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May 3, 2011

Originally, University of Minnesota senior Elliot Anderson thought he wanted to major in English. But after thinking about what kind of jobs heâÄôd realistically get, he started to second guess...

LRT construction will force buses off of Washington Ave., into Dinkytown

April 28, 2011

Once students leave campus for summer vacation, Dinkytown usually seems empty. But after May 14, the roads will feel anything but. As Central Corridor light-rail construction shuts down Washington Avenue...

The building that used to hold Harvard Market is demolished Monday in Stadium Village. A new apartment complex and a CVS pharmacy will replace the building.

Harvard Market demolition begins

April 26, 2011

The one-time home of Harvard Market, a 106-year-old campus institution, was demolished Monday to make room for new luxury apartments. Walking by the building mid-demolition, University of Minnesota sophomore...

The building that used to hold Harvard Market is demolished Monday in Stadium Village. A new apartment complex and a CVS pharmacy will replace the building.

Harvard Market demolished for apartments

April 25, 2011

Harvard Market, a 106-year-old institution on campus, was demolished Monday, making room for new luxury apartments. Traffic on Washington Avenue Southeast was cut down to one lane to extend the sidewalk...

Christine Bristal scopes up a dish for one of the last customers the Washington Avenue Ben and Jerry’s served on Friday, which was the final day the store was open.

Ben & Jerry’s closes, ending a nonprofit youth skills program

April 25, 2011

The Ben & JerryâÄôs ice cream shop on Washington Avenue closed Friday after 11 years on campus, ending the nonprofit training program behind the store as well. The shopâÄôs nonprofit...

U to celebrate sustainable transportation

April 20, 2011

The University of Minnesota is celebrating its 13th Beautiful U Day today, focusing on sustainable transportation. This yearâÄôs events will feature bicycle sales and tuneups, a transportation...

Pediatric cardiologist receives University’s highest degree

April 19, 2011

Cardiologist Devi Shetty received the University of MinnesotaâÄôs highest honor Tuesday, a Doctor of Laws degree. Shetty, an adjunct professor at the UniversityâÄôs Medical School, was...

Bikers gear up for polo season

April 19, 2011

In south MinneapolisâÄô McRae Park, someone shouts from the sidelines of a tarred outdoor hockey rink, âÄúThree, two, one, polo!âÄù Six bikes on opposite ends of the rink rush to...

Julia Merle-Smith moves a table in place at Hard Times Café on West Bank. The café is preparing to re-open after a vehicle drove through the side of the building last week.

Hard Times emerges from closure, with makeover

April 13, 2011

After closing its doors last week when a driver crashed into its outer wall, Hard Times Café will reopen Thursday, debuting some small renovations. Co-owner Julia Merle-Smith said the cooperative...

General manager Ray Gaves tweets about the daily special Saturday at the Big Ten on Washington Avenue. The golden gopher bar bird website uses local bars’ twitter feeds to help people know where they should go out for the night.

New website links users and bars

April 10, 2011

On Saturday night, Big 10 Restaurant and Bar reached out to its customers with a tweet. âÄúStop on in for 2-4-1âÄôs on anything in a pint glass from 9pm-midnight,âÄù the tweet said,...

Another quake hits Japan

April 7, 2011

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan Thursday, resulting in a tsunami warning. The aftershock was one of the strongest since the March 11 earthquake which killed 25,000 people. The recent quake...

Senate committee approves voter ID bill

April 7, 2011

A bill that would require a photo ID to vote was approved by the Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee Thursday. The committee passed the bill 8-4 and the House Government Finance Committee is scheduled...

Burrito shop to open in Stadium Village

April 7, 2011

A new burrito shop will be opening in Stadium Village next to Caribou Coffee in May. LeoâÄôs Burritos is a new take on the âÄúcafeteria lineâÄù burrito and will offer customers...

Tiny Footprint Coffee increases local footprint

April 5, 2011

Tiny Footprint Coffee is now being sold in Kowalski’s Markets in the Twin Cities. As the Daily wrote in September, Tiny Footprint is a carbon-negative coffee brand based in Minneapolis. For every pound...

Jimmy John’s employees and union supporters picket outside of the Cedar-Riverside Jimmy John’s Thursday.

Jimmy John’s union pickets

March 31, 2011

âÄúTurkey Tom, extra cheese. Watch out, IâÄôm about to sneeze.âÄù Roughly 25 Jimmy JohnâÄôs employees and union supporters picketed outside of the Cedar-Riverside Jimmy...

Apartments rise as vacancy stays flat

Apartments rise as vacancy stays flat

March 30, 2011

With five large apartment complexes gearing up for summer construction, it seems there is a clear demand for more housing around campus. Developers say that even after the buildings are completed, there...

Stadium Village LRT work roils area businesses

March 28, 2011

With any construction project comes dirt, noise, slow traffic and reduced parking. And as Central Corridor light-rail construction is scheduled to begin in May, Stadium Village businesses are disappointed...

