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Como reuse program struggles with funding

August 8, 2012

This fall, Southeast Como’s neighborhood free store may not be an option for students moving off campus. As of Monday, funding had not been secured for Move In/Move Out, the waste reduction project...

Green design project could change U district

August 8, 2012

Neighborhood leaders, University of Minnesota faculty and city officials are taking a sustainable approach in planning the area around the University. The University District Alliance  and Metropolitan...

Disguised robber holds up another bank

August 6, 2012

A man, suspected in a recent string of bank robberies, is believed to have held up another bank Friday while in disguise. Authorities say that the man was wearing sunglasses and a fake rubber nose when...

University Tourism Center studies travel habits for school schedule

August 6, 2012

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Tourism Center say that new data will help policymakers to set a school start date, reported the Associated Press. Studies from the center examined family travel...

Site of deadly fire lacked rental license

August 6, 2012

The owner of a home where a fire occurred last week, killing a tenant, lacked a rental license according to a city spokesman. The Star Tribune reported the home that Jenny Soumountha Syonesa was renting...

MOA crash victim identified

August 6, 2012

The driver of the U-Haul truck that was killed in Mall of America parking lot Friday, has been identified as Raheem Aaron Waheed, according to the Star Tribune. Waheed, 52, died after driving into an area...

Megabus crash kills one passenger, injures dozens

August 6, 2012

A Megabus crashed into an Illinois highway support pillar Thursday, killing one person and injuring dozens more, authorities said. The bus, which was travelling from Chicago to Kansas City, Missouri, crashed...

City Council moves to legalize flea markets

August 6, 2012

Changes to a Minneapolis city ordinance may soon allow flea markets in an effort to encourage more sustainable living habits. The City Council voted Friday to eliminate the ordinance requirement that prevented...

Otter attacks continue in Minnesota lakes

August 6, 2012

Two Minnesota women have been attacked while swimming by otters, within the last month. The two separate attacks occurred in lakes about 60 miles apart and are considered unusual by experts, reported the...

Lollapalooza delayed by severe storm

August 5, 2012

Thousands of concertgoers were forced to evacuate the Lollapalooza music festival Saturday afternoon, after severe thunderstorms hit Chicago. The festival’s performances were delayed around 3:30...

Gunman opens fire in Sikh temple

August 5, 2012

A gunman, who opened fire Sunday, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, was fatally shot after killing at least six people. The shooting began during the temple’s Sunday morning services,...

Humphrey honored at State Capitol

August 5, 2012

Hubert H. Humphrey, former vice president, was honored with a statue Saturday at the State Capitol in St. Paul, by former President Bill Clinton, among other politicians. A bronze statue was dedicated...

The Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, a mass garbage incinerator in downtown Minneapolis, wants to increase the waste burned daily by 212 tons. The move has faced opposition from neighborhood groups and residents.

Garbage-burning controversy remains at a standstill

August 1, 2012

Three years ago, Como residents first questioned the idea of burning more garbage in Hennepin County. Now, after numerous delays, inconsistencies and errors, they are still looking for answers. The process...

City uses students’ work to revamp Cedar-Riverside

July 25, 2012

Three streets in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood are getting a makeover — based on the class work of University of Minnesota students. The City of Minneapolis will use research conducted by three...

Como residents robbed, assaulted by group of men

July 25, 2012

  A man was arrested Sunday after a group robbed, assaulted and chased three Como residents, according to Minneapolis police. One of the alleged victims, a University of Minnesota junior, said he...

City looks to amend rental license rules

July 18, 2012

The proposal of amendments to the Minneapolis rental license revocation ordinance has University of Minnesota residents and landlords asking for higher standards. As part of the proposed amendments to...

Cedar Riverside Youth Council member Kowsar Abdi, second from the right, supervises the chalk drawing station Monday outside the Brian Coyle Center. The CRYC organized the field day Monday as part of a week of events that for Youth Awareness Week.

Council works to empower Cedar-Riverside youth

July 11, 2012

Youth played soccer and sketched chalk drawings on the sidewalks of Cedar-Riverside’s Currie Park on Monday as part of an event organized by their peers. This field day was one part of the third...

Workers from Minnesota Commercial moving the wet quarry sand from the dump site to rail cars Monday at the Minnesota Commercial train yard in St. Paul, Minn. The sand will be transported to Texas where it will be used to make frac sand.

Moving ‘frac’ sand riles up Como

July 3, 2012

Twin Cities residents met last week  to discuss health concerns related to the transportation of frac sand  in Southeast Como  and St. Anthony Park neighborhoods. The city-wide meeting,...

Student liaisons Jonathan Buetner and Carrie Noble play bocce ball during their weekly

Liasons attempt to increase resident involvement

June 26, 2012

Building relationships within the University of Minnesota neighborhoods has long been the goal of the Student Neighborhood Liaisons. Now, they want to rethink their approach in order to get residents more...

