The Minnesota Daily

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Students met for a Pizza & Policy event at Mondale Hall Thursday, April 26 to discuss gun violence.

Students discuss gun violence at University panel

April 27, 2018

While Minnesota lawmakers staged a 24-hour sit-in at the State Capitol to protest gun policy inaction, University student group Students for Ilhan Omar hosted their own event to provide students a platform...

Kids enter the Brian Coyle Community Center on June 15, 2017.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, others assess Cedar-Riverside for potential community facility

April 26, 2018

A prominent community space in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood may move to a bigger location where local officials say it can better fulfill the needs of residents. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation...

New Prospect Park housing projects bring questions from residents

April 19, 2018

As Prospect Park approves new large-scale housing projects, some residents are concerned about a lack of consideration by the neighborhood association. Prospect Park Association has approved new housing...

Prospect Park committee approves new affordable apartment project

April 16, 2018

The Prospect Park Association approved plans for a new micro-unit apartment building on Essex Street and 27th Avenue Tuesday. Pending approval by the City of Minneapolis on April 20, GB Group Properties'...

Prospect Park encourages residents to ‘adopt’ their local storm drains

April 4, 2018

The Prospect Park Association is working to prevent pollutants from entering waterways by encouraging residents to “adopt” local storm drains.    Started in 2016, the City of Minneapolis’...

Vice President Mike Pence speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Vice President Mike Pence visits Minneapolis to talk tax cuts

March 29, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday to tout economic gains made by the recent Republican tax bill.  Hundreds gathered at the America First Policies' event...

Prime Place Apartments, recently rebranded as The Arrow Apartments, seen under construction on Sunday, Nov. 12.

Bills introduced at Capitol could protect students from predatory landlords

March 22, 2018

State lawmakers have introduced legislation they say will protect student renters from predatory landlords.   Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, have introduced...

Five15 on the Park, an apartment building on 15th Avenue South, is home to the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center, a space community members come to for help finding jobs.

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center connected hundreds of residents with jobs in first year

March 19, 2018

The Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center has connected hundreds of neighborhood residents with jobs in its first year.  The employment hub offers residents educational and workforce resources to help...

MSA presidential candidates discuss campus priorities in election debate

March 3, 2018

Two sets of candidates vying to lead the University of Minnesota’s undergraduate student government outlined their priorities and discussed campus issues at a debate on Friday.  Minnesota Student...

Pedestrians walk through Dinkytown on Oct. 13, 2017. Business owners in the neighborhood are pushing for more security cameras in an effort to stem crime in the area.

MSA and OCL look to add more street lighting near Dinkytown

March 1, 2018

The Minnesota Student Association and Office of Off-Campus Living are looking to add more street lights in areas west of Dinkytown to increase neighborhood safety. MSA and OCL have identified residential...

People walk past businesses on 4th Street Southeast in Dinkytown on Sunday, Feb. 18. A group of businesses are being forced to close after the building's owner decided to sell the property.

Longtime businesses reflect on Dinkytown’s shifting landscape

February 26, 2018

Dinkytown’s business landscape could look much different by mid-summer.  Amid the recent closure of Espresso Royale and announcements that Vescio’s Italian Restaurant and five other Dinkytown...

Vescio's owner Frank Vescio prepares a take out order for a customer on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Dinkytown.

Vescio’s Italian Restaurant owner reflects on 60 years in Dinkytown

February 15, 2018

The Vescio family has served pasta and pizza to Dinkytown residents for more than 60 years. On Sunday, the family-owned Vescio’s Italian Restaurantannounced it would close its doors in March. The campus...

People walk outside restaurants along Como Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Arrival of new businesses draws more traffic to Southeast Como

February 15, 2018

Southeast Como residents have noticed a spike in neighborhood traffic with the arrival of new businesses. While longtime favorites like Black Coffee and Waffle Bar and Manning’s continue to serve residents,...

The exterior of Varsity Theater in Dinkytown on Wednesday, April 26. The theater was sold for over $2 million by former owner Jason McLean following four lawsuits alleging child sex abuse.

Varsity Theater to reopen after more than a year of no public shows

February 8, 2018

Varsity Theater will reopen its doors in Dinkytown on Friday for its first public concert since December 2016. The venue has undergone improvements in the past year in anticipation of the reopening. Businesses...

Max Boyle and Nick Hotz sit in their home on Tuesday, Jan. 30. They plan to stay with family and friends over the course of the Superbowl weekend as they rent out their house through Airbnb.

Students, others turn to Airbnb for Super Bowl profits

February 1, 2018

Students, recent grads and even some local property managers are hoping to lease their campus spaces on Airbnb during Super Bowl weekend. Those hoping to cash in on Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis this weekend...

A light rail train departs from the Stadium Village station for downtown Minneapolis on Jan. 15, 2017. Super Bowl ticket holders will board non-stop Green Line trains for US Bank Stadium from the Stadium Village station, which is expected to drive business in the area.

Stadium Village businesses prepare for Super Bowl windfall

January 25, 2018

Stadium Village businesses are expecting a spike in sales when Super Bowl LII comes to Minneapolis next weekend.  Super Bowl ticket holders will flock to the Stadium Village light rail station on...

People from all over Minnesota gathered to attend the

Women’s March Minnesota replaces annual march with indoor event

January 22, 2018

Thousands of people gathered at St. Paul’s Union Depot on Sunday to celebrate Women’s March Minnesota’s second annual event.   The Twin Cities took a different approach this year to the occasion...

Prime Place Apartments, recently re-branded as The Arrow Apartments, seen under construction on Sunday, Nov. 12. 

Prime Place rebrands as The Arrow in an attempt to escape criticism

January 22, 2018

Prime Place Apartments rebranded in an attempt to escape criticism following a year filled with construction delays, fire code violations and resident complaints. Last week, Prime Place tenants noticed...