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Sunday morning church goers exit their vehicle  on a nearly-full section of 4th Ave SE in Marcy-Holmes, Sunday, Jan. 28. The Church of Minneapolis, along 4th Street SE has had issues with members finding parking in the neighborhood.

Marcy-Holmes looks to combat surge in parking violations

January 29, 2018

Marcy-Holmes residents are searching for solutions to combat a surge in neighborhood parking violations.   The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association is taking a varied approach to the problem —...

Attendees of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum view a visual representation of rising carbon dioxide levels on Earth Friday, Jan. 26. The exhibit offers perspectives on why ice matters through artistic works ranging from photography to installation.

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January 29, 2018

Attendees of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum view a visual representation of rising carbon dioxide levels on Earth Friday, Jan. 26. The exhibit offers perspectives on why ice...

A tent and other supplies used by UMN professor Dr. Aaron Doering and his team to cross the Arctic were on display as part of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 26.

[Photo] New "Vanishing Ice" exhibit now at Weisman

January 29, 2018

A tent and other supplies used by UMN professor Dr. Aaron Doering and his team to cross the Arctic were on display as part of the Vanishing Ice preview party at the Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 26.

An audience member records Gully Boys, Minnesota Tonight's featured musical act for their season 3 premier, Wednesday, Jan. 24. The 3-piece band performed several songs throughout the night.

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January 29, 2018

An audience member records Gully Boys, Minnesota Tonight's featured musical act for their season 3 premier, Wednesday, Jan. 24. The 3-piece band performed several songs throughout the night.

Jonathan Gershberg, executive producer and host of Minnesota Tonight, kicks off the third season of his late night comedy show at Brave New Workshop ETC Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Gershberg and other members of the show spent the night satirizing Minnesota news and politics.

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January 29, 2018

Jonathan Gershberg, executive producer and host of Minnesota Tonight, kicks off the third season of his late night comedy show at Brave New Workshop ETC Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Gershberg and other...

Kaytee Callahan sings and plays guitar as part of Minnesota Tonight's featured musical act, Gully Boys, Wednesday, Jan. 24. The 3-piece band performed several songs throughout the night.

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January 29, 2018

Kaytee Callahan sings and plays guitar as part of Minnesota Tonight's featured musical act, Gully Boys, Wednesday, Jan. 24. The 3-piece band performed several songs throughout the night.

Jonathan Gershberg, executive producer and host of Minnesota Tonight, kicks off the third season of his late night comedy show at Brave New Workshop ETC Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Gershberg and other members of the show spent the night satirizing Minnesota news and politics.

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January 29, 2018

Jonathan Gershberg, executive producer and host of Minnesota Tonight, kicks off the third season of his late night comedy show at Brave New Workshop ETC Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Gershberg and other...

Jonathan Gershberg, host of Minnesota Tonight, delivers a monologue encouraging Michele Bachmann to run for Al Franken's recently-opened seat, during the show's season 3 premier, Wednesday Jan. 24. The group to his right insist that only God can decide if Bachmann runs for the seat.

[Photo] "Minnesota Tonight" opens its third season

January 29, 2018

Jonathan Gershberg, host of Minnesota Tonight, delivers a monologue encouraging Michele Bachmann to run for Al Franken's recently-opened seat, during the show's season 3 premier, Wednesday Jan. 24. The...

Sahra Noor, CEO at People's Center Clinic & Services, poses at the entrance of the clinic's new Wellness Hub in Cedar-Riverside on Jan. 20. The wellness center will open to the public on Feb. 5.

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January 29, 2018

Sahra Noor, CEO at People's Center Clinic & Services, poses at the entrance of the clinic's new Wellness Hub in Cedar-Riverside on Jan. 20. The wellness center will open to the public on Feb. 5.

Sahra Noor, CEO at People's Center Clinic & Services, poses at the entrance of the clinic's new Wellness Hub in Cedar-Riverside on Jan. 20. The wellness center will open to the public on Feb. 5.

