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Central corridor to showcase new green energy

August 11, 2010

The upcoming Central Corridor Light-Rail Transit line will provide more than just transportation. City and county officials, along with some businesses, are hoping the line will also offer an opportunity...

Prospect Park Water Tower, more commonly known as the “Witch’s Hat Tower”, was built in 1913.   The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with the Malcolm Willey House, also located in the Prospect Park area.

Prospect Park historic designation rejected

August 11, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to deny local historical designation for Prospect Park, honoring many residents’ requests to reject the title. The Prospect Park East River Road Improvement...

City Council approves “Brew Beer Here” amendment

August 6, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved the "Brew Beer Here" legislation on Friday, allowing brewers to sell their beer directly from their warehouses. Previously in Minneapolis,...

City Council rejects Prospect Park historical designation

August 6, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to deny historical designation for Prospect Park, honoring locals' requests to skip the title. The Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association initially...

I-35W bridge showcases ‘smart bridge’ technology

August 4, 2010

Although the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed more than three years ago, the event is anything but a distant memory for Twin Cities residents. Victims are still waiting to see whether they’ll be compensated...

Potholes and cracks cover sections of Riverside Avenue Monday on the West Bank.  Major work on Cedar and Riverside Avenues will coincide with Light Rail construction in the area.

Light-rail line could boost West Bank development

July 28, 2010

As construction moves forward on the Central Corridor Light-Rail line, city and county officials are exploring how the track could boost development near the future West Bank station. Minneapolis and Hennepin...

Protesters speak out against the possibility of the Democratic National Convention coming to Minneapolis in 2012 on Sunday at Target Field.

DNC committee quietly visits Mpls

July 21, 2010

The Democratic National Convention selection committee is scoping out Minneapolis this week as a potential host for its 2012 convention, but city and party officials are tight-lipped about the details...

Streetcars on track for Minneapolis

July 21, 2010

Although the last streetcar rolled out of Minneapolis in 1954, city officials are moving forward on plans to bring the city’s extensive streetcar network back to life. The city recently submitted...

The new director of the Center for Transportation Studies Laurie McGinnis attends a meeting Friday in the Transportation and Safety Building.  McGinnis has an 18 year history at CTS.

McGinnis named as new CTS director

July 14, 2010

After an extensive four-month search, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies has named its new director. Laurie McGinnis was selected as the new director for CTS effective...

U2 reschedules TCF Bank Stadium concert

July 13, 2010

U2 has rescheduled the North American leg of its 360° tour that was postponed in May due to lead singer Bono's emergency back surgery, the group announced Tuesday. The band will play TCF Bank Stadium...

The new director of  the Center for Transportation Studies Laurie McGinnis attends a meeting Friday in the Transportation and Safety Building.

CTS names new director

July 9, 2010

After an extensive four-month search, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies has named its new director. Laurie McGinnis was selected to fill the role this week after serving...

Patrons wait outside The Refuge on Sunday night in Downtown Minneapolis

Councilman proposes late-night food policy

July 7, 2010

In an effort to alleviate bar-close "mayhem" and give patrons an extra hour or two to "sober up" before heading home, one Minneapolis City Council member wants to let venues keep their doors open after...

Minneapolis a finalist for 2012 DNC

July 1, 2010

The Democratic National Committee has selected Minneapolis as one of four finalists for the 2012 Democratic National Convention alongside Charlotte, N.C., Cleveland, Ohio and St. Louis, M.O. Minneapolis mayor...

Noah Burgess, University junior, decides not to use Nice Ride once he finds out that the base rate is $5, even just for a half hour ride.

Bicycle-share system has caused overdrafts with debit card use

June 30, 2010

Nearly three weeks after the launch of Nice Ride Minnesota, Minneapolis’ bicycle-share program, users have purchased more than 6,500 rides. But for some of those riders, what was supposed to be a...

Construction fuels campus frustrations

June 30, 2010

In Minnesota, summer is construction season, and the University of Minnesota is no exception. But the abundance of projects on campus this year has caused more problems than usual. On top of the University’s...

