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Daily Digest: Body found in Mississippi

May 6, 2009

Hey gang, hope all is well. If you've been reading our paper recently (like you should be!), you probably noticed it's been an interesting few days or so here at the Daily. Also of some interest: Body...

Daily Digest: Starr to speak on campus

May 4, 2009

Hey gang, hope all is well during your last week of class. Here's some brief news for you to Digest: Kenneth Starr Kenneth Starr to speak on campus: The former independent counsel who investigated the...

Franken selects chief of staff

April 29, 2009

Al Franken announced Wednesday that Drew Littman, a longtime Washington adviser, would be his chief of staff, according to a press release. Al Franken Littman most recently was head of his own consulting...

Daily Digest: ‘Probable’ swine flu case in MN

April 29, 2009

As you've probably seen on our website and everywhere else, the big news of the day is a reported "probable" swine flu case in Cold Spring, Minn. Here's more: State officials say they're...

Deleted comments from riot story

April 27, 2009

In the name of transparency, I would like to note that a handful of comments have been deleted from the Dinkytown riot story due to the use of obscene language. We here at the Daily like to have open comment...

Issues regarding Daily, Star Tribune riot coverage

April 27, 2009

  During coverage of Saturday night’s Dinkytown riot, Minnesota Daily Editor-in-Chief Vadim Lavrusik contributed reporting to the Star Tribune after a night editor called him repeatedly, asking...

Tornado siren tests today

April 23, 2009

If you hear sirens today, know the good folks at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office are just testing their system. The drills will occur at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m. In all, 238 sirens will sound throughout...

Daily Digest: Fox 9’s unmarked van

April 22, 2009

In one of the weirdest, most head-scratching stories on the media in a while, Fox 9 gives us this: Fox 9 plan to mimic child abductors comes to a halt: Following a child abduction in Edina last week, the...

Weekend Round-Up: Somali investigation continues, STP State of the City

April 19, 2009

Welcome to a weekend news review on a dreary Sunday. Knew the sunshine and 75 couldn't last forever, but it sure would have been nice... Somali investiagtion continues in other cities: Good Star Tribune...

Grassfires in south metro

April 15, 2009

A grassfire has sparked in Shakopee while much of southwestern Minnesota and the south Metro are facing potentially critical fire conditions, according to WCCO. A few areas, including the city of Eden...

Daily Digest: Tea time for tax day

April 15, 2009

Busy Wednesday, gang, so jumping right in... Tax day is tea day:Today marks the national deadline for filing income tax returns, and to mark the occasion, many Americans have been or will be participating...

Daily Digest: City contests Lee story, Boomer the celeb

April 8, 2009

Busy day here at the Daily with a lot of news breaking, so I'll keep this short so I can stay on top of everything else! Your news, briefly: Gun found near body never belonged to police, city says: According...

Daily Digest: Craigslist killer sentenced

April 1, 2009

Folks, thanks for logging in today to the Daily Digest. However, I regret to inform you that this will be in fact the last ever Digest, since the Daily will be dropping its website. The organization figured...

Weekend Round-Up: Samuels challenged, wait continues in Senate trial

March 29, 2009

Is your bracket in tiny little shreds on the floor like mine? Well, if not, I commend you. However, if you were on the Pitt bandwagon like me...yikes. Anyways, the Elite Eight continues today with games...

Daily Digest: Bad bridge findings? Also, Guthrie faces cuts

March 25, 2009

Welcome to your Wednesday Digest, gang: Bridge findings faulty?: According to a lead attorney for many victims of the collapse, the National Transportation Safety Board got the cause of the Interstate...

41-foot crest expected Saturday in Fargo

March 25, 2009

The National Weather Service is projecting a record 41-foot crest of the Red River in Fargo on Saturday. Click here to see the full flood alert. Volunteers have been working tirelessly to sandbag the area....

Weekend Round-Up: Missing Somali man returns to Mpls.

March 22, 2009

Welcome back from break and welcome to the Weekend Round-Up, a quick snapshot of some local news of interest from the past few days. Look for Weekend Round-Ups every Sunday and their sibling, the Daily Digest,...

