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On last day, candidate drops out

April 15, 2015

On the eve of the all-campus student elections, one of the three candidates contending to be the next Minnesota Student Association president dropped out of the race.   Political science junior Prahith...

Northrop, Aurora vie for funding

March 2, 2015

After receiving just fractions of their funding requests in the first round of student services fees recommendations, supporters of the Aurora Center and Northrop fervently voiced opposition to their proposed...

Obama proposes free community college

January 9, 2015

BY HALEY HANSEN President Barack Obama introduced a plan Thursday evening that would allow students to attend two years of community college for free.   The plan would apply to students who are enrolled...

Drunken driver hits 2 students

December 4, 2014

A drunken driver hit two University of Minnesota students near campus on Monday night, according to a complaint filed in the Hennepin County District Court. Ewan Henry Leask, 26, was charged on Wednesday...

UMPD returns assault rifles

October 13, 2014

The University of Minnesota Police Department is shipping back eight military-grade rifles amid concerns that they may be causing discontent on campus. UMPD received six M-16s and two M-14s in 2006 through...

St. Thomas Adjunct Union Voted Down

July 23, 2014

BY ANNE MILLERBERND  Adjunct faculty members at St. Thomas University have voted not to form a union, according to news sources. The Star Tribune reported that the results, announced Monday,...

Two charged in Anarae Schunk’s death

July 2, 2014

Nine months after Anarae Schunk’s body was found in a rural ditch, two people are facing charges for the University of Minnesota student’s murder. Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, also known as Anthony...

Two face charges in Anarae Schunk’s death

June 28, 2014

Anarae Schunk was stabbed 22 times in a Rosemount townhouse before her body was taken to a ditch in rural Rice County, according to charges filed Friday in the Dakota County District Court. Shavelle Chavez-Nelson,...

Two will be charged in Anarae Schunk’s death

June 26, 2014

Two people will be charged on Friday for the death of University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk. The two suspects who police believe to be involved with her death, Anthony Lee Nelson and Ashley Conrade,...

Obama to expand student loan repayment program

June 8, 2014

BY KENDALL MOON President Barack Obama will announce Monday his plan to help Americans pay off their student loans by expanding the “Pay As You Earn” program, which allows borrowers to pay...

Tuition hikes loom for some

May 8, 2014

Tuition will stay frozen at the University of Minnesota next year, but prices will rise for some students if University President Eric Kaler’s budget proposal passes. Kaler plans to continue the...

University president Eric Kaler discusses the hockey riots, new light rail and his summer plans in his office in Morrill Hall, Monday.

Kaler talks riots, Pitino, adjunct unions

May 7, 2014

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for its monthly “Kickin’ it with Kaler” interview Monday morning. In the last meeting of the semester, the...

New student reps need to speak up

April 30, 2014

Student representatives to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents say next year’s wave of elects should push administrators harder than they have in the past. Eight students throughout...

Adjuncts move to unionize

April 29, 2014

While some adjunct faculty from private colleges around the Twin Cities are moving swiftly to unionize, progress at the University of Minnesota is slower. Adjunct faculty at Macalester College and Hamline...

Macalester adjuncts file for union election

April 25, 2014

Macalester College adjunct faculty are one step closer to becoming unionized. The private school contingent faculty members officially filed for a union election Thursday to join the Service Employees...

For faculty members, the task of getting tenure is growing tougher

April 24, 2014

Getting tenure isn’t easy. University of Minnesota faculty sometimes work for nearly a decade to achieve tenure status. And once they’re through the process, the University can still deny tenure...

Employees take on bullying

April 23, 2014

Bullying isn’t just a problem in middle schools. University of Minnesota officials are addressing bullying in the workplace, but some say the issue stems from the top and the institution’s...

Course evaluation could go public

April 16, 2014

University of Minnesota students may get access to their peers’ course evaluations when registering for classes next year. Some faculty members, administrators and students have pushed for years...

The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents met Friday Oct. 11, 2013, at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Regents: the U’s busiest volunteers

April 14, 2014

In just one day’s time, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents ate a pancake breakfast with state legislators, attended a mock medical school graduation, took part in a statue unveiling...

