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A fire partially destroyed a two-story house at 804 13th Ave. SE and left another damaged early, Thursday morning.

Fire damages two houses overnight

April 3, 2014

A heavy fire early Thursday morning partially destroyed a two-story house at 804 13th Ave. SE and damaged another. No one was injured, according to a release from the Minneapolis Fire Department. Firefighters...

The Aurora Center director Katie Eichele leads a group exercise at the Aurora Centers all-volunteer training at Elliott Hall on Feb. 4, 2014. The goal of the exercise was to keep balloons, representing sexual assault victims, off the ground and emphasizes how agencies have different policies regarding sexual assault victims and how easy it is for the victims to fall through the cracks with miscommunication between agencies.

Up to date, years later

February 26, 2014

For the full experience, visit our project space for more graphics and data.   In an arena where few requirements are explicit, the University of Minnesota is one of many institutions struggling to...

Parking ramp fire damages four cars

January 22, 2014

Three vehicles caught fire at about noon Tuesday in the upper level of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Patient/Visitor parking ramp. No injuries were reported. The ramp on Delaware...

Four cars damaged in Fairview parking ramp fire

January 21, 2014

Four vehicles were damaged in a fire Tuesday around 12:15 p.m. in the upper level of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Patient/Visitor parking ramp. No injuries were reported. The ramp...

Profiling worries black community

December 9, 2013

When Chisom Esele walks around the University of Minnesota campus at night, people sometimes get nervous, walk faster or cross the street when they see him coming. “I feel like when you’re...

Black community raises issue of racial profiling

December 6, 2013

With the recent string of crime alerts emailed to the University of Minnesota student body, the black community has an additional safety concern: racial profiling. Six groups sent a letter to President...

Hipster neighborhoods good for real estate

November 21, 2013

In an age of Internet lists, all things hipster provide ample fuel for everything from hipster baby names to how to tell if you're dating one. A couple years ago, Buzzfeed even named Minnesota...

Student sexually assaulted in Como

October 28, 2013

A 19-year-old University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted early Sunday morning near Van Cleve Park, according to a Minneapolis police report. The incident took place between 2:40 and 3:10 a.m....

University alumnus wins Nobel Prize for economics research

October 15, 2013

A group of prominent economics professors were known as the “four horsemen” during their time at the University of Minnesota, and all except one have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for economics. This...

Financial institutions vie to underwrite bonds for Vikings stadium construction

October 10, 2013

Twenty-two financial institutions have responded to Minnesota Management and Budget's request for help underwriting the $498 million taxpayer share of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, the Associated...

Target lays off 150 corporate employees

October 10, 2013

Target Corp. laid off 150 corporate employees on Wednesday from positions of overlap or duplication in the company. Target spokeswoman Amy Reilly said the eliminations occurred "as part of a number...

Post-Doctoral Associate Misa Kayama takes her glass of water back to her desk to work on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 on the St. Paul campus. Kayama stopped her chemistry PhD studies in Japan after an accident left her in a wheelchair.

The forgotten minority

October 2, 2013

John Wilson doesn’t consider his lack of hearing a disability. It’s a language barrier. Misa Kayama is a minority in two ways: she’s Japanese and uses a wheelchair. And Abdirahman Hassan,...

Minneapolis attorney Jacob Frey, center, talks campaign strategy on Thursday at his home in the Nicollet Island neighborhood. Frey will be running against incumbent Diane Hofstede to represent Ward 3 on the Minneapolis City Council.

‘Always running,’ Frey sets sights on council

December 12, 2012

Jacob Frey has been running his entire life. This time it’s for Minneapolis City Council. The former Team USA competitor-turned-lawyer is taking on two-term Councilwoman Diane Hofstede in the newly...

Mead Cavert remains the last person in the room his hand in the air as the speaker works back though the decades from the 1990s to 1940s, asking how long the audience has been involved at YMCA at organizations 125th anniversary celebration Tuesday evening at McNamara Alumni Center.

After 125 years, campus YMCA looks forward

December 5, 2012

The University YMCA celebrated its 125th anniversary Tuesday, marking a program that is almost as old as the University of Minnesota itself. What began as a resource of spiritual needs and student services...

