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U of M Nursing Program Expansion Could Help Solve Doctor Shortage

The University of Minnesota is expanding a nursing program that could help with an expected shortage of doctors.

The U of M School of Nursing will train 500 more advanced practice nurses in the next ten years through three year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

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Gun Alert Lifted at University of Minnesota

Officials at the University of Minnesota have lifted a warning for students to take shelter after a man with a gun tried to rob a student in Anderson Hall on the West Bank campus Monday afternoon.

Officials say the suspect displayed a gun and tried to rob a female student of her laptop around 3 p.m. She screamed and the suspect took off through a tunnel system.

U of M Steps Up Security after Recent Robberies

Person of interest in U of M attempted robbery - Photo: U of M

Following an attempted robbery at gunpoint on the University of Minnesota campus, University President Eric Kahler promised additional measures to ensure the safety of students and faculty.

An Event Quickly Building 'Bikes 4 Kids' to be Held Tonight in Maple Grove

On Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., "Free Bikes 4 Kidz" (FB4K) will host its second-annual Wrench Slinger Shootout where teams of local bike shops and mechanics will assemble 240 brand-new bikes for children in Maple Grove.

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Santa Visits Minnesota Malls

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Santa Claus visited the Mall of America on Tuesday.    
     
There was a full celebration to welcome Santa, complete with Christmas Carols and cookies.
     
Santa will be available for photos in the Sear's court every night through Christmas Eve.

2 Bloomington Men Accused of Stealing $1M in Hearing Aids

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It’s almost unheard of.

A Bloomington man is accused of stealing $1 million in hearing aids and accessories from his work, Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc.

Final Steel Beam in Place on 'Nic on Fifth' Luxury Apartments

Nic on Ffith - Photo:Courtesy of the Opus Group

Construction is moving along at a new high-rise in downtown Minneapolis.

Work got underway for the Nic on Fifth project on Nicollet Mall last December. On Wednesday, crews held a “topping out” ceremony, putting the final steel beam in place on the 26-story high-rise.