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The aging Roofing Depot water tower rises above the abandoned property that the proposed East Philips Urban Farm would occupy.

East Phillips urban farm lawsuit against the city stalls

Lydia Morrell
November 11, 2020
Neighbors are worried that the city will continue to move forward with demolition, ceasing plans for an indoor urban farm.
Election Day 2020: A Gallery

Election Day 2020: A Gallery

The Minnesota Daily's multimedia staff documented the voices of student voters, the anxieties of community members and efforts of social justice advocates on a historic election day.
Protesters march on Cedar Ave. S. on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The rally was held to address a People’s Mandate requesting action be taken to end racism, COVID-19 and the recession no matter who wins this year’s presidential election.

‘It’s outrageous’: Over 600 protesters surrounded, detained and arrested on I-94

Samantha Hendrickson and Lydia Morrell
November 6, 2020
After 20 minutes of marching, police detained protesters for nearly five hours before arresting and citing 646 activists on the closed-off highway
A voter turns in their ballot at Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Early morning voters take to University-area polls

Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 3, 2020
Voters cited concern about long lines and even Republican delegitimization of mail-in ballots as reasons for showing up in person during the pandemic.
Morning light spills over the now shuttered entrance to the Purple Onion Café on Tuesday, Oct. 27.  After 30 years as a campus constant, the café has permanently closed.

UMN mainstay Purple Onion leaves behind complex legacy

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
November 1, 2020
Some patrons remember a late-night hangout, while some employees remember a sense of community eclipsed by management's behavior.
The Kollege Klub, a popular bar in Dinkytown, on Saturday, June 20.

Kollege Klub and Sally’s Saloon report highest COVID-19 case numbers in Minneapolis

Lydia Morrell
October 31, 2020
Though COVID-19 precautions are in place, the restaurants continued to report cases in September as University students returned.
Participants in an after school program congregate around a fire at Luxton Park on Tuesday, Oct. 27th. The program was created to raise money for additional teachers and increase social time for students who's education has gone completely virtual.

Local nonprofit seeks $5,000 to help Prospect Park students

Lydia Morrell
October 30, 2020
East Side Neighborhood Services is hosting an outdoor recess and learning program for kids at Luxton Park.
The green line light rail rushes past Fly Chix in Stadium Village on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

New chicken joint finds its home in Stadium Village

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
October 29, 2020
Fly Chix, a fried-chicken restaurant founded by two successful restaurateurs, opened last month in Stadium Village.
Photo Courtesy of Cherno Bah.

One year later: Family, friends search for justice for murdered Marcy-Holmes man

Samantha Hendrickson
October 29, 2020
Abdoulaye Cisse’s murder remains unsolved after he was killed on his 27th birthday last year, not far from the University of Minnesota.
The empty lot of what used to be a Roof Depot, and the proposed location for the East Philips Urban Farm, stands empty on Monday, Sept. 19.

South Mpls residents sue city to turn warehouse into urban farm

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
October 21, 2020
University students have joined forces with the East Phillips neighborhood in an ongoing battle to establish an indoor urban farm plan rather than the city’s plan for a public works facility.