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University of Minnesota General Council Mark Rotenberg in his office Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Macnamura Alumni Center.

On the front line

Published May 2, 2013

His kids were staying in a different hotel room to avoid any distractions, and his wife had to persuade him to go to sleep — he’d defaulted to a law school lifestyle and stayed up into the...

Mulcahy takes a bow

Published December 14, 2012

Tim Mulcahy gave his final bow to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Thursday, when he presented the 2012 report on research. The vice president for research is leaving on a good note —...

Obama wins Minnesota

Published November 6, 2012

The Associated Press has called President Barack Obama as the winner of Minnesota's 10 electoral votes. With just under a quarter of state precincts reporting, Obama had 52.4 percent of the Minnesota vote...

U opera show to get airtime on TPT

Published October 26, 2012

By Marjorie Otto The University of Minnesota’s University Opera Theatre production of "Parables" will be shown on Twin Cities Public Television for the next two weekends. With the...

Omar guilty in Mpls. terror trial

Published October 22, 2012

A jury on Thursday convicted a Minneapolis man of helping local men, including two former University of Minnesota students who are now presumed dead, travel to Somalia to fight with terrorist group al-Shabab. Mahamud...

Government introduces final terror witness

Published October 16, 2012

After introducing its key witness Monday, the U.S. government has laid out over nine days almost its entire case against a Minneapolis man charged with helping other local men return to Somalia to join...

U student charged in hit-run

Published October 10, 2012

A University of Minnesota student was charged in connection to a June hit-and-run on Tuesday. Tyler Braunschweig, a 19-year-old design student from Appleton, Wis., is charged with criminal vehicular operation. Just...

Stage is set for terror trial arguments

Published October 3, 2012

A jury heard opening arguments Tuesday in the trial for Minneapolis man Mahamud Said Omar, who’s charged with helping local men travel to Somalia to join terrorist group al-Shabab. The prosecution...

First Mpls. terror trial begins

Published October 2, 2012

The trial of a Minneapolis man charged with helping young men go to Somalia to fight with terrorist group al-Shabab began with jury selection Monday. Mahamud Said Omar’s trial is the public’s...

Washington Ave. bridge to close Aug. 20-26 to lay tracks

Published August 15, 2012

Washington Avenue Bridge will close for a week, starting Monday, for construction workers to lay Central Corridor light-rail tracks on it, Metropolitan Council spokeswoman Laura Baenen said. She said the...

A look at U officials’ finance disclosures

Published July 25, 2012

The scandals are few and far between — most notably Steve Sviggum in recent years — but when conflicts of interest arise for the University of Minnesota’s leaders and employees, it can...

Former University mortuary science student Amanda Tatro speaks to reporters after the ora arguments in her case against the University on Feb. 8, 2012 outside the Minnesota Supreme Court.  I hope that I’ll finally get closure to what I didn’t start and that the University will finally leave me alone, Tatro said.

Student in Facebook posts case found dead

Published June 27, 2012

  Amanda Tatro, who fought the University of Minnesota over punishment it imposed on her over Facebook posts, was found dead Tuesday morning. Her death comes less than a week after she lost the high-profile...

Minn. high court rules in U’s favor in Tatro case

Published June 20, 2012

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the University of Minnesota didn’t violate the free speech rights of a student it disciplined over Facebook posts. Mortuary science student Amanda...

Wheelock named VP U Services

Wheelock named VP U Services

Published June 14, 2012

Pam Wheelock will be the new University of Minnesota vice president for University Services, the University announced Thursday. Wheelock was the interim CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from...

Dayton, Rybak appoint stadium authority

Published June 14, 2012

Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on Thursday announced their appointments to the five-member board that will work with the Vikings to develop the new football stadium downtown. Dayton...

Wood named Crookston chancellor

Published May 21, 2012

Fred E. Wood, currently a chancellor at the University of California, has been named the next leader of the Univeristy of Minnesota's Crookston campus. Wood will begin as chancellor July 2, pending final...

Daily Digest: Dayton vetoes abortion bill, FTC ups the ante of Google case

Published April 27, 2012

Your Daily Digest for Friday, April 27: Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed one abortion bill Thursday, and will likely veto another coming through the House, the Star Tribune reported. On Thursday, he said “no”...

