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A community advisor poses for an anonymous portrait outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 2.

In the dorms and in the dark: a semester of uncertainty for students in residence halls

March 24, 2021
Last fall, residents and CAs grappled with what they said was a lack of communication and worries about whether they were safe. Now, they wonder what the rest of spring semester holds.
Illustrated by Abby Adamski.

Minnesota lawmakers look to make insulin more affordable

May 6, 2019

A new insulin assistance program aimed at easing rising insulin costs passed the Minnesota House floor late last month. The Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act, named after the 26-year-old Minnesotan who...

Rendering of frame scales that will go in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood.

Local architects hope to ‘frame’ Marcy-Holmes

April 29, 2019

The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood will accentuate areas of historical significance and engage the community as part of a creative project this summer.  Local architects will set up different sized frames...

Andrew Rhodes listens in on a presentation about work towards specific climate goals between Minnesota and Germany on Tuesday, April 16 at Northrop Auditorium.

German exchange inspires climate action discussion at UMN

April 18, 2019

Minnesota state lawmakers and University of Minnesota students gathered on campus Tuesday evening to host a conversation about local action on climate change. Hosted by Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis,...

Vacant Prospect Park building catches fire

April 15, 2019

A vacant building in Prospect Park caught fire early Monday morning, according to a Minneapolis Fire Department news release sent Monday morning.  The fire was in a commercial building located at...

Kevin Walen, left, and Kevin Deitz lock up their Lime scooters before they vote at the First Congregational Church in Marcy-Holmes on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Scooters to return to Minneapolis, UMN campus

April 15, 2019

Electric scooters will likely soon return to Minneapolis following recent approval of a second pilot program with a focus on accessibility. The Minneapolis City Council approved the program, which would...

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Tina Smith pushes for financial aid transparency

April 9, 2019

A set of bills brought forward in Congress by Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., aims to demystify loans and the cost of college for students and families.   Smith introduced the Know Before You Owe Federal...

Gov. Tim Walz speaks at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 during the State of the State address. Walz spoke about education, healthcare and road maintenance.

Walz talks education, health care, community prosperity in first State of the State address

April 4, 2019

Gov. Tim Walz, gave his first State of the State address at the Capitol Wednesday, highlighting the stories of eight different Minnesotans and emphasizing the need for a bipartisan government. The DFL...

Kollege Klub bar to open in Dinkytown

March 28, 2019

A popular University of Wisconsin-Madison sports bar will soon open a new location in Dinkytown.  The Kollege Klub, a historic bar notorious on the Madison campus that has existed since 1953, will...

$6 million in state funding proposed for solar energy at UMN

March 27, 2019

A bill passing through the state Legislature could appropriate funds to the University of Minnesota to help transition to renewable energy.  The legislation would provide $6 million for renewable...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

New ‘night mayor’ could be a dream for downtown nightlife

March 14, 2019

A group of Minneapolis representatives are looking to improve the city’s nightlife, which might include appointing an official director of nightlife, or “night mayor.” Leaders from businesses, community...

Nelima Sitati-Munene, executive director of African Career, Education and Resource, speaks on a panel on Friday, Mar. 1 at the Humphrey Center on West Bank. The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs has been hosting a series of forums about their recent gentrification study. Friday's forum focused on community-based anti-gentrification policy approaches.

CURA forum discusses gentrification in Twin Cities

March 2, 2019

A forum hosted Friday by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs brought together Twin Cities neighborhood representatives to discuss gentrification, housing and policy.  Following...

Illustrated by Hailee Schievelbein

Lawmakers look to tighten restrictions on vaping

February 25, 2019

Minnesota may ban vaping in places where smoking cigarettes is illegal if a bill heard at a House committee earlier this month passes through the legislature.  Chief author Rep. Laurie Halverson,...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

UMN may see new training program for teachers of blind students

February 21, 2019

A bill presented to state senators last week could establish a training program at the University of Minnesota that would help improve education for an under-served group in the state.  The legislation,...

A rendering of 1103 & 1121 4th St. SE developments.

Marcy-Holmes examines two micro-unit apartment buildings

February 11, 2019

The latest developments in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood include single-occupancy, micro-units.  DJR Architecture Inc. and North Bay Companies presented two potential micro-unit apartments in Dinkytown...

John North, left, Issac North and mother Mary North view an installation from the exhibit Collecting Memory: Photographs and Installations by Jeff Millikan.

After shutdown, campus establishments offer free services to furloughed employees

January 28, 2019

Two establishments on and around the University of Minnesota campus have offered free services to furloughed federal government employees over the government shutdown.  Representatives from Afro...

A rendering of the new Child Development Center

Despite legislative uncertainty, UMN asks state for $28 million for ICD project

January 28, 2019

University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development is asking for state support to live up to its No. 1 program ranking.  As part of its 2019 capital bonding request, the University is asking...

Members of the Board of Regents converse during their meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, where they discussed the finalists for the next presidential of the University.

UMN regent candidates preview upcoming election process

January 17, 2019

Current and former regents had a chance to give advice to candidates for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents’ four open seats at the state Capitol Wednesday.  Regent David McMillan, Regent...