The Minnesota Daily

All content by Kelly Gulbrandson

Students going further in the red

April 17, 2008

With tuition on the rise and many student loan options available, it can be easy for a student to get confused. Global studies senior Jacob Walls is one such student. He currently has 10 loans, with five...

Gopher GOLD system to be upgraded

April 10, 2008

A change in the way students pay for services such as printing, copying and buying food on campus is already in progress. The Gopher GOLD program, which allows students, staff and faculty to load up to...

Student robbed Sunday morning

April 7, 2008

A University student was the victim of an armed robbery near the University Recreation Center early Sunday morning. University Police Chief Greg Hestness said the incident happened at 2:50 a.m. Sunday. A...

Dinkytown U.S. Bank branch expands

March 28, 2008

After 10 years, the Dinkytown U.S. Bank branch is getting a makeover. The now-limited-service branch - which has one ATM - will be expanded to a full-service branch with ATMs, tellers and sit-down bank...

2nd tattoo parlor to open near campus

March 12, 2008

The next time a student wants to get a tattoo near campus, they will have the option of venturing outside of Stadium Village. Inkaholics, a tattoo parlor in Dinkytown, is set to open March 28 in Hideaway's...

Out-of-the-way restaurants struggle to survive

March 6, 2008

Tucked away in a corner of the Dinkydome is a small restaurant dealing with struggles that come with its location. Mike Kuo, owner of Bobaboca Tea and Café, said the restaurant's size and location...

Biofuels study upsets farmers

February 28, 2008

Two soybean-focused groups suspended $1.5 million in grant money for professors researching biofuels earlier this week as an angry reaction to a University study. After the study, published by University...

Job seekers flock to employment fair

February 26, 2008

Advertising senior Kyle Pleggenkuhle attended the University's Job and Internship Fair on Monday for two reasons. The first was to complete an assignment for a class he's in, the second, because he graduates...

Fire damages University Avenue apartment

February 25, 2008

A fire broke out Sunday afternoon at an apartment building located at 813 University Ave. S.E. Minneapolis Fire Battalion Chief Todd Steinhilber said the Minneapolis Fire Department responded at 2:25 p.m....

Economist speaks at agricultural discussion

February 14, 2008

Students looking for a good job after graduation could be faced with a weak economy and a competitive job market - unless they head out to the country, perhaps. Applied economics professor and State Economist...

Protest planning convention held at U

February 11, 2008

Though the Republican National Convention is still six months away, anti-war activists gathered in Blegen Hall during the weekend to discuss protest plans. On Saturday and Sunday, members from various...

Social networks see Web traffic declines

February 8, 2008

The bubble of social networks is starting to burst. Research released from Internet research firm ComScore Jan. 23 confirmed that the top two social networks, Facebook and MySpace, both saw their traffic...

U.S. Bank launches pay-by-phone program

February 5, 2008

With so many things to remember on a daily basis, students can sometimes feel they have too much to carry - literally. A new program was launched last week by U.S. Bank, MasterCard and Nokia, allowing...

Weisman expansion delayed

January 24, 2008

The Weisman Art Museum's expansion project - like a good piece of art - will take a while to be completed. The addition, originally expected to break ground at the end of 2007, has been delayed. Weisman...

Neighborhood gets ready for new stadium

January 22, 2008

With the TCF Bank stadium opening in 2009 and the possible light-rail line on Washington Avenue, renovations to Stadium Village have some neighborhood business owners excited for the future. Raising Cane\'s,...

State budget deficit predicted for 2008

December 11, 2007

While February's state budget forecast for 2008-2009 predicted more than a $300 million surplus, the latest version of the forecast, released Nov. 30, showed state funds could go in the opposite direction. The...

Seward Co-op will move to bigger location amid member increase

December 5, 2007

With 11 co-op grocery stores in the metro area, competition over things like organic bananas and locally raised beef remains healthy. While North Country Co-op Grocery closed in November, Seward Co-op...

Legislation proposed to cut down credit card confusion

December 3, 2007

With phrases like "variable rates," "annual percentage rate" and "minimum finance charge," students can become confused when applying for a credit card, making it easier to get into trouble. On Nov. 28,...

IRS reports $1.2 mil in excess refunds

November 28, 2007

With the holiday season already in swing, many students could use a little extra cash. For those people, the Internal Revenue Service might have the answer. Carrie Resch, spokeswoman for the IRS in St....

ATMs everywhere and not an ATM to be found

November 26, 2007

When students enter college, one of the many choices they need to make is which bank will win their patronage. How fast they can get to their cash can be a deciding factor. Students often need cash for...

Dinkytown and Stadium Village businesses share history

November 19, 2007

While new franchises frequently spring up in the business districts surrounding campus, Dinkytown and Stadium Village still contain pieces of campus history. Dinkytown Business Association president Skott...

Despite state job loss, Minneapolis No. 1 for businesses

November 15, 2007

Minneapolis is the best metro area for business in the country, according to a recent study done by the business news source MarketWatch. The study, released Oct. 21, considered four factors when ranking...

Dinkytown burglaries worry neighborhood business owners

November 13, 2007

With a rash of burglaries and vandalism on campus recently, some business owners are worried about protecting their stores. Although many have alarms or surveillance cameras installed, they're not always...

SBA hands out a record number of loans

November 8, 2007

It might be getting easier for small business owners to get loans, based on recently released information from the Small Business Association. In turn, students planning to start a business might have...

Carlson School unveils new advertising campaign

November 8, 2007

Though many students might have an interest in the advertising business, the University's business school is taking steps to advertise itself. The Carlson School of Management's slogan for its advertising...

