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Today's News: Friday, June 28, 2013

Research

Minnesota likely to avoid states' budget shock from ACA's 'welcome mat' effect
State spending on Medicaid programs could rise substantially, even for states that have opted out of the federal health care law's Medicaid expansion, according to a University of Minnesota study.
MPR
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/27/affordable-care-acts-welcome-mat-effect-may-shock-state-budgets

People and Lifestyle

University of Minnesota students use their new longboard shop to work with Cedar-Riverside youth
Above an old jewelry store near the University of Minnesota, two college students work to perfect their custom longboards — but boards are only part of the business.
TC Daily Planet
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/06/27/two-students-are-using-their-new-longboard-shop-work-cedar-riverside-youth

Updates and Events

U of M field days offer opportunity to see new 'Linkert' wheat variety
‘Linkert’ is a new hard red spring wheat variety for the 2014 growing season and it will be previewed at University of Minnesota field days in July. Linkert was released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in January 2013 with seed available for planting next year.
Farm and Ranch Guide
http://www.farmandranchguide.com/news/crop/u-of-m-field-days-offer-opportunity-to-see-new/article_ca107b48-dffc-11e2-8e70-001a4bcf887a.html

Supreme Court Trifecta-plus: What this week's big decisions mean for Minnesotans
U of M President Eric Kaler and Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Rachelle Hernandez are referenced in a look at what the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action might mean for the University of Minnesota.
TC Daily Planet
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/06/27/supreme-court-trifecta-plus-what-weeks-big-decisions-mean-minnesotans