A study co-authored by a University of Minnesota researcher finds that when men are in short supply, women are more likely to pursue high-paying careers and postpone having children. This breifcase-over-baby tendency seems to be picking up steam. Women outnumber men at most colleges and earn 60 percent of the country's master's degrees.
St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394
A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.
Perfect 10: Gophers gymnasts make history with two perfect scores
Mya Hooten and Ona Loper were literally perfect on Monday night.
Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault
Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.
COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds
The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.
Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver
The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.
Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota
An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.
District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student
He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.
Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7
The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.
Photos: Winners of the World Snow Sculpting Championship in Stillwater
Twelve teams from around the world competed.
Court issues mixed ruling on PolyMet, orders more analysis on water permit
The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.
Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside
It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.
U study: Women more likely to pursue high-paying career when men are scarce
Researchers at the University of Minnesota say they've found evidence that, when potential mates are harder to find, women are more likely to focus on getting a high-powered job, delay having children and have fewer kids when they do start families. "A scarcity of men leads women to invest in their careers because they realize it will be difficult to settle down and start a family," said marketing professor and study co-author.
U study: When women are scarce, men are more impulsive
New research from the Carlson School of Business is the latest to show how human behavior can be reflexive and subconscious, rather than logical and thought-out. Researchers say that when men see fewer women around, they're more likely to act impulsively, borrow more money and save less.
U of M study finds a 'brain gain' in rural Minnesota
Reports of the demise of rural Minnesota seem to be greatly exaggerated. While it's true that college-aged residents are leaving rural counties, research by a U of M sociologist finds people in their 30s and 40s and migrating into rural areas. And bringing educational degrees and earning power with them.
Study: Women paid 20 percent less than men in Minnesota
A new study prepared by the Washington-based National Partnership for Women & Families finds that Minnesota women earn 80 cents per every dollar men in the state are paid, the Star Tribune reports. The findings were made in an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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 program aims to improve graduation rates of black men
Ten incoming freshmen this fall at the University of Minnesota will become the first to take part in a program geared toward improving retention and graduation rates for black men on campus. The university has some of the highest gaps in graduation rates between black and white students of any flagship university in the country.
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