The latest episode of “This Week @Minnesota” for May 9-14, 2011 highlights graduation and commencement at the U, the closing of Washington Avenue due to the Central Corridor Light Rail project and “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor speaking at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries dinner.
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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.