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General manager James Munson prepares an order for customer Humberto Naves on Wednesday at the new Himalayan restaurant in Dinkytown. This was Naves second time at the new restaurant, which recently moved into its Dinkytown location following the closure of Pizza Studio.

Dinkytown a revolving door for biz

Published May 5, 2016

When Brian Wheeler set up shop underneath Dinkydome Lofts, he expected his store to do well.     But Baldy’s BBQ opened its doors only to close them for good three years later.     Wheeler’s...

Suite of apps targets consent, sexual assault reporting

Published April 27, 2016

A new suite of apps is targeting a variety of sex assault-related issues, including consent, reporting and evidence gathering.      The suite’s central app, I’ve-Been-Violated,...

Marcy-Holmes looks to launch housing app and draw renters

Published April 26, 2016

Finding housing might become easier for University of Minnesota students thanks to a local neighborhood group.      Last week, Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association leaders discussed plans...

A cartoon by Jack Ohman, published in the Minnesota Daily on Feb. 20, 1979.

Daily alum wins Pulitzer

Published April 21, 2016

A former Minnesota Daily cartoonist known for his irreverent depictions of gun violence and Middle Eastern conflict was awarded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday.     Jack Ohman, 55, is the third...

Co-founders of Bizzy Coffee Alex French, left, and Andrew Healy stand for a portrait at the official Bizzy Grand Launch Party at the Cambria Gallery on Saturday.

For busy people, ‘Bizzy Coffee’

Published April 18, 2016

For Andrew Healy and Alex French, stumbling upon cold press coffee was an unintended start to a career in business.     A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Healy joined forces with his...

New survey reveals housing complaints

Published April 14, 2016

If University of Minnesota pharmacy third-year Chris Hayden turns on his toaster and microwave at the same time, he’s often greeted with sudden darkness as his kitchen’s circuit blows a fuse.      Hayden’s...

Post-results, graduate students denounce election mishaps

Published April 12, 2016

Though student government races have wrapped, candidates are speaking out about issues with this year’s election process.     Last week, professional students cast their ballots for student...

Fairview Health links with UCare

Published April 11, 2016

A merger announced last week will consolidate University of Minnesota-partnered Fairview Health Services and insurance provider UCare by mid-summer.     The move, made public April 5, marks...

Pedestrians pass by the Big 10 Restaurant and Bar on Washington Avenue in Stadium Village on Wednesday afternoon. Big 10 sits on the site of a proposed apartment complex.

Complex may shutter businesses

Published April 7, 2016

Like many other pockets of the University of Minnesota business area, a popular commerce hub could be razed to make room for an apartment complex.     Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors has drafted...

Patrons crowd around Daina De Prez while she performs at Nyes Bar and Polonaise room Saturday evening. The Bar will be closing after 67 years and will be holding its last polka dance on Sunday April 3.

City says ‘pozegnanie’ to Nye’s

Published April 4, 2016

Over the weekend, diners at Nye’s Polonaise Room heeded the advice of dishes and drinks inspired by the Polish phrase, “Jedzcie pijcie i popuszczajcie pas,” or in English, “Eat,...

Left to right, Michael Blomquist, Sumee Lee, Max Hall and Dane Thompson gather onstage for the Professional Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidate debate on Wednesday in the Coffman Union Theater.

PSG presidential candidates square off at Coffman Union

Published March 31, 2016

The All Campus Elections Committee debates experienced another night of low turnout, with 13 audience members attending the Professional Student Government forum Wednesday evening.     Fewer...

Like its neighbors, Marcy introduces green initiative

Published March 28, 2016

Following the lead of other neighborhood groups near the University of Minnesota, the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association fashioned a new environment committee dedicated to finding green solutions to...

Carlson School of Management students pose in front of Che Guevaras image at the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, Cuba over spring break as a part of a University course, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, which allows students to pitch ideas to foreign businesses.

Carlson students return from Cuban business trip

Published March 24, 2016

A group of 30 University of Minnesota students spent their spring breaks in Cuba riding around in cars from the ’50s, interacting with locals and soaking in a country previously cut off from the...

Federal officials continue to battle phone scammers

Published March 22, 2016

When Andrew Tagge got a call from scammers claiming to be IRS agents threatening to sue if he didn’t pay, he got nervous.     The environmental science, policy and management junior was...