Cedar-Riverside clinic opens community “Wellness Hub”

January 24, 2018

A grant from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee helped transform an old Cedar-Riverside gymnasium into a health and wellness center. The new “Wellness Hub” is an expansion of the People’s Center...

A rendering of the proposed micro-unit apartment building in Marcy-Holmes.

New “micro-unit” apartment building planned for Marcy-Holmes draws parking concerns

January 17, 2018

A new four-story apartment proposal could bring tiny living to Marcy-Holmes.  Developer Go Gopher Rentals, LLC is looking to construct a 27-unit micro-apartment building in the neighborhood. The micro-unit...

Developers of 26-story apartment tower pitched for Marcy-Holmes successfully appeal denial

January 16, 2018

Plans for a large-scale development project in Marcy-Holmes are now moving forward after developers successfully appealed a denial from the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission. The proposal for...

Hannah Bernardson, a business agent for the union group Teamsters Local 320, protests on Friday, Nov. 17 outside Morrill Hall in Minneapolis. The group is pushing for higher wages at the University of Minnesota.

Unionized campus workers receive final offer from University of Minnesota

January 10, 2018

The union that represents University of Minnesota campus service workers and the University has reached a final offer on wages and working conditions.  Minnesota Teamsters Local 320, which represents...

Pedestrians pass by Num-Mi in Dinkytown Tuesday, Dec. 5. The owners hope to open early next year.

New Dinkytown businesses face delays, hope to open by early 2018

December 7, 2017

Two new Dinkytown businesses have experienced delays and now hope to open by early next year.  Num-mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, and Left Click Lounge, a cafe geared toward video game enthusiasts,...

Members of the public add their comments about walking, biking and transportation to a large map during a Minneapolis 2040 community outreach event in Como on Saturday, Dec. 2. Suggestions included the completion of the Granary Corridor linking Dinkytown and Southeast Como.

City of Minneapolis, local neighborhoods map out future

December 4, 2017

Minneapolis city planners and local neighborhood organizations are developing long-term plans to shape the city’s future. Several community engagement events mark the start of a new phase in the Minneapolis...

City Planners and members of the public mingle during a Minneapolis 2040 community outreach event in Como on Saturday, Dec. 2. The event is the first of a four-part series which seeks public input on issues such as transportation and housing.

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December 4, 2017

City Planners and members of the public mingle during a Minneapolis 2040 community outreach event in Como on Saturday, Dec. 2. The event is the first of a four-part series which seeks public input on issues...

City Planners Rattana Sengsoulichanh and Mei-Ling Smith speak with the public about the goals of Minneapolis 2040 during a community meeting at Van Cleve Park Gym on Saturday, Dec. 2. The event sought public input on the future of housing, transportation and other issues in Minneapolis.

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December 4, 2017

City Planners Rattana Sengsoulichanh and Mei-Ling Smith speak with the public about the goals of Minneapolis 2040 during a community meeting at Van Cleve Park Gym on Saturday, Dec. 2. The event sought...

Members of the public add their comments about walking, biking and transportation to a large map during a Minneapolis 2040 community outreach event in Como on Saturday, Dec. 2. Suggestions included the completion of the Granary Corridor linking Dinkytown and Southeast Como.

[Photo] City seeks collaboration for 2040 Comprehensive Plan

October 15, 2018

Members of the public add their comments about walking, biking and transportation to a large map during a Minneapolis 2040 community outreach event in Como on Saturday, Dec. 2. Suggestions included the...

Sam Hoolihan used four projectors to display numerous films during his

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October 15, 2018

Sam Hoolihan used four projectors to display numerous films during his "Silence with Sound" showing at Trylon Cinema on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Guests enter Trylon Cinema for a selection of 8 and 16mm films by University of Minnesota arts professor Sam Hoolihan on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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October 15, 2018

Guests enter Trylon Cinema for a selection of 8 and 16mm films by University of Minnesota arts professor Sam Hoolihan on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

University professor and alumni Sam Hoolihan poses outside of Trylon Cinema on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Hoolihan presented numerous films including a three-projector, 16mm film accompanied by music from collaborators Crystal Mysaljek and John Marks.

