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Nonprofit brings neighborhoods into focus

July 11, 2007

A local nonprofit group is working to sharpen the image of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood by supplying professional photographers to help document the changing population of the area. "What's New?" is a...

New amendment limits the size of homes surrounding the University

July 10, 2007

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed the "McMansion" amendment Friday, or the "McDorm" amendment as Ward 2 Councilman Cam Gordon described it. The new ordinance would limit the size of new houses...

Como neighborhood takes steps to prevent crime

June 20, 2007

In response to high crime in the Southeast Como area last fall, neighborhood organizations and city officials are working to curb potential crime in the upcoming months. Several groups of students were...

Minneapolis toughens panhandling ordinance

June 20, 2007

George Robertson laid carpet for 30 years until he injured his knee. His increased drinking started a downward spiral, which brought him to panhandle at Interstate 94 and 25th Avenue South, near the West...

Bringing the Mississippi River to life

June 6, 2007

With the Mississippi River flowing as an artery through campus, some University faculty members want to find a way to circulate ideas about its social history. With the support of a newly awarded grant,...

Streetcars could come to Minneapolis

May 30, 2007

Minneapolis could start to look like "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" in coming years. As part of the Access Minneapolis Plan, a 10-year map for the city's transportation future, Mayor R.T. Rybak commissioned...

Minneapolis expands wireless network

May 23, 2007

Minneapolis is growing with no strings - or wires - attached. The city is moving forward with plans to create a citywide wireless system, with a program in the works to make the Internet affordable for...

State plans traffic revamp

May 4, 2007

Transportation officials recently submitted a proposal to let people pay for reduced commute times. As part of the Urban Partnership Agreement, the Minnesota Department of Transportation applied for a...

Republican Convention brings opportunities for U

May 1, 2007

With a national spotlight to be shining on the Twin Cities in the next few years, the University could get in on the action. The University and the Republican National Committee have not reached an official...

Minneapolis initiates eco-friendly strategies

April 26, 2007

A comprehensive report recently released by the city shows that Minneapolis is headed in a greener direction. In 2003, Mayor R.T. Rybak introduced a sustainability initiative focused on 10 key environmental...

Blarney Pub settles

April 24, 2007

Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown will close periodically in the coming months and pay a hefty fine to the city as a result of underage drinking allegations. Almost 19 months after KMSP-TV provided undercover...

Take Action to urge student engagement

April 19, 2007

Minneapolis is working to provide community members with more meaningful service opportunities, and a program could soon make its way to the University campus. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak partnered with...

Area wants closer stop

April 16, 2007

A West Bank movement pushing for an off-campus light-rail station is gaining support from University members. The proposed light-rail line connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul is entering the preliminary...

Fines intended to reduce false alarms

April 12, 2007

The Minneapolis City Council hopes to free up police for more patrols and faster response times by cracking down on an alarming problem. False burglar alarms in Minneapolis, which keep police from other...

Beware spring parking fines

April 9, 2007

The city will begin spring street sweeping this week and warns residents to pay attention to parking restrictions or risk tagged and towed cars. on the web To find out when your streets will be swept,...

Minneapolis phone line welcomes cab complaints

April 4, 2007

Finance senior Brian Li had no idea his taxi ride to the airport would cost $50, but he said the driver felt justified in claiming a weighty tip on the $36 fare. The driver said he had no change, Li said,...

Tuttle Community School’s closing worries Como residents

April 3, 2007

The Como neighborhood could further struggle to keep families in the area with the likely closure of a southeast Minneapolis school. Tuttle Community School will likely merge with Pratt Elementary, and...

Money does grow on trees, report says

March 30, 2007

There's more green to trees than the leaves. Trees provide shade, store carbon, collect storm water, cut energy costs, block wind and increase property values, all at a benefit to the city. But time is...