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Yves de Jesus, Reporter

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Illustration by Sarah Mai

Nearly a quarter of spring classes taken pass/fail

July 9, 2020

Nearly 50,000 class grades were given as pass/fail at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus this past spring. This means that nearly a quarter of all classes taken at the University were taken...

Jackson Hampton, right, works near the Hi-Lake Shopping Center in East Lake Street, just a few blocks from the Minneapolis Third Police Precinct, to help clear debris from the burned-down businesses on Sunday, May 31.

UMN students show up to help Minneapolis recover, rebuild after protests

June 2, 2020

Recent University of Minnesota graduate Mariam Karkache, along with her friends, recent graduate Noah Carpenter and Madie Pipenhagen, drove to a grocery store Sunday morning and loaded up their car with...

Student demonstrators gather outside of Northrup Auditorium on Friday, May 29 to protest the killing of George Floyd and the Minneapolis Police Department. Chalk marks were drawn 6-feet apart to help the crowd with social distancing.

UMN students continue organizing, demonstrating over Floyd killing

May 31, 2020

Several hundred University of Minnesota students gathered for an on-campus anti-police rally Friday evening. The demonstration, consistent with the overall message of some hosting groups, was also part...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

University plans for international students abroad facing travel barriers

May 8, 2020

The University of Minnesota is working to develop guidelines for incoming and returning international students abroad for the fall semester.  With U.S. visa services suspended worldwide and several...

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood as seen on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

Despite vacant council seat, Cedar-Riverside maintains community leadership

April 23, 2020

The Cedar-Riverside community is continuing to find ways to support one another during the pandemic following the departure of the community’s elected official. With former Council member Abdi Warsame’s...

The Cajun House, seen on Wednesday, April 15, is one of many businesses in Prospect Park that fall outside the city's eligibility area in the new small business forgivable loan program.

New Minneapolis loan program leaves out some University-area businesses

April 16, 2020

A new small business loan from the city could give some University of Minnesota-area businesses the relief they need, but geographic limits will keep others from qualifying.  To help small businesses...

From left, Darla and Richard Waxler.

Student-senior program suspended, but remote connections continue

April 9, 2020

A program partnering University of Minnesota students with local seniors has been suspended due to COVID-19, but some participants are finding ways to keep in touch with each other. The Connection Club...

The Como Congregational Church stands amid freshly-fallen snow on Monday, Feb. 17.  The historic site faces the potential of being developed into an apartment building.

Push for historic status could slow, cancel Como church site redevelopment

April 7, 2020

A Como church could soon become a historic landmark of Minneapolis, further complicating development plans for the site.  The Heritage Preservation Commission determined the 133-year-old Como Congregational...

Courtesy of the Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.

Twin Dinkytown apartments receive go-ahead for additional story

March 26, 2020

A proposal to add an additional story to twin Dinkytown apartments was approved earlier this month.  The City of Minneapolis Planning Commission approved a variance request March 9 for two apartment...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

COVID-19 response: A University of Minnesota timeline

March 18, 2020

Editor's note: this story will be updated on an ongoing basis as more information becomes available. timeline University...

Community use organics drop-off bins are seen at Van Cleve Park on Friday, Feb. 21.

Contamination poses roadblock for Marcy-Holmes organics recycling

February 27, 2020

While residents push for organics recycling at a Marcy-Holmes park, issues with contamination are forcing city officials to proceed with caution.  The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, along...

Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses an audience in Cowles Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The event centered around her “Pathway to Peace,” a package of seven bills which aim to reorient U.S. foreign policy.

Ilhan Omar stops at UMN to discuss foreign policy plans

February 19, 2020

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar stopped at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday to make the case for her plan to reshape the nation’s foreign policy to “one that centers on human rights” after unveiling...

State, UMN assess cost of online education, find little difference to in-person

State, UMN assess cost of online education, find little difference to in-person

February 17, 2020

After some lawmakers raised questions about the cost-benefit of online classes, a University of Minnesota report found they cost about as much as classroom-based courses.  The 10-page report, presented...

MPD warns of sharp rise in auto thefts near campus, citywide

MPD warns of sharp rise in auto thefts near campus, citywide

February 13, 2020

As temperatures drop, Minneapolis officials attribute a five-year high in auto thefts to cars being left running.  A citywide total of 262 stolen vehicles were reported between the first and third...

A building owned by Integer, a medical device outsource manufacturer, stands in Southeast Como on Friday, Feb. 7.  The site has recently been identified as producing higher than acceptable levels of trichloroethylene (TCE), an industrial solvent and carcinogen.

Como facility confronts toxic chemical emissions

February 10, 2020

After entering into an agreement 12 years ago, Como residents and a local manufacturing facility are still weighing how to eliminate toxic chemical emissions in the neighborhood.  A 2020 Minnesota...

Senior Sammy Lett reviews an early voting ballot at the Hennepin County Government Center on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Student early voter turnout could increase ahead of March primary

January 30, 2020

Minnesota’s first presidential primary in nearly three decades could mean a bigger student turnout, experts say.  The state’s switch from a caucus to a primary system also allows voters to cast...

A Minnesota Daily analysis of Dinkytown food businesses found all shops are up to code, with the exception of a few new restaurants who have not yet received an annual check-up. Minneapolis' new Health Inspection Lookup Tool allows anyone to look up detailed inspection reports.

Dinkytown restaurants are good to go, according to new city inspections tool

January 27, 2020

Like many University of Minnesota students, Mohammed Al-Hinaai enjoys the occasional dine-in at his favorite restaurants around campus. Al-Hinaai also puts cleanliness at the top of his priority list....

Senior Sammy Lett reviews an early voting ballot at the Hennepin County Government Center on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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January 27, 2020

Senior Sammy Lett reviews an early voting ballot at the Hennepin County Government Center on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Morgan La Casse

Robbery reported in Stadium Village, one suspect involved

December 13, 2019

A student was robbed Thursday night in the Stadium Village neighborhood near campus, according to a campus-wide alert.  The robbery happened near the intersection of 25th Avenue Southeast and Delaware...

Sarah Mai

Zooming out: E-scooters stocked away for the winter season

December 12, 2019

They stormed the University of Minnesota by the hundreds when they were introduced in summer 2018. Now, they are nowhere to be found. The University, in joint partnership with the City of Minneapolis,...

Hailee Schievelbein

Following an uptick in trespassing, U tightens security

December 2, 2019

The University of Minnesota is ramping up security to clamp down on trespassing incidents, which have increased in recent years.  From January to September of this year, there have been 200 trespass-related...

Morgan La Casse

Attempted robbery and assault reported near campus

November 21, 2019

An attempted robbery and assault took place Wednesday afternoon, according to an all-campus alert.  The incident occurred near 15th Avenue Southeast. One male suspect, described to be in his 20s and...

Hailee Schievelbein

Conversations, opinions are core to curbing climate change

November 18, 2019

For Kenneth Blumenfeld, climate change is more than just a conversation topic. Blumenfeld, senior climatologist at the Minnesota Climatology Office, travels the state to engage with Minnesotans about the...