A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and Wellesley College say they can't find any evidence that online piracy hurts box office totals, contrary to claims by the film industry. Their paper does suggest a link between illegal downloads and international sales, but the researchers say the industry itself could solve that problem by releasing movies earlier.
Four arrested after attempted carjacking at Moorhead gas station
The incident occurred at around 3:40 p.m. at the Travel Mart in Moorhead.
App linked to bullying resurfaces in MN, prompting warning from school
The app allows users to anonymously send messages to anyone else with the app.
Hudson woman killed in crash, pickup driver possibly drunk-driving
The crash occurred at around 12:16 a.m. Thursday.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2022?
Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.
Ex-Viking Asiata's son in critical condition after double-fatal shooting
Two teenage boys were killed and Ephraim Asiata was critically wounded.
Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge briefly closed after person climbs to the top
The famous bridge was closed to traffic for more than an hour Thursday evening.
State Patrol: 6-year-old girl hit, killed on Highway 169
The girl was on the highway when she was struck.
Son arrested for killing of father in south Minneapolis home
It marks the second homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Ant's fast start can't snap Grizzlies winning streak
Memphis extended its streak to 11 games with a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves.
Popular Italian eatery in Uptown to permanently close
The owner of Trattoria Mucci said it "just didn't work out this time."
MN popcorn shop gets Times Square billboard via 'The Late Show'
The last time Redmon's Popcorn got national attention, it shut down two days later.
U of M researchers find flu vaccine less effective than thought
The researchers combed through 31 studies and concluded the flu vaccine is effective for 59 percent of healthy adults. They called that inadequate but still encouraged people to get the shots, saying it's the best protection available.
U of M researchers join effort to help cold-climate wine industry thrive
A grant from the federal Agriculture Department is helping researchers in cold-climate states look at ways they can help develop the region's wine industry. The University of Minnesota says the state has more than three dozen wineries and the industry is growing fast.
U of M researchers, MnDOT work to develop salt-resistant grass for winter
Their goal is to develop a mix of grass that can survive winter’s cold and salt exposure as well as the heat and humidity of the summer. The research is being funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
U of M researchers join global boycott of book publisher
So far, almost 9,000 researchers have joined a boycott of a major scientific publisher, the Minnesota Daily reports. Those researchers, who say they're required to read their colleagues' published work, contend Elsevier charges increasingly high prices while the cost of publishing decreases.
U of M researchers urge schools to add more whole grains into menus
U researchers say they've found that if schools adopt recipes that use whole grains in foods like pizzas, pastas and bread -- the change increases a students intake by more than 25 percent.
DNR officers shoot research bear near Ely
Wildlife officials shot and killed a collared yearling black bear Thursday after it went into an Ely-area garage. There were children in the area, according to reports. The bear had been collared in July by Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely, but it wasn’t one of the well-known bears tracked by Rogers and other researchers or followed by the public on Internet webcams.
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