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A man walks past Camdi in Dinkytown on Tuesday. The restaurant is located in one of several properties included in the historic designation study, along with Mesa Pizza and Dinkytown Tattoo.

Dinkytown hotel in city’s hands

Published May 8, 2014

The city of Minneapolis began its Dinkytown historical designation study in April, but questions remain about the future of the area’s businesses and a potential $25 million hotel project. The study...

Barbara Saunders eats outside of Kafe 421 in Dinkytown on Sunday. City lawmakers are considering expanding outdoor marketing and sales for area businesses.

Minneapolis to consider sidewalk sales

Published May 5, 2014

Hardware stores are among the few businesses allowed to peddle goods on Minneapolis sidewalks, but others across the city may soon be able to do the same. The City Council Zoning and Planning Committee...

Dorms scarce in housing boom

Published May 1, 2014

Private student housing is a big game at universities nationwide, but Big Ten schools aren’t eager to jump in. Though most Big Ten universities report high occupancy rates in their residence halls,...

Legislature passes online voter registration

Published April 30, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton signed online voter registration into law Tuesday after the bill garnered vast bipartisan support from legislators. Minnesota voters can now register online, but will still have to cast...

A Mesa Pizza staff member stands near Washington Avenue to draw more customers to the newly opened restaurant.  The new Mesa is currently open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, but they plan to apply for an extended hours license in order to be open as late as the location in Dinkytown.

No late-night Mesa in Stadium Village

Published April 24, 2014

Mesa Pizza opened its newest pizza-by-the-slice storefront in Stadium Village this month, but this location is without one of Mesa’s most popular allures — late-night hours. For now, the new...

Spring Jam doesn’t worry businesses

Published April 22, 2014

Dinkytown business owners say they’re not worried about unruly students during this week’s Spring Jam despite witnessing two chaotic nights after the Gophers men’s hockey team’s...

Architecture Graduate Student Sophia Skemp shows her final project to previous graduate student and professional architect Julie Macleod in Ralph Rapson Hall on the Universitys East Bank on Monday.  Professionals were viewing the graduate students work and giving them advice.

Fighting to keep ideas

Published April 17, 2014

Until recently, University of Minnesota students didn’t have rights to their own work. That policy changed in February, but business and legal experts say it’s still important to be wary when...

City support helps keep small businesses alive

Published April 15, 2014

Kafé 421 owner Jim Sander, his wife and their business partner had raised $200,000 by 2003 to start a restaurant in Dinkytown. Some minor miscalculations made money tight in the beginning,...

Lab worker and future medical student Gretchen Floan demonstrates how to intubate a person on a mannequin at the Commons Hotel on Tuesday. The Department of Defense provided in grant funding that Professor Pamela Andreatta and her team used to create the $50,000 mannequin with faux skin and organs.

Research on the front lines

Published April 10, 2014

Gunshots ring out as thick smoke fills the room. There’s a pile of what appears to be bodies, and their clothing is soaked with blood. A first responder has seconds to attend to the would-be victims,...

Stadium Village hotel quietly moves forward

Published April 8, 2014

Doran Companies’ Dinkytown hotel proposal is still in flux, but a new Stadium Village hotel is quietly moving forward near the University of Minnesota. The Minneapolis Planning Commission unanimously...

Boynton to cut down on ‘unnecessary’ care

Published April 3, 2014

The new message from doctors: Don’t get that next X-ray unless it’s really necessary. Physicians say overused procedures, like X-rays, can harm patients and cost hospitals valuable resources....

U supports crime prevention contest

Published April 1, 2014

After an academic year marked by worries about crime, University of Minnesota student groups and administrators are partnering to award students who can come up with ways to stop crime. Student groups...

Doran: Business group can’t delay hotel

Published March 27, 2014

Tensions boiled over at the most recent Dinkytown Business Association meeting when prominent local developer and Doran Companies CEO Kelly Doran claimed the business group isn’t legally legitimate...

Server and former student Taylor Kuchera prepares malt glasses for customers at Annies Parlour on Tuesday.  Minnesota law makers have proposed to change minimum wage from $6.15 to $9.50 which would affect many workers near the University of Minnesota.

Pay hike irks employers

Published March 26, 2014

As lawmakers nationwide debate the pros and cons of a minimum wage increase, many business owners have drawn a firm tally mark on the “con” side  — and those in the University of...

