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Poll workers assist a man in voting during the Minneapolis municipal election at the Brian Coyle Center, Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Elections wind down with parties as mayoral candidates wait for results

Published November 2, 2021
No mayoral candidate received enough votes to win the election, but candidates were in high spirits as they gathered with supporters.
Heres what you need to know about UMNs plans, preparation for coronavirus

Here’s what you need to know about UMN’s plans, preparation for coronavirus

Published March 9, 2020

Editor's note: this story will be updated on an ongoing basis as more information becomes available. As a potential hub for the highly contagious coronavirus, the University of Minnesota is prepping for...

Douglas Zehren casts his ballot at the Grace University Lutheran Church on Tuesday, March 3.

UMN students hit the polls for Super Tuesday

Published March 5, 2020

The Democratic Party is seeking to narrow its field and decide on a final candidate, and University of Minnesota students hit the polls in full force Tuesday morning. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont...

Student supporters of Bernie Sanders gather to watch the Super Tuesday primary results in Bruininks Hall on Tuesday, March 3.

Amid Biden’s state win, Sanders steals University-area precincts

Published March 4, 2020

Joe Biden clinched the top spot in the Minnesota Democratic primary on Super Tuesday — but he wasn’t the leading candidate among students voting in the primaries near the University of Minnesota. Bernie...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a gun safety and Moms Demand Action event held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Gage Skidmore / Associated Collegiate Press. 

Still fighting nationally, Biden wins Minnesota primary

Published March 4, 2020

After a strong performance in South Carolina shifted his campaign’s momentum, presidential candidate Joe Biden surged on Super Tuesday. Biden is projected to win the Democratic primary in Minnesota and...

Student supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren gather on the East Bank to chalk and poster areas of the campus before Super Tuesday on Monday, March 2.

Student campaigns make last-minute outreach efforts

Published March 4, 2020

In the Super Tuesday contests that will be pivotal in nominating a Democratic candidate, University of Minnesota students spent the final days leading up to Minnesota’s Democratic primary campaigning...

Protestors and police confront each other outside of the Target Center on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Physical conflict arises between protestors, police outside Trump rally

Published October 11, 2019

Tension has escalated between police and protesters outside President Donald Trump's rally in Minneapolis Thursday night, resulting in police using pepper spray and tear gas to quell protests. Around 9:30...

Protestors gather outside the Target Center during a campaign rally held by President Trump in Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 10. (Nur B. Adam / Minnesota Daily)

Supporters, protesters flock to Minneapolis for Trump rally

Published October 11, 2019

President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday drew thousands of both supporters and protesters, outlining the campaign’s 2020 goal: flip Minnesota. Beginning in the early evening...

Student protestors sit in front of the College Republicans’ Paint the Bridge panel on Washington Avenue Bridge on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. This is the fourth consecutive year that the student groups mural has been vandalized.

College Republicans bridge painting vandalized for fourth consecutive year

Published September 28, 2019

The University of Minnesota's chapter of College Republicans' Paint the Bridge panel was spray-painted over on Friday, marking the fourth year in a row the group's panel has been vandalized.  The...

Residents wait outside The Marshall apartments in Dinkytown on Tuesday, May 7 as fire fighters respond to an unconfirmed report of ricin in the building. 

The Marshall residents evacuated after unconfirmed report of ricin in the building

Published May 7, 2019

Update: The case has been transferred to the FBI. The Minneapolis Police Department is now acting in a support role, according to MPD spokesperson John Elder. A Dinkytown apartment complex was evacuated...

Professor John Wright faces the Board of Regents after receiving support from the crowd during the special session on Friday, April 26, 2019. The board voted against the renaming of four buildings on campus after more than a year of community discussion on the issue. 

John Wright’s speech on renaming at the regents meeting

Published May 2, 2019

At the Board of Regents’ special meeting Friday, longtime African American studies professor John Wright stepped forward to speak about his own family’s experience of discrimination at the University...

Passersby walk next to Coffman Union on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. 

What you need to know before Friday’s renaming meeting

Published April 26, 2019

The discussion on renaming campus buildings will come to a head Friday, when the Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. The board is slated to vote on whether...

Fifth congressional district seat winner Ilhan Omar takes a selfie with supporters at her election party on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Minneapolis. 

Ilhan Omar sweeps 5th Congressional District

Published November 7, 2018

Minnesota made history by electing the first refugee and Somali-American woman to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, is a rising star in the Democratic Party who has seen strong...

