The Minnesota Daily

All content by Alex Ebert

Postman pleads guilty to stealing University area mail

September 24, 2009

A U.S. postman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing mail from his route around the University of Minnesota. Timothy J. Krolick, 29, of Ramsey, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of mail theft....

A plaque resides near Van Cleve Park on 15th Ave. in memory of three University students that died in a Sept. 2003 house fire.

The corporate neighbor

September 20, 2009

By most standards, 1231 8th Street SE doesnâÄôt look like a business. Signs of residential life âÄî furniture on the porch, a few beverage cans here and there âÄî point to this...

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U-Pass price shoots up

September 15, 2009

As a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Greta Baker rode the bus for free courtesy of the university and the Duluth Transit Authority. But since transferring to the Twin Cities campus, the...

Daily Digest – Natural killer cells, tuition levels, no handshake?

May 5, 2009

Hey, UMN, hope you enjoy these digest news tidbits. Enjoy your Tuesday folks.   Stem Cell Natural Killer Cells Fight Cancer  Local TV station Fox 9 ran a clip Monday about a University of Minnesota...

Daily Digest – You call that a riot?, 1988 Swine Flu death, friend vs friending debate

April 28, 2009

Hello U of M, and thanks for checking out the Daily this Tuesday. I've got a few tidbits of news you might not have heard of I think might peak your interest. Let's jump in.   Police broke up a riot...

Daily Digest – Maple Grove murder, U.S. runners third

April 21, 2009

Good afternoon campus. My annual spring reminder came this weekend with the Boston Marathon, and that means the long run of the semester is close to the end. If you've got a second, take a quick break...

Daily Digest – Poet praised, retail down, pirates

April 14, 2009

Welcome to spring. It's a lovely Tuesday, so I hope you've brought your laptop outside to read the Daily in the sun.   Famous Minnesota Poet Robert Bly will be honored Thursday through Saturday on...

Daily Digest – Klobuchar in Vietnam, Police Dog shot, New QB

April 7, 2009

I know it's been spring for a while now, but now I'm starting to believe it. To accompany the good weather, relax with a little bit of U of M news. Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited Vietnam Monday and is scheduled...

Daily Digest – Police officer may have planted gun, dump papers

March 31, 2009

Hey U of M, it's good to be writing to you. Wow, isn't this the weirdest weather you've ever experienced? Still, I'd take this over a flood any day. Today I've got a fresh variety of stories for you. Enjoy,...

Daily Digest: Craigslist, Crookston cancels classes

March 25, 2009

Its the second day back from break and I bet everybody's settling back into the grind. So, to take your mind off of impending midterms and semester culmination papers, we've got a few news stories that...

U in top 20 college fundraisers

February 26, 2009

The Univeristy of Minnesota was 17th on the AP's list of top college and university fundraisers in fiscal year 2008.   Topping the list was Stanford with $785.04 million, outpacing second place Harvard...

Cold car = safe car

December 5, 2008

  To be clear, the Minneapolis ordinance forbidding people to leave their cars idling on city streets for more than three minutes is not meant to be earth-friendly, reducing green house gases is just...

Businesses keep crime secret

October 26, 2008

Throughout my time as a reporter with the Minnesota Daily I have had difficulty getting specifics about crimes committed against businesses. Both as a business intern and as the cops and courts beat reporter,...

Question of the Week

August 13, 2008

Where are you getting your textbooks this semester? Julia Rossini is going against the grain this semester: She's not getting textbooks. She's not renting them, not buying them; she won't touch a single...

Campus hotels full during move-in and RNC, but limited space exists elsewhere

July 23, 2008

The AmericInn in Baldwin , Wis., was not Margie Gedeit's first choice in lodging. Actually, it was her fifth. She first tried the University Radisson Hotel, then the Days Hotel, but both told her that...

Campus businesses unconcerned about RNC

July 16, 2008

They're coming. More than 4,500 delegates and alternates are coming to the Twin Cities during the Republican National Convention , and they're carrying $148 million with them, according to the Minneapolis-St....

How have high gas prices affected your recent road trip?

July 9, 2008

On her latest road trip, Colleen Powers , a University softball player, took on the elements to save on gas. She shut off her vehicle's air conditioning all the way from Minneapolis to St. Louis, Mo.,...

The Neon Sun sets in a Darque shadow

July 2, 2008

Tommy Van has closed his independent tanning salon Neon Sun, unable to keep his business profitable after four years in Stadium Village due to increased competition and a slow summer market. Business at...