The Minnesota Daily

Protest follows 4th Precinct shooter’s bail hearing

Ryan Faircloth

July 13, 2016

Protesters attended a bail hearing Wednesday, July 6, for Allen Scarsella, one of the men who shot five community members at a 4th Precinct protest following the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark. Scarsella claimed self-defense in the shooting, which caused renewed protests at the Hennepin County Go...

U student drives Xcel pollinator initiative

University of Minnesota student Jeremiah Cunningham poses for portraits outside of Xcel Energy in downtown Minneapolis. Cunningham spearheaded a project to switch the seeds around electrical substations from standard highway mix to native prairie grasses in order to attract pollinators such as butterflies.

Aaron Job

July 13, 2016

While interning for Xcel Energy last summer, Jeremiah Cunningham found a solution to a problem the company didn’t know they had.  Cunningham, a University senior studying construction management, realized the company’s seed mix — planted around parts of their energy-grid infrastru...

Police accountability petition advances

Minneapolis City Clerk, Casey Carl, tells the Health, Environment and Community Engagement Committee that Communities United Against Police Brutality obtained the set amount of signatures to put the requirement of Professional Liability Insurance on the upcoming ballot at the Minneapolis City Council on July 11.

Ryan Faircloth

July 13, 2016

A petition to place a police insurance amendment on November’s ballot was approved at a Minneapolis City Council committee meeting Monday. Though the measure requires another step of council approval before it’s placed on any ballot, the proposal — backed by the Committee for Profe...

U study finds unemployed far from jobs

A 535D bus bound for Normandale Community College pulls into the  I-35W & 46th Street Station on Tuesday. A new University study finds public transit as the most important link and limitation between job seekers and   their quest to find and hold employment, as many positions are far away from citizens homes.

Aaron Job

July 13, 2016

Many qualified job-seekers in the metro area remain unemployed because they can’t find transportation to work, a new study found.  The study, published by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies and released to the public late last month, found urban workers a...

In Loring Park, protesters rally for justice in fatal shooting of Philando Castile

President of the Minneapolis NAACP, Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks to a large crowd at a rally in support of Philando Castile at Loring Park on July 9.

Raj Chaduvula

July 9, 2016

Over a hundred protesters gathered in Loring Park Saturday to stand in solidarity after the death of Philando Castile. The rally, led by Nekima Levy-Pounds — president of Minneapolis’s chapter of the NAACP — and other leaders in the community demanded changes to the criminal justice s...

Citizen science fosters collaboration

A radio contour overlay showing the newly discovered Matorny-Terentev Cluster RGZ-CL J0823.2+0333.

David Clarey

July 6, 2016

When University of Minnesota astronomer Larry Rudnick  found two citizen scientists discussing an abnormal radio structure online, he knew they were on to something bigger. He brought the pair’s findings to the team he advises for a project called Radio Galaxy Zoo, which helps identify radio gal...

MPD releases finalized body camera policy

Aaron Job

July 6, 2016

The Minneapolis Police Department released the final version of its body camera policy Wednesday through a special order from Chief Janee Harteau. The policy outlines the instances when officers should record using the cameras and was put into effect immediately.  Under the policy, officers would b...

Law program helps inmate gain release

Jessica Hart

July 6, 2016

For Teresa Griffin, the prospect of life outside prison looked bleak. Incarcerated at 26, Griffin — who had spent nearly 30 years in federal prison  on a life sentence for cocaine trafficking — was given new hope, however, after a University of Minnesota professor took up her case and h...

Old tires spur health concern

Ryan Faircloth

July 6, 2016

When Nancy Brown registered her child for preschool at Lyndale Community School, she noticed a strong odor wafting from the school’s playground. The odor was that of rubber tires from the mulch on the playground’s infill. After researching the mulch, Brown discovered that there are health concern...

Bus stop surveys could change transit accessibility

Raj Chaduvula

July 6, 2016

Bus stops in Cedar-Riverside and other Minneapolis neighborhoods could get a facelift based on information from a new user survey. This year, Metro Transit began an extensive community engagement project to survey several different neighborhoods to find how to improve bus stops in the areas. Recently,...