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Native American Studies student Claudia Iron Hawk fans herself during her traditional Native American dance class on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the University of Minnesota-Morris campus.

A haven for Native American students: decades-old tuition waiver supports Morris students

Published October 8, 2018

On the west side of the University of Minnesota-Morris campus stands an Anishinaabe grandmother, shrouded in a sacred blanket and embraced by two grandchildren. The sculpture, unveiled late last month...

Illustration by Jane Borstad.

Decades-old starvation study bolsters eating disorder research

Published September 24, 2018

A University of Minnesota follow-up study to starvation research during World War II is informing eating disorder treatment in the Twin Cities. In 1944, 36 conscientious war objectors volunteered to be...

Federal regulations play a key role in UMN scholarship distribution

Federal regulations play a key role in UMN scholarship distribution

Published September 10, 2018

Not all incoming University of Minnesota students know where their federal aid will end up this fall. For students who receive need-based financial aid, federal regulations require universities adjust...

Queering sexual health: UMN professor tackles prostate cancer

Published September 7, 2017

Five years after his husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer, a University of Minnesota professor is working to improve rehabilitation treatment for LGBT survivors of the disease. On Tuesday, Simon...

Man charged with second degree murder along with two UMN robberies

Published August 2, 2017

A man charged with second degree murder in a botched July robbery is the same who committed two robberies on the University of Minnesota campus, according to charges.Benjamin Love's charges cover...

A cave explorer illuminates a portion of an underground cave.

Explorers brave Twin Cities underground

Published August 2, 2017

Deep below St. Paul’s streets sprawls a web of abandoned utility tunnels, the remnants of a once-great underground service system.These tunnels, known as the Labyrinth, now lie in semi-abandonment, discarded...

University systems crash with unknown cause

Published August 2, 2017

Late Monday night, the University of Minnesota’s data center experienced an outage, crashing the University’s IT systems.The outage, which affected “the brains” of many University systems, was...

Study shows nearly one-third of Minneapolis general fund goes to police

Published July 26, 2017

Over a third of Minneapolis’ general fund went to law enforcement this year, making the city one of the country’s top spenders on police.A report released this month by the national advocacy group...

A public safety exercise took place in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The building and surrounding area was blocked off from 5 pm until midnight.

UMPD preps for Super Bowl LII

Published July 26, 2017

As football fever approaches, University police are prepping for the unexpected.As part of a larger initiative, the University of Minnesota Police Department hosted a soft-shooter training Tuesday at Coffman...

Protesters interrupt Mayor Betsy Hodges press conference on the resignation of Minneapolis Police Department Chief Janeé Harteau.

[Photo] Protesters interrupt Hodges' press conference on Harteau resignation

Published July 22, 2017

Protesters interrupt Mayor Betsy Hodges' press conference on the resignation of Minneapolis Police Department Chief Janeé Harteau.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau introduces President Barack Obama before his speech on gun control on Feb. 4, 2013 at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigns in wake of Justine Damond shooting

Published July 21, 2017

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau stepped down from her role Friday after multiple city council members called for her resignation.Harteau's resignation comes just days after MPD Officer...

City council members call for Minneapolis Police Chief to step down

Published July 21, 2017

At least two city council members said Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau should be replaced at a council meeting Friday.Council Members Jacob Frey, Ward 3 and Linea Palmisano, Ward 13, said...

PTSD patients offered cannabis treatment, but hurdles remain

Published July 19, 2017

Next month, Minnesotans with post-traumatic stress disorder will be able to register for cannabis-based therapy.Minnesota is now the 25th state to recognize PTSD as a cannabis-treatable condition after...

New neuro tech might be perfect evidence for courtrooms, U study shows

Published July 12, 2017

As memory-testing technology becomes increasingly common in courthouses and police precincts, one University of Minnesota law professor is testing the gizmos to prevent misuse.Professor Francis Shen and...

Grant implementation coordinator Jake Maxon poses for a portrait outside Pennys Coffee in Minneapolis on Friday, July 7.

University of Minnesota grad student brings national HIV plans to Hennepin County

Published July 11, 2017

From the White House to Hennepin County, a University of Minnesota graduate student is fighting the spread of HIV.With part of the $2.5 million in federal funding Hennepin County received in June, the...

University adds new sexual health minor

Published July 10, 2017

The University of Minnesota is bringing sex education, a topic usually reserved for middle school classes, to public health graduate students with a new minor program starting this fall.Among the first...

Lee Greenfield, former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and board member of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, chats about campaign buttons at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Partys 2017 City Convention on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Greenfield said he has boxes and boxes of campaign buttons at his home.

Mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn upstages competitors at convention but misses DFL endorsement

Published July 9, 2017

After a 12-hour convention Saturday, Minneapolis delegates made their way home at a premature 10 p.m., failing to endorse any of the seven mayoral candidates.The early adjournment followed the marginal...

Delegates, alternate voters and supporters of all candidates converse before the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Partys 2017 City Convention on Saturday, July 8, 2017 the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Mayoral hopefuls look for endorsement at DFL Convention in Minneapolis

Published July 8, 2017

Eight of the nine Minneapolis mayoral candidates are on the edges of their seats today, as they wait to see if they will receive the DFL endorsement at the Minneapolis Convention Center today.Candidates...

Russell Strand speaks to officers about the best interview strategies for sexual assault survivors at the Recreation and Wellness Center on June 27, on East Bank.

University police undergo special trauma training

Published June 28, 2017

When dealing with victims of trauma, changing how police officers ask questions can make the biggest difference.Former Special Agent Russell Strand visited the University of Minnesota Police Department...

The Delta Upsilon chapter house on Tuesday, June 6.

Delta Upsilon returns to campus

Published June 27, 2017

A University of Minnesota fraternity rocked by sexual assault allegations this spring was removed from temporary suspension Friday.Delta Upsilon will remain on probation until it completes a redevelopment...

University of Minnesota alumna and researcher Mariah McMahon prepares media that will house cells on Monday, June 26. The Odde Lab, run by Dr. David Odde, researches cell behavior as applied to brain cancer progression, including with tumor cells from surgical cancer patients.

U professors work to engineer slower cancer cells

Published June 27, 2017

While most engineers work to make the most efficient machinery possible, one University of Minnesota professor is doing just the opposite when it comes to engineering cancer cells. Scientists may be able...

Body cameras sit in a charging cradle.

UMPD gives body cameras a try

Published June 20, 2017

If you’re spending time around University of Minnesota police, remember to smile — because you might be on camera.After months of planning, the UMPD started distributing tester body cameras to...

A variety of menthol cigarettes are displayed on a stand at Hideaway smoke shop in Dinkytown on Sunday June, 18 2017. A ban on menthol favored cigarettes in corner stores will be presented to the Minneapolis Cit council on Friday, June 16.

Minneapolis City Council looks to restrict menthol tobacco

Published June 19, 2017

Two years after banning flavored tobacco from corner stores, the Minneapolis City Council is ready to swipe mint flavors from the aisles as well.Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon and Ward 10 Council Member...

Journalists among those arrested at Castile rally

Published June 18, 2017

Two Minneapolis reporters were arrested Friday night during a confrontation between law enforcement and those protesting the acquittal of Philando Castile’s shooter.Susan Du, a City Pages reporter,...

UMN Fairview hospital struggles with patient security

Published June 14, 2017

In recent months, the University of Minnesota’s Fairview–Riverside Medical Center allowed at least seven major security breaches, including a patient who escaped the hospital on June 4, according to...

Officer Cunningham brushes his police dog Gator outside TCF Bank Stadium on June 1, 2017. Gator is a specialized bomb dog that is focused on detecting bombs before events on campus.

Meet Gator: The UMPD’s newest bomb-sniffing dog

Published June 7, 2017

There’s a new dog in town at the University of Minnesota Police Department, a lively Labrador with a superb snout.The dog, Gator, completed canine training May 25 with his handler, Officer Allan Cunningham....

Tina Boileau, patient Jonathan Pitres mother, takes a break from caring for her son to speak with the Minnesota Daily on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Childrens Hospital. The two are part of a UMN Medical School study on Epidermolysis bullosa, an incurable disease that causes blistering of the skin upon contact. If the treatment continues to improve Jonathans quality of life, Boileau said he is most looking forward to being able to walk his dog, Gibson.

U researchers develop new method to treat rare skin disease

Published June 1, 2017

Research by University of Minnesota doctors is helping patients with a blistering skin condition grow stronger through bone marrow transplants.University researchers have been developing a new method since...

Experts say “fittest” award may gloss over health disparities in Twin Cities

Published May 29, 2017

Parks and flavored tobacco bans may have helped make the Twin Cities “fittest in the U.S.,” but some question what that title leaves unaddressed.In a report released earlier this month, Minneapolis,...

Negligence lawsuit filed against UMN Fairview

Published May 25, 2017

A University of Minnesota hospital is facing a lawsuit for failing to protect its patients.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims Fairview hospital failed to properly secure a dangerous patient last fall after...

UMN reports additional mild mumps cases among students

Published May 12, 2017

The number of University of Minnesota students diagnosed with mumps is up to 25­­­­­, after the University reported seven students with the infection April 23.All cases so far have been mild...