Storify: Hundreds swarm Dinkytown after Gopher hockey win

April 11, 2014

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April Kickin’ it with Kaler Twitter Questions

April 9, 2014

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Kaler to perform in MinnRoast

April 9, 2014

MinnRoast may be a bit more operationally excellent this year when University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler takes the stage. Kaler will participate in MinnPost's seventh annual song-and-skit variety...

President Kaler talks about the progress of the capital request in the state Legislature at Morrill Hall on Tuesday morning. Kaler said that they will still advocate aggressively to get all of the projects funded.

Kaler talks Borton firing, Brenny verdict

April 2, 2014

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for its monthly Kickin’ it with Kaler interview Tuesday morning. The president discussed the 2014 capital request’s...

The Board of Regents discusses the strategic plan for the University and the institution's role in solving global agricultural and natural resources sustainability challenges on Friday afternoon at McNamara Alumni Center.

Board representatives fight GPA conditions

March 31, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has made it a little tougher to become one of its student representatives — but students leaders say in doing so, the board is overstepping its...

The Board of Regents discusses the strategic plan for the University and the institution's role in solving global agricultural and natural resources sustainability challenges on Friday afternoon at McNamara Alumni Center.

Board reps fight GPA conditions

March 31, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has made it a little tougher to become one of its student representatives — but students leaders say in doing so, the board is overstepping its...

U adds scholarships to boost study abroad numbers

March 25, 2014

Taryn Bitterly applied for a scholarship to study abroad last May, but like many University of Minnesota students, her request was denied. Bitterly had to take out loans and work all semester to help fund...

Faculty, staff join push for diversity

March 13, 2014

Faculty and staff are asking University of Minnesota leaders to help diversify their departments. Nearly 60 faculty and staff members met in Coffman Union on Wednesday, when Vice President for Equity and...

University president Eric Kaler delivers his annual State of the University address, Thursday at Coffman Union. Kaler discussed his plans to increase diversity, security and degree options at the institution to a crowd of 300 students, faculty and staff.

Kaler calls for action in State of the University address

March 10, 2014

In his third State of the University address last week, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler outlined a long list of challenges the institution will tackle in the coming year. Kaler laid out plans...

Chancellor Lendley Black addresses the Duluth campus community about proposed budget cuts on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 in Duluth, Minn.

Struggling UMD adjusts to stay afloat

March 4, 2014

The University of Minnesota is fighting to keep the Duluth campus afloat after sinking enrollment numbers and decreased state funding caused a nearly $10 million budget shortfall this budget cycle. UMD...

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler tests out a physics experiment during a media tour of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on Friday morning.

Kaler preps for the Capitol, Vikings

March 3, 2014

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Friday morning for its monthly Kickin’ it with Kaler interview. The president discussed coach Jerry Kill’s...

Vice President for Equity and Diversity Katrice Albert presents the University's initiatives to increase diversity 
to the Board of Regents on Feb. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

U takes a hard line on diversity

February 27, 2014

At the University of Minnesota, about one in six students is a student of color, and only about one in every 27 students is black. University administrators want to change that. Over the next three years,...

Participants cheer for Mohamud Noor as he discusses his platform at the reconvened precinct caucus event at Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday.

After chaotic caucus, supporters return

February 20, 2014

Mohamud Noor supporters flooded Coffman Union’s Great Hall with a sea of red badges Wednesday night, dotting a crowd of nearly 750 political activists who came together for the second DFL caucus...

U returns rights to students

February 20, 2014

Before Friday, University of Minnesota students didn’t own the rights to the work they created in classes. The University’s Board of Regents approved the policy change at its monthly meeting...

Dean of the Medical School and vice president for health sciences candidate Brooks Jackson speaks at a public interview in Moos Tower October 17, 2013.

Criticism aside, new vice president starts

February 18, 2014

In addition to leading one of the largest medical schools in the nation, Brooks Jackson heads half a dozen colleges and seven administrative divisions at the University of Minnesota. The University’s...

University President Eric Kaler attends the Board of Regents meeting Friday morning at the McNamara Alumni Center. The regents approved a plan for about $4 million in spending on safety initiatives this semester.

Regents OK $4M campus safety plan

February 17, 2014

By the end of the spring semester, University of Minnesota students will see illuminated pathways with increased video surveillance on and near campus. The University’s Board of Regents approved...