U of M bicycle trail sees more delays

U of M bicycle trail sees more delays

June 23, 2010

The city of Minneapolis continues to face delays on the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian trail through the University of Minnesota campus — a project in the works since the 1990s. The city...

Hennepin County, U renew contract

June 16, 2010

The Hennepin County Board voted Tuesday to renew a partnership with the University of Minnesota that is hoped to simplify collaboration between the two entities. The vote extends the Master Cooperative...

Group to study health effects of developments around light rail

June 16, 2010

A group of local community organizations will spend the next year and a half examining the health effects of future developments stemming from the Central Corridor light-rail line after receiving a $150,000...

Minneapolis has nation’s highest racial disparity in unemployment

June 10, 2010

Minneapolis has the biggest racial gap in unemployment in the nation, according to a study released Tuesday by the Washington, D.C. think tank the Economic Policy Institute. Blacks in Minneapolis are more...

U researchers tackle teenage driver safety

June 9, 2010

Parents may soon be able to keep tabs on their teenage drivers by simply giving them a cell phone. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are developing a program called the Teen Driver Support System,...

Mpls to launch bike-share system

June 9, 2010

One of the nationâÄôs first bicycle-sharing programs will kick off in Minneapolis on Thursday as part of the annual Bike Walk Week. Nice Ride Minnesota, the nonprofit organization running the bike-share...

Hennepin County has proposed a new transit hub for Target field to accommodate the new light rail station there.  The hub would include more pedestrian space, parking, and train lines.

County to make space for Target Field crowds

June 2, 2010

With Target Field eventually becoming a meeting place for many of MinnesotaâÄôs rail lines âÄî including the Central Corridor âÄî Hennepin County is in a race against time to build...

Alcohol ban hurts Mariucci and Williams arenas’ ticket sales

May 26, 2010

Mariucci Arena manager Craig Flor said in past seasons, he could âÄúcount on one handâÄù the number of empty suites in an entire hockey season. But this year, there have been four to five...

Minneapolis bids for 2012 DNC

May 26, 2010

Despite a somewhat tumultuous experience helping to host the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minneapolis has submitted a bid to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The cityâÄôs...

Positions may go unfilled after faculty retirement

May 4, 2010

As the semester comes to a close, at least 21 professors are finishing up their time at the University of Minnesota, but their positions may not be filled next year. Because of the UniversityâÄôs...

Faculty offer pay cut option

May 2, 2010

Two proposals by a group of faculty to address some of the financial problems at the University of Minnesota have made their way through University Senate committees after being tabled at a March 25 Faculty...

U revises P&A salary policy

April 26, 2010

The University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources revised a policy that would allow the University to impose furloughs or pay cuts on its more than 5,000 academic professional and administrative (P&A)...

Ash cloud delays U students’ travel

April 25, 2010

University of Minnesota junior Ryan Eddy didnâÄôt plan to spend the entire night of April 20 keeping an eye on his bags in RomeâÄôs Roma Termini central train station or the next morning...

SECIA and U partner to reduce student waste

April 22, 2010

This Earth Day, the Southeast Como Improvement Association is kicking off a pilot program aiming to reduce the amount of waste created by University of Minnesota students when moving in and out of apartments...

New lib. ed. requirements create scheduling woes

April 20, 2010

With registration under way, many students may find they have fewer options for classes that fulfill liberal education requirements because of a rocky transition to a new system. As part of a revamping...

University of Minnesota Press sees record book sales

April 19, 2010

The University of Minnesota Press has seen record sales in the past six months, despite a still-struggling economy. The Press, founded in 1925, usually sells about 250,000 books per fiscal year. In the...

Grad students failing to graduate on time

April 14, 2010

Many University of Minnesota graduate students, especially those pursuing their doctorates, are struggling to complete their degrees on time, if at all. Since the 2002-03 academic year, 45 percent of doctoral...

