UST in the News for Aug. 30, 2012

“Signs of a sellers’ market emerging,” Downtown Journal, Aug. 13, 2012. “Potential buyers looking to purchase new houses and condos this summer face a market increasingly shifting to favor sellers.”

“University of St. Thomas in Minnesota Selects Bisk Education for New Online Degree Programs,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Aug. 14, 2012. “The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota has selected Bisk Education's University Alliance division to assist in developing and delivering online degree and certificate programs.”

“LaBreche scripts new chapter for agency,” Star Tribune, Aug. 17, 2012. “A ‘midlife career crisis’ drove a sales-centered digital reinvention at Beth LaBreche's Minneapolis boutique marketing agency.”

“Tuition and Fees at Private Law Schools Break $40K Mark, on Average,” ABA Journal, Aug. 20, 2012. “Tuition and fees at law schools continue to increase, topping $40,000 on average this year at private law schools, according to an examination of published rates.”

“Lottery remains hot ticket,” Star Tribune, Aug. 22, 2012. “The Minnesota State Lottery has hit the jackpot – again – posting record ticket sales for a fifth consecutive year as recession-weary consumers keep betting on the hope that a big payday is only a play away.”

“Minnesota’s nascent housing recovery spreads unevenly,” Star Tribune, Aug. 21, 2012. “The state's housing markets are seeing the biggest gains in places where jobs are most plentiful. Other areas aren't so lucky.”

“Fairview plans building boom,” Finance and Commerce, Aug. 23, 2012. “Major construction projects appear to be in the works for Southdale Hospital in Edina and Ridges Hospital in Burnsville as parent Fairview Health Services seeks to move beyond lackluster financials and a bill-collecting scandal.”

“FINA is blamed in death,” 7 Days in Dubai, Aug. 23, 2012. “The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has been cited in a new report on the death of an elite swimmer during a 10k race in the UAE.”

“Amendment is wrong way to preserve traditional marriage,” Star Tribune, Aug. 25, 2012. “Supporters of Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment are exactly right about something: Marriage is an important and valuable institution.”

“Suspect says he was 'Man in Black' just once,” Star Tribune, Aug. 27, 2012. “Mark Wetsch didn't really plan how he would rob the bank in tiny Brewster, Minn. So he went to a bar and ordered a gin and tonic to calm his nerves.”

“Save millions: Trade the Saints to Minneapolis for the Timberwolves,” Pioneer Press, Aug. 28, 2012. “Minnesota has some of the very best sports facilities in the nation in Target Field and the Xcel Energy Center. So why are we planning to spend more than $200 million to build a second professional baseball stadium and remodel Target Center?”

“Sprinter leaves disability in the dust,” The Catholic Spirit, Aug. 28, 2012. “Don’t let Krista Pylkki’s beaming smile fool you. Beneath her wide grin and hearty laughter lies a fierce competitive spirit.”

“This full moon will leave you blue,” Star Tribune, Aug. 29, 2012. “This is a special month for romantics and werewolves. August is about to have its second full moon.”

“Higher ed at the Fair: From Tommie Totes to the U's Gridlock Buster,” MinnPost, Aug. 29, 2012. “Never mind the Stratosphere swing, the River Raft ride or the pigs, possibly viral and possibly just piggy, you know what’s going great at the Great Minnesota Get Together? Higher ed’s efforts to connect with the public.”

“Expert: Wal-Mart could double sales at Ball Road site,” Quad Community Press, Aug. 30, 2012. “Even the slightest edge in the grocery wars can mean big bucks for major retailers.”