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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Kevin Karner

Minorities are growing in politics

Published October 30, 2014

Minnesota’s political sphere is facing analysis as its population continues to diversify. The University of Minnesota’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance hosted a forum Wednesday...

U graduate leads marijuana research

Published October 27, 2014

Research on implementing medical marijuana in Minnesota kicked off this month, and a University of Minnesota public health graduate is heading the charge. Dr. Thomas Arneson, who graduated with a master’s...

Low-key race heats up at the U

Published October 21, 2014

Four candidates vying to be the next Minnesota secretary of state squared off at a debate held on the University of Minnesota campus Monday. The race to become the official who oversees election law and...

Minneapolis gets new sibling in Somalia

Published October 20, 2014

Minneapolis became sisters with a Somali counterpart on Friday — becoming the first city in the country to do so — in an effort to strengthen international ties with Somali-American residents. The...

Contract aims for greener Minneapolis

Published October 20, 2014

Minneapolis’ top energy providers will collaborate with government leaders to meet the city’s sustainability goals, after a City Council vote on Friday and a multi-year campaign from sustainability...

Charter schools may be less effective than public schools

Published October 16, 2014

A higher number of public school students in Minneapolis are choosing charter schools than in the past, but research suggests that the alternative schooling might not be the best option. Charter schools...

DFL seeks student debt relief

Published October 8, 2014

Some state leaders have pledged to extend options for student debt relief in the next legislative session and continue the University of Minnesota’s tuition freeze. The announcement came from members...

New tool maps business clusters

Published October 6, 2014

 Academics, business leaders and federal officials gathered at the University of Minnesota last week to celebrate the release of an online tool that lets users visualize where businesses cluster in...

Higher education neglected in governor race

Published October 2, 2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The first gubernatorial debate of the 2014 election cycle featured partisanship, crowds wielding political signs and campaigns’ continued silence on higher education topics. Gov....

Cues in the hues

Published September 30, 2014

Without any hesitation, Erik Sundberg knew exactly what it meant to be a red or blue state. The University of Minnesota electrical engineering freshman naturally associates colors with liberal and conservative...

Peace Corps revamps application

Published September 25, 2014

When Corey Poland applied to the Peace Corps a few years ago, he asked to volunteer in Latin America so he could improve his Spanish-speaking skills. But instead, the recent environmental science graduate...

Voter event rallies students

Published September 24, 2014

A volunteer dressed as Uncle Sam drove a streamer-adorned golf cart along the Northrop Mall walkway, sifting through the typical mass of students traversing the square Tuesday morning. In front of Northrop...

U, state want more disabled employees

Published September 16, 2014

As a new state directive aims to increase the proportion of state employees with disabilities, the University of Minnesota is hoping to do the same. Gov. Mark Dayton’s executive order issued last...

New regulationss could prevent SE Como oil spills

Published September 11, 2014

New federal regulations could help prevent dangerous oil spills in neighborhoods like Southeast Como near the University of Minnesota where rail lines run. In response to a report that discovered crude...

Students help solar industry find its hot spots

Published September 10, 2014

The solar industry is taking root around the state, and University of Minnesota students are contributing. This summer, a team of University graduate students created a web application to explore viable...

Student threatened with screwdriver, nearly robbed

Published September 5, 2014

A suspect wielding a screwdriver threatened and nearly robbed a University of Minnesota student Thursday afternoon in the Southeast Como neighborhood, according to a crime alert released Friday. The...

Bill to ease money transfers to East Africa

Published September 2, 2014

To Mohamud Abdi, sending money to family and friends is routine. “I don’t think I know a single Somali family who doesn’t send money back home,” the sociology sophomore said, adding...

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