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Afro Deli employees prepare the restaurant for lunch Monday, April 29, 2013 in Cedar-Riverside. Afro Deli manager Abdirahman Kahin said the restaurant’s staff speaks four different languages.

City aims to bridge language, safety gap in restaurants

Published May 1, 2013

Afro Deli and Coffee on the West Bank is known for its diverse food selection, but customers may not be aware of the extent of the diversity behind the counter. “We have four different languages...

CSL Plasma could get more relocation options

Published April 25, 2013

A plasma collection center that has stalled construction of apartments near the University of Minnesota campus may soon find moving a little easier. The Minneapolis planning commission approved a zoning...

An industrial site in Prospect Park will be the new location of Surly Brewing Company. The company spent $1.8 million on the Minneapolis site.

Area to welcome ‘Surly’ neighbor

Published April 23, 2013

A concrete-laden, polluted industrial area will soon be replaced with a “destination brewery,” long-awaited by Prospect Park and Surly Brewing Co. The Brooklyn Center-based brewers purchased...

Marcy-Holmes rings in new fest

Published April 15, 2013

The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association  is hosting a new music festival to bring together residents, University of Minnesota students and other members of the community. The River Bells Music Festival ...

Minneapolis cop found guilty of assault

Published April 13, 2013

A Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of assault Saturday for an incident last summer that left a man with severe brain damage. Sgt. David Richard Clifford, 48, approached Brian Vander Lee, 44,...

Batch of tainted meth feared in Ramsey County

Published April 13, 2013

A batch of possibly tainted methamphetamine has sent nearly 13 people to St. Paul's Regions Hospital since Thursday night, experiencing high fever, hallucinations, extreme agitation and other symptoms,...

Greenway plans support Mpls. biking

Published April 11, 2013

Minneapolis is known for its bike-friendliness, but some think the Dinkytown area could take it to the next level. Construction will begin this May on a bikeway along the Granary Corridor, a gravelly swath...

Apartment building proposed for Marcy-Holmes

Published April 8, 2013

A new apartment complex could spring up alongside the main railway near the University of Minnesota campus next year. The $6 million, 36-unit complex would be built along the alleyway between Eighth Street...

Seeing hoarding as a mental health disorder

Published April 3, 2013

For more than 20 years, Kris never invited anyone inside her apartment. Most of her friends and family lived outside of Minneapolis, so it didn’t seem odd that she never had them visit. Something...

Ex-council member resigns from housing post after scandal

Published March 29, 2013

Steve Minn, an ex-Minneapolis City Council member, has resigned as a commission member of the city's public housing authority after it was discovered earlier this year he used fake names to bash a...

Debating the right use for ‘Lot A’

Published March 28, 2013

  A wave of development surrounding light-rail construction has crossed the river to the West Bank, as have some familiar issues. The Central Corridor light rail, aka the Green Line, connecting downtown...

Chi Omega to be aided by special recruitment

Published March 26, 2013

  The University of Minnesota greek community will see some new faces in the coming years. Just before spring break, the University Panhellenic Council announced Chi Omega will join the greek community...

Bill to allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses passes in Senate committee

Published March 19, 2013

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain a Minnesota driver's license passed a Senate panel on Monday, according to Minnesota Public Radio.  The bill passed the Senate Transportation...

Chi Omega to join campus this fall

Published March 14, 2013

The University’s Panhellenic Council has selected a new sorority to join the University of Minnesota’s greek community this fall. Chi Omega accepted its invitation to join the University on...

New complex to displace Sally’s for nine months

Published March 13, 2013

Students may return from break this fall and find another Stadium Village facelift underway. A six-story, at least $20 million student housing complex being proposed would displace Sally’s Saloon...

PHC picks new sorority for campus

Published March 13, 2013

  The University’s Panhellenic Council has selected a new sorority to join the University of Minnesota greek community this fall. Chi Omega accepted its invitation to join the University Tuesday...

Field Consultant Chelsea Gauchman talks about what it means to her to be a Delta Delta Delta at a sorority extension event on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Hanson Hall.

