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Professor Larry Jacobs (left) poses audience questions to DFL gubernatorial candidate Senator Mark Dayton on Monday at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Dayton talks taxes at candidate forum

Published September 14, 2010

Dayton opened the event by recounting former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley’s success at reforming the federal tax code in 1986. Like Bradley, who played basketball for the New York Knicks before becoming...

A package containing three suspicious cylinders was found by a group of University of Minnesota students Saturday on University Avenue West. Police blocked off University Avenue for about two hours while bomb squad specialists removed the package.

Police deploy bomb squad for suspicious box near campus

Published September 13, 2010

Police closed University Avenue for roughly three hours Saturday after University of Minnesota students found a suspicious-looking package at a bus shelter. Block-long lines of cars avoiding the closed...

Humphrey to host gub. candidates’ discussions

Published September 13, 2010

Beginning Monday, the University of Minnesota will host a series of forums featuring the stateâÄôs three main gubernatorial candidates. The forums, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Politics...

Emmer releases second part of budget proposal

Published September 10, 2010

Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer released the second installment of his budget proposal Friday, focusing on education reform. The plan discusses reforms at the K-12 level, but higher education...

State to delay $89 million in University payments

Published September 8, 2010

The state will delay $89 million in payments to the University of Minnesota until June 2011. The funding was scheduled to be paid in September and October.  The delays, originally proposed in July,...

The major candidates for governor debate at the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, Democrat Mark Dayton, left, Republican Tom Emmer, center, and IP candidate Tom Horner, right.  The candidates used the State Fair as a unique opportunity to reach voters and get their message out.

Candidates woo voters at State Fair

Published September 7, 2010

Nestled among the Space Needle and an endless amount of food on a stick, the three main gubernatorial candidates’ booths at the Minnesota State Fair bustled with activity. The candidates shook hands,...

Peeping Tom creeps on Southeast Como

Published August 12, 2010

A Peeping Tom spying on a woman late Wednesday night fled before police arrived at her Southeast Como home. Keeley Vollmer, 22, was in her bedroom when she saw a camera lens through the window, Minneapolis...

Dayton calls for a clean race

Published August 12, 2010

In one of his first addresses since winning the DFL nomination for governor, Mark Dayton urged all sides of the political race to tone down negative attack advertisements, the Associated Press reports. Dayton's...

DFL rallies around Dayton

Published August 11, 2010

The DFL party publicly united behind gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton Wednesday afternoon in a sweaty event aimed at solidifying support to challenge Republican Tom Emmer in the general election. Dayton...

Dayton defeats Kelliher

Dayton defeats Kelliher

Published August 11, 2010

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton defeated Margaret Anderson Kelliher on Tuesday after a long and costly DFL primary election process. As of midnight, with around 95 percent of precincts reporting, former U.S....

University police kill neighborhood skunk

Published August 9, 2010

The full weight of the University of Minnesota Police Department bore down on an unsuspecting skunk early Friday morning, ending in its untimely death. Two University police officers were dispatched to...

Primary elections are Tuesday

Published August 9, 2010

The Minnesota primary elections on Tuesday will give voters a chance to choose the candidates who’ll represent their party in November. The DFL’s race is the most heated, with three well-known...

Kelliher leads final DFL gubernatorial debate before primary

Published August 9, 2010

Dyna Sluyder looks on from her motorcycle adorned with Entenza campaign signs amid a sea of red-shirted Kelliher supporters Sunday in front of the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. (Mark Vancleave,...

New KSTP poll solidifies Dayton’s lead

Published August 7, 2010

Mark Dayton continues to jump ahead of his DFL opponents by leaps and bounds, according the newest KSTP/Survey USA poll released Friday. Dayton enjoyed a four percent boost over a previous KSTP poll released...

Legislative appointees talk new regents, presidential search

Published August 6, 2010

A Legislature-appointed committee met Friday to discuss the future makeup of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and heard an update on the presidential search. The Regent Candidate Advisory Council,...

