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Ancel Keys used these crude rates of Minneapolis mortality trends to illustrate the heart attack epidemic during a meeting to recruit a cohort of Twin City professional men for the first prospective Cardiovascular Disease epidemiology study.

Nutritionist Ancel Keys, once the pride of UMN research, presents a fat problem for modern science

Published May 4, 2018

In 1957, Ancel Keys and a team of researchers embarked on an ambitious, global mission to reverse the heart attack epidemic through studying diet. The University of Minnesota academic and his team traveled...

Rashad Bowman, 46, pokes his head out the sixth floor window at 11:40 a.m. after police fired gas into a room at the Graduate Hotel. 

The 38-hour standoff: Flash bangs, smoke and SWAT teams at the Graduate Hotel captivate University of Minnesota campus

Published February 1, 2018

Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, 37 hours into a standoff, a pair of police flash bang grenades detonated inside 43-year-old Rashad Bowman’s hotel room on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus. Police...

A man sits on the ledge of the sixth-floor window at 1:15 p.m. after two loud explosions were heard at 1:09 p.m. Police say the suspect is in the room and believe he is the only person in the room.

Suspect in Graduate Hotel standoff is in custody, police say

Published January 30, 2018

The suspect in the Graduate Hotel standoff in Stadium Village that started midnight Sunday and ended sometime after 1 p.m. on Tuesday is in custody, police said at 1:43 p.m. The standoff lasted over 37...

A man sits on the ledge of the sixth-floor window at 1:15 p.m. after two loud explosions were heard at 1:09 p.m. Police say the suspect is in the room and believe he is the only person in the room.

Explosions sound at Graduate Hotel

Published January 30, 2018

UPDATE: SUSPECT IN GRADUATE HOTEL STANDOFF IS IN CUSTODY, POLICE SAY (1:43 p.m.) Two loud explosions were seen and heard at 1:09 p.m. inside the sixth-floor window where the suspect in the Graduate Hotel...

Police are negotiating with at least one individual inside the Graduate Hotel as of Monday evening. “We’ve been talking to that individual and asking them to come out for some time now,” UMPD Police Chief Matt Clark said Monday morning.  

More than 30 hours later, Graduate Hotel situation continues

Published January 30, 2018

UPDATE: SUSPECT IN GRADUATE HOTEL STANDOFF IS IN CUSTODY, POLICE SAY (1:43 p.m.) A woman was released at around 8:30 p.m. from the room in East Bank’s Graduate Hotel where police have been embroiled...

Safety alert for the Graduate Hotel on East Bank reaches students

Published January 29, 2018


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False rumors of active shooter on campus have no basis, University officials say

Published December 14, 2017

Wednesday reports of an active shooter situation on campus were false, University of Minnesota officials said. A number of tweets published by students Wednesday evening spread the rumor that there was...

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, speaks at an event at TCF Bank Stadium on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Over 20 Democratic senators have called on Franken to resign after a new sexual misconduct allegation surfaced Wednesday.

Amid new allegations, lawmakers call for Franken to resign

Published December 6, 2017

A mounting number of Democratic legislators in Minnesota and around the U.S. are calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign. The new effort came after multiple women accused Franken of sexual misconduct, starting...

A banner hangs outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

[Photo] Small group of students protest UMN administration at Coffman

Published September 13, 2017

A banner hangs outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Fire trucks and first responders cordon off a stretch of University Avenue Southeast where a bulldozer ruptured a gas line Monday. Around 100 people gathered to watch as responders addressed the leak.

Gas leak prompts evacuation near UMN

Published August 8, 2017

A bulldozer ruptured a gas line on 4th Street Southeast at around 3 p.m. Monday, causing evacuations near the University of Minnesota. The gas line was later shut off at around 6:30 p.m., according to...

A view of McDonalds in Dinkytown on Monday. On Sunday night, a persons car was stolen at gunpoint in the area.

