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Omar cut ties with husband Tim Mynett’s political consultancy after 2020 election.

Lawsuit against Ilhan Omar’s husband threatens her reelection campaign

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published June 18, 2024

As Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s husband is battling a lawsuit over alleged financial fraud, her primary opponent Don Samuels is calling for her to address his business dealings.  The complaint against...

“Kumbayah the Juneteenth Story,” written by Rose McGee, takes place on Friday, June 21 at Northrop Auditorium.

Juneteenth events to celebrate across Minneapolis

by Katrina Bailey
Published June 18, 2024

Laughter, music, food and learning are all on the table for the upcoming Juneteenth events around Minneapolis. Juneteenth celebrates the day when more than 250,000 slaves were freed on June 19, 1865,...

Minneapolis murals and the meaning of street art

Minneapolis murals and the meaning of street art

by Sam Hill
Published June 18, 2024

Following a spike of graffiti during and after the George Floyd protests in 2020, there has been an explosion of sanctioned and unsanctioned Minneapolis street art, ENTER reported.  In 2023, 18...

Minneapolis farmers markets offer everything from fresh produce to baked goods to yoga classes.

Minneapolis farmers markets aim to make fresh food more available

by Ainsley Brown
Published June 18, 2024

As summer kicks into full swing, farmers markets around Minneapolis are selling fresh fruit, vegetables and other goods to their local communities. There are 16 different farmers markets throughout...

The closest supermarket options from the St. Paul campus require half-hour commutes by bus and considerable walking distances.

Food insecurity continues to plague UMN students

by Hannah Ward
Published June 17, 2024

At the University of Minnesota, almost 12% of students report running out of money to purchase food, and even more express worry over their ability to afford food. The cost of groceries rose 11.4% in...

With the Vision Zero Action Plan, Minneapolis hopes to lower pedestrian deaths to zero in ten years.

‘20 is plenty’ signs raise awareness for pedestrian safety

by Ainsley Brown
Published June 13, 2024

Minneapolis has distributed yard signs to raise awareness of slower speed limits in neighborhoods since 2020, but it is just one step toward eliminating pedestrian deaths. The signs, reading "20 is...

From humble beginnings in 1972, the Twin Cities Pride festival draws in thousands every year.

History of Gay Pride in Minneapolis

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published June 13, 2024

Beginning as just a picnic in Loring Park, Twin Cities Pride is now a multi-day festival celebrating more than 50 years in Minneapolis. Last year’s Minneapolis Pride Festival stretched from June 28...

Man suspected of waving a gun killed by police after a foot chase, with three of the four officers firing their guns.

Minneapolis police shoot and kill man waving a gun

by Amelia Roessler
Published June 13, 2024

Minneapolis police officers shot and killed a man in response to a 911 call that came in just after 9 p.m. Wednesday night in south Minneapolis, according to Police Chief Brian O’Hara. The Bureau of...

Open house at the American Indian Center in Minnehaha on June 10, 2024.

Open house shows the potential future for Third Precinct building

by Ainsley Brown
Published June 11, 2024

Minneapolis proposed turning the old burned-down Third Precinct police building into a democracy center and community space with the help of input from local residents. Plans for the renovated Third...

This map from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture shows where Emerald Ash Borer has infested Ash trees across the state.

Minneapolis expanding tree diversity to fight invasive insects

by Ainsley Brown
Published June 9, 2024

As the Twin Cities fight against the infestation of an invasive beetle by removing Ash trees, new varieties of trees are being planted in their place. Since planting began on April 8, Minneapolis has...

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