[Photo] Q&A: UMN adjunct professor and visual artist Sam Hoolihan

December 4, 2017

University professor and alumni Sam Hoolihan poses outside of Trylon Cinema on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Hoolihan presented numerous films including a three-projector, 16mm film accompanied by music from collaborators...

Jackie Smith, 26, burns leaves outside of her apartment just north of the West Bank campus on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Her building is part of a cluster of townhouses that will be undergoing rehabilitation in 2018.

[Photo] Another shutdown may affect affordable housing near UMN

January 31, 2019

Jackie Smith, 26, burns leaves outside of her apartment just north of the West Bank campus on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Her building is part of a cluster of townhouses that will be undergoing rehabilitation in...

Jackie Smith, 26, burns leaves outside of her apartment just north of the West Bank campus on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Her building is part of a cluster of townhouses that will be undergoing rehabilitation in 2018.

Affordable housing in Cedar-Riverside set for expansive renovation

November 29, 2017

Nearly 200 units of affordable rental housing in Cedar-Riverside will be renovated next year.   A refinancing plan for the expansive repair project was presented by the nonprofit West Bank Community...

President of College Democrats at the University of Minnesota, Braxton Haake, right, talks to U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 outside of Coffman Union.

UMN liberal groups call for accountability after Franken sexual misconduct allegations

November 22, 2017

Allegations of sexual misconduct by U.S. Sen. Al Franken are a disappointment to student supporters at the University of Minnesota. Former supporters and University students have expressed frustration...

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler answers questions from members of MSA during a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

[Photo] Kaler discusses proposed tuition hikes, campus climate at MSA forum

November 22, 2017

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler answers questions from members of MSA during a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Zoë Kondes, an MSA intern, asks University President Eric Kaler about the Chicano & Latino studies department bringing in influential speakers and how more departments could do the same, during the MSA meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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November 22, 2017

Zoë Kondes, an MSA intern, asks University President Eric Kaler about the Chicano & Latino studies department bringing in influential speakers and how more departments could do the same, during the...

Ginger Jentzen speaks to supporters at her Election Day party at the Ukrainian Event Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

After Ward 3 defeat, Jentzen hopes supporters will carry on campaign’s mission

November 13, 2017

Last week’s election results evoked mixed emotions from Ward 3 City Council candidate Ginger Jentzen and her campaign.  Jentzen and supporters were thrilled with an initial lead on election night,...

Betsy Hodges speaks at her campaign party at the Gandhi Mahal Restaurant on Nov. 7.

After initial voting, Hodges’ prospects wane

November 8, 2017

Around 50 people made up the group waiting on election results at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant on East Lake Street Tuesday, where incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges acknowledged her initial prospects weren't promising.  Hodges...

Imane Ait Daoud, a senior Physiology and Psychology major, poses for a photo in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, October 31. Daoud recently received a grant to conduct an interfaith justice project at the University of Minnesota.

[Photo] Students struggle with religious holiday norms

November 1, 2017

Imane Ait Daoud, a senior Physiology and Psychology major, poses for a photo in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, October 31. Daoud recently received a grant to conduct an interfaith justice project at...

Imane Ait Daoud, a senior Physiology and Psychology major, poses for a photo in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, October 31. Daoud recently received a grant to conduct an interfaith justice project at the University of Minnesota.

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November 1, 2017

Imane Ait Daoud, a senior Physiology and Psychology major, poses for a photo in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, October 31. Daoud recently received a grant to conduct an interfaith justice project at...

UMPD officer Josh Betts talks with student Franklin Rosenberg on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Mondale Hall on West Bank.

UMPD expands community engagement team

October 23, 2017

The University of Minnesota Police Department is expanding its community engagement efforts to better connect with students and staff. UMPD added two new officers to its community engagement team this...

