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Demonstrators occupy the lawn outside of TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday morning. The demonstration took place to voice opposition against the team mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs during their game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Mascot protests continue

Published October 19, 2015

American Indian activists are continuing to push back against sporting teams they say are offending their culture.   To protest what they view as degradation of American Indian culture and history...

Moms lack support in workplace

Published October 14, 2015

New mothers may abandon breastfeeding if their workplace lacks the space to pump milk, according to a recent study.   Fewer than half of breastfeeding mothers have adequate break time and the private...

Local grain elevators are deemed unsafe

Published October 12, 2015

Though some grain elevator owners in the Twin Cities claim the buildings are safe, an inspection of Prospect Park’s Electric Steel Elevator  showed they’re not as sound as proprietors...

Study finds lowest graduation rates in Minneapolis

Published October 8, 2015

A study showed that Minneapolis has the lowest graduation rate compared to 49 other cities, according to the Star Tribune.   While the national average for graduation rates is 75 percent, Minneapolis...

West Bank canvasses for new area plan

Published October 8, 2015

Leaders on the West Bank are visiting community members’ homes to find out how residents want to see the area grow.   The West Bank Community Coalition will start canvassing the Cedar-Riverside...

Preserving roots music in Dinkytown

Published October 7, 2015

Pastor Doug Donley leads services at University Baptist Church in Dinkytown by day, but at night, he transforms the building’s basement into a music venue.   The Roots Cellar Music Series, a...

One of the many grain elevators in the Southeast Minneapolis Industrial Area stands in Prospect Park on Monday. The Minneapolis City Council recently passed a bill to charge rescue costs at grain elevator sites.

Urban explorers, trespassers may face steep rescue fines

Published September 29, 2015

Urban explorers who may need complicated rescues will now have to pay a hefty fine for the service.   In response to recent deaths and injuries due to falls in restricted spaces — including...

U-City programs to create “Smart Cities”

Published September 28, 2015

As part of a nationwide effort, the University of Minnesota is collaborating with St. Paul and Minneapolis leaders in order to improve infrastructure and increase citizen involvement in the area.   The...

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services program manager, Melissa Flores Floravanti, and practitioner Peter Dinh, pose in the new garden at the Community-University Health Care Center. The new garden will be used by mental health patients in the clinic as a place to relax and socialize.

Garden promotes well-being

Published September 23, 2015

Flowers and greenery serve as the backdrop for a South Minneapolis space that gives mental health patients a place to bond and share their cultural identities.   Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health...

Sherri Faye, owner of Imagine Arts Studio, works on a comic strip piece on Saturday. The studio opened on September 10 and is currently showcasing original art and reproductions of iconic rock and roll pieces by various artists.

Bringing art to Dinkytown

Published September 21, 2015

Among the bars and restaurants lining Dinkytown streets, a new gallery is looking to bring artistic culture back to the University of Minnesota area. Imagine Art Studio and Gallery, which opened Sept....

Chipotle salmonella infection caused by tomatoes

Published September 17, 2015

The source for the salmonella outbreak which sickened Chipotle customers in Minnesota was found to be caused by tomatoes, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journals. Chipotle has since switched...

A protective plastic tube covers a young tree trunk in Dinkytown on Monday. This new preventative measure urges bikers to lock up somewhere else to damaging new trees.

Meter hitches installed to preserve trees

Published September 16, 2015

Increased bike traffic and a shortage of bike parking around the University of Minnesota could be harming young trees.   In order to combat the damage, Minneapolis Public Works donated 20 new bike...

Profs help Somali kids with diabetes

Published September 14, 2015

Somali children in Minnesota suffer from Type 1 diabetes at higher rates than non-Somalis do, but getting access to necessary treatment information can be difficult for those East African communities. The...

Como aims to attract new crowd

Published September 10, 2015

As near-campus student housing swells, Southeast Como wants to fill it with more than just college students.   To attract more University of Minnesota graduate students and faculty members —...

