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Lawmakers draw their redistricting battle lines

Published May 4, 2011

One day after rolling out their initial proposal, members of the state House Redistricting Committee met to discuss the plan that many Democrats âÄî both in the Legislature and in the community...

Police: series of spring robberies could be related

Published May 3, 2011

When Walter Library closed at midnight late one night last week, University of Minnesota sophomore Tyler Anderson packed his books into his bag and made his usual walk home. But a block before Anderson...

Hit-and-run driver charged for murder

Published April 26, 2011

A Roseville, Minn., man was charged with intentional second-degree murder Monday in the April 15 hit-and-run that killed University of Minnesota student Ben Van Handel and injured two others. According...

A Hennepin County Sherifs deputy walks a bomb-sniffing dog into the Science Teaching & Student Services building Monday afternoon on the East Bank.

STSS building re-opened after bomb threat

Published April 25, 2011

The Science Teaching and Student Services Building has re-opened after a bomb threat cleared the building Monday. The University of Minnesota evacuated the building after receiving an email bomb threat...

Man charged with murder in hit-and-run that killed Ben Van Handel

Published April 25, 2011

A Roseville man was charged with second-degree murder Monday in the hit-and-run in the early hours of April 15 that killed University of Minnesota student Ben Van Handel and injured two others. According...

Woman reports peeping tom at Middlebrook Hall

Published April 20, 2011

\Early Monday morning, one Middlebrook Hall residentâÄôs shower ended abruptly when she spotted someone reaching a camera phone over the small gap between the stallâÄôs sidewall and the...

Kowsar Abdi, left, and Muna Ali, right, are students of the Minneapolis Police Department Somali Youth Citizens’ Academy. The police held a citizens’ academy to explain how they do their job and learn more about the community.

Area youth take notes from Minneapolis cops

Published April 18, 2011

Ali Salen and his classmates were just a couple rooms away when the call came into dispatch, alerting Minneapolis police that two men had been shot outside of the Brian Coyle Center in the Cedar-Riverside...

U to automate parking ramps, cutting jobs

U to automate parking ramps, cutting jobs

Published April 14, 2011

Beginning in late May, the University of Minnesota will roll out automated pay machines in parking ramps and garages, in turn cutting about 65 campus jobs. The new machines will save the University $1.4...

Vandal tags Knoll Area statue of John Pillsbury

Published April 13, 2011

âÄúWho?âÄù is the tag one curious vandal chose to mark in red spray paint on an on-campus statue of John Pillsbury sometime last week. The University of Minnesota Police Department has...

Pawlenty names campaign manager for presidential bid

Published April 11, 2011

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty's exploratory committee announced Monday that political strategist Nick Ayers will head the team's presidential campaign. During the 2010 election, Ayers was the executive...

Parenting takes a toll on health, study shows

Published April 11, 2011

As if childbirth and nights spent coddling a crying baby werenâÄôt enough, a new study from the University of Minnesota shows that new moms have worse diets and get less exercise than women without...

Parenting can take a toll on health, study shows

Published April 11, 2011

As if childbirth and nights spent coddling a crying baby werenâÄôt enough, a new study from the University of Minnesota shows that new moms have worse diets and get less exercise than women without...

STD cases on the rise in Minnesota

Published April 6, 2011

The number of sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota reached a record high in 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Last year there were 17,760 reported...

U students stop attempted suicide

Published April 6, 2011

A group of students rushed to the aid of a man as he climbed the railing on a walking bridge over Washington Avenue in front of Coffman Union in an attempted suicide Tuesday afternoon. Two students crossing...

Judge throws out genocide ‘blacklist’ case

Published March 31, 2011

A U.S district court judge ruled Tuesday that the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies acted legally when it created a âÄúblacklistâÄù labeling...

Protesters stage sit-in at U tower

Published March 30, 2011

For two days a peaceful group of protesters has occupied the West Bank, settling into the lounge in the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Social Sciences Building. The group decided to occupy the space...

Graduate student Stephen Miller stands next to his Honda Civic Monday afternoon outside his apartment off of University Avenue. The back window of Miller’s Civic was smashed and the burglar went through the back door to steal Miller’s iPod. Miller’s car and multiple others in the lot were broken into the Tuesday night of spring break.

