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Freddy Toran walks into the living room of a tiny home outside Elm church on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Proposed community housing project addresses homelessness, accommodates pandemic

Becca Most
December 10, 2020
The Envision Community project will combat housing barriers in Minneapolis.
City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, 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 City Council seeks to replace some 911 calls with mental health response team

Samantha Hendrickson
December 9, 2020
Callers would have the option to contact a mental health professional without the professional being accompanied by a police officer.
The interior of Gray’s coffee shop in Dinkytown on Monday, Dec. 7. Gray’s has recently been redesigned to better appeal to the University population.

Loring Bar & Restaurant’s new lease on life

Samantha Woodward
December 8, 2020
After a century of iterations, Loring Pasta Bar is revamping as a coffee shop-restaurant hybrid while paying homage to its history.
A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21.

Campus crime update: Fall sees major crime upticks for University neighborhoods

Samantha Hendrickson
December 5, 2020
University of Minnesota neighborhoods aren’t exempt from Minneapolis’ increase in both violent and property crimes.
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Malcolm Yards set to move forward following county funding

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
December 1, 2020
The county allocated $250,000 for affordable housing, but the developer still needs at least $1.8 million to start construction by the end of 2021.
The steeple of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church peeks over a rise in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.

Neighborhoods 2020 shifts neighborhood funding to prioritize equity

Lydia Morrell
November 26, 2020
City Council recently passed the plan, but organizations worry that the funding will not support the equity goals.
City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, 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.

Council member Steve Fletcher continues fight against facial recognition tech

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
November 24, 2020
Experts say the technology is largely inaccurate, especially in identifying people of color.
The Como Congregational Church in the Como neighborhood on Sunday, July 5.

Southeast Como church may become historical landmark

Megan Phillips, City Reporter
November 22, 2020
Debates and plans for the church have circulated in the neighborhood for years.
Project coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud poses for a portrait outside of Mixed Blood theater on Monday, Nov. 16. The theater is holding a new program to open the discussion about reproductive education, substance abuse and mental health within Somali and East African communities.

New Mixed Blood program to use storytelling to break down health stigmas

Katelyn Vue
November 19, 2020
The program will create dialogue about reproductive education, mental health and substance abuse in East African communities.
A mural adorns the Community University Health Care Center on Friday, Nov. 13. The workers at the center provide the community with health care assistance during the pandemic.

Community-University Health Care Center adapts to changing needs during COVID-19

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
November 16, 2020
CUHCC, located in the Phillips neighborhood, has had a long history of changing to meet the needs of the area's immigrant residents and residents of color.