The Minnesota Daily

All content by Michael Krieger

Two weeks after Jordan melee, tensions remain high

September 4, 2002

Not far from the scene of last month's hostilities, Walter Still stood on a north Minneapolis street corner and described the frustration within the Jordan neighborhood. "Tension is building around here,"...

Controversial author Levine addresses sexuality, media bias

August 19, 2002

Before her book even appeared on the shelves, author Judith Levine attracted media attention for her views on children's sexuality. In her book "Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From...

Owner: Gopher motel to reopen in 3 months

July 29, 2002

Sitting on the edge of Dinkytown, the Gopher Campus Motor Lodge has withstood vandals, thieves and drug dealers, along with appeals to shut it down forever. But the owner remains determined to keep the...

Curtains for the Guthrie building? Group fights demolition

July 15, 2002

Sir Tyrone Guthrie was never particularly fond of Broadway, so when the successful stage director crossed the Atlantic Ocean to establish a regional theater movement, he found Minneapolis to be an inviting...

Student housing boom leads developer to eye Dinkytown for project

July 8, 2002

A Minneapolis developer is eyeing Dinkytown for a large-scale apartment building, adding to the recent ascent of student housing developments in and around the University campus. Brett Naylor, principal...

Panel recommends Univ. Ave. rail line

June 24, 2002

To assuage increasing gridlock on city streets and highways, a committee studying alternative transit options has recommended a new light rail system to run between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The suggested...

Annual week honors medical response team, fire department

May 28, 2002

From a nondescript garage in Stadium Village, emergency personnel at the Minneapolis Fire Department's Station 19 keep a vigilant watch over the University neighborhood. Day and night, the small group...

Doughnut contest supports local bakeries

May 10, 2002

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak got a mouthful from local bakeries Thursday morning. A mouthful of pastry, that is. Competing in the first "Doughnut Challenge," which organizers intend to hold yearly, 15...

Students get kicks at new gym

May 9, 2002

Flushed, winded and covered in sweat, Nikki Dettman sat slightly dazed after her first kickboxing session. "I have that after-workout buzz going," she said between mouthsful of bottled water. "It was so...

Lights go down on beloved Seven Corners cowboy sign

May 3, 2002

Standing 30 feet wide and 10 feet high, a massive neon cowboy roping a calf stood watch over Seven Corners for half a century, a beacon for West Bank commuters as they traveled from downtown. Many area...

Green Party council members oppose new district lines

April 25, 2002

The new redistricting lines for Minneapolis are "racist and classist," said City Council member Natalie Johnson Lee on Wednesday. During a press conference at City Hall, Johnson Lee and City Council member...

TCSU relocates Spring Jam to subdue partying

April 24, 2002

As the University prepares to launch its annual Spring Jam block party this Saturday, memories of last year's revelry still haunt Como resident Jessica Askew. "I remember that day," Askew said, an eight-year...

CNR students sort used paper to highlight U recycling practices

April 22, 2002

While most University students were busy tailoring their weekend plans on Friday afternoon, five students in the College of Natural Resources rummaged through the school's trash. Their goal: "We're trying...

Mangia to serve array of Mediterranean cuisine in Dinkytown

April 15, 2002

Reflecting the diversity found along the coasts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, a new Dinkytown restaurant will offer a variety of foods from the Mediterranean region. Mangia - which opens this...

Dinkytown Ragstock to close up shop

April 12, 2002

Marking the third business closure in Dinkytown this year, Ragstock will end its run of more than two decades in the area. Ragstock - which sells new, used and vintage clothing - has occupied its 14th...

New book explores children’s sexuality

April 10, 2002

University book publishers have a history of printing controversial material, often providing sanctuary for authors who stray from mainstream ideologies. But some say a recent book published by the University...

Court rules against INS deportation of Somali man

April 5, 2002

A federal judge has ruled that a Twin Cities Somali man convicted of a felony cannot be deported because his home country lacks a functioning government. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim filed the court...

Rybak highlights environment, housing in State of City Address

April 3, 2002

Though enthusiastic about the future, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak painted a sobering portrait of the city's problems during his first State of the City Address on Tuesday. "We have a long way to go but...

Fashion show tours a world of styles

April 1, 2002

Mimicking travel across the globe, nations of the world united on the runway Friday evening at the Philippine Student Association's eighth-annual fashion show. This year's show, "Passport Around the World,"...

Dinkytown Afghan eatery to serve alcohol, plans changes

March 28, 2002

In addition to kabobs, samosas and hummus, Dinkytown's specialist in Middle Eastern cuisine will soon add merlot and chardonnay to its menu. The Minneapolis City Council granted Da Afghan Express a liquor...

Refine leadership to face war

September 14, 2001

The last few days have tested American resilience, unity and moral fortitude. President George W. Bush, in the initial stages of a presidency-defining trial by fire, presents the most visible face of this...

Report finds students at risk for Internet addiction

September 7, 2001

As students begin their freshman year at the University, Housing and Residential Life gives residents some deals, including free laundry, clean bathrooms and free Internet access. These services really...