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Private photo online revealed to be U regent

Published July 25, 2013

University of Minnesota Board of Regents member and former state legislator Laura Brod confirmed Thursday a private photograph posted of her online was authentic and said in a statement that she intends...

Bill would expand liquor sales at arenas

Published February 25, 2013

  A state legislator introduced a bill Thursday that would allow alcohol sales at Mariucci and Williams Arenas. Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, wants to allow alcohol to be sold to the general...

Bill would allow alcohol in Mariucci, Williams

Published February 21, 2013

A bill introduced in the Minnesota House on Thursday would allow alcohol sales at Mariucci and Williams Arenas, pending Board of Regents approval. Authored by Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, the bill...

Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day registration.

Some student voters have problems at the polls

Published November 7, 2012

  Some University of Minnesota students who preregistered to vote on campus last month had trouble voting Tuesday. Students who said they registered at Wilson and Walter libraries were not on registered...

Bookies estimate Packers-Seahawks game cost bettors upwards of $300M

Published September 25, 2012

Twitter, Facebook and social media sites around the country exploded last night as America watched the controversial call that awarded the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers. But while...

Rybak to speak at DNC tonight

Published September 4, 2012

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is slated to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolinal, according to the Star Tribune. Rybak is the vice chair of the Demcoratic National...

Man dies after jumping off U parking ramp

Published August 22, 2012

A man jumped to his death from the Washington Avenue parking ramp just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. Paramedics declared him dead on the scene, according to University of Minnesota police Deputy Chief Chuck...

Man shot in bathroom of Minneapolis public library

Published June 14, 2012

A man was shot in the back in the bathroom of a Minneapolis public library Thursday. Police have yet to find the unidentified shooter, whose shot paralyzed the victim, according to the Star Tribune. A...

General Mills comes out against marriage amendment

Published June 14, 2012

  The heads of General Mills announced they are opposing the proposed constitutional amendment would ban same-sex marriage. The announcement makes the Minnesota-based food manufacturer one of the...

Voter ID headed to the courts

Published June 7, 2012

  The Minnesota Supreme Court will soon decide if a November ballot question that would require ID at the polls needs to be changed or removed. The contentious ballot question that Republicans...

Washington Ave. bridge closed this weekend

Published June 7, 2012

The Washington Avenue Bridge, connecting the East and West Banks of campus, will be closed for the next two weekends due to work on the upcoming light rail.  In a release sent to the University community...

Cody Lake, left, and roommate Nick Fehst smoke a cigarette on the porch of University House, a sober house in Marcy-Homes neighborhood. Lake will start taking classes at the University this summer.

Back where it started: addiction on campus

Published May 3, 2012

Bridget woke up strapped to a hospital bed after passing out on the sidewalks of Chicago. Steve, clouded by drugs and depression, tried to kill himself one summer morning. Cody’s drug was heroin....

Final higher ed bill includes insurance waiver expansion, U mining program

Published April 26, 2012

  A conference committee passed a handful of provisions relating to higher education policy Wednesday night, with implications for the University of Minnesota. Because the versions of the House and...

For U, millions hang on fate of bonding bill

Published April 18, 2012

  State legislators hope to leave the Capitol in a matter of weeks, and a bonding bill is among many issues yet to be settled. The bill’s fate determines whether the University of Minnesota...

Months-long arbitration between U, custodians is coming to a close

Published April 16, 2012

  After sending their arguments to an arbitrator, the University of Minnesota and its custodial workers now await a decision about their battle over new cleaning practices. The arbitration process...

At least 3 dead in Brooklyn Park

Published April 9, 2012

Three people were shot dead Monday morning in Brooklyn Park at what the Star Tribune is reporting is an in-home day care center. Police said the shooting occured at about 6:30 a.m. and so far no suspect...

Debate ramps up over potential effects of voter ID measure on students

Published April 9, 2012

  With the state Legislature’s recent passage of the voter ID constitutional amendment, the future voting process for college students rests on many factors. And while both sides agree it’s...

Tom Devine was elected the new regent to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Wednesday night inside the House chambers. Devine was elected by the full legislature over Bob Vogel, the other nominee.

