The Minnesota Daily

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

An early look at the legislative session and UMN

Samantha Woodward
January 20, 2021
MSA hopes lawmakers will reintroduce multiple bills that fell apart in last year’s pandemic-laden session.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Road trips and canvassing: UMN students got creative to make their voices heard

Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow
December 13, 2020
Some students tried to vote where it would count most, contributing to what is shaping up to be a year of record youth voter turnout.
Freddy Toran walks into the living room of a tiny home outside Elm church on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Proposed community housing project addresses homelessness, accommodates pandemic

Becca Most
December 10, 2020
The Envision Community project will combat housing barriers in Minneapolis.
City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

Minneapolis City Council seeks to replace some 911 calls with mental health response team

Samantha Hendrickson
December 9, 2020
Callers would have the option to contact a mental health professional without the professional being accompanied by a police officer.
Activist and Giniw Collective member Wabigonikwe Raven poses for a portrait in front of St. Anthony Falls on Saturday, Nov. 28. The Giniw Collective is an Indigenous women, 2-Spirit led group that is an active part of the StopLine3 movement.

‘There has to be a point when we say enough’: University students, faculty and alumni voice opposition to Line 3 pipeline

Becca Most
December 5, 2020
Following the tar sands oil pipeline approval on Nov. 30, advocates call for Gov. Walz to deny or delay construction.
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)

Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday

Ava Thompson
November 19, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions that will begin statewide on Nov. 20 on Wednesday.
A Meals on Wheels volunteer appreciation event.

Local Meals on Wheels sees nearly 45% increase in need

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.
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.

Political groups celebrate election results

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.
The George Floyd Memorial Square as pictured on Election night on Tuesday Nov. 3.

Winter descends on George Floyd Square

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.
Photos Courtesy of Janiece Watts, left, and Ben Passer.

UMN alumni lead change in energy and environmental justice work

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