Coffman briefly evacuated

February 15, 2014

The University of Minnesota's Coffman Union was closed briefly on Saturday afternoon after students said they smelled gas in the building. The building was evacuated at 3 p.m. and was reopened a half...

Regents OK safety plan, TCF construction

February 14, 2014

At Friday's meeting, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved transferring $4.1 million from the institution's budget into campus safety upgrades.   The funds will cover additional security...

Regents approve TCF construction

February 13, 2014

A University of Minnesota Board of Regents committee approved a plan Tuesday to begin construction on the TCF Bank Stadium to accommodate the Vikings coming in the fall. The full board will vote on the...

No merger, but a closer relationship

February 11, 2014

After a proposed merger drew mixed reactions from the University of Minnesota community, two colleges will strengthen their ties while staying separate. As the search process for deans of the College of...

Dayton picks Tina Smith as running mate

February 4, 2014

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton announced longtime chief of staff Tina Smith as his running mate for the 2014 election Tuesday morning. Smith, whose most notable achievements include helping legislation that authorized...

A lone student treks across the pedestrian mall in subzero temperatures while school was closed Jan. 27.

Staff left out in the cold

February 3, 2014

Despite class cancellations last week, some University of Minnesota employees still had to go to work. Administrators canceled class for faculty and students last Monday and Tuesday due to extreme cold...

Class cancellations rare

January 30, 2014

The University of Minnesota rarely has snow days, but this week’s extremely cold weather forced class cancellations twice. Monday classes and Tuesday morning classes were canceled, while the University...

The lot that Tea House and the Days Inn Hotel occupy at the corner of University Avenue and 25th was recently purchased by the University.

U buys hotel, restaurant’s lease

January 29, 2014

If an elevator breaks down at the Days Inn Hotel, fixing it falls on the University of Minnesota’s shoulders. If owners of the Tea House Chinese Restaurant have tenant concerns, the University gets...

University President Eric Kaler discusses upcoming changes at the University and reviews recent happenings in his Morrill Hall office Friday.

Kaler talks capital request, development

January 27, 2014

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Friday afternoon for its monthly Kickin’ it with Kaler interview. In this semester’s first meeting, Kaler discussed...

Junior Jacob Vasquez demonstrates how he reads notes on his Braille note-taker on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

Software upgrade to increase accessibility

January 23, 2014

Jacob Vasquez couldn’t access parts of his online Spanish homework because his text-to-speech program couldn’t read it. Eventually, he dropped the class, switched degrees and adapted his schedule...

University President Eric Kaler discusses campus issues, including the tobacco-free policy and the CBS-CFANS merger, at his Morrill Hall office Tuesday.

Kaler unveils retention plan

January 21, 2014

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler unveiled a plan at the White House last week to improve first-year retention rates of low-income University students. The initiative, called Retaining all Our...

Kaler unveils plan to retain low-income students

January 16, 2014

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler unveiled a plan Thursday to improve first-year retention rates of low-income University students. He presented the initiative, Retaining all Our Students, at...

Regents talk campus safety

December 12, 2013

University of Minnesota officials discussed the institution’s role in alleviating crime at a Board of Regents meeting Thursday. After a semester of frequent University-issued crime alerts, regents...

University President Eric Kaler discusses campus issues, including the tobacco-free policy and the CBS-CFANS merger, at his Morrill Hall office Tuesday.

Kaler talks Markingson case, bowl game

December 11, 2013

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Tuesday for its monthly Kickin’ it with Kaler interview. Kaler discussed the pros and cons of the potential merger...

Regents to talk campus safety

December 10, 2013

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will discuss campus safety, sexual assault policy changes and student recommendations during its final meetings of the year this week. Regents will review video...

A menorah, placed by Jewish student group Chabad, sits at the Knoll area Wednesday.

Hanukkah timing tough on students

December 5, 2013

For the first time in more than a century, Hanukkah began on Thanksgiving this year — making the eight-day holiday fall outside of the University of Minnesota’s winter break. Because Hanukkah,...

Merger task force takes temperature

December 3, 2013

A task force of professors and students is weighing the future of two University of Minnesota colleges — and it’s asking for input. The group is considering whether to combine the College of...

University president Eric Kaler with a piranha he got in Brazil while doing research there at his office in Morrill Hall on Friday.

