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U of M Jumps 435 Spots on FORBES America's Best College List

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Photo: KSTP/File

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is one of the fastest-improving universities in the nation, according to Forbes.

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Medical Pot Backers Hope to Speed Task Force Work

Potential users of medical marijuana say they hope to counter police concerns about the drug as they work together on a task force overseeing Minnesota's developing program.
    

Eden Prairie Man Sentenced for Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Nephew

Randoll Sloan, 48, of Eden Prairie - Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

An Eden Prairie man has been sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for the death of his nephew last fall.

New, Inclusive Playground Opens at Minnehaha Regional Park

File Photo: An example of one of the inclusive playground products offered by Landscape Structures - Photo: Courtesy of Landscape Structures

A new playground is opening at Minnehaha Regional Park that is modeled after the historic auto tourist camp the park board used to run at Minnehaha Falls. 

The inclusive playground will feature various elements that will allow children of all abilities to play together, including those in wheelchairs and with other special needs.

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Abbott Dedicates Spot for Book St. Paul Man Dying of Cancer Wrote to Sons

A book a St. Paul man wrote to his sons while dying of cancer has a permanent place in history at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

On Wednesday, the hospital dedicated a new AMVETS post in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber.

MnSCU Reaches Deal with University Faculty

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has reached a tentative contract agreement with its university faculty union.
    
MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone announced the deal Wednesday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the agreement comes after nearly a year of negotiations.
    

Brooklyn Center Teen Killed in Crash Described as 'Kind' and 'Talented'

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A Brooklyn Center teen who was killed in a rear-end crash last week was a “wonderful, kind, loving, talented, giving and very lovely boy,” loved ones wrote on his CaringBridge site.