A construction worker in a cherry-picker works on the new student housing apartment complex being built by Weis Builders in Prospect Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Prospect Park development heats up

Published March 13, 2014

Prospect Park is welcoming major redevelopment and could look dramatically different in the coming years. With the Green Line light rail cutting directly through the district open this June and property...

PhD student Ryan Dutoit shows off the three-dimensional mapping capabilities of a Google Project Tango prototype smartphone.  Running Googles Android operating system, it behaves much like a typical device.  But, with a pair of cameras and its proprietary depth sensor, the device can create 3D maps of its surroundings and track its position in the real world.  

***NOTE:  The U has signed an NDA with google preventing them from giving tech specs about the device.  All tech info was pulled from Googles own publications about the project.  Is it appropriate to include a small note to this effect (so that it doesnt appear that the U gave the information in breach of its contract?)

Google taps U for smartphone research

Published March 11, 2014

A University of Minnesota research team is playing a major role in Google’s newest attempt to revolutionize cellphones. In the same way that Google Maps changed how users navigate roads, the tech...

TCF may host NHL game next year

Published March 6, 2014

TCF Bank Stadium may host an outdoor National Hockey League game as soon as next year. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman toured both the University of Minnesota’s football facility and Target Field on...

Customers sit inside Espresso Royale in Dinkytown on Monday. The coffee shops lease expires this spring, and management has discussed relocating to properties on either side of the current location.

Espresso Royale staying put

Published March 5, 2014

The Dinkytown coffee shop Espresso Royale has been offered a one-year extension on its leasing contract that expires this summer. The coffee shop’s location has been in doubt ever since Green Mill...

Jimmy Johns employee Derek Cousins leaves on his bike for a delivery on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Stadium Village.

Winter chill hits local businesses

Published March 4, 2014

Minnesota is experiencing one of the harshest winters in its history, leaving local businesses and their employees feeling the pain. This winter is the state’s coldest in 35 years, with temperatures...

Two-thirds of Como homes need ventilation

Published March 3, 2014

General Mills Inc. announced Friday that 111 homes in the Southeast Como neighborhood need ventilation systems to remove toxic vapors. State health officials notified residents in November that toxic trichloroethylene,...

Late-night crowds line up for a slice of Mesa Pizza during homecoming weekend Oct. 14, 2012, in Dinkytown.

Bans may get stricter in Dinkytown

Published February 27, 2014

Dinkytown businesses are considering a policy that would ban unwanted patrons from the entire business district. Minneapolis police recommended a “geographic trespassing” policy at the Feb....

U prof wins $250k award

Published February 26, 2014

A University of Minnesota professor is one of five people to be awarded a quarter of a million dollars Tuesday for improving the world with their work, Kare 11 reported. Jonathan Foley is a professor and...

Minneapolis City Council voted to deny Doran Companies  demolition of the commercial property building located at 1319 4th Street SE, which houses Mesa Pizza, Dinkytown Tattoo and Camdi Restaurant in Dinkytown.

Mesa building safe for now, but Dinkytown hotel in limbo

Published February 24, 2014

The Dinkytown building housing Mesa Pizza and other businesses is safe for the time being, but it could still be demolished. The Minneapolis City Council voted 8-4 Friday to deny Doran Companies the demolition...

Minneapolis City Council denies Doran’s Dinkytown demolition permit

Published February 21, 2014

The Dinkytown building housing Mesa Pizza and other businesses is safe for the time being. The Minneapolis City Council voted 8-4 Friday to deny Doran Companies the demolition permit for 1319 Fourth St....

TCF set for ‘NFL-ready’ upgrade

Published February 17, 2014

More alcohol and $6.6 million in improvements will greet fans at TCF Bank Stadium this fall. The University of Minnesota Board of Regents endorsed increased alcohol sales at the stadium and approved updates...

The Minneapolis Zoning and Planning Committee meets with the public Thursday at Minneapolis City Hall. The Committee mets to evaluate the historic value of three Dinkytown buildings that stand where Doran Companies hopes to build a hotel.

Dinkytown hotel inches forward

Published February 17, 2014

A developer, a neighborhood and a city are split on what’s best for Dinkytown. The Minneapolis City Council Zoning and Planning Committee on Thursday recommended demolition for two Dinkytown buildings...

