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The Minnesota Daily

Caitlin Anderson, Associate Reporter

All content by Caitlin Anderson
Sarah Mai

“In good times and in bad times”: Despite pandemic, University seeks property, plans for redevelopment

Published August 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the University of Minnesota’s continued land purchases in Stadium Village. Over recent months, the University has pursued the acquisition of high-profile properties...

The intesection of SE 13th Ave. and SE Como Ave. on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Southeast Como sees trajectory towards more rental, absentee owners

Published August 6, 2020

Southeast Como resident Georgia Smith has lived on 13th Avenue Southeast since 1947. But the neighborhood she has known her entire life has changed dramatically. Now, Smith, 72, remains one of four homeowners...

A residential street is wet by an afternoon rain shower in the Como neighborhood on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Southeast Como to see new 40-bedroom townhouse development

Published July 23, 2020

The city’s Planning Commission has approved a 40-bedroom townhouse in Southeast Como, despite pushback from neighbors. GGR Restoration, LLC, an entity related to the longtime University of Minnesota-area...

The ordinance could give the city an opportunity to work with other partners to do what is best for the city and its community, said Ward 2 Council member Cam Gordon.

Proposed ordinance would give communities heads up before sale of property

Published July 20, 2020

A new ordinance could require developers or property owners to notify the city before the sale of certain properties, giving communities citywide the potential for greater input. The ordinance, authored...

Mohammed Aliyu (left) and Henok Gemeda (right) style customers hair at K Signature Slice Barber Shop on Lake Street in Minneapolis on Monday, July 13.

Black-owned barbershop to open in Dinkytown

Published July 15, 2020

Mohammed Aliyu has been interested in cutting hair since he was young. At the age of 13, before receiving training, Aliyu decided to cut a patron’s hair at his brother’s shop in Nigeria. It did not...

The Como Congregational Church in the Como neighborhood on Sunday, July 5.

Minneapolis 2040 Plan draws concern for UMN-area developments

Published July 8, 2020

City stakeholders are evaluating how current Minneapolis planning guidelines may affect development in University-area neighborhoods. Ward 2 city council member Cam Gordon is spearheading conversations...

Sarah Mai

UMN to buy apartments in Stadium Village

Published July 6, 2020

The University of Minnesota will buy student housing apartments in Stadium Village for $25 million to further its plan for expanding its clinical campus. The Board of Regents voted in early June to allow...

Alison Kirwin, owner of Al’s Breakfast, poses for a portrait in front of the restaurant in Dinkytown on Wednesday, July 1.

Dinkytown restaurants adapt — or falter — in the face of the pandemic

Published July 2, 2020

The restaurant landscape of Dinkytown has shifted dramatically in recent months while contending with a pandemic-strained economy. With businesses across Minneapolis seeing financial burden from a market...

Site of Stadium Village Church property, recently bought by the University in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 18.

UMN seeks to buy Stadium Village Church property

Published June 25, 2020

University of Minnesota administrators have made plans to buy the Stadium Village Church property, furthering progress toward a clinical research facility.  The Board of Regents reviewed the Stadium...

A concept rendering for the large-scale residential project, which would redevelop the site of McDonald’s, Subway and TCF Bank

New plans revealed for Dinkytown McDonald’s development: shorter and wider footprint

Published June 20, 2020

A large-scale residential project to redevelop the site of McDonald’s and other Dinkytown businesses has reemerged with plans for a lower height and a wider footprint.  Developer CA Ventures, LLC...

Mark Eckelaert stands in front of 44 North, the apartment building he is residing in, Wednesday, June 17 in Stadium Village. Eckelaert is searching for a short-term lease or sublease to take over for the fall semester. 

Rentals near campus feeling bare since start of pandemic

Published June 19, 2020

Many rental units near the University of Minnesota have emptied since the campus closed during spring break, creating uncertainty about occupancy numbers in the fall. Following conversations with property...

The Campus Cafe Turkish Grill in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis on Wednesday, June 17.

Cedar-Riverside businesses receive $10,000 pandemic relief loans

Published June 18, 2020

Several small businesses near the University of Minnesota received loans meant to aid COVID-19 economic recovery. Seventeen Cedar-Riverside businesses each received $10,000 from the city of Minneapolis...