Samantha Pree-Stinson, Green Party City Council candidate for Ward 3, poses for portraits in Northeast Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 13. Pree-Stinson is a U.S. Army Veteran and former educator.

[Photo] Pree-Stinson seeks to bridge equity gap in Ward 3 race

October 19, 2017

Samantha Pree-Stinson, Green Party City Council candidate for Ward 3, poses for portraits in Northeast Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 13. Pree-Stinson is a U.S. Army Veteran and former educator.

U research calls for more renewables amid national policy changes

October 17, 2017

Amid federal policy changes, University of Minnesota researchers have identified a need for more renewable energy. University researchers published a study last month in the journal "Environmental Science...

Doctoral student in Fisheries and Aquatic Biology Isaiah Tolo cleans out a carp for dissection in the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Tolo is one of the primary researchers studying the recent koi herpes virus outbreak in Minnesota lakes.

U researchers look to harness fish virus in fight against invasive carp

October 9, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers see a recent fish virus outbreak as a chance to combat an invasive species plaguing state lakes.  Researchers at the University’s Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species...

Mina Kian poses with a candle in front of Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Students gathered for a vigil Wednesday night as part of a national protest of Betsy DeVos Title IX changes.

[Photo] Despite Title IX repeal, University won't change policies

October 5, 2017

Mina Kian poses with a candle in front of Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Students gathered for a vigil Wednesday night as part of a national protest of Betsy DeVos Title IX changes.

UMN project delivers crocheted toys to sick kids

October 3, 2017

A University of Minnesota professor has partnered with state inmates to bring hand-made toys to sick kids. Dubbed “Project Teddy Bear,” the joint effort involves students collecting yarn that they...

Examples of some of the work featured on the Creative Spark website. Aldo Moroni created bronze sculptures of many historical structures and sites in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, which stand near the Stone Arch Bridge on Sunday, Oct. 1.

[Photo] Marcy-Holmes' art history housed on new website

October 2, 2017

Examples of some of the work featured on the Creative Spark website. Aldo Moroni created bronze sculptures of many historical structures and sites in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, which stand near the...

State Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, addresses community concerns about immigration policy changes during the Immigration Resource Fair and Legal Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 30.

[Photo] Rep. Ilhan Omar holds immigration resource fair in Cedar-Riverside

October 2, 2017

State Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, addresses community concerns about immigration policy changes during the Immigration Resource Fair and Legal Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 30.

MSA meets for their first forum of the year in Fraser Hall on Sept. 19.

[Photo] New MSA subcommittee works on recommendations for possible new dining vendor

September 27, 2017

MSA meets for their first forum of the year in Fraser Hall on Sept. 19.

Anu Ramaswami, second from the right, poses with Andrew Fang, Ajay Singh Nagpure, and Kangkang Tong, co-authors of her recent research in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Friday, Sept. 22.

New research fights climate change in cities

September 25, 2017

A University of Minnesota professor has published new research demonstrating the potential for cities to cut greenhouse gasses and improve public health. The research, published Sept. 18 in Nature Climate...

Student Body President Trish Palermo talks about the new school year with the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Sept. 22.

[Photo] MSA hopes to build on busy semester

December 13, 2017

Student Body President Trish Palermo talks about the new school year with the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Sept. 22.

Ellie Peterson, social media editor at the Riveter laughs while talking to groups of Lit Crawl attendees

[Photo] The Riveter is rewriting stereotypes of women's magazines

September 21, 2017

Ellie Peterson, social media editor at the Riveter laughs while talking to groups of Lit Crawl attendees

An outside view of the Pourhouse location in Dinkytown on Friday.

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September 21, 2017

An outside view of the Pourhouse location in Dinkytown on Friday.

An outside view of the Pourhouse location in Dinkytown.

The Pourhouse to open new location in Dinkytown

September 19, 2017

A popular downtown bar and restaurant is coming to Dinkytown. The Pourhouse, owned and operated by local entrepreneur Jared Golde, will open its second location at the site of the Library Bar in October....