Professors play tenure waiting game

April 13, 2010

Almost 100 faculty members are waiting to see the results of the nearly yearlong process of applying for tenure, which ends May 13 when the Board of Regents votes on this yearâÄôs applicants. If...

Daniel Sellers is the executive director for the Teach For America program in the Twin Cities. TFA asked Congress for $50 million for fiscal year 2011, up from the $21 million it received this year.

Teach for America fights for direct funding

April 8, 2010

Teach for America, a popular program for college graduates, is in danger of losing its direct federal funding due to a proposal before Congress. The proposal, which falls under a revised version of the...

Andersen Library displays artifacts

April 4, 2010

Beneath the University of Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Library, two football field-sized caverns house millions of artifacts, and a new exhibit will display some of the most unique pieces of its collection....

P&A employees promote involvement in governance

April 1, 2010

The Council of Academic Professionals is working to have professional and administrative employee involvement in University of Minnesota committees included each year within their performance reviews....

U proposes academic policy changes

April 1, 2010

University of Minnesota students, staff and faculty have two weeks left to comment on three proposed University policy changes before they are finalized by the policy committee. The changes include: -...

Faculty senate approves pay cuts

March 28, 2010

The University of Minnesota faculty senate voted Thursday to allow a 1.15 percent reduction in salaries for faculty in the academic year 2010-11. The faculty salary cuts are one piece of University President...

Faculty Senate approves pay cut

March 25, 2010

The University of Minnesota Faculty Senate voted Thursday to allow a 1.15 percent reduction in salaries for faculty in the academic year 2010-2011. The faculty salary cuts are one piece of President BruininksâÄô...

Panelists to discuss solutions to key problems facing state

March 22, 2010

Minnesotans and lawmakers are facing issues from the budget to education standards, and the University of Minnesota is offering a venue to discuss solutions. Three panelists will engage Tuesday in the...

Prominent law prof. to join U faculty

March 11, 2010

Antony Duff, a renowned professor, author and researcher, will be leaving his post at the University of Stirling in Scotland to join the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Law School in the fall of 2010....

Lib. ed. requirements to change next fall

March 9, 2010

Effective fall 2010, the University of Minnesota will change some liberal education requirements, although many of the changes will not affect current students, the University announced Tuesday. Every...

University professors Kirk Allison, left, Patricia Simmons and Margaret Werry, right,  talk about stem cell research while filming the University-sponsored  television program “Driven to Discover: The Research Series” on Friday at the Rarig Center.  The show discusses past and present research from the University.

TV series to focus on U research

March 1, 2010

Film crews at the Rarig Center are finishing up work on a new series that will highlight research from the University of Minnesota. The University is producing a TV series called âÄúDriven to Discover:...

Janitors’ union reaches agreement

March 1, 2010

The day before a planned janitorsâÄô strike by members of the Service Employees International Union Local 26, negotiations between the union and contracting companies ended after 26 hours of bargaining....

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Former U prof. and Holocaust survivor discusses book

February 25, 2010

Robert Fisch, a former University of Minnesota professor, has a life worth retelling. In his most recent book, he describes his experiences by saying, âÄúI have been a Jew during Fascism, a bourgeois...

CIC fosters university collaboration

February 24, 2010

Recently, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation has been gaining recognition as a partner in GoogleâÄôs attempt to digitize books, but the organization has actually been operating for more...

Legislature pulls back bonding bill

February 23, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty was poised to veto the bonding bill passed Monday by the state Legislature when House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher announced Tuesday that she was pulling the bill back, calling...

New STEM center to focus on education process

February 11, 2010

As science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects take a more central role in education nationally, the University of Minnesota recently added a center that is working to study educational issues...

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History of the secretary experience

February 7, 2010

An idea doctoral candidate Midori Green came up with while exploring her dissertation came to fruition Friday night as the Goldstein Museum of Design unveiled her exhibit on the development of the modern...

U ranks 16th in private donations

February 4, 2010

The University of Minnesota ranked 16th nationally in the amount of private donations made to colleges and universities during the 2009 fiscal year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Council...