Attorney Jordan Kushner argues before the Minnesota Supreme Court on behalf of his client, former University student Amanda Tatro, on Wednesday at the capitol.  Tatro sued the University over disciplinary actions the University took after she posted comments on Facebook the that administrators found threatening.

The University of Minnesota and the Supreme Court: too close for comfort?

Published April 10, 2012

When the University of Minnesota goes to the state’s highest court, less than half of the justices sit on the bench. There’s a lot of overlap between the University of Minnesota and the state...

State supreme court to re-hear Tatro case

Published March 8, 2012

The Amanda Tatro Facebook court case is getting another round at the Minnesota Supreme Court because a justice recused himself because of Univeristy of Minnesota ties. Associate Justice Paul Anderson wrote...

Marla Thao looks over notes during her Writing for Your Major class Feb. 16 at the Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis. Thao started college courses while serving a seven-year prison sentence for promotion of prostitution.

Books behind bars

Published February 27, 2012

Marla Thao has a binder of diplomas and a criminal record. There’s her associate of science degree, an office support certificate and her paralegal degree. She got them while serving seven years...

Daily Digest: Dayton backtracks, redistricting maps out tomorrow, courthouse security scrutinized

Published February 20, 2012

Your Daily Digest for Monday, February 20: Despite promising to show constituents how he spends his time, Gov. Mark Dayton won’t release his daily calendar, the AP reported. After making that promise...

Daily Digest: MN gets Times treatment, Sandusky to see grandkids, Mpls wants to monitor monuments

Published February 13, 2012

 Your Daily Digest for Monday, Feb. 13: The New York Times featured Minnesota in a Sunday story about how those critical of big government also take advantage of it. Ki Gulbranson of Chisago County...

Unemployment drops to 8.3 percent in January

Published February 5, 2012

By Jill Jensen January unemployment fell 0.2 percentage points to 8.3 percent, the lowest it's been in three years. Employment rose nationally by 243,000 jobs during the month, according to a White House...

Daily Digest: snow falls, college enrollment rises for Mpls. high school grads

Published January 20, 2012

Your Daily Digest for Friday, Jan. 20th: Snow hit the cities Friday. Minnesota roads saw 177 crashes between 5:00 and 10:00 a.m., the PiPress reported. They caused 22 injuries, though none was serious....

Daily Digest: Egypt votes, SEC/Citigroup deal blocked over secrecy, study on social media marketing released

Published November 28, 2011

Unexpectedly large lines formed in both rich and poor neighborhoods of Cairo Monday morning for the first Egyptian parliamentary vote since Hosni Mubarak's ouster earlier this year. The New York Times...

Students from Blaine High School examine a pig heart and lungs Thursday at the Experimental Surgical Services lab.  The heart was one station on a tour of the lab, where researchers test medical devices on animals.

U researcher counters activist groups over animal research

Published November 21, 2011

Dick Bianco has a panic button under his desk. As head of Experimental Surgical Services at the University of Minnesota, heâÄôs been the focus of animal rights activistsâÄô rage. Bianco...

Daily Digest: Italy austerity, Penn State presser, law loophole

Published November 11, 2011

  Your Daily Digest for Nov. 11, 2011 The Italian Senate today approved a set of austerity measures to do its part in tackling the European euro crisis as the entire continent is under pressure from...

Army creates “culture cards” for soldiers overseas

Published October 27, 2011

The U.S. Army is employing “culture cards” to help soldiers better assimilate with and understand Islamic culture where they serve. By understanding the local culture, soldiers can reduce friction...

Daily Digest: weather, Turkey, sports

Published October 24, 2011

By Evie Smirnitskaya Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite topic – the weather. Did you know today is the nicest day of the week? The Star Tribune did. See, now we broke the ice with small talk and...

Obama announces full withdrawal from Iraq by Dec. 31

Published October 21, 2011

President Obama announced today the withdrawal of the 39,000 remaining American troops in Iraq by year’s end. The announcement comes after Obama failed to reach an agreement with the Iraqi government...

Daily Digest: FCC deal, Norway royalty visit, Occupy update

Published October 17, 2011

By Evie Smirnitskaya Your Daily Digest for Monday, Oct. 17: Parents of media-savvy teens everywhere will have to do a little less nagging as wireless service providers and the Federal Communications Commission...

Daily Digest: eating disorder coverage, fatal 35W crash, Occupy Wall Street developments

Published October 14, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Friday, Oct. 14: The fight over if and how much insurance covers eating disorder residential care is heating up, the New York Times reported today. The federal government in 2008...

