis Kucinich recently delayed his plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, but that won't stop local pro-impeach activists from getting their message out this weekend. To the birds, anyway.

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Gopher Broke

    The other bad stadium deal

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2005

    Hello, Sailor: Now KARE-11 will get paid for (some of) its pimping

    Deborah Caulfield Rybak reveals in this morning's Strib that local TV news-ratings leader KARE-11 will begin selling airtime on i ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    If They Build It, U Will Pay

    Flawed contracts. Cut corners. Inadequate inspections. Complaints about conflicts of interest. University of Minnesota president Mark Yudof might be getting out just in time.

  • News

    January 13, 1999

    Creature Comfort

    Tales from the other University of Minnesota hospital

  • Feature

    September 9, 1998


    Also of note: A selective listing of honorable mentions

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Rule of the Bone

    After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.

  • News

    August 27, 1997

    Truth About Cats and Dogs

    If the UM couldn't buy pound animals for its student vets to practice spaying and neutering, it would have to buy from sources like farms that breed animals exclusively for research.

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