Entenza releases attack ad on school funding

Published August 6, 2010

The cool, sincere voice of a female narrator plays over shots of disillusioned-looking school children. The problem: former President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act; it's a waste of money and...

Candidates spar at Farmfest debate

Published August 5, 2010

Redwood Falls, Minn. — Republican-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, championing less governmental regulation, lower taxes and systemic reform, won the most applause of any 2010 candidate...

Candidates, voters gear up for DFL primary

Published August 4, 2010

With a competitive DFL primary just one week away, the three main candidates must prove how their respective policy proposals will remedy the unprecedented budget crisis facing Minnesota. Each would rely...

LT. David Wilske shoots his pistol during the course of “top gun” training day on Wednesday in Rosemount Minn. The volunteer set of drills is meant to hone officers
 skills with weapons.

Hours on the range: More than just shooting paper

Published August 4, 2010

"Fast, but accurate," says University of Minnesota police Officer Aaron Churness, pointing to a gray target box at the end of the department’s Rosemount, Minn., shooting range. He’s instructing...

U of M donors overwhelmingly support Kelliher

Published August 4, 2010

  Thus far in 2010, roughly 70 University of Minnesota staff and students have donated a total of at least $37,508 to the four major gubernatorial campaigns. Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public...

Gubernatorial race spending tops $7.5 million

Published July 28, 2010

Experts say the most expensive gubernatorial primary in Minnesota history is likely to become the state’s most costly race for governor. Campaign finance reports released Tuesday show the four major...

Tax credit spurs business investment

Published July 28, 2010

Before Ph.D. student Kin-Joe Sham graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2009, he had already co-founded a medical device company. Now, OrthoCor Medical is the first of at least six companies eligible...

Charges filed in Dinkytown carjacking

Published July 23, 2010

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office filed an aggravated assault charge on Friday against a man who they say stole a car from Dinkytown at gunpoint, according to a statement.  The mid-day sunshine...

Man charged with attempted sexual assault, burglary

Published July 21, 2010

A man who admitted to a string of crimes this summer, including one against a University of Minnesota student, was charged Monday with attempted sexual assault, multiple counts of burglary and terroristic...

Tom Horner speaks at a press conference Thursday in the State Office building in Saint Paul.  Horner announced his four-year plan, which includes more research funding for the University of Minnesota

Independence Party vies for governor

Published July 21, 2010

Despite the state’s independent streak, it is uncertain how the party that brought Jesse Ventura to Minnesota will affect the 2010 gubernatorial elections, experts say. Tom Horner, the Independence...

Costumed suspect gropes U student

Published July 14, 2010

On her way home, a University of Minnesota graduate student took a detour at about 4:15 a.m. Saturday morning because Interstate 94 East was closed. She noticed a blue Chevrolet van tailing her as she...

Sophomore Luis Wang researches for the Mark Dayton gubernatorial campaign on Monday in St. Paul. He is one of many student workers who participate in Minnesota politics.

Campaign interns gain experience in political arena

Published July 14, 2010

For students looking to make a career out of campaigning, or those just plain interested in politics, working for a political candidate can be a very valuable experience. Although a much greater number...

Senator Amy Klobuchar visits the University of Minnesota Nanofabrication Center Thursday in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building.  Senator Klobuchars visit highlighted the partnerships between University researchers and Minnesota companies.

Klobuchar calls for increased funding for research at University

Published July 8, 2010

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar gazed at masked University of Minnesota researchers in full body suits working in a sterile lab. The sealed room, part of the University of Minnesota’s Nanofabrication...

Fifty-year-old woman reports rape at Fairview

Published July 7, 2010

A 50-year-old woman reported she was raped June 23 in the surgical intensive care unit at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, officials said. It is unclear whether she was a patient at...

Final DFL candidate to debut ads

Published July 7, 2010

The final of the three main candidates seeking the Democratic endorsement for governor will begin airing political advertisements in the coming days — a late entry into an advertising cycle that...

Summer break lends weight to absentee ballots

Published June 30, 2010

Absentee balloting for Minnesota’s August primary elections, which began Friday, holds newfound importance in state politics after a March law change, officials say. The summer primary and a decades-long...