Mutual aid fund provides COVID-19 supplies to public housing residents

Mutual aid fund provides COVID-19 supplies to public housing residents

Published June 12, 2020

Community organizers will begin giving out supplies — meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 — to public housing residents near the University of Minnesota as part of a larger project to help residents...

The Red Sea Resturaunt in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood on Friday, June 5.

Businesses contend with state reopening, protests

Published June 8, 2020

As the state begins to reopen and protests break out through Minneapolis, several businesses near the University of Minnesota campus are contending with the option to unlock their doors for customers. When...

Concept rendering for a 12-story development on 15th Avenue. 

12-story student housing development proposed for Marcy-Holmes

Published June 4, 2020

Developers are proposing to build a 12-story development in Marcy-Holmes aimed at providing student housing near campus. The project, proposed by GD UP Minneapolis and Cuningham Group Architecture, presented...

Bar Luchador sits closed on Washington Ave in Stadium Village on Friday, May 29. (Audrey Rauth / Minnesota Daily)

Bar Luchador closes after nearly five years in Stadium Village

Published June 1, 2020

Bar Luchador, the wrestling-themed Mexican restaurant in Stadium Village, has closed permanently following economic uncertainty from COVID-19. The nearly five-year-old establishment announced early May...

MaX it PAWN was among the businesses extensively damaged in Thursdays riots. Cedar-Riverside is the southernmost University-area neighborhood, making it closer to where the first protests began. 

Cedar-Riverside pawnshop left scorched from riots

Published May 29, 2020

A Cedar-Riverside pawnshop was engulfed in flames early Friday morning, while nearby businesses were boarded up during the day in anticipation of another night of protests.  Firefighters worked to...

The former location of a Papa Johns in Blegen Hall – replaced by Oath Pizza – sits vacant in September 2018. Oath Pizza may now be on the chopping block, too. 

Multiple on-campus dining locations could close

Published May 22, 2020

University of Minnesota administrators are recommending the closure of multiple on-campus retail dining spotsby July , including Burger Studio and Freshii Cafe. The dining venues were chosen based on an...

Jeff Kern, the large format manager at Bolger, assembles acrylic face shields at Bolger’s facility in St. Paul on Friday, May 1.

Local manufacturers see opportunities, reduced demand during COVID-19 crisis

Published May 6, 2020

Manufacturing companies in Southeast Como are seeing less demand for products, but they expect business to pick up as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  Under Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order,...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Minneapolis provides $3 million in housing funds for renters

Published May 6, 2020

The city of Minneapolis is trying to help renters during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering relief for households citywide. In response to concerns from renters experiencing difficulty paying for rent or...

Urban Growler Brewing Company

For breweries, COVID-19 and state restrictions make business ‘brutal’

Published April 28, 2020

During COVID-19, breweries and advocates say Minnesota legislation can make it harder to reel in much-needed revenue.  Limits to the sale of alcohol for breweries and distilleries due to Minnesota...

Moving carts fill the mailroom at Middlebrook Hall on Saturday, March 21. Many freshmen at the University of Minnesota are moving out of University housing as a result of COVID-19.

UMN students have trouble retrieving belongings from dorms

Published April 27, 2020

University of Minnesota students who unexpectedly moved out of the dorms due to COVID-19 closures face uncertainty about when they may be able to return for their belongings. About 90% of students who...

The neon signs of Annies Parlour in Dinkytown hang dark on Saturday, March 21.

Dinkytown community aims to raise awareness of takeout for businesses

Published April 23, 2020

As businesses at the University of Minnesota operate solely on takeout options, community members are aiming to help raise awareness and bring in more customers. Many businesses near the University are...

The S.E. University Ave. Raising Canes advertises its takeout options on Saturday, March 21.

Hennepin County opens hotels to homeless in face of COVID-19

Published April 17, 2020

Hotels throughout Hennepin County — including in the University of Minnesota area — are opening up to those experiencing homelessness amid the coronavirus outbreak. Hennepin County officials began...

Construction is conducted in Minneapolis on Monday, April 6. Many developments could be put on hold as policymakers try to decrease COVID-19’s spread.