Two Carlson professors honored

Published February 14, 2014

Two Carlson School of Management professors have been named among the best business school professors under the age of 40 in the world. Kathleen Vohs and Vladas Griskevicius were honored by the website...

U may host MLB All-Star Game concert

Published February 13, 2014

This summer, the University of Minnesota may host some of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game festivities. Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter told the Minnesota Daily on Wednesday that University...

City split on Dinkytown demolitions

Published February 13, 2014

A developer and a neighborhood are split on what’s best for Dinkytown, and so is the city.   The Minneapolis City Council Zoning and Planning Committee sanctioned demolition Thursday for two...

Vendors struggle with logo

Published February 11, 2014

When it comes to the use of its logos, the University of Minnesota can be stringent. A local printing shop has been trying to get licensed to use University trademarks and logos since 2008, but it has...

Enhanced driver’s license eases border crossing

Published February 10, 2014

Going to Mexico or Canada just got a whole lot easier for Minnesota residents. Starting Monday, Minnesotans can apply for an enhanced driver’s license that allows them to go between the United States,...

A completely remodeled and refurbished space in Black: Coffee and Waffles, formerly Muddsuckers, located on the corner of Como Avenue and 15th Street. Black is in the process of fully rebranding.

Como’s Muddsuckers Coffee gets a facelift

Published February 6, 2014

Business at a local coffee shop in the Southeast Como neighborhood near the University of Minnesota got so bad that closing the doors or remodeling were the only two options. So the owners of Muddsuckers...

U-area hotel market heats up

Published February 3, 2014

Two prominent developers around the University of Minnesota are shifting their focus from student housing to hotels. It could mark a shift in the near-campus market where developers are taking a wait-and-see...

Neighborhood study suggests less parking

Published January 29, 2014

The neighborhoods surrounding the University of Minnesota are reassessing their parking needs. Amid conflicts between residents, businesses and developers, the University District Alliance will host a...

Mesa Pizza, TargetExpress highlight incoming campus business

Published January 27, 2014

With a change of seasons comes a turnover of businesses near the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Daily has compiled a comprehensive look at the changing commercial activity on and near campus.   DINKYTOWN Coming...

The Franklin Avenue Bridge will be rehabilitated for $28.5 million. The bridge, which was constructed from 1919-23, is considered a local and national historical landmark.

Historic Franklin bridge to undergo renovation

Published January 23, 2014

A historic bridge near the University of Minnesota has a wide array of issues, but city staff and experts say the Franklin Avenue Bridge at the Mississippi River remains safe. The Minneapolis Heritage...

A rendering of the proposed hotel that would be located between 13th and 14th Ave on 4th street in Dinkytown.

City nixes Dinkytown demolition

Published January 22, 2014

Three Dinkytown properties, including the building housing Mesa Pizza, have been saved from the wrecking ball — for now. After lengthy discussion, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission...

The inaugural TargetExpress will open at the ground floor of the Marshall apartment complex in Dinkytown on July 27.

Dinkytown gets first TargetExpress

Published January 21, 2014

Dinkytown will serve as the test site for the first-ever mini Target store this summer. Dubbed TargetExpress, the store will be about one-sixth the size of Minneapolis-based Target’s smallest branches....

Then and Now:  Bustling streets and busy storefronts line the once busy 14th street in Dinkytown.  File photo by Dilip Vishwanat.

Dinkytown property owners resist historical designation

Published January 21, 2014

Ten Dinkytown property owners say the city and business leaders have excluded them as the district continues to outline its future with a burgeoning small-area plan. The Dinkytown Property Owners Group...

Mesa to expand to Stadium Village

Published January 17, 2014

Mesa Pizza  will open a second University of Minnesota location in Stadium Village  this spring. The news comes just days after Doran Companies requested demolition of three Dinkytown properties...

Dinkytown gets first-ever TargetExpress

Published January 17, 2014

Minneapolis-based Target will test its newest store model on local soil near the University of Minnesota. This summer, Dinkytown will serve as the test site for the first-ever mini Target store, TargetExpress,...

Doran submits demolition requests for Dinkytown properties

Published January 15, 2014

Doran Companies  has submitted demolition applications for three Dinkytown properties near the University of Minnesota, with plans to build a mixed-use hotel. The bulk of the hotel would be on two...