U area a hot spot for theft and break-ins

Published March 29, 2011

As Stephen Miller strolled out to his car off University Avenue earlier this month, he was stunned to find his back window shattered, belongings scattered all over the seat and his iPod missing. While...

Como burglar settles for a soda

Published March 24, 2011

Minutes after smashing in the window at Planet Beach on Como Avenue early Monday morning, a burglar dressed in grey and black rummaged through the cash register before leaving with his only loot âÄî...

U Alumni President makes 40 under 40 list

Published March 21, 2011

Alongside some of the state's best artists, civil rights adovocates and entreprenuers in this year's Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal list of the top 40 under 40 was University of Minnesota Alumni...

Underground U lab fire mostly extinguished

Published March 21, 2011

After three days of around-the-clock work, crews have almost completely extinguished a fire that had been burning since Thursday in the Soudan Mine between the surface and the University of Minnesota research...

Gophers dump WCCO after 68 years on the air

Published March 10, 2011

The University of Minnesota athletics department has ended its near 70-year relationship with WCCO radio. Starting this fall, Gopher football coverage will move to Clear ChannelâÄôs KFAN (simulcast...

Two profs indicted in Georgia for fraud

Published March 10, 2011

Two University of Minnesota professors were indicted Tuesday by a Georgia county grand jury for an alleged scheme to continue to receive payments from former employer Georgia Tech after starting work at...

Prospect Park named a top spot for old houses

Published March 9, 2011

Prospect Park, a neighborhood best known for it's fabled "Witch's Hat," has recently been named one of This Old House's Best Old Neighborhoods of 2011. The website recognized the neighborhood for it's...

Gopher sports say so long to WCCO

Published March 9, 2011

The University of Minnesota Athletics Department has ended its relationship WCCO radio and will move broadcasts of Gopher football, men's and women's basketball and men's hockey to three new stations starting...

Two U professors indicted for fraud in Georgia

Published March 9, 2011

Georgia prosecutors have charged two University of Minnesota professors of fraud for being on two universities payrolls simultaneously. Fancois Sainfort and Julie Jacko were alledgedly receiving payments...

University juggling club’s locker, equipment stolen

Published March 2, 2011

âÄúMortificationâÄù was the word University of Minnesota Juggling Club President Sean Radcliffe used to describe the realization that the lockers housing the clubâÄôs equipment,...

Protesters disrupt UnitedHealth Group CEO’s campus speech

Published March 2, 2011

A group of about two dozen protesters disrupted a sold-out speech by UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley on Tuesday at the McNamara Alumni Center. The protests, organized by TakeAction Minnesota, were...

Dinkytown hit- and-run driver not charged

Published February 16, 2011

The driver who hit University of Minnesota student Stephanie Werner and left her lying in a Dinkytown intersection with a broken leg will not be charged with a hit-and-run. Within an hour after running...

Party law has quiet first year in Minneapolis

Published February 15, 2011

Little has been heard of MinneapolisâÄô social host ordinance since the fervent debate over the measureâÄôs pros and cons that culminated in its passage last year. While city officials...

Dinkytown hit-and-run hospitalizes U student

Published February 9, 2011

A University of Minnesota student is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center after being run over by a car while crossing the Fourth Street Southeast Bridge over Interstate 35W on Monday night. Stephanie...

Judge rejects most of SweeTango suit

Published February 7, 2011

A judge has thrown out nearly every count against the University of Minnesota in the case over its new apple, the SweeTango, and ordered the two sides into mediation to discuss the unresolved issues. The...

Judge orders mediation between U and apple growers

Published February 4, 2011

A judge has thrown out nearly every count against the University of Minnesota in the case over its new apple, the SweeTango, and ordered the two sides into mediation. In his ruling, released Friday, Hennepin...

Two minors busted for drinking at Sigma Alpha Mu

Published February 2, 2011

Minneapolis police responded to an assault call early Sunday at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and instead found two minors who did not belong to the fraternity drinking there âÄî a violation of...

Mpls woman charged with attempting to mail puppy

Published February 1, 2011

A Minneapolis woman has been charged with animal cruelty for sealing a 4-month-old puppy inside of a box to be shipped, according to an article on the Star Tribune's website. Postal workers became suspicious...

