People with bargaining power in negotiations behave selfishly -- but believe themselves fair. In a nutshell, that's the conclusion of a new economics experiment overseen in part by Aldo Rustichini at the University of Minnesota.
Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort
Several candidates will interview for the job this week.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike
Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.
What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates
Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.
COVID testing site in Minneapolis to move temporarily as Boat Show moves in
The testing site will be moved to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth
A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.
Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots
The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020, resulted in one man's death.
U of M takes smelly approach to ward off pine tree thieves
The University of Minnesota has a pest problem--thieves that help themselves to a free "Christmas" tree on campus. Five landscape evergreen trees were cut down around the holiday's last year. To deter thieves, landscapers on campus are spraying trees with skunk spray, a method that was suspended about five years ago.
U of M study raises more concerns about flu at fairs
A University of Minnesota veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Bender, is releasing the results of his study and it comes with a warning for anyone planning to visit the Minnesota State Fair -- which starts one week from Thursday. Scientists found 19 percent of the 57 pigs tested at the Minnesota State Fair in 2009 had the H1N1 flu virus -- compared to none of the 47 samples the year before. Fair officials tell the Star Tribune they've stepped up precautions for both fairgoers and livestock.
U of M's controversial website featured at global AIDS event
Four years ago, researchers at the University of Minnesota developed a sexually explicit, interactive gaming and information website called Sexpulse to educate gay men about safer sex and HIV. The provocative experiment came under fire from social conservatives, but the project survived. This week the team will present its research on HIV and social media at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.
Police prepare for potential hockey riots at U of M
Rioters overturned cars, started fires and looted stores in Dinkytown after the Gophers won the NCAA hockey tournament in 2002 and 2003. With the team possibly headed to the championship round on Saturday, campus and city police are putting together a "fairly significant police deployment plan," which includes plenty of officers as well as surveillance cameras.
State Supreme Court overturns $1M ruling against U of M, Tubby Smith
The state Supreme Court Wednesday overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith over the hiring of assistant coach Jimmy Williams. The assistant quit his job at Oklahoma State in 2007 because he thought Smith had hiring authority, but the U of M later withdrew the offer. The court said Williams did not have protection against negligent misrepresentations from Smith about his hiring authority.
Startup licenses U of M tech in making digital driving coach
Drive Power wants to use mobile devices to encourage safe-driving habits, particularly among teenagers. The company's founder tells Tech.mn the data could be useful not only for drivers, but also for their parents and insurance companies. The technology is the latest in a series of intellectual property deals to come out of the University of Minnesota.
Astronaut, U of M students to launch baseball into stratosphere
A signed Twins baseball, with the aid of a weather balloon, will be launched into the stratosphere before Sunday's game between the Twins and Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Engineering students from the University of Minnesota are behind the experiment, which is being conducted with help of Minnesota native and former astronaut Bob Cabana.
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