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1 hr ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

MEA Appoints Tom Halek as Vice President of Marketing

Patrick Van Beek, president of Midwest ENERGY Association , an energy delivery trade association founded in 1905, announced the appointment of Tom Halek as its new Vice President of Marketing Patrick Van Beek, president of Midwest ENERGY Association , an energy delivery trade association founded in 1905, announced the appointment of Tom Halek as its new Vice President of Marketing. Tom joined MEA on September 15. Mr. Halek is a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities and brings extensive experience in Marketing, Sales and Business Development across a variety of industries, including 13 years with a major natural gas delivery company.

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Related Topix: Marketing, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Maple Grove, MN

2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Ice cream, chocolate, mac 'n' cheese not really comfort foods, study finds

Ice cream, chocolate and other "comfort foods" don't actually offer any comfort, study finds. Whether it's a bowl of mac 'n' cheese or a carton of ice cream, everyone has a comfort food they reach for when they're feeling down.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Justice Ginsburg: a oeno urgencya yet on same-sex marriage

Tonight in a public question-and-answer session at the University of Minnesota Law School, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked about the likelihood that the Court would take up the question of same-sex marriage this Term. Justice Ginsburg responded that all three appellate courts to address the issue so far have struck down state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.

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Related Topix: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, World News

Twin Cities Daily Planet

University of Minnesota tuition freeze could extend beyond undergrads

The Board of Regents reviews University President Eric Kaler's 2016-17 biennial budget proposal on Sept. 12, 2014, at the McNamara Alumni Center.

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Star Tribune

More colleges put out welcome mat for transfer students

Amanda DuPont could sense right away that something was wrong. In the first weeks of her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, she began to question if she had chosen the right school for her.

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CBS Local

Sever's Now Serving Up Fall Pumpkins & Apples

It's been hard lately not to notice the bite of fall in the air most mornings and evenings, which means that it's time to start thinking about fall festivities. One place that's open for business and ready to supply all your autumnal demands is Sever's in Shakopee.

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RedOrbit

Increased Access To Nature Trails, Forest Lands...

As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue to search for solutions to this national health issue. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota have found that local governments can help reduce youth obesity levels by increasing the amount and type of public lands available for recreation.

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Related Topix: University of Missouri

CBS Local

High Court's Ginsburg To Address Minnesota Crowd

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was to be at the University of Minnesota's Law School on Tuesday as part of a lecture series. Ginsburg has been on the court for two decades and is one of its most senior members.

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Penn State

earns second Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Today Penn State received its second consecutive national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The University will be recognized for the honor in the magazine's November issue.

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Related Topix: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University Indianapolis, Chicago, IL, University of Illinois Chicago

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Reuters

Chiropractic care may ease back-related leg pain

People with leg pain related to back problems had more short-term relief if they received chiropractic care along with exercise and advice, rather than exercise and advice alone, a new study has found. Increasingly, spinal manipulative therapy by chiropractors, exercise and self-management are being recommended as low-risk strategies for back-related leg pain, but good research studies have been lacking, experts say.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chiropractic, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Back Pain

WWLP

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.

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Mother Jones

If the justices pick any of these seven same-sex marrage cases, the impact could be huge.

Supporters of gay marriage have been on a roll : In the past year, federal courts across the country have nullified same-sex marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Yet these victories are complicated by the lack of a national legal standard on gay marriage: For now, it remains a state-level question.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

Insight News

'The Warmth of Other Suns'

Award-winning author and journalist, Isabel Wilkerson, will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union on her internationally-acclaimed book, "The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration." The event kicks off the Discovery Series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Related Topix: African-American, Nonfiction, Arts

Investopedia

Stock School: Student-Managed Investment Plans

They manage millions of dollars, control how some of the biggest institutions invest their money and have a homework? Student-managed investment funds offer future investment professionals a chance to manage real money while earning their degrees. With some schools managing tens of millions of dollars, student funds are hardly kid's stuff.

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Star Tribune

U of M forges way as plastics research leader

Despite the differences of plastic-made products, most share a common origin as fossil fuels drilled out of the ground. Now, equipped with a recently awarded federal grant, University of Minnesota researchers are working to even the playing field between traditional plastics and more environmentally friendly alternatives.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Star Tribune

Movers and shakers: Keir Johnson, Minnesota Masonic Charities

Keir Johnson's lifelong interest in history and philosophy and his professional experience in venue management have aligned in his new role as director of the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington . Johnson will manage the center, which will include a 425-seat auditorium and a Masonic museum, library, conference rooms and dining facility, set to open in early 2016.

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Related Topix: Johnson, MN, Theater, Arts, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Bemidji State University

Star Tribune

Business people

Liberty Diversified International , New Hope, named Larry Newell vice president, paper manufacturing. Newell has worked for LDI for 20 years and serves on the advisory council board of director for the University of Minnesota's Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Bloomington, MN

Star Tribune

St. Anthony: A 24-year-old with roots in the trade plans a hotel downtown

Hotel developers Minesh Patel, left, and Harshal Patel have acquired the foreclosed Federal Plaza for $1 million and plan to convert it to a 40-plus room boutique hotel. Federal Plaza is a century-old building in downtown Minneapolis.

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Star Tribune

Health Beat: Suicide's toll on family survivors

Duane Halverson used to be good at long-range planning - at being a visionary executive for companies such as Land O'Lakes . The devastating effects of suicide on those left behind was a common theme for Halverson and four others who spoke at the University of Minnesota this week at an event marking the U.S. release of the World Health Organization's first-ever World Suicide Report.

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Press-Telegram

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Apiculture, Science, University of New Hampshire

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