Developments around the University, including housing, could stall amid COVID-19

Published April 10, 2020

Development projects around the University of Minnesota could be put on hold as policymakers try to decrease COVID-19’s spread. The University area has been ripe for new construction for many years,...

Three houses under consideration for demolition are seen in Marcy-Holmes on Sunday, April 5. The site could be host to a potential project with micro-unit apartments.  

Historic Dinkytown houses may be demolished for new apartments

Published April 6, 2020

Three potentially historic houses in Marcy-Holmes may be demolished to make way for new student-focused micro-unit apartments. The houses’ historical significance will be considered this week by the...

Third-year student Natalie Swanson poses for a portrait at the house she rents in Marcy-Holmes on Wednesday, April 1. Swanson was laid off from her job at a coffee shop that stopped operation in response to COVID-19. Though her landlord has lowered rent by $100 per person, she is uncertain about her ability to make rent after April. 

Without work, rent payments worry students living near campus

Published April 3, 2020

Last week, University of Minnesota junior Natalie Swanson was laid off from her job as a barista at an independent coffee shop.  A week earlier, University senior Gigi Wanner also found out her on-campus...

The neon signs of Annies Parlour in Dinkytown hang dark on Saturday, March 21.

Businesses near campus face increasing uncertainty during outbreak

Published March 23, 2020

Many businesses near campus that once bustled with students now remain empty and dark with phones ringing unanswered and front sidewalks staying mostly untrodden. Early last week, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob...

Construction equipment stands ready on an empty plot of land beside homes on Erie Street Southeast. on Friday, March 13. Several homes on the block are set to be demolished as part of a broad plan for the future clinical campus facility.

Housing demolished in Stadium Village for University development

Published March 17, 2020

Recent demolition of housing in Stadium Village is helping advance a plan for the University of Minnesota’s future clinical research facility. Several housing structures along the 600 block of Erie Street...

Minneapolis declares local emergency, shutters restaurants

Minneapolis declares local emergency, shutters restaurants

Published March 16, 2020

Mayor Jacob Frey declared Monday a local public health emergency in Minneapolis, which includes the temporary closure or limited accessibility of restaurants, coffee shops, nightclubs and bars due to the...

Sarah Mai

A gateway to campus: The vision for Stadium Village comes to fruition

Published February 27, 2020

A Board of Regents vote earlier this month furthers a redevelopment plan that will completely transform the Stadium Village area. The East Gateway Project, a plan led by a University of Minnesota Foundation...

The Como Congregational Church stands amid freshly-fallen snow on Monday, Feb. 17.  The historic site faces the potential of being developed into an apartment building.

Development could replace historic Como church

Published February 20, 2020

Plans for a residential building in Como have been proposed, with some neighbors raising concerns over the site’s historical significance.   Representatives from Valerian LLC and HL Architects presented...

The McDonalds located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast as seen on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

City Council vote stalls development at Dinkytown McDonald’s site

Published February 17, 2020

With a Minneapolis City Council vote on Friday, plans for large-scale development at the site of Dinkytown McDonald’s have effectively been stalled. The CA Ventures proposed development, in partnership...

The Board of Regents meet about the East Gateway Project Resolution, on Friday, Feb. 14. The Board of Regents holds a meeting each month.

Regents approve plan to redevelop Stadium Village

Published February 17, 2020

A plan to redevelop much of Stadium Village was approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents last week. The East Gateway Project, a redevelopment venture sought by the University of Minnesota...

City seeks to deepen relationship with small businesses

City seeks to deepen relationship with small businesses

Published February 13, 2020

City officials are seeking ways to better work with local establishments, which business owners around the University of Minnesota say is a welcome venture. A City Council economic committee approved a...

Courtesy of Hennepin County.

New Marcy-Holmes development would convert single-family home

Published February 4, 2020

A single-family home in Marcy-Holmes could be seeing new life as denser rental housing, mirroring a larger trend in campus neighborhoods. Representatives of Go Gopher Rentals, LLC met with the Marcy-Holmes...

Courtesy of Kaas Wilson Architects.

