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Legalizing marijuana in Minnesota

Peter Morrell, a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, is available to provide expert commentary as Minnesotans prepare for this transition.

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National Intern Day

Internships are an integral part of a young professional’s journey between higher education and joining the workforce. 

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Tips for safe outdoor cooking

As thousands of people across the state head to backyards, cabins, parks, and other gathering places to enjoy meals in the great outdoors, Melanie Firestone from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) has advice for safe outdoor cooking. 

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Quiet Hiring

Hiring is slowing down in the United States, according to the June report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics last week.

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Broadband access for rural health

School of Public Health Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith has written and testified before Congress about the importance of high-speed internet access for rural health. 

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New funding for high-speed internet access across the country

On June 26, President Biden announced how $42.5 billion will be distributed across the country to expand access to broadband internet. Each state will receive at least $107 million in funding, with the goal to provide high-speed internet access to all by 2030.

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How AI Harnesses Good

Ravi Bapna with the Carlson School of Management is available to comment on the potential positive social and health impacts of artificial intelligence technology.

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The history of Twin Cities Pride

Soon, people will gather for the 51st Annual Twin Cities Pride Festival from June 23-25, just one of many local celebrations for Pride Month this June. 

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Long-term care for LGBTQ+ older adults

To mark LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) is highlighting current research aimed at protecting the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ residents in long-term care facilities. 

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Long-Term Solutions Address Flood Trends

Minnesota is experiencing severe flooding risks this spring, and it’s a trend expected to continue in the future. Extreme weather events brought on by climate change, such as heavy rains and flooding, are becoming more common here and in communities across the globe — and our infrastructure has not been able to keep up. 

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Physical Fitness Month

As we approach National Physical Fitness Month in May, College of Education and Human Development Professor Beth Lewis speaks to the importance of physical fitness at every age.