Daily Digest: Deadly protests in Egypt, UN report on Afghan torture, a royal visit

Published October 10, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Monday, Oct. 10: Egypt this weekend had its most violent protests since the February ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, the New York Times reports. Christians, angry over an attack...

U heads for ‘patent cliff’

Published October 6, 2011

The University of MinnesotaâÄôs research community will be out of a big chunk of spending money as patents on a blockbuster HIV drug expire. The school has made more than $350 million off a drug...

Daily Digest: SCOTUS starts, protests at home and abroad

Published October 3, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Monday, Oct. 3: The Supreme Court’s October term opens today, and it’s gonna be a feisty one. The agenda “both reflects the nation’s political landscape and offers the potential...

Daily Digest: Obama unveils tax plan, small businesses call out Google, City Council tamps down car expenses

Published September 19, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Monday, Sept. 19: President Obama will unveil a plan this morning to cut $3 trillion in spending over the next decade, the New York Times reports. The Times calls this the administration’s...

Daily Digest: Ramp stabbing, bridge memorial, Sept. 11 coverage

Published September 12, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Monday, Sept. 12: A man was stabbed to death in downtown Minneapolis last night, the Strib reports. A reported fight left one dead and another wounded in the Ramp C parking lot on...

TOP: Rescue workers continue their efforts Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the site of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)

BOTTOM: Brian Wiedenmeier comforts Lucy Faurot during the Minnesota Student Association-sponsored candlelight vigil Sept. 13, 2001 on Northrop Mall. (MICHAEL STENERSON, DAILY FILE PHOTO)

September 11

Published September 12, 2011

On that Tuesday 10 years ago, campus life halted as students crowded screens to watch horrifying events unfold. Now a new generation mills through campus. For students now, the attacks have sat in the...

Charges against Diane Bakdash dropped

Published August 17, 2011

Prosecutors have dropped accomplice charges against the mother of the Dinkytown hit-and-run driver, the Strib reported today. Diane Bakdash,66, faced felony charges after a witness overheard her telling...

University of inefficiency?

Published August 10, 2011

Math professor William Messing thinks the University of Minnesota should tear down Morrill Hall and house the administration in a tent. There are too many administrators and theyâÄôre overpaid,...

Sex company funds Med School position

Published August 1, 2011

An erotic toy company's donation to a U Med School chair is raising eyebrows in cyberworld today, but the U's rep says the company, Adam & Eve, is only one of many donors to the position, MPR reports. The...

U prof leads campaign against device report

Published July 28, 2011

By reporter Sally Hunter: A University of Minnesota law professor has been leading a campaign challenging a report that could propose a harder approval process for a variety of medical devices, according...

City police and county sheriffs worked to pull the body out of the Mississippi River on Wednesday afternoon.

[Photo] Body pulled from Mississippi River near campus

Published July 27, 2011

City police and county sheriffs worked to pull the body out of the Mississippi River on Wednesday afternoon.

City police and county sheriffs worked to pull the body out of the Mississippi River on Wednesday afternoon.

Body pulled from Mississippi River near campus

Published July 27, 2011

Officials pulled a body out of the Mississippi River near the University of Minnesota campus Wednesday afternoon. A sheriff onsite said the victim appeared to have been dead for some time. The victim was...

New leaders at U, MnSCU could mean new collaboration

Published July 8, 2011

The coinciding of major power transitions at the U and MnSCU could be an opportunity for new collaboration in a time of disappearing state aid, MPR reports today. The U's new president, Eric Kaler, took...

State is shut down

Published July 1, 2011

Minnesota's state government shut down at midnight Thursday night because the DFL governor and his colleagues couldn't reach a budget deal with Republican legislators. The budget impasse grew from about...

“Chemical spill” determined to be bad smell

Published June 24, 2011

The "possible chemical spill" students heard about in a TXT-U alert Thursday night and Friday morning is actually an unidentified bad odor that's not danger, University spokeswoman Patty Mattern said today....

Riverside Plaza to welcome safety center

Published June 24, 2011

A safety center will open in August at the multi-colored Riverside Plaza apartment complex, considered the hub of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. The center, one facet of a larger safety plan unveiled...

Weiner resigns

Published June 16, 2011

Embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, is stepping down as a belated result of his Twitter sexting scandal, the New York Times reported this morning. He officially announced his resignation at a Brooklyn...