New 71-unit apartments bring the new and old to Marcy-Holmes

Published February 3, 2020

New apartments near the University of Minnesota will use both historic buildings and new development to bring more housing to the area. Plans for a six-story residential building on the edge of Marcy-Holmes...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Micro-unit apartments moving into University area

Published January 30, 2020

A University of Minnesota neighborhood could see more tiny apartments – a trend mirroring the Twin Cities as a whole. Marcy-Holmes’ newest tiny apartments, also known as micro-units, are currently...

Courtesy of the University of Minnesota.

Details emerge on UMN Foundation Stadium Village development plan

Published January 23, 2020

University of Minnesota officials recently weighed more details of a development plan that would transform much of Stadium Village. The University of Minnesota Foundation revealed early renderings of the...

Courtesy of DJR Architecture.

Apartment plans could bring more single living to Marcy-Holmes

Published January 20, 2020

A new proposed apartment in Marcy-Holmes will offer more single living homes for students.  Representatives at North Bay Companies and DJR Architecture presented plans for an apartment with 110 studio...

The inside of Minneapolis City Hall as seen on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

New zoning policy to expand student housing affordability

Published December 19, 2019

The Minneapolis City Council approved an affordable housing policy last week that expands eligibility for students.  The new inclusionary zoning policy will allow students increased access to affordable...

Courtesy of the Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development.

New hotel proposed for Prospect Park

Published December 9, 2019

Another extended-stay hotel is slated for Prospect Park. A new five-story Residence Inn by Marriott, proposed by developer Kaeding Development and architect Momentum Design Group, LLC, will be discussed...

The Glendale Townhome complex is a 184-unit public housing project owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and is the only public row-house development left in the U.S.

Some rents could increase for public housing in Prospect Park

Published December 5, 2019

Some public housing residents in Prospect Park may soon see rent increases.  Changes drafted to Minneapolis Public Housing Authority policies for next year include increases to public housing rents...

Oishii Poké, soon to be the Mango Mango dessert shop, in Dinkytown as seen on Sunday, Dec. 1. 

Mango-ing, going, gone: Dinkytown’s Oishii Poké to close to make way for new mango dessert shop

Published December 2, 2019

 A new Dinkytown venture could be a fruitful addition to the area’s dessert offerings. Mango Mango Dessert,a Hong Kong-inspired dessert restaurant specializing in mango flavors, will replace Oishii...

Five dead after fire in high-rise apartment building in Cedar-Riverside

Published November 27, 2019

  Five people have died after a fire broke out in a public housing high-rise apartment building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood on Wednesday morning. Minneapolis Fire Department crews responded...

The McDonalds located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast is seen on Saturday, Aug. 31. The proposed development would replace Mcdonalds as well as other popular businesses such as Dinkytown Wine and Spirits.

Large-scale development presents affordability plans

Published November 26, 2019

A large-scale development proposed for Dinkytown has revealed its approach for affordable student housing. The CA Ventures development, proposed at the current McDonald's lot, presented its affordable...

The McDonalds located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast is seen on Saturday, Aug. 31. The proposed development would replace Mcdonalds as well as other popular businesses such as Dinkytown Wine and Spirits.

Neighbors seek greater University involvement amid Dinkytown development

Published November 21, 2019

Off-campus neighbors are asking for more involvement from University of Minnesota officials in the student housing conversation. Members of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association said input from campus...

The entrance to Positive Vibes Nutritions new Dinkytown location as seen on Friday, Nov. 15.

Healthy shakes coming to Dinkytown

Published November 18, 2019

 A new healthy shake establishment is set to open in Dinkytown this week. Positive Vibes Nutrition will be located at 1316 4th St. SE., Suite 6 in the indoor retail corridor. The establishment’s...

Midday robbery reported in Marcy-Holmes

Midday robbery reported in Marcy-Holmes

Published November 15, 2019

A robbery occurred in Marcy-Holmes Friday afternoon, according to an all-campus alert.  The incident took place near 14th Avenue Southeast and Eighth Street Southeast at 3 p.m. Two male suspects –...

The site of a proposed development in Marcy Holmes as seen on Monday, Nov. 4.

High-rise condo project canceled in Marcy-Holmes, rentals proposed instead

Published November 11, 2019

Developers of a long-proposed 40-story condominium tower in Marcy-Holmes have canceled the development to look into possible rental units instead.  The project's developer, Alatus, LLC, announced...

