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Move-in dates for campus housing pushed back at least two weeks

<p>Freshman Marissa Mazzetta loads her belongings in preparation for her return to Illinois with her father, Jim Mazzetta, at Middlebrook Hall on Saturday, March 21. Mazzetta, like many freshmen at the University of Minnesota, moved out of University housing as a result of COVID-19.</p>

Hana Ikramuddin

August 21, 2020

The University of Minnesota has chosen to push back move-in dates for on-campus housing and delay the in-person component of courses for students on the Duluth, Rochester, and the Twin Cities campuses by “at least two weeks,” according to a University-wide email sent out Friday by President Joan Ga...

Man caught defacing George Floyd memorial once a UMN medical student

<p>George Floyd's mural on the corner of 38 Street and Chicago Avenue after being vandalized on Tuesday evening. </p>

Nat Jacobwith

August 21, 2020

The young man caught on camera defacing the George Floyd memorial on Tuesday evening has been identified as Daniel Michelson, a 26-year-old student "not presently enrolled" at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Neighborhood residents saw Michelson walk up to the Floyd mural located at the in...

Car theft reported near Weisman Art Museum Thursday afternoon

Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26.

Dylan Miettinen

August 21, 2020

A car theft was reported near the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus, per a SAFE-U alert sent out Thursday afternoon. The robbery took place near the intersection of East River Parkway and Delaware Street Southeast at approximately 2:30 p.m. According to the notification, the suspects drove a...

Retired UMN employees express concerns with new Fidelity retirement plan

Hailee Schievelbein

Hana Ikramuddin

August 20, 2020

After the University of Minnesota finalized its move to a new retirement plan this summer, some staff and faculty began experiencing difficulties receiving their retirement payments. The University’s transition from Securian Financial to Fidelity Investments was slated to take place in April but was de...

Fire reported near Stadium Village Tuesday morning

Dark gray smoke from a building fire blew to the Stadium Village and Prospect Park neighborhoods near the University of Minnesota Tuesday morning.

Dylan Miettinen

August 18, 2020

Fire crews are responding to a fire reported near the University's Stadium Village area Tuesday morning.  According to the Minneapolis Fire Department's live audio feed, fire departments responded to a building fire near the intersection of Highway 280 and Kasota Avenue Southeast at approximately 11:30 a.m...

Robbery reported Saturday night in Dinkytown, per SAFE-U notification

Morgan La Casse

Dylan Miettinen

August 16, 2020

A robbery occurred at midnight Saturday near the intersection of Fifth Street Southeast and 11th Avenue Southeast, according to a SAFE-U alert sent out early Sunday morning.  The group of suspects implied that they had a knife with them, punched a victim in the face and robbed them.  Though no description o...

Jamal Osman wins Minneapolis Ward 6 seat

<p>The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood as seen on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.</p>

J.D. Duggan

August 14, 2020

Jamal Osman won in the Minneapolis City Council special election for the vacant Ward 6 seat. Following a tight election night, the city released a statement Friday calling Osman the unofficial winner. The vote will become official when approved by the City Council Thursday, Aug. 20. In May, Osman told t...

Robbery occurs near UMN West Bank Thursday night

A Minneapolis Police officer patrols Dinkytown on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

Dylan Miettinen

August 14, 2020

A robbery took place near the University of Minnesota's West Bank on Thursday night, per a SAFE-U advisory sent out Friday morning. At approximately 9:15 p.m., the suspects – no description or direction of travel was provided – approached a victim near the intersection of Riverside Avenue So...

“In good times and in bad times”: Despite pandemic, University seeks property, plans for redevelopment

<p>Sarah Mai</p>

Caitlin Anderson

August 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the University of Minnesota’s continued land purchases in Stadium Village. Over recent months, the University has pursued the acquisition of high-profile properties on the eastern edge of campus. The University’s recently approved budget is accounting for reven...

Graduate Hotel situation resolved

<p>A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank  on Thursday, June 21, 2019.</p>

Jasmine Snow

August 13, 2020

Law enforcement have since resolved an incident involving a barricaded suspect at The Graduate Hotel Thursday, according to an all-campus alert.  At 1:42 p.m., UMPD officers responded to a report of a person in one of the guest rooms who was in crisis, per an MPD press release. Officers then atte...