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Malcolm Yards set to move forward following county funding

Courtesy of Wall Companies
Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
December 1, 2020
The county allocated $250,000 for affordable housing, but the developer still needs at least $1.8 million to start construction by the end of 2021.

Neighborhoods 2020 shifts neighborhood funding to prioritize equity

The steeple of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church peeks over a rise in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.
Lydia Morrell
November 26, 2020
City Council recently passed the plan, but organizations worry that the funding will not support the equity goals.

Council member Steve Fletcher continues fight against facial recognition tech

City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.
Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
November 24, 2020
Experts say the technology is largely inaccurate, especially in identifying people of color.

Southeast Como church may become historical landmark

The Como Congregational Church in the Como neighborhood on Sunday, July 5.
Megan Phillips, City Reporter
November 22, 2020
Debates and plans for the church have circulated in the neighborhood for years.

New Mixed Blood program to use storytelling to break down health stigmas

Project coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud poses for a portrait outside of Mixed Blood theater on Monday, Nov. 16. The theater is holding a new program to open the discussion about reproductive education, substance abuse and mental health within Somali and East African communities.
Katelyn Vue
November 19, 2020
The program will create dialogue about reproductive education, mental health and substance abuse in East African communities.

Community-University Health Care Center adapts to changing needs during COVID-19

A mural adorns the Community University Health Care Center on Friday, Nov. 13. The workers at the center provide the community with health care assistance during the pandemic.
Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
November 16, 2020
CUHCC, located in the Phillips neighborhood, has had a long history of changing to meet the needs of the area's immigrant residents and residents of color.

East Phillips urban farm lawsuit against the city stalls

The aging Roofing Depot water tower rises above the abandoned property that the proposed East Philips Urban Farm would occupy.
Lydia Morrell
November 11, 2020
Neighbors are worried that the city will continue to move forward with demolition, ceasing plans for an indoor urban farm.

Election Day 2020: A Gallery

Election Day 2020: A Gallery
The Minnesota Daily's multimedia staff documented the voices of student voters, the anxieties of community members and efforts of social justice advocates on a historic election day.

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

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.
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

Early morning voters take to University-area polls

A voter turns in their ballot at Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 3, 2020
Voters cited concern about long lines and even Republican delegitimization of mail-in ballots as reasons for showing up in person during the pandemic.