The Minnesota Daily

University researchers recommend policing changes beyond reform in north Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct stands on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in North Minneapolis. The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs recently released findings from their study on what North Minneapolis residents wanted for the future of local policing.
Katelyn Vue
December 3, 2020
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs published a report analyzing interviews from 112 north Minneapolis residents.

University herbarium collection goes digital

Herbarium collections manager Tim Whitfeld, works to digitize the collection, for storage and sharing with those who are unable to travel to the collection, at the Biological Sciences Center on Tuesday, Dec. 1. “We are working on digitizing the over 950,000 dried plants that we currently store here at the Herbarium. It is quite the process.”
Becca Most
December 3, 2020
As part of the Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas, the University plans to scan and upload almost a million plants.

Popcorn joint pops up in Dinkytown

PoppedCorn employee Natalie Dufm makes a fresh batch of popcorn at the new Dinkytown establishment on Saturday, Nov. 28. This is owner Susan Michaletz’s second PoppedCorn store.
Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
December 2, 2020
The family-run PoppedCorn opened its second location Nov. 5.

Malcolm Yards set to move forward following county funding

Courtesy of Wall Companies
Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
December 1, 2020
The county allocated $250,000 for affordable housing, but the developer still needs at least $1.8 million to start construction by the end of 2021.

Women’s basketball face roster uncertainty ahead of season opener

Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.
Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter
November 30, 2020
Gophers women’s basketball will be missing multiple student-athletes for its season-opening game against Eastern Illinois on Wednesday.

Throughout uprisings, Student Legal Service represents student protesters

Protests and arrests on I-94 on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
November 30, 2020
Attorneys from SLS are helping students who were among the 600 protesters arrested on I-94 in the post-election demonstration.

Gophers football canceled against Northwestern

Thomas Barber and Coney Durr tackle Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 10 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers beat the Boilermakers 41-10.
Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
November 30, 2020
Minnesota will not play in two consecutive weeks due to rising COVID-19 cases, but still hopes to play in the final week of the season at Nebraska.

M Dining, Aramark host roundtable series with students to obtain feedback

M Dining, Aramark host roundtable series with students to obtain feedback
Katelyn Vue
November 30, 2020
The series of monthly meetings intends to collect feedback from students about the challenges of food and dining.

Cataloging Minnesota’s native bees

Cataloging Minnesota's native bees
Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
November 29, 2020
Through the University Insect Collection, the Department of Natural Resources seeks to track and analyze the impact of the climate crisis on bees native to the state.

Amid FTC complaint against Zoom, UMN has reported no security breaches

Amid FTC complaint against Zoom, UMN has reported no security breaches
Nur B. Adam, Multimedia Reporter
November 29, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission urged Zoom to improve its data privacy, though some have criticized the settlement for lacking accountability measures.