The abandoned Bunge Grain Elevator sits in Southeast Como on Tuesday. The building may be partially demolished to build artist housing, while preserving the tower and part of the silos.

Como icon may face renovation

Published March 10, 2016

After years of uncertainty, local property owners hope to renovate a Southeast Como landmark.     Bunge Elevator Complex owner Project for Pride in Living wants to build an apartment building...

Thai officials drop charges against alum

Published March 9, 2016

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that the Thai government dropped its charges against photojournalist and University of Minnesota graduate Anthony Kwan.      Kwan — a former...

City may repeal loitering restriction

Published March 8, 2016

Despite some pushback, city officials are continuing efforts to repeal laws they consider obsolete.     Several members of the Minneapolis City Council want to do away with an ordinance that...

Duluth makes plans to tackle $4.3M deficit

Published March 3, 2016

Facing a $4.3 million deficit, University of Minnesota-Duluth Chancellor Lendley Black released a plan last month that he says will eliminate the school’s budget problems.     The school’s...

TCF Bank discovers fake bills

Published March 1, 2016

Bankers have discovered a surge of counterfeit bills recently circulating between Dinkytown businesses.     Since opening at the beginning of February, the TCF Bank branch in Dinkytown has spotted...

University students design backpack to help autistic children

Published February 25, 2016

When autistic children encounter stressful situations, pressure and weight applied to their torso can often help keep them grounded.     To get the support they need,  some wear vests that...

Minneapolis resident Thomas Jones walks along the Stone Arch Bridge on Sunday afternoon. In November, Jones moved into the Arrigoni House West, a sober residence in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood for men overcoming chemical addictions. Jones says going for walks are one of the frequent group activities he enjoys doing.

Uniting recovery and outreach

Published February 23, 2016

When alcohol poisoning sent him to the hospital in an ambulance, Thomas Jones said he didn’t have much to live for.      Now, with help from a local sober house, he’s been sober...

Local game developer Shanti Pothapragada works at GLITCH headquarters on the West Bank on Tuesday night. GLITCH is a nonprofit that works with indie game developers in Minneapolis.

GLITCH partners with PR firm to promote gaming

Published February 18, 2016

When video game programmer Shanti Pothapragada’s living room proved too cramped to work in, he decided to move his workspace to a local games culture group.     After the shift to GLITCH...

Schunk case closes with sentencing

Published February 11, 2016

After more than two years of grieving and waiting for justice, Mariana Schunk has seen both her daughter’s killer and an accomplice in the murder put behind bars.     “To some degree,...

Allegations accumulate for McLean

Published February 10, 2016

Dinkytown business owner Jason McLean is facing his fourth sexual assault lawsuit, according to a civil complaint filed Monday in Hennepin County District Court.     The suit against...

A Car2Go vehicle drives down Eighth Street Southeast in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood on Monday. Currently there are 350 Car2Go cars in the city.

Car sharing may become licensed business in Minneapolis

Published February 9, 2016

After three years of testing the roads, car sharing organizations are buckling in for the long haul.     The city of Minneapolis is moving forward with a change to allow business licenses for...

Fairview buys sole stake in insurance holder PreferredOne

Published February 3, 2016

Fairview Health Services took full ownership of Minnesota insurance provider PreferredOne last month.     The University of Minnesota-partnered health services provider bought the Golden Valley-based...

The future site for the proposed 8th and 9th street apartments sits in its current state on Sunday. The 5 story building would have a total of 97 dwelling units, as well as townhome studios on the first floor.

CPM development sprawl could expand in Marcy

Published February 1, 2016

A small industrial pocket of Marcy-Holmes may soon turn into housing.     At a Minneapolis committee meeting last week, building developer CPM sought feedback from city officials on a new five-story...

This rendering of a tower proposed by Alatus was presented to the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association last week. Alatus leaders hope to begin construction later this year.

New condo proposed for Marcy-Holmes

Published January 28, 2016

A new skyscraping building could bring a mix of new neighbors to the University of Minnesota area.     Developers announced they would use a planned 40-story high-rise for condominiums at a...

Co-owner of the Blue Door restaurant Jeremy Werner, far right, sits and listens as resident Joe Russell expresses his concerns regarding the new location in Southeast Como. The Como Blue Door is expected to open in February.

Blue Door Pub taps SE Como

Published January 25, 2016

An area pub known for its eccentric burger will soon be firing up its grills near campus.     Despite brewing community concerns about parking and late-night business, Blue Door Pub’s...

