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MinnPost: New program in Morris to train addiction treatment specialists looks to address unmet needs in Greater Minnesota

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In rural parts of Minnesota, the shortage of licensed alcohol and drug counselors is stark. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in the Twin Cities, there are 2,786 residents for every 1 LADC. In rural areas, the number is 13,576 residents to every 1 LADC.

Study reveals new information about wildfire impact to lakes

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NRRI researchers find that size of fire matters less than intensity of the blaze. Wildfires in northern Minnesota are increasing – the number, the size and the intensity. Within most folks' memories are the Ham Lake Fire (2007), Pagami Creek Fire (2012) and most recently, the Greenwood Fire (2021). Each scorched large swaths of the state’s prized wilderness areas and challenged humans who were too close.

Does Minnesota Value Women’s Work? What the Data Shows

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Last spring, the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota released two reports on gender and labor in Minnesota: “Who Cares?” about unpaid care work, and “Who Earns?” about gender and employment. Hear what Dr. Christina Ewig and Youngmin Chu have to say about their research and findings.

Changing up the internship game for students

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The University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is teaming up with the GREATER MSP Partnership on an audacious goal: to make the Twin Cities a national hotspot for college internships.

UMN Adds "Employee Transit Pass." Joins the "Universal Transit Pass" created in 2022 for students

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All Twin Cities benefits-eligible faculty and staff now have unlimited access to all transit systems in the Twin Cities metro area.

University of Minnesota launches environmental justice center to help underserved communities

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The University of Minnesota is home to a new federal office intended to get as much climate investment into environmental justice communities as possible.

Star Tribune Opinion: Women are the future of agriculture

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If not for women entering the farming profession, the next farming crisis might be called "Who will grow our food?" 

Building Better to Reshape Tomorrow

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Advancing innovative procedures so that children can leap, jump, and grow into healthy adults is Dr. A. Noelle Larson’s work and her passion.

MPR News: Morris is a small Minnesota town with big climate goals

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Morris is a small town in western Minnesota with big clean energy goals.

MPR News: A new fast-growing tree species out of Minnesota may be part of a climate change solution

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota in Duluth recently unveiled a new kind of tree after 20 years of research.