Jimmy John’s fires seven workers over union signs

March 24, 2011

Seven core members of the Jimmy JohnâÄôs Workers Union were fired Tuesday and Wednesday from five Twin Cities locations for distributing hundreds of posters claiming that eating at Jimmy JohnâÄôs...

Customers are asked to leave Expresso Royale  after the barista announces its 11pm closing time on March 11. The Dinkytown café is struggling with the city licensing office to change the current permit restrictions.

Restaurants wait for shift in late-night hours licensing

March 23, 2011

Tensions are rising among businesses waiting out a city transition that would help shorten the time it takes them to get permission to stay open late, even though the purpose is to make the process easier. The...

Seven Jimmy John’s union workers fired

March 23, 2011

Seven core members of the Jimmy JohnâÄôs Workers Union were fired Tuesday and Wednesday from five Twin Cities locations for distributing hundreds of posters claiming that eating at Jimmy JohnâÄôs...

Antique barber tools line the wall around the scheduling calendar at Milo’s on 4th. Most of the tools are donations from customers over the years.

After 42 years in Dinkytown, Milo prepares for his ‘final cut’

March 21, 2011

After 42 years of cutting hair in Dinkytown, Milo David will be retiring at the end of the month. MiloâÄôs on Fourth barbershop has been a staple in the neighborhood for the past 20 years, housing...

Director of University Archives Elisabeth Kaplan opens a drawer of old photos and blueprints Friday afternoon in the storage level of Elmer L Anderson Library. The storage level is 90 feet below the surface where the temperature and humidity are controlled for preservation purposes.

Following the U’s paper trail

March 9, 2011

While at war with Japan in 1942, the United States forced thousands of Japanese-Americans into internment camps throughout the West. Writer Paul Taylor and photographer Dorothea Lange set out to document...

Converted into a theater from an old garage, the Oak Street Cinema has lost much of its original art deco renovations. Even its marquee sign has been extensively altered.

Housing set to upstage cinema

March 7, 2011

Another Doran Companies student-housing complex could replace the 95-year-old building that houses Oak Street Cinema in Stadium Village. Doran Companies has yet to purchase either the cinema or adjacent...

For glass blowers, an off-campus home

March 2, 2011

Jilli Braun gathers a collection of molten glass from a glowing vat heated to 2,100 degrees. She sits down with the luminous material to turn the rod itâÄôs attached to, centering its gravity into...

Bakery disappears from Dinkytown mall

February 28, 2011

Heading over to chat with the owner of Le CrazyTaste bakery in Dinkytown earlier this month, Bader Mohsen said he was puzzled to find the Dinkytown bakery suddenly vacant. âÄúEverything that wasnâÄôt...

Owner Bill Biermaier looks through books Wednesday in the basement of Biermaier. Biermaier is retiring after running his business for over forty years and still has roughly 50,000 books left to sell.

Biermaier’s Books enters final chapter

February 24, 2011

Een Boek. Bir Kitap. Um Livro. As its window signs suggest in more than 50 different languages, BiermaierâÄôs Books will be closing Monday with its biggest discount yet âÄî a buck a book. Known...

Frozen yogurt shop fills hall’s retail openings

Frozen yogurt shop fills hall’s retail openings

February 21, 2011

Even though plenty of snow fell on Minneapolis this weekend, entrepreneur Bill Marker is already preparing to cool down Dinkytown for the summer. In late March, Marker will open Chilly BillyâÄôs,...

National Export Initiative tour starts at NcNamara Alumni Center

February 18, 2011

In an effort to help small businesses increase their exports, the National Export Initiative kicked off its 11-month tour Thursday at the McNamara Alumni Center. The tour is a part of the President Barack...

Bruininks receives “Champion for Children” award

February 17, 2011

The Minnesota Elementary School PrincipalsâÄô Association awarded University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks the âÄúChampion for ChildrenâÄù award last week. The award was...

Secrets Fashion Agency owner and senior Angel Yang, center, models Frances Zerr’s designs, for photographer Wynona Grey, left, on Sunday in Calhoun Square. The one year-old agency consist of stylists who work to bridge the gap between designers and consumers in the Minneapolis area.

From London to Uptown: A fashion infatuation

February 14, 2011

University of Minnesota senior Angel Yang has a hunger for fashion. She models, writes a style blog, has interned in London with United Clothing and now has her own agency, Secrets. âÄúWeâÄôre...

Jong Woutat works on glueing cracks in a violin Tuesday in the Violin Making, Restoration and Repair office located in the University Technology Center. Along with violins, the repair office also works with cellos and violas and has been operating out of the Center for over a year.

The U-Tech Incubator

February 9, 2011

DinkytownâÄôs U-Tech building, formally known as the University Technology Center, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year as a small business incubator. The three-story space is home to...

Google gives aid to Riverside Plaza

February 7, 2011

In a new effort to provide affordable housing, Google has invested about $28 million in tax credits to help renovate the Riverside Plaza apartments. The money will help fund the housing developmentâÄôs...

