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University of Minnesota Agriculture School gets $12M Bequest

The University of Minnesota has received a large and unexpected bequest from a South Dakota farmer and businesswoman. The $12.3 million gift from Millicent Atkins will go to the university's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

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Tuition Freeze Provides Help For Students [AUDIO]

College students in Minnesota will be getting a temporary break as lawmakers recently passed a tuition freeze for all MnSCU schools and the University of Minnesota.

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Minnesota Lawmaker Seeks to Preserve Minnesota-North Dakota Rivalry

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to make sure the Minnesota-North Dakota men's college hockey rivalry continues after the Gophers leave the WCHA. Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, introduced a bill Thursday that would pay the University of Minnesota $800,000 in any year that Minnesota plays North Dakota at least once.

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Kaler Touts Progress in 2nd State of the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is touting progress made at the university in the past year. Kaler delivered his second State of the University address Thursday.

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Teen Drivers in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids Wanted for U of M Study

Teenagers in St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids who are about to get their drivers license can also get a free smartphone. What's the catch?

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University Suspends Attendance Policy Due to Flu

As students return from winter break this week, officials at the University of Minnesota say those who are experiencing flu symptoms should stay home. Due to a high number of flu cases, officials have suspended an attendance policy that requires a doctor's note if a student is absent on the first day.

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Professors from Double-Dipping Case Leave U of M

A faculty couple who were investigated for double-dipping salaries at two institutions has left the University of Minnesota. The resignations of Francois Sainfort and Julie Jacko were announced by e-mail inside Minnesota's School of Public Health in recent days and confirmed by university officials Tuesday.

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University of Minnesota To Review Non-Resident Tuition

The University of Minnesota plans to review the cost of tuition for out-of-state residents.

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Coaches are Highest Paid at University of Minnesota

The highest-paid employees at the University of Minnesota last year were men's basketball coach Tubby Smith and football coach Jerry Kill. Smith earned nearly $1.9 million in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30.

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Alcohol Sales Top $900K at TCF Bank Stadium

Beer and wine sales brought in more than $900,000 in their first season at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. University officials say sales at the Gophers' seven home football games averaged $129,610.

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