Tina Smith hugs a supporter during the DFL election party in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Tina Smith wins contested senate seat

Published November 7, 2018

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., won Minnesota’s special Senate election on Tuesday, reaffirming Democrat control of both Senate seats. Smith defeated Republican candidate Rep. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s...

Newly-elected Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz addresses the crowd at the Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Tim Walz takes governor’s office

Published November 7, 2018

Minnesota will keep a Democrat in the governor’s office for another term. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., who was re-elected to his seat five times before running for governor, ran against Republican nominee...

University President Eric Kaler fields questions after stepping down as president one year before his term is scheduled to end on July 13, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

UMN President Eric Kaler to resign

Published July 13, 2018

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced on Friday afternoon he will step down as president one year before his term is scheduled to end. Kaler announced in a statement that he would step...

Ward 3 City Council Member Jacob Frey speaks to the crowd at his election party at Jefe Urban Hacienda in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Frey pulls ahead in mayoral race as vote tally mounts

Published November 8, 2017

As ballots were tallied around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ward 3 City Council Member Jacob Frey led a pack of 16 mayoral hopefuls with 25 percent of first-choice votes.  Frey pulled ahead of Tom Hoch and...

Protesters walk onto Interstate 94 on Friday in St. Paul after Philando Castile Verdict.

Castile protest moves to Interstate 94 as march grows to over 2,000 people

Published June 17, 2017

Hundreds marched on I-94 in St. Paul Friday night, protesting the “not guilty” verdict in the police shooting case of Philando Castile. The demonstrators started with a static protest on the State...

Hundreds gather at the Capitol to show disagreement with not guilty verdict in Philando Castile case on Friday.

Thousands gather at Capitol to protest Castile verdict

Published June 17, 2017

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty Friday in Ramsey County Court for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile last year — prompting a rally on the State Capitol steps.As...

Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, is embraced after speaking outside of J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul on July 7. Castile was an employee of the school, where he worked as a cafeteria supervisor.

Thousands to protest in St. Paul after officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty

Published June 16, 2017

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on Friday in Ramsey County Court for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile last year. Immediate outrage followed the verdict with a...

Protesters rally on the stairs of the state capital in St. Paul on Saturday, Jan 21. Protesters marched in solidarity with women across the nation.

As many as 100,000 protesters gather outside State Capitol for St. Paul Women’s March

Published January 22, 2017

As many as 100,000 demonstrators marched on the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday as part of a nationwide day of protest condemning President Donald Trump’s policies and campaign rhetoric. The event was...

Students For a Democratic Society Organizer Skyler Dorr leads protesters in a chant against President Donald Trump on 19th Avenue South on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Students gathered outside the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and marched to City Hall, joining with groups from other colleges and communities along the way. 

Thousands protest Trump’s inauguration throughout Minneapolis

Published January 20, 2017

Donald Trump gave his oath of office Friday morning to become the 45th president of the U.S. and was met with protests nationwide, including at the University of Minnesota.Students, campus groups and faculty...

One of Keith Ellisons columns, Minister Farrakhan never claimed to be a Malcolm X, published on Nov. 27, 1989.

Keith Ellison’s old Minnesota Daily columns surface amid bid for DNC chair

Published November 29, 2016

As Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison runs to fill the Democratic National Committee's chair vacancy, multiple news outlets have reported on columns Ellison wrote for the Minnesota Daily while...

The Minnesota Daily interviewed dozens of University students to get feedback on the election and its implications.

Reflections on Nov. 8

Published November 18, 2016

With the recent upset election of President-elect Donald Trump, many on campus have expressed shock, worry, confusion and joy. Trump's election has spurred nationwide demonstrations and sparked campus-wide...

Rep. Hausman retains district 66A seat

Published November 9, 2016

State Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-Falcon Heights, won her 15th consecutive term Tuesday night against Republican candidate Jon Heyer.Hausman, who represents Minnesota House District 66A, won 67 percent of...

Diamond Reynolds stands with a raised fist after speaking to a vast crowd that gathered outside of the J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul on Thursday. Philando Castile was an employee of the school, where he worked as a cafeteria supervisor.

In aftermath, city jolted

Published August 25, 2016

In the span of 36 hours, two fatal shootings of black men — one, Alton Sterling from Baton Rouge, La., the other, Philando Castile of St. Paul — left the country in a state of stirring dismay.Then,...

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