The Minnesota Daily

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November 1, 2006

Today, The Minnesota Daily offers an election guide for the 2006 midterm election. Several high-profile races are in play Tuesday, including state executive seats and federal and state legislative seats. This...

Area braces for TCF Bank Stadium impact

September 18, 2006

The $248 million TCF Bank Stadium won't be completed until fall 2009, but University police, business owners, housing officials and neighbors are already considering the widespread impact the 50,000-seat...

Group can no longer sell T-shirts at Barn

August 16, 2006

The Barnyard, a University student group that some say has bolstered attendance and atmosphere at men's basketball games, no longer can raise money by selling University-provided student section shirts...

University departments adjust to week’s heat wave

August 2, 2006

Temperatures cracked 100 degrees this week, but several University departments conducted business as usual with help from policies in place for extreme temperatures. Police stay hydrated University Deputy...

Veto has effect on U research

July 26, 2006

University researchers were left frustrated after President George W. Bush vetoed a bill that would have loosened federal regulations on embryonic stem cell research. The bill, referred to as the Stem...

Twin Cities vies for national convention

July 26, 2006

The Twin Cities is on the short list to host the Republican or Democratic presidential nominating conventions in 2008, and the University could end up lending a hand. A convention could have mixed economic...

Annual program fixes to orient first-year students

July 19, 2006

>In June and July, Coffman Union is crowded with students, University cafeterias are busy and beds in Frontier Hall are full. The campus feels almost like fall semester has started. But school's not...

Forum sheds some light on political campaign financing

July 19, 2006

About 125 people filled the tables, chairs and couches of Dinkytown's Varsity Theater on Thursday night for Policy and a Pint, presented by the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current, to discuss campaign...

Council chooses light-rail transit

July 12, 2006

Light rail is closer to coming to the University after the Metropolitan Council rejected bus rapid transit to link downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. The $930 million light-rail transit line would have...

Hours for liquor stores extended

July 5, 2006

By a vote of 10-3 Friday morning, the Minneapolis City Council extended weekday hours for liquor stores by two hours, to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, nearly a month after the hours were rolled back....

Some fear possible library closure

June 21, 2006

The Southeast Community Library is up for a $3 million renovation in 2007, but the Minneapolis Public Library Board has been in the planning process for months. That has some neighbors worried it might...

Local bar owner lays out campaign

June 14, 2006

Sue Jeffers is known on campus for the restaurant she's owned since 1979, Stub & Herbs. She's known in Hennepin County for being outspoken against the smoking ban. And now, in Minnesota, she might...

U professor’s book looks at wealth gap dividing races

June 7, 2006

African American and African studies professor Rose Brewer is back in Minneapolis this week to promote her new book, "The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide." The book examines...

Vandalized trees in Marcy-Holmes neighborhood upset some residents

June 7, 2006

Marcy-Holmes neighborhood resident Ardes Johnson said there have been drunken murderers stumbling through her neighborhood. The victims are young trees, planted within the past few years along Marcy-Holmes...

U lab to use $300,000 in state money to improve poultry testing

May 31, 2006

There are many answers to why the chicken crossed the road. But if it was sick, try asking someone at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory, located in the heart of Minnesota poultry country. The lab,...

Legislature approves U football stadium

May 24, 2006

Gophers football will return to campus after state lawmakers, precariously close to the legislative deadline, passed a bill this weekend that would pay for more than half the cost of an on-campus stadium...

Bonding bill comes up short of requests

May 24, 2006

The Science Classroom Building will be sticking around campus, as the state Legislature rejected $40 million for improvements but accepted $116 million for other University projects. Both chambers of the...

Capitol hashing out U funding

May 4, 2006

State lawmakers began negotiating Wednesday how much debt the state should take on to pay for capital investment projects this year, including the University's $206.1 million wish list. Rep. Dan Dorman,...

House approves bill to assist Rochester campus

May 3, 2006

The state House approved $11.3 million this week for the University's Rochester campus to expand its curriculum and increase enrollment. Representatives passed St. Cloud Republican Jim Knoblach's bill...

News organizations pool power to fuel metro Web site

May 1, 2006

Just because it's labeled a community news Web site, don't think the people behind the Twin Cities Daily Planet would limit its target audience to Minnesota. Anyone with a modem can check out news items...

U sees Capitol support

April 27, 2006

Nearly a year after legislative woes led to an eight-day partial state shutdown, the Legislature is moving at a fast clip toward early adjournment. Most of the University's pet projects look to be well-funded,...

Legislature calls for halt to grave abuse

April 25, 2006

Pa Ge Xiong buried his nose in a tissue Monday as he held up photos of his deceased mother, father and youngest son, tearfully telling the story of how he heard from his cousin in October that officials...

State House calls for a committee on bonding bill

April 20, 2006

The state Senate bounced the capital investment bonding bill back to the House in a game of legislative pingpong that will continue for the next few days as the chambers try to reach an agreement on nearly...

House OKs U funding

April 13, 2006

The state House overwhelmingly passed its capital investment bonding bill Wednesday, sending the $949 million borrowing bill to face its final trial in a bicameral conference committee. The bill would...

House set to vote on major funding for U

April 11, 2006

The state House is set to grant the University close to three-fifths of the requested amount for capital improvements by taking on $121 million in debt for the University system. The House Ways and Means...

Fire forces hotel evacuation

April 10, 2006

Officials responded Friday to a fire that started in the laundry room at the Radisson University Hotel in Stadium Village. The blaze forced about 200 hotel guests and lunchtime customers at the attached...

Rally offers students chance to be heard

April 6, 2006

What are you doing today? State lawmakers would like students to make some time this afternoon to head to Lobby Day at the Capitol to advocate for the University. Plus, there will be Quiznos. University...

Gay-marriage ban might go to ballot

April 4, 2006

A Minnesota constitutional amendment defining marriage as "only a union between one man and one woman" could be voted on by Minnesotans in November if a bill makes its way through the Doh aFL-majority...

On-campus stadium bills gain support

March 30, 2006

On-campus stadium bills seem to be on a roll after the House Capital Investment Committee sent the House version of the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday at the Capitol by a vote...

MSA flips support for stadium bills

March 29, 2006

The Minnesota Student Association on Tuesday night retracted support of an on-campus stadium bill it sensed was doomed. The MSA vote came on the same day the Senate Higher Education Budget Division amended...

Deal might save fees

March 27, 2006

Proposed student fees to help pay for an on-campus stadium could be halved if a land-transfer plan is approved in a special Board of Regents meeting at 4 p.m. today. Pending approval, the University would...