Man carjacked at gunpoint near Dinkytown McDonald’s

Published June 26, 2017

A man had his car stolen at gunpoint in Dinkytown Sunday night.Just after 11 p.m., a suspect ran down the man with his own car after he tried to buy the assailant a meal.The victim, 25-years-old, had picked...

The new University of Minnesota Police Department squad car.

University of Minnesota Police find dead body near Mariucci Arena

Published March 9, 2017

University of Minnesota police were seen carrying away a body near Mariucci and Ridder Arenas Thursday morning.The incident was seen at the corner of 5th Street Southeast and 17th Avenue...

A street view of the Alpha Epsilon Pi house from September 2016.

UMN Alpha Epsilon Pi member allegedly raped pledge

Published March 1, 2017

Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault by a University of Minnesota fraternity member who allegedly coerced a pledge into committing a sexual act late January. The accused student, a member...

Ashley Crook holds her nearly two-year-old daughter Charlotte in the Glendale Community Townhomes on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

Competing interests have complicated future of Glendale Community Townhomes

Published February 13, 2017

Glendale Community Townhomes residents were mingling with their Prospect Park neighbors in 2014 when they heard second-hand their homes could disappear.Three years later, some residents of the public housing...

President Eric Kaler delivers his State of the University address at Coffman Union Theater on Thursday, March 7, 2016.

Kaler on boycott: ‘Every member of the University community deserves to be treated with respect’

Published December 17, 2016

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement Friday evening in the wake of the Gophers football team's boycott, followed by an open letter to student-athletes co-authored by Athletics...

Amelia Gerrard holds a sign saying No Deportation outside the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Protesters barred from Sen. Amy Klobuchar post-election talk at McNamara

Published November 11, 2016

Protesters were blocked from a post-election discussion event at McNamara Alumni Center Thursday evening.University of Minnesota Police Department Chief Matt Clark ordered officers to bar the doors to...

Voters fill out ballots at First Congressional Church in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on the morning of Nov. 8, 2016.

University students turn out to vote early on Election Day

Published November 8, 2016

With students trickling into polling places, Election Day voting is in full-swing at the University of Minnesota.Many stopped by community centers, churches and other voting spots to cast ballots for the...

Man killed in Dinkytown stabbing

Published August 26, 2016

A man died Thursday evening after being stabbed in Dinkytown. Minneapolis and University of Minnesota Police responded to a call at 13th Avenue Southeast and University Avenue Southeast before 7:30...

After school year of protests, debate ensues

Published May 5, 2016

As controversial discussions on race and representation exploded on campuses nationwide, students and administrators have begun reconsidering what constitutes free speech in the modern arena of higher...

MSA decries administrative ‘intervention

Published March 10, 2016

Tensions rose between student leaders and administration after University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement hours before two contentious student resolutions reached discussion.      The...

Law School dean Wippman to leave

Published December 15, 2015

After serving in his position for seven years, the University of Minnesota Law School’s dean will leave his post at the end of the academic year.    David Wippman, who has led the nationally...

City votes down extra funding for 4th Precinct in new budget

Published December 14, 2015

The Minneapolis City Council passed its 2016 budget Wednesday, omitting a controversial last-minute amendment that drew crowds to the meeting.    The proposal, introduced by Mayor Betsy...

Leaders call for close eye on athletics

Published December 14, 2015

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has called for more financial oversight in the school’s athletics department after an internal audit released Tuesday revealed misuse of school...

Kaler calls for more financial oversight in Athletics

Published December 12, 2015

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has called for more financial oversight in the school’s Athletics Department after the release of an internal audit on Tuesday revealed misuse of school...

The Prospect Park Business Center stands at the future site of RISE at Prospect Park, represented here with an outlined rendering. The mixed-use building will bring more housing and street-level businesses to the area. Businesses coming to RISE are set to include a grocery store, making it one of only two in the area, following Target Express in Dinkytown.