A selection of alcoholic beverages are presented to customers before they reach the cash register at the Punch Pizza located in Stadium Village.

University area beer sales spots expand

Published January 18, 2016

More choices will soon be available for those looking to grab a bite and a beer in the University of Minnesota’s Stadium Village neighborhood.     Blaze Pizza will begin selling alcoholic...

Chavez-Nelson pleads guilty

Published January 18, 2016

The man accused of stabbing a University of Minnesota student to death in 2013 pleaded guilty Friday, according to a Dakota County Attorney press release.     Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson,...

Postdoctoral fellows seek career services

Published December 16, 2015

At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral fellows and associates have trouble accessing career services, which provide students with resume critiques and mock interviews.    But school officials...

Protests seek campus diversity nationwide

Published December 15, 2015

Around 70 student groups at schools across the U.S. and Canada are demanding more diverse college campuses.    Many, including an activist group at the University of Minnesota, are seeking more...

University student robbed at gunpoint near Dinkytown

Published December 14, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was robbed early Friday morning near campus, according to a press release from the Minneapolis Police  Department.   According to the release, the...

Suspected drunk driver hits police car

Published December 14, 2015

A University of Minnesota Police Department squad car was hit by a suspected drunk driver on Saturday.   None of the parties involved suffered serious injury.   According to UMPD posts on...

Fewer low-income students go to college

Published December 9, 2015

When Nora Haltom started thinking about where she wanted to go to school, she knew she wouldn’t be able to afford tuition without getting help.   Because of financial aid, the freshman was able...

Sex assaults go unreported

Published December 7, 2015

Nine out of 10 college campuses certified in annual crime statistics that they did not receive a single report of rape last year. That stark figure — along with the continued underreporting of campus...

More data to be public on accreditation

Published December 3, 2015

More information about universities’ goals for student outcomes will be available this spring, after the Department of Education changed accreditation requirements last  month.   The changes...

Student’s autopsy finds drugs

Published December 2, 2015

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County found traces of two different drugs in the body of Laura Schwendemann, an 18-year-old University of Minnesota-Morris student who was found dead...

The University of Minnesotas Driven to Discover building sits at the State Fair grounds on Sunday. Some University faculty wish to revamp the building in an effort to make the University more attractive and draw in research participants.

U State Fair building may get an update

Published November 30, 2015

Leaky roofs and uneven floors in a 60-year-old Minnesota State Fair exhibit turned research facility could be getting an update.    The Driven to Discover facility — the former home of...

Study calls for clearer rules for adjuncts teaching online classes

Published November 23, 2015

Adjunct faculty members instructing online courses often don’t receive enough training, according to a recent study.   The study, released earlier this month, suggested schools develop clearer...

Student robbed on West Bank

Published November 23, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was robbed outside Carlson School of Management Saturday morning, according to an alert sent to the University community.   University police responded to a report...

Transfers concern students

Published November 19, 2015

Some student senators at the University of Minnesota worry community college and state university students are missing out on transferring to the University.   Last month, student senators expressed...

Sex assault bill divides leaders

Published November 12, 2015

Universities nationwide might have to stay away from sexual assault investigations if a bill in Congress passes.   The Safe Campus Act would allow law enforcement agencies at least 30 days to investigate...

Med schools less confident in new MCAT

Published November 9, 2015

Changes to the Medical College Admission Test had some students scrambling to take the test before new subjects were added in April.   Now, students and medical schools aren’t convinced the...

University execs’ pay increases

Published November 5, 2015

After the school committed to cut costs, some top-level University of Minnesota executives are receiving increased salaries.   According to information requested by the Pioneer Press, seven of the...

Faculty look to update academic freedom

Published November 4, 2015

The freedom of University of Minnesota professors to discuss controversial topics without fear of punishment could be reinforced by the end of the year.    Last month, faculty senate leaders...

University alumnus Shezanne Cassim was held in a maximum-security prison in the United Arab Emirates for nine months after posting a YouTube video that satirized teenage life in Dubai.

Former U student seeking UAE pardon

Published November 3, 2015

The University of Minnesota alumnus who spent nine months incarcerated abroad wants a pardon from the country that locked him up for a single YouTube upload.   Accusations that he’d threatened...

