The Minnesota Daily

All content by Luke Feuerherm

Lawmakers draw their redistricting battle lines

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

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

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 Sherif's 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 can take a toll on health, study shows

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 takes a toll on health, study shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Two profs indicted in Georgia for fraud

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...

Gophers dump WCCO after 68 years on the air

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...

Prospect Park named a top spot for old houses

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...

Two U professors indicted for fraud in Georgia

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...

Gopher sports say so long to WCCO

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...

Protesters disrupt UnitedHealth Group CEO’s campus speech

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...

University juggling club’s locker, equipment stolen

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,...

Dinkytown hit- and-run driver not charged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Woman assaulted on Washington Ave.

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...

Restaurant robbed over weekend

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,...

70 percent of Hennepin County inmates on drugs when booked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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,...