Legislature selects U grad to replace Sviggum as regent

Published April 5, 2012

  The Minnesota Legislature selected Tom Devine Wednesday to fill the empty Board of Regents seat. Devine will take over for former Regent Steve Sviggum, who left the board in early March after a...

Committee vote fails to recommend nominee for U board

Published April 4, 2012

Both higher education committees of the state Legislature met together Tuesday night to recommend who should be the next regent at the University of Minnesota — but failed to do so. Three candidates...

Steve Sviggum feeds hay to his cattle Saturday morning at a farm near his home in Kenyon, Minn.  In addition to working as communications director for the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus, Sviggum grows corn and raises cattle with his two brothers.

The man who did too much

Published April 2, 2012

In an old hay shed 40 miles outside of St. Paul, Steve Sviggum stood boot-deep in cow manure on a grey Saturday morning, wrestling a three-week-old calf with a broken leg. He was gentle but firm as he...

Skittles sales rise in wake of Martin’s death

Published March 29, 2012

  Skittles are flying off the shelves, the New York Times reports, but controversy is coming with the bags of brightly-colored candies. In the wake of Florida teen Trayvon Martin’s death, who...

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, breathes a sigh of relief on Saturday at the DFL Convention held at Edison High School in Minneapolis, following the second ballot where she was only three votes short of an endorsement.

DFL endorses Kahn for state House race

Published March 26, 2012

For the 20th time in her 40-year career as a state representative, Rep. Phyllis Kahn won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement as the House candidate for the University of Minnesota area.  After...

Proposal to mandate second student on U board faces opposition

Published March 22, 2012

A bill introduced last week in the state Legislature would require two students sit on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. The bill, which faced stiff opposition Wednesday in the Senate,...

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks with representatives of the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers in her office March 13 in St. Paul, Minn.  Kahn represents house district 59B, which includes the most of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Representing the student bloc: Phyllis Kahn

Published March 21, 2012

  At 74-years-old, Phyllis Kahn hustles around the state Capitol, running from committee to constituent meeting with precious little time in between. A 12-hour work day — leaving time to only...

Regents approve six-year capital plan

Published March 9, 2012

 The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents passed the six-year capital plan for the University Friday morning. The six-year capital plan serves as a long-range projection of what the University...

Tuition reciprocity account proposed

Published March 7, 2012

A bill introduced last week in the state Legislature would change how Minnesota handles its reciprocity funds. Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, presented a bill that would create a new tuition reciprocity...

A bill in the state Legislature would make selling synthetic marijuana products like K2 a felony.

Legislator wants to curb synthetic marijuana sales

Published March 5, 2012

  While the federal government continues the fight over synthetic drugs, a Minnesota state legislator wants harsher penalties for selling them. A bill heard in a state House of Representatives committee...

Mining program could come back to U

Published February 29, 2012

After 40 years, a mining program could return to the University of Minnesota. Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, brought a bill Tuesday to the state House Higher Education and Policy and Finance Committee...

Minneapolis to lose 2 legislators

Published February 28, 2012

For at least the next 10 years, Minneapolis will have fewer state legislators representing the city at the Capitol, which is a concern for some local politicians. Last week, a panel of judges revealed...

School shooting in Ohio leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

Published February 27, 2012

A school shooting Monday left one student dead and four more injured at a high school in Chardon, Ohio. Early reports stated that the gunman began shooting in the school cafeteria with a handgun before...

Dayton elected vice chair of Midwestern Governors Association

Published February 26, 2012

Gov. Mark Dayton was elected vice chair of the Midwestern Governors Association this week in Washington D.C.  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was elected chair out of the nine regional governors present.  In...

New maps alter U-area district

Published February 22, 2012

A panel of judges revealed Tuesday what congressional and legislative district lines will look like for the next 10 years. Every 10 years in Minnesota after the U.S. Census data is released, district lines...

Vikings, University reach tentative deal over Vikings playing at TCF

Published February 21, 2012

  The Vikings and the University of Minnesota have reached a tentative deal on details surrounding the Vikings playing at TCF Bank Stadium. In a potential agreement, the University would add 3,000...

Captain Sam Bellamy, played by Stephen Pearce, makes the rounds at the new exhibit Real Pirates at the Science Museum in Saint Paul.

