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UMN student group makes fresh produce accessible during pandemic

BrightSide Volunteer Ian Roberts loads produce on a cart to move it out to a BrightSide van on Wednesday, Sep. 9. BrightSide regularly transports produce to communities that have limited access to fresh options.

Katelyn Vue

September 10, 2020

BrightSide Produce started at the University of Minnesota to help families and corner store owners provide healthy food options in an effort to end food insecurity.

Following the closure of Gina + Will, UMN students reflect on the lack of thrift fashion in Dinkytown

Pedestrians stroll past the empty storefront that previously housed the Gina + Will store in Dinkytown on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Samantha Woodward

September 10, 2020

The closing of the store on Aug. 22 shrunk an already small clothing retail market in the neighborhood.

Seven-story development proposed above Dinkytown businesses

Concept rendering for the proposed development located on Fourth Street in Dinkytown.

Madeline Deninger

August 13, 2020

A seven-story residential development has been proposed above multiple commercial spaces in the heart of Dinkytown.  North Bay Companies and DJR Architecture presented the 106-unit project during a Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) committee meeting last week. The development is still ...

Get to know the Ward 6 candidates for Minneapolis City Council

A view of the Cedar Riverside Community School on Monday, March 19, 2018.

Brooke Sheehy

July 31, 2020

With about two weeks before the special election for the Minneapolis City Council’s vacant Ward 6 seat, Cedar-Riverside organizers held multiple forums for the public to get to know the candidates and their visions for the community. Prior to the Aug. 11 vote, 11 candidates attended forums over Zoom...

Proposed ordinance would give communities heads up before sale of property

The ordinance could give the city an opportunity to work with other partners to do what is best for the city and its community, said Ward 2 Council member Cam Gordon.

Caitlin Anderson

July 20, 2020

A new ordinance could require developers or property owners to notify the city before the sale of certain properties, giving communities citywide the potential for greater input. The ordinance, authored by City Council members Alondra Cano and Cam Gordon, would require prospective property buyers or...

Engineers Without Borders creates new growth in Twin Cities neighborhoods

Robert Glisky, Melvin Giles and Sneha Sinha stand in front of a mural in the Peace Garden in the St. Anthony neighborhood of St. Paul. (Photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders)

Nat Jacobwith

July 8, 2020

For some St. Paul neighborhoods, hope is starting to grow after the police killing of George Floyd.  Recent unrest left several neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul as food deserts when grocery stores were destroyed. Now, the University of Minnesota student group Engineers Without Borders i...

Mixed Blood Theatre responds to unrest

Mixed Blood Theater, located in Riverside Plaza, sits closed on Wednesday, July 1 in Minneapolis.

Brooke Sheehy

July 2, 2020

In a city once filled with performances now silenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre is using this time as an opportunity to present their artists’ talents in a new way.  MBT introduced Mixed Blood Responds, a campaign inviting and elevating the voices of local artists as they cope...

COVID-19 tracking app gathers data from over 52,000 U.S. neighborhoods

Screenshot of a SafeDistance map, which shows COVID-19 risk areas around the University of Minnesota campus and surrounding neighborhoods as of June 9.

Natalie Cierzan

June 10, 2020

A University of Minnesota collaboration’s COVID-19 tracking app has data from more than 52,000 U.S. neighborhoods and aims to reduce the impact of the pandemic. SafeDistance, launched April 22, allows users to look at COVID-19 risk areas, or where there may be many cases across the nation. Users are...

Cedar-Riverside forms neighborhood watch to protect community

Hard Times Cafe boarded up in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood on Thursday, May 28. (Andy Kosier / Minnesota Daily)

Brooke Sheehy

June 4, 2020

Cedar-Riverside community members came together over the last week while protests and riots have erupted throughout Minneapolis. After a then-Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, riots led to lootings and fires in the city. But neighbors in Cedar-Riverside, home to the University of Minnes...

Campus crime update: Spring crime trends in UMN neighborhoods over the past 5 years

The First Congregational Church is nestled between single family residences in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28.  The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.

J.D. Duggan

May 4, 2020

Spring semester this year has largely seen a rise in property crime around the University of Minnesota neighborhoods, matching a citywide trend. The Minnesota Daily collected and analyzed crime data around the University of Minnesota spanning Jan. 20 to April 30 going back to 2016. The spring semester ...