Police use decoy cars to bait thieves

Published January 31, 2011

Minneapolis police have had an advantage on car thieves for 12 years âÄî by beating them at their own game. A program with what police call "bait cars" begins when police park decoys all over the...

Restaurant robbed over weekend

Published January 26, 2011

A robber held up Stadium Village chicken fingers staple Raising CaneâÄôs on Sunday morning, also robbing a staff member in the process. The suspect fled the scene and has not been apprehended,...

Woman assaulted on Washington Ave.

Published January 26, 2011

A middle-aged woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery Wednesday afternoon outside of the ArbyâÄôs on Washington Avenue. Witnesses said the woman was just leaving CSL Plasma after making...

70 percent of Hennepin County inmates on drugs when booked

Published January 26, 2011

If you happen to find yourself at Hennepin County Jail, the odds are that seven of the ten inmates around you were booked while on illegal drugs, according to an article in Tuesday's Star Tribune. The...

$3,000 stolen from Erbert and Gerbert’s

Published January 24, 2011

Minneapolis police are looking for burglars who made off with about $3,000 from the Erbert and GerbertâÄôs Subs and ClubsâÄô safe early Tuesday morning in Dinkytown âÄî and it wasnâÄôt...

Goldy wins national mascot competition

Published January 20, 2011

Goldy Gopher topped all other mascots this past weekend at the 2011 College Cheerleading and Dance Team Championship, taking home first place in the Division 1A mascot competition. Competing against more...

Man robbed at Dinkytown ATM

Published January 20, 2011

A man was robbed in front of an ATM in Dinkytown early Thursday morning. While withdrawing money from the U.S. Bank ATM at 14th Avenue and Fourth Street Southeast, the victim, 19, was grabbed by a man...

SUV crashes outside Coffman

Published January 19, 2011

An overturned Lexus SUV was quickly cleared after it hit a snowbank and slid for about 20 feet before flipping in front of the eastbound Coffman Union bus stop shortly before 11 a.m. The driver experienced...

Former Gopher Eric Decker’s GQ Spread

Published November 13, 2010

Eric Decker made his return to the University of Minnesota this month. The trip home, however, was not to help his frustrated former teammates but rather to don duffle coats for a GQ photo shoot. The piece...

MPR, Humphrey Institute to review polling procedures

Published November 11, 2010

As Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer gear up for a recount in MinnesotaâÄôs gubernatorial election, pollsters at Minnesota Public Radio and the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs...

U scientists find definitive indicator of PTSD

Published November 1, 2010

After years of research and months of fine tuning, researchers at the University of Minnesota said they have found a definitive way of identifying post-traumatic stress disorder. Last January, researchers...

Members of College Republicans Jackie Caston (left) and Morgan Ihle protest the Obama rally on Saturday on University Ave SE.

Opponents stay active during Obama’s visit

Published October 25, 2010

Under an overcast sky just down the street from TCF Bank Stadium, a long line of people waited for President Barack ObamaâÄôs visit in support of DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton on Saturday...

Other candidates busy as Obama rallies at U

Published October 23, 2010

The spotlight was solely on President Barack ObamaâÄôs campus visit Saturday for DFL candidate Mark Dayton, but that didnâÄôt mean the other candidates in the governorâÄôs race...

Senior Architect James Litshiem explains the plans for restoration on Tuesday in Northrop Auditorium.

Architect talks U’s best bldgs.

Published October 20, 2010

ItâÄôs hard to miss the towering cranes at work outside the Weisman Art Museum or the construction vans surrounding Folwell Hall, but it would take more than a careful eye to catch the roughly...

The Price of Pride

The Price of Pride

Published October 19, 2010

It costs the University of Minnesota thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of work each year to boast one of the nationâÄôs top mascots. Goldy Gopher is expected to make about 500 appearances...

Technician Dwayne Jackson checks the blood alcohol level of a recently admitted patient October 1st at the American Indian Community Development Corporation’s Detox Center.

Dumped in detox

Published October 11, 2010

  For some, the white halls and orange scrubs at the detox center at 1800 Chicago Ave. can start to feel like home. For the dozens of University of Minnesota students brought there each year, however,...