IRS cracks down, revokes thousands of tax exemptions

Published June 15, 2011

Cheryl Reitan had a headache to deal with Friday. The Internal Revenue Service seemed to say the entire University of Minnesota-Duluth lost its tax-exempt status, meaning donations to the school were no...

Walz distances from Weiner

Published June 8, 2011

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., is joining the Democratic movement to distance from New York Rep. Anthony Weiner in the wake of Weiner's admissions of scandalous Twittering. After first claiming his Twitter...

Diane Bakdash wants accessory charges tossed

Published June 7, 2011

Diane Bakdash, mother of the man charged with the murder of Ben Van Handel after a hit-and-run, is seeking to have her own accessory charges tossed because of new doubt from a key witness, according...

Bakdash indicted on first-degree murder

Published May 20, 2011

Timothy Bakdash, who is accused of plowing down a group of University of Minnesota students after an alleged argument, has been indicted on first-degree murder charges, according to the Star Tribune. Bakdash,...

Bicyclist hit on Fourth Street

Published May 20, 2011

A car hit a bicyclist that was biking the wrong way on Fourth Street Southeast Thursday night, the latest in a series of similar incidents near Dinkytown. A driver was headed north on 10th Avenue...

Abortion bills pass Senate

Published May 16, 2011

By Kathryn Elliott: Two bills that would restrict abortions passed the Minnesota Senate today, according to the Associated Press. One bill, passed 42-24, would prohibit abortions 20 weeks after conception. ...

Drunk driver who killed gets 4 years

Published May 10, 2011

The University of Minnesota student that drove drunk and lethally hit another student last October was sentenced to four years and two months in prison, the Star Tribune reported. John R. Peterson,...

Golf director Harris tries to get Brenny suit thrown out

Published April 28, 2011

Citing lack of evidence of harassment or defrauding, University of Minnesota Director of Golf John Harris asked Wednesday that Katie Brenny's suit against him be thrown out, the PiPress reported. The...

Daily Digest: Southern storms, wedding jitters

Published April 28, 2011

Destruction hit the south yesterday, where storms killed more than 230 across five states. Tuscaloosa, Ala. got the worst, where a tornado flattened downtown, the New York Times reports today. “While...

Hit-and-run victim’s condition worsens

Published April 21, 2011

Ben Van Handel, who was the most severely injured victim of last week's hit-and-run, appears to be near death, according to an entry by his family in a CaringBridge page. "It with a very heavy heart that...

Daily Digest: young killers’ reprieve, public appearances, Marshall suicides

Published April 21, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Thursday, April 21: A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sentencing 13- and 14-year-olds to life without parole violated the Eight Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and...

Daily Digest: missing records, flipflopping GOP chair?, contrarian republican

Published April 14, 2011

A box of Fairview patient records that included names, birthdays and diagnoses, went missing amidst an office move in February, the Strib reported today. Insurance claim reports for 1,200 patients admitted...

Daily Digest: budget battle, drunken T-Paw aide, flower power

Published April 7, 2011

A “last-ditch” late-night meeting Wednesday didn’t produce the compromise necessary to solve the federal budget crisis and eliminate the possibility of a government shutdown, the New York Times reported...

Daily Digest: Hmong song, Tea Party & big biz, Khamis Qaddafi’s ironic internship

Published March 31, 2011

Twin Cities pop music station KDWB is apologizing after playing a parody of “Tears in Heaven” that disrespects Hmongs. The song makes fun of big families crowded into houses, young girls getting pregnant...

Daily Digest: salty lakes, Qaddafi corruption, Wisc. recalls

Published March 24, 2011

Check out this interesting Strib piece on how road salts in the winter affect our lakes. The Pollution Control Agency will start a four-year project to look at solving the issue of chloride that seeps...

Daily Digest: Wisc. Republicans win, heavy-duty House hearing, Minn. was home to huge fraud ring

Published March 10, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Thursday, March 10: A mob of more than 7,000 people rushed the Wisconsin State Capitol Wednesday night after Republicans pushed through a plan to vote on the bargain bill that would...

Daily Digest: Hate speech is protected speech, teacher scorn, tax privacy v. missing kids

Published March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3:   In the latest strong ruling in favor of the First Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled that hateful speech at military funerals is protected free speech, the New...

