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Junior Tommy Winter works with seventh-grader Yohannes Aweke as Julio Nakazono goofs around with him Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus in St. Paul.

A gender gap in mentors

Published May 8, 2013

  Tommy Winter and Julio bonded over sports when they met in February. The University of Minnesota junior meets the seventh-grader after school twice a week to participate in group activities with...

Freshman John Hokanson, third year pharmacy student Jenny Wong, and first year medical student Kyle Tamming enjoy a mini blizzard from Dairy Queen for the Taste of Stadium Village event on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Stadium Village hosts tasting event

Published April 29, 2013

  Kerianne Steucke and about 10 of her friends ate at Applebee’s, Dairy Queen, Kitty Corner Café, Dino’s Gyros and Raising Cane’s  — all in under three hours...

Public service assistant Wade Huber re-shelves books at the Southeast Library in Dinkytown on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Dinkytown library could renovate or relocate

Published April 22, 2013

  Hennepin County has taken the first step toward potentially relocating the public library in Dinkytown. The county is assessing whether to remodel or relocate the Southeast Library, said Hennepin...

Nancy Rose Pribyl was the president of the Stadium Village Commercial Association for six years and former resident director at Dinnaken for almost 20 years.

Dinnaken residential life director steps down

Published April 15, 2013

When Nancy Rose Pribyl started working at Dinnaken Properties in 1993, most students did not own computers, she carried a pager, and the Gophers football team didn’t have its own stadium. Rose Pribyl...

Anoka County Deputy Rescues Motorist From Icy Pond

Published April 13, 2013

An Anoka County sheriff's deputy rescued a young driver whose SUV slid out of control into a deep pond, authorities told the Star Tribune Friday. The SUV, driven by 19-year-old Zach Fritz of Andover,...

Twin Cities Home Prices Increase as Listings Decline

Published April 10, 2013

Twin Cities home prices continued to increase in March, while the number of home listings declined, the Pioneer Press reported. The Pioneer Press reported the median sale price of a Twin Cities home...

U launches new Pack and Give Back program

Published April 8, 2013

Heaps of trash and piles of used furniture line the front lawns of students’ houses during move-in and move-out weeks. “Chairs, clothes, silverware, dishes — everything is just thrown...

Kids with toy guns on bus arrested in Mpls.

Published April 4, 2013

Police arrested two juveniles Tuesday after they carried toy guns onto a Metro Transit bus in North Minneapolis, authories said Wednesday, according to the Star Tribune. People at a bus stop at 35th and...

Minn. Ag Department issues recall for possibly tainted sausages

Published April 4, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warned consumers Wednesday of possibly tainted meat products sold at several coops and dining spots in the Twin Cities. The MDA discovered that smoked pork and beef...

Senior nursing and horticulture major Shanda Demorest waters plants for the Prospect Park community garden Tuesday, April 2, 2013,. These plants need a little extra boost before we start planting in early to mid-May, hopefully, Demorest said.

Prospect Park gardens prepare to blossom

Published April 3, 2013

In Shanda Demorest’s sunroom sit rows of tomato, thyme, cucumber and romaine seedlings. Demorest has lived in Prospect Park for three years, but until recently didn’t have space to garden in...

Obama and Athletes, Celebrities Host Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Published April 1, 2013

President Barack Obama joined 30,000 children and parents in festivities Monday for the annual White House Egg Roll on the South Lawn, the Associated Press reported. The president participated in the egg...

Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Punxsutawney Phil

Published March 27, 2013

An Ohio prosecutor abandoned his plan to seek the death penalty for Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog who did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day in February, mistakenly reporting an early...

Turkish waffles, the Kitty Corner Cafes specialty, are a popular food in Istanbul.

With a Turkish flair, café opens in Stadium Village

Published March 26, 2013

Start with a waffle. Add a layer of chocolate. Top with fresh fruit, sprinkle on some nuts and go. Turkish waffles are a popular “grab-and-go” food in the Ortaköy neighborhood...

