Students, Faculty Protest $150K Pay Day For “War Criminal” Condoleezza Rice At U

The University of Minnesota apparently has a short and incomplete memory of Condoleezza Rice’s role as national security advisor and Secretary of State in the Administration of President George W. Bush. The U is paying Rice $150,000 to speak on campus Thursday, but nowhere in the U’s glowing description of Rice and her contributions can one find a hint of what Ms. Rice actually did while in power. Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistle-blower Coleen Rowley tells the UpTake what we should remember about Condi Rice. (More…)

MN One Million Hoodies Rally for Trayvon Martin

Thousands of Minnesotans will take part in a peaceful demonstration from 6-8 p.m. tonight on the Northrup Mall at the University of Minnesota to mourn the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and speak out against racial profiling and gun violence in Florida and other states including Minnesota.

Beer At TCF Stadium Gets MN Senate OK

After six years of wrangling over liquor sales at the University of Minnesota’s TCF stadium, Senate lawmakers have come up with a compromise that allows liquor sales in the premium suites and in the general stadium as well.

Litigation Follows Extreme Weather Caused by Climate Change

Several days after the worst winter snowstorm to hit the Twin Cities in 19 years, The UpTake interviewed University of Minnesota Environmental Law Professor Hari Osofsky about law surrounding climate change, and what kinds of lawsuits might be filed here in the Midwest, and nationwide, in response to environmental pollution and global climate change.

Today’s UpTake: Recount Training Presentation, FBI Raids and Judicial Elections

The Office of the Secretary of State has invited media today to view a live Recount Training Presentation for election officials at 1:30 p.m. at the State Office Building. Then at 4 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, we’ll broadcast a panel discussion led by moderator Larry Jacobs about the state of judicial elections in Minnesota.