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Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday

A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 1. (Parker Johnson / Minnesota Daily)
Ava Thompson
November 18, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions that will begin statewide on Nov. 20 on Wednesday.

Local Meals on Wheels sees nearly 45% increase in need

A Meals on Wheels volunteer appreciation event.
Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
November 18, 2020
Thanks to the CARES Act funding, the organization has been able to keep up. But that cash will run out at the end of the year.

Political groups celebrate election results

College Democrats President Claire Anderson poses for a portrait outside the Coffman Student Union on Sunday, Nov. 15.  Anderson, who studies political science and French, has served as president of the group since May.
Jasmine Snow
November 16, 2020
Republican groups are happy with the gains the GOP has made, while Democrat groups are excited about Biden’s win.

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.

UMN alumni lead change in energy and environmental justice work

Photos Courtesy of Janiece Watts, left, and Ben Passer.
Becca Most
November 13, 2020
Ben Passer and Janiece Watts center community voices and push for environmental policy changes at the state level.

Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions

Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions
Lydia Morrell
November 10, 2020
As cases hit record highs around the state, the governor’s new orders apply mostly to social gatherings and restaurants.

Trump supporters clashed with counter-protesters outside governor’s mansion

A protester wearing a
Lydia Morrell and Samantha Hendrickson
November 10, 2020
Heated debates quickly ensued between the two groups, with competing chants like "Black lives matter" and "all lives matter" ringing out from either side.

‘There is still more work to be done’: Lake Street rally stirs community, stresses postelection action

As speakers call out the names of people of color killed by police officers, participants sport apparel bearing parallel messages, such as masks declaring
Samantha Hendrickson and Lydia Morrell
November 9, 2020
Though activists were happy to see Trump out of office, many said it is just one step of many toward justice for underrepresented communities.

‘It’s outrageous’: Over 600 protesters surrounded, detained and arrested on I-94

Protesters march on Cedar Ave. S. on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The rally was held to address a People’s Mandate requesting action be taken to end racism, COVID-19 and the recession no matter who wins this year’s presidential election.
Samantha Hendrickson and Lydia Morrell
November 6, 2020
After 20 minutes of marching, police detained protesters for nearly five hours before arresting and citing 646 activists on the closed-off highway

Election Day wanes with parties, polls

Jason Lewis, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, checks in with his campaign team before delivering a speech at the GOP election event in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 4, 2020
As polling places around UMN went dark, the DFL and GOP celebrated in dramatically different ways during the pandemic.