Oasis on horizon for food desert

Published December 8, 2015

Areas near the University of Minnesota are littered with restaurants, but grocery stores are few and far away for students.   Community members and student leaders have long called for an oasis for...

Biz owner sued for sex assault

Published December 2, 2015

A civil complaint filed Monday accused a University-area business owner of sexual assault.   According to the complaint, Jason McLean, owner of Dinkytown’s Loring Pasta Bar and Varsity...

U student’s podcast ‘takes back’ female narrative

Published December 1, 2015

Half of the population could be using these products, but they’re rarely discussed out loud.   A new monthly podcast launched by University of Minnesota graduate student Elise Maxwell is aimed...

Members of SECIA, the Southeast Como Improvement Association, meet at Van Cleve Park on Tuesday. University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Student Assembly member Hilary Lovelace, not pictured, was recently elected to a full-board position within the organization.

Student voices limited in neighborhoods

Published November 30, 2015

The groups that govern University of Minnesota neighborhoods have long sought the input of the many students who live in their communities.    But recruiting short-term residents has proved a...

Alumni association addresses memorial

Published November 24, 2015

Officials for the University of Minnesota’s Alumni Association sent an email to its members last Thursday after the group received complaints about the Minnesota Student Association’s Nov....

Anse Tamara Gray, the owner of the newly opened Day Break Press Global Bookstore in Stadium Village sits with the book she wrote herself.  In my mind, this is sort of an alternative classroom. We have all of these amazing books that are about places all over the world, where we can learn about each other and read about each other.

Bookstore brings new perspective to campus

Published November 23, 2015

A new bookstore  near the University of Minnesota will fill a campus-area void for literature on Islam, women’s issues and social movements.   The Daybreak Press Global Bookshop set up...

Alumni association addresses memorial controversy

Published November 22, 2015

Officials with the University of Minnesota’s Alumni Association Thursday sent a letter via email to University alumni addressing a controversial issue on campus.  The email, written by Alumni...

MBA program to prep DC congressional staffers

Published November 18, 2015

Decades after introducing its last MBA program, the University of Minnesota is building a curriculum aimed at students almost a thousand miles away. The program, the Industry MBA, is specifically directed...

A Sun Country Airlines plane takes off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday. Sun Country is one of many businesses positively affected by the lifting of the United States embargo against Cuba, whose planes are now open to transport customers to and from the country.

Carlson examines Cuba

Published November 16, 2015

The United States might lift 50-year-old sanctions on trade with Cuba, and the University of Minnesota is using the change as a teaching opportunity.   U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., spoke at the University’s...

US preps for Uterus transplants

Published November 13, 2015

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are working on a method to transplant uteruses in humans for the first time.   According to The New York Times, a team of six doctors there have already completed a...

Tate fire caused by electrical issue

Published November 11, 2015

Wednesday’s fire at the Tate Laboratory of Physics was caused by an electrical issue associated with the renovation of the 90-year-old building. The fire began at around 10:20 a.m. and three Minneapolis...

Food truck manager Becky Ramirez of Hot Indian Foods hands Dawn Knutson her tikka rice bowl on Thursday outside of Minneapolis City Hall. Hot Indian Foods was rated the Best Food Truck in the Twin Cities in 2015.

Food truck ordinance may loosen

Published November 10, 2015

When food trucks and farmers markets want to work together in Minneapolis, a three-step licensing process stands in the way.   But if two City Council members get their way, those requirements could...

The recently purchased 7West apartment building stands on the corner of S 2nd St. and 19th Ave. S on Wednesday afternoon.

7west apartments sell for twice the original value

Published November 5, 2015

The first multi-family apartment in Minneapolis to qualify for a popular environmental certification sold for nearly twice its original value last week.   But the actual impact the distinction had...

Working Families Agenda shifts focus to sick-leave

Published November 4, 2015

Minneapolis officials and residents expected a heated discussion on Wednesday over the controversial Working Families Agenda, a city policy aimed at protecting low-income workers.    Instead,...

