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Man survives suicide jump from bridge

August 2, 2006

A man jumped off the Washington Avenue Bridge into the Mississippi River in an attempted suicide Saturday, according to police reports. Officers arrived at the bridge and saw the man, who appeared to be...

National Night Out promotes community togetherness, safety

August 2, 2006

What started as a simple statement of support for law enforcement officers has grown into an annual nationwide event. People gathered Tuesday at neighborhood events in all 50 states for the 23rd annual...

Police arrest suspect in case of woman followed into her apartment

July 26, 2006

Police said they have arrested a man suspected of being involved in a harassment incident July 8 at University Village West. Police said Matthew G. Pengra is suspected of following a University Village...

City Council approves cameras for Cedar-Riverside

July 26, 2006

Cedar-Riverside will be the first Minneapolis neighborhood outside of downtown to have security cameras. The Minneapolis City Council voted 10-to-1 Friday to allow the neighborhood to move forward with...

Businesses entice police

July 19, 2006

While some might call it bribery, others call it a thank-you or a nudge in the right direction. For two University-area businesses, special discounts for police officers aren't meant to be a bribe for...

Man shot in Dinkytown

July 19, 2006

A Minneapolis man was shot in the shoulder about 2:40 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Fifth Street Southeast and 12th Avenue Southeast, according to police reports. The victim, whose injuries were...

Scams dupe renters

July 12, 2006

Students looking to sublet their apartments might want to be a bit more cautious, warned University officials July 3. University students received an e-mail last week cautioning them about scams that can...

Arrest follows two Dinkytown robberies

July 12, 2006

A juvenile thought to be involved in two robberies moments apart near campus was arrested July 4, said police Lt. Medaria Arradondo of Minneapolis' 4th Precinct. The first robbery happened at the intersection...

Man allegedly demands $150 for safe return of missing cat

July 5, 2006

A missing cat was ransomed by an unknown man Thursday, according to police reports. Lt. Thomas Rice, commander of 5th Precinct investigations, said Elizabeth Nicholas' cat had gone missing and she put...

Forum discusses racial disparities

July 5, 2006

More than 600 lawyers, judges, police officers and community activists answered the Council on Crime and Justice's "Call-to-Justice" at a June 28 forum at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. The...

U student cited with vandalism at Wilson Library

June 28, 2006

>The police report said that when officers arrived at the library they found four people sitting on a ledge outside the east side of the building. Steve Johnson, deputy chief of police for the University,...

Special Olympians compete at U

June 28, 2006

The Special Olympics' "Flame of Hope" spent the past few weeks traveling across Minnesota. Hundreds of law enforcement officers across the state participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, according...

Student cited with stealing from campus bookstore

June 21, 2006

Security officers said they caught a University student stealing a book from the Coffman Union bookstore June 13. Steve Johnson, deputy chief of police for the University, said Rory Burton-Feeney walked...

Local residents go out on patrol

June 21, 2006

Armed with two-way radios, clipboards, fliers and watchful eyes, they set out for the day. This isn't something they are paid to do. They don't wear badges, and they don't carry guns. They are the members...

Meeting to discuss safety concerns

June 14, 2006

According to reports released this week, crime is increasing in Minneapolis, and Ward 3 City Council Member Diane Hofstede wants to do something about it. Today, Hofstede, along with Ward 1 City Council...

Campaign encourages motorists to buckle up

May 31, 2006

Travelers over the holiday weekend were faced with an increased number of police officers ready to ticket them for not wearing seat belts. Four hundred Minnesota law enforcement agencies are taking part...

Time allowed for graffiti cleanup halved

May 24, 2006

Owners of Minneapolis property tagged with graffiti now have half as much time to clean the area before the city will step in. A new ordinance, passed May 12 by the City Council, gives property owners...

Rally stresses immigrants’ value

May 2, 2006

Cheers, chants and hand-painted signs filled Powderhorn Park on Monday as people rallied in support of immigrants rights. Dubbed A Day Without Immigrants, the protest was a national attempt to draw attention...

Study: Conservativepolicy hurts students

April 27, 2006

Conservative policies might have been harmful to higher education, according to a study released this month. University English professor Ellen Messer-Davidow conducted a study that looks at the effect...

Vigil honors student who died Friday

April 18, 2006

A Korean prayer began the Monday night vigil for a University student. Simon Chung said a prayer in remembrance of his son, David Chung, who drowned Friday in Hyland Lake in Bloomington. He was playing...

Sabo looks to retiring legacy

April 12, 2006

The 2006 midterm elections are on a lot of people's minds. But for the first time in 28 years the Democrat on the ballot in Minnesota's 5th District will not be Martin Sabo. When his term ends in January,...

Professor has high hopes for $1 million College of Biological Sciences award

April 7, 2006

A University professor's $1 million award will help her change the face of the biology curriculum. Claudia Neuhauser, head of the department of ecology, evolution and behavior in the College of Biological...