Live stream of Senate trial

March 13, 2009

Live coverage of today's court proceedings, courtesy of The UpTake, is underway. Closing arguments in the case are expected soon.

Daily Digest: Mpls. Somalis in Senate, a Twitter counterpoint

March 11, 2009

Hello, gang, and welcome to a Digest on an unseasonably cold Wednesday in March. I wish I could bring some warmth with this post, but hopefully quick news hits will do: *Our lead-off hitter today is this...

Weekend Round-Up: Couches and salmonella

March 8, 2009

Your weekend news, briefly: *Admittedly, the Weekend Round-Up usually features your standard news stories, but I had to link to this amusing column by James Lileks of the Star Tribune (and formerly of...

Daily Digest: New U AIDS research, Central Corridor could be delayed

March 5, 2009

Jumping right in... *U researchers reported today that they have found a way to block transmission of the virus that causes AIDS in animals, the Star Tribune reports. The research was done on a group of...

Weekend Round-Up: Farmers to get ax? Lillehaug puts on an act

March 1, 2009

Hope the weekend went well for all you Newssstand purusers out there. Hopefully, you weren't among the 1,803 cars towed during the three-day snow emergency. As I can attest to, the Minneapolis impound...

Journalism school grant will aim to revitalize industry

February 24, 2009

Being that this is a news website, I thought this was a pretty relevent, interesting nugget that I came across: The University of Minnesota's journalism school, in partnership with the Duluth News Tribune...

Snow emergency story stirs up debate

February 24, 2009

I have to admit, I didn't expect today's most commented story to be a three-paragraph piece from photographer Jules Ameel. However, readers seem to love discussing snow emergencies--and the subsequent...

Weekend Round-Up: Greenway plans questioned, Oscar night

February 22, 2009

Hope your weekend was splendid, gang. Here's a quick wrap-up of some of the top stories from around the University of Minnesota and metro over the last two days: *The Midtown Greenway, a proposed one-mile...

Daily Digest: Dungy reflects, U Idol contestant ‘pummeled’

February 18, 2009

A very happy Wednesday to you all. Here's some quick news for your viewing pleasure: Tony Dungy on Letterman, courtesy AP photos. *The New York Times has a good read out today on Tony Dungy, the retired...

Coming soon: A stimulus breakdown

February 18, 2009

As you probably already know, President Barack Obama signed the historic $787 billion stimulus bill Tuesday in Denver. There is no telling what the exact ramifications of the legislation will be, but the...

TCF Bank robbed

February 16, 2009

The TCF Bank on Washington Avenue was robbed Sunday afternoon, the Star Tribune reported. The male bank robber entered the bank at around 2:30 and held the teller up. He gave the teller a note demanding...

Weekend Round-Up: Will you be my less expensive Valentine?

February 16, 2009

Ahhh, love was in the air this weekend, as Valentine's Day came and went on a sunny Saturday. However, lovebirds likely spent less money then in years past: *A survey by the National Retail Federation...

Car fire near U

February 14, 2009

A&E reporter intern Thomas Johnson just sent me this update: A Volvo caught fire and pulled off to the side of the road on the corner of E Hennepin Ave and 14th Ave SE around 5pm. By the time...

Daily Digest: More groper charges, U at 194

February 12, 2009

No frills, just news: *The alleged campus-area groper (who has been dubbed the "gopher groper" by some witty news outlets around town), faces seven new charges, the Star Tribune reports. The...

Weekend Round-Up: A food disease mess, Sid!

February 8, 2009

Happy weekend to ya. Ok, well, happy END of the weekend to ya...I admit that Monday is almost here. But enjoy the day off while it lasts. As for the news: *Good article out today from the Star Tribune...

Daily Digest: Serial groper caught, forgeries at Weisman?

February 4, 2009

Hey, gang. Welcome to a Wednesday edition of the Digest. Away we go... *Plenty of coverage out on the arrest of a 41-year-old in relation to a series of sexual assaults around campus in recent days. A...

