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Minneapolis City Council Ward 2 Candidate Tom Anderson poses for a portrait on Franklin Ave. bridge on Tuesday, March 2. Anderson has been a Minneapolis resident for 14 years, 10 of which have been in Ward 2.

Minneapolis Ward 2 City Council candidate brings public service approach

Samantha Woodward
March 6, 2021
Tom Anderson uses his skills as a past educator to contend for Ward 2 city council seat and unify the community.
The entrance of I-94 pictured from the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood on Thursday, Feb. 25. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently hearing citizen concerns about the highway's impact on Cedar-Riverside communities.

Rethinking I-94: How the freeway impacted Cedar-Riverside

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
March 6, 2021
As the state reimagines the freeway, neighbors want officials to improve walkability in the West Bank neighborhood.
Robin Worlobah, a Ward 2 City Council Candidate, poses for a portrait in Coffman Memorial Union on Monday, March 1. Worlobah is also a current Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

Minneapolis Ward 2 City Council challenger brings grassroots approach to change

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
March 4, 2021
Robin Wonsley Worlobah is vying for the seat in the November election with a focus on the working class and community organizing.
Patrick Clough, the owner of Oaks TW Hardware, poses for a portrait with his dog Frankie on Tuesday, March 2. Oaks TW Hardware is closing after 109 years.

Oaks TW Hardware closes after 109 years in Southeast Como

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
March 4, 2021
Owner Patrick Clough and his dog Frankie have long provided a sense of community in the ever-shifting neighborhood, residents say.
Tony Zaccardi, the curent owner of Palmer’s Bar, poses for a portrait outside of the bar on Monday, March 1. Palmer's Bar will reopen sometime within the next few weeks.

Palmer’s Bar fundraiser aids reopening

Lydia Morrell
March 3, 2021
After closing in November, the West Bank mainstay plans to reopen with help from several community fundraisers.
SECIA Member and Como Cares co-founder Cody Hoerning poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Feb. 23 near Van Cleve Park. Como Cares is a group focused on mental health crisis counseling and connecting the community through events and outreach.

Como Cares could be Southeast Como’s police alternative

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
February 24, 2021
From yard care to crisis intervention, Como Cares hopes to change the narrative of what it means to be there for your neighbor.
A rendering of the 4th Street Apartments, which was approved by the Minneapolis Planning Commission earlier this month.

Seven-story Dinkytown apartment moves forward

Jasmine Snow
February 22, 2021
The building will be located at the site of Hideaway and Cosmic Bean Dispensary in the core of Dinkytown.
The Riverside Park sign on a snowy Sunday, Feb. 21. The Minneapolis Park Board voted for $400,000 to go toward youth outreach to help prevent violence. $50,000 will go to youth outreach in Cedar-Riverside.

Minneapolis park board invests excess funds in youth violence prevention

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
February 22, 2021
As part of the Walt Dziedzic Innovation Fund, $50,000 will go toward youth outreach in Cedar-Riverside.
The University of Minnesota police department is looking to hire students to help fill gaps in security staffing for Super Bowl events on campus.

UMN neighborhoods see crime increase compared to beginning of 2020

Ethan Fine
February 20, 2021
The Marcy-Holmes, Como, Prospect Park and Cedar Riverside neighborhoods have all seen property and violent crimes over the last month.
Minneapolis City Council Member Steve Fletcher poses for a portrait at City Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5. On data privacy, Fletcher asserts “We’re becoming a smarter and more responsive city, and we’re using data to do it. Our residents and visitors deserve to know that we are responsible with their information and respect their privacy – while also keeping our government open and transparent.”

Minneapolis City Council unanimously votes yes on facial recognition technology ban

Samantha Hendrickson
February 20, 2021
Advocates are now pushing for the ban at the county and state levels, though some question how effective the ban will be.