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.
Tue, 9/30, 6:03pm (17 hours ago)
A University of Minnesota student was robbed early Sunday at the intersection of 12th Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast, according to a University crime alert issued Tuesday. The victim was walking to a friend’s house around 3 a.m., according to the alert, when a woman and two men approached her. The…
Mon, 9/29, 5:52pm (2 days ago)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will help Republican candidate Jeff Johnson campaign in his run for governor in October, the Pioneer Press reported Monday.  Chrisite, who chairs the Republican Governor's Association, is set to join Johnson, who is running against Gov. Mark Dayton, on Oct. 13. Chrisite was Hudson, Wis. Monday, to support…
Fri, 9/26, 5:39pm (5 days ago)
Community Action of Minneapolis, a nonprofit organization that serves people with low-incomes, laid off its employees Friday after officials from the state’s Department of Commerce and Department of Human Services showed up at its doors with a warrant to obtain its financial records, the Star Tribune reported. A state audit revealed…
Fri, 9/26, 4:41pm (5 days ago)
The Avon Foundation for Women awarded a $5,000 grant  to the University of Minnesota’s Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education. The grant  — one of 30 Avon grants awarded to campuses across the U.S. — will be used for Aurora’s “Average Joe to Activist Joe: Male Student Engagement in Sexual Violence…
Tue, 9/23, 8:39pm (1 week ago)
Next year in October, former world leaders will come to Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota as part of a conference dedicated to fighting global climate change, news sources report. The event, “Minnesota 2015: Democracy for a Sustainable Future,” seeks to build cross-disciplinary partnerships to address problems outlined in the World…
Wed, 9/17, 7:48pm (2 weeks ago)
The Minnesota Vikings barred Adrian Peterson Wednesday from playing for the team, in light of his recent arrest stemming from charges of child abuse. Peterson will take a paid leave from all team activities while he awaits a preliminary hearing in October and a trial early next year, the Star…
Wed, 9/17, 12:16am (2 weeks ago)
Three new tiny parks have popped up around Minneapolis, according to a release on the city’s website. These spaces are referred to in the document as “parklets.”   "Parklets are a really simple, but extraordinary way to transform public space," Ward 10 City Councilwoman Lisa Bender told the Star Tribune. She said…
Fri, 9/12, 4:06pm (3 weeks ago)
President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday concerning U.S. efforts to destroy ISIS, formally known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, news sources report. Labeling ISIS a “cancer,” Obama warned the country of the long-term nature and military risk the movement against ISIS would bring, the New York Times…
Fri, 9/12, 3:06pm (3 weeks ago)
The Minneapolis City Council is in talks about raising the local minimum wage, news sources report. Ward 9 City Councilwoman Alondra Cano has recently organized council members and city staff in a working group to explore the issue, MinnPost reported. However, she believes it will take six to nine months for…
Wed, 9/10, 7:44pm (3 weeks ago)
Almost one month ago, 44-year-old Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman allegedly shot his business partner, Kelly Phillips, outside of a gas station in Arden Hills, Minn., according to news sources. Phillips may have been Hoffman’s one-time lover. Since then Hoffman has been on the run, and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office announced…
Tue, 9/9, 11:49pm (3 weeks ago)
In an interview aboard a C-SPAN tour bus Monday morning, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler gave an interview concerning student debt, state funding and the University’s curriculum, MinnPost reported. Kaler was interviewed as part of the Washington Journal program. University state funding has dropped 14 percent since his time at the…
Sun, 9/7, 2:45pm (3 weeks ago)
   Not every scientist’s lab space is completely consumed by a giant dinosaur, but Kenneth Lacovara’s is.    The Dreadnoughtus, a massive prehistoric land animal, was recently excavated in Argentina, according to the Guardian.     “What we can say with certainty is this is the biggest land animal that we can actually…
Fri, 9/5, 10:14pm (4 weeks ago)
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday during the Gophers game, according to a University press release. Multiple members of the University community put Kaler up to the challenge, the press release said, including Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill and U.S. Rep.…
Fri, 9/5, 5:29pm (4 weeks ago)
A suspect wielding a screwdriver threatened and nearly robbed a University of Minnesota student Thursday afternoon in the Southeast Como neighborhood, according to a crime alert released Friday. The victim, who was waiting at a bus stop near the intersection of Como and 27th avenues southeast, resisted the suspect’s attempt to take her…
Fri, 9/5, 3:51pm (4 weeks ago)
President Obama reassured allies in Eastern Europe Wednesday in a speech aimed at denouncing Russian intervention in Ukraine, as Putin unveiled a new ceasefire plan, news sources report. Obama promised the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, each a former Soviet republic, that NATO would defend their independence from Russia…
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