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Photo of the University bus after it drove into Acadia Cafe located on located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Riverside Avenue. Photo courtesy of KFAI A.M. Drive.

BREAKING: UMN Bus runs into Acadia restaurant in Cedar-Riverside

Published March 15, 2022
No one was hurt in the incident and Acadia Cafe has established a GoFundMe page to compensate workers during its indefinite closure.
A rendering of the Como Congregational Church after a full restoration, with apartments and a community center. Photo courtesy of Joel Hussong

Como Congregational Church could become apartments and community center

Published December 16, 2021
If passed by the City Council, construction may start in the winter of 2022.
Cam Gordon, the former council member for Ward 2, poses for a portrait on Thursday, Dec. 9. Gordon represented the eastern part of Minneapolis for 15 years.

Ward 2 residents reflect on 15 years with Cam Gordon

Published December 10, 2021
The Green Party member will be leaving office come January.
Pastor Lowell Busman (left) interviews worship leader Jonny Max (right) during their last service at Stadium Village Church at their Oak Street building on Nov. 28. Photo courtesy of Namit Bhalla

Stadium Village Church moving after University buys land

Published December 2, 2021
Stadium Village Church will change to River of Hope Church and move a mile away after over 110 years in the same building.
Participants in an after school program congregate around a fire at Luxton Park on Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2020. The program was created to raise money for additional teachers and increase social time for students whos education has gone completely virtual.

Pratt Community School to dedicate playground to first Black family in Prospect Park

Published November 16, 2021
Pratt plans to kick off their fundraiser on Nov. 18, Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day.
Robin Wonsley Worlobah poses for a portrait in Coffman Union on March 1, 2021.

Meet Robin Wonsley Worlobah, the Ward 2 Democratic Socialist City Council member

Published November 10, 2021
Wonsley Worlobah won Ward 2 by a small margin and is now one of three Democratic Socialists on the Council.
Prospect Park around the Metro Green Line stop in June 2020. Several apartment buildings and the Fresh Thyme grocery store were built in the past couple years.

Prospect Park’s 10 year changes

Published October 26, 2021
The developments in the neighborhood have been anything but accidental.
Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon poses for a portrait in his office at Minneapolis City Hall in 2017.

Ward two draws most City council candidates since 1970s

Published October 25, 2021
Ward two has not seen tough competition for candidates in 15 years, what has changed?
Meet the Minneapolis mayoral candidates

Meet the Minneapolis mayoral candidates

Published October 17, 2021
Minneapolis mayoral candidates spoke about what issues they care about.
A lone goose wanders Van Cleve Park on Tuesday, April 28 2020.

What to know about the park board for the November election

Published September 30, 2021
All nine park board positions are up for election this year — make sure to be an informed voter.
A rendering of the apartment that ATES will power.

Green energy is coming to Prospect Park

Published September 28, 2021
The Towerside Innovation District will use an aquifer to save 550 thousand tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Gov. Walz’s executive order on conversion therapy explained

Published August 2, 2021
The order can not change the law, but it can change the rules.
University researchers partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul to make crosswalks safer.

University researchers partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul to improve pedestrian safety

Published July 30, 2021
A University researcher is leading the study to see how to make drivers stop for pedestrians.
City council members Cam Gordon and Steve Fletcher answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

Minneapolis will add a mental health response to 911 calls

Published July 25, 2021
Beginning in August, Canopy Mental Health & Consulting will be responding to emergency calls along with police, firefighters and paramedics.
Houses in Southeast Como sit in the afternoon sun on Monday, July 5 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Who owns Southeast Como? Study finds higher rates of single-family rentals and investor landlords

Published July 16, 2021
Patterns of investor landlords in Southeast Como differ from those in the rest of the metro area.
City Council and Glendale Townhomes butt heads over historic designation

City Council and Glendale Townhomes butt heads over historic designation

Published July 7, 2021
Residents of Glendale have been asking for historic designation for years, but the city has yet to show solid support.
Yusra Arab poses for a portrait on July 4 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Q&A with Ward 2 city Council candidate Yusra Arab

Published July 6, 2021
Meet the candidate who has worked with the city Council, lived in public housing and wants to be a community voice on the Council.
Sheila Nezhad, a mayoral candidate outside Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio on Thursday, June 24. Nezhad is running because she believes the best solutions come from people leading change on the ground.

The “For the People” mayoral candidate Sheila Nezhad is running a “winnable” and community-oriented campaign

Published June 28, 2021
The Bernie Sanders-esque candidate has an activist background to bring to city hall.
Two national guard troops look out over the balcony of the Hennepin County Government Center on Monday, April 19. on Monday, April 19. A coalition of activist groups held a protest calling for justice for George Floyd on the day of closing arguments in the trial against Derek Chauvin.

Chauvin sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison

Published June 25, 2021
The jury convicted Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd in late April.
FREE members participating in one of their many pickets. Photo courtesy of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter GLBT Collection.

FREE: A look into the beginning of gay rights in Minneapolis

Published June 24, 2021
What started as a class turned into an LGBTQ+ rights movement.
As summer heats up, many head inside to enjoy Dinkytown eating establishments on Sunday, June 13.

Mask or no mask: Dinkytown restaurants discuss end of mask mandate

Published June 21, 2021
Minneapolis lifted the mask mandate on June 1, leaving many businesses feeling both elated and nervous.
Left: Niamh Coomey, the editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Daily. Right: Avni Tripathi, business operations officer of the Minnesota Daily.

