LiveBIG Staff, June 9, 2016

[btn-post-package]From agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug to hockey legend Herb Brooks, the University of Minnesota has long been accustomed to making a big difference on the world stage. It?s a tradition they?ve continued well into the 21st century, in fields ranging from art and design to community development.

See the BTN LiveBIG stories below to find out how Minnesota is leading the way toward a brighter future in the Twin Cities - and beyond:

A Minnesota professor's crusade to bring education to life

Doering soaking up a sunset in the Atacama Desert in South America

Golden Gophers team up with heart patients for a day to remember

Minnesota cultivates crop of the future


For a Minnesota grad student, home is where his art is


Minnesota grad dreams up designs that make a difference