The Minnesota Daily

Pawlenty will not seek third term


June 2, 2009

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Tuesday that he will not be running for a third term in 2010 to, among other reasons, give future gubernatorial candidates âÄúample timeâÄù to make campaign plans. Joined by MinnesotaâÄôs First Lady Mary Pawlenty , Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau an...

Ranking Minneapolis: Fit or fat?

A runner jogs by Lake Calhoun in Uptown on Monday. Recent studies have shown that Minneapolis has been ranked high on the fitness scale, while others referred to the people of Minneapolis as ‘little houses.’

June 2, 2009

Opinions vary about the fitness level of Minneapolis. While some, like MenâÄôs Fitness Magazine and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) hail Minneapolis as fit, others, like the editor of Vogue Magazine , find Minneapolis to be on the heavier side. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour to...

Minnesota Supreme Court to hear Coleman’s appeal Monday

May 29, 2009

The battle for the remaining Minnesota Senate seat will have a new stage Monday âÄî the Minnesota Supreme Court. Starting at 9 a.m., five justices from the court will hear an appeal from Republican Norm Coleman to overrule a lower courtâÄôs ruling that Democrat Al Franken won last No...

The Pirates of St. Paul

May 27, 2009

On a cold night last November, a man called Cheesy stood next to a purple and gray two-toned Chevrolet Suburban in the parking lot of the Unidale Mall , a shopping center in St. Paul near the corner of University Avenue West and Dale Street North. Selling pirated movies had become Cheesy's full-time jo...

Police officer’s arm bit during fight with suspect

May 27, 2009

An intoxicated woman bit a University of Minnesota police officer and hit her in the face with her shoe during an altercation near 1301 University Ave. SE early Monday morning. Brenda Malave Arroyo , 30, was shot with a Taser by an assisting officer before she became cooperative, according to a police re...

Landlord sues over neighborhood association membership rejection

May 26, 2009

Jason Klohs , a local landlord, recently filed a grievance against the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, which denied his membership inquiry to the organization, despite the fact that Klohs owns property in the neighborhood. On April 27, Klohs received the membership denial letter from MHNAâÄôs ex...

U researchers implement wireless water sensors

May 26, 2009

At Pamela Park in Edina, Chris Wennen , a graduate student in water resources science at the University of Minnesota, stands knee-deep in a pond, examining what resembles an enormous film canister. The device is a wireless sensor that monitors water quality. It is one of five implemented in the Minnehaha Cr...

New law will enforce seat belt use

May 26, 2009

âÄúClick it or ticket âÄù will soon be a reality for all Minnesotans riding in an automobile. Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a primary seat belt bill into law Thursday that will allow police to pull drivers over simply for failing to wear a seat belt. The law, which will go into effect on Ju...

Wrestling team boasts top recruiting class

May 26, 2009

After a disappointing finish this season, the Gophers wrestling squad is looking forward to a bright future. Last week, the Gophers 2009 recruiting class was ranked No. 1 by Wrestling Insider News Magazine . Their class was ranked fifth in November, but after top-ranked prospect Tony Nelson from Cambridge, Mi...

Farmers market opens on St. Paul campus

Farmers market vendor Peter Hughes, left, talks with customers Marjo Cavanaugh, middle, and her daughter, Peg Cavanaugh, right, at the farmers market in St. Paul on Tuesday.  The farmers market opened on May 19 on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus after moving from its former location across the street in Falcon Heights.

May 26, 2009

Access to homegrown foods has arrived on the University of MinnesotaâÄôs St. Paul campus. On May 19, a farmers market opened there after it moved from its previous location across the street in Falcon Heights. âÄú[The farmers market] gives us more exposure to show people things that ar...