The Minnesota Daily

Minneapolis City Council vote on $15 minimum wage could put amendment on ballot

Luke Gitar and Nestor Garcia of Minneapolis talk during their work to raise awareness for the 15 Now campaign while at Open Streets Minneapolis: East Lake on Sunday. Campaigning to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour, 15 Now obtained nearly 20,000 signatures, more than enough to make it onto the November 2016 ballet.

Ryan Faircloth

July 27, 2016

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Minneapolis has drawn contention from some who think it will negatively affect businesses.The petition, with over 8,000 signatures, was received by the City Council Friday. The proposal would raise the city’s minimum wage incrementally over several years to ...

Rondo, Prospect Park push I-94 changes

Cars drive down I-94 under the 27th Ave SE bridge early on Tuesday morning. Proposed plans include increased access to the interstate with an access point in Prospect Park.

Raju Chaduvula

July 27, 2016

For the first time since its inception, the functional and neighborhood impact of Interstate 94 will get another look.At a two-day “Every Place Counts Design Challenge” workshop held last week, residents of the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul and the University of Minnesota’s Prospect Park neig...

With ‘Pokemon Go’, businesses see boost

Left to right, Sam Hirsch, Cian Newport and Tyler Blase stop for a moment while playing Pokémon Go in front of Sencha Tea Bar at the Stadium Village Mall on Washington Ave. on July 18. Sencha Tea Bar is one of several restaurants that are offering promotions to help attract users of Pokémon Go.

Eliana Schreiber

July 20, 2016

As the popularity of “Pokemon Go” increases, University of Minnesota-area businesses are cashing in on the extra foot traffic.Many local Minneapolis businesses have considered, or implemented, special promotions to attract more mobile-gamers.Last week, Sencha Tea Bar in Stadium Village released three s...

Local utility box art paints Prospect Park

Members of the Prospect Park Association take a tour of utility boxes in the area that have been wrapped in art by local artists. The project was completed in an effort to stop graffiti and bring beauty to the neighborhood.

Raju Chaduvula

July 20, 2016

A project to distinguish the Prospect Park neighborhood from others was showcased on a tour for residents Thursday.The project, led by the Prospect Park Association, recruited local artists to design artwork to wrap around six utility boxes in the area to help discourage graffiti. The tour brought a...

Apartments proposed for popular Como corner

Digital rendering of the proposed 1501 Como Ave. SE apartment complex.

Ryan Faircloth

July 20, 2016

A new apartment proposed for the Southeast Como neighborhood has culled safety worries, though some longtime residents think the plan will draw much-needed diversity to the area.The three-story, 30-unit building proposal was recently submitted to the city planner for review. The Southeast Como Improveme...

Hodges: All Minneapolis police officers will be equipped with body cameras by October

Ryan Faircloth

July 19, 2016

Starting Wednesday, nearly 200 Minneapolis police officers will wear body cameras daily. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau held a press conference Tuesday to announce the update to the camera rollout. The Minneapolis Police Department’s 1st Precinct off...

Two Minneapolis Park Board officers to resign

Aaron Job

July 17, 2016

Two Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board officers announced their resignation Friday. The announcement follows criticism over racial inequity on the board from black community members last spring. Board President Liz Wielinski and Vice President Scott Vreeland will step down at a board meeting next Wedn...

In state legislature, special session likely

Ryan Faircloth

July 16, 2016

After Minnesota lawmakers convened Friday morning, a special session in late August looks likely. During the two-hour meeting, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders spoke at a press conference about their special session bid. “I will say that we had a really good meeting,” said House Speak...

Philando Castile funeral draws thousands in St. Paul

Pallbearers and mourners raise their fists in solidarity as Philando Castile's casket is carried out of the Cathedral of St. Paul following his funeral on Thursday, July 14.

David Clarey

July 14, 2016

The crowd's chant — “United for Philando” — reverberated as pallbearers lifted Philando Castile’s casket onto a horse-drawn carriage Thursday. The cathedral, which typically seats 3,000, filled quickly — the overcast, rainy day did little to deter the nearly 2,...

Greenway information project falters

The Dinkytown Greenway's funding is in question after a two-year struggle to convince the University of Minnesota to put up signs on the path that would tell users of the Greenway where they are. The University does not want to be liable for damage to the signs.

Raju Chaduvula

July 13, 2016

After two years of preparation and designs, a Dinkytown Greenway project has stalled. The Connecting U Neighborhoods project, designed to build kiosks and direction signage for users of the Dinkytown Greenway, sputtered because it has no single owner to maintain it and look after insurance. The project, led by ...