Youth studies, sociology, and social justice junior Brian Dailey-Arndt passes his ballot to political science senior Sydney Jordan during MPIRG elections on Monday at Coffman Union.

MPIRG works to forgive student debt

December 4, 2012

For the past year, the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group intensely focused its efforts on defeating both the marriage and voter ID proposed constitutional amendments. Since both failed, the activist...

Young Americans For Liberty president and finance junior Adam Motzko talks to the members about upcoming events at their meeting Tuesday at the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

Liberty movement carries on in Minn.

November 29, 2012

Following election losses in Minnesota, many Republicans are exploring what the future of the party will look like. The Liberty movement could be it. Whether recruiting university students, funding political...

State DFLers look to form progressive caucus

November 26, 2012

As the 2013 legislative session approaches, some Democratic-Farmer-Labor legislators are talking about forming a progressive caucus. Though still in the early stages, the caucus would be part of a broader...

Leg. sends blueprint to feds

November 19, 2012

  Minnesota sent a blueprint for its health insurance exchange to the federal government Friday, signaling its plans to create its own system tailored to the state. Under the Patient Protection and...

DFL finalizes legislative leadership

November 16, 2012

After winning back control of both the Minnesota House and Senate, the DFL has spent the last two weeks organizing its caucus and choosing leaders. Last week, House and Senate DFLers elected previous minority...

Minneapolis resident Maria Francisca Reines, right, registers to vote on Election Day at Pratt Community School.

Voter ID axed, reformers live on

November 13, 2012

  The desire for election reform didn’t die last Tuesday when Minnesotans voted down the proposed voter ID amendment — it just hit a wall. Throughout the campaign against the amendment,...

Supreme Court make-up could shift to liberal lean

November 13, 2012

With three U.S. Supreme Court justices nearing 80 years old — the age at which many decide to step down — President Barack Obama’s re-election could signal a shift in the court’s...

Vast gender gap in presidential preference

November 9, 2012

Gallup polls found the widest gender gap between presidential candidates since 1952 this election with President Barack Obama drawing more women and Republican challenger Mitt Romney drawing more men. Obama...

Gov. Mark Dayton thanks marriage amendment opponents for their support at the Minnesotans United for All Families election night party Tuesday night in St. Paul.

DFL wins control of state gov’t

November 8, 2012

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party reclaimed the state Legislature on Tuesday in an election that leaves Minnesota with a completely DFL-controlled state government for the first time in 20 years. After...

Dan McGrath, the executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, cheers with his colleague in celebration of the result of the amendment at the MN United for All Families election event at the St. Paul Rivercentre.

MN only state to vote down voter ID referendum

November 7, 2012

  Voter ID opponents claimed victory early Wednesday morning with 95 percent of precincts reporting only 45.8 percent in favor of the proposed amendment that would require photographic identification...

MN United in final push for votes

November 6, 2012

Aided by outspoken Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, Minnesotans United for All Families made a final push Tuesday to get voters to the polls to defeat the marriage amendment that would constitutionally define...

More than 30 million have already voted

November 5, 2012

One day before Election Day, more than 30 million people have already voted across the country, according to data complied by George Mason University's United States Elections Project. The votes have...

Obama, Romney cite jobs report in campaign

November 2, 2012

Both presidential candidates cited the final jobs report before Election Day to bolster their campaigns, one pointing to progress, another to stagnation, CNN reported. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported...

Paul Ryan campaigning in Minnesota Sunday

November 2, 2012

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will be campaigning in Minnesota Sunday with only days left before the election. The rally will take place at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport at 3:30 p.m;...

NYC mayor endorses Obama

November 2, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama Thursday following a destructive storm that "brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief,"...

ep. Phyllis Kahn canvasses around the Florence Court Apartments near Dinkytown to promote her and Sen. Kari Dziedzic

With little opposition, candidates campaign for others

November 1, 2012

Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Sen. Kari Dziedzic are fighting almost nonexistent battles for re-election to the Minnesota Legislature this year. Along with campaigning for themselves, they’re helping out...

Final campaign finance numbers released

October 31, 2012

With only days left to the election, both sides of the marriage amendment fight continue to draw millions of dollars in contributions, surpassing $13 million overall. While the voter ID amendment still...