Betsy Hodges, city officials talk crime on campus with students

Published January 7, 2014

Newly elected city officials visited the University of Minnesota on Tuesday to discuss solutions to crime after a tumultuous fall semester, which saw an uptick in violent crime on or near campus. Minneapolis...

Student victim of attempted armed robbery inside Carlson

Published December 16, 2013

A University of Minnesota student was the victim of an attempted armed robbery in the Carlson School of Management Sunday afternoon, according to an email crime alert sent by University Police Chief Greg...

Study: Sexual ads for cheap goods irk women

Published December 11, 2013

Women typically don’t respond well to sexual ads for cheap products, but they object less when the price tag is higher. According to a recent study, women’s distaste for sexual ads varies depending...

Owner of Autographics Skott Johnson attends the Dinkytown Small Area Plan meeting at Burrito Loco on Thursday. Johnson, is stepping down as DBA president this year.

Another lifer closes shop

Published December 10, 2013

When Skott Johnson leaves Dinkytown after nearly 40 years, he’ll take one box with him. Inside, he said, are keepsakes from the source of Dinkytown’s charm — its people. Johnson, a University...

A view of the Marshall and the Venue at the Dinkytown construction sites, two new housing locations on SE 5th Street and 14th Avenue SE.

Housing boom isn’t slowing down

Published December 5, 2013

The student housing market near the University of Minnesota remains stable with historically low vacancy rates, but developers and real estate experts agree its future is a mystery. Nationwide, the housing...

American Indian Movement National Director and co-founder Clyde Bellecourt poses in the 6,444 square foot Henry B Frey Mansion on Tuesday.  The organization is selling the mansion to raise funds to build a cultural center.

Deserted mansion to be updated

Published November 27, 2013

Two century-old houses near the University of Minnesota are set to be the next pieces of the campus apartment boom. The Minneapolis Planning Commission approved a land-use application Nov. 12 to rehabilitate...

Study: Harvests must increase

Published November 26, 2013

To keep up with increasing food demand, farmers across the world should cultivate their land more often, according to a University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment study published Monday. The...

Attendees of the small area plan meeting discuss the possible futures of Dinkytown on Monday night at Varsity Theater. The meeting had a record number of attendees with over 120 people participating in the discussion.

Dinkytown could go historic

Published November 19, 2013

The unprecedented city planning for Dinkytown is nearing an end, but some stakeholders are concerned about the plan’s current direction. Neighborhood residents flocked to the Varsity Theater on Monday...

Lauren Gantner looks over the edge of a Ferris wheel in Minneapolis at the Zombie Pub Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

Zombie pub crawl could shamble to St. Paul

Published November 18, 2013

One of the largest outdoor events in Minneapolis could be on the move, and it isn’t due to a lack of brains. The Zombie Pub Crawl has amassed a record-breaking following since it started in 2005....

Opus Group sells Station on Washington

Published November 12, 2013

Developer Opus Group sold the Station on Washington last week for about $31 million. In a cash transaction, private equity firm Harrison Street purchased the mixed-use student housing building located...

Twitter stock booming early

Published November 8, 2013

Not many University of Minnesota students may know how the Dow Jones works, but Twitter is language they understand. The social media company hit the New York Stock Exchange for the first time Thursday,...

Prospect Park wary of U expansion

Published November 7, 2013

Some Prospect Park residents are worried the University of Minnesota is planning to seize their homes in order to complete future projects. The University is planning to build a $182.5 million Ambulatory...

Buses to return to Washington Avenue

Published November 6, 2013

Metro Transit buses are set to return to Washington Avenue on Dec. 7. Buses will once again make stops in front of Coffman Union among other stops after a 2.5 year hiatus due to the agency’s construction...

Private loans linked to high student debt

Published November 5, 2013

When it comes to financing her education, University of Minnesota art and psychology freshman Aubrey Peng doesn’t have a choice. This academic year alone, Peng will borrow $25,000 in private student...

Dinkytown bathroom among nation’s best

Published November 4, 2013

Where you go No. 2 in Dinkytown could be ranked No. 1 in the U.S. The Varsity Theater lavatories are among 10 finalists in a contest crowning the country's best restroom, according to the Minneapolis/St....

