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51 min ago | Greenfield

Celebrations: June 20

The following graduates earned their bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December: from Greenfield, Collin Scherbert , science, Ashley Steger , science, Justin Van Wieringen , geological engineering, and Nicholas Yeutter , kinesiology, and from West Allis, Zachary Day , letters.

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4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Reject Ventura suit, lawyer says in closing arguments

An attorney for the estate of Chris Kyle, the late author of a bestselling book "American Sniper," told a federal jury in St. Paul Tuesday that they should reject Jesse Ventura's claims that he was falsely defamed.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Remembering Gopher great Bob McNamaraRemembering Gopher great Bob...

Remembering Gopher great Bob McNamara Bob McNamara passed Sunday at the age of 82 Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/07/22/mcnamara-gopher-died-remember/13028483/ MINNEAPOLIS -- The size and scope of the University of Minnesota family is measurable but the loss to the U of M family this past ... (more)

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Star Tribune

It's a guy thing: More young men dig into gardening

Garrett Hoffman, 28, doesn't have a yard. But he was determined to have a garden.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables

WCAV

Report: U.S. Kids May Have Stopped Getting Fatter

The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Madison Press

Benefits of early childhood education may be extensive

An unfortunate reality of modern life is that too many families no longer have the luxury of having at least one parent staying at home to care for young children.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Star Tribune

U doctors chase cure for diabetic kidney disease in cheap pill for gout

Paul Wild has been a reliable research volunteer at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, participating in two landmark studies that changed the standard of care for diabetes, a disease that afflicts more than 24 million Americans.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gout, Diabetes, Allopurinol (generic), Zyloprim, Lopurin, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Kidney Cancer

Business Journal

United Noodles deli announces launch of a bike-based delivery service

Starting Thursday, the Asian grocery's in-house deli will deliver. United Noodles is collaborating with Rock-It Bicycle Delivery to send its east Asian delicacies all over Seward and the U of M campus.

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Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Minneapolis, MN

TwinCities

In Ventura's defamation case, eyewitness memories on trial, too

During a trial set to wrap up Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul, more than a dozen eyewitnesses testified about an alleged fistfight between former Navy sniper Chris Kyle and former Navy frogman Jesse Ventura.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

City Pages

U of M professor bashes review of university's drug research program

A University of Minnesota bioethics professor is criticizing the university's review into its drug research program, detailing many conflicts of interest and questioning the backgrounds of the appointed investigators, including one involved in an alarming medical malpractice case.

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The Wichita Eagle

Judge likely to release CT results in Kolstad case

Philip Nelson, center, is flanked by his parents, Pat and Norma Nelson as he leaves the Blue Earth County Justice Center in Mankato, Minn.

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Related Topix: Blue Earth County, MN, Mankato, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Health

MLive.com

WMU's Sunseeker team ties for third at Formula Sun Grand Prix, one of ...

The three-day, closed track solar race ended with the WMU team tied with the University of Minnesota, with 110 laps.

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Related Topix: Oregon State University, Principia College, Illinois State University

Delta Farm Press

Hard to feed the world without genetic engineering

In a recent National Geographic magazine series, "The Future of Food," Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, writes a cover article detailing a 5-step plan to feed the burgeoning world population.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Environment, Science, Agriculture

WMDT

Waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady

The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report.

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KAUZ

Waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady

New mothers who return to work full-time are less likely to stick with their breast-feeding goals than those who go back to work part-time, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Nursing

Fox News

Rates of high belly fat leveling off among kids

After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady between 2003 and 2012, according to a new analysis of national data.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition

Medical News Today

Adolescent alcohol abuse associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood

Prior research has shown strong associations between adolescent alcohol abuse and adverse outcomes in early adulthood.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Genetics, Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington

McClatchy

Study will test promising treatment to forestall kidney disease among diabetics

Paul Wild has been a reliable research volunteer at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, participating in two landmark studies that changed the standard of care for diabetes, a disease that afflicts more than 24 million Americans.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Gout, Allopurinol (generic), Zyloprim, Lopurin, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Kidney Cancer

Sun Jul 20, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Diabetic kidney disease trials vital

SMART glasses that help those suffering from sight loss to see obstacles and faces has been named as one of the finalists in a charity competition.

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Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Gout, Allopurinol (generic), Zyloprim, Lopurin

TwinCities

Gophers football: UMN lands running back Jonathan Femi-Cole

Canadian three-star running back Jonathan Femi-Cole gave an oral commitment Saturday to play for the University of Minnesota.

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