Pirates invade St. Paul in swashbuckling style

Published February 20, 2012

  The audience watched the screen as a reel of waves crashed over the sides of a sinking 18th century ship. Lightning flashed and thunder crackled. As the film ended, the screen rose to reveal a solid-bronze...

Governor Mark Dayton delivered his State of the State address inside the House chambers on Wednesday evening.

Dayton stresses compromise, jobs and education in speech

Published February 16, 2012

Despite a divided state government and tough economic times, Gov. Mark Dayton is optimistic. Dayton painted a positive picture of Minnesota’s future in his second State of the State address Wednesday...

Bill would slow legislators’ move to Board of Regents

Published February 13, 2012

  A bill introduced in the state Legislature last week would make it harder for former legislators to serve on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. The bill, introduced by Rep. Kate...

Romney wins Maine caucuses

Published February 12, 2012

Mitt Romney won the Maine caucuses Saturday in yet another nonbinding straw poll. Romney won over second-place finisher Ron Paul with 39 percent of the vote in a contest that had only about 5,500 turn...

Late night shooting is Minneapolis’ first homicide of 2012

Published February 11, 2012

A man was shot and killed early Saturday morning in a downtown Minneapolis hotel, according to the Star Tribune. The shooting happened in a room at the Millennium Hotel at around 2:30 a.m. There were several...

Minneapolis City Council opposes marriage amendment

Published February 10, 2012

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted Friday to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage for same-sex couples. The council passed a resolution that demonstrated the...

Proposed bill would make it harder for legislators to serve on the Board of Regents

Published February 10, 2012

A bill introduced Wednesday would make it harder for former legislators to serve on the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Board of Regents. The bill, introduced by Rep. Kate Knuth, DFL-New Brighton,...

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testified for the first time at the Higher Education Policy and Finance committee meeting Thursday at the State Office Building. Kaler presented the 2012 Capitol Budget Request for the University.

Kaler makes pitch to House higher ed committee

Published February 9, 2012

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler returned to the Legislature Thursday to once again make his case for more funding for the University in the upcoming bonding bill. It was Kaler's first trip...

Griffen deputy campaign manager and political science sophomore Johnathon Walker conducts a count during a democratic caucus Tuesday night in Coffman Union.

Santorum wins GOP vote in Minn.

Published February 8, 2012

Rick Santorum won the Minnesota caucuses Tuesday night âÄî a symbolic victory just north from where he won the first caucus of the election season in Iowa a month ago. The former Pennsylvania state...

Mike Griffin, center, tells Paula Alvarez and Maria Bustamante to Like him on Facebook on Wednesday evening during a dorm storm in Middlebrook Hall. Griffin is running against incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn for her District 59B seat.

Griffin, Kahn vie for DFL support in caucuses

Published February 7, 2012

Tuesday marks the official beginning of the election process in Minnesota with the precinct caucuses. Precinct caucuses are held statewide and students, like all citizens, can get involved and demonstrate...

Macalester College graduated and Campus Organizer for Minnesota Public Interest Research Group Joey Dobson testifies against a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to present photo identification to vote.  Dobson testified that the requirement would be difficult to meet for college students, who move frequently.

Voter ID amendment draws opposition to state Capitol

Published February 2, 2012

The controversial voter ID amendment went through its first test at the state Capitol on Wednesday. The Minnesota State Senate Local Government and Elections Committee listened to hours of public testimony...

U study nudges kids toward veggies

Published February 2, 2012

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have published a new study that could help increase vegetable consumption for young children. In the study published online Wednesday in the Journal of the American...

Proposed bill would let 18-year-olds drink in bars

Published February 1, 2012

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, proposed a bill Monday that would allow 18-year-olds to drink in bars and restaurants, but would still deny them the ability to purchase alcohol in stores. The bill...

Kahn introduces bill to lower drinking age

Published January 31, 2012

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, proposed a bill Monday that would allow 18-year-olds to drink in bars and restaurants, but would still deny them the ability to purchase alcohol in stores. The bill...

President Eric Kaler, right, speaks to the media about the Universitys 2012 legislative priorities Friday at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Kaler was joined by the Universitys new special assistant to the president for government relations Jason Rohloff.

Kaler talks U priorities in first Capitol visit

Published January 30, 2012

Eric Kaler is gearing up for his first state legislative session as president of the University of Minnesota. Kaler made his first trip to the state Capitol on Friday to address members of the media on...