“Apple Picking” a nationwide crime trend

Published November 4, 2013

Many University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff have been victims of smartphone thefts lately, namely Apple’s iPhone. This phenomenon is a local example of a national trend known as “Apple...

Survey shows people want supermarket, more restaurants

Published October 31, 2013

As the City of Minneapolis and the Dinkytown community draft the district’s small area plan, student voices have been hard to come by. But a new outreach initiative found a way to find what students...

TCF Bank offers new classes

Published October 28, 2013

Nearly half of teens feel “clueless” about money management, a TCF Bank-sponsored poll found. To help young people become more financially literate, Wayzata, Minn.-based TCF began offering...

Firefighters work on an apartment that caught fire above Espresso Royale in Dinkytown on Friday afternoon.

Fire damages Dinkytown apartments

Published October 25, 2013

An apartment above Espresso Royale caught fire in Dinkytown Friday afternoon. No injuries have been reported, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. The cause of the fire is unknown and is...

Japanese company’s office could be big deal

Published October 24, 2013

The University of Minnesota has inked a deal with a Japanese company in hopes of creating a lasting medical devices partnership. Toray Industries, Inc., has more than 40,000 employees worldwide and almost...

Sewer credits could draw developers

Published October 22, 2013

The City of Minneapolis has a new way to draw developers to a University of Minnesota-area neighborhood. Minneapolis already offered developers incentives like tax credits, land-use grants and lower interest...

Old Main power plant needs cleaning

Published October 17, 2013

Before workers renovate the University of Minnesota’s Old Main Heating Plant, they have to clean out lethal materials inside. The century-old plant, which hasn’t operated since 2000, contains...

New eatery aims to serve the real deal

Published October 15, 2013

Another Asian restaurant is opening near campus soon, and despite their prevalence near the University of Minnesota, international students say they have a hard time finding an authentic meal. Little Szechuan,...

The University Recreation Center is ready for a cafe to move in and occupy the space on the left side of the lobby.

Board approves new campus eateries

Published October 14, 2013

The University of Minnesota will soon have two new campus eateries after the Board of Regents approved contracts on Friday. The new café-style restaurants — to be managed by Taher, Inc....

New campus eateries to go before Board of Regents

Published October 10, 2013

Two proposed campus eateries are slated to go before the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for approval on Friday. The new café-style restaurants are destined for the recently renovated...

A pedestrian crosses the light rail tracks on the intersection of Oak Street and Washington Avenue on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The line is slated for completion in 2014.

Keeping the Green Line safe

Published October 9, 2013

Graduate student Jonathan Hill walked across the light rail tracks on Washington Avenue and Church Street Southeast on Monday with his earphones in and his head down. Experts say the light rail is more...

Ashraf (AJ) Siddiqui of the West Bank Commission Coalition asks a question at a land use training workshop at the Argyle House on Tuesday. The University District Alliance and Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association co-hosted an event to educate community members about building and city development.

City planners teach the basics

Published October 3, 2013

Emma Weiss remembers a different landscape in neighborhoods surrounding the University of Minnesota. Chain-link fences and construction company signs now line streets where familiar shops and businesses...

Middle East eatery squeezes into Stadium Village

Published October 3, 2013

Mohamad Abdul Ahmad’s new restaurant is skeletal. It has no food yet — only the basics. The front door sat open on Tuesday as he wiped down the dusty register. As soon as he removed the last...

The no-cost bus, named “Lucille,”  will shuttle people from the University of Minnesota’s 4th Street Ramp to a stop outside Gold Country Apparel on Southeast Fourth Street.  The bus will run six nights a week, between 5 and 9 p.m.

Free bus service heads to Dinkytown

Published October 2, 2013

Dinkytown’s new shuttle service took its maiden voyage through the iconic four-block neighborhood on Tuesday. The no-cost bus, named “Lucille,” is a 1962 mini school bus painted orange...

Surly taproom gets planning commission approval

Published October 1, 2013

Surly Brewing Co. is one step closer to building a large brewery and taproom in Prospect Park. The Minneapolis City Planning Commission unanimously approved the Brooklyn Center-based brewery’s new...