Officer dodges oncoming car, chase called off

Published June 30, 2010

University of Minnesota police officer Thomas Bohrer sat on his motorcycle Saturday morning on the side of the 10th Avenue Bridge watching for speeding motorists when the sound of loud acceleration made...

Al Franken sketches during Kagan hearing

Published June 29, 2010

According to the Washington Post, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is quite the artist. Source: cbsnews.com He probably won't ever be known as S-AL-vadore Dali, for instance, but a sketch Franken drew...

Absentee ballot season begins

Published June 25, 2010

Absentee voting for the Aug. 10 primary elections began Friday, giving Minnesotans heading to the cabin no excuse for neglecting to vote. At least that's what Secretary of State Mark Ritchie had to...

Minneapolis settles in car accident case

Published June 18, 2010

The Minneapolis city council approved a settlement Friday granting $35,000 to a 63-year-old victim of a car accident with a city employee. In December 2007, a city employee driving a front end loader ran...

Kelliher to announce more union endorsements

Published June 17, 2010

DFL gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher is set to announce more labor endorsements Friday at a press conference in St. Paul. Currently, 12 unions comprising about 200,000 workers...

AFL-CIO will not endorse a gubernatorial candidate now

Published June 16, 2010

A key labor union declined Wednesday to endorse a candidate in the Minnesota gubernatorial race. Despite the decision, the Minnesota branch of the AFL-CIO, a 300,000 member coalition of local unions, will...

Police looking for suspect in string of assaults

Published June 11, 2010

A female University of Minnesota student escaped an attacker who attempted to sexually assault her early Friday morning.  The assault was one of at least three from the past two weeks Minneapolis...

Brandon Cofield and Jeb Saelens, University seniors and members of Sigma Chi Fraternity, call potential voters Saturday.

University student group stresses importance of voting

Published June 9, 2010

Following historical trends, the 2010 midterm election will likely attract significantly fewer voters than did the 2008 presidential election. But at least one student group is trying to change that. Students...

Former Regent drops out of race

Published June 9, 2010

Maureen Reed, a former chairwoman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, dropped out of the 6th Congressional District race with a âÄúheavy heartâÄù on Sunday. She had been running...

University to continue alcohol restrictions

Published June 5, 2010

As indicated, the University of Minnesota will maintain current restrictions on the sale of alcohol in licensed properties like TCF Bank Stadium despite a new law allowing them to do otherwise under certain...

SCOTUS to hear tax case

Published June 2, 2010

The United States Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will hear a University of Minnesota case determining if Social Security taxes apply to medical residency programs. Oral arguments could begin in six...

Session ends with significant legislation

Published May 26, 2010

It took a few hours of overtime, but the Minnesota Legislature finally finished their work last week, closing a session that saw mammoth budget deficits, Supreme Court rulings and purple-clad stadium proponents....

U Supreme Court appointee: A ‘genuine, deep-seated’ lover of the law

U Supreme Court appointee: A ‘genuine, deep-seated’ lover of the law

Published May 26, 2010

University of Minnesota associate law professor David Stras, 35, said he was in disbelief two weeks ago when he got the call from Gov. Tim Pawlenty informing him he would be MinnesotaâÄôs newest...

Lawmakers pass stadium alcohol provision

Published May 16, 2010

Lawmakers passed a bill Saturday softening restrictions on alcohol sales in licensed University of Minnesota properties, including TCF Bank Stadium. The measure, passed as an amendment to an existing bill,...

House hampers U liquor sales provision

Published May 3, 2010

The House of Representatives on Monday voted down an amendment to a higher education bill allowing the University of Minnesota to sell liquor in premium seating at its facilities. The Senate author said...

Lawmakers propose Vikings stadium funding bill

Published May 3, 2010

Lawmakers urged support for a bill unveiled Monday to build a new $791 million closed-roof stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. They hope to pass the measure before the legislative session ends in two weeks....