Minn. Senate interns to go unpaid

Published January 26, 2012

Due to budget cuts in the Minnesota State Senate, student legislative interns will no longer get paid âÄî effective immediately. Funding for the Senate internship program is being cut, which means...

Senate interns to go unpaid

Published January 25, 2012

Due to budget cuts in the Minnesota State Senate, student legislative interns will no longer get paid âÄî effective immediately. Funding for the Senate internship program is being cut, which means...

Representative Kurt Zellers speaks at the public forums hosted by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance Thursday afternoon in the Cowles Auditorium. The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance is hosting a series of public forums with several of Minnesotas elected officials

Session outlook includes bonding bill, redistricting and Vikings stadium

Published January 24, 2012

The 2012 state legislative session begins Tuesday with legislators set to tackle a multitude of issues in the next three months. Following the longest state government shutdown in recent history and weeks...

Legislators scrutinize MnSCU for sick and vacation time payouts

Published January 23, 2012

Large payouts to the stateâÄôs retiring higher education employees are under the microscope at the Capitol. At a Thursday meeting headed by Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, a legislative subcommittee...

Legislators scrutinize MnSCU payouts

Published January 20, 2012

A group of state legislators grilled higher education officials on large retirement payouts Thursday. At a meeting headed by Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, a subcommittee addressed their concerns that Minnesota...

Sviggum says he won’t step down from board

Published January 19, 2012

University of Minnesota Regent Steve Sviggum, who took a job as the spokesman for the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus Monday, told MPR Wednesday that he would not step down from the Board of Regents...

University of Minnesota journalism junior Mike Slator falls at the start of an elimination round during the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship on Friday in St. Paul.

U students brave Crashed Ice course that drew 80,000 to St. Paul

Published January 17, 2012

Mike Slator stood atop a mountain of ice that wound itself through the hills of St. Paul on Friday night. Thousands of people stood waiting in the crowd. Cameras flashed; his legs were rubber. The gates...

$241M facelift for state Capitol awaits approval in Legislature

Published January 17, 2012

Restorations to the aging state Capitol building in St. Paul took a step forward last week but were met with questions about funding and timing from legislators. The stateâÄôs Capitol Preservation...

Senator-elect Kari Dziedzic hugs Senator Linda Higgins at her election night party Tuesday at Elsies Restaurant in Minneapolis. Dziedzic won the special election for Senate District 59 with 79 percent of the vote.

Dziedzic wins special election for Senate seat

Published January 10, 2012

Kari Dziedzic will be the first new state senator for the University of Minnesota area in almost 30 years. Dziedzic, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate, won the special election Tuesday with an overwhelming...

Augsburg College senior Ben Schwanke phones constituents Thursday in his Stadium Village office . Schwanke will face Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Kari Dziedzic Tuesday in the special election for SD59.

Young Republican Schwanke hopes to defy the odds

Published January 6, 2012

In his small office crammed with cubicles overlooking Washington Avenue in Stadium Village, 21-year-old Ben Schwanke sat Thursday with volunteers and friends planning the last few days of his state Senate...

Romney narrowly grabs Iowa Caucus

Published January 4, 2012

After months of campaigning and debating, Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican Caucus, the first stop of many to narrow down and select the Republican presidential nominee. As the final precinct reported...

Mohamud Noor takes down campaign signs Sunday at Sagal Restaurant and Coffee on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis. Noor came in second in the DFL primary for the SD59 seat.

Noor’s strong showing in DFL primary energizes Cedar-Riverside community

Published December 13, 2011

As Mohamud Noor walked the streets of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood Sunday, locals flocked to greet, hug and kiss him. Last Tuesday, he fell 340 votes short of grabbing the Democratic-Farmer-Labor nomination...

Minneapolis police to rehire laid-off officers

Published December 7, 2011

Minneapolis police plan to rehire nine officers who were laid off after graduating the academy in 2009, according to MPR. The department can afford to rehire the officers after “recent positive budget...

Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

Published December 7, 2011

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, according to the Strib. The sentence ends Blagojevich's three-year battle against corruption charges.  The twice-elected...