Kaler talks crime, research, new mayor

November 25, 2013

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for its monthly Kickin’ it with Kaler interview Friday afternoon. Kaler discussed going on a ride-along with University...

Candidates make cases for CLA spot

November 25, 2013

Four higher education leaders from across the country are vying to be the next dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts. The contenders — Thomas DiPiero, John Coleman,...

Affidavit reveals new evidence in Anarae Schunk case

November 21, 2013

A plastic tub containing blood and a bloodstained quilt found in the garage of a Rosemount townhouse complex is the latest piece of evidence released in connection with the stabbing and death of a 20-year-old...

University regent Peggy Lucas at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday morning. Lucas joined the Board of Regents this summer.

Lucas gives Board business background

November 21, 2013

Though Peggy Lucas is one of the newest appointees to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, she’s no stranger to the school. Lucas met her husband, David Lucas, on a blind date at the University...

Junior Justin Halverson,  Sustainability Coalition member, talks to University President Eric Kaler at his office hours at Morrill Hall on Friday. The Sustainability Coalition is seeking a better partnership between administrators and students concerning recycling and other sustainability issues. Kaler holds office hours to meet with students once a month to discuss their thoughts and questions about the University.

At office hours, students kick it with Kaler

November 19, 2013

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sat in his Morrill Hall office Friday afternoon as a dozen or so students bustled in and out, pitching their ideas to improve campus. Kaler, who started hosting...

A view of the interior of the Learning and Environmental Services building on the St. Paul campus.

When belts tighten, U saves space

November 14, 2013

 An old vacant dairy barn went unused on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus for years, but because of a high demand for space, it was renovated to meet the school’s needs. The...

Freshman CEHD student Andrea Harpestad uses her University-provided iPad to read and highlight a text while typing a related assignment on a computer.

CEHD decreases textbook costs by giving out iPads

November 14, 2013

After three years of testing out iPads in University of Minnesota freshmen classes, the College of Education and Human Development has found surprising new ways to save students money. Other colleges nationwide...

University graduate student Eva Reinicke votes Tuesday afternoon at the Van Cleve Recreation Center.

Voting system causes delays

November 7, 2013

The first time Minneapolis unveiled ranked-choice voting in 2009, mayoral incumbent R.T. Rybak swept the majority of votes in the first round, quickly ending the potentially laborious process. This year,...

Sequester cuts could hit grants

October 31, 2013

With the second round of sequestration cuts approaching in January, federal financial aid for students remains at risk. The first across-the-board cuts last March spared some federal education aid programs,...

Surly breaks ground on University-area brewery

October 30, 2013

Fans of local craft beer gathered Tuesday morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for Surly Brewing Company’s new Minneapolis location to show their support for the popular Minnesota beer. The brewing...

Surly Brewing Company breaks ground in Prospect Park

October 29, 2013

The Surly Brewing Company broke ground Tuesday on its new brewery and taproom in the Prospect Park neighborhood, according to Minnesota Public Radio News. About 100 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony...

UMore Park draws concern

October 28, 2013

Plans for the University of Minnesota’s UMore Park are in full swing, but some University officials aren’t convinced it’ll generate revenue in the future. The Rosemount City Council approved...

A firefighter hands over a cat rescued from the building to a resident of the apartment that caught on fire on Friday afternoon in Dinkytown.

Fire destroys Dinkytown apartment

October 28, 2013

An apartment above Espresso Royale in Dinkytown caught fire Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated,...

University bookstores struggle to make ends meet

October 23, 2013

As more students are buying their textbooks online, sales at University of Minnesota Bookstores are declining. University Chief Financial Officer Richard Pfutzenreuter said the University’s system-wide...

University students still report violence

October 21, 2013

A purple flag to honor those who have died this month as a result of domestic violence hung in the window of the Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education last week. As part of National Domestic Violence...

The Minnesota Daily sat down with President Eric Kaler for lunch and an interview at the 17th Avenue residence hall's dining hall, Fresh Food Company, on Tuesday.

Kaler talks Kill’s leave, budget request

October 16, 2013

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for its monthly Kickin’ it with Kaler interview Tuesday at the 17th Avenue residence hall’s Fresh Food Company. Kaler...