New sorority to be added to the University this fall

Published March 11, 2013

  A new sorority is coming to the University of Minnesota for the first time in decades. Three national chapters — Phi Mu, Chi Omega and Tri Delta — brought their case to a committee of...

Sororities vie for spot on campus

Published March 6, 2013

  The University of Minnesota is formally bringing a new sorority to campus for the first time in decades — but the chapter has to beat out other contenders first. This weekend national...

Housing boom affects crime

Published March 5, 2013

Two neighborhoods are starting to see the effects of a campus housing boom. With a slew of new luxury apartment buildings, Marcy-Holmes is getting louder — noise complaints in the neighborhood jumped...

Milk tanker overturns on I-94, Lowry Hill tunnel closed

Published February 27, 2013

Crews are working on the Lowry Hill tunnel after a milk tanker struck a median and overturned, spilling the white liquid all over the highway. The truck was going westbound at about 11:15...

University research park plan revisited

Published February 27, 2013

  Large, modern laboratories may soon replace the grain elevators and railroad equipment in Prospect Park. Developers and the University of Minnesota administration have long discussed the possibility...

U to join MOOCs wave

Published February 25, 2013

The University of Minnesota will create and offer free massive open online courses for students and the general public this year. The University last week was one of 29 schools to announce it will partner...

Rape and murder of young sisters sparks anger in India

Published February 22, 2013

Indian police are searching for the person who allegedly raped three sisters -- ages 7, 9, and 11 -- and threw them down a well in a village in Maharashtra last week. The girls were found Feb. 16 but went...

Traffic passes under the 15th Avenue railroad bridge on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, between the Como and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods. The bridge is in poor condition according to city documents.

15th Avenue railroad bridge rated ‘poor’

Published February 20, 2013

On a bright, cold Tuesday morning, Christian Skaret stared up at the rusty, hole-ridden steel under the 15th Avenue bridge. “I get really nervous when there’s a train going over,” he...

After Russian meteor blast, an asteriod passes near earth

Published February 15, 2013

Hours after an estimated 49-foot wide meteor exploded over Russia Friday morning, injuring nearly 1,000 people, a 150-foot asteroid hurtled closely past Earth.   According to scientists,...

University will partner with 17th Avenue dorms

Published February 11, 2013

  Freshmen won’t be the only students calling the 17th Avenue residence hall home this fall. Administrators have set aside up to a third of the 600 beds for fraternity and sorority members in...

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Abdiweli Mohamed Ali responds to questions about freedom and protection of journalists in Somalia on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Former prime minister of Somalia visits Minneapolis with hopeful outlook

Published February 11, 2013

  The former prime minister of Somalia, who oversaw the drafting of the new constitution and helped lead the country toward stabilization, visited Minneapolis over the weekend. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali,...

New complex aims for affordability

Published February 5, 2013

There’s another apartment complex springing up near the University of Minnesota, but it isn’t as high end as other new developments. The unnamed Dinkytown project will have 12 townhome-style...

Garrett McNamara breaks world record surfing 100-foot wave

Published January 31, 2013

45-year-old Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara reportedly broke the world record for largest wave ever surfed after crushing a 100-footer in Nazaré, Portugal on Monday. If the claims are validated,...

Voting process may shut out students

Published January 29, 2013

Residents in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood will vote on a proposed noise barrier for Interstate 35W in April, but University of Minnesota students may not have much say. Due to the weighted voting process...

Cedar-Riverside to get $700K revitalization

Published January 23, 2013

Cedar-Riverside  residents are going to see some changes in the coming years. The second phase of the neighborhood revitalization plan for Cedar-Riverside was approved by the Minneapolis City Council...

New apartment in the works by 35W

Published January 22, 2013

The large plot of dirt on University Avenue between the Interstate 35W and 10th Avenue bridges will soon make way for a new apartment building. According to Kelly Doran, owner of Doran Companies, the 200-unit...

Surly jumping hoops to Prospect Park site

Published January 18, 2013

The popular Twin Cities beer company Surly has been working toward a brewery in Minneapolis for quite some time now. According to the Star Tribune, the brewers have chosen a 7.4 acre site...