Pregnancy centers near campus draw debate on abortion access

Health 05/25/19, 00:05

A handful of student protesters lined the sidewalk in front of First Care Pregnancy Center in Prospect Park in late April. One of their signs proclaimed that the clinic behind them was a "fake center."The University of Minnesota students turned out to caution others against visiting pregnancy centers they view ...

FBI: Material found in Minneapolis apartment could be ricin

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:57

The FBI says a possible hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of a Minneapolis apartment complex and injured a University of Minnesota student could be ricin. The bureau said Wednesday that a preliminary test of the material found in an apartment "indicated the presumptive potential presence of ricin." The FBI also ...

Woman sues Chinese billionaire Liu for alleged rape

Business 04/16/19, 17:13

A woman who said she was raped by JD.com founder Richard Liu filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the billionaire and his company alleging he and other wealthy Chinese executives coerced her to drink during a dinner in the hours before she was attacked.Jingyao Liu, a student at the University of ...

Minnesota cities look to reduce chloride from water plants

Enviroment 03/16/19, 12:56

Some Minnesota cities are grappling with how to reduce the amount of chloride being released from their wastewater treatment plants into lakes and streams, threatening aquatic life.The state estimates that about 100 municipal wastewater treatment plants are releasing more chloride than allowed by state standards.While road salts are the biggest ...

Hawk that lived for days with arrow in leg euthanized

U.S. 12/10/18, 19:30

A red-tailed hawk spotted in the Twin Cities with an arrow lodged in one of its legs has died despite efforts to save its life.The hawk was first reported on Nov. 30, and it continued to fly with the arrow in its leg. It was finally captured Wednesday but the ...

UMN students, faculty striving to improve diversity in CFANS

Science 12/09/18, 12:02

University of Minnesota students and faculty are collaborating to develop an equitable culture in agricultural studies.Fall 2018 enrollment statistics show that UMN's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is roughly 85 percent white, compared with 79 percent white for the campus generally. ...

Esports gain popularity on University of Minnesota campus

Sports 11/04/18, 18:03

The University of Minnesota is home to a nationally-ranked team that doesn't practice on a court or field, but instead on the virtual battlefield of popular computer game Overwatch.The university's Overwatch team is currently in its preseason, competing against other schools such as Arizona State University and Texas Tech University, ...

University of Minnesota Law School opens wellness room

Tech 10/21/18, 11:03

The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework. Minnesota Daily ...

Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech

U.S. 10/16/18, 15:45

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political pressures.In a speech at the University of ...

University of Minnesota awards honorary degree to Prince

Entertainment 09/26/18, 10:11

The University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.Cameron Kinghorn sings "Little Red Corvette" during a ceremony awarding the late rock star Prince an honorary degree at the Ted Mann ...

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