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There are about a dozen new, smaller companies expected to enter the rideshare marketplace.

Emerging rideshare startups aim to fill Uber, Lyft’s shoes

by Grace Aigner
Published April 18, 2024
The driver fair wage ordinance is now scheduled to take effect July 1 to give new companies more time to prepare to operate in the city.
Baby ducklings follow their mother on a casual swim through the Mississippi River. Photographed on Wednesday, these birds passed through Father Hennepin Bluff Park on a chilly afternoon. The Lower trail is currently riddled with invasive species and plants the restoration project aims to return to the area’s original ecology.

Conservation leaders, community members discuss Father Hennepin Bluff’s restoration

by Grace Aigner
Published April 17, 2024
The trail near the Mississippi River adds greenery to the city and holds special historic significance.
Passers-by on Wednesday walk in front of the Impact Hub building, home to Stadium Village businesses like UMFREA and The Test Kitchen. The Test Kitchen—alongside Caribou Coffee and other Stadium Village businesses—are being bought out by the University of Minnesota and will be built over as part of the University’s expansion into Stadium Village. Construction will begin in 2025 and end in 2029.

Businesses in Stadium Village to close as UMN, collaborators will begin construction in Stadium Village

by Maya Bell
Published April 17, 2024
Housing aimed at students and a research center will replace Caribou Coffee and Hong Kong Noodles.
The Arthur and Edith Lee House, the Lena O. Smith House and the Hiawatha Golf Course are currently the only Minneapolis localities dedicated to African American history.

Three historical African American locations named to Minneapolis National Registry

by Katrina Bailey
Published April 17, 2024
The grant money will be used to create a study helping guide historic preservation in Minneapolis along with the nomination of at least three sites on the National Register.
Decorated with plants and colorful chalk drawings, 1.99 Americano is an affordable coffee shop in the Dinkytown neighborhood. While continuing the waffle theme, new menu items will be added to provide a variety of food and drink options.

SweeDee Cafe to replace 1.99 Americano

by Natasha Delion
Published April 17, 2024
SweeDee will bring in new flavors and grab-and-go food options.
Metro Transit will revert back to a three-car system for special events like Twin Cities Pride, concerts and sporting events.

Light rail switching from three-car to two-car system for weekends

by Katrina Bailey
Published April 14, 2024
Metro Transit officials hope the switch will reduce wait times.
Debate around a religious exemption is creating tension among communities of faiths who hold conservative or progressive beliefs on gender.

Religious exemption to Minnesota Human Rights Act draws mixed reactions among faith communities

by Natasha Delion
Published April 14, 2024
After a 2023 amendment to include gender identity in the Minnesota Human Rights Act, some representatives want a religious exemption added.
UMPD is now taking calls from the University and surrounding area as MPD focuses on the greater Minneapolis area.

UMPD to handle emergency calls in Dinkytown, Marcy-Holmes

by Maya Bell
Published April 11, 2024
The University police department's new, year-long pilot program was implemented in late March as MPD struggles to recruit new officers.
The bill allocates $10 million to the Increase Teachers of Color Act for scholarships for aspiring teachers of color.

Teachers of Color Act seeks to improve diversity in Minnesota schools

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published April 10, 2024
The act provides financial scholarships and opportunities for students of color in teaching programs at state universities.
Nutritious Food Pantry at the Union in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday. Minnesota food shelves saw 7.5 million visits in 2023.

Proposed bill would give food banks $5 million annually

by Grace Aigner
Published April 10, 2024
The bill is among other legislative acts intending to reduce record-high hunger levels in Minnesota, a trend reflected in rising food insecurity for University students.

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