Student found in creek

Published November 3, 2015

Police identified a body found in Chester Creek in Duluth, Minn., as University of Minnesota-Duluth student Kyle Noble on Sunday.   St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Claire Olson...

Committee wants more no-smoking signs

Published October 29, 2015

Smokers may soon have to ignore even more no-tobacco signs when they light up on campus.   Next month, the committee responsible for implementing the smoke-free policy — which has been in effect...

Body might be missing student’s

Published October 28, 2015

The body of missing University of Minnesota-Morris freshman Laura Schwendemann may have been found, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.   A farmer reported to police that...

Workers face leave issues

Published October 27, 2015

When Janel Mendoza had her second child, she found that the two weeks allotted for maternity leave were not enough to recover, and she didn’t have enough sick leave to stay out of work longer.   Workers...

13 former students sue UMD

Published October 22, 2015

Last year, 13 graduates of the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s education program found themselves unable to get teaching licenses due to a paperwork error from school administrators.   The...

Law school applications rise

Published October 20, 2015

Until he got an internship at a local law firm, Peter Economou didn’t know what he wanted to do when he came to the University of Minnesota.   The internship helped the political science senior...

Faculty: Drop the charges

Published October 14, 2015

University of Minnesota faculty members are petitioning for the school to drop student conduct charges against 13 students who occupied President Eric Kaler’s office in February.   Members of...

Assault near West Bank

Published October 8, 2015

A man was attacked by a group of four others late Tuesday near the corner of Cedar Avenue and Third Street South, according to a University of Minnesota crime alert.   Minneapolis police...

Biomedical startups lack women

Published October 7, 2015

Across the country, women performing biomedical research lag behind men in  funding awarded for biomedical startups, according to a recently published report.   While the University of Minnesota...

Postdocs miss out on U-Passes

Published October 6, 2015

For the last 15 years, University of Minnesota postdoctoral associates have been able to purchase U-Passes, which allow users unlimited trips on metro public transportation for a flat rate.   But...

Former student sues for sexual harassment

Published October 1, 2015

After filing a lawsuit claiming a hostile work environment in 2013, a former University of Minnesota doctoral student’s case will go to trial Nov. 2.   Stephanie Jenkins was researching...

Int’l students boost grad enrollment

Published September 29, 2015

International students have generated more than two-thirds of the recent growth in graduate enrollment, according to a new report. The Council of Graduate Schools, a national group that works to improve...

Union push continues on campus

Published September 28, 2015

A push to unionize all faculty members at the University of Minnesota geared up as faculty members, students and alumni rallied outside Northrop Auditorium on Thursday.   The event was part of...

FAFSA rules to change

Published September 24, 2015

When Katie Sivanich sat down with her parents last year to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, she thought her awarded funds would arrive earlier.   The University of Minnesota political...

Teacher rules raise questions

Published September 22, 2015

A proposed policy that raises education requirements for high school teachers who instruct college-level classes is facing skepticism from some educators. Some teachers say the proposed rules could kill...

Woman victim of attempted robbery near McNamara

Published September 22, 2015

A woman was nearly robbed by three people Saturday, according to a crime alert sent to the University of Minnesota community Monday.   The alert says the victim, who is not a student at...

Research practices updated

Published September 17, 2015

Researchers across the country who use human subjects may soon face stricter consent requirements and heightened levels of scrutiny if they want to get federal funding.   Last week, the U.S. Department...

Academic Advisor Ian Ringgenberg goes about his daily work in his office on Tuesday. If the change goes through,  Ringgenberg would be protected under the fair labor standards act.

Fed gov’t proposing changes to OT pay

Published September 16, 2015

White-collar workers at the University of Minnesota may soon get more overtime protections from federal labor laws.   In July, the U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards...

Starbucks around the U may soon open earlier

Published September 15, 2015

Starbucks has submitted a request to the Minneapolis City Council to open earlier in locations across the city, writes the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.   In Dinkytown and Stadium Village,...

Fraternity may face sanctions

Published September 10, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has received a cease–and-desist order from its national headquarters after alleged violations of school rules.   The fraternity’s...

Bell Museum director to leave amid renovation

Published September 9, 2015

The Bell Museum of Natural History has lost its director, amid a renovation.   Susan Weller, former Bell Museum director and current professor of entomology at the University of Minnesota, is leaving...

University enacts affirmative consent policy

Published August 25, 2015

After months of discussion, the University of Minnesota’s affirmative consent policy took effect Monday, according to a letter the school sent to student government leaders. In the letter, University...

