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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
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Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
February 9, 2017
Minnesota State to keep searching for chancellor, appoint interim leader
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State trustees said Thursday they did not find an acceptable candidate to replace the retiring Steven Rosenstone as chancellor...
February 9, 2017 - 7:56pm
February 8, 2017
Minnesota State chancellor finalists talk diversity, affordability
MINNEAPOLIS — Finalists for chancellor of the Minnesota State system of 30 colleges and seven universities presented their visions in a public...
February 8, 2017 - 7:38pm
February 6, 2017
Finalists named for Minnesota State chancellor
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State named three finalists Monday to replace Steven Rosenstone as chancellor of the state's largest system of colleges and universities. Rosenstone, 65, announced last April that he would retire this summer. Previously a college dean and vice president at the...
February 6, 2017 - 6:38pm
January 27, 2016
MnSCU feels financial pressure as enrollment drops
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s largest higher-education system is looking to make major changes as enrollment continues to fall and more institutions fail financial stress tests. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system saw enrollment fall by 1.9 percent last year, to 138,973....
January 27, 2016 - 11:41pm
MnSCU chancellor: We need to plan for jobs of the future
WILLMAR — In the coming years, three-quarters of available jobs in the state will require some sort of post-secondary education. It will be a challenge to develop educational programs that will prepare Minnesotans for the jobs that will be available in the future, said Steven Rosenstone,...
November 27, 2015 - 10:33pm
October 21, 2015
MnSCU officials say $12.7M shortfall is no cause for alarm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has revealed an unanticipated $12.7 million hit to its finances as enrollment continues to slip and contract talks prove costlier than expected. MnSCU had planned for a 1.8 percent drop in enrollment this fall, but...
October 21, 2015 - 9:20pm
July 16, 2015
Chinese educators tour Ridgewater College
WILLMAR — The visiting teachers crowded around auto body instructor Joe Wambeke as he described what students learn in the Ridgewater College...
July 16, 2015 - 12:44am
June 15, 2015
State may freeze tuition at two-year colleges
Students at Minnesota’s community and technical colleges could see an even better tuition deal than the one they’ve received over the past two years. Under a proposed $1.93 billion budget by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, tuition at the two-year schools,...
June 15, 2015 - 9:39pm
March 4, 2015
MnSCU chancellor, faculty call a truce
ST. PAUL — A rift between Chancellor Steven Rosenstone and faculty of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is over. Five weeks after Gov. Mark Dayton threatened to withhold money from the higher education system, the parties on Tuesday sent the governor a copy of a deal....
March 4, 2015 - 7:00am
February 27, 2015
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s state college system has said it supports Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen. Allen came under fire at the end of the week when the community college’s faculty passed a vote of no confidence in his leadership Thursday evening. According to Sam...
February 27, 2015 - 11:52pm
February 3, 2015
Tech colleges team up for new ag education program
ST. PAUL — With an aging workforce and pressing labor shortages, a new collaboration among tech colleges will focus on infusing the ag industry...
February 3, 2015 - 10:30pm
January 13, 2015
U of M requests money to expand the tuition freeze
ST. PAUL — Much of the higher education talk from Minnesota political leaders this year is about improving the workforce by training and retraining...
January 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
October 20, 2014
Ridgewater to host Oct. 27 meeting about MnSCU future
WILLMAR — A meeting to discuss plans for the future of the state’s public colleges will be held next week at Ridgewater College. Ridgewater and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System host gatherings to discuss the progress of the system’s Charting...
October 20, 2014 - 11:19pm
April 17, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Senate approves funding for MnSCU, U of M
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators easily approved a higher education budget bill Wednesday 46-18, but debate made it clear they want to hold the public schools accountable for spending. The bill would give about $1.2 billion each to the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges...
April 17, 2013 - 10:56pm
February 26, 2013
Gores named president at SMSU in Marshall, Minn.
MARSHALL — The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system today appointed Connie J. Gores to be the next president of Southwest Minnesota State University. According to a news release issued by SMSU, Gores has served at Winona State University since...
February 26, 2013 - 2:19pm