Como’s new bread oven still preheating

Published October 28, 2015

The Southeast Como Improvement Association is halfway through construction of a bread oven   in the neighborhood’s FairShare Farm Community Garden.   The oven will be constructed from sustainable...

Antigoni Tig Sander McCloud poses outside of Kafe 421 in Dinkytown on Saturday afternoon. In addition to her managerial position at Kafe 421, she regularly appears as a food personality on the local television program Twin Cities Live and has recently become a finalist in a competition to co-host one episode of the Rachael Ray Show.

Chef fave eyes national spotlight

Published October 27, 2015

Antigoni “Tig” Sander McCloud grew up with a passion for two trades: cooking and show business.    The Dinkytown Kafe 421 co-owner became a Twin Cities television favorite seven years...

Morris student still missing

Published October 26, 2015

A University of Minnesota-Morris  student has been missing for more than a week, according to local law enforcement officials.    Laura Schwendemann, an 18-year-old from Starbuck, Minn.,...

City Council may accept funding for body cams

Published October 20, 2015

Minneapolis police could begin wearing body cameras while patrolling area neighborhoods, stirring debate among city leaders over whether the addition would impede on residents’ privacy.   A...

Zombies won’t be partying in Dinkytown

Published October 19, 2015

Partiers dressed as the undead took over the streets of downtown Minneapolis on Saturday as part of the city’s 11th annual Zombie Pub Crawl, an event that some say could benefit Dinkytown...

Sexual assault, harassment concerns involving football players surface

Published October 15, 2015

Allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and retaliation have surfaced regarding the University of Minnesota football team. The Star Tribune originally obtained email documents between University...

Former U student faces charges abroad

Published October 13, 2015

A photojournalist and former Minnesota Daily photographer could face up to five years in prison for carrying a bulletproof vest and helmet in Thailand.    Thai authorities told Hok Chun “Anthony”...

Blueprint Steering Committee Chair Natalie Reciputi speaks to Southeast Como residents at the 4th Blueprint Meeting at Van Cleve Park on Wednesday, September 30. The Como Blueprint is a small area plan designed for the Southeast Como neighborhood which aims to improve many aspects of the area over the coming years.

Como plans for the future

Published October 6, 2015

While neighborhoods like Prospect Park and Marcy-Holmes have commercialized in recent years, leaders in Southeast Como hope to keep high-rise apartments and bustling commercial areas out of the area.    The...

‘Innovation district’ could provide boost

Published October 1, 2015

New businesses, research centers and environmental innovations may dominate Prospect Park in the next five years if the Minneapolis City Council approves an innovation label for the area next week.   A...

Study: Internet ups hate crimes

Published September 30, 2015

Internet access could have led to a rise in racial hate crimes across the United States.    A study by a University of Minnesota researcher and other collaborators showed that racial hate crimes...

New apartment could hit Prospect Park

Published September 29, 2015

Two  new student luxury apartment complexes opened their doors to the University of Minnesota community this fall, and another could start construction this spring.   Plans for a six-story  apartment...

Alex Boehm (left) and Marcus Parkansky, cofounders of Misfit Coffee Company, prepare orders for customer on Tuesday in Dinkytown.

Food trucks stir up competition

Published September 24, 2015

Some business owners are using mobile establishments to sell their products amid the brick-and-mortar restaurants and cafes in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota.   Other business owners in...

Espresso Exposé manager Dana Heinz prepares a drink on Monday. In August, Minnesota wages were raised to $9, and the findings of a newly preposed study could lead to another increase.

City to vote on wage research

Published September 22, 2015

Minneapolis could follow in the footsteps of cities nationwide if the City Council approves a research project looking into the costs and benefits of raising the minimum wage  Tuesday.   If council...