A biker travels along 18th avenue on Tuesday. While the city is planning to give the street bike lanes, the Southeast Como Improvement Association worries that such a change will harm parking availability in the highly populated area.

New bike lanes could push out parking

Published August 5, 2015

Access to federal funding is making it possible for Minneapolis to install protected bikeways along streets near the University of Minnesota.   The U.S. Department of Transportation granted the Metropolitan...

Prospect Park apts. on horizon

Published August 5, 2015

Construction on a new 36,000-square-foot hotel and apartment building near the University of Minnesota campus will begin next spring if the Minneapolis Planning Commission approves the developers’...

City bus shelters to be removed

Published July 29, 2015

Metro Transit is working on removing bus shelters citywide — including two near the University of Minnesota — due to low ridership at the stops.   Metro Transit began taking down about...

Paul Schoenecker places his purchased items in a plastic bag at CVS on Tuesday. Ward 2 City Councilman Cam Gordon hopes to reduce the citys environmental impact by keeping bags out of landfills and possibly banning plastic bags at retail sites throughout the city.

Plastic bag ban may hit Minneapolis

Published July 29, 2015

Minneapolis stores might have to find a new way to pack groceries if a proposal to ban plastic bags passes through City Council by the end of this year.   Though some University of Minnesota-area...

U picks new partner in transportation accessibility research

Published July 27, 2015

The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory announced Monday that they will be partnering with TomTom, a navigation device company, to create a dataset to document transportation accessibility...

County’s app helps locals beat the heat

Published July 22, 2015

A new cell phone app is making it easier for area residents to escape the heat this summer. The app, released last month, pinpoints designated buildings, like the Southeast Library in Dinkytown, for residents...

Police seek more funding for K-9 medical treatment

Published July 22, 2015

Minneapolis police are looking for more funding for police dogs after using up original allocations by paying for their medical expenses. The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for $10,000 for reimbursement...

Minneapolis City Councilman Jacob Frey speaks at a city council meeting at City Hall on Friday, July 10.

Landlords may provide voter registration

Published July 15, 2015

In an effort to persuade students to vote in local elections, Ward 3 City Councilman Jacob Frey is looking to University of Minnesota-area landlords for help. At a City Council meeting last week, Frey...

Legislators, emergency planners seek plan for safe oil clean-up

Published July 15, 2015

After a crude oil train explosion in Quebec left almost 50 people dead two years ago, legislators, activists and emergency responders began looking into enhancing safety regulations for trains passing...

U professor’s bike app gets revisions

Published July 8, 2015

University of Minnesota computer science professor Loren Terveen helped launch a program in 2008 that created a new way for bicyclists to find their way around.   Since then, Terveen said the online...

A biker moves into traffic to pass a vehicle illegally parked in the newly established bike lane on fourth street in Dinkytown on Tuesday, July 7. Though bikers now have a dedicated lane through Dinkytown, drivers continue to park within the lane illegally, causing safety issues with bikers who are forced to pass.

Bike lanes face safety issues

Published July 8, 2015

When University of Minnesota biology, sociology and environment junior Shashank Holalkere pulled his bike out for the first time this summer, he was not expecting to find the new Dinkytown bike lane clogged...

West River Parkway repairs begin

Published July 6, 2015

Repairs have begun for the West River Parkway after a mudslide closed it down last year, the Star Tribune reports. The article states that the mudslide damaged the slope during June 2014 and that repairs...

A Shuang Cheng employee brings a recycling bin back inside after emptying it behind the restaurant in Dinkytown on Monday. City Council has set a goal to have half of the citys waste composted or recycled by 2020 and 80 percent by 2030.

City recycling plan defines new goals

Published July 1, 2015

Minneapolis is planning to hone their recycling and composting goals for city residents.   Following a City Council resolution, which passed earlier in June, Minneapolis’ recycling and waste...

SpaceX explosion a loss for Minnehaha Academy students

Published June 29, 2015

When the SpaceX rocket exploded after launching on Sunday, Minnehaha Academy lost experiments that they had hoped would make it to the International Space Station, according to CBS Minnesota. The article...

A light rail Green Line train crosses University Avenue in Minneapolis on Monday night. According to Metro Transit, there has been about $3 billion in development along the Green Line corridor since construction began in 2010.

