The Minnesota Daily

All content by Alida Tieberg

Minneapolis pursues increased diversity

April 23, 2015

City officials want to diversify Minneapolis’ workforce.   The City Council approved a new plan last week that would increase the diversity of city workers to include more women, young people...

New policy for crime alerts in question

April 22, 2015

Two months and three crime alerts after University of Minnesota campus administrators announced they would be more selective in describing suspects in crime alerts, questions are beginning to arise regarding...

Crime alert: U student one of two to be robbed at gunpoint

April 16, 2015

Two people were robbed in Southeast Como early Wednesday morning, according to a crime alert sent from University of Minnesota police Chief Greg  Hestness.   One of the victims is a...

Two robbed in SE Como

April 15, 2015

Two people were robbed in Southeast Como early Wednesday morning, according to a crime alert from University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness. One of the victims is a University student and the...

Massive apt. complex slated for Prospect Park

April 14, 2015

Plans for another luxury apartment complex near the University of Minnesota are making their way through the city’s approval process.   The City Planning Commission reviewed a proposal Monday for...

Two after UMPD’s chief spot

April 13, 2015

The search for the next University of Minnesota Police Chief has been narrowed to two candidates.   St. Paul Police Department Commander Colleen Luna and Minneapolis Assistant Chief of Police Matt...

Four vying for top spot at UMPD

March 30, 2015

Four finalists vying for the University of Minnesota police Department Chief position made their cases to the University community in hourlong presentations last week. The finalists — Cmdr. Colleen...

Police search for missing U student

March 28, 2015

Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for a University of Minnesota student who has been missing since early Friday morning. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen at Blarney Pub and...

As temperatures change, so does crime

March 26, 2015

As the snow melts and University of Minnesota students spend more time outside, criminals will do the same, police say. The current crime rate is typical for the late winter, but as temperatures warm,...

Metropolitan Transit Captain James Franklin presents to University community

March 26, 2015

Metro Transit Police Department Captain James Franklin was the third finalist for the University of Minnesota Police chief position to present to the University community in a public forum Wednesday. Franklin...

UMPD’s Deputy Chief Charles Miner presented his case for the chief position on Tuesday

March 25, 2015

UMPD Deputy Chief Chuck Miner was the second finalist for the UMPD chief position to present his experience and concerns to the University community in a public forum on Tuesday.   Miner has 15 years...

Vehicle thefts spike

March 24, 2015

The University of Minnesota and surrounding areas saw a surge in vehicle-related crimes over spring break. Two vehicles were broken into near the Como Student Community Cooperative between March 16 and...

Sexual assault in Marcy-Holmes

March 24, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted in a Marcy-Holmes parking lot early Monday morning. The victim was scraping snow from her car near the intersection of Eighth Street Southeast and...

The first of four UMPD police chief finalists makes case in public forum

March 24, 2015

St. Paul Police Department Commander Colleen Luna was the first of four UMPD police chief finalists to present to the University community in a public forum Monday.  Luna has 30 years of experience...

Police chief candidates to be announced throughout the week

March 23, 2015

Four finalists will make their cases for becoming the next University of Minnesota Police Chief at public forums this week. The first candidate, Colleen Luna, is a senior commander in the St. Paul Police...

As temperatures go up, crime stays low

March 10, 2015

Crime over the weekend was relatively low, despite spring-like weather, which often raises the number of campus-area thefts. University of Minnesota police responded to two different trespassing reports...

SE Como residents’ claims combining

March 9, 2015

Residents of the Southeast Como neighborhood were granted a class-action lawsuit against General Mills, attorneys announced on Wednesday, following their concerns of a potentially harmful vapor seeping...

Seven people indicted for drug operation

March 4, 2015

Seven gang members were indicted for running a drug operation between Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Duluth, and Fargo, North Dakota, the Star Tribune reported Wednesday.   Federal and local authorities...

Crime scarce during weekend

March 3, 2015

Crime on and around the University of Minnesota campus was sparse once again last weekend. A vehicle was stolen from the Oak Street Ramp on Saturday, according to a University of Minnesota Police Department...

Guilty plea from ring leaders

March 3, 2015

Two members of a family responsible for a Twin Cities-based cellphone theft ring pleaded guilty to a federal charge on Monday. Talal Mustafa and Edwan Mustafa pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in...

University alters its crime alert protocol

February 26, 2015

University of Minnesota administrators announced Wednesday that the school will be more selective about its use of suspect descriptions in crime alerts. The school will now include suspect descriptions...

Whose Diversity? member David Melendez holds his daughter as he leaves the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility after a court appearance on Tuesday morning.

No punishment for sit-in

February 25, 2015

The 13 Whose Diversity? members who staged a sit-in at the University of Minnesota’s Morrill Hall earlier this month learned Tuesday they wouldn’t be punished for trespassing as long as they...

Crime reports low over cold weekend

February 24, 2015

Aside from a sexual assault reported in Marcy-Holmes, crime in the University of Minnesota campus and surrounding neighborhoods was low over the weekend. A peeping tom incident was reported in Marcy-Holmes...

U student sexually assaulted in Dinkytown

February 24, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning in Dinkytown. The student had left a friend’s apartment when she was either forced or willingly got into a vehicle...

Minnesota Sends Delegation to White House Summit

February 19, 2015

A Minnesota delegation of law enforcement and Somali community leaders will continue their discussions at a White House summit in Washington D.C. today on combating the recruitment of terrorists in the...

Students and faculty members hold signs at a protest outside Morrill Hall on Monday. Demonstrators protested the arrest of 13 students who occupied President Eric Kaler's office last week.

Faculty join student protests

February 17, 2015

About 150 people gathered in front of Morrill Hall Monday to protest the arrest of 13 University of Minnesota students and community members last week. University faculty members and students, among others,...

U lecturer faces charges

February 9, 2015

A University of Minnesota-Rochester lecturer was charged Thursday with the possession and dissemination of child pornography, according to criminal complaint filed Friday in Olmsted County District Court. Chemistry...