Abduls Afandy sits on Washington Avenue along the Green Line on Saturday, September 5. The store, a three-person run family business, was hurt by the 2013 light rail construction.

Businesses thrive on Green Line

Published September 9, 2015

Despite a loss in sales for many businesses dealing with construction along the Green Line light rail , a new report showed Stadium Village businesses did better than most. In a report released by...

(Left to right) Nate Karnitz, Kirsten Karnitz and Chris Kulzer pose with their first product, Tippling House Vodka, at Lawless Distilling Company in St. Paul on Monday. Founder and Carlson School of Management graduate Nate Karnitz noticed the growing distillery scene in the Twin Cities and decided to start one of his own.

Craft spirits flowing in Mpls.

Published August 5, 2015

Nate Karnitz spent his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and his graduate years at the University of Minnesota brewing beer in his home. That hobby eventually grew into Lawless Distilling...

Target to implement chip readers for credit cards across all stores

Published August 5, 2015

Target will begin using chip readers for credit cards in 1300 of its location by this week, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. It is expected that all 1800 store locations will update...

Bar Luchador is set to open in the space formerly occupied by Campus Pizza on Washington Avenue in Stadium Village in early August, offering Mexican street food in a Lucha Libre setting.

Move, pizza: It’s taco time

Published July 29, 2015

After months of vacancy, a new Mexican bar and restaurant will occupy the Stadium Village space where Campus Pizza once stood.    Bar Luchador will begin dishing out Mexican cuisine and cocktails...

Minnesota Minimum Wage Rises This Weekend

Published July 28, 2015

Minnesota’s minimum wage will see a hike up to $9 per hour starting this Saturday, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.   Small companies with revenues less than $500,000 will...

Prospect Park hotel to start construction

Published July 22, 2015

CPM Development will begin construction of a four-star hotel next week in Prospect Park, though the building will be bigger than developers originally planned. After a meeting with the Minneapolis City...

MillerCoors named first founding partner of Viking’s new stadium

Published July 22, 2015

On Tuesday, MillerCoors announced sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings to become a Founding partner of the new U.S Bank Stadium, the official Vikings website reported. The partnership will include a MillerCoors...

Parents spending more on daughters, Carlson study says

Published July 15, 2015

Daughters may be getting more attention from parents than sons because they have a greater chance of having kids, according to a Carlson School of Management study. The study, which will be published in...

Minnesota ranked first for business

Published July 8, 2015

After lingering around a 10th-place ranking for the last eight years, Minnesota has found a place at the top of a list of the best states for business.   A CNBC study published last month named Minnesota...

Nicollet Mall renovations underway

Published July 7, 2015

On Monday, a $50 million project began to renovate Nicollet Mall, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports. The renovation will upgrade sidewalks and other passageways and will also work on power,...

WaHu businesses to come this fall

Published July 1, 2015

WaHu Student Apartments near the University of Minnesota will open at the beginning of August to both student and non-student renters, but the retail spaces below the complex won’t be filled until...

A. Pietig Concrete workers, Amaro and Ernesto Lima, work on constructing the foundation of a new patio at Library Bar in Dinkytown on Saturday. The new patio will be one of the largest in Minneapolis.

Library Bar to unveil patio

Published July 1, 2015

Dinkytown’s Library Bar could see an increase in its customers by the time the Minnesota Vikings’ play their first game this fall.   The bar is replacing its parking lot with a patio,...

Minneapolis housing prices grow slower than the national average

Published June 30, 2015

The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports Minneapolis home prices are still increasing, but slower than the national average, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. While...

Mixed-income housing, retail development near Westgate station breaks ground

Published June 23, 2015

Tuesday, work will officially begin on a $54 million housing and retail development on University Avenue, close to St. Paul’s Westgate light rail station, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul...

New liquor laws took effect in Minneapolis and Duluth last Sunday

Published June 16, 2015

As of last Sunday, Minneapolis and Duluth restaurants and breweries can sell liquor and growlers on Sundays starting at 8 a.m. according to the Star Tribune. The Pioneer Press reports that...