The Minnesota Daily

All content by Briana Bierschbach

Watch the signs, spring street sweeping begins Tuesday

April 13, 2009

Minneapolis Public Works crews will begin a comprehensive spring street sweep on Tuesday, April 14. The sweep will last about four weeks.   While the city works to clean up dirt left behind by melting...

Chris Coleman running for another term as Mayor; challengers emerge

April 2, 2009

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will be running for another term, with full endorsment from the DFL, but will not go unchallenged, according to MinnPost. John Krenik, a republican, has said he will be in...

Section of Como Avenue closed for two months

March 30, 2009

Begining Monday, March 30, a portion of Como Avenue in will close for road and bridge construction for at least two months, according to the city of Minneapolis.   Como Avenue will close to all...

Carlson supporter wants to prosecute

March 5, 2009

A recent letter sent out to former supporters of Charles Carlson - the student who recently dropped out of the Ward 2 race for Minneapolis City Council after a series of false claims - stated that Carlson...

Washington Ave. Bridge work to start over spring break

March 4, 2009

 Hennepin County will begin work on the Washington Avenue Bridge pedestrian deck during the week of March 16, while University of Minnesota students are away on spring break, according to a press...

St. Paul City Council objection threatens start of Central Coridor

March 3, 2009

Recent threats to the start of the Central Corridor light-rail project have been vibration concerns from the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Public Radio. Now, the St. Paul City Council has some...

Metro Transit bus driver leaves passengers out in the cold

February 5, 2009

A Metro Transit bus driver may lose his job after being accused of leaving his passengers out in the cold Wednesday morning, according to Fox.     According to passengers, the driver arrived...

Metro Transit ridership up, funding down

February 5, 2009

The Twin Cities' Metro Transit carried 82 million passengers on its light-rail and bus systems in 2008, up 6.1 percent compared with 2007's total, according to Progressive Railroading. Hiawatha light-rail...

Downtown loses more than 3,000 jobs last year

February 4, 2009

  Downtown Minneapolis’ 20 largest employers shed 3,335 jobs since February 2008, according to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.    At its annual meeting Wednesday, the Minneapolis...

U hosts expo for students seeking transportation-related jobs

February 3, 2009

The University of Minnesota is hosting a transportation expo Thursday to help students who are pursuing a transportation-related career.   Sessions will look at transportation career alternatives...

United States infrastructure gets a “D”

January 29, 2009

 America's infrastructure gets a "D" and needs $2.2 trillion in fixes over the next five years to meet adequate conditions, according to a new report by the American Society of Civil Engineers.   The...

Central Corridor project delayed due to noise concerns

January 21, 2009

Construction on the Central Corridor light-rail project has been pushed back from spring 2010 to late summer next year, according to MPR.   Minnesota Public Radio has raised similar concerns as the University...

County closes lane on Washington Ave. Wednesday

January 21, 2009

  Hennepin County officials will close one lane on the Washington Avenue Bridge Wednesday as part of work being done on the pedestrian level, according to an e-mail sent to students from University...

Local governments seek to reduce energy costs

January 21, 2009

Government officials representing Minnesota cities, counties, school districts and townships will meet in St. Cloud Thursday to explore strategies for reducing energy costs, according to a press release.   Speakers...

National Geographic airs I-35W documentary Thursday

January 15, 2009

A National Geographic documentary about the building of the new Interstate 35W bridge airs Thursday night, according to the Associated Press. “Twin City Bridge: After the Collapse” follows almost the...

Rybak seeks re-election

January 14, 2009

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced yesterday that he is running for re-election. The announcement came in the form  of a  message via Twitter directing visitors to a YouTube video ....

VH1 wants to save the music in Minneapolis

December 8, 2008

 The VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Comcast are giving $90,000 worth of new instruments to help out three instrumental music education programs in Minneapolis Public Schools,...

Mayor calls for city hiring freeze

December 2, 2008

Everyone seems to be feeling the economic pressure, and Minneapolis city government is not immune. Mayor R.T. Rybak and City Council President Barbara Johnson called for a city hiring...

Homelessness Awareness Week

November 19, 2008

In covering the story, "With economic downturn, more families face the street," I visited People Serving People, an emergency homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis. There, I met Steve Walker...

Bob Miller, Director of NRP, Plans to Run for Mayor

November 12, 2008

Bob Miller, executive director of the city's Neighborhood Revitalization Program, will officially announce his candicy for Mayor of Minneapolis Thursday at the Rainbow Resturant downtown, according...

Hennepin Avenue construction open for comment

October 20, 2008

On Tuesday, the city of Minneapolis will hold a meeting to allow people to comment on the proposed plans for Hennepin Avenue. Hennepin Avenue and 1st Avenue N. in downtown Minneapolis will be converted...

Third Ward Summit Addresses Future Transportation Issues

October 14, 2008

The third ward neighborhood summit will take place Wednesday night, and will address the impact of proposed transit and transportation systems on the area, which includes Dinkytown. The event, which is...