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SECIA struggles to stay afloat

Minneapolis City Councilman Cam Gordon speaks to the board and neighborhood residents about the need for energy reform in the community during the Southeast Como Improvement Association meeting in Van Cleve Park on Tuesday.

Marion Renault

November 15, 2012

Though the Southeast Como Improvement Association approved budget changes intended to alleviate its financial burdens at its meeting Tuesday, its future is still uncertain. SECIA has recently experienced a 75 percent budget cut, according to its most recent newsletter. Neighborhood coordinator Ricardo McCurley...

Voters re-elect Kahn and Dziedzic

Voters re-elect Kahn and Dziedzic

Marjorie Otto

November 8, 2012

Two Democratic-Farmer-Labor legislators won re-election Tuesday night as part of a DFL takeover of the state House and Senate. Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Sen. Kari Dziedzic were voted in with overwhelming margins in House District 60B and Senate District 60, respectively. Both districts include the Unive...

A fear of hitting apartment ‘saturation’

A fear of hitting apartment ‘saturation’

Tony

October 16, 2012

At the start of the new millennium, condo development in Minneapolis was at an all-time high. But the aggressive development was unsustainable, and by 2007, condos were sitting empty and high-profile developments were canceled. “Condo projects were really hot for a while, and then they suddenly ...

Stage is set for terror trial arguments

Katherine Lymn

October 3, 2012

A jury heard opening arguments Tuesday in the trial for Minneapolis man Mahamud Said Omar, who’s charged with helping local men travel to Somalia to join terrorist group al-Shabab. The prosecution said it would build its case with phone records and witnesses that show Omar had contact with six ...

Businesses to lose parking at UTEC site

Businesses to lose parking at UTEC site

Tony

September 27, 2012

The development of a large student-housing project in the heart of Dinkytown is underway, but local business owners are worried about the project’s effects on the area’s already strained parking situation. The Minneapolis Planning Commission approved plans in late August to replace the Unive...

MSA, U in talks for fare-free LRT zone

Cody Nelson

September 17, 2012

University of Minnesota students might ride between the East and West banks for free when the Central Corridor light rail is completed in 2014. The Minnesota Student Association will propose an official resolution next month in support of a free zone on the Central Corridor light-rail line currently...

Dinkytown designer shop opens

Peppermint Park CEO and founder Jessie Conners readies bags for display in her store Sunday morning in Dinky Town. Conners had been at work since 4:00 a.m. prepping the store to open the following day.

Tony

September 4, 2012

Dinkytown is not an easy place to open a clothing store. Three have shut their doors in as many years, leaving only specialty apparel shops like Gold Country Inc. and Underground Printing. Online, membership-based retailer Peppermint Park opened up its first physical store in Dinkytown on Monday, and the l...

Light-rail construction 68 percent complete

Light-rail construction 68 percent complete

Jessica Lee

September 4, 2012

Central Corridor light- rail construction reached major milestones near the University of Minnesota campus prior to the holiday weekend as workers put in extra hours to have roads, sidewalks and crosswalks completed and open for the start of the fall semester. The reopening of Ontario Street and Huron...

Espresso Royale building sold

Nickalas Tabbert

August 8, 2012

The building housing Espresso Royale and Al’s Breakfast will soon be under new ownership. There will be no changes to how either business operates though, according to business owners. Both eateries have a business license through April 2013. Longtime building owner Richard Schaak said he is selli...

Como reuse program struggles with funding

Como reuse program struggles with funding

Megan Gosch

August 8, 2012

This fall, Southeast Como’s neighborhood free store may not be an option for students moving off campus. As of Monday, funding had not been secured for Move In/Move Out, the waste reduction project utilized by students and residents looking to donate and pick up reusable household items during mo...