Green Line boosts job access

Published June 24, 2015

After a year of service, the Green Line         light rail has made it easier for Minneapolis and St. Paul residents to commute to work, a new report shows.   According to a University...

Karissa Fleming and Ervin Blaylock enjoy an evening of fishing at Fort Snelling State Park on Monday. State Legislators have agreed to give $260k to the Us Center for Changing Landscapes so they may survey the use of Fort Snelling among other state parks and trails.

State wants input on parks

Published June 24, 2015

Park-goers will soon be able to sound off on state parks and trails, which could give Minnesota lawmakers a better understanding of how the state’s parks and trails are utilized.    The...

General Mills cutting artificial flavors, colors

Published June 22, 2015

Golden Valley based food manufacturer General Mills announced Monday that they will be removing artificial coloring and flavoring from its cereals, according to the Star Tribune. The article states that...

Poultry testing labs awarded funding

Published June 17, 2015

In the midst of the avian flu outbreak, new testing methods could help researchers detect the disease more accurately in rural Minnesota birds.   Last week, the state Legislature allocated more than...

Manager Adam Hussein gives change to a customer at Maxwells Market on Tuesday afternoon. Hussein believes the proposed restrictions on tobacco sales will hurt his business.

Council leaders target flavored tobacco goods

Published June 17, 2015

Flavored tobacco products may soon get the boot in Minneapolis convenience stores, which might cut into revenues but could potentially improve citizens’ health.    To make flavored tobacco...

Jeb Bush announces presidential campaign, courts college-aged voters with social media

Published June 15, 2015

Former Florida Gov.  John Ellis Bush officially announced his presidential campaign for the 2016 presidential election Monday, according to an Associated Press report. The story states that...

Park board seeking increased funding

Published June 10, 2015

Karl Nordling brought his granddaughter to Van Cleve Park for the first time Monday, noting that the park has changed for the better since his kids were young and played there. The Minneapolis resident...

U, Edison High School monitor water pollutants

Published June 10, 2015

A trench outside a high school parking lot in northeast Minneapolis has become an environmentally friendly hotspot for University of Minnesota researchers and high school students.   University professors...

Rep. Kahn files ethics complaint

Published June 9, 2015

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, is filing an ethics complaint with Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji,  against Rep. Dennis McNamara, R-Hastings, following an incident in McNamara’s office last...

Michael Kim
Education: Bachelors in Music, University of Calgary; Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Juilliard.
Current position: Dean and Professor of Music at Brandon University.
Expertise: Piano.

New leader for School of Music announced

Published June 3, 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Michael Kim as its new director of the School of Music on Monday following a months-long selection process and discussion on leadership restructuring.   The...

Bartender Vanessa Smith sells a growler of beer to a customer at Town Hall Brewery on Monday. On June 5 the city council will vote on possible changes that would allow the sale of growlers on Sundays at breweries and taprooms, as well as changing the time for Sunday sales from 10 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Liquor rules may loosen

Published June 3, 2015

It may soon get easier for Minneapolitans to order Bloody Marys or jugs of beer to complement early Sunday breakfast.   A Minneapolis City Council committee unanimously passed two proposed...

Police reporting undergoes inspection

Published June 3, 2015

A recent report found Minneapolis police officers are rarely recording their reasons for stopping pedestrians or drivers.   Thoroughly describing each stop isn’t required by the Minneapolis...

Medical marijuana registration open today in MN, but restrictions persist on both federal and state levels

Published June 1, 2015

Patients who qualify registered to begin recieving medical marijuana legally in Minnesota today. The first doses will be distributed on July 1st. However, marijuana is still classified as a schedule 1...

New School of Music director selected

Published June 1, 2015

The University of Minnesota School of Music selected Michael Kim, a Canadian piano professor, as its new director, the University announced in a release Monday. Kim, who will assume his position on July...

Council may repeal laws on lurking

Council may repeal laws on lurking

Published May 27, 2015

A Minneapolis law some say creates racial disparities is one step closer to being repealed. Residents and activists expressed their concerns at a public hearing last week over the city’s lurking...

A light rail train passes outside Amundson Hall on Friday evening. Electromagnetic radiation and vibrations from the trains could disturb University research.

A year later, LRT vibrations still an issue

Published May 27, 2015

The Green Line light rail could potentially disrupt University of Minnesota research along its route.   For the past year, Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council have been working on reducing...