University sorority loses federal case to own chapter house

Published September 27, 2013

A federal judge ruled that a University of Minnesota sorority does not own its chapter house becuase it says so in its bylaws, Courthouse News Service reported Thursday. Alpha Omicron Pi, or AOII, attempted...

Developers often flip apartments

Published September 26, 2013

Student housing developers near the University of Minnesota are constantly building new projects and often selling them behind closed doors. Developers maintain that this is a common industry practice,...

The City Council approved the relocation of CSL Plasma, located on University Avenue SE. CPM Properties will begin moving forward on construction of its mega-development, a 13-story luxury student apartment building.

Path clear for largest proposed student housing complex yet

Published September 24, 2013

Now that CSL Plasma has found a new location in Uptown, CPM Companies can start building its 11-story Stadium Village apartment complex. The Minneapolis City Council approved rezoning Friday to allow the...

Stillwater native’s song raises half million for U cancer research

Published September 20, 2013

The University of Minnesota Medical Foundation will receive a $568,704 donation Saturday thanks to a late Stillwater native and his hit song, “Clouds,” the Pioneer Press reports. Before Zach...

Minnesota jobs return in earnest as recession nears end

Published September 20, 2013

From a job numbers standpoint, the Great Recession appears to have ended in Minnesota. The state surpassed its pre-recession high of 2.78 million jobs from February 2008 when it added 12,200 in August...

Doran Companies proposed Dinkytown development could be a six-story, mixed-use apartment complex or a hotel. The development could displace Mesa Pizza and Camdi Restaurant, among other businesses.

Doran weighs Dinkytown hotel

Published September 19, 2013

Doran Companies’ recently proposed Dinkytown apartment complex could instead be a hotel without retail space. In August, Doran Companies unveiled a plan to develop a mixed-use, six-story luxury housing...

University alumni Spencer Barrett and close friend David Burke co-founded Great Lakes, a clothing brand on Midwestern lifestyle. The company launched last October and includes items such as T-shirts, hats, belts and koozies.

Students create clothing line to represent the Midwest

Published September 17, 2013

Spencer Barrett was studying marketing at the University of Minnesota in 2011 when he got a call from his best friend David Burke. Burke was in South Carolina for a lacrosse tournament with the University...

Twin Cities tops U.S. retail development

Published September 13, 2013

The Twin Cities currently leads the country in retail development, thanks in part to numerous student housing projects, the Star Tribune reports. Among the 7.3 million square feet under construction in...

Economics sophomore Alex Carlson uses the ATM outside TCF Bank in Coffman Union to deposit a check Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

TCF and the U: How close is too close?

Published September 11, 2013

University of Minnesota biology freshman Alyssa Oakman thought she needed to open a TCF Bank account in order to receive her U Card. “That’s how they presented it at orientation, that it would...

Principle planner of Minneapolis Haila Maze speaks to an audience of about 150 in regards to the Dinkytown small area plan while Third Ward City Councilwoman Diane Hofstede and Dinkytown business Associate President Scott Johnson sit on stage, Tuesday evening at Varsity Theater.

Dinkytown meets to plan future

Published September 10, 2013

Amid controversy over new development and the character of Dinkytown, community leaders and business owners are collaborating to decide the area’s future. The City of Minneapolis unveiled its preliminary...

U.S. government eyeing TCF Bank, Univeristy dealings

Published September 6, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is examining the link between American universities and big banks, including deals between the University of Minnesota and TCF Bank, according to an ABC News...

Minnesota reports 12-year high in job openings

Published September 5, 2013

Soon-to-be University of Minnesota graduates can rejoice as it appears a high volume of in-state jobs are available, the Pioneer Press reported on Wednesday. In this year’s second quarter, Minnesota...

Minneapolis City Council Member Diane Hofstede speaks in favor of a Dinkytown development moratorium Friday morning at Minneapolis City Hall. The moratorium would block Kelly Dorans proposed six-story, mixed-use apartment complex in the heart of Dinkytown.

City allows more apartments in Dinkytown

Published September 3, 2013

A measure to halt Dinkytown development failed Friday, as Doran Companies has proposed another apartment complex that could oust Mesa Pizza and other businesses. Minneapolis City Council voted 6-6 on a...

