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Annie’s Parlour in the Dinkytown neighborhood on Monday, April 8, 2024. As chain businesses have continued to crop up in Dinkytown, the changing nature of the neighborhood has left alumni and local businesses with only fond memories to look back on.

Ten years of closures: local businesses and alumni reflect on Dinkytown’s new landscape

by Grace Aigner and Gabrielle Erenstein
Published April 8, 2024
With the loss of multiple iconic local businesses, alumni and business owners reflect on the University life independent businesses helped create.
Black Coffee and Waffle Bar bid farewell after 10 years on Sunday, making way for a fresh start: a new coffee shop in Como.

Black Coffee and Waffle Bar closing, Vitality Roasting opening in its place

by Natasha DeLion and Nora Vuong
Published March 19, 2024
Vitality Roasting will open a coffee shop in Black Coffee and Waffle Bar’s Como location after working with them since 2018.
Rollicious: Nori and Rice, photographed on Feb. 28, opened on Feb. 12 next to Shuang Cheng and primarily serves sushi, onigiri and teriyaki bowls.

Rollicious: Nori and Rice rolls into Dinkytown

by Natasha Delion
Published February 29, 2024
With Rollicious’ launch in Dinkytown, long-standing businesses discuss what it is like to run a business in a highly competitive area.
Park Board Commissioner Billy Menz and Council Member Robin Wonsley listen to residents during a Prospect Park community meeting at the Luxton Park Recreation Center on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. The Prospect Park Association gathered residents and leaders on Tuesday to discuss recent updates and concerns.

Updates to Witch’s Hat Tower, emergency services, Valhalla Clinic in Prospect Park

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published February 27, 2024
The Prospect Park community shares thoughts and concerns with local leaders about neighborhood policing, the Witch’s Hat Tower and the Valhalla Clinic.
Miniapple International Montessori in Dinkytown on Feb. 8, 2024.

Over 25 years in Dinkytown: Miniapple Montessori connects University, preschool life

by Grace Aigner
Published February 9, 2024
Hiring students and teaching professors’ children while neighboring Greek life organizations, Miniapple Montessori has found its home in the middle of a busy college town.
Gwyn, Macy, Daniel, and Nora [pictured left to right] brave the sub-zero windchill on an icy afternoon to skate together in Van Cleve park. The park, located just north of Dinkytown in Como, becomes a popular winter activity hub for students and nearby residents each year when the park’s fields are frozen to create a public ice skating rink.

El Niño’s grip on Minnesota continues

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published January 24, 2024
Rain instead of snow and warm temperatures are breaking historic records in the Twin Cities.
The neighborhood organizations surrounding the University of Minnesota have been making steps to merge into one, large group.

University neighborhood associations navigate merger; Prospect Park opts out

by Grace Aigner
Published January 24, 2024
In the midst of financial changes, University neighborhoods are looking to form a single association.
The hall opened for the first time in 20 years.

Cedar-Riverside prepares for Dania Hall open house

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published December 6, 2023
Community will be having an open house on Dec. 8 to re-envision Dania Hall Lot.
P.E.A.S.E. Academy building on Dec. 6, 2023.

P.E.A.S.E. Academy cultivates stability, community, support during holiday season

by Grace Aigner
Published December 6, 2023
The holidays can be especially difficult for people in addiction recovery, students and staff share why.
A community garden in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood.

Minneapolis residents take to the gardens

by Jack O’Connor
Published December 5, 2023
Community and public gardens have grown exponentially in Minneapolis thanks to the passionate work of volunteers.

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