Wheat may face new disease

Published September 17, 2015

Common foods that contain wheat — like cereal, bread, pasta and even soy sauce — may be in trouble as a fatal pathogen continues to fan out in fields across the country.    A report...

Sophomores Tatiana Lyons and Elayna Shapiro chat in their apartment in the Fourth Street Cooperative on Tuesday.

Co-op lets students lead

Published September 16, 2015

As luxury student apartments featuring amenities like hot tubs, tanning beds and movie theaters pop up across Dinkytown, one new complex is taking on a different approach.     Open to students...

Sophomore Moretta OConnell makes a giant bubble on Saturday during Open Streets on SE University Ave.

Community takes to streets

Published September 14, 2015

After five years of hosting expansive block parties across the city, Open Streets Minneapolis brought the get-together to the roads surrounding the University of Minnesota for the first time on Saturday.   More...

Indictment in the case of Minneapolis nonprofit

Published September 12, 2015

Bill Davis, the former director of Community Action of Minneapolis, and his son were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.   Davis allegedly worked with...

Former Apple engineer Matt Ronge accepts his trophy after winning the grand prize of $50,000 for his start-up company Astropad. The MN Cup Final Awards Ceremony was held at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday.

Startup contest announces winner

Published September 10, 2015

Investors and business people filled McNamara Alumni Center Wednesday evening for the Minnesota Cup final awards event, where one of seven businesses — some started by University alumni...

Radius at 15th impresses in first year

Published September 9, 2015

Luxury amenities and prime locations are drawing prospective residents to new apartment buildings near the University of Minnesota. But for first-year complexes, drawing in residents is especially crucial.  The...

U student hit by taxi

Published September 4, 2015

A 22-year-old University of Minnesota student was hit by a taxi while walking through Dinkytown Thursday night. The man was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious head injuries,...

IonE narrows to three for director search

Published May 6, 2015

Three finalists from all over the world are running to lead the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.   Since former director Jonathan Foley left last August, the University...

Vendor of The Moral Omnivore food truck, Lannea Logas, serves a customer at the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The market allows people to explore more healthy food options.

More farmers markets for Minneapolis

Published May 4, 2015

People of all ages congested the intersection of East Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue for the grand opening of Midtown Farmers Market Saturdaymorning.    Visitors hand-picked fresh produce...

Officials clash over plans for Granary Corridor

Published April 29, 2015

After years of deliberation, planning for the possible bike and pedestrian path known as the Granary Corridor is inching closer to completion.   To make use of underdeveloped city space near railways...

Creators of a mini beer pong contraption and a phone holder for vacuums converse while they wait to be interviewed by Shark Tank casting representatives on Saturday at the Carlson School of Management. The television show held a private casting call for University students, faculty, staff members and alumni to give the aspiring inventors a chance at participating in the showsupcoming season.

Shark Tank scoops up new talent at U casting call

Published April 27, 2015

The Carlson School of Management’s atrium echoed with chatter Saturday morning as inventors and entrepreneurial hopefuls lined its walls, exchanging business cards and smiles. They stood,...

With feds’ help, city targets unfair policing practices

Published April 20, 2015

Minneapolis is taking steps to build trust between its police department and residents.   As city officials strive to obtain more data on Minneapolis’ law enforcement practices in an attempt...

Committee votes down tuition freeze

Published April 16, 2015

University of Minnesota leaders made their eleventh-hour pleas to state lawmakers Wednesday, requesting funds to hold tuition flat for some students over the next two years.   After lengthy debate,...

Minneapolis police will be part of national program to address prejudice

Published April 15, 2015

Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced the city police would take part in a new federal program at the Police Conduct Oversight Commission meeting Tuesday night.   Minneapolis is one of a select...

Businesses call for regulation changes

Published April 13, 2015

Majdi Wadi came to the United States from Jordan in 1987 with a dream of taking over his family’s business.   In 1994, Wadi took over the business, Holy Land Bakery, which now has two locations...

