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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 Meara Cummings

Vikings projects announced

Published May 7, 2014

Slacklines in Van Cleve Park, increased lighting in campus neighborhoods and a youth program in Cedar-Riverside are a few of the projects that received funding from the 2014 Good Neighbor Fund. This year,...

Neighborhood event supports seniors

Published April 28, 2014

When senior citizens in the Southeast Como, Marcy-Holmes and Prospect Park neighborhoods need assistance living at home, they turn to Southeast Seniors. At the third annual Celebrate Southeast event Saturday,...

Como resident and property owner Mary Kay Dooley expresses her concerns and ideas for the community at a forum at Van Cleve Community Center on Thursday.

Public forum addresses area concerns

Published April 21, 2014

City officials were on hand as community members discussed ways to make the University of Minnesota area more livable Thursday. At a forum hosted by the University District Alliance and Minneapolis Regulatory...

Marcy-Holmes locks in new plan

Published April 16, 2014

The Marcy-Holmes master plan update, which will guide growth and development in the neighborhood, was released Wednesday for public comment. The 2014 update to the master plan incorporates the in-progress...

The apartment complex The Bridges is under construction at University and 10th avenues southeast and is set to open this fall.

Apartment boom pushes fixes

Published April 15, 2014

While the luxury apartment complexes popping up around the University of Minnesota give students more housing options, off-campus property owners are confident they can compete with the new development. Landlords...

Minneapolis examines changing sidewalk sales ordinance

Published April 14, 2014

A revamp of the Minneapolis sidewalk sales ordinance is moving forward at City Hall, with the changes passed by the Planning Committee on April 7th, reported. The existing ordinance does not permit...

Solar panel installations are looking to expand throughout the community with projects such as the Southeast Como Improvement Associations effort to survey flat roofs in the area for solar panel implementation, or other sustainable alternatives including green roofs or beekeeping.

Bees, solar and gardens coming to roofs

Published April 3, 2014

Solar panels, vegetation and buzzing bees could all appear on Southeast Como roofs this summer. The Southeast Como Improvement Association received a $3,000 grant from Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs,...

Como community garden hopes to grow

Published March 26, 2014

The corner of 22nd Avenue Southeast and Fairmount Avenue Southeast may not look like much now, but come summer, the plot will be full of growth, vegetables and community. This spring marks the fourth season...

TCE still vexing for Como

Published March 12, 2014

The Southeast Como Improvement Association is not satisfied with how General Mills and local agencies have addressed the trichloroethylene, or TCE, vapor issue in the neighborhood. Members announced SECIA’s...

 SCAPE Landscape Architecture designs new Mississippi waterfront parks

City to redefine Mississippi area

Published March 6, 2014

The Mississippi River defines the Twin Cities, winding alongside downtown Minneapolis and cutting through the University of Minnesota campus. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is aiming to redefine the...

Val Birkeland, 13, and Kayla Birekland, 8, watch their balls roll near the hole at the U.S. Bank Skyway Open Sunday, a putt-putt golf course located in downtown Minneapolis skyways.

Students help design skyway mini-golf

Published February 24, 2014

Minneapolis residents golfed their way through the city’s neighborhoods this weekend, putting past bridges, parks and a windmill without ever leaving the downtown skyway. The theme of the 18-hole...

Groups vie for Vikings money

Published February 19, 2014

The applications are in for donations from the Minnesota Vikings to the 2014 Good Neighbor Fund, with projects ranging from coaching community sports to painting murals along the river. Neighborhood, business...

Instructor Mary Brandl demonstrates how to use your arm as a weapon in the case of self defense at Pratt Elementary School on Tuesday evening.

Police lead defense courses to mend student disconnect

Published February 12, 2014

With increased concerns over crime this year, many University of Minnesota students say there’s a disconnect between the students and police force. The Minneapolis Police Department hosted a self-defense...

Como residents worried about TCE health risks

Published February 3, 2014

While a report showed cancer rates are normal in the Southeast Como neighborhood, residents are concerned about other health risks from the trichloroethylene, or TCE, soil vapors contaminating the area. The...

Students respond to crime with social media

Published January 30, 2014

Whether it’s to help inform students or make them laugh, social media accounts are popping up in response to recent crime on and around campus. University of Minnesota students are using the Internet...

Block leader program looks to students

Published January 21, 2014

Block leaders came from the Marcy-Holmes, Southeast Como and St. Anthony neighborhoods near the University of Minnesota last week to learn about crime prevention and community building. No students attended. Block...

Hodges pushes for Minneapolis transit investments, including streetcars

Published January 17, 2014

Transportation in Minneapolis provides residents with the opportunity to get from point A to point B more easily. Mayor Betsy Hodges is making transit investments a major priority for the city, according...

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