The Minnesota Daily

The Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct stands on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in North Minneapolis. The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs recently released findings from their study on what North Minneapolis residents wanted for the future of local policing.

University researchers recommend policing changes beyond reform in north Minneapolis

Katelyn Vue
December 3, 2020
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs published a report analyzing interviews from 112 north Minneapolis residents.
Herbarium collections manager Tim Whitfeld, works to digitize the collection, for storage and sharing with those who are unable to travel to the collection, at the Biological Sciences Center on Tuesday, Dec. 1. “We are working on digitizing the over 950,000 dried plants that we currently store here at the Herbarium. It is quite the process.”

University herbarium collection goes digital

Becca Most
December 3, 2020
As part of the Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas, the University plans to scan and upload almost a million plants.
Cataloging Minnesota's native bees

Cataloging Minnesota’s native bees

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
November 29, 2020
Through the University Insect Collection, the Department of Natural Resources seeks to track and analyze the impact of the climate crisis on bees native to the state.
The Mayo Building, which serves as CIDRAP headquarters, stands on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

University’s infectious disease unit receives $25,000 grant to continue COVID-19 research

Abbey Machtig
November 25, 2020
The funding will go towards production costs and purchasing equipment for the center.
A high-resolution scan of a louse specimen (Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Insect Collection)

University continues work on national insect curation project, despite pandemic

Becca Most
November 23, 2020
The Terrestrial Parasite Tracker will allow scientists around the nation to access data about parasitic bugs.
An American elm tree stands tall on the St Paul Campus on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Researchers are attempting to stop the spread of Dutch elm disease in Minnesota, where these trees are at risk of being cut down.

Developing Dutch elm disease-resistant trees

Becca Most
November 19, 2020
University researchers work to clone and propagate elm trees to combat the killer fungus.
Fruit fly specimens are prepared at the Gortner Laboratory on Tuesday, Nov. 17.  The flies' genes have been altered, resulting in a condition that causes defective offspring when the affected flies mate with unaltered members of the species, in an effort to reduce their population.

‘A plague to be reckoned with’: UMN research creates a buzz with invasive fruit fly research

Becca Most
November 18, 2020
In breeding genetically sterile males, researchers aim to develop a new genetic pesticide.
An empty lot stands across from the Cargill building, on the University's St. Paul campus, on Monday, Oct. 19.  The lot will be the site of the proposed Microbial Cell Production Facility.

University collaboration aims to further bioindustrial manufacturing industry nationwide

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
November 11, 2020
The University of Minnesota is currently collaborating with the U.S. Department of Defense and nonprofit organization BioMADE.
David Remucal shows some of the plant containers at the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center on Monday, Nov. 9.

Meet David Remucal, the University’s ‘plant rescuer’

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
November 11, 2020
A plant conservationist at the Minnesota Arboretum, Remucal works to save and store endangered plants.
A photo of a commercial dairy farm, such as the one farmers may opt to use selective dry cow therapy at.

Got milk? University researchers roll out new dairy cow treatment to reduce farmers’ antibiotic use

Becca Most
November 2, 2020
Selective dry cow therapy will be rolled out by the Minnesota Dairy Herd Improvement Association on Nov. 1