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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

BREAKING: Minneapolis lifts mask mandate for indoor spaces

BREAKING: Minneapolis lifts mask mandate for indoor spaces

by Ava Thompson
Published February 24, 2022
Minneapolis and Saint Paul announced the end of the indoor mask mandate effective immediately. The University has not released a response.
Community activists lead chants as protestors march towards the 1st Minneapolis Police Precinct on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The protest was held to honor Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by Minneapolis Police officer Mark Hanneman earlier that week.

UMN’s Black Law Student Association calls to fire officers involved in Amir Locke’s killing

by Tess Fitzhenry
Published February 21, 2022
The letter demands action from responsible policymakers, University to address police violence.
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel testifies in front of the Senate Higher Education Policy Committee Tuesday, Feb. 8. University officials testified later that day to the House committee to present the $936 budget request.

Higher Education committees hear UMN budget request

by Alex Steil
Published February 17, 2022
University officials presented their supplemental budget request to the House and Senate Higher Education committees, leaving some GOP members unsure on the size of the request.
The Warren E. Burger Federal Building on Saturday, Jan. 29. The federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder will be held in this courthouse.

Federal trial against officers involved in Floyd’s murder enters fourth week

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published February 14, 2022
The federal trial continues with prosecution expecting to rest its case on Monday.
Als Breakfast in Dinkytown Minneapolis displays a sign asking customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test in order to dine in. This is a result of the new mandate in Minneapolis for bars and restaurants.

BREAKING: Twin Cities lift vaccine or negative test requirement for restaurants

by Bel Moran
Published February 10, 2022
The cities’ mask mandates will remain in place. Establishments that wish to enforce their own test or vaccine requirements are free to continue to do so.
First Lady Jill Biden speaks at the Child Development Laboratory School to praise the American Rescue Plan and host a discussion among early childhood leaders on Wednesday, Feb. 9. From left to right: Gov. Tim Walz, First Lady Jill Biden, Sec. of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Shawnice Walls.

First Lady Jill Biden, Governor Walz host roundtable at UMN

by Alex Steil
Published February 9, 2022
Biden, Walz and others host an early childhood education event at the University’s Child Development Laboratory School.
An activist leads chants as the protestors march towards the 1st Minneapolis Police Precinct on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The protest was held to honor Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis Police officer earlier this week.

Protestors march for ‘Justice for Amir’ after police killing Wednesday

by Minnesota Daily News Staff
Published February 5, 2022
Hundreds filled the streets of downtown Minneapolis, calling for a ban on no-knock warrants and the resignation of the interim police chief and Mayor Frey.
A police vehicle sits in a parking lot in Minneapolis on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Minneapolis City Council approves contract for organizations to pay for extra police

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published February 3, 2022
The buy back contract will allow private organizations to hire off-duty MPD officers to patrol areas.
Walz proposes $2.7 billion budget with $214 million for UMN

Walz proposes $2.7 billion budget with $214 million for UMN

by Alex Steil
Published February 2, 2022
If approved, the University of Minnesota would receive $142 million for building upgrades and $72 million for a renovated chemistry laboratory.
Als Breakfast in Dinkytown Minneapolis displays a sign asking customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test in order to dine in. This is a result of the new mandate in Minneapolis for bars and restaurants.

University area restaurant owners react to Minneapolis vaccine mandate

by Karisa Erickson and Hanna Van Den Einde
Published January 27, 2022
The mandate requires all food and drink establishments to have customers show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.