Squirrel causes power outage

Published September 21, 2010

More than 8,000 Xcel Energy customers on the West Bank campus and in the Como neighborhood lost their power Tuesday evening. The culprit? A squirrel. The outage occurred at about 5 p.m. when a squirrel...

Jeff Martin of Thief River Falls, Wisc., reads the sky markers at the Tribal Nations Plaza at TCF Bank Stadium in July. The Shokapee Mdewakanton Sioux Community donated $10 million for the display, which commemorates tribes across the state.

Into second year, Plaza is a success

Published September 14, 2010

On a hot July day the sun beat down on the 50,000-plus empty seats in the out-of-season TCF Bank Stadium. Just outside the gates stood Bill and Esther Chosa, who were impressed not by their first glimpse...

U of M students help free a man convicted in deadly Toyota crash

Published August 11, 2010

After spending 2 1/2 years in prison, a man convicted of vehicular homicide was set free last week in part because of work done by a group at the University of Minnesota Law School. Before the local Innocence...

New STSS Building opens its doors

New STSS Building opens its doors

Published August 4, 2010

It’s the still-wet paint and ongoing interior sprucing in the Science Teaching and Student Service Building that accounts for what CLA Career Services advisor Brian Long called the "new car smell"...

U endowment takes a dive

Published August 4, 2010

The recent economic recession has bruised endowment funds at nearly every college and university throughout the United States, and the University of Minnesota is no exception. The University’s endowments...

Student ticket sales slump, half unsold

Published July 28, 2010

This time last year, the Gopher football team was coming off a winning season and entering its first year of play at the newest stadium in college sports. But one year after football’s highly touted...

Water damages cost the U

Water damages cost the U

Published July 21, 2010

For the second time in two weeks, meager rainfall transformed a storm drain into a nearly three-foot high geyser, resulting in leakage that caused at least $26,000 in damage to Weaver-Densford Hall. In...

Northrop area nominated as historical site

Published July 14, 2010

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted last Wednesday to nominate the Northrop Mall District to be the next University property on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mall will join...

U plans to reinvest profits for research

Published July 8, 2010

  The University of Minnesota is hoping $20 million of commercialization profits will strengthen future research. President Bob Bruininks said at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting that the...

Regents vote to nominate Northrop Mall as Historical Place

Published July 7, 2010

The University Of Minnesota Board Of Regents voted Wednesday to nominate the Northrop Mall district to the National Register of Historical Places. In 1997 the Mall was designated as a Regents Campus Historical...

More than 100 spectators gather at the base of the Stone Arch Bridge to watch fireworks over St. Anthony Main Sunday.

Business booms for fireworks company

Published July 7, 2010

As some Minnesotans feared a Fourth of July storm would dampen their boating or grilling plans, Dale Nowak of Pyrotechnic Display Inc. and his crew rushed to prepare their fireworks for a rain-or-shine...

U must gear up for life after stimulus

U must gear up for life after stimulus

Published June 30, 2010

After years of bouncing between jobs, 29-year-old Andy Wenkel thought he had found some job security doing custodial work at the University of Minnesota. But the University hired Wenkel as a building/grounds...

Bruininks talks Big Ten, budget and apples

Published June 30, 2010

University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks sat down with The Minnesota Daily last week to talk about his controversial budget plan that was passed by the Board of Regents and other recent events...

Dave Bedford, head of apple breeding the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Apple House, bites into an apple.

Apple growers suing University

Published June 23, 2010

While apple lovers throughout the state were enjoying the University of MinnesotaâÄôs new apple last fall, the SweeTango developed a very different reputation among apple growers. Last fall, apple...

Nebraska receives Big 10 scholastic perks

Published June 23, 2010

  In the coming years, University of Minnesota students will not only be able to watch Gopher-Cornhusker football games, but they’ll also be able to share in the research and take classes offered...

Regents approve final 2011 budget

Published June 23, 2010

Budget cuts, tuition hikes and course reductions have all been officially approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents amid tight budget constraints. The tough decisions in University President...