Courtesy of CA Ventures.

Proposed Dinkytown development scraps 25-story proposal for shorter option

Published November 7, 2019

A large-scale development originally proposed to be 25 stories in Dinkytown has now been slashed to 10. Developer CA Ventures, in partnership with ESG Architects, announced at a Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood...

The recently vacated Tim Hortons, soon to be Pho Mai, as seen in Dinkytown on Monday, Nov. 4. (Jasmin Kemp / Minnesota Daily)

Vietnamese restaurant slated for Dinkytown

Published November 5, 2019

Owners of a new Dinkytown restaurant hope to bring authentic Vietnamese food to campus. Pho Mai, a new Vietnamese restaurant, will enter the former Tim Horton’s storefront at 319 14th Ave. SE. The restaurant...

Vietnamese restaurant Num-Mi as seen in Dinkytown on Friday, Oct. 26. After closing, it will be replaced by Dinkytown

Num-mi in Dinkytown to close, to be replaced with new Asian-style fry restaurant

Published October 28, 2019

Num-mi in Dinkytown will close this month to make way for a new Asian-fusion fry joint.  Popular for their pho and banh-mi sandwiches, Dinkytown’s Num-mi will be closing on Nov. 1 to be replaced...

Illustrated by Hailee Schievelbein

City to study potential impact of rent stabilization

Published October 24, 2019

Minneapolis city officials are considering capping how much landlords can increase rent.  The Minneapolis City Council approved a request earlier this month by city staff to hire consultants to study...

Illustrated by Harry Steffenhagen

New policy would require sustainability improvements at local farmers’ markets

Published October 23, 2019

A proposed city policy aims to boost sustainability at local farmers’ markets.  On Friday, Ward 12 City Council member Andrew Johnson will introduce an amendment to the city’s Green to Go ordinance...

Courtesy of Benjamin Metzdorff

Expansion coming to University-area apartments

Published October 16, 2019

A five-story addition to apartments near Dinkytown will double the original structure's size and capacity. The Northstar Apartments at Siebert Field is set to start construction on a five-story addition...

Holmes Greenway Housing located at 114 Fifth Street SE. Courtesy of Vitus. 

Renovations coming to Marcy-Holmes affordable housing units

Published October 10, 2019

An affordable housing complex in Marcy-Holmes will undergo a major renovation, which officials say will ensure affordable housing stays in the area.  The existing 54-unit affordable housing complex,...

The intersection of East Hennepin Avenue and 8th Street as on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

Bike lane improvements could increase traffic in Marcy-Holmes

Published October 3, 2019

Bike and pedestrian improvements bordering Marcy-Holmes could affect businesses and traffic through the neighborhood.  The President’s Bike Boulevard project, a joint partnership between the City...

A new mural on the side of the Bunge Tower is seen on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

Longtime Bunge affordable housing project in its final step

Published September 29, 2019

An affordable housing project underway in Southeast Como is the final step in the Bunge Grain Elevator renovation project. The Maya Commons, a 50-unit affordable housing project by the organization Project...

Renderings courtesy of William Wells, Wells and Company Architects.

New 20-bedroom apartment building slated for Prospect Park

Published September 27, 2019

 A new 20-bedroom apartment building in Prospect Park will start construction next month. The Minneapolis Planning Commission approved the project, brought forward by Go Gopher Rentals, LLC owner...

The Wales House, a longtime Dinkytown lodging for UMN guests, as seen on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Cleo Krejci / Minnesota Daily)

The Wales House, longtime lodging house for UMN guests, closes

Published September 17, 2019

“Build-your-own-pizza” nights are among the fond memories of important University of Minnesota visitors who stayed at the Wales House. The Wales House, formerly a fraternity house, opened as bed-and-breakfast-style...

Dinkytown residents ask questions regarding a proposed development from CA Ventures and ESG Architects at the University Lutheran Church of Hope on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The development would replace popular businesses such as McDonalds and Dinkytown Liquor.

Proposed large-scale Dinkytown apartment met with concerns, support

Published September 16, 2019

A proposed large-scale development in Dinkytown has received mixed reactions from community members. The mixed-use building proposed by developer CA Ventures and ESG Architects would sit on the current...