DFL primary winner Kari Dziedzic celebrates her victory Tuesday night  at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis.

Kari Dziedzic captures DFL nomination in SD59 primary

Published December 6, 2011

Kari Dziedzic won the DFL primary for Senate District 59 Tuesday, grabbing the Democratic-Farmer-Labor nomination from a field of four other candidates. Dziedzic will square off against Republican candidate...

Custodians’ legal dispute over team cleaning is still brewing

Published December 6, 2011

Four months ago, the University of Minnesota implemented new practices for custodians on campus. Custodians voiced their concerns before the new âÄúteam cleaningâÄù policy went into effect...

Police remove protesters from foreclosed house

Published November 21, 2011

Amid police restrictions and the stateâÄôs first snowfall, Occupy Minnesota protesters holed up in a foreclosed south Minneapolis house for less than 24 hours this weekend before police removed...

Occupy Minnesota protestors took over a foreclosed house in the Corcoran neighborhood Saturday evening.  Protestors left the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday afternoon and remained in the house until police removed them Sunday afternoon and boarded up the windows.

Police remove protesters ‘occupying’ foreclosed house

Published November 20, 2011

Amid police restrictions and the stateâÄôs first snowfall, Occupy Minnesota protesters holed up in a foreclosed south Minneapolis house for less than 24 hours this weekend before police removed...

Local attorney to represent Penn State victims

Published November 17, 2011

Internationally known St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson will represent some of the victims of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, the Strib reports.  Anderson, a Stillwater native, told CBS, "The institutional...

Suspect in White House shooting arrested

Published November 16, 2011

Federal law enforcement authorities arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly shooting at the White House Friday night. One of the bullets struck a window, according to the New York Times. Authorities put Idaho-native...

Give to the Max Day in full swing

Published November 16, 2011

Wednesday marks the third annual "Give to the Max Day" in Minnesota. The one-day "charity blitz," the Strib reports is a 24-hour charity event where Minnesotans across the state can donate to their favorite...

Electrician for the City of Minneapolis Joe Alford clears wires from the downed traffic light Wednesday at the intersection of Huron and University Avenues.

Hit-and-run wrecks stoplights near campus

Published November 16, 2011

A semi-truck destroyed two stoplights on the corner of University and Huron avenues and then fled the scene Wednesday around noon. University police are investigating the hit-and-run. Crews were repairing...

U instructor talks labor and cocoa

Published November 14, 2011

While living in Africa for more than a year, University of Minnesota instructor Heather Hayes saw firsthand the problem of child labor in the chocolate industry that prompted her to bring it into the classroom. According...

Building projects shake classes in Blegen

Published November 10, 2011

Professor Enid Logan and her class sat in silence last Thursday as tremors rumbled through the ceiling and walls of their Blegen Hall classroom. Logan, an associate sociology professor, is one of many...

University research makes case for $5M grant

Published November 8, 2011

The money that the University of Minnesota doles out each year for renewable energy research will come into question at the beginning of the new year. University professors, researchers and graduate students...

Andy Rooney dies at 92

Published November 5, 2011

  Andy Rooney, the crusty, cranky, bushy-browed curmudgeon that gave us a few minutes of insight every Sunday night at the end of 60 Minutes died Friday night, according to the Star Tribune. He was...

Candidates line up for Pogemiller seat

Published November 3, 2011

Eight hopefuls have registered for a chance to fill the state Senate seat that represents the University of Minnesota area. Three of the candidates spoke Wednesday afternoon in Coffman Union at the University...

Pierson drops from Senate race

Published November 3, 2011

One day after speaking to a group of University of Minnesota students about why she should be the areaâÄôs next state Senator, one of seven DFLers vying for Sen. Larry PogemillerâÄôs seat...

No sales tax for Dayton, Zellers against special session

Published November 2, 2011

The nonstop political process to build a new Vikings stadium took another twist Tuesday as Gov. Mark Dayton announced at a press conference that there was not enough legislative support for a half-cent...

Kaler to Gov. Dayton: the U creates jobs

Published October 26, 2011

Gov. Mark Dayton held a summit to address MinnesotaâÄôs need for jobs Tuesday, and higher education played a key role in the discussion. The daylong event in downtown St. PaulâÄôs Crowne...

