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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak talks about his involvement with the University of Minnesota at City Hall on Nov. 10, 2011.

Rybak’s legacy: ups and downs

November 20, 2013

R.T. Rybak will exit the mayor’s office in January, leaving behind a legacy of 12 years of leading Minneapolis. Since he was first elected in 2001, the city has experienced policy changes ranging...

City Council sees turnover

November 6, 2013

Come January, the Minneapolis City Council could have more freshman members than returners. Six incumbents won re-election, leaving seven of 13 council seats open for new faces. Three incumbents lost their...

University lawyer considered for District Court judgeship

October 28, 2013

One of the University of Minnesota’s top lawyers is on the short list to become a District Court judge. The state Commission on Judicial Selection recommended three candidates Wednesday, including...

CLA dean candidate list narrowed to six

October 24, 2013

The list for the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts has been narrowed down to six finalists. After former CLA Dean James Parente announced in March his plans to step down, a committee started recruiting...

For students who are not ’21 or over’

October 17, 2013

College students don’t always think about the consequences before handing over their fake. University of Minnesota students who use falsified IDs put themselves at risk of a misdemeanor, but some...

House to vote on same-sex marriage

May 9, 2013

    The state House of Representatives will vote Thursday whether to recognize same-sex marriages in Minnesota. The DFL-controlled Legislature has heard arguments from both sides for months,...

House, Senate to iron out University funding differences

April 29, 2013

  Both the state Senate and House of Representatives have voted to increase funding to the University of Minnesota, but key differences in their bills still need to be ironed out. After an hour-long...

House votes to increase U funding

April 25, 2013

  The full Minnesota House voted to increase funding for the University of Minnesota after an hour-long debate.  Representatives passed the bill that would freeze tuition for Minnesota undergraduates...

University Dean of Humphrey School of Public Affairs Eric Schwartz on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in his office. Schwartz was recently nominated to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, which monitors different circumstances overseas where religious freedom is endangered.

Dean heads Humphrey with humility

April 25, 2013

On a shelf in a large office overlooking the University of Minnesota West Bank sits a framed photograph of two men. In it, Eric Schwartz attempts to detail a migration issue while former President Bill...

Minneapolis resident Richard Chasse has a beer and dinner Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Burrito Loco. A policy change could affect the food-to-alcohol revenue ratio required for local businesses.

Booze-to-food sales ratio rule could loosen

April 23, 2013

Greg Pillsbury sold more food last year than ever before, but he also sold more booze. For the first time in nine years, the city found Burrito Loco Bar and Grill violated the 60-40 rule, which requires...

Minimum wage increase in the works at Leg.

April 23, 2013

Johnson High School senior Celestine Xiong makes minimum wage working at the Dinkytown McDonald’s. Hoping to attend the University of Minnesota next fall, Xiong has been saving her $7.25-an-hour...

History senior Meg Hughes-Morrison does warm-ups during a choir ensemble rehearsal Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Ferguson Hall. After struggling with depression during her freshman year, Hughes-Morrison was disappointed with the resources at Boynton and now meets with a therapist 25 minutes away from campus.

Unmet demand

April 11, 2013

She didn’t go to class. She wouldn’t turn the lights on. She couldn’t even get out of bed. Meg Hughes-Morrison struggled with depression her first semester at the University of Minnesota. Her...

Charges filed in prosthetics case

March 12, 2013

A Coon Rapids, Minn., man was charged Friday for allegedly stealing and selling prosthetics from the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in 2011. Federal prosecutors charged 52-year-old Peter...

Abdul Omari speaks with current student representative at-large Maureen Ramirez after being selected to be the new student regent position on the board on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the State Capitol.

Legislature appoints four regents

March 7, 2013

The state Legislature appointed two new members and two incumbents to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents on Wednesday night. In a joint meeting of the House and Senate, legislators selected...

Mayo upgrade could boost Rochester campus

February 26, 2013

Some state legislators are pushing to revamp the city of Rochester in an effort to keep Mayo Clinic a world-renowned medical institution. In January, Mayo announced its “Destination Medical Center”...

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, at the Westminster Town Hall Forum on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis. Gore is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and the author of five books.

Environment policy key for some DFLers

February 14, 2013

  Some Democratic-Farmer-Labor party members in the state want to push forward on environmental policy this legislative session. Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, chairs the Minnesota Senate Environment...

Legislators push for mental health funding

February 12, 2013

Some state senators are looking to increase funding for mental health resources in Minnesota. Last week, legislators introduced bills that would provide more mental health resources for children in K-12...

Sunday liquor sales bill introduced, again

February 7, 2013

A bipartisan bill that would lift the longstanding ban on Sunday liquor sales was introduced this week in the Minnesota Senate. Bills allowing Sunday liquor sales have been introduced many times in the...

Carrying on campus?

January 30, 2013

  A state legislator wants to allow students and faculty to conceal and carry handguns on college campuses. Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, plans to introduce legislation this week that would...

Strategic communication junior Karen Elizondo lights microbiology junior Dane Elmquists candle during a vigil for University student Matt Challou on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Challou committed suicide Jan. 21, 2013.

Gathering to remember

January 29, 2013

Nearly 40 people lined the south-side railing of the Washington Avenue Bridge  on Monday night. It was quiet at first, somber, as the group stood in the cold, staring down at the nearly frozen water. All...

U.S. senators outline immigration overhaul

January 28, 2013

A group of eight U.S. senators outlined their plan to overhaul the immigration system Monday, according to The New York Times. The deal is considered to be largely bipartisan as it hits on both Democratic...

Mpls. law enforcers discuss gun laws at the White House

January 28, 2013

Minneapolis Chief Janeé Harteau and Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek were among the 13 law enforcement officials invited to the White House to discuss gun control on Monday, according to the Star...

Anti-gun control protesters gather on the steps of the state Capitol for Gun Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn.

Nat’l gun debate hits Minn.

January 23, 2013

As the national debate on gun control heats up, Minnesotans are beginning to enter the conversation. Some state legislators have promised to introduce bills to increase gun regulation, while others have...