Officials look to curb fare evasion

Published April 9, 2015

After an audit discovered that light rail fare evasion costs Metro Transit up to $28,000 per week, city officials are discussing potential solutions to cut down on financials losses. Metropolitan Council...

Minneapolis receives Ebola preparation funds

Published April 7, 2015

In the wake of the Ebola epidemic last fall, some city officials say Minneapolis should be more prepared for future outbreaks. The Minnesota Department of Health gave the city $40,000 last week to ensure...

Minneapolis to promote tech training

Published March 26, 2015

Minneapolis recently joined 20 communities across the nation in an initiative to offset future technology job shortages. The “TechHire” initiative aims to promote technical training programs...

Ward 2 City Council member Cam Gordon speaks at a City Council meeting at City Hall on Friday.

Gordon eyes minor crimes

Published March 23, 2015

In an effort to combat racial profiling by law enforcement officials, two Minneapolis City Council members are asking the city to repeal certain low-level offenses that impact minorities at higher rates. At...

Metropolitan Council water plan gets feedback

Published March 11, 2015

A new plan aimed at preserving water resources in the metro area is set to begin next month. A public hearing for the Metropolitan Council’s Water Resources Management Plan, which is part of a larger...

Land sale processes could change

Published March 9, 2015

There are hundreds of vacant lots and houses in Minneapolis — a result of what some city officials say is a restrictive approval process for land sales. The application process includes multiple...

Minneapolis receives $3M federal health grant

Published March 5, 2015

Minneapolis will use a nearly $3 million grant to combat the spread of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke in the city. A City Council committee on Monday accepted the Minnesota Department of Health’s...

Suspicious bag left in Willey Hall

Published March 5, 2015

A University of Minnesota student entered a Willey Hall classroom Thursday afternoon and dropped a backpack in the front of the lecture hall before running away. The student, who is believed to have...

City may adopt new fossil fuel stance

Published March 3, 2015

A group of students and other Minneapolis residents gathered at City Hall on Monday in support of the city’s continued divestment from fossil fuels and urged other state agencies to follow. City...

City begins process to accept $2.89 million grant

Published March 3, 2015

At Monday’s meeting of the Health, Environment, and Community Engagement Committee, city officials voted to accept a $2.89 million dollar grant on behalf of the City of Minneapolis. The Healthy Living...

Hearings held for Downtown East Commons

Published February 28, 2015

The City of Minneapolis will hold a series of public hearings regarding a park near the new Vikings Stadium in Downtown East. The first of these meetings occurred Tuesday, according to the Star Tribune.   Minnesota...

Prospect Park to become state’s largest historic site

Published February 26, 2015

As southeast Minneapolis continues its growth, with a recent string of new apartment buildings and a light rail line, one neighborhood is attempting to preserve its history. Community leaders have long...

City launches financial transparency program

Published February 24, 2015

Minneapolis government is now more transparent, thanks to a new online tool. The city’s Financial Transparency Platform, which launched earlier this month, allows visitors of the official Minneapolis...

City Council to examine neighborhood funding

Published February 19, 2015

Operations by a city department that funds Minneapolis neighborhood organizations will be analyzed for the next six months. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is undergoing its first evaluation...

UMPD reports on-campus crime sparse

Published February 18, 2015

University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said crime on and around campus this week was slow, aside from three reports of molestation on Monday afternoon. According to a crime alert from UMPD Chief Greg...

Mpls. unveils group for police conduct oversight

Published February 11, 2015

The Minneapolis Police Department announced on Tuesday who will serve on newly established oversight committees that aim to increase the department’s accountability. The committees’ makeup,...

Frey plans tackle area ‘food desert’

Published February 10, 2015

Ward 3 City Councilman Jacob Frey wants to help bring a more affordable grocery store option to University of Minnesota students. Frey proposed a new grocery store be constructed this year near Thresher...

