The Newsstand is the Daily’s newsroom blog. The purpose of this blog is to increase transparency of our coverage and give reporters an opportunity to blog news that doesn’t make it into print.
Fri, 8/29, 5:17pm (1 day ago)
The federal government is prosecuting a Twin Cities suburb for allegedly nixing a proposed Islamic center based on religious reasons, news sources report. U.S. Attorney General Andrew Luger sued St. Anthony over its refusal to allow an Islamic group to use the St. Anthony Business Center as a place of worship,…
Wed, 8/27, 12:48pm (3 days ago)
For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota high school students have led the nation with top composite ACT scores, according to the Minnesota Department of Education.  The average composite score for Minnesotans in the class of 2014 was 22.9, outscoring the national average of 21 on the 36-point college readiness…
Tue, 8/26, 3:06pm (4 days ago)
Last week, the University of Minnesota announced plans to invest $350,000 in startup technology companies that originate on campus.

The University of Minnesota’s Discovery Capital Investment Program,…
Tue, 8/26, 11:23am (4 days ago)
A woman was molested and assaulted on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank on Saturday night, police said. The woman, who is not affiliated with the University, was loading her bike into a car around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 19th Avenue Southeast, according to a crime…
Tue, 8/26, 10:30am (5 days ago)
A man was hospitalized with noncritical injuries after being struck by the Green Line light-rail Monday. The westbound light-rail hit the man at the intersection of Chatsworth Street and University Avenue in St. Paul just after 1 p.m. The accident left the man with a gash in his head and leg…
Fri, 8/22, 11:00am (1 week ago)
An armed man on a bicycle tried to rob another cyclist at gunpoint near the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview on Thursday night, University police said. The incident is the third on or near campus to trigger a University-wide crime alert this summer, though in this case the suspect didn’t…
Thu, 8/14, 11:53am (2 weeks ago)
Local and national law enforcement have ended the eight-year reign of a Twin Cities-based crime ring that was trafficking stolen mobile phones and tablets across the country and abroad, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office's announcement Tuesday of the indictment of 20 of the Mustafa family ring's members. The defendants, according to the…
Mon, 8/4, 10:59am (4 weeks ago)
On Sunday, Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip, according to an article by the Associated Press. So far, its action throughout July and August has resulted in 1,800 Palestinians and 60 Israelis dead. The article said Hamas officials vowed to continue in their effort, leaving…
Thu, 7/31, 4:14pm (4 weeks ago)
BY TAYLOR NACHTIGAL The University of Minnesota-Twin Cites has climbed more spots on Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Best Colleges than other college in the country, according to Forbes Magazine’s list of Rising Stars. The University, deemed one of the Top 10 Colleges to Watch, now sits at 108th on the list…
Wed, 7/30, 10:19pm (1 month ago)
The University of Minnesota’s student-athletes earned higher marks this year than they have in the past. As of spring semester 2014, the average GPA for the University’s student-athletes was a 3.22, according to docket materials from the Board of Regents’ July 9 meeting. That score is higher than it was both a…
Wed, 7/30, 3:17pm (1 month ago)
Two University of Minnesota research assistants were robbed early Wednesday morning just north of Willey Hall, according to a crime alert sent to the University community Wednesday afternoon.  Neither was injured, but the two suspects took a cell phone and wallets containing credit cards and cash. The two research assistants were walking…
Sun, 7/27, 9:07am (1 month ago)
The University of Minnesota Duluth received an $8.97 million National Science Foundation grant to construct an ice-drilling platform in Antarctica for research, the university announced on Thursday.   The drilling system -- the first of its kind to be used in Antarctica -- could give researchers critical new information about the…
Sat, 7/26, 3:30pm (1 month ago)
A toxin called a neonicotinoid is commonly found in agricultural insecticides and has been turning up consistently in the Midwest, according to an article in the Star Tribune. With results published this week, the article said scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey found the compound in six states and nine…
Wed, 7/23, 1:25pm (1 month ago)
BY ANNE MILLERBERND  Adjunct faculty members at St. Thomas University have voted not to form a union, according to news sources. The Star Tribune reported that the results, announced Monday, showed that 84 adjunct faculty members voted for the union, and 136 voted against it. The school’s administration had been vying for more time and…
Sun, 7/20, 11:41pm (1 month ago)
Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million penalty and invest in clean energy products in a Wednesday agreement with state and federal regulators that settles the Duluth-based utility's alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency disagreed with the utility's upgrading of its coal-fired plants without…
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