University health committee meets for first time

October 14, 2013

A new committee designed to inform University of Minnesota administrators about changing practices in health care met for the first time at last week’s Board of Regents meeting. The Academic Health...

The Board of Regents meet Friday morning at McNamara Alumni Center.

Regents OK $300 million request

October 14, 2013

At its monthly meeting Friday, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents passed a budget request President Eric Kaler called “ambitious” to improve campus facilities. The 2014 capital budget...

Rushed votes irk regents

October 10, 2013

The University of Minnesota’s main governing body sometimes makes significant decisions quickly. When the University’s Board of Regents meet for the second time this semester on Thursday and...

Friends read Anarae Schunk's confirmation testimony from 2008 on Sunday afternoon during her memorial at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

Hundreds gather to remember U student

October 7, 2013

Anarae Schunk, an award-winning chess player, had a heart that was “too big to be checkmated.” At the University of Minnesota student’s memorial service on Sunday, a large chess piece...

Public memorial service for U student to be held Sunday

October 3, 2013

A public memorial service for University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville.  "We will...

Police: Schunk likely died the day she disappeared

October 3, 2013

University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk likely died Sept. 22, the day she disappeared, police said. Schunk, whose body was found Monday in rural Rice County, likely died in Rosemount the same day...

University student Anarae Schunk was last seen Sept. 22 with the suspect in a fatal shooting in Burnsville, Minn.

Missing student’s body found

October 2, 2013

The body of University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk has been found. Schunk was missing for more than a week before her body was found in rural Rice County on Monday and identified by the Hennepin...

Schunk’s family continues to search

October 1, 2013

The family of missing University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk is asking the public for help in their search for evidence. While police continue looking for Schunk, her family has started their own...

University student Anarae Schunk was last seen Sept. 22 with the suspect in a fatal shooting in Burnsville, Minn.

Police tell family missing U student is dead

September 30, 2013

Police say they believe missing University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk, 20, was murdered. But her family is still searching for answers. Late Friday night, Burnsville police found Schunk’s...

University to cut employee travel expenses

September 26, 2013

For the first time in recent years, the University of Minnesota extensively reviewed its travel expenses system-wide — and it’s planning to make cuts. The University spent more than $16.6 million...

Somali leaders condemn attack on Kenyan mall

September 24, 2013

Leaders in the Minneapolis Somali community spoke out Monday against this weekend’s attack on a Kenyan shopping mall by members of the Somali Islamic terrorist group al-Shabab. Representatives and...

Kickin’ it with Kaler Twitter questions

September 20, 2013

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University President Eric Kaler at his office in Morrill Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

Kaler talks $90M cut, college merger

September 19, 2013

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Wednesday for its monthly Kickin’ It with Kaler interview. Kaler talked about the retirement of Dean Robert Elde,...

Regent Thomas Devine speaks to the Board of Regents at  on Friday at McNamara Alumni Center.

Kaler: U will cut $90M

September 16, 2013

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced a plan Friday to cut administrative costs by $90 million over six years, despite outside reports saying the institution’s spending is on track...

Board of Regents prepares for new bonding request

September 16, 2013

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents reviewed the University’s 2014 bonding request at their monthly meeting Friday and will vote on the request next month. The request totals nearly $300...

Kaler looks to cut admin. costs by $90 million

September 13, 2013

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced a plan to cut administrative costs by $90 million, despite a review that says the institution’s spending is fine. According to a report...

General Counsel William Donohue at the McNamara Alumni Center Office of the General Counsel on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Donohue replaced Mark Rotenberg, who stepped down this summer after more than 20 years in the position.

U’s general counsel spot still in flux

September 11, 2013

It’s unclear who the University of Minnesota’s top lawyer will be in two years. William Donohue replaced long-standing General Counsel Mark Rotenberg in the spring, but it’s unclear how...

Shamso Hashi, center, explains her complaints with the living conditions at Riverside Plaza to other residents of Riverside Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota will meet with residents on Friday to hear their concerns.

Residents say Riverside Plaza is worse than ever

September 9, 2013

After a two-year, multimillion-dollar remodeling project, Riverside Plaza residents say conditions at the apartment complex are worse than before. The $132 million project was completed last year, but...

