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The Minnesota Daily

Hanna Van Den Einde, City Editor

All content by Hanna Van Den Einde
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke to students at an Minnesota Student Association forum in Blegen Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Frey and Minneapolis City Council determine new idea for public safety

Published May 4, 2022
Two proposals for departments or offices that would create new divisions of public safety were brought forward by the mayor and Council members.
Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Report details how MPD officer Mark Hanneman killed Amir Locke

Published April 24, 2022
The joint report was published by the Attorney General and Hennepin County Attorney’s offices and provided more information about the police killing of Locke.
Community activists lead chants as protestors march towards the 1st Minneapolis Police Precinct on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The protest was held to honor Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by Minneapolis Police officer Mark Hanneman earlier that week.

Minneapolis activists react to knock and enter search warrant policy

Published April 9, 2022
The new policy went into effect on April 8 and will prohibit no knock warrants, but some Minneapolis activists worry it will not hold MPD accountable.
Community activists lead chants as the protestors march towards the 1st Minneapolis Police Precinct on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The protest was held to honor Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by Minneapolis Police officer Mark Hanneman earlier that week.

No charges filed against MPD officer who killed Amir Locke

Published April 6, 2022
The announcement said there was insufficient evidence to establish criminal charges. The MPD officer who killed Amir Locke is currently back on duty after a leave of absence.
Ethics complaints dropped on Frey’s response to police killing of Amir Locke

Ethics complaints dropped on Frey’s response to police killing of Amir Locke

Published March 31, 2022
The Ethical Practices Board dropped the complaints, leaving the residents who filed them looking for accountability.
The Twin Cities Recovery Project building, located in Minneapolis, captured on Monday, March 21.

Addiction “safe stations” to be implemented at Minneapolis fire stations

Published March 31, 2022
City Council approved a contract with four organizations to develop programs alongside Minneapolis Fire Department to help with substance use disorder.
Protesters clash with police outside of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Minnehaha Avenue on Tuesday, May 26. The protest was in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody. 

Explained: report on Minneapolis government’s response to George Floyd murder

Published March 24, 2022
The report found inconsistencies and miscommunication within MPD and the city in the days following George Floyd’s murder and gave recommendations on improvement.
Minneapolis educators, students and families continue to march and rally in their second week of strike in Minneapolis on Monday, March 14.

University area educators speak out about teacher strike

Published March 20, 2022
The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers is striking for better wages, smaller class sizes and mental health support.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke to students at an Minnesota Student Association forum in Blegen Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Minneapolis works to clarify Council and mayor roles under “strong mayor”

Published March 4, 2022
Minneapolis voters approved ballot Question One in November, but council members and city officials are still trying to clarify the amendment.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke to students at an Minnesota Student Association forum in Blegen Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Ethics complaints against Frey explained

Published March 1, 2022
Minneapolis residents filed ethics complaints against Jacob Frey, alleging he misused funds and failed to further the best interests of the city.
The Warren E. Burger Federal Building on Saturday, Jan. 29. The federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder will be held in this courthouse.

BREAKING: Three former MPD officers convicted in federal trial

Published February 24, 2022
The three officers were found guilty on all counts for depriving George Floyd of his constitutional rights.
The Warren E. Burger Federal Building on Saturday, Jan. 29. The federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder will be held in this courthouse.

Federal trial against officers involved in Floyd’s murder enters fourth week

Published February 14, 2022
The federal trial continues with prosecution expecting to rest its case on Monday.
Community activists lead chants as the protestors march towards the 1st Minneapolis Police Precinct on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The protest was held to honor Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by Minneapolis Police officer Mark Hanneman earlier that week.

Amir Locke killed by MPD officer, investigation begins

Published February 9, 2022
After entering an apartment with a no-knock search warrant, an MPD officer shot and killed Locke on Feb. 2, bringing up conversations around no-knock warrants.
A police vehicle sits in a parking lot in Minneapolis on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Minneapolis City Council approves contract for organizations to pay for extra police

Published February 3, 2022
The buy back contract will allow private organizations to hire off-duty MPD officers to patrol areas.
Als Breakfast in Dinkytown Minneapolis displays a sign asking customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test in order to dine in. This is a result of the new mandate in Minneapolis for bars and restaurants.

University area restaurant owners react to Minneapolis vaccine mandate

Published January 27, 2022
The mandate requires all food and drink establishments to have customers show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Protesters march past fences and barbed wire surrounding Hennepin County Government Center on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Federal trial begins for three officers involved in George Floyd’s murder

Published January 24, 2022
Opening statements begin Monday for the officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
Minneapolis City Council members watch Mayor Jacob Frey give his inaugural address on Jan. 10. Photo courtesy of City of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis inauguration ceremony held under COVID-19 protocols

Published January 18, 2022
The Jan. 10, 2022 inauguration ceremony was the first to be held under COVID-19 protocols.
Activist Jae Yates poses for a portrait in Painter Park in South Minneapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Yates is active in the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar.

What’s next for Minneapolis activists

Published December 15, 2021
After the public safety ballot amendment failed, activist groups are shifting focus to different methods of police accountability and reparations work.
The Hennepin County Government Center, on Sunday, Feb. 28 during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd.

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter manslaughter trial explained

Published December 6, 2021
Potter is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter for shooting and killing 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright.
Robin Wonsley Worlobah poses for a portrait in Coffman Union on March 1, 2021.

