University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

Steve Blank

Minnesota is a wonderful place to hunt, fish, canoe, raise kids, and pursue lots of interests other than just your job. They struck out across the country and ended up here in Minnesota. I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation.

University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

Steve Blank

Minnesota is a wonderful place to hunt, fish, canoe, raise kids, and pursue lots of interests other than just your job. They struck out across the country and ended up here in Minnesota. I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation.

How the Minnesota Vikings are Smartly Exploiting a Miracle Win Against the Saints

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The Minnesota Vikings earned a last minute playoff win against the Saints, and soon thereafter filed some trademarks to keep exploiting the victory.

A Tiny Minnesota Town Now Has Fast Wi-Fi and New Jobs, All Thanks to This Chain Mail Startup

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Ada, Minnesota has fast Internet, expanded post office hours, and new jobs thanks to Weave Got Maille, a manufacturer of chain mail supplies. Main Street

A Minnesota Raccoon's Death-Defying Feat Went Viral--and Revealed 3 Leadership Lessons in the Process

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Online Education Start-up Banned in Minnesota

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Coursera was forced to shut down its free online educational courses in Minnesota because of a long-standing state statute. Online education platform Coursera has been banned in Minnesota because it did not obtain the state’s permission to operate within its borders.

How Following a Team Like the Minnesota Timberwolves Became a Lesson in Failure.and Success

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Minnesota's Minimum Wage Hike and Why It's Important

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Minnesota follows Connecticut and Maryland in raising state minimum wage. Minnesota workers earning the minimum wage will see yearly raises under a bill given final approval Thursday that pushes the hourly rate to $9.50 Minnesota last raised its minimum wage in 2005.

The Minnesota Company Solving India's Energy Shortage

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Jordan Murphy leads Minnesota past Western Carolina

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14 Minnesota cruised past Western Carolina 92-64 on Sunday MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No.

Slavin, Hurricanes beat Minnesota 5-4 in shootout

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Human error blamed for statewide 911 outage in Minnesota

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AP) — Officials in Minnesota say human error was to blame for a statewide 911 outage earlier this month PAUL, Minn. (AP)

Vendor blamed for 911 outage in Minnesota, 2 other states

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AP) — Officials in Minnesota said Thursday that a third-party vendor performing work on a 911 system led to widespread service failures across the state, with similar disruptions reported in North Dakota and North Carolina PAUL, Minn. (AP)

UNC, Minnesota agree to football series for 2023, 2024

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AP) — North Carolina and Minnesota have agreed to a home-and-home football series for 2023 and 2024 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)

No charges against Minnesota officers in fatal shooting

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AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor says no charges will be filed against seven law officers in the fatal shooting of a North Carolina man last year CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP)

North Carolina man killed by police in Minnesota identified

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AP) — Authorities have identified a carjacking suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in east-central Minnesota PAUL, Minn. (AP)

North Carolina KKK group recruiting in northern Minnesota

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AP) — Community leaders in Minnesota are denouncing efforts by a North Carolina-based Ku Klux Klan group that has distributed hundreds of recruiting flyers in the northeast part of the state BUHL, Minn. (AP)

NC couple sought in Virginia shooting arrested in Minnesota

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AP) — A North Carolina couple charged in a shooting in Virginia that left a woman seriously injured has been arrested in Minnesota RICHMOND, Va. (AP)

Students To Make Biodegradable Plastic Bags A Reality

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Using technology developed by University of Minnesota biochemist Simo Sarkanen from its Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering , the four students started their company after creating a business plan around the technology for an entrepreneurship class.

JonnyPops – Frozen Pops Business Comes Into Fruition

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“ JonnyPops is a homegrown Minnesota company,” says Wray. They hope to rent a trailer to sell JonnyPops at the Minnesota State Fair, in addition to area zoos, museums, restaurants, and farmers’ markets. by Catherine Monson. Coconut Pineapple Paradise.

Morris, Minnesota put away UNC-Wilmington 108-82

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Morris scored a career-high 24 points as Minnesota defeated UNC Wilmington 108-82 on Saturday

If I Told You by Husker Du - How did I not see this in my.

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music punk Husker Du If I Told You New Day Rising hardcore MinnesotaIf I Told You by Husker Du - How did I not see this in my dashboard yesterday??? Zen Arcade gets much of the attention, but New Day Rising is an awesome album in its own right. This is an instant reblog.

Hollins leads Minnesota past Wake, 84-69

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AP) — Andre Hollins scored a season-high 27 points and Minnesota beat Wake Forest 84-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

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Mathieu, Minnesota pull away from WCarolina, 84-64

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — DeAndre Mathieu had 16 points and six assists, one of five players for Minnesota who scored in double digits, to help the Golden Gophers pull away from Western Carolina after a slug

After Blaming Autopilot for Crash, Tesla Driver Recants Story

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The driver initially blamed his Tesla car's Autopilot system for a crash Saturday evening in Minnesota, but now believes he disengaged the feature before the crash.

Burlington couple sought in Virginia shooting arrested in Minnesota

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Authorities are still looking for 84-year-old Harold Dean Simpson, of Burlington who was reported missing Saturday. Police found Simpson's car in Virginia on Monday

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

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A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protectionsPAUL, Minn. —

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

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AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protecPAUL, Minn. (AP)

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

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AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protecPAUL, Minn. (AP)

Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

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AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protecPAUL, Minn. (AP)

How This Company's 'Buy One, Get One Free' Promo Turned Into a Scandal

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MyPillow potentially faces investigation by the Minnesota attorney general, FTC, and FCC for running a 'buy one, get one free' ad campaign too long

Tribe hopes to bring elk back to northeastern Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Majestic wild elk once roamed most of Minnesota before hunters killed them off. Now the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe hopes to bring them back to the tribe's ancestral territory in nor

Can’t Even Tell by Soul Asylum - More tundra rock!  Today.

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These Two States Are Innovation Hotbeds for These Two Reasons

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What You Can Learn From the Vikings Miracle Win (Hint: It Was No Miracle)

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The 10 Fastest-Growing, Private Companies in Minneapolis

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Meet the rapid-growth companies dominating Minnesota''s bigger Twin City

Group of Minnesota women taking quilts to soldiers

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A group of western Minnesota women is embarking on a weeklong journey to deliver hundreds of handmade quilts to soldiers at a North Carolina Army base UNDERWOOD, Minn. —

80’S TUESDAY: Let’s Go Crazy by Prince - Minneapolis.

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Prince Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain rock pop R&B Minneapolis Minnesota 80's Tuesday80’S TUESDAY: Let’s Go Crazy by Prince - Minneapolis is the capital of Rock ‘N Roll. A bit extreme you think? It would not be if this was 1984 when the once relevant Village Voice named Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade, The Replacements’ Let It Be, and Prince’s Purple Rain as three of their top ten albums of the year in the Pazz and Jop critics poll.

Vikings-Panthers Capsule

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MINNESOTA (10-2) at CAROLINA (8-4

No. 14 Duke women use fast start to top Minnesota, 84-64

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14 Duke used a fast start to get past Minnesota 84-64 in tDURHAM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Azura Stevens picked up her fifth double-double of the season, putting up 26 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, and No.

AP-BKC--N.C.-Wilmington-Minnesota Box

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WILMINGTON (5-5