UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Sanders to Hold Campaign Rally in Minnesota with Omar

Omar announced earlier this month that she would endorse Sanders for president

MINNEAPOLIS–Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to hold a campaign rally next month at the University of Minnesota. The Nov. 3 rally at Northrup Auditorium will mark Sanders’ second campaign stop in the state since he announced his 2020 bid. The U.S. senator from Vermont visited the Minnesota State Fair in August. Sanders will be joined by U.S. Rep. Ilhan…

Dayton Enjoying Down Time after Nearly 4 Decades in Office

Dayton did recently accept a fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS –When former Gov. Mark Dayton’s official portrait is unveiled later this week, it will feature the two-term Democrat in front of the Capitol building. Dayton says he wanted a strong “supporting cast” in the painting to be unveiled Thursday, and the Capitol fit the bill. The building got a $300 million restoration during his time in office. Dayton told…

Community Puts on Spaghetti Fundraiser for Fargo Woman Battling Severe Illness

Diana Emerson is recovering after needing a new kidney and liver

  FARGO, N.D. — Even on the rough days, Diana Emerson always knew how to get Sandy Brakke to crack a smile. “She’s got a good sense of humor. Very witty and you could be having the worst day and she’ll say something and everything is just that much better,” Brakke said. But in March, Emerson didn’t have the energy…

Judge Dismisses Former Football Players’ Lawsuit Against University

No criminal charges were filed in the alleged sexual assault.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to claims that the men were subjected to…

Professional Runner And Perham Native Gabe Grunewald Passes Away At 32

Her husband Justin writing on Instagram: "At 7:52 I said "I can't wait until I get to see you again"

Justin Grunewald’s Instagram PostPerham native and University of Minnesota Alum turned professional runner Gabe Grunewald has died. Her husband Justin writing on Instagram: “At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. @gigrunewald I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know…

DNA Provides Break In 49-Year-Old Minnesota Cold Case

A burned body found in an abandoned home has been identified as 18-year-old Gloria Rieken of Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — There is a major break in a nearly 50-year-old cold case in Mille Lacs, Minnesota thanks to DNA. A burned body found in an abandoned home 49 years ago has been identified as 18-year-old Gloria Rieken of Minneapolis. The BCA matched her DNA to family members. Gloria was a freshman student at the University of Minnesota at the…

University of Minnesota Names First Female President

The school's governing board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a five-year contract for Joan Gabel.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ University of South Carolina Provost Joan Gabel has been named the first female president in the 167-year history of the University of Minnesota. The school’s governing board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a five-year contract for Joan Gabel. She’ll earn $640,000 annually. She’ll become the university’s 17th president next July 1. The Board of Regents earlier this…

South Dakota Man Found Dead At Fraternity At University of Minnesota

20-year-old Dylan Fulton was found at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house early Wednesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul police have identified the student whose body was found in a University of Minnesota fraternity house. The body of 20-year-old Dylan Fulton was found at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house early Wednesday. Police say they do not suspect foul play in Fulton’s death but alcohol may be a factor. According to his Facebook page, Fulton…

University Of Minnesota Football Players Suing The School

The federal lawsuit was filed Friday. It stems from the university's investigation into an alleged gang rape of a female student in 2016.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Nine former and current University of Minnesota football players who say their rights were violated in a sexual misconduct investigation are suing the school, alleging they’re victims of racial and gender discrimination. The federal lawsuit was filed Friday. It stems from the university’s investigation into an alleged gang rape of a female student in 2016. The lawsuit…

U of M Crookston Considers Tuition Freeze While Other MN College Have Theirs

MINNESOTA – University of Crookston students could soon see a tuition freeze, as Minnesota State University Moorhead and Minnesota State Community and Technical College already has theirs in place. The University of Minnesota has proposed a tuition freeze at its Crookston, Duluth and Rochester campuses. The plan would also raise in–state tuition by up to two percent at its Twin Cities…