U sued for alleged malpractice

September 4, 2013

The University of Minnesota is being sued for alleged medical malpractice causing a birth-related injury in a patient — an uncommon case for the University. The University’s Board of Regents,...

Health committee to oversee AHC changes

September 4, 2013

With a series of health care changes coming to the University of Minnesota, the Board of Regents has formed a new committee to educate the board. Regents chair Richard Beeson created the Special Study...

A study lounge on the six floor of the new 17th Avenue residence hall.

New residence hall opens Monday

August 24, 2013

After 18 months of construction, the University of Minnesota’s 17th Avenue residence hall will be open for student move-in Monday. The $62.5 million building, located on the corner of University...

Athletes, students flock to supplement shop in Como

August 7, 2013

After a long workout, University of Minnesota athletes head to Gopher Nutrition to fuel up and hang out. The Herbalife shop on Como Avenue has become more popular with students as it caters more to University...

during a city council meeting \date\ at Minneapolis City Hall. The re-zoning of the Dinkytown area, which would allow the OPUS development project, was approved in a 9-4 vote.

City approves Dinkytown apartment complex

August 7, 2013

While construction crews start work on a six-story, 140-unit apartment complex this month, longtime Dinkytown business owners are saying their final goodbyes. The Minneapolis City Council approved the...

Farm to restaurant coordinator Corrie Weikle is passed a chicken from Gandhi Mahal, owner Ruhel Islam, at one of the plots in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis, Thursday afternoon.

HECUA students build urban farm-to-restaurant model

July 31, 2013

Five days a week, six hours a day, Seth Schramm works in community gardens. But the biology, society and environment senior is doing more than just pulling weeds. Several University of Minnesota students...

Dinkytown apartment complex proposal shot down by City Council committee

July 31, 2013

Dinkytown’s future is up in the air, and the community is growing more divided over what changes should happen, if any. After a surprise vote against a controversial six-story apartment complex at...

Economics junior Grant Savage pays Staci Caldow, right, for items at House of Hanson July 20, 2013, in Dinkytown. Smaller grocery stores, such as House of Hanson, are being affected by bigger chain convenience stores such as CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens.

Goodbye local, hello corporate

July 24, 2013

Longtime Dinkytown staple House of Hanson will close its doors July 31, making way for a new apartment complex. But development in Dinkytown isn’t the only thing displacing the small store. Chain...

Senior Parking Attendant Michal Hawkins assists a customer with parking at the 4th Street Parking Ramp on Tuesday July 23rd, 2013.

“Dinky” bus looks to help with parking

July 24, 2013

Students and business owners agree parking in Dinkytown can be a nightmare. To improve ongoing parking woes, Dinkytown businesses are working to provide a free shuttle bus for commuting customers. A 1960s-era...

Sally’s Saloon closed for a year

July 22, 2013

Sally’s Saloon and Eatery closed Thursday to make room for a new apartment complex on Washington Avenue Southeast. The Stadium Village restaurant will be temporarily closed during construction of...

General Nanosystems technician Ryan Hamann works on removing a virus from a computer Monday afternoon at General Nanosystems on University Ave.

Light-rail, Web shut down tech shop

July 17, 2013

Most people might not notice the old blue building that houses General Nanosystems  on University Avenue Southeast, and fewer may know the shop was a mecca for area computer enthusiasts for nearly...

My Burger owner John Abdo gives directions to a worker on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Stadium Village. The restaurant is currently under construction and will open in Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Stadium Village growing, catering to students

July 17, 2013

As new apartments and businesses sprout up in Stadium Village, the University of Minnesota-adjacent neighborhood could become a new locale for student nightlife. My Burger, a local burger and beer chain,...

Espresso Royale barista Natalie Miller helps a customer on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Espresso Royale is currently looking for a new location in Dinkytown after its space was bought by Green Mill Restaurants last July.

Espresso Royale unsure of future after Green Mill CEO buys building

July 10, 2013

Espresso Royale has been a part of the University of Minnesota community for more than two decades, but now the coffeehouse’s future in Dinkytown is uncertain. Last August, Green Mill Restaurants...

Station 19 fights to stay in historic building

July 10, 2013

In the 1970s, Darrel LeBarron fought to save the old fire station on University Avenue Southeast. Now, he’s struggling to keep the property he’s owned there for more than three decades. Because...