BREAKING: Robin Wonsley Worlobah named Ward 2 winner after a recount 

Published December 1, 2021
Wonsley Worlobah won the recount by 14 votes over challenger Yusra Arab. 
The Van Cleve Park sign sits in Van Cleve Park on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Van Cleve will be hosting the Como Cookout on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Parks board superintendent recommends 2022 budget

Published November 15, 2021
The parks board superintendent recommended the 2022 budget that will include a historic investment in youth programs.
Yusra Arab poses for a portrait on July 4 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Ward 2 candidate Yusra Arab requests a recount after close loss

Published November 12, 2021
Robin Wonsley Worlobah won the Ward 2 seat by 19 votes over Yusra Arab.
The steeple of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church peeks over a rise in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.

Two new townhomes proposed in Dinkytown, neighbors concerned about affordability

Published November 8, 2021
If approved by the City Council, two townhomes will replace single family houses among neighborhood concerns about the changing character of Dinkytown.
Strategic communications sophomores Maja Cave, left, and Marisa White, center, register to vote with the online software TurboVote with help from MSA member Cara Nix, right, at Voterpalooza hosted by MSA on Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016 at Northrop Plaza. MSA decided to use TurboVote this year to increase student registration on campus for the upcoming election.

How students can register to vote

Published October 17, 2021
A guide for those who are not from Minneapolis and want to vote in the upcoming election.
Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station on Nov. 6, 2012 in Dinkytown. 

What to know when voting for the Board of Estimate and Taxation

Published October 17, 2021
The board has the important role of setting the maximum levy and property tax in the city.
A rendering of the Flats at Malcolm Yards, which is set to break ground in early 2022 and will be a six-story building with 143 workforce, or affordable housing, units. Photo courtesy of Wall Companies.

Malcolm Yards apartments to break ground in 2022

Published October 12, 2021
When complete, the complex will include parks, housing and office spaces
Experts weigh in on COVID-19 concerns

Experts weigh in on COVID-19 concerns

Published October 5, 2021
As students return to campus, many still have public health concerns regarding the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Billy Menz poses for a portrait at his meet and greet on Friday, Sept. 24. Menz is the lone candidate for Eastside Parks Commissioner.

Meet District One Park Board candidate Billy Menz

Published October 1, 2021
Learn more about the local teacher who is the sole candidate running for District One Park Board commissioner.
The Van Cleve Park sign sits in Van Cleve Park on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Van Cleve will be hosting the Como Cookout on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Como Cookout to return on October 3

Published September 30, 2021

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a change in the date of the event due to the weather forecast.  The Como Cookout, a neighborhood barbeque event, will return on Oct. 3 from 1 p.m...

Pastor Doug Donley stands in front of one of the rain gardens outside of University Baptist Church, Tuesday, Sept. 21. The Church’s four rain gardens are estimated to filter through 133,000 gallons of rain water each year.

Four rain gardens installed at University Baptist Church

Published September 24, 2021
The gardens will filter pollutants out of stormwater before it goes into the Mississippi River.
Pedestrians walk through Dinkytown on Oct. 13, 2017.

As crime is high in Dinkytown, the University looks for solutions

Published September 17, 2021
Violent and property crimes hit a peak in May 2021, with numbers tapering off by August.
The Cedar-River People’s Center Clinics and Services stands vacant in Cedar Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 11. The Peoples Center has been offering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors.

University to attest vaccination status, but many worry the form is not enough

Published September 13, 2021
Some students and staff ask for a stronger vaccine mandate and more COVID-19 protections.
The Market at Malcolm Yards stands empty in Prospect Park on July 27, 2021, awaiting its August 5th grand opening. The food hall will have nine kitchens and a self pour tap wall.

The Market at Malcolm Yards set to open on Aug. 5

Published August 2, 2021
When completed, the Prospect Park development will include affordable housing, mixed-use housing, parks and office spaces in addition to the food hall.
Minneapolis City Council meets in the council chambers at Minneapolis City Hall on Jan. 16, 2017.

Proposed amendment could change organization of Minneapolis government

Published July 21, 2021
A local Minneapolis organization is raising support and awareness for the amendment in order to change the structure of city government.
Mark Globus poses with his girlfriend, Sabrina Lukalu, for a portrait outside the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Mark Globus.

Q&A with Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Globus

Published July 16, 2021
Learn more about the local business candidate who is running for mayor.
The Hennepin County Government Center, on Sunday, Feb. 28 during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd.

‘A small step in the right direction’: activists react to Chauvin’s sentencing

Published July 16, 2021
Activists share their reactions to the sentencing of Derek Chauvin and call for change in policing laws.
Many items were for sale at the Prospect Park Yard and Tailgate sale on June 26th. The event featured yard sales, free items, and garden walks.

Yard sale days return to Prospect Park

Published July 1, 2021
The neighborhood tradition returns, giving residents an opportunity to sell, shop and interact with their neighbors.
Proposed renderings of the townhomes on Fourth Street SE, Seventh Street SE and 10th Street SE.

Three new townhomes proposed in Marcy-Holmes

Published June 29, 2021
Residents worry that affordable housing options are diminishing in Dinkytown.
University of Minnesota to make public safety changes after Dinkytown shooting

University of Minnesota to make public safety changes after Dinkytown shooting

Published June 28, 2021
Students have mixed reactions to increased police presence near campus.