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All content by Erin Wilson
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

by Erin Wilson and Sammy Caldwell
Published 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

by Erin Wilson
Published May 6, 2019
A bill passed in the House would create an insulin assistance program paid for by manufacturers.
Rendering of frame scales that will go in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood.

Local architects hope to ‘frame’ Marcy-Holmes

by Erin Wilson
Published April 29, 2019
With neighborhood funding, Cuningham Group Architecture plans to install frames around the neighborhood to highlight its culture and history.
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

by Erin Wilson
Published April 18, 2019
University students, state lawmakers and environmental experts involved in the exchange met Tuesday to discuss local climate action.

Vacant Prospect Park building catches fire

by Erin Wilson
Published April 15, 2019
The fire was contained within the commercial building, which is vacant.
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

by Erin Wilson
Published April 15, 2019
The Minneapolis City Council recently approved a second pilot program to bring the scooters back through next March.
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchars presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Tina Smith pushes for financial aid transparency

by Erin Wilson
Published April 9, 2019
Smith introduced three bills late last month to better inform students about loans and college costs.
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

by Erin Wilson
Published April 4, 2019
Governor Walz gave his first State of the State address Wednesday following his recently revised budget.

Kollege Klub bar to open in Dinkytown

by Erin Wilson
Published March 28, 2019
The well known University of Wisonsin-Madison bar will expand to Minneapolis this summer.

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

by Erin Wilson
Published March 27, 2019
A bill in the Legislature would appropriate money to the University for its transition toward renewable energy.
Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

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

by Erin Wilson
Published March 14, 2019
Minneapolis representatives are working on an initiative to make nightlife safer and more vibrant, including the potential appointment of a "night mayor."
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. Fridays forum focused on community-based anti-gentrification policy approaches.

CURA forum discusses gentrification in Twin Cities

by Erin Wilson
Published March 2, 2019
A forum held by the University's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs on Friday featured a panel of community leaders fighting gentrification.
Illustrated by Hailee Schievelbein

Lawmakers look to tighten restrictions on vaping

by Erin Wilson
Published February 25, 2019
While the House bill would prohibit vaping in some public places, University students and local businesses said the law would be ineffective.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

UMN may see new training program for teachers of blind students

by Erin Wilson
Published February 21, 2019
A bill proposed this session could allocate money for a University program to train instructors of blind and visually impaired students.
A rendering of 1103 & 1121 4th St. SE developments.

Marcy-Holmes examines two micro-unit apartment buildings

by Erin Wilson
Published February 11, 2019
DJR Architecture and North Bay Companies presented two 72-unit micro-apartments to the neighborhood Tuesday.
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

by Erin Wilson
Published January 28, 2019
Afro Deli and the Bell Museum have provided free food or entry to furloughed federal government workers during the shutdown.
A rendering of the new Child Development Center

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

by Erin Wilson
Published January 28, 2019
The University of Minnesota is requesting money from the state to fund the Institute of Child Development's future renovation project.
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

by Erin Wilson
Published January 17, 2019
Candidates met with current and former regents to discuss the regent selection process and University's legislative priorities Wednesday.

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