The exterior of Varsity Theater in Dinkytown on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Dinkytown businesses feel impact of reduced traffic at Varsity Theater

Published May 1, 2017

Some Dinkytown restaurants are missing the late-night crowds that came from from Varsity Theater concerts.In the months since its last open-to-the-public show in December 2016, nearby restaurants say they...

After the March for Science on Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 in St. Paul, protesters wait for a west bound green line light rail.

Possible cuts to Twin Cities bus routes cause unease for UMN students

Published April 25, 2017

Metro-area bus routes could be greatly reduced and fares increased by cuts to state funding.A transportation finance bill in the State House of Representatives would grow the transit funding deficit to...

Minneapolis City Council voted to deny Doran Companies  demolition of the commercial property building located at 1319 4th Street SE, which houses Mesa Pizza, Dinkytown Tattoo and Camdi Restaurant in Dinkytown.

New Minneapolis sick leave rules receive praise, questions

Published April 18, 2017

Minneapolis residents will be able to voice opinions on the city’s new sick and safe time rules until May 1, which expand paid sick time options for workers.Under the new regulations that begin July...

Security monitor Will Burnton receives a request for an escort on his two-way radio while walking across the Washington Avenue bridge during his shift on April 17, 2014.

For UMN student security monitors, bridge crises bring anxiety

Published April 13, 2017

When a student is in crisis on the Washington Avenue Bridge, the task of talking them off the ledge often falls to student security monitors.With far more security monitors on campus than police officers,...

Eric practices pole dancing in his apartment on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Eric pole dances for fun and athletic purposes, occasionally freelancing at the Gay 90s, while pursuing his college education at the University of Minnesota.

After UMN report, changes could come to Minneapolis strip clubs

Published April 13, 2017

As Minneapolis mulls stricter strip club regulations, St. Paul’s history with the industry may inform what effects changes could have.Minneapolis city council members said they would consider policy...

Student leaders suggest improvements for UMN free speech policies

Published March 30, 2017

Students may soon have clearer guidelines for how they can exercise speech on campus.With several high-profile cases nationwide and at the University of Minnesota, the Student Representatives to the Board...

Two men work inside the store at Cedar Riverside Liquor on Monday, March 20, 2017.

University liquor stores ready after historic Sunday sales ruling

Published March 21, 2017

After the repeal of a more than 150-year ban, some liquor stores in the University of Minnesota area are torn on whether to open on Sundays.Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill passed by legislators March 7...

A student speaks to the crowd outside of Coffman Memorial Union during the Student Day of Action for International Womens Day on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

UMN students gather at Coffman Union for local ‘Day Without Women’ rally

Published March 9, 2017

Around 50 students from Twin Cities colleges gathered in front of Coffman Union Wednesday for a daylong, nationwide strike, called “A Day Without Women.” The strike, which coincided with International...

Joshua Reece and Sabrina Toth are two candidates from the University of Minnesota for the Hennepin County advisory board. Reece and Toth pose for photos at Northrop Auditorium on East Bank on Feb. 24 and 25, 2017.

Hennepin County to add UMN students to advisory board

Published February 27, 2017

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is planning to add two University of Minnesota student-volunteers to a board that provides county feedback.Sophomore Joshua Reece and junior Sabrina Toth —...

Participation in greek life at UMN is at an all-time high

Participation in greek life at UMN is at an all-time high

Published February 24, 2017

Participation in greek life at the University of Minnesota is the highest it’s been in years.Last spring, 10 percent of undergraduates were members of a University fraternity or sorority, up from 6 percent...

UMN professors boycott academic conferences in response to Trump travel ban

Published February 14, 2017

In protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, 14 University of Minnesota professors have signed an open letter saying they will boycott international conferences held in the U.S. for the foreseeable...

Professor Richard Painter answers questions in an interview at Mondale hall on West Bank on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Painter sits as vice-chair for the lawsuit against President Trump for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the constitution.

UMN Law School professor files lawsuit against Donald Trump

Published February 9, 2017

A University of Minnesota law professor is working with a watchdog organization to sue President Donald Trump for major ethics violations.The group — Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington...

Protesters march on Interstate 94W during a protest against Donald Trumps policies in Minneapolis on Nov. 10, 2016.

If passed, two MN bills would require highway protesters to pay police costs

Published January 30, 2017

Highway protesters in Minnesota could face stiffer penalties if two proposed bills are passed at the state Legislature this year.Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, introduced the bills Jan. 19 and 23 and was...

The thermal imaging camera, pictured on Jan. 17, 2017, is located on the northeast side of Washington Avenue bridge. The camera will move to a more ideal location once the testing phase is finished.

UMPD tests thermal imaging camera for more bridge safety

Published January 18, 2017

University of Minnesota Police Department is testing a new device that could provide additional safety for one of campus’s main passageways.The device — a thermal imaging surveillance camera —...