The Minnesota Daily

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Steven Hogan stands in front of the now deserted Rybak gubernatorial campaign office Monday.

Local campaign staff move on after endorsements

May 4, 2010

After constant recruitment, numerous district conventions and countless hours spent in the campaign office, a candidate getting a partyâÄôs endorsement stamps a successful campaign. For candidates...

Student interest in electric bikes has increased

April 29, 2010

An increased interest in electric bikes has risen like the temperature on the University of Minnesota campus. Varsity Bike & Transit in Dinkytown has been carrying electric bikes for five years and...

Volunteer brew guide Gene Neshek serves a patron a complimentary beer at the end of the Summit Brewery tour in St. Paul Saturday.

Local beer company donates profits

April 19, 2010

Ten years ago, KieranâÄôs Potato Ale beer brand was sold for a single dollar. Today, this beer has been recreated as Finnegans and is part of the regional effort to alleviate poverty. Jacquie Berglund,...

Online subscription service Groupon helps stimulate local business

April 12, 2010

Business across the country has been stimulated thanks to the hundreds of thousands who have subscribed to Groupon to receive discounts for their products and services. Groupon, a company that offers a...

University senior Geoff Enright holds a sign urging students to take off their shoes in front of Coffman Memorial Union on Thursday.

Students go barefoot to spread awareness

April 8, 2010

Hundreds of University of Minnesota students went barefoot on Thursday in order to spread awareness about the impact of not wearing shoes. April 8 was named One Day Without Shoes by TOMS Shoes , a shoe...

Broadband expansion underway in Minnesota

March 30, 2010

Tuesday marked the first of many planning sessions to come between the partners involved in the statewide effort to expand the use and knowledge of broadband Internet. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced...


Students ‘Pay It Forward’ on spring break service tour

March 24, 2010

Six buses filled with University of Minnesota students traveled to different destination cities over spring break to serve people across the country. The Pay It Forward Tour was the seventh annual trip...

Campus census booths to assist and recruit students

March 11, 2010

Regional Census Center employees will begin sitting in booths at Coffman Union and in the St. Paul Student Center on March 19 to ensure University of Minnesota students will be counted in the 2010 Census....

Campus pothole repairs to begin by end of week as asphalt plants reopen

March 3, 2010

As temperatures continue to rise, the thawing snow will continue to expose evidence of the beating that roads endured this winter. Filling the countless potholes around campus has become an annual part...

Rochester to use sales tax toward expansion of UMR campus

March 2, 2010

The Rochester City Council announced Monday that part of the cityâÄôs sales tax will be allocated toward the expansion of the University of Minnesota Rochester. The money that the University receives...

Americans skeptical of colleges’ priorities

February 22, 2010

A recent study found a large percentage of Americans are growing skeptical about collegesâÄô motives. The Public Agenda and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education found that...

Minn. DNR battles invasive species

February 16, 2010

The rapid reproduction, growth and spread of invasive species in Minnesota has had a serious impact on the environment, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is more active than ever in its...

Passenger train to benefit students

February 10, 2010

By 2020, the state hopes to have a complete high-speed rail service from Minneapolis to Chicago, providing students with a more efficient method of public transportation. For the 2008-09 academic year,...

A participant in the Polar Bear Plunge cannonballs Sunday into the waters of White Bear Lake.

Polar Bear Plunge helps raise funds for Special Olympics

January 31, 2010

Saturday marked University of Minnesota ecology evolution and behavior sophomore Mike DullumâÄôs fifth year plunging into White Bear Lake for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. The first year Dullum...

Associate Professor at Humphrey Institute Maria Hanratty, left, and Hennepin County’s Office to End Homelessness representative Lisa Thornquist, right, spoke to a group of graduate students Wednesday at Carlson School of Management.

Students work to end homelessness

January 28, 2010

A class of University of Minnesota graduate students is teaming up with the Hennepin County Housing First Program in an effort to end long-term homelessness in the county by 2016. In spring 2009, associate...