Wis. marathon debate, Assange extradition, gay marriage shift

Published February 24, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Thursday, Feb. 24:  An unprecedented 40-hour debate on a union vote led to a deal between Wisconsin democrats and republicans at about 6 a.m. today. The debate began Tuesday....

Daily Digest: Bahrain, Belgium, bibulousness

Published February 17, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Thursday, Feb. 17:  In one of the most violent crackdowns, riot police in Bahrain took to rioters with rubber pellets, shotguns and teargas earlier today, leaving five dead. ...

Daily Digest: technology, torture, tongue-in-cheek tweets

Published February 10, 2011

President Obama is visiting Marquette, Mich. today to recognize and promote the city’s unusually extensive broadband access, the Detroit Freep reports. On the shores of the frigid Upper Peninsula, Obama...

Daily Digest: weather whammy, beached piano, Yemeni protests

Published January 27, 2011

Here's your daily digest, from City Desk Editor Katherine Lymn: In a double whammy of weather, the Northeast was buried by snow this morning in the second huge snowstorm of the season. The storm, “a...

Daily Digest: Jail for mobs, reunion for kidnapped child, rehab for Giffords

Published January 20, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested more than 100 people affiliated with the mob in a “blanket assault” early today, the New York Times reported. The arrestees, from crime families in New...

Daily Digest: Emmer concedes, activists hack, Chilean prison set ablaze

Published December 8, 2010

Your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Dec. 8:  Republican Tom Emmer conceded the Minnesota governor’s race this morning. After election night, Democrat Mark Dayton led Emmer by about 9,000 votes, and...

Daily Digest: Assange making lists, DADT survey, the Koreas

Published December 1, 2010

Your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Dec. 1: The biggest government whistle-blower in decades is a candidate for Time’s Person of the Year. This isn’t the only short list Wikileaks founder Julian Assange...

Daily Digest: Royal engagement, clickers, checkbook journalism

Published November 17, 2010

Britain’s Prince William proposed to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton last month, the Royal Press Office announced yesterday. William gave “commoner” Middleton the sapphire and diamond ring his...

Daily Digest: London student protests, graphic cig labels

Published November 10, 2010

Your Wednesday Daily Digest: London student protesters have gained access to the Tory conservative party headquarters in a protest against high tuition costs, the Guardian reports. The rally was set for...

Daily Digest: A close race in MN; Republicans win House

Published November 3, 2010

Your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010: More than 12 hours after polls closed, Minnesota still doesn’t officially know who its next governor will be. DFL candidate Mark Dayton currently has a...

St. Cloud student stabbed multiple times

Published November 3, 2010

An 18-year-old St. Cloud State student was stabbed âÄúfour to five timesâÄù in the back and arm in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood early Monday morning, according to police. The case is under...

Daily Digest: Indonesian disasters, BA’s criticism, hungry bears

Published October 27, 2010

Happy hump day. Your Daily Digest for October 27: A 7.7-magnitude earthquake and subsequent 10-foot tsunami wave killed at least 272 people in the Mentawi Islands of Indonesia today, according to the New...

Student charged in drunk driving death

Published October 27, 2010

The Hennepin County AttorneyâÄôs office filed vehicular homicide charges Tuesday against University of Minnesota student John R. Peterson in the death of former student Kandyce Stoffel, 23. Peterson,...

Five attempt to scale stadium fence

Published October 26, 2010

University of Minnesota Police apprehended five men, including three University students, after they attempted to climb over the TCF Bank Stadium fence early Saturday morning. The 18- to 19-year-old men...

Daily Digest: Afghan ballots, Anita Hill, 538 forecasts Dayton

Published October 20, 2010

Your Daily Digest for Wednesday, October 20, 2010: More than a million ballots cast in Afghanistan’s parliamentary election were thrown out because of fraud, according to the Associated Press. The ballots,...

Daily Digest: Chilean miners rescue, DADT enjoined, public defender shortage

Published October 13, 2010

Your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010:  Rescuers have been bringing 33 Chilean miners trapped in a San Jose mine up to the surface one-by-one over the night after the group was trapped underground...

Randy Moss, a bad hangover, temp workers

Published October 6, 2010

 Your Daily Digest for October 6, 2010:  Randy Moss is back in purple, ESPN reports this morning. The New England Patriots sent Moss back home to the Minnesota Vikings in a third-round draft...

