• St. Croix bridge work will slow Hwy. 36 this week
    The span is scheduled to open in 2016, and will replace the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge.March 31, 2014
  • Gopher men advance to Frozen Four
    Minnesota (27-6-6) will face North Dakota in the Frozen Four semifinals in Philadelphia on April 10. Boston College will play Union in the other semifinal.March 31, 2014
  • Construction resumes on St. Croix River bridge
    Major construction work resumes Monday on the Minnesota approach to the new St. Croix River bridge.March 30, 2014
  • By any other name, does Vermont's maple syrup taste as sweet?
    Forget "Grade A," -- Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.March 30, 2014
  • Wisconsin students celebrate Badgers' NCAA victory
    Thousands of students rushed onto State Street in Madison to celebrate Wisconsin's 64-63 overtime victory over Arizona in the NCAA basketball tournament, a win that sends the Badgers to the Final Four.March 30, 2014
  • Utah boy finds American Indian remains in backyard
    A 14-year-old boy digging a trout pond in the backyard of his father's Salt Lake City home stumbled across a surprise: the remains of an American Indian who lived about 1,000 years ago.March 30, 2014
  • Police fire pepper spray at students after game
    Tucson police said Saturday night that they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and firecrackers at officers after the University of Arizona basketball team's overtime loss in the NCAA tournament.March 30, 2014
  • No-kill caviar aims to keep the treat and save the sturgeon
    Caviar was once the food of kings and czars -- and for a sturgeon, it meant death. But a new technique of massaging the ripe eggs from a female sturgeon -- without killing or even cutting the fish open-- could make caviar more abundant, more affordable, and more accessible to all.March 30, 2014
  • For women, being a jock may also signal political ambition
    Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest in public office.March 29, 2014
  • Would March be less mad if players were paid?
    Last week's National Labor Relations Board ruling that football players at Northwestern University should be able to form a union triggered dire warnings from the NCAA that the ideal of the student-athlete would be forever corrupted if players were treated as employees and paid as such. But for fans, the reality is that the game wouldn't change. The real question is how the pie would be sliced, with players suddenly demanding a share of the take.March 29, 2014
  • U of M fires women's basketball coach Pam Borton
    Pam Borton was relieved of her duties immediately and assistant coach Kelly Roysland will serve as interim coach, the university said today.March 28, 2014
  • OMGTransit: Let a 'decision engine' get you to work
    The Minneapolis-based hackers at OMGTransit rebooted their web service last night and are getting tantalizingly close to putting a transportation system in the palm of your hand -- or at least on your smart phone.March 28, 2014
  • Gopher women's basketball coach's seat gets hotter after NIT loss
    The season is over for the University of Minnesota women's basketball team. They were defeated by South Dakota State last night in the women's N.I.T. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the future of the Gopher program and head coach Pam Borton.March 28, 2014
  • Wrecking ball threatens Rosie the Riveter's factory
    A group trying to save the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter became an icon of American female empowerment during World War II said Friday that it must raise $1.5 million in little more than a month to save the site from being demolished.March 28, 2014
  • Finding the perfect cup of coffee can be a grind(er)
    In the tiny town of Troy, Idaho, Barb and Doug Garrott have spent the past three years perfecting a machine that could change the morning routines of coffee drinkers all over the country: a $175 hand-cranked coffee grinder. It's called the Lido 2, the first run of 500 has already sold out on preorder, and coffee aficionados are asking for more.March 28, 2014

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