KSTP reports that facilities across the University of Minnesota system of campuses will save money by turning out the lights and turning down the heat over the winter holiday period — the first time in its history.
It also comes with a three-day furlough for a number of employees.
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.