Daily Digest: BP shakeup, Chilean miners, UT shooting

Published September 29, 2010

Two days before taking over as the company’s CEO, BP managing director Robert Dudley announced both a new safety division in response to the oil spill mistake and the resignation of Andy Inglis, who...

Daily Digest: Book criticizes Obama, Twins clinch, Don’t Ask repeal blocked

Published September 22, 2010

A book slated for release Monday puts President Barack Obama in a critical light with regards to the Afghanistan war, CNN reports. Veteran journalist Bob Woodward, well-known for his work reporting...

Daily Digest: GOP v. Tea Party, farming antibiotics

Published September 15, 2010

The revolution of the G.O.P. became more apparent last night with party insurgents winning in the latest batch of primary races, the New York Times reported. "Dissident" Republican Christine...

Daily Digest: BP report, TCF suit, Bush-era tax cuts

Published September 8, 2010

This is the Daily Digest, a series of daily blog posts meant to send you to news stories that might be of interest. The Daily's got your campus news covered; come to here to see what else is out there. Your...

U of M revises ethics policy

Published August 11, 2010

Cautious collaboration is key for the University of Minnesota Medical School’s revised conflicts of interest policy, released last week. The new policy places strict reporting requirements on external...

Council to rethink parking on game day

Published August 4, 2010

Last fall’s flood of Gophers football fans left many Stadium Village businesses disgruntled with city parking rules that prevented them from selling their open spots on game days. This may change,...

Amendment could help local startup breweries

Published August 4, 2010

Jason Sowards wants to start a brewery. He has already done the research, location scouting and business planning. But one obstacle still stands in his way: Under a current Minneapolis ordinance, Sowards...

U announces startup

Published July 29, 2010

Two University of Minnesota grads, Joe Mullenbach and Alex Johansson, are launching a water filtration startup company, according to the Star Tribune. The technology, which reduces the amount of weed killer...

Beers, brats, bros call for big business

Published July 28, 2010

The parties already exist for make-up, sex toys and Tupperware. But now, there is a buying party for men: Man Cave Worldwide "meatings." The company, started by a 2010 University of Minnesota graduate,...

B-dubs plans to move into U

Published July 21, 2010

Buffalo Wild Wings fans will be able to do the spicy “Blazin’ Challenge” on campus as early as December if the chicken wings chain’s efforts to bring a restaurant to Stadium Village...

Plans for 412 Lofts move forward

Published July 21, 2010

Those who didn’t get a spot in Sydney Hall Residences this fall will have another chance to live in a Doran Companies building next year when the developer will complete the jarringly similar 412...

Ahmad Harb fills out a donation form with America Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals petitioners Cole Andree and Nicole Meyer Friday on the corner of Harvard Street and Washington Avenue.

Canvassers cover campus, businesses complain

Published July 14, 2010

Some consider it a season of enthusiastic political fervor. Others, like area businesses, might see it as an annual infestation. Every summer, canvassers representing environmental and civil rights nonprofit...

Sally’s Saloon and Eatery under scrutiny

Published July 7, 2010

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights determined that Sally’s Saloon and Eatery in Stadium Village violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act due to gender-based pricing. The department has been...

Casablanca restaurant inside the profile center recently changed their name and logo to Pangea.

Profile Center rebrands restaurant

Published July 7, 2010

Prospect Park’s Profile Event Center has rebranded its adjoining restaurant into a more international establishment. Previously called Casablanca, the restaurant is now Pangea, named after the supercontinent...

The 110 year old house on Ontario street is to be demolished, despite appeals from its owner

Prospect Park house to be demolished

Published June 30, 2010

        Amid its owner’s appeals, a 110-year-old house near the superblock in the Prospect Park neighborhood is set to be demolished in the coming months. The house, located at...

Students make splash at Minn. Cup

Published June 23, 2010

When Chris Zweber heard his buddies complain that their girlfriends forgot to take their birth control pills, the entrepreneurial studies student thought hard and found a solution. Zweber added an alarm...

Carlson School of Management professor Joan Meyers-Levy explains a customer’s subconscious connection between a retail store’s flooring at its product.

Study: Store flooring can affect purchasing decisions

Published June 16, 2010

The feeling customers get from a store’s flooring can affect how a product makes them feel, which can in turn determine whether they buy it, according to new research from University of Minnesota’s...