Sarah Palin endorses Tom Emmer for Minnesota Governor

Published April 29, 2010

Calling state Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Delano, "[a] patriotic fiscally conservative "hockey dad"" in a note on her facebook profile, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed him...

House committee passes bill to study Wis./Minn. business

Published April 27, 2010

Is Minnesota losing businesses to Wisconsin? A state House of Representatives committee passed on a measure Tuesday aiming to find out. The bill, introduced by Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, would commission...

Franken takes on Facebook privacy issues

Published April 27, 2010

U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no âÄúfriendâÄù of Facebook. The Minnesota Democrat joined three other senators Tuesday to condemn a recent policy change by the California-based company allowing...

University students assaulted and robbed

Published April 26, 2010

Two University of Minnesota students were assaulted and robbed early Sunday morning. The victims were approached by three men at the corner of 18th Street SE and University Avenue SE near the University...

Susan Gaertner drops out of Minnesota gubernatorial race

Published April 26, 2010

Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner dropped out of the governorâÄôs race Monday, two days after the DFL formally endorsed a candidate. Gaertner said in a letter to supporters that she didnâÄôt...

State grant shortfall bad news for students

Published April 22, 2010

A $43 million hole in the state grant program could alter the way Minnesota students pay for college next school year. In 2009, the grant program served about 84,000 Minnesotans, issuing roughly $143 million...

Senate gives U option on alcohol

Published April 20, 2010

The Minnesota Senate passed a measure Tuesday allowing the University of Minnesota to sell alcohol selectively to premium ticket holders at sports facilities, including TCF Bank Stadium. An amendment authored...

U, Met Council strike compromise

Published April 18, 2010

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents granted the Metropolitan Council a temporary easement Friday to begin preliminary construction for the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line on Washington...

House committee tables social host legislation

Published April 15, 2010

A House committee tabled a bill Thursday attempting to unify MinnesotaâÄôs patchwork of municipal âÄúsocial hostâÄù laws and enhance existing penalties, but its author said it might...

Sharon Poland holds up a sign at the Tax Day rally at the capitol in St. Paul on Thursday. The event had several speakers and more than 500 attendees.

Tea Partiers protest at Capitol on Tax Day

Published April 15, 2010

Angry conservatives flooded the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, Tax Day, to protest the current state of government spending, national health care and the American political system at large. More than...

U exceeds energy goals

Published April 13, 2010

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday itâÄôs ahead of schedule in its goals to reduce the amount of energy consumed on campus. Originally slated to complete a 5-percent reduction by June,...

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, left, and Minnesota Representative Michelle Bachman, right, wave to the crowd at the end of their rally on Wednesday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Palin, conservatives rally with Bachmann in Mpls

Published April 7, 2010

Railing against health care reform, high taxes and big government, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann joined forces before a roaring crowd of nearly 10,000 enthusiastic supporters...

Attempted robbery and stabbing of University student

Published April 6, 2010

A University student was stabbed in an attempted robbery at approximately 9:40 p.m. Monday, according to a University police public safety alert. The student was hospitalized, but is in stable condition,...

Man pleads guilty to on-campus robbery

Published April 6, 2010

Derrell Jacori Cole, arrested for a campus robbery that took place in January, was sentenced to a juvenile program, probation and a stayed prison sentence Monday after pleading guilty to two felony robbery...

Suspect in Jan. 25 robberies pleads guilty

Published April 6, 2010

Derrell Jacori Cole, arrested for one of the Jan. 25th campus robberies, pleaded guilty last week to two felony robbery charges, according to University police. The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to one count...

U student in stable condition after stabbing

Published April 6, 2010

A University student was stabbed in an attempted robbery at approximately 9:40 p.m. Monday, according to a University police public safety alert. The student was hospitalized and is in stable condition,...

Pawlenty approves ‘angel’ tax credit bill

Published April 4, 2010

Minnesota startup businesses, including those using licensed University of Minnesota technology, will now have more reason to stay true to their roots with the advent of a new tax credit program promoting...

