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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 Center's 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 Campaign's 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...