Minneapolis Police Department crime prevention specialist Carla Nielson, right, meets with Sherman Associates Inc. employees Friday at new MPD Safety Center located inside Riverside Plaza. From left to right, Abdi Nassan, Tim Frost, Justin Teal and Charles Little discuss plans with Nielson for National Night Out, a community building event held in the neighborhood.

New safety center bridges police-community gap

June 20, 2012

  Since last month’s opening of the Cedar-Riverside/West Bank Safety Center community leaders have been reaching out to diverse communities with the hope of creating a safer community. The center,...

Runner stops breathing, resuscitated at race

June 18, 2012

A 61-year-old man collapsed and stopped breathing Saturday morning, at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth. The runner was in the final mile of the race when he collapsed, reported the Pioneer...

Flooding saves burning home

June 17, 2012

A fire that began in a home near Motley, Minn., led to flooding inside the house, putting out the fire, reported the Pioneer Press. The flooding was reported to have saved the house from being destroyed...

Family calls for legislation after drowning at unguarded beach

June 17, 2012

After last week’s drowning at Cedar Lake, the family of 16-year-old Chiccena Carpenter is calling for legislation that would close all Minnesotan beaches not being watched by a lifeguard. Carpenter...

Rembrandt exhibit comes to Minneapolis

June 17, 2012

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host the largest ever collection of Rembrandt paintings, beginning June 24. The exhibit, “Rembrandt in America,” features the largest number of authentic...

Sonny Schneiderhan stands in her garden Tuesday in front of her Marcy Holmes neighborhood home here she has lived since 1974. Schneiderhan and other long-time residents have expressed frustration with the upkeep of surrounding rental properties.

Increased rentals worry neighborhood residents about property upkeep

June 13, 2012

Long-term residents surrounding the University of Minnesota are concerned as homes shift from being owner-occupied to rental properties. Housing experts have identified a dramatic increase in the conversion...

Thousands lose power in severe storm

June 11, 2012

Severe thunderstorms Sunday night cut power to thousands of residents across the east metro, reported the Star Tribune. A slight risk of severe weather from thunderstorms to hail and a possible tornado...

Cupcake owner named Food Network Champion

June 11, 2012

The owner of the Cupcake bakery and wine bar, Kevin VanDeraa, was named the winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Champions” competition, Sunday night, reported the Pioneer Press. VanDeraa...

Plane, pilot missing in NE Minnesota

June 11, 2012

The search for the pilot of a one-man plane that went missing over northeastern Minnesota has yielded no results, according to the Pioneer Press. The spokeswoman of the Lysdale Flying Service has identified...

3 killed, 3 injured in pool party shooting

June 11, 2012

Three people were killed and three were injured when a gunman opened fire at a pool party Saturday night, near Auburn, Alabama, according to the Associated Press. Desmonte Leonard, 22, is suspected of...

SE Como looks for resident input

June 6, 2012

Southeast Como neighborhood leaders are seeking input from both long- and short-term residents as they draft a plan to reshape the neighborhood, but they haven’t received much of it. Members of the...

Victim identified in St. Paul shooting

June 4, 2012

The victim of a fatal shooting has been identified as a 21-year-old St. Paul man, according to the Star Tribune. Marcelis Lamar Stafford was shot around 10 p.m. Saturday, on the 300 block of Ruth Street,...

Truck crashes into bar, injures 5

June 1, 2012

A pickup truck drove into a bar in Little Canada Wednesday, injuring five people, the Star Tribune reported. A 51-year-old woman crashed the truck into Gordie’s Place around 1:30 p.m., knocking out...

Bicyclist fatally struck on Hwy. 96

June 1, 2012

A 28-year-old man died Thursday morning after being struck by a car on his bicycle near Shoreview, according to the Pioneer Press. Joseph Hunt, of Shoreview, was biking in the eastbound lane of Highway...

School bus crash kills one, injures five passengers

May 31, 2012

A St. Paul school bus crashed into a minivan Wednesday morning, causing a four-car crash and the death of one woman, according to the Pioneer Press. The bus was travelling about 55 miles per hour on Interstate...

Feds have approved Walker’s early job numbers

May 31, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed Wisconsin’s high job creation numbers released by Gov. Scott Walker without federal approval, according to the Washington Post. Walker’s administration...

Southeast Como Neighborhood Improvement Association community organizer Stephanie Hankerson, second from left, demonstrates how to start a worm compost bin May 22 at the FairShare Farm Community Vegetable Garden. The demonstration was part of a series of Skill-Share events to be hosted by members of the garden.

Students, residents garden together

May 30, 2012

With gardening season in full swing, community gardens give students and permanent residents a chance to work together in their neighborhoods. The Southeast Como neighborhood has established a variety...

Students, residents work together on community gardens

May 29, 2012

With gardening season in full swing, community gardens give students and permanent residents a chance to work together in their neighborhoods. The Southeast Como neighborhood has established a variety...