New initiative creates tech. plan for state

Published April 1, 2010

A group of private companies and public officials, including the University of Minnesota, are attempting to improve the climate of technology-based business in the state. The Minnesota Science and Technology...

Hiawatha light-rail line attracts low wage workers

Published March 31, 2010

Low wage workers received a boon in the form of the Hiawatha light-rail line, according to a University of Minnesota study released Tuesday. A low wage worker is someone earning $1,200 or less, monthly;...

MnSCU faces budget cuts, tuition increases

Published March 29, 2010

Cuts passed Monday by the state Legislature are forcing the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to once again trim their budgets. Under the budget billâÄôs provisions, roughly $10.4...

U negotiations with Met Council end, mediation to begin

Published March 28, 2010

Negotiations have stalled between the University of Minnesota and the Metropolitan Council over the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line, and a court-mandated mediator will now lead discussion between...

U, Met Council talks end, mediation coming

Published March 26, 2010

Negotiations have stalled between the University of Minnesota and the Metropolitan Council over the Central Corridor Light-Rail line. In an e-mail to University President Bob Bruininks on Thursday, Met...

Racino clears hurdle in House

Published March 25, 2010

Against all odds, racinos are back on the table in the state House of Representatives, according to a Star Tribune article. House Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Chair...

Further debate over light rail

Published March 24, 2010

Relations between the University of Minnesota and the Metropolitan Council (the agency in charge of constructing the Central Corridor Light Rail) have soured further, according to an article in Finance...

U alcohol sales bill moves to Senate

Published March 24, 2010

A bill giving the University of Minnesota control over who gets to buy liquor in its sports facilities unanimously passed through an important Senate committee Tuesday. The bill is meant to ease the UniversityâÄôs...

LEGO sues outreach org. over name

Published March 24, 2010

Project Legos, a community outreach organization started by University of Minnesota alumni, could be forced to break apart their moniker after the toymaker LEGO Group filed a trademark lawsuit against...

Alcohol sales bill passes Senate committee

Published March 23, 2010

A bill giving the University of Minnesota control over who gets to buy liquor in its sports facilities unanimously passed through an important Senate committee on Tuesday. The bill is meant to ease the...

Leg. bills cut $36M from U budget

Published March 22, 2010

The state Legislature passed two different versions of a budget bill Monday, both of which would cut more than $36 million from the University of Minnesota. Lawmakers have long expected to make the cuts,...

Bruininks plans pay cuts for U employees

Published March 21, 2010

In a letter to faculty and staff last Tuesday, University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks proposed various pay cuts to all employees to help combat cuts expected to come from the state Legislature....

University student assaulted Thursday night

Published March 21, 2010

A University of Minnesota student was abducted and sexually assaulted by three men early Thursday morning. The assault occurred around 2 a.m. off campus in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood at Fourth Street...

Lawmakers debate liquor sales at U

Published March 21, 2010

After handing the University of Minnesota an all-or-nothing alcohol sales policy for TCF Bank Stadium last year, the Legislature is considering allowing the University to choose where exactly to sell alcohol...

Bakk ends gubernatorial bid

Published March 20, 2010

Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, announced his departure from the Minnesota gubernatorial race on Saturday. Bakk, who made the announcement at a party event in Duluth, said he didnâÄôt have enough delegate...

Pawlenty cuts from bonding bill, saves Folwell Hall

Published March 15, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed more than $300 million in construction projects from the $1 billion bonding bill on Monday, and while some cuts hit University of Minnesota projects, its top priority remained...

Dolan appointed to second term

Published March 12, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council voted 8 to 5 to approve the reappointment of Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan on Friday. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak nominated Dolan for a second term. The council decision...

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson to resign in June

Published March 12, 2010

Source: MPR Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson announced Thursday he will abdicate his position on June 30th. Magnuson cited “reasons personal to [him] and [his] family”...

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak delivers his annual State of the City speech at Capella University on Wednesday.

Rybak addresses unemployment rates

Published March 11, 2010

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak recalled walking in south Minneapolis after a tornado ripped through a neighborhood last summer. In his annual State of the City address Wednesday, Rybak said he and the city...

