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.
Wed, 4/23, 8:46pm (14 hours ago)
Three years and $85 million dollars later, the University of Minnesota’s Physics and Nanotechnology building is almost fully moved in. And tomorrow they’ll be showing the place off. The University will be hosting an open house of the nanotech building on April 24, including self-guided public tours to show off the…
Sun, 4/20, 6:24pm (4 days ago)
A man was charged in Ramsey County District Court with shooting and killing his girlfriend while she sat in the back of an SUV with their infant son, the Star Tribune reported. Timothy Hendricks, 19, shot Michelle Ploetz, 20, after they left a St. Paul restaurant.  Hendricks asked Ploetz to dinner to discuss…
Fri, 4/18, 8:39pm (6 days ago)
Last week the Heartbleed bug was announced to the public as a severe threat to the security of online information. Faculty and staff members at the University of Minnesota this week were warned of some ramifications related to the growing public awareness of the security vulnerability. “The fact that the vulnerability is now…
Thu, 4/17, 7:24pm (7 days ago)
A 19-year-old Canadian man was arrested for allegedly using the Heartbleed Internet bug to hack the country’s tax agency, according to CNN. Canada’s Revenue Agency was infiltrated and around 900 Social Insurance numbers were stolen, the Canadian Mounted Police reported, according to the WashingtonTimes. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested Wednesday and now faces two possible counts of computer-related…
Thu, 4/17, 5:51pm (7 days ago)
Lyft and UberX connect riders and drivers through a mobile app, essentially providing a citizen chauffeur service. The companies are currently operating illegally in Minneapolis, since standing city code requires that their drivers purchase taxicab licenses, the Pioneer Press reported. Now, city leaders are working to legalize the services. The proposed…
Wed, 4/16, 11:04am (1 week ago)
Students for a Democratic Society published a letter to University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness Sunday regarding former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s Thursday visit on its website. The letter calls Rice a “dangerous person” and calls on University police to question her upon her visit to the University. “From time to time, truly dangerous people do…
Tue, 4/15, 2:39pm (1 week ago)
Earplugs will soon become a common feature at many local venues.    A new Minneapolis city ordinance mandates that music venues provide patrons with earplugs when requested.  City Council member Jacob Frey, who represents the University area, introduced the ordinance and told the Minnesota Daily that hearing loss was a growing issue for…
Tue, 4/15, 12:40pm (1 week ago)
University of Minnesota-Duluth student Alyssa Lommel was found unconscious on her neighbor's porch in the frigid cold on Dec. 7, 2013, Fox 9 reported. Lommel was found by a passerby after passing out in -17 degree weather last December. She suffered severe frostbite that resulted in the amputation of parts of her…
Mon, 4/14, 8:49pm (1 week ago)
Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday a bill raising the state minimum hourly wage for large businesses to $9.50 by 2016. The increase is the first of its kind for Minnesota in a decade. The Star Tribune reports Minnesota’s current $6.15 minimum wage places it among only three other states…
Mon, 4/14, 12:54pm (1 week ago)
A revamp of the Minneapolis sidewalk sales ordinance is moving forward at City Hall, with the changes passed by the Planning Committee on April 7th, KSTP.com reported. The existing ordinance does not permit businesses to display goods outside their respective buildings, with exceptions for auto sales, gas stations, lawn sales…
Sun, 4/13, 12:42am (2 weeks ago)
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Fri, 4/11, 1:59am (2 weeks ago)
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Wed, 4/9, 4:16pm (2 weeks ago)
Here are a few things that didn’t make it into Monday’s ride along story. ·         When asked what the coolest thing he’s done as a University police officer, Daniel Farrar told the story of giving CPR to a man whose heart had stopped beating. The man is alive today. “He still emails…
Wed, 4/2, 7:42am (3 weeks ago)
On Tuesday the Minnesota Student Association agreed to oppose a recommended resolution to the University Faculty Senate that advises the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to cancel Condoleezza Rice’s visit to the University of Minnesota on April 17th. “The Minnesota Student Association believes in a public University where all ideas, political…
Sat, 3/29, 5:41pm (4 weeks ago)
Sometimes the best way to learn is to dive right into the deep end and computer technology is no exception to the rule. On April 4, the University of Minnesota is hosting its third annual national Competition on Management Information Systems where student teams are given 24 hours to come up…
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