U tackles social network intricacies

February 3, 2011

While social media is often used haphazardly, one University of Minnesota computer science team has developed a model that takes a closer look at the intricacies and relationships it shows. The research...

GRE to change drastically

February 3, 2011

Students interested in applying to graduate school next fall, may want to consider taking the GRE sooner. Starting Aug. 1 the test will feature new types of questions, a different scoring method and slower...

Senior VP Sullivan to step down

February 3, 2011

After serving as senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Minnesota for seven years, Provost Tom Sullivan will be stepping down at the end of 2011. Sullivan said he plans to return...

City sends ice rinks into overtime

February 3, 2011

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is extending its ice rink season due to the cold weather forecasts for February. The season will be last until March 6 âÄî two weeks longer than originally...

Man about Dinkytown

Man about Dinkytown

January 27, 2011

Surrounded by hundreds of glass pipes behind display cases, 22-year-old Jay Rod unloads the pipes heâÄôs made onto the head shopâÄôs counter. Rod has been blowing glass for almost two years...

Assistant Manager Dana Kabitzki takes a cigarette break Saturday outside the Harvard Market in Stadium Village.  The corner store will close after 106 years of operation on campus.

Harvard Market closes after 106 years

January 24, 2011

After 106 years on campus, Harvard Market is closing at midnight today to make room for a new luxury apartment project. The incoming complex will include a CVS/pharmacy, but until that opens in August...

Senior Nick DeLeo delivers the Monster's energy drink on Wednesday to Omega Nu Alpha. Nick promotes Monster's products by giving them out at the parties hosted by the fraternity.

From Twizzlers to Tron, students rep their favorite brands for cash

January 20, 2011

Whether itâÄôs wearing a logo, listening to an iPod or simply recommending a new restaurant, people advertise their favorite brands every day. But some students have found a way to get paid for...

Jimmy John’s employee and union member Ayo Collins returns to work after delivering a sandwich on Saturday in Minneapolis. The results of the Oct. 22 Jimmy John’s union election were nullified in a settlement by the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 10.

Labor board nullifies workers union vote

January 18, 2011

The results of the Oct. 22 Jimmy JohnâÄôs union election were nullified in a settlement by the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 10. The settlement was in response to a 12-page objection letter...

Jimmy John’s union election results nullified

January 11, 2011

The results of the Oct. 22 Jimmy John’s union election were nullified Monday by the National Labor Relations Board, according to an IWW Jimmy John’s Workers Union press release. The NLRB’s action...

University of Minnesota freshman Chance Ovik, left, Hamline freshman Derek Lutz, center, and St. Thomas freshman Devin Braatz prepare their campsite on Saturday outside Buffalo Wild Wings.  The three stayed until the new restaurant’s grand Monday morning.

Students camp out amid blizzard for free wings

December 13, 2010

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar opened its campus location Monday, giving away a yearâÄôs worth of free wings to the first 100 customers. More than 150 people lined up for the Monday morning deal,...

New snow emergency declared through Wednesday

December 13, 2010

Minneapolis declared a new snow emergency Monday to continue plowing efforts from the previous emergency, which started Saturday. After 9 p.m. Monday, there is to be no parking on either side of snow emergency...

More Stadium Village apartments planned

December 13, 2010

Construction for a new apartment complex in Stadium Village on the University of Minnesota campus will began February with the demolition of two buildings, including Harvard Market, on Washington Avenue...

Ugg targets men as new consumers

Ugg targets men as new consumers

December 7, 2010

After 12 consecutive years of double-digit sales growth, Ugg Australia is shifting the marketing of its famous fuzzy boots to a less-than-likely market: men. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ...

Stadium Village apts. to replace polluted ground

December 6, 2010

What was once polluted ground will soon be the foundation for a new green apartment complex in Stadium Village. Before 1890, land at the intersection of Delaware Street Southeast and Huron Boulevard âÄî...

Students head online for cash

December 1, 2010

Making calls and new listings between classes, University of Minnesota junior Rachel Eyrich has made quite the business for herself on Craigslist. The pre-veterinary medicine student makes roughly $600...

U veterinary hospital opens new trauma center

November 29, 2010

After being stabbed several times while on the job in early November, a Roseville Police Department dog was transported to the University of MinnesotaâÄôs new Animal Trauma Center. "He was really...

Collective to open space for public

November 23, 2010

With free places to meet limited mostly to libraries and parks, members of an anti-authoritarian collective plan to create an open space in Minneapolis where anyone can meet, learn and hang out. The organizers...

Jie Hye, a Univeristy of Minnesota student in the English as a Second Language Program, shops for books on Monday in Coffman Bookstore.  Soon we may start to see more people buying electronic versions of their textbooks and less people in buying the paper versions.

University alumni create digital textbook reader

November 18, 2010

StudentsâÄô dreams of walking to class without carrying heavy textbooks are starting to come to fruition. University of Minnesota students havenâÄôt been quick to embrace eBooks or the...