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Uncommon Apartments in Dinkytown on Thursday, Feb.18. Minneapolis City Council members are considering a cap on dramatic rent increases.

Minneapolis council members consider cap on rent increases

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
February 19, 2021
A majority of renter households in University-area neighborhoods are considered cost burdened.
Minneapolis District 1 Park Board Commissioner Chris Meyer poses for a portrait at Marcy Park on Tuesday, Feb. 16. One of Meyer's initiatives involves adding more college-age elements, like a dog park and hammocking area, to Marcy Park.

Chris Meyer cycles one last round as Park Board Commissioner

Samantha Hendrickson
February 17, 2021
The District 1 Commissioner is leaving the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board after a tenure focused on student outreach and progressive, environment-oriented policies.
The Cedar-River People’s Center Clinics and Services stands vacant in Cedar Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 11. The People's Center has been offering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors.

Vaccine rollout begins for UMN-area senior citizens

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
February 12, 2021
In Southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods, community organizations have helped senior citizens get inoculated against COVID-19.
A residential street is wet by an afternoon rain shower in the Como neighborhood on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

SECIA reimagines structure after Neighborhoods 2020

Jasmine Snow
February 11, 2021
The neighborhood organization in Southeast Como is looking to ramp up engagement efforts in the coming months.
The Glendale Townhome complex is a 184-unit public housing project owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and is the only public row-house development left in the U.S.

Ordinance allowing renters to buy their homes could overlook public housing residents

Lydia Morrell
February 11, 2021
The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act aims to help renters but leaves out public housing, advocates say.
A screenshot from UMPD vehicle footage on Monday, Feb. 1.

Police association requests apology from UMN student following release of UMPD footage

Ava Thompson
February 10, 2021
The request came after UMPD dashcam footage called into question portions of a student’s account.
The site of University Inn on Monday, Feb. 8. Hennepin County is using the building as a COVID-19 medical respite for people experiencing homelessness.

Dinkytown hotel transforms into COVID-19 respite for the homeless

Emalyn Muzzy, City Reporter
February 8, 2021
Hennepin County has been using the University Inn for almost a year to control the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness.
UMN alum Nimo Yusuf uses WhatsApp to deliver lessons to Somali participants

UMN alum Nimo Yusuf uses WhatsApp to deliver lessons to Somali participants

Ava Thompson
February 7, 2021
Yusuf is bringing SNAP education curriculum to the Somali community through a messaging app.
Courtesy of ESG Architecture & Design.

Contentious St. Anthony Main project gains approval

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
February 5, 2021
The developers are set to start construction in 2021 on 360 market-rate apartments.
A trash bin adorned with the silhouette of Minneapolis is half buried in snow in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.

Local businesses, neighborhood organizations begin applying for UMN’s Good Neighbor Fund

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
February 3, 2021
The Good Neighbor fund is looking to award $45,000 between several recipients.