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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 ...

Priuses, other vehicles near UMN targeted for parts

A residential street is wet by an afternoon rain shower in the Como neighborhood on Tuesday, April 28.

Brooke Sheehy

April 30, 2020

Owners of Toyota Priuses and other vehicles around the University of Minnesota have been targets of crime as car-part theft has spiked in recent weeks.   The number of stolen catalytic converters has significantly increased in the last four weeks, according to the Minneapolis Police Department 2nd Preci...

Despite vacant council seat, Cedar-Riverside maintains community leadership

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood as seen on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

Yves De Jesus

April 23, 2020

The Cedar-Riverside community is continuing to find ways to support one another during the pandemic following the departure of the community’s elected official. With former Council member Abdi Warsame’s appointment to lead the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, the Ward 6 Council seat remains vacant until a special election ...

Dinkytown community aims to raise awareness of takeout for businesses

The neon signs of Annies Parlour in Dinkytown hang dark on Saturday, March 21.

Caitlin Anderson

April 23, 2020

As businesses at the University of Minnesota operate solely on takeout options, community members are aiming to help raise awareness and bring in more customers. Many businesses near the University are utilizing takeout options — in-store and curbside pickup, and delivery — to bring in revenue d...

Local restaurants donate to frontline workers, community members

Olivia Wolbert, owner of the newly opened Liv Tru Nutrition, serves tea to a customer on Wednesday, Oct 30.

Brooke Sheehy

April 20, 2020

Local businesses surrounding the University of Minnesota are adjusting their business models to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic while helping those impacted. Minnesota’s 'stay-at-home' order means restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery services, while some businesses have closed co...

Hennepin County opens hotels to homeless in face of COVID-19

The S.E. University Ave. Raising Canes advertises its takeout options on Saturday, March 21.

Caitlin Anderson

April 17, 2020

Hotels throughout Hennepin County — including in the University of Minnesota area — are opening up to those experiencing homelessness amid the coronavirus outbreak. Hennepin County officials began leasing out hotels last month for people in the county experiencing homelessness who are either high risk...

West Bank leader reflects on her work with business, art community

Former Executive Director of the West Bank Business Association Jamie Schumacher poses for a portrait in front of the WBBA flags in Cedar-Riverside on Monday, April 13. 

J.D. Duggan

April 16, 2020

Jamie Schumacher united Cedar-Riverside’s arts and culture with business and government as a leader of the West Bank Business Association. The executive director of WBBA ended her tenure on Monday, but she will still be involved with the neighborhood. Those who worked closely with her said her holis...

Prospect Park’s Towerside could set an example with greener heating

New developments in the Towerside Innovation District are seen on Sunday, June 16 in Minneapolis.

Brooke Sheehy

April 15, 2020

Towerside Innovation District in Prospect Park is aiming to live up to its name as it begins to incorporate greener temperature control in its new developments.  As Minneapolis officials look to implement more alternative energy sources, Towerside’s Malcolm Yards project, a 17-acre field of develo...

Food shelves strained by COVID-19 receive state funding boost

Volunteers Amber Chang, left, and Merri Bonde, right, prepare the Nutritious U Food Pantry to open in Coffman Union on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Mohamed Ibrahim

April 14, 2020

The food shelf at the Church of Minneapolis normally served about two families each month. But since the coronavirus pandemic, the church near Dinkytown now distributes three to four packages of food a week, said India Slack, administrative assistant for Resurrecting Faith World Ministries, which ope...