Regents take final vote on budget

Published June 22, 2010

Budget cuts, tuition hikes and course reductions have all been officially approved by the University Of Minnesota Board of Regents amid tight budget constraints. The tough decisions in President Bob Bruininks’...

Nebraska joins Big Ten; U expects to renew rivalry

Published June 16, 2010

This weekend, an expected move made the University of Nebraska the 12th member of the Big Ten conference. The addition will not only round out the conference, allowing it to play a football championship...

Regents review ugly cuts

Published June 16, 2010

University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks received varied reviews Monday for the University’s proposed budget, which includes increasing tuition, cutting courses and laying off faculty. At...

Nebraska officially applies to join Big Ten

Published June 11, 2010

The University of Nebraska has reportedly applied to join the Big Ten and become the conferenceâÄôs 12 member.The announcement came Friday on the last day of a rumored ultimatum issued to Nebraska...

Board of Regents appoints Presidential Search Committee

Published June 10, 2010

After much discussion, the University Of Minnesota Board of Regents has appointed 12 members to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. Over the next few months, the committee will be responsible for...

U set to tighten belt, raise tution

Published June 9, 2010

For the second consecutive year, the University of Minnesota faces a budget crisis. On Thursday, the Board of Regents will discuss University President Bob Bruininks’ recommendations for correcting...

U professors’ oil spill solution for rivers has fallen on deaf ears

Published June 9, 2010

In the summer of 1992, a train traveling across a bridge over the Nemadji River, a tributary of Lake Superior, derailed, sending several of its cars into the river and spilling 34,000 gallons of crude...

Pac-10 could force Big Ten to act fast on expansion

Published June 9, 2010

A busy few days, complete with private meetings, ultimatums and pleading, has assured one thing âÄî the slow-moving, speculative threat of a minor athletic conference re-shuffling is over. Replacing...

U internal investigation clears coach J Robinson

Published May 26, 2010

University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson did not violate NCAA rules by purchasing and selling real estate from and to former wrestlers, according to a five-month internal University investigation...

UMR students get involved in university development

Published May 26, 2010

Selecting a university mascot is not a momentous task for most students, but for those at the University of Minnesota-Rochester, the opportunity is yet another indication of their involvement in the schoolâÄôs...

The search is on for next president

Published May 14, 2010

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents launched the search Thursday for President Bob BruininksâÄô successor, who they hope to select by the end of the year. The board questioned Bill Funk...

Student senate seeks to amend U absence policy

Published May 6, 2010

The University of Minnesota Student Senate held their final meeting of the school year Thursday, knowing resolutions would need to be passed, or wait until the fall. A month after the group failed to have...

Students fill the Hmong Minnesota Student Association office Tuesday in Coffman Union.

Student groups struggle for space

Published May 4, 2010

With textbooks propped open and microwavable dinners still steaming, members of the Hmong Minnesota Student Association gathered in their room 226 cubicle located in Coffman Union, a valued space among...

After 5 years of involvement, MSA speaker resigns

Published May 4, 2010

After receiving a standing ovation at Minnesota Student Association forum, third-year speaker Mark Lewandowski moved to the next item on the agenda: appointing his successor. For three years, Lewandowski...

MSA selects reps to regents

Published May 2, 2010

A new group of student representatives to the Board of Regents from throughout the University of Minnesota system have been selected for the 2010-11 academic year. The four Twin Cities representatives,...

MSA encourages green initiatives

Published April 27, 2010

The Minnesota Student Association passed two resolutions Tuesday evening, both of which put student support behind initiatives to reduce classroom waste at the University of Minnesota. Together, the resolutions...

Paul Buchel speaks during the MSA meeting on Tuesday in the St. Paul Student Center.

MSA to establish fees task force

Published April 20, 2010

Minnesota Student Association members used their annual forum, held Tuesday evening on the St. Paul campus, to move through a weighty agenda. The forum voted to pass a resolution that will establish a...

Vice Provost of Student Affairs Jerry Rinehart Jerry Rinehart speaks at the annual hearing designed to allow students to appeal decisions made by the Student Service Fees Committee at Coffman Memorial Union on Monday.

Rinehart to rule on funds

Published April 12, 2010

Students took their last opportunity Monday afternoon to publicly protest fee recommendations made by the Student Services Fees Committee. âÄúThis was one of the more controversial fees processes...