The McDonalds located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast is seen on Saturday, Aug. 31. The proposed development would replace Mcdonalds as well as other popular businesses such as Dinkytown Wine and Spirits.

Multiple Dinkytown businesses could close to make way for large-scale apartment

Published September 5, 2019

A towering high-rise could drastically change Dinkytown's skyline. The project, proposed by CA Ventures and ESG Architects to the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association last month, would replace well-known...

Signs advertise store closing sales at Varsity Bike and Transit on Thursday Aug. 29.  The Dinkytown business is set to close at the end of September.

Varsity Bike and Transit to end its 25-year-ride in Dinkytown

Published September 2, 2019

With the closing of Varsity Bike and Transit in Dinkytown, Steve Panizza’s lunch breaks will never be the same.  Panizza and his colleague would regularly visit the shop every other Thursday. For...

The last Perkins restaurant in Minneapolis is seen on Tuesday, July 30. The logo and sign have been removed from the building and it now lays vacant. 

Bye, Perkins: University students, locals say farewell to late-night staple

Published July 31, 2019

Sunday mornings on Riverside Avenue won’t be the same with the recent closure of its Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, a long-standing area staple. The last Perkins in Minneapolis city limits, adjacent...

The future site of urban food hall, Malcolm Yards Market, as seen on Friday, July 19.

Developers, officials seek to revitalize industrial land near UMN

Published July 24, 2019

Former industrial sites around the University of Minnesota are getting a new chance at life with the help of grant funding aimed at clearing contaminants from the area. The Minnesota Department of Employment...

A rendering of Home2 Suites at 2800 University Ave. SE, a new hotel in Prospect Park.

Extended-stay hotel proposed for Prospect Park

Published July 17, 2019

A new extended-stay hotel is proposed to begin construction by next year in the Prospect Park neighborhood.  The 6-story hotel, a franchised Home2 Suites by Hilton located at 2800 University Ave....

A rain and pollinator garden in the Riverside Plaza area as seen on Sunday, June 30 2019.

Urban ecosystems grow in Cedar-Riverside

Published July 3, 2019

A new urban rain garden project in Cedar-Riverside does more than attract pollinators. It reflects a metro-wide push for developers to implement similar environmental strategies around the city.  The...

Kafe 421 as seen on Sunday, June 30 in Dinkytown. The restaurant is expected to close at the end of July.

Kafe 421 to close after 16 years in Dinkytown

Published June 30, 2019

Kafe 421, Dinkytown’s longtime Greek food staple, is closing its doors this summer to instead focus on the catering.  The restaurant’s last day of service will be July 31, ending a 16-year-run...

The Minnesota Geological Survey Building as seen on University Avenue in Saint Paul on Monday, June 24.

UMN building could see new life as small business hub

Published June 26, 2019

A Prospect Park proprietor aims to use a long-vacant University of Minnesota building to encourage small business involvement in the neighborhood. Pete Degan has put a $1.8 million offer on the former...

Attendees listen as Gov. Tim Walz discusses clean energy at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, June 14.

Lawmakers, CEOs talk clean energy at McNamara

Published June 16, 2019

Elected officials, business people and students alike gathered at the McNamara Alumni Center Friday to discuss how to use clean energy to fight climate change. The forum, hosted by the University of Minnesota’s...

Roxy Krietzman pours a flight of ciders at Minneapolis Cider Co. on Thursday, June 6.

University alumni open cider taproom in Marcy-Holmes

Published June 11, 2019

A Minneapolis-based cider company is bringing some more zest to the Marcy-Holmes area with its new taproom. Founders of Minneapolis Cider Co., which opened early May, designed the taproom to give consumers...

University researchers, St. Paul officials work for greener stormwater infrastructure

Published December 13, 2018

University of Minnesota researchers are working with the City of St. Paul to help improve environmental impact of stormwater infrastructure. The Institute for Urban and Regional Infrastructure Finance...

Yanmei Zhang, a post doctoral student in plant and microbial biology, calculates wood density and volume measurement at the Cargill Building on Monday, Dec. 10 in Saint Paul.