President Clinton to visit U on Tuesday

October 30, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton will visit McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday to campaign for President Barack Obama. A recent poll found a narrower than expected margin between...

Presidential race heats up in Minnesota

October 29, 2012

In the final week before the election, Minnesota is drawing new interest from the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, with both campaigns...

Mark Lazarchic

October 28, 2012

What is the most pressing issue to the University and how do you plan to deal with it? I don’t know, I guess I’d have to talk to the University and find out. I’m not going to be presumptuous...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

October 28, 2012

  As tuition costs rise, what, if anything, would you do to make college more affordable? We need to keep college affordable. That’s why I worked to prevent interest rates on federally subsidized...

Sen. Kari Dziedzic

October 28, 2012

What is the most pressing issue for the University and how do you plan to deal with it? I think the biggest thing for the University is the budget. I agree with President Kaler’s, his strategy of...

Kurt Bills

October 28, 2012

As tuition costs rise, what, if anything, would you do to make college more affordable? There are two related issues here: the cost of a college education itself and its affordability. No college education...

Who won the debates?

October 26, 2012

Despite President Barack Obama's poorly-rated performance in the first debate, viewers determined he bounced back for two "wins" over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the...

Bills declines to talk to Star Tribune Editorial Board

October 22, 2012

The Star Tribune Editorial Board endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar for re-election Sunday, calling her a "political marvel" and saying she has "represented Minnesota very well." Her opponent,...

Poll shows District 8 in favor of Nolan

October 22, 2012

A poll conducted for the Star Tribune shows DFL Congressional candidate Rick Nolan outpacing Republican incumbent Chip Cravaack by seven percentage points in the Eighth Congressional District, the Star...

Dr. Jill Biden speaks to canvassers about the importance of getting people to vote at the Obama Campaigns Minneapolis office.

Candidates pass over MN for swing states

October 22, 2012

Second lady Jill Biden came to Minneapolis on Saturday in one of several visits the Obama campaign has made to Minnesota in the past few months to canvass and rally supporters. Meanwhile, a slew of candidates...

Businessman vs. Bachmann for CD6

October 18, 2012

As the Congressional race draws on between Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democratic challenger Jim Graves, the most pressing issue facing the 6th District may be the candidates themselves. Although...

Poli Sci experts to discuss election

October 16, 2012

Five University of Minnesota political science professors will discuss various aspects of the 2012 election Tuesday night. The panel aims to present attendees with a research-based perspective —...

Wildlife groups step up to stop wolf hunts

October 16, 2012

Two national wildlife groups served notice Monday that they will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to put Great Lakes wolves back on the endangered species list and are requesting that Wisconsin and...

Ritchie’s alleged campaigning discussed in probable cause hearing

October 12, 2012

A probable cause hearing Friday addressed allegations that Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has abused his office by campaigning against the voter ID amendment. Sens. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, and...

Fair highlights student-parents

October 10, 2012

Students and staff gathered Tuesday on Northrop Plaza to raise awareness about student parenting and convey to teen parents that college is still an option. The annual Visibility Day is organized by the...

Graves erred on biography

October 9, 2012

Congressional candidate Jim Graves conceded Monday to incorrectly listing on an online biography that he served on the board of United Way of Central Minnesota, the Star Tribune reported. Graves, who is...

Voter ID issues addressed in debate

October 8, 2012

Both sides of the voter ID amendment squared off face-to-face Thursday night at Metropolitan State University in a debate where they struggled to vet out the specific impacts of the proposed amendment. Dan...

Anti-war supporter Roger Cuthbertson watches a rally Sunday at Loring Park in Minneapolis.

A year in, Occupy Minneapolis is smaller but strong

October 8, 2012

Bundled protesters greeted each other Sunday with “Happy Anniversary” and a hug as they marked one year of Occupy Minneapolis. The group of around 20 met at the Hennepin County Government Center...

Marriage campaigns buy ads in final stretch

October 4, 2012

As Election Day draws near, campaigns face their final five weeks of spending as they strive to sway voters on the proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one...

Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills prepares for a full day of campaign stops across southwestern Minnesota onboard his modified school bus Tuesday morning en route to Mankato, Minn. Bills starts each day with a 7:30 a.m. economics class that he teaches at Rosemount High School.