Weekend Round-Up: More from the AHC, Klobuchar going to fancy SB party

February 1, 2009

On this very super of Sundays, it's time for a Weekend Round-Up of some University related news: *More coverage of the University's decision to combine dean of the Medical School with senior vice president...

Daily Digest: U legislative briefing tonight, First Lady feature

January 28, 2009

With yesterday's budget announcement by Gov. Tim Pawlenty as the backdrop, let's jump right into this first one: *Tonight, at the McNamara Alumni Center here on campus, University President Bob Bruininks...

Pawlenty to unveil budget at 1

January 27, 2009

Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be at the Capitol this afternoon to officially release his budget for the upcoming biennium, which will address the state's nearly $5 billion deficit. With the state constitution...

Daily Digest: Eller guilty of police brawl, sell the airport?

January 26, 2009

How's it going, gang? Hope this frigid Monday doesn't have you down. Word has it we're going to reach a balmy 14 degrees by tomorrow, so hang in there. Carl Eller. Photo courtesy: The Star Tribune *The...

Daily Digest: Bruininks reacts to Pawlenty, ACLU sues local school

January 22, 2009

Welcome one, welcome all. Let's dive into into some of Thursday's top stories: *In a MinnPost blog, Sharon Schmickle writes about reaction to Gov.Pawlenty's higher ed proposals--a tuition increase cap...

University Ave. construction unfinished

January 21, 2009

Work on a water main under University Avenue just west of Oak Street, which was supposed to end Jan.19 according to a press release, has carried into the spring semester. The project reduces University...

Daily Digest: ‘U’ master plan, practice court fundraising

January 21, 2009

Hello folks, and welcome to a Wednesday edition of the Daily Digest. By the way, out of simple curiosity, do you think you could handle 10 fancy-schmancy balls in one evening? That might have been the...

Senate recount court battle kicks off today

January 21, 2009

The court battle between Al Franken and Norm Coleman over Minnesota's vacant Senate seat is starting today, as Franken asks the three-judge panel to dismiss the case, The Star Tribune reports. If the case...

Coleman wants all rejected absentee ballots considered

January 20, 2009

Norm Coleman wants all 12,000 absentee ballots rejected during the election to be considered as he pushes forward with a court challenge to Al Franken's lead in the recount, according to The Star Tribune....

Live from Washington: Crowd swelling

January 20, 2009

The crowd gathers in Washington, D.C. (Stephen Maturen, DAILY) Reporter Ian Power, who is in Washington, D.C., called me about 10 minutes ago as he left for the Capitol. He said crowds were very large...

Colin Powell speaks in Mpls

January 19, 2009

Former secretary of state Colin Powell visited Minneapolis Monday and spoke about the tremendous accomplishment of Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King,...

Dayton, Gaertner among DFLers to file for governor

January 16, 2009

Mark Dayton Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton tops a list of six candidates to file paperwork today for 2010 governor runs, The Star Tribune reports. Dayton was elected to the Senate in 2000 and would figure...

Star Tribune files Chapter 11

January 16, 2009

The largest newspaper in the state filed bankruptcy papers Thursday night, according to a Star Tribune report. The move was not unexpected, as the Tribune has been struggling for some time and has been...

U misses Princeton Review’s top 100 “value colleges” list

January 8, 2009

The ranking gurus at the Princeton Review recently unveiled their top 100 value colleges. The only Minnesota-based school to make the list was Carleton College. To see the complete list and story, click...

Pawlenty to cut $20 million in aid to U

December 21, 2008

As reported by MSNBC, Gov. Tim Pawlenty has announced a budget cuts package--including $20 million in state aid to the University of Minnesota--to address the state budget deficit. The budget deficit is...

Franken’s lead reaches 277

December 19, 2008

The Star Tribune is reporting that Al Franken has turned a slight deficit in the Senate recount into a triple-digit lead over incumbent Norm Coleman. The lead stands at 277 votes as the state Canvassing...

U asks Legislature for $74.5 million

December 13, 2008

The Star Tribune reports that the University of Minnesota has requested an extra $74.5 million from the state Legislature. There is some concern over the timing of the request, as the state faces a potentially...