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Susie Jones
August 22, 2018 - 4:21 pm
Maybe you've noticed, but there sure seems to be a lot of acorns falling from trees these days. "Sometimes trees will produce an abundance of seeds due to something called masting," said Julie Weisenhorn, a horticulturist at the University of Minnesota. Masting, or the mass production of seeds in a...
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U of M president Eric Kaler
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July 13, 2018 - 11:39 am
University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler announced Friday morning that he will step down from his position after the upcoming school year. "Quite simply, it is time," said Kaler in a statement , noting that his position is a demanding job that takes up seven days a week, nights included. His...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:32 am
One man is dead and another in custody following a Sunday night fight near the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. Police arrived in the area of University Avenue and Oak Street where two men were having an altercation. "We are careful not to call this a homicide," siad MPD spokesman John...
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Adam Carter
June 04, 2018 - 5:04 pm
The last time the University of Minnesota baseball team advanced through the regional tournament in the NCAA, Jimmy Carter was president. That might seem surprising, considering the amount of success that John Anderson has had as Gopher head coach. But Anderson sees something special in his 2018...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:02 pm
To a crowd of fans and reporters at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota, former Gopher, and current WNBA star Lindsay Whalen was introduced as the new head coach of the women’s basketball team. “I always figured at some point in my life this might happen and it’s happening...
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Lindsay Whalen and Pam Boron following the Gophers defeat of Duke in the Midwest Regional Final.
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April 12, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Lindsay Whalen’s return to the University of Minnesota to become head coach of the Gopher women's basketball team has drawn national headlines and statewide praise for a Minnesota native and local sports icon. The news was particularly meaningful for former Gopher women’s coach Pam Borton, who...
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April 12, 2018 - 4:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Gophers fans wondered if Lindsay Whalen might retire from the WNBA when the head coaching job suddenly opened up at the school where she remains a star. Turns out Whalen had another idea: Why not do both? Whalen was named Thursday to take over the program she led to the...
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