Econ teacher takes on Klobuchar

October 3, 2012

Kurt Bills is a high school economics teacher by morning, a political candidate by day. At 7:30 a.m., he’s teaching a class of 38 students at Rosemount High School. By 8:30 a.m., he’s riding...

Marriage amendment supporters launch first TV ads

October 2, 2012

Minnesota for Marriage, the lead group supporting the marriage amendment, launched its first TV ads this week, according to a press release. The two ads, "Threat to Marriage" and "Good of...

The Big Gay Race 5K Saturday drew approximately 6,000 participants in one of many campaign events put on in the last year by Minnesotans United for All Families.

Campaigns ramp up as Nov. 6 nears

October 1, 2012

The Big Gay Race 5K on Saturday drew approximately 6,000 participants to one of many campaign events put on in the last year by Minnesotans United for All Families. The group has raised more than $8.2...

Sen. Klobuchar launches first TV ads

October 1, 2012

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) launched her first television ads Sunday with five weeks left before Election Day, according to Minnesota Public Radio. The two 30-second spots, titled "Saved" and...

Marriage amendment fight draws over $7M in 2012

September 27, 2012

So far in 2012, foes and backers of the measure that would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage have raised more than $7 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday and released Wednesday. The...

MPIRG youth vote organizer Andy Pearson, right, assists computer science freshman Alex David in completing his voter registration Tuesday afternoon on the Washington Avenue Bridge. Similar events were held by Grace University Lutheran Church and League of Women Voters Minneapolis as part of National Voter Registration Day.

Groups mobilize students to vote

September 26, 2012

Volunteers took to the University of Minnesota campus Tuesday for the first-ever National Voter Registration Day. Groups like the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, which registered 275 people throughout...

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson speaks to a crowd at Macalester College on Friday in St. Paul, Minn. Johnson is running as the Libertarian presidential candidate.

Libertarian Gary Johnson comes to Macalester

September 24, 2012

Wearing a peace sign T-shirt and a gray blazer, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson spoke to a half-filled ballroom at Macalester College on Friday about foreign policy, the economy and legalizing...

Libertarian presidential candidate speaks at Macalester

September 21, 2012

Think your presidential choice is just between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney? Think again. Gary Johnson, governor of New Mexico from 1994-2003, is running under the libertarian...

Voters, candidates engage online

September 20, 2012

In the last 100 years, presidential campaigning has evolved from radio to TV to the Internet. Social media platforms now allow candidates and voters to interact more directly and broadly than ever before. Twitter...

‘Vote Yes’ for marriage less present on campus

September 19, 2012

With “vote no” signs and buttons plastering walls and backpacks, the University of Minnesota campus has become a poster board of opposition to the proposed amendment that would constitutionally...

Lawsuit filed against wolf hunt in Minnesota

September 18, 2012

Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to prevent the hunting and trapping of wolves, claiming that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources did not provide sufficient opportunity for public...

First District Rep. Tim Walz, left, and company manager Patrick Wilson tour Parker Hannifin last Thursday in New Ulm, Minn.

Quist, Walz battle for small-town Minnesota

September 13, 2012

Spring Grove native Thomas Trehus describes southern Minnesota as a region with a “strong sense of community.” “There are tons of small towns — everyone knows each other, and everyone...

Economy, health care matter most to students

September 12, 2012

As students prepare to elect a national leader this November — many voting for the first time — the economy and health care are determining their decisions. In an informal survey of 100 University...

Ron Paul thanks supporters at his post-caucus party Feb. 7 at Golden Valley Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom.

Student RNC reps stand by Ron Paul

September 6, 2012

Ron Paul supporter Adam Motzko returned from the Republican National Convention last week disillusioned. During his first time as a national delegate he was able to see how it works. His analysis: scripted...

Voter ID headed for ballot as is

September 4, 2012

The Republican-controlled state Legislature enjoyed two major victories last week as the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled to keep the Legislature’s titles and questions on the ballot for the voter ID...

Minnesota seeks approval for Medicaid reform

August 29, 2012

Minnesota is asking the federal government to allow Medicaid reform that Gov. Mark Dayton says would save the state about $151 million over the next five years, according to the Star Tribune. The reform...