Fungi promoting opportunities in sustainable energy

Published December 13, 2018

The University of Minnesota recently received a $1.5-million grant to study a potential alternative energy source: fungi. The approximately $1.5 million grant was awarded in September by the U.S. Department...

New doctoral program to explore indigenous studies

Published November 29, 2018

The Department of American Studies will offer a new program next year that will allow doctoral students to pursue indigenous studies. The program was created through an award given to the department in...

New course bridges philosophy and medicine

Published November 29, 2018

A new philosophy class starting this spring will examine conceptual issues in medicine — delving deeper into how medical professionals know what they know.  Called Disease, Diagnosis and Intervention:...

Running back Mohamed Ibrahim speaks with Head coach P.J. Fleck following an injury at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30.

UMN lab looks to influence policy on concussions in youth sports

Published November 19, 2018

A University of Minnesota professor is combining neuroscience and law to examine the impact of legislation regarding concussions in youth sports.  For the past two years, Francis Shen and the Shen...

Illustrated by Jane Borstad

UMN awarded grant to expand language programs

Published November 15, 2018

The Institute for Global Studies is working to implement a newly-awarded grant to support the department and help fund fellowships for languages that are taught less frequently. The $4 million grant is...

New research shows students learn better when interacting with classmates

Published November 15, 2018

A new study published by University of Minnesota researchers found that working in groups can help students better understand classroom material. The study, published last month, found that within STEM-related...

Wine, superheroes and forgotten gods: UMN program offers unique classes

Published November 8, 2018

Physics of superheroes, the forgotten gods of Scandinavia and obscure red wines are among the curriculum for some unique University of Minnesota classes. The LearningLife program in the College of Continuing...

Graduate researcher Trent Dado poses for a portrait holding a real, dried cow stomach on Friday, Oct. 26 at Haecker Hall on Saint Paul campus. Dado is working on research that uses enzymes to mimic cow stomachs with the goal of improving the animals digestive systems.

Researchers use non-invasive method to study cow digestion

Published October 29, 2018

A recent study at the University of Minnesota is among the first to use a non-invasive research method to investigate cow digestion and improve animal health. The study, which began late last month, uses...

Robert Schwarz in Antarctica

After 14th Antarctic winter, UMN astrophysicist set to go home

Published October 24, 2018

Signing an email with "all the best from the Pole," University of Minnesota astrophysics researcher Robert Schwarz has spent his fair share of time in the South Pole — 14 winters, to be exact.  From...

Joey Gunderson, a service desk team lead, poses for a photo on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

UMN to roll out new two-factor security sign-in

Published October 18, 2018

In an effort to prevent cybercrimes, a two-step security sign-in for all University of Minnesota websites and applications will be rolled out in November and implemented over the next year.  Two-factor...

Illustrated by Jane Borstad

UMN studies whether brain images make people more likely to believe information

Published October 11, 2018

A new study by University of Minnesota researchers is looking into whether teachers are as susceptible as the general public to believing arguments in an article if they include brain imagery. The ongoing...

The former location of a Papa Johns in Blegen Hall – replaced by Oath Pizza – sits vacant in September 2018. Oath Pizza may now be on the chopping block, too. 

Papa John’s leaves UMN

Published October 1, 2018

University of Minnesota students returned to campus in September to find both Papa John’s restaurants missing. Papa John’s, a pizza chain restaurant, disappeared from the St. Paul and West Bank locations...

Interior design program prepares for accreditation review

Published September 27, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s interior design program is preparing to be reviewed for renewed accreditation, a process that is required to maintain the program's high status and has left faculty working...

Two injured after explosion at Marcy-Holmes building

Published September 19, 2018

Two people are injured after an explosion in a Marcy-Holmes commercial building on Wednesday afternoon. The Minneapolis Fire Department responded to an explosion at a metal-supply plant, Metal-Matic Inc.,...

The sun begins to rise over St. Paul campus on April 19, 2017.

Facilities plan aims to upgrade St. Paul campus

Published September 17, 2018

A plan to improve the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus is one step closer to finalization following a presentation to the Board of Regents on Thursday. The St. Paul Strategic Facilities Plan,...

UMN researchers begin new study on childhood autism

Published September 14, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s special education department will begin a new study this fall to analyze behaviors present in children with autism to develop effective treatment.  The team, based...