Meet the new Minnesota Daily Editor-in-Chief and Business Operations Officer

Published June 8, 2021
Starting this summer, Niamh Coomey and Avni Tripathi will be taking over the Daily.
A proposed rendering of the Marcy-Holmes Southeast Ninth Street development.

New apartment building and manufacturing site proposed in Marcy-Holmes

Published April 27, 2021
On the quiet corner of Southeast Ninth Street, a new apartment could help revive the area.
Neighborhood groups pick up trash in Van Cleve Park on Earth Day, April 21. Neighborhood groups organized the event to show their appreciation for the earth.

Neighborhood organizations clean up the parks for Earth Day

Published April 26, 2021
Neighbors, students and high schoolers came together to keep their spaces free of litter.
The intersection of SE 13th Ave. and SE Como Ave. on Thursday, July 23.

Minneapolis Planning Commission approves a parking requirement change that may impact future developments near UMN

Published April 22, 2021
Minneapolis is removing parking minimums and reducing parking maximums to make the city more walkable.
Social distancing signs flag down seats in Hanson lecture halls on Tuesday, July 28 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. All classes during July-mester enforced social distance protocols.

University of Minnesota will return to in-person classes fall semester

Published March 12, 2021
Through studying vaccination and infection rates of COVID-19, University administration has decided it will be safe for students to return.
Protesters march by Hennepin County Government Center as part of the Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized the protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvins trial.

‘I wake up early for justice’: Protest kicks off Chauvin trial

Published March 9, 2021
Hundreds of activists gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center Monday during the intended start of jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial.
Headed out to protest? Here’s what experts say you need to know.

Headed out to protest? Here’s what experts say you need to know.

Published March 8, 2021
Protests will take place across the Twin Cities in the weeks during the Chauvin trial; you'll want to know what to expect.
The Hennepin County Government Center on Sunday, Feb. 28. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, will be held here starting on March 8.

The Chauvin trial: What you need to know

Published March 1, 2021
Derek Chauvin is charged with murdering George Floyd. Here’s what to expect in court next week.
Health Promotion Specialist Rebecca Leighton poses for a portrait in front of the Nutritious U food pantry bags in Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Leighton leads the campus-wide strategic SNAP outreach project.

Student surge in SNAP eligibility

Published February 18, 2021
With the temporary easing of restrictions during the pandemic, students are signing up for food benefits in droves.
The site of University Inn on Monday, Feb. 8. Hennepin County is using the building as a COVID-19 medical respite for people experiencing homelessness.

Dinkytown hotel transforms into COVID-19 respite for the homeless

Published February 8, 2021
Hennepin County has been using the University Inn for almost a year to control the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness.
Photo courtesy of Hai-Thien Phu, a Second Year Internal Medicinal and Pediatrics Resident at the U.

‘A lifesaver’: COVID-19 vaccine brings hope to UMN medical workers

Published February 3, 2021
As thousands of vaccines roll out, University of Minnesota medical workers say they can see an end to the pandemic.
Co-owners Roberto Quiros, left, and Jesus Hernandez pose for a portrait in their new food truck, Sizzlin’ Mexican Grill, on Monday, Dec. 7. “We make all the ingredients fresh every day,” said Hernandez.

New taco truck brings the sizzle to Dinkytown

Published December 10, 2020
Sizzlin’ Mexican Grill looks to add some new flavor to the Dinkytown restaurant scene.
Author Kao Kalia Yang poses in her backyard with her most recent book, “Somewhere in the Unknown World” on Monday, Nov. 9. Yang will appear at the Immigration History Research Center and the International Rescue Center’s virtual event on Nov. 16 to discuss her new work, which features the stories of refugees in Minnesota.

Local author releases collective memoir of refugee stories

Published November 12, 2020
Kao Kalia Yang recently released “Somewhere in the Unknown World,” piecing together refugee voices into a thoughtful and powerful collection of narratives.
Sasha Cassadine, a drag queen based in Minneapolis, poses for a portrait. Cassadine is faced with a drag scene challenged by the decrease in social gatherings due to regulations intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Quarantine Queens: Local drag queens persevere amid a trying year

Published October 17, 2020
The drag scene changed a lot over the past six months, from a pandemic to a civil rights movement, nothing seems the same. But change isn’t always a bad thing.
Funk N Spuds rehearses in member Max Meier’s Como home on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Como band creates “funky” concert venue at home

Published October 15, 2020
With most venues shut down, Funk N Spuds made a venue of their own for their final concert before winter.
Portraits for a Purpose founder Hossam Halaweish takes a photo of Connor Corsini on Friday, Sept. 25 in Minneapolis. “At the time COVID was starting, I knew a lot of people were struggling a lot harder than I was, Halaweish explains. He decided to start Portraits for a Purpose, a photography business that donates its proceeds to various nonprofits.

UMN student raises thousands of dollars for charity by capturing “Portraits for a Purpose”

Published October 1, 2020
Hossam Halaweish’s photography business means more than just pictures.
Photo Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Marching Band

No field, no problem: UMN marching band recounts online “spat camp”

Published September 24, 2020
Members of the University of Minnesota marching band reflect on highs and lows of virtual learning as in-person instruction resumes.

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