What will the ballot look like?

August 8, 2012

When the Minnesota Legislature approved the two amendment questions to be on this year’s ballot, it also dictated how the questions should appear to voters. But in recent months, a series of lawsuits...

Bicyclists return home after trip around Great Lakes

August 6, 2012

Two Duluth bicyclists returned home Sunday, completing a 5,300 mile journey around the Great Lakes, according to the Duluth News Tribune. Kris McNeal and Zach Chase, ages 26 and 25, respectively, completed...

New “geek chic” hotel coming to campus

August 6, 2012

The University Hotel on campus will soon become "industrial schoolhouse chic" as it launches as the Commons Hotel in October, according to a press release from Noble House Hotels & Resorts. The...

Stub and Herbs, a bar and restaurant, is one of the many businesses on Washington Avenue that has been negatively affected by Central Corridor light-rail construction. Stub and Herbs has seen a 30 percent decrease in revenue.

Loan program tries to keep Stadium Village afloat

August 1, 2012

The lights at Espresso Expose now turn off at 8 p.m. on weeknights and 5 p.m. on the weekends. A handwritten paper sign advertises the shortened summer hours while the window sign still boasts “open...

Court hears ballot naming debate

August 1, 2012

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court heard two cases on the same issue: Who has the final authority to write the titles of amendment ballot questions? Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a Democrat, changed...

Stadium Village plan addresses parking concerns

July 25, 2012

With Central Corridor light-rail construction more than halfway complete, officials are examining how it will impact the Stadium Village area over the next 20 years. The 137-page plan – compiled...

Minnesota high court takes up voter ID wording

July 18, 2012

Minnesota Supreme Court justices examined the voter ID ballot question Tuesday in the first in a series of hearings surrounding the November ballot. In rapid-fire questioning, justices attempted to establish...

Cigar swipe leads to violence in Dinkytown

July 18, 2012

A fight in Dinkytown early Saturday morning ended with a University of Minnesota student bleeding from his head and a broken windshield, police said. While walking home from Blarney Pub and Grill around...

Faculty put $ against marriage amendment

July 11, 2012

Faculty and staff from colleges and universities throughout the Twin Cities area have rallied to oppose the marriage amendment, contributing funds to Minnesotans United for All Families. More than $64,000...

Campus parking costs increase

July 11, 2012

Most University of Minnesota parking rates will stay the same this year, but University parking meters and reserved parking contracts will increase slightly. On July 1, University parking meters increased...

Hennepin County breaks ground on new transit station

July 9, 2012

Hennepin County broke ground Monday afternoon on a transportation hub in downtown Minneapolis called the Interchange, to open in spring of 2014. Located next to Target Field, the Interchange will connect...

Marriage amendment supporters sue over title change

July 9, 2012

Supporters of the marriage amendment are suing over a change to the amendment's title, according to a press release from Minnesota for Marriage on Monday. In late June, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie...

Wisconsin smoking ban has not hurt restaurants

July 6, 2012

Two years after Wisconsin banned smoking in workplaces, restaurant sales remain largely unaffected, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State tax-collection data showed that overall restaurant...

Congress halts loan rate increase

July 3, 2012

Congress passed legislation Friday to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling, giving students another year before the scheduled increase. The legislation will keep the interest rate for subsidized...

Air pollution advisory for metro area

July 2, 2012

Anticipating increases in ozone pollution, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an air pollution health advisory for the metro area from noon until midnight on Monday, July 2, according to a news...

City Council approves Midtown Greenway lighting

June 29, 2012

The Minneapolis City Council approved an agreement Friday for the installation of additional pathway lights along the Midtown Greenway, from Hennepin Avenue to James Avenue South. The East Isles Neighborhood...

Minneapolis focuses on ‘Homegrown’ food

June 27, 2012

The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council approved a strategic action plan for the remainder of 2012 last Wednesday, laying out goals and ideas for the coming months. The council formed in January with the...

Frey to run for City Council against Hofstede in Ward 3

June 25, 2012

Lawyer Jacob Frey is planning to run against Diane Hofstede for Minneapolis City Council this fall in the third ward, the Star Tribune reported. The third ward includes the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood and...

