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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

The Vicinity Apartments, one of several apartments in Minneapolis providing short-term rentals, is seen on Monday, July 29 2019.

Frustrations rise with Minnesota rent assistance program

by Karisa Erickson
Published September 25, 2021
With the promise of distributing $518 million in rent relief, the Minnesota Department of Housing is faced with complaints on the application process and speed of distribution.
Pastor Doug Donley stands in front of one of the rain gardens outside of University Baptist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 21. The Church’s four rain gardens are estimated to filter through 133,000 gallons of rain water each year.

Four rain gardens installed at University Baptist Church

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published September 24, 2021
The gardens will filter pollutants out of stormwater before it goes into the Mississippi River.
Nice Ride Bikes sit at a bike rack on Pleasant St SE on the University of Minnesota’s campus, Sept. 9. Nice Ride is Minneapolis’ bike-sharing service, with over 3,000 bikes and 400 stations for renting a ride.

Students earning financial aid eligible for $5 bike memberships

by Olivia Stevens
Published September 23, 2021
New this year, Nice Ride for All is offering discounted bike rides to all University students who receive federal grants.
Pedestrians walk through Dinkytown on Oct. 13, 2017.

As crime is high in Dinkytown, the University looks for solutions

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published September 17, 2021
Violent and property crimes hit a peak in May 2021, with numbers tapering off by August.
Ward 6 City Council candidate Abdirizak Bihi poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Bihi is on the November 2021 general election ballot.

Minneapolis Ward 6 candidate brings Cedar-Riverside connections to city council

by Olivia Stevens
Published September 15, 2021
Abdirizak Bihi wants to improve public safety and increase affordable housing as a council member.
Yes 4 Minneapolis public safety amendment explained

Yes 4 Minneapolis public safety amendment explained

by Olivia Stevens
Published September 12, 2021
The ballot amendment would shift power away from the Minneapolis Police Department and instead create a department of public safety — here’s what that means.
The Market at Malcolm Yards stands empty in Prospect Park on July 27, 2021, awaiting its August 5th grand opening. The food hall will have nine kitchens and a self pour tap wall.

The Market at Malcolm Yards set to open on Aug. 5

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published August 2, 2021
When completed, the Prospect Park development will include affordable housing, mixed-use housing, parks and office spaces in addition to the food hall.
University researchers partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul to make crosswalks safer.

Improved transportation infrastructure coming to University Avenue Southeast and Fourth Street Southeast

by Sonja Kleven
Published July 27, 2021
Minor improvements were made in 2019, but the majority of renovations were saved for the upcoming project.
Pastor of the University Baptist Church Doug Donley and Executive Director of the Southeast Como Improvement Association Jessica Focht-Perlberg pose in front of the church on July 21, 2021. Focht-Perlberg and Donley organized a Drop-in Day at the church offering free hot meals, haircuts and supplies to the unhoused community in Dinkytown.

University area group hosts event providing unsheltered neighbors with resources

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published July 25, 2021
Showers, hot meals, haircuts and other resources were at University Baptist Church for those struggling with housing insecurity.
City council members Cam Gordon and Steve Fletcher answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

Minneapolis will add a mental health response to 911 calls

by Emalyn Muzzy
Published July 25, 2021
Beginning in August, Canopy Mental Health & Consulting will be responding to emergency calls along with police, firefighters and paramedics.