Eden Prairies Kyle Rau and Duluth Easts Andrew Kerr battle for the puck in the second period of the Class AA high school championship game in St. Paul, Saturday,  March 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter)

Recruits hope to return Gophers to dominance

Published May 5, 2011

It is no secret that Gophers hockey is held to a high standard. Even with back-to-back national championships in 2002 and 2003, the program has come under fire after three years without an NCAA tournament...

Undrafted but undeterred; Weber still pursuing NFL

Undrafted but undeterred; Weber still pursuing NFL

Published May 5, 2011

Of the 29 Big Ten conference players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft last weekend âÄî none were former Gophers. This comes as little surprise considering MinnesotaâÄôs abysmal 3-9 campaign...

Doctors or athletes: who should have the last word?

Published April 28, 2011

Wes Leonard was the star of the Fennville, Mich., high school basketball team. On March 3, in overtime of FennvilleâÄôs most important game of the year, Leonard drove to the basket and scored the...

Former Gophers building WPS contingent

Former Gophers building WPS contingent

Published April 26, 2011

The Minnesota soccer program is reaching national prominence. In two of the last three seasons âÄî 2008 and 2010 âÄî the Gophers reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, and now members...

Men’s Hockey: Gophers add goalie depth

Published April 25, 2011

Michael Shibrowski, goalie for the USHL Des Moines Buccaneers, has committed to the University of Minnesota for the 2011-2012 season. The 20-year-old Edina, Minn. native was voted the Buccaneers team MVP,...

Nick Thompson, right, demonstrates a hold on training partner Derrick Noble during training Tuesday, July 22, 2008, in Brooklyn Park, Minn., in preparation for an EliteXC  welterweight championship fight Saturday, three days before talking the Minnesota Bar Exam. (AP Photo/Andy King)

Former MMA champion gives up knockouts for injury law

Published April 19, 2011

In the spring of 2007, Nick Thompson was just another one of the 810 students in the University of Minnesota Law School, fighting the arduous daily grind of student life. On April 14 of that year, he flew...

Room, and time, to improve for Minn.

Room, and time, to improve for Minn.

Published April 18, 2011

The Gophers menâÄôs gymnastics team finished fourth out of six in its NCAA championship team qualifying session Thursday. With the top three teams from each session advancing, the Gophers were...

Men’s team, Kayla Slechta set to compete at NCAA championships

Published April 14, 2011

  This weekend the menâÄôs gymnastics team heads to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the NCAA championships. Though winning the outright title isnâÄôt necessarily the expectation, the...

Basketball: Gophers receive letters of intent from recruits Welch and Ingram

Published April 13, 2011

Junior college recruits Julian Welch and Andre Ingram had been inching increasingly closer to committing to Minnesota, today they have officially signed on. Gopher men's basketball...

Rivals, Scout now illegal for recruiting, says NCAA

Published April 13, 2011

Years ago, college basketball coaches and boosters were known to pay âÄúhandlersâÄù and AAU coaches thousands of dollars for names, reports and rankings on potential recruits. The NCAA...

Minnesota-Duluth wins NCAA title; how does it affect the Gophers?

Published April 12, 2011

This past Saturday Minnesota-Duluth defeated Michigan 3-2 in overtime to claim the programs first ever men's hockey national title.  However, while watching the Bulldogs' proudly lift...

Hosting tourney a boon to University and St. Paul

Published April 7, 2011

This weekend, the college hockey world will converge on  St. Paul for the menâÄôs Division I Frozen Four, and as the host institution, the Minnesota athletics department stands to bring in...

All’s fair; Love headed west to UCLA

All’s fair; Love headed west to UCLA

Published April 5, 2011

Tabitha Love is a 6-foot-6-inch volleyball coachâÄôs dream.  The sophomore was North AmericaâÄôs top womenâÄôs volleyball recruit in 2009 and was persuaded to leave her home...

Love leaves Minnesota volleyball team

Love leaves Minnesota volleyball team

Published April 4, 2011

Sophomore Tabitha Love has been granted a release from her volleyball scholarship, a team spokesman confirmed Sunday. Love, a 6-foot-6-inch outside hitter, has not participated in the GophersâÄô...

Kickoff change not popular with Minnesota

Published March 30, 2011

Until Tuesday, neither Minnesota senior Troy Stoudermire nor head coach Jerry Kill had heard of the newly-approved NFL rule change that moves kickoffs from the 30- to 35-yard line. It didnâÄôt...