Met Council using smartphone app to track bicyclists’ routes

June 21, 2012

The Metropolitan Council is now using a smartphone app to track cyclists' behavior to aid in bike-friendly planning, according to a release by the Metropolitan Council. The council will be using CycleTracks,...

Deonte Lawson paints accents for the eagles feathers Thursday during the second day of working on a flag mural in South Minneapolis.

Minneapolis to give out grants to deter graffiti

June 21, 2012

  In the span of two days, 15 youth transformed a dull cement wall in south Minneapolis into a vibrant mural that swirls from an American flag into a soaring eagle. The vast cement slate used to provide...

Surly considers brewery site near U

June 20, 2012

Surly Brewing Co. has narrowed potential sites for its brewery to three locations: one in Brooklyn Center, one in an unnamed "innersuburban" location and one near the University of Minnesota...

Biking drunk is legal – a surprise to many students

June 20, 2012

While most University of Minnesota students know that being drunk behind the wheel can get them in trouble, few are aware there is nothing illegal about a common alternative — being drunk behind...

Recycling will become easier for Minneapolis residents

June 20, 2012

  Instead of separating office paper from newspaper and plastic bottles from glass, Minneapolis residents will be able to dump all recyclables into the same bin with the city’s switch to single-sort...

Islamist candidate claims victory in Egyptian presidential race; military expands power

June 18, 2012

The balance of power in Egypt waivered Monday as the military expanded power, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory in the presidential race and the military council pledged to hand over...

Frightful weather hinders MSP airport operations

June 14, 2012

Rain, hail, and strong winds have descended on the Twin Cities area with a severe thunderstorm issued Thursday morning, according to the Star Tribune. Beyond making for a damp commute, the storms are slowing...

Egypt’s highest court dissolves Parliament

June 14, 2012

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ordered Thursday that the Islamist-led Parliament must be immediately dissolved, saying its election about six months ago was unconstitutional, according to The...

Bevan Riches builds an outdoor sink for his backyard patio Sunday at his home in St. Louis Park. Riches, a firefighter laid off in September 2011, has been unsuccessful in finding other work. With the help of the SAFER grant, the Minneapolis Fire Department hopes to hire him and five others back later this summer.

Grant could bring 6 firefighters back

June 13, 2012

Bevan Riches has been applying for three to four jobs a week since he was laid off from the Minneapolis Fire Department last September. Now, his search may be over thanks to a $1 million grant awarded...

More than 12,000 unbelted motorists ticketed during Click It or Ticket campaign

June 11, 2012

In a span of two weeks, more than 12,000 motorists got tickets for not buckling up as officers cracked down on seat-belt enforcement, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The campaign,...

Jenellen Gallatin, a laborer with Ames Construction, finishes up her work clearing roads, adjusting signs and moving gates May 25 on Union Street Southeast.

Female construction workers prove themselves in a ‘man’s field’

June 6, 2012

With light-rail construction engulfing the University of Minnesota, campus is covered in hard hats and neon vests. But few of those are worn by female workers. Women have joined the construction industry...

A crowd of hundreds gathers on the front steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol after the polls officially closed on the June 5 recall election.

Walker wins recall election

June 6, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish the last two years of his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included...

Honeywell has hired 900 veterans over the past year, Obama said. Standing up for our veterans, this is not a Democratic responsibility, its not a Republican responsibility, its an American responsibility.

Obama talks veterans, jobs at Honeywell

June 6, 2012

  President Barack Obama announced a new program Friday that aims to lower unemployment levels for veterans and called on Congress to create more jobs. Obama unveiled the initiative at Honeywell International...

Portions of light rail closed this weekend

June 1, 2012

A portion of the Hiawatha light-rail line will be closed this weekend due to construction and maintenance, according to a press release by Metro Transit. Route 55 buses will take over for the stretch from...

Defense of Marriage Act declared unconstitutional

May 31, 2012

A federal appeals court ruled unanimously Thursday that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples, the Associated Press reported. The act is a federal...

Hope and help amidst ashes

May 30, 2012

Amidst storms Sunday night, the Walker Community United Methodist Church in Minneapolis perished in flames. Close to 40 firefighters battled the three-alarm fire, and five of them were injured, KSTP reported. Yet,...