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Over one year later, the Montejo family perseveres after deportation of father

An old photo of Gregorio Montejo sits on the floor of the family’s apartment in Mankato, Minn. on Sunday, Nov. 22.
Katelyn Vue
November 25, 2020
One year since Gregorio Montejo’s arrest, the Montejo family deals with the aftermath of his ICE detainment and deportation.

Winter descends on George Floyd Square

The George Floyd Memorial Square as pictured on Election night on Tuesday Nov. 3.
Samantha Woodward
November 16, 2020
As snow falls, temperatures drop and winter approaches, the community dedicated to memorializing 38th Street and Chicago Avenue is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Election Day 2020: A Gallery

Election Day 2020: A Gallery
The Minnesota Daily's multimedia staff documented the voices of student voters, the anxieties of community members and efforts of social justice advocates on a historic election day.

One year later: Family, friends search for justice for murdered Marcy-Holmes man

Photo Courtesy of Cherno Bah.
Samantha Hendrickson
October 29, 2020
Abdoulaye Cisse’s murder remains unsolved after he was killed on his 27th birthday last year, not far from the University of Minnesota.

Weisman Art Museum faces criticism after delaying repatriation of Native American objects for 30 years

The Weisman Art Museum stands on Sunday, Sept. 20. The museum received objects from the Mimbres collection in 1992.
Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
October 20, 2020
Graduate anthropology students are advocating for the Mimbres Collection’s return to affiliated tribes in New Mexico.

Quarantine Queens: Local drag queens persevere amid a trying year

Sasha Cassadine, a drag queen based in Minneapolis, poses for a portrait. Cassadine is faced with a drag scene challenged by the decrease in social gatherings due to regulations intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Emalyn Muzzy, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
October 17, 2020
The drag scene changed a lot over the past six months, from a pandemic to a civil rights movement, nothing seems the same. But change isn’t always a bad thing.

‘Threatening the mission:’ Students call University Security a hostile work environment

A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21.
J.D. Duggan
October 9, 2020
Student workers said the department did not have their best interests in mind.

UROC: One decade as a community institution

From left, Student Shaunassey Johnson and UROC Executive Director Makeda Zulu-Gillespie pose for a portrait outside of the UROC building on Tuesday, Sep. 22.
Samantha Woodward
October 1, 2020
With roots in North Minneapolis, the University’s research and outreach center is meeting its ten-year anniversary with a vision for the future and a portfolio of ongoing work addressing systemic racism.

Masked man in Dinkytown raises questions on mental health, policing

Flyers passed out to residents of the Dinkytown area during a neighborhood safety walk put on by the Minneapolis Police Department, on Thursday, Sep. 24.
Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
October 1, 2020
The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, alongside Minneapolis police, hosted "crime walks" in the area last week to alert the community about Jeremiah Olson.

CDES professor features over 200 community buildings and stories

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
September 14, 2020
"Landscapes of Hope" catalogues places where the George Floyd protests occurred, and aims to show the role our surroundings play in achieving social change.