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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.
A protester wearing a

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

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.
As speakers call out the names of people of color killed by police officers, participants sport apparel bearing parallel messages, such as masks declaring

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

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.
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.

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

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
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.

Election Day wanes with parties, polls

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.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

UMN students push canvassing efforts on Election Day

Jasmine Snow
November 4, 2020
University of Minnesota student groups have been working on student turnout efforts for months.
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Noor, Dziedzic win reelection bids

J.D. Duggan
November 3, 2020
The two incumbents clear paths to keep their seats.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Lawmakers weigh in on long-awaited bonding bill, effect on UMN

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
October 29, 2020
“I don’t think that in the past the U has gotten their fair share,” Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, said.
University receives $75.4 million in state funding to be used for improvement and renovation

University receives $75.4 million in state funding to be used for improvement and renovation

Abbey Machtig
October 24, 2020
This funding will go toward different projects around all five system campuses.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Lawmakers pass long-awaited bonding bill, send more than $75 million to UMN

Samantha Hendrickson
October 15, 2020
After five special sessions, the Minnesota Legislature passed a $1.87 billion bonding bill.