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Lawmakers weigh in on long-awaited bonding bill, effect on UMN

The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter

October 29, 2020

“I don’t think that in the past the U has gotten their fair share,” Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, said.

University receives $75.4 million in state funding to be used for improvement and renovation

University receives $75.4 million in state funding to be used for improvement and renovation

Abbey Machtig

October 24, 2020

This funding will go toward different projects around all five system campuses.

Lawmakers pass long-awaited bonding bill, send more than $75 million to UMN

The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Samantha Hendrickson

October 15, 2020

After five special sessions, the Minnesota Legislature passed a $1.87 billion bonding bill.

‘A culture of care’: University students engage in citywide mutual aid

Left: Student advocate Jimmy Cooper poses for a portrait in Dinkytown on Thursday, Oct. 1. They are known for hosting student events that combine creativity and activism on campus.

Right: Student advocate Bri Sislo-Schutta poses for a portrait in Dinkytown on Wednesday, Sep. 30. She is the Executive Director of the Association of Big Ten Students.

Samantha Woodward

October 12, 2020

Students banded together in response to the Minneapolis protests to show support for their community and social justice.

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

Lydia Morrell

September 21, 2020

University neighborhoods are reporting at some of the lowest rates in Minneapolis, and experts fear that the updated deadline will exclude student populations.

Gabel updates state Legislature on updated reopening plans

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2018.

Madeline Deninger

September 2, 2020

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel presented the school’s updated reopening plan to state lawmakers Tuesday, including the decision to institute a curfew for students living in on-campus housing.  Gabel spoke to the Senate higher education committee alongside representatives from the ...

In second special session, Minnesota Legislature again fails to pass infrastructure package

Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Friday, June 13th. ( Minnesota Daily / Jasmin Kemp)

Madeline Deninger

July 22, 2020

The Minnesota Legislature again failed to pass an infrastructure bill Tuesday morning, leaving the fate of projects at the University of Minnesota and throughout the state uncertain. The House took up its capital investment bill during the Legislature’s second special session. The $1.8 billion bill incl...

With no bonding bill, UMN infrastructure projects left in limbo

Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Friday, June 13th. ( Minnesota Daily / Jasmin Kemp)

Madeline Deninger

June 21, 2020

The Minnesota Legislature adjourned before it could pass a key statewide infrastructure bill, leaving the funding for University of Minnesota projects up in the air.  The state Senate voted to adjourn early Saturday morning after convening for a special session June 12. Without the Senate in sessio...

Legislature fails to pass bonding bill before deadline

Madeline Deninger

May 18, 2020

Lawmakers failed to pass a capital infrastructure bill Sunday night, with University of Minnesota funding proving a point of contention.  The House failed to pass a $2 billion bill with three-fifths majority support Saturday. A $1 billion bill also failed in the Senate Sunday, with lawmakers unable to...

Legislature aims to raise state nicotine purchasing age, ban flavored vapes

An unidentified university junior smokes a Juul in her apartment on Saturday, Nov. 9. The convenience of a Juul, compared to traditional cigarettes, allows for increased consumption during day to day activities.

Emma Dill

November 11, 2019

In an attempt to curb underage vaping, Minnesota legislators announced plans last month to restrict vape and tobacco products statewide. Two proposed bills would raise the state’s nicotine minimum purchasing age to 21 and ban flavored vape products. The City of Minneapolis has already adopted 21 as the...