Sarah Shook and Ryan Kennedy win MSA and GAPSA elections

Published April 8, 2010

Sarah Shook and Brandon Cofield won the Minnesota Student Association on-campus elections, beating out a four-candidate field that included current MSA President Paul Strain. The Graduate and Professional...

Quorum rules block Student Senate vote

Published April 1, 2010

The University of Minnesota Student Senate will not be able to pass an amendment to absence policies this school year because of a parliamentary dispute at their Thursday meeting. Proxy-senator Sean Niemic...

MSA candidates face off in debate

Published March 30, 2010

Candidates for Minnesota Student Association president and vice president gathered Tuesday night in front of a patchwork crowd comprised mostly of campaign teams to debate. Vice presidential candidates...

Candidates gear up as MSA election nears

Published March 29, 2010

Candidates for president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association are fighting both for office and to increase dismal election turnouts that have haunted past elections. Candidates elected...

A cyclist and moped ride amidst pedestrians on Church Street on Wednesday. MPIRG is attempting to designate a bike lane that would run down Church Street to avoid injuries.

Bike lane proposed for Church St.

Published March 24, 2010

For bikers at the University of Minnesota, a trip down the stone-paved Church Street can require slowing to a walkerâÄôs pace or weaving between pedestrians. The Minnesota Public Interest Research...

U students continue studies in Chile

Published March 10, 2010

When University of Minnesota student Andrew Somers selected Chile for his study abroad program, he didnâÄôt realize he would be there for the worst natural disaster in the countryâÄôs recent...

Rochester gains Student Senate seat

Published March 7, 2010

The imminent development of a student government at the University of Minnesota-Rochester is assuring the maturing student body that it is keeping up with the growth of the campus itself. Four years after...

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Niemic observes Fees Committee public hearing

Published March 4, 2010

The Administrative Unit Fees Committee held its annual public hearing Wednesday night with former chairman Sean Niemic as an audience member rather than as a committee chairman. The committee announced...

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly President Kristi Kremer speaks to the U of M fees committee at Coffman Union Memorial Hall on Tuesday.  The committee denied GAPSA over $300,000 in funding because they missed an application deadline.

Student groups speak out about reduced funds

Published March 3, 2010

Student groups gathered Tuesday night to declare their displeasure with initial fee recommendations by the Student Organizations Fees Committee. The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly was one of...

Fees committee votes out chairman

Published March 1, 2010

A new committee member is acting as chairman of the Administrative Unit Fees Committee, a subcommittee of the Student Services Fees Committee that allocates over $24 million in mandatory student fees to...

Thomas Hoffman, left, and Sofia Aedo both have relatives and friends living in Chile.

Chile quake hits home for students

Published February 28, 2010

Soon after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake shook the streets of Chile, the reverberations were felt on the University of Minnesota campus. Chile is home for junior Sofia Aedo, who spent most her life there....

MSA seeks to amend social host ordinance

Published February 23, 2010

Weeks after voting down a resolution to support the social host ordinance, which was approved by the City Council on Feb. 12, MSA will attempt to use the ordinance to provide medical amnesty to students....

Bruininks meets with Student Senate

Published February 19, 2010

University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks met with Student Senate representatives Thursday to discuss the budget, the bonding bill and current University projects. Bruininks, 18 days removed from...

Nick Owens remembered at wake

Published February 18, 2010

Friends and family gathered Wednesday night at Gearhart Funeral Home in Coon Rapids, Minn., for 22-year-old University of Minnesota student Nick OwensâÄô wake. Owens was found dead Saturday afternoon...

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Alternative political groups utilize media

Published February 15, 2010

At the University of Minnesota, several political student groups operate outside of the College Republicans and DLF at the U of M. Grace Kelley is head of Students for a Democratic Society, a student group...

Left: Andrew Pederson is president of DFL at the U of M. Right: Juliana Feldhacker is president of College Republicans.

Partisan groups aim to reignite political fervor

Published February 14, 2010

Both Juliana Feldhacker and Andrew Pederson hoped to get involved at the University of Minnesota when they arrived as transfer students. They now head the two most organized politically based student groups...