The Minnesota Daily

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

Lydia Morrell

September 21, 2020

University neighborhoods are reporting at some of the lowest rates in Minneapolis, and experts fear that the updated deadline will exclude student populations.

Governor candidates comment on top University issues

GOP-endorsed candidate for Minnesota Governor Jeff Johnson shakes hands with parade spectators at the Father Hennepin Parade in Champlin, Minnesota on Saturday, June 9.

Isabella Murray

October 29, 2018

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association recently released a survey to prepare its members for the upcoming midterm elections, garnering responses from state and federal candidates regarding higher education funding and policy. Survey results included over 105 candidates' answers to five questions...

High early voting numbers in campus area may suggest student voting boost, experts say

The Downtown Minneapolis Early Vote Center is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The center opened for the 2018 general election on Friday, Sept. 21, and will be open until Nov. 5, the day before Minnesota votes.

Isabella Murray

October 11, 2018

Early voting began Sept. 21 for the general election at a downtown Minneapolis location, where city data shows areas around the University of Minnesota campus netting high turnout rates. Although experts say the numbers around campus don't necessarily indicate increased voter turnout among students,...

Ilhan Omar, Mohamud Noor clinch DFL primaries

<p>Representative Ilhan Omar announced her endorsement for Mohamud Noor in his run for Minneapolis City Council Ward 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Currie Park in Minneapolis. Omar won the primary in 5th Congressional District, and Noor won the primary for District 60B.</p>

Helen Sabrowsky and Cleo Krejci

August 15, 2018

In a primary election that saw Minneapolis give its highest primary election turnout in almost 50 years, Minnesota finalized its candidates for the general elections in November.  5th Congressional District Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, won the DFL primary election for the 5th Congressional Distric...

Minimum wage hearing draws crowds

Sarah Webstor Norton waits to be called to speak during a public hearing at Minneapolis City Hall on Thursday. Sarah works in the service industry and is in favor of a proposed $15 minimum ordinance.

Christopher Lemke

June 26, 2017

A lively crowd packed into Minneapolis City Hall Thursday for a public hearing on the City Council’s proposed $15 hourly minimum wage ordinance.While the Council and most speakers at the hearing showed strong support for the $15 minimum wage, there were points of contention between how businesses can affor...

Minnesota law now mandates sex assault training for students

Melissa Steinken

September 8, 2016

All University of Minnesota students are now required to complete sexual assault awareness training as part of a new state law aimed at reducing sexual misconduct on college campuses.Under the law, which took effect Aug. 1, colleges must offer online sexual assault reporting options for students and requi...

Debate spotlights veteran, newcomers

Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Mohamud Noor and Ilhan Omar debate in a filled Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Monday evening. The three are competing for the DFL primary for House Seat 60B.

Ryan Faircloth

August 24, 2016

Local residents filled every seat in an auditorium at a Monday debate between longtime Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, and her two DFL competitors, Ilhan Omar and Mohamud Noor.The debate, held at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, drew discussion of local ...

Minneapolis City Council vote on $15 minimum wage could put amendment on ballot

Luke Gitar and Nestor Garcia of Minneapolis talk during their work to raise awareness for the 15 Now campaign while at Open Streets Minneapolis: East Lake on Sunday. Campaigning to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour, 15 Now obtained nearly 20,000 signatures, more than enough to make it onto the November 2016 ballet.

Ryan Faircloth

July 27, 2016

A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Minneapolis has drawn contention from some who think it will negatively affect businesses.The petition, with over 8,000 signatures, was received by the City Council Friday. The proposal would raise the city’s minimum wage incrementally over several years to ...

Rondo, Prospect Park push I-94 changes

Cars drive down I-94 under the 27th Ave SE bridge early on Tuesday morning. Proposed plans include increased access to the interstate with an access point in Prospect Park.

Raju Chaduvula

July 27, 2016

For the first time since its inception, the functional and neighborhood impact of Interstate 94 will get another look.At a two-day “Every Place Counts Design Challenge” workshop held last week, residents of the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul and the University of Minnesota’s Prospect Park neig...

Apartments proposed for popular Como corner

Digital rendering of the proposed 1501 Como Ave. SE apartment complex.

Ryan Faircloth

July 20, 2016

A new apartment proposed for the Southeast Como neighborhood has culled safety worries, though some longtime residents think the plan will draw much-needed diversity to the area.The three-story, 30-unit building proposal was recently submitted to the city planner for review. The Southeast Como Improveme...