University begins challenge for next big ‘green’ product

November 6, 2007

The University is looking for the next big product to come out of a challenge between the University's Venture Center and the Office of Technology Commercialization. The second-annual $1M Commercialization...

University alumnus’ recreational basketball league expands

October 31, 2007

Young sports stars often dream of professional fame, complete with obsessive fans and high-paying endorsements. But for many, that dream never becomes a reality. A local recreational basketball league,...

Business retention and extension program helps rural communities grow their economies

October 30, 2007

When small-community businesses struggle to stay open, a program within the University is there to help. The University's business retention and expansion program, established in 1990, has offices to survey...

Author speaks about eating habits

October 25, 2007

We are what they want us to eat. At least, that's what Brian Wansink wrote in his 2006 book about the psychology of why people eat what they do and the marketing of food. Wansink, a marketing and food...

New credit-scoring formula could affect students’ credit scores

October 24, 2007

A new formula used to calculate credit scores will affect some peoples' credit scores, including some college students'. Fair Isaac Corporation, which calculates credit scores, changed its formula in September...

Minnesotans more trusting of nonprofits

October 22, 2007

A survey released last week revealed Minnesotans have a higher level of trust for nonprofit companies than the country as a whole. The study, conducted by the Charities Review Council in St. Paul, solicited...

Uptown favorite The Tea Garden will open new location in Stadium Village

October 19, 2007

Stadium Village will have another tenant in business when the neighborhood's newest beverage shop opens in the Stadium Village Mall. The Tea Garden, a tea bar with two other metro locations, will open...

Jamba Juice to mix up Stadium Village

October 16, 2007

Stadium Village's Harvard Market moved its location in May, but a new business will soon blend its way into the market's former space. Jodi Kirsch, a marketing representative with Diversified Construction...

Parking lots tow non-customers

October 11, 2007

Last week, fliers from the Minneapolis Police Department appeared on cars in the Prospect Park neighborhood regarding city parking regulations. on the web To find out what to do if your car is towed,...

Downtime fire highlights business-closure impact

October 10, 2007

Businesses rely on customers in order to stay open, so when they are forced to shut down temporarily, it can have an effect on them. Christopher Shaffner, manager of Downtime Bar and Grill, said a small...

Grocery delivery expands on campus

October 9, 2007

Busy college students have to balance school, homework and personal lives, often leaving little time for grocery shopping. Gopher Grocery, an online grocery shopping and delivery service, made its first...

New squash program helps at-risk children

October 3, 2007

A new program at the University will combine a relatively uncommon sport with academic work in an attempt to help at-risk students in the Minneapolis area. Executive director John Stever, a local squash...

Marcy-Holmes businesses still struggling

October 1, 2007

As construction begins on the new Interstate 35W bridge, some establishments in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood continue to assess their businesses. Tom DeGree, owner of Wilde Roast Café at 518 Hennepin...

Building vacancies can stay open, go quick

September 26, 2007

When campus businesses suddenly disappear, the empty spaces they leave behind affect both neighborhood residents and business operations. Nancy Rose-Pribyl, president of the Stadium Village Commercial...

Stub & Herbs reopens under new ownership

September 25, 2007

After a two-and-a-half-week renovation under new ownership, Stub & Herbs Drinking and Dining Emporium in Stadium Village celebrated its grand reopening over the weekend. Justin Zavadil, one of the...

Asian restaurant set to simmer in Dinkytown area

September 13, 2007

A new restaurant plans to offer yet another option for Chinese cuisine in the Dinkytown area - a fourth option, to be exact. The restaurant, called Pagoda, will take the place of what used to be CD Warehouse...

Businesses deal with ongoing construction

September 12, 2007

With a full student body back at the University, Stadium Village businesses are finding out how their normal operations are affected by construction of the new football stadium. Since construction of the...

Geek Squad founder named entrepreneur of the year

September 11, 2007

Last Thursday, a former University student returned to accept an award for Entrepreneur of the Year. Robert Stephens, founder and chief inspector of Geek Squad, a computer and home theater service company,...

Repertory theater reopens door for area film buffs

September 7, 2007

After closing in early July, the Oak Street Cinema reopened its doors to the public today. Road construction in Stadium Village caused a decline in customers during an already- slow period for the theater,...

CEO talks about changing face of Macy’s

September 5, 2007

Last September, Macy's North bought Marshall Field's from the Target Corporation, creating a change that gives those in the Twin Cities metro area a new brand to ponder. Frank Guzzetta, chairman and chief...

Fire leaves Gopher Cleaners high and dry

August 15, 2007

Last Friday, a fire at Gopher Cleaners & Launderers forced part of the business to be shut down temporary. Gopher Cleaners & Launderers, located at 811 Fourth St. S.E., sustained fire damage in...

Locals near I-35W deal with media

August 15, 2007

When the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, media descended on the city, causing disruptions to the daily lives of area residents. For a week after the collapse, local and national media outlets...

University offers mental support and comfort to students

August 8, 2007

The Interstate 35W bridge collapse put many people in danger and prompted questions that will take a long time to answer. Why did this happen? Why did some survive while others died? The University sprang...

Drought rules Minnesota climate as crops continue to suffer

August 1, 2007

Researchers on the St. Paul campus are facing problems during the hot, dry summer. The drought affecting the state for the second year in a row has reached the St. Paul campus. It's causing labor and insect...

St. Paul campus showcases research

July 25, 2007

The St. Paul campus opened its doors Thursday to promote various departments' research. After a five-year absence, the Agriculture Open House, sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural...