The Minnesota Daily

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...

Minneapolis finalizes police body camera policy

Aaron Job

July 1, 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 be require...

Shooting near campus will be investigated as a “bias motivated” crime

Christopher Aadland

July 1, 2016

A shooting that injured two Muslim men early Wednesday morning in the Dinkytown area will be investigated as a possible “bias motivated crime,” according to the Minneapolis Police Department. At about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, two victims were shot near the intersection of 14th Avenue Southeast...

Sidewalk food may see more traffic

Jimmy Young, a Nibbles hotdog food cart operator prepares a hotdog for a customer in downtown Minneapolis on the afternoon of 27 June. The Minneapolis City Council ruled to change an ordinance that had previously restricted the operating area of food carts.

Eliana Schreiber

June 29, 2016

Since the early 1980s, food carts were only allowed in Minneapolis’ downtown area. Now, a City Council vote could let vendors spread across the city. Last week, Ward 5 Council Member Blong Yang introduced a proposal to expand the radius of allotted areas for food carts to span the entire city. Uni...

MN State Fair holds first-ever job fair

Applicant Kaley Byrd shakes hands with potential employers following an interview with Blue Barn at the State Fair Job Fair on Wednesday, June 30.

Eliana Schreiber

June 29, 2016

The Minnesota State Fair is holding its first job fair Wednesday to fill hundreds of open positions for this year’s festivities.  The fair hopes to fill 600  positions on Wednesday, said Minnesota State Fair media representative Danielle Dullinger, adding that throughout the summer, t...

Keys hit the city streets

Matthew Stoffel plays on a public piano outside of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis after the Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26. Stoffel has been playing piano since he was 3 years old.

Aaron Job

June 29, 2016

At the Twin Cities Pride parade Sunday, Amanda Haspert sat down at a cat-themed piano.  “I literally only know ‘Frère Jacques,’” she said as a festive crowd gathered around her.  “It’s all about trying it,” Haspert said as she started p...

Officials vie for housing availability

A biker rides down 20th Ave S in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood on the morning of 28 June. Minneapolis city council members Abdi Warsame and Elizabeth Glidden are working on a bill which would prevent landlords from denying prospective renters based solely on their Section 8 status.

Raju Chaduvula

June 29, 2016

Minneapolis officials are drafting an amendment to up housing accessibility to address issues faced by Section 8 voucher holders. Ward 6 City Council member Abdi Warsame and Ward 8 council member Elizabeth Glidden are working on an amendment proposal to bar landlords from turning away tenants who hold ...

New sports technology coworking space to open

David Clarey

June 29, 2016

The Pitch, which will open its doors next month, aims to make Minneapolis known as the sports technology hub of the nation. Co-founded by Rally Ventures and Sports Ngin, The Pitch will be a coworking space — an emerging trend in office styles. The spaces consist of various businesses, often sta...