New cafe opens in Stadium Village

Published March 24, 2013

Start with a waffle. Add a chocolate base. Top with fresh fruit, and sprinkle on some nuts. Turkish waffles are a distictive offering at the Kitty Corner Café , opening Monday in Stadium Village ...

University freshman Austin White-Pentony founded Get Smarter Solutions, a company that buys and sells used cellphones, tablets and laptops. White-Pentony uses his office to store and package all of his products, which are then mailed to online customers.

U entrepreneur looks to what’s next

Published March 12, 2013

For Christmas during his junior year of high school, Austin White-Pentony asked his parents for a filing cabinet to keep his tax records straight. The University of Minnesota freshman now owns and operates...

Nutrition senior Elizabeth Pike leaves an encouraging note to promote positive body image Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Coffman Union. Members of the Student Nutrition Advocacy Collaborative left notes throughout campus as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Week focuses on eating disorders

Published March 4, 2013

“One pound: a measurement of weight. NOT a measurement of worth,” read a sticky note hanging in Coffman Union on Thursday. “Maybe it’ll even make someone’s day,” said...

Medical First, Baby Born With H.I.V. Reported Cured

Published March 4, 2013

Doctors announced Sunday that a baby born with H.I.V. was cured for the first time, the New York Times reported. The baby, now two and a half, was treated aggressively with antiretroviral drugs 30 hours...

Metro Transit conducts survey to analyze transportation options in Mpls.

Published February 25, 2013

  For Minneapolis transportation, history could repeat itself. Metro Transit is conducting its first study to examine alternative transportation options along Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway,...

Sixteen-year-old Ubah Salad, right, and 20-year-old Mona Abdullahi practice chest compressions on a test dummy Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department started the program to educate youth and improve relations between the department and the Cedar-Riverside community.

Fire Ambassador Program bridges gap

Published February 20, 2013

Fire Capt. Mike Fust was preparing teens for an ice rescue. One at a time, he and his crew zipped the group into a taxi-yellow suit with attached boots, gloves and hood, making them look like something...

Carly Hall and Tina Zedginidze work on wrapping a floral arrangement Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Sheffields Floral in Stadium Village.

‘Closet-sized’ floral shop blooms for V-day

Published February 13, 2013

  “The course of true love ever did run funky,” read the message in a Valentine’s bouquet for John Wright’s wife Saturday morning. The University of Minnesota professor of...

‘Eagle Cam’ Shows Live Video Feed of a Pair of Eagles in Minnesota

Published February 10, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is featuring an "eagle cam" on its website showing a pair of American bald eagles nesting in the Twin Cities, according to the Pioneer Press. Watch...

Volunteering for credit, good will

Published February 6, 2013

Emily Tucker spent some of her fall semester in the dirt. The environmental sciences policy and management sophomore chose to volunteer at Cornercopia, a student-run organic farm on the St. Paul campus,...

Wolverines Threatened By Climate Change

Published February 2, 2013

Wolverines could soon be added to the list of endangered species, according to the New York Times. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a proposal to protect for wolverine in the lower 48...

University study finds drop in Wikipedia contributors

Published January 31, 2013

Wikipedia contains more than 4 million articles, written by tens of thousands of users for more than a decade. In fact, the user-edited encyclopedia has become so massive, it may be collapsing under its...

Dolphin Died in Polluted New York City Canal

Published January 26, 2013

Stranded dolphin died Friday in poluted Gowanus Canal near Brooklyn according to the Associated Press. USA Today reported that the police and marine mammal rescuers' plan was to wait and see if the...

Peppermint Park reopened its doors on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, with markdowns on clothes. The store originally opened in September.

Peppermint Park refreshes

Published January 24, 2013

In a neighborhood that has been unfriendly to retail, Peppermint Park is getting a fresh start. The Dinkytown discount luxury store held a “Grand (Re)Opening” event earlier this month, making...

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