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Cyclists and art car drivers made their way around Cedar-Riverside on Saturday, Oct. 17 to build community and increase voter turnout.

Cedar-Riverside celebrates community and end of summer at bike ride event

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
October 21, 2020
Flashy “art cars” led the community caravan down to the river.
Joe and Johannse, long time Purple Onion patrons, enjoy ice cream cones on the patio on Saturday, May 26, 2018. In addition to coffee, the eatery served pizza, sandwiches and ice cream, among other things.

Longtime Dinkytown staple Purple Onion closes doors

Jasmine Snow
October 19, 2020
"Ponion," as some lovingly referred to it, announced its closure after nearly 30 years via Facebook.
Jessica Focht-Perlberg, the new executive director of Southeast Como Improvement Association, poses for a portrait on Saturday, Oct. 17. “The focus is really just right now trust-building and relationship-building to geniuinely inform what our priorities should be and our work should be based on,” Focht-Perlberg said. “However, it’s this constant kind of… tension, really… between the need to do that in a geniuine way that takes time to build those relationships and diversify our organization, but at the same time, there is such an urgent need. Like… people need things now.”

‘A lawyer with the heart of an organizer’: Southeast Como neighborhood organization appoints new executive director

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
October 19, 2020
Jessica Focht-Perlberg was selected from four candidates for the position in Southeast Como and has left her mark on several communities in multiple states.
Left: Student advocate Jimmy Cooper poses for a portrait in Dinkytown on Thursday, Oct. 1. They are known for hosting student events that combine creativity and activism on campus.

Right: Student advocate Bri Sislo-Schutta poses for a portrait in Dinkytown on Wednesday, Sep. 30. She is the Executive Director of the Association of Big Ten Students.

‘A culture of care’: University students engage in citywide mutual aid

Samantha Woodward
October 12, 2020
Students banded together in response to the Minneapolis protests to show support for their community and social justice.
Rendering of a proposed seven-story development in Dinkytown on 1309-1315 4th St. SE.

Shift in seven-story Dinkytown development avoids historic guidelines district

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
October 8, 2020
The proposal for the development above Hideaway on Fourth Street Southeast has been downsized due to neighbors’ concerns.
A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

Prospect Park Association seeks to educate renters and students about their rights

Lydia Morrell
October 5, 2020
Past difficulties with Prospect Park landlords has motivated the neighborhood association to create a tenants’ rights curriculum aimed at students and renters.
Umami Fries, seen here on Thursday, Oct. 1 on 14th Avenue Southeast in Dinkytown, is one of the many businesses that has changed their service options due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restaurants around campus remain closed as students return

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
October 2, 2020
Some restaurants around the University campus remain closed or rely on online ordering to sustain sales through an uncertain fall season.
Flyers passed out to residents of the Dinkytown area during a neighborhood safety walk put on by the Minneapolis Police Department, on Thursday, Sep. 24.

Masked man in Dinkytown raises questions on mental health, policing

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
October 1, 2020
The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, alongside Minneapolis police, hosted "crime walks" in the area last week to alert the community about Jeremiah Olson.
A proposed rendering of the Dinkytown McDonald's redevelopment.

Dinkytown McDonald’s expected to be razed after committee approval of housing project

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
September 22, 2020
McDonald's is set to return on the bottom floor of the complex.
With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

Lydia Morrell
September 21, 2020
University neighborhoods are reporting at some of the lowest rates in Minneapolis, and experts fear that the updated deadline will exclude student populations.