Dayton and Rybak meet for stadium talk

Published October 25, 2011

While the hunt for the Minnesota VikingsâÄô next stadium drags on, Minneapolis leaders are revisiting the idea of a new stadium near downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and City...

Bachmann brings campaign to Minneapolis

Published October 20, 2011

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will host a presidential campaign fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 27 at the downtown Minneapolis Hilton, according to her website. The event will include a town hall, reception and...

Obama outpaces total GOP campaign funding

Published October 17, 2011

The race for the Republican Party presidential nomination is splintered among a field of candidates fighting each other for attention and fundraiser dollars. Over the weekend, each candidate reported the...

Varsity to host “Policy and a Pint” Wednesday

Published October 12, 2011

Students and graduates will get to voice their (slightly buzzed) opinions tonight at the Varsity Theater as MPR hosts another installment of its “Police and a Pint” series. This time the theme will...

Romney gains steam, Christie’s endorsement

Published October 12, 2011

Just hours before the Republican presidential debate Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to NPR. While fellow Republicans urged Christie to enter...

U to honor Gov. Dayton

Published October 12, 2011

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association will present Gov. Mark Dayton its âÄúAdvocate of the YearâÄù award Oct. 20, citing his support of the University. The association will present...

Courts reach out to citizens for help with redistricting

Published October 10, 2011

MinnesotaâÄôs redistricting process is moving forward, and professor and policy expert Larry Jacobs has a message for University of Minnesota students: âÄúPut down your iPad, and pay attention,âÄù...

Dinkytown Wine & Spirits owner Irv Hershkovitz talks about the store expansion plan Saturday at Dinkytown. The construction is expected to begin in May and the store will re-open in July.

Dinkytown liquor store gears up for massive expansion

Published October 4, 2011

Irv Hershkovitz stood at the base of a towering mountain of Keystone and Busch Light âÄî his monument to the much-needed expansion of his 22-year-old liquor store, Dinkytown Wine and Spirits. The...

Law clinic gives students experience

Published September 29, 2011

For some University of Minnesota Law School students, the stress and power of being responsible for another personâÄôs life can be overwhelming. Second- and third-year law students can enroll in...

Barges are loaded with scrap metal on Monday along the Mississippi Riverbank in North Minneapolis.  The area would be redeveloped into park and wetland under the plan.

City aims to reshape riverfront land

Published September 27, 2011

A long-term plan to reshape the Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis is moving forward. The Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative would add an extensive trail system, new parks and greater public...

Media member Jay Gabler, left and Associated Administrator Gwen Sutter observe the new expanded section at the reopening event Wednesday at East Bank.

18 years in the making, Weisman to reopen Oct. 2

Published September 22, 2011

From the outside, the 8,100 square-foot expansion âÄî marked by new rectangular brick structures and more curved stainless steel at its entrance âÄî was an addition to the Weisman Art Museum. To...

Apple to showcase new iPhone within weeks

Published September 21, 2011

Apple will unveil its newest version of the iPhone October 4, according to AllThingsD, the Wall Street Journal tech blog. AllThingsD said the exact date could change before then but for now sources say...

Iran releases American hikers after more than two years of detainment

Published September 21, 2011

Two American hikers, who had been jailed for over two years as spies in Iran, were released Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattall were sentenced to eight years each...

Hayden clinches DFL nomination

Published September 14, 2011

  Rep. Jeff Hayden defeated five fellow DFLers Tuesday to win his partyâÄôs nomination for the Senate District 61 special election. Democrats lined up for the chance to fill the Senate seat...

Minnesotans Standing Together 9/11 Memorial performers run around with an art bird around the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Across the cities, Minnesotans gather to remember

Published September 12, 2011

Two fire trucks stood on either side of the Minneapolis City Hall clock tower with their ladders raised, together draping a massive American flag that swayed in the cool morning air. The few clouds that...

Candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives Mike Griffin chalks on the bridge Monday near Coffman Union . Griffin promotes his campaign in District 59B, the Universitys district.

2010 grad challenges seasoned Kahn

Published September 7, 2011

  A group of freshmen hurried past Eddy Hall and back to their dorms Monday night. A young man dressed in a black suit coat with a box of brightly colored chalk tucked under his arm stopped them. âÄúHi,...

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