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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily


Annie’s Parlour in the Dinkytown neighborhood on Monday, April 8, 2024. As chain businesses have continued to crop up in Dinkytown, the changing nature of the neighborhood has left alumni and local businesses with only fond memories to look back on.

Ten years of closures: local businesses and alumni reflect on Dinkytown’s new landscape

by Grace Aigner and Gabrielle Erenstein
Published April 8, 2024
With the loss of multiple iconic local businesses, alumni and business owners reflect on the University life independent businesses helped create.
Change the Outcome spoke at Hasting High School on March 28 to educate youth about addiction.

Opioid settlement funding to help teach and fight against addiction

by Katrina Bailey
Published April 4, 2024
Minnesota will receive $296 million over the next 18 years.
Senators and small businesses debate the idea around the minimum wage increase.

Bill would increase minimum wage to $15, eventually $20

by Maya Bell
Published April 3, 2024
Minnesota Legislature considers bill to increase the minimum wage concerning some small businesses.
Minnesota job applications will now come with the job’s starting salary as a new bill would require all businesses with 30 or more employees to include salary in job applications.

New bill proposed in legislature requires job applications to post salary

by Katrina Bailey
Published April 2, 2024
Job listings could soon be required to include the starting salary as a way to close the gender wage gap.
With Too Good To Go, restaurants can sell leftover food for cheap.

Too Good To Go tries to make leftovers affordable

by Amelia Roessler
Published April 2, 2024
A new app meant to save food waste is trying to make its run on campus.
Sofia Cerkvenik, who now teaches 6th grade Minnesota Studies in the dual immersion program at Highland Park Middle School in St. Paul Public Schools. If passed, the bill would take effect in July 2025.

Legislature seeks to pass bill to pay student teachers

by Grace Aigner
Published April 1, 2024
The bill would provide funding to pay public school student teachers stipends for their work.
Scott’s Yield Giving database has given out donations since 2022.

Mackenzie Scott donates “life-changing” $2 million each to 9 Minnesota nonprofits

by Alexandra DeYoe
Published April 1, 2024
Twin Cities-based organizations, as well as around 350 other nonprofits around the US, receive $2 million each from Mackenzie Scott.
From left to right, Executive Director of Roots Community Birthing Center Rachel Voigt and owner Rebecca Poltson. The new law clarifies that midwives can obtain and administer drugs as part of their medical care for pregnant women.

Minnesota legislation to let midwives obtain, administer medication

by Maya Bell
Published March 31, 2024
Traditional midwives help provide medical care and attention to pregnant women.
The number of women in the Minnesota government has increased greatly in the 100 years since women first were elected to the Minnesota Legislature.

Growing number of women of all backgrounds take to politics

by Natasha Delion
Published March 30, 2024
From the first all-female city council to the growing representation of women in the state legislature and Congress, female Minnesota officials reflect on what it means to be a woman in politics.
While past efforts failed, the progression of this bill means the likelihood of TikTok being sold or banned is more likely than ever before.

TikTok’s future uncertain as ban moves to the U.S. Senate

by Natasha Delion and Chloe Bechard
Published March 29, 2024
Supporters of the ban argue it is needed to protect user’s data while opponents believe the data practices of TikTok are no different from other social media platforms.

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