The forthcoming Central Corridor light-rail line will follow Washington Avenue Southeast across the University of Minnesota campus.

Resurrecting the light rail

Published March 10, 2010

Upon its completion in 2014, the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line will reconnect the Twin Cities in a way that has been missing for 60 years. A University of Minnesota student heading to Xcel Energy...

Minneapolis lifts parking restrictions

Published March 5, 2010

Minneapolis lifted its winter parking restrictions on Friday, about a month before they were scheduled to expire on April 1st. According to public safety officials, enough snow has melted to allow for...

Victims: Mpls police not following leads

Published March 3, 2010

Minneapolis police initially identified a possible connection between a series of crimes near the University of Minnesota and in south Minneapolis, but they have not conducted a thorough investigation...

U, Met Council avoid federal lawsuit battle

Published March 1, 2010

The University of Minnesota will not file a federal lawsuit against the Metropolitan Council over the Central Corridor light-rail line after its 180-day deadline to file passed Monday. The decision came...

Light-rail line to ease commute

Published February 28, 2010

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options student Ning Yang has been commuting by bus to the University of Minnesota from the Southwest metropolitan area since last year. The lack of parking and infrequency of...

Southwest Transitway light-rail line progresses

Published February 25, 2010

Plans for the Southwest Transitway, a light-rail line that would run from the Southern metropolitan area to downtown Minneapolis, are materializing, and a Minneapolis City Council commission on Thursday...

Syndey Hall Construction

Residential space debated for Dinkydome

Published February 25, 2010

Thanks to a change in plans, a few lucky students might be able to gaze up at the DinkydomeâÄôs signature bulb on their way out the door each morning. Doran Companies, which purchased the historic...

Architecture students

Jobs scarce in architecture industry

Published February 23, 2010

University architecture senior Lauren Weingartner said her teachers are honest about the dire state of her intended profession. Weingartner, president of American Institute of Architecture Students of...

Charges filed in campus shooting

Published February 11, 2010

A 16-year-old was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in connection to a Jan. 25 string of crimes on campus. Derrell Jacori Cole was arrested Wednesday night by Minneapolis police. He was apprehended...

New bill could make biking easier for cyclists

Published February 10, 2010

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, says a bill she has introduced would make traveling easier for cyclists. The bill would allow bicyclists to go through a red light at certain left turns where the light...

Funds spur interest in rail transit

Published February 9, 2010

After more than 40 years of veering off the tracks, national rail transit is pulling into the station in the upper Midwest. A nationwide resurgence of interest in rail transit has been spurred by an influx...

 The window of Palm, Tarot and Psychic Readings is broken open on Monday after the storefront was hit by a car.

Snow brings slick roads, crashes

Published February 8, 2010

MondayâÄôs snowstorm caused more than its fair share of headaches for Minnesota drivers. By 2 p.m. there had been 359 crashes that caused property damage, 57 crashes that resulted in personal injuries...

Man robbed overnight near Carlson

Published February 5, 2010

A 19-year-old man unaffiliated with the University of Minnesota was robbed early Friday morning near the West Bank campus. At about 12:30 a.m., a group of five black males described as being between the...

Public Health and Safety Committee passes social host ordinance

Published February 4, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council is one step closer to squashing the stereotypical raucous college party. The solution comes in the form of a âÄúsocial hostâÄù ordinance that would make it...

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City Council approves solar array

Published January 31, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council approved a plan Friday to build the upper MidwestâÄôs largest solar array, marking progress in the long-awaited project. After uncontested passage through two committees,...

City council to vote on solar array proposal

Published January 28, 2010

After some delay, a solar panel array proposed for the Minneapolis Convention Center is set to be approved by the city council Friday. The proposed 600-kilowatt installation would occupy about half the...

Campaign for the Capitol

Published January 28, 2010

Delivering prescriptions from his parentsâÄô community pharmacy at Chicago and Franklin avenues, a young R.T. Rybak was struck by the disparity between his life and those of his familyâÄôs...