Council members approve funding for green homes

Published February 5, 2015

City officials created a program three years ago to rid north Minneapolis of abandoned lots in the area and turn them into sustainable homes for neighborhood residents. Now, the City Council is on the...

Frey presents Ward 3’s goals for 2015

Published February 2, 2015

In the crowded basement of Nye’s Polonaise Room, Ward 3 City Councilman Jacob Frey addressed more than 50 community members Thursday evening for his first annual State of the Ward speech. In addition...

Report shows transparency, trust lacking

Published January 29, 2015

The Minneapolis Police Department has lacked public trust and transparency of its activities, a report released Wednesday found. Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and U.S. Department...

Shots fired at New Hope city council meeting

Published January 27, 2015

            Two officers were injured at around 7 p.m. Monday outside the doors of a New Hope city council meeting when a man with a “long gun”...

Two people robbed at gunpoint

Published January 27, 2015

A man was robbed at gunpoint near the University of Minnesota campus early Sunday morning in the area’s second armed robbery within about a week. The victim, who isn’t affiliated with the University,...

UMPD sends two crime alerts over the weekend

Published January 26, 2015

A man was robbed at gunpoint around 2:30 a.m. in Marcy-Holmes Sunday morning, according to a crime alert from University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness. The victim was unaffiliated with the University...

Blueprint for Action raises youth violence concerns

Published January 21, 2015

Though crime is down overall citywide, elected officials and community members are concerned about the well-being of youth. They’re questioning the effectiveness of a youth violence prevention plan...

Violent crime rises slightly

Published January 20, 2015

Minneapolis authorities are planning to focus on weak points in the city’s safety initiatives in 2015, even after a year marked by the lowest crime rates in three decades. Despite a presentation...

Hodges, Harteau present 2014 crime stats

Published January 15, 2015

Minneapolis crime rates for 2014 were the lowest in 30 years, said Mayor Betsy Hodges and Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau at a community meeting Thursday. City officials presented statistics...

Cold, finals drive down crime rate

Published December 9, 2014

In September, law enforcement officials were bracing themselves for the upcoming football season and for TCF Bank Stadium to host both Gophers and Minnesota Vikings games. Many anticipated an increase...

Students stage a ‘die-in’

Published December 8, 2014

About 50 people lay down on the pavement outside of TCF Bank Stadium around noon Sunday pretending to be dead. The group was protesting against police brutality before and during the Minnesota Vikings...

State surplus could impact U

Published December 8, 2014

Minnesota will have about a $1 billion surplus for the 2016-17 biennial budget, according to a forecast released Thursday by the Minnesota Management and Budget office. The report also predicted a $373...

Man arrested after taking swings at Green Line train

Published December 2, 2014

An unusual crime punctuated an expectedly quiet Thanksgiving break for campus police, said University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner. At about 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Miner said, University police...

As temperatures drop, campus crime moves indoors

Published December 1, 2014

University of Minnesota police are beginning to respond to a shift in crime patterns as the weather gains its icy Minnesota chill. “With the cool-down over the last couple of weeks, activity seems...

Dozens of fans fall victim to ticket fraud

Published November 25, 2014

A surge of fraudulent ticket sales left its mark Sunday, as 54 people were turned away from TCF Bank Stadium at the Vikings-Packers game. The fans bought the forged tickets from scammers online and in...

Chief Greg Hestness poses in his office at the University of Minnesota Police Department Monday afternoon. Hestness will be retiring in June after a 40-year career in law enforcement.

A changing of the guard for UMPD

Published November 18, 2014

Among the certificates, diplomas, photos and licenses lining the walls of University of Minnesota police Chief Greg Hestness’ office, one frame stands out. Behind its glass pane is a Native American...

University area hit by robberies

Published November 18, 2014

University of Minnesota police Chief Greg Hestness sent out a crime alert Monday following a string of weekend robberies. Of the three robberies, two occurred on Saturday. One incident took place on the...

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