Turning the page on textbooks?

Paying for textbooks is becoming such a burden for college students, that today the University of Minnesota is launching an online project to hunt down free textbooks to replace the pricey ink-and-paper versions, MPR reports. It's part of a national movement to cut the cost of textbooks.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Paying for textbooks is becoming such a burden for college students, that today the University of Minnesota is launching an online project to hunt down free textbooks to replace the pricey ink-and-paper versions, MPR reports. It's part of a national movement to cut the cost of textbooks.

Next Up

Surly Brewing

Facing aluminum can shortage, Surly unveils solution: 'Cantyhose'

The brewery came up with a creative way to repurpose unused cans.

Liam Robbins

Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

Liam Robbins and Marcus Carr were too much for the previously undefeated Wolverines.

police lights

Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

They teens were found in a vehicle that was taken during an earlier carjacking.

Boundary Waters/BWCA

All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.

ambulance

Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

N95 mask

3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

vaccine, covid

Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

Related

City Pages to dump Backpage.com ads

A group that is buying the Village Voice and its affiliated free arts weeklies, including City Pages in the Twin Cities, plans to jettison the online classified site Backpage.com, the Star Tribune reports. The listings have created controversy as critics say it is an online marketplace for the illegal sex industry.

Wikipedia locks Pawlenty page after Colbert stunt

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia locked former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's page early Wednesday after Tuesday 's night's "Colbert Report" during which satirist Stephen Colbert said he was editing the Pawlenty page. Colbert said he was changing the page to read that Pawlenty was the son of "Mrs. Butterworth" and that Pawlenty "started his career in Santa's workshop."

Capella U works to turn around flagging grades

Once among the hottest startups in town, the online university today is struggling with declining enrollment and new competition. The company's chief exec tells the Star Tribune the school has a new strategy, which includes changes in how it recruits, retains and supports students.

Expecting mothers turning to doulas

Traditionally doctors, nurses and hospitals have offered help to expecting mothers, but pregnant women in the Twin Cities are increasingly turning to doulas for more focused attention, WCCO reports. Two Minnesota moms spun their doula careers into a new business called Baby Love, a place where parents can learn together.

Twins turn to Diamond for series finale

Jake Peavy and the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox will try to complete the weekend sweep of the Twins Sunday afternoon at Target Field. Right-hander Scott Diamond heads to the hill for Minnesota in the series finale. Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer on Saturday to break up Francisco Liriano's no-hitter in the seventh, but Chicago held on to a 5-3 victory.

Loose moose turns heads in southern Minnesota

A moose, far astray from its north woods Minnesota habitat, has been plodding around the southern part of the state. It was recently spotted near Winthrop, roughly 80 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, the Mankato Free Press reports. “Generally, it’s young bulls who do this," a DNR biologist said. "They just have a lot of wander in them.”

Anoka-Hennepin teachers save thousands of dollars by creating custom, online textbook

The district was due to replace its high school math textbooks this year when some teachers stepped forward with a better idea. They proposed developing their own online textbook.