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Dawn breaks over the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Young Women’s Cabinet program aims to decrease gender equity gaps by keeping women in legislative conversations

Samantha Hendrickson
February 27, 2021
The cabinet, started by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the governor’s office, appoints women from underrepresented communities to bridge the gap between youth and lawmakers.
Minneapolis City Council Member Steve Fletcher poses for a portrait at City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5. On data privacy, Fletcher asserts “We’re becoming a smarter and more responsive city, and we’re using data to do it. Our residents and visitors deserve to know that we are responsible with their information and respect their privacy – while also keeping our government open and transparent.”

Minneapolis City Council unanimously votes yes on facial recognition technology ban

Samantha Hendrickson
February 20, 2021
Advocates are now pushing for the ban at the county and state levels, though some question how effective the ban will be.
Walter F. Mondale Hall, home of the University of Minnesota's Law School on Thursday, Feb. 4.

‘Our clients shouldn’t die in prison’: UMN Law clinic that represented Myon Burrell tackles life sentences for juveniles

Samantha Woodward
February 19, 2021
After helping to free Myon Burrell, UMN Law students continue to advocate for others who were incarcerated as juveniles.
Bones, left, and Ro, right, pose for a photo outside the Dinkytown Target on Jan. 25. Bones, 64, has been dealing with housing insecurity for almost 45 years; Ro, 53, has faced housing insecurity for five to 10 years.

Limited COVID-19 cases counted among Twin Cities’ homeless population

Maia Irvin
February 18, 2021
Twin Cities homeless shelters found that residents are not testing positive for COVID-19 in the mass numbers they originally anticipated. The bigger risk is the staff.
Minneapolis District 1 Park Board Commissioner Chris Meyer poses for a portrait at Marcy Park on Tuesday, Feb. 16. One of Meyer's initiatives involves adding more college-age elements, like a dog park and hammocking area, to Marcy Park.

Chris Meyer cycles one last round as Park Board Commissioner

Samantha Hendrickson
February 17, 2021
The District 1 Commissioner is leaving the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board after a tenure focused on student outreach and progressive, environment-oriented policies.
Free tuition for select programs included in governor’s COVID-19 recovery budget

Free tuition for select programs included in governor’s COVID-19 recovery budget

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
February 14, 2021
The proposals outline millions for colleges around the state, but the University’s involvement is currently unclear.
Morgan La Casse and Sarah Mai

UMN budget request lowest in 20 years

Samantha Hendrickson
January 26, 2021
The biennial budget request for $46.5 million in new funding is the lowest in two decades due to the state deficit.
Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon poses for a portrait in his office at Minneapolis City Hall in 2017.

Council member Cam Gordon helps lay framework to reduce homelessness

Emalyn Muzzy
January 22, 2021
Amid the struggles of 2020, the Council member has pushed for more emergency shelters and has created policy for permanent affordable and public housing.
Demonstrators march down East Lake Street Street in response to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The protest lasted around two hours.

Inauguration Day protesters demand radical change from new president

Samantha Woodward and Lydia Morrell
January 22, 2021

Protesters gathered near South High School in Minneapolis on Inauguration Day to “demand a people’s agenda” as President Joe Biden’s administration enters the White House with promises of change. Local...

The Board of Regents meets to discuss current University issues in the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.  Some members met in person, while others joined the meeting via Zoom.

University members weigh in on regent selection

Hana Ikramuddin and Sonja Kleven
January 20, 2021
The Legislature will fill the four open positions on the board.