mndaily.com - all articles http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Gophers split first two games http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2014/08/24/gophers-split-first-two-games By: Ben Gotz<br/><p>After opening up their nonconference schedule with an offensive explosion Friday, the Gophers lost to one of the top teams in the country Sunday afternoon.</p> <p>Minnesota opened its season with a win, defeating Stetson 10-0, but lost to No. 2 Florida State 4-1 in its second match.</p> <p>It was a tale of two games for the Gophers, who dominated possession against Stetson but saw the tables slightly turned when they played the Seminoles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2014/08/24/gophers-split-first-two-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soccer Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:41:27 +0000 bhelfand@mndaily.com 87530 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers win lone exhibition game http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2014/08/15/gophers-win-lone-exhibition-game By: Ben Gotz<br/><p>The Gophers soccer team seemed to have one focus in their first match of the season: attack.</p> <p>In their warm-up for the regular season, the Gophers defeated North Dakota 3-0, thanks to a pressuring offensive performance that recorded 12 shots on goal in the match.</p> <p>For the Gophers, it was their first action on the field together since last November, and they were happy to just be back out there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2014/08/15/gophers-win-lone-exhibition-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soccer Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:25:42 +0000 bhelfand@mndaily.com 87528 at http://www.mndaily.com Mayor Hodges proposes city's 2015 budget http://www.mndaily.com/news/politics/2014/08/14/mayor-hodges-proposes-citys-2015-budget By: <a href="/users/mfarhangmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kia Farhang</a><br/><p>In her first budget address as Minneapolis mayor, Betsy Hodges proposed on Thursday several initiatives aimed at combating racial disparities and bolstering public safety citywide.</p> <p>With more than $2.1 million in spending for extra 911 operators, police and firefighters, Hodges&rsquo; 2015 budget focuses on growing the city while upholding her main campaign platforms. The full City Council will vote on the proposal in the coming weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/politics/2014/08/14/mayor-hodges-proposes-citys-2015-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:07:18 +0000 jlee@mndaily.com 87526 at http://www.mndaily.com Kahn tops Noor in primary election http://www.mndaily.com/news/politics/2014/08/12/kahn-tops-noor-primary-election By: <a href="/users/mfarhangmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kia Farhang</a><br/><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152288148389327.1073741872.101427194326&amp;type=3">Click here to view a Facebook photo gallery from the Daily&#39;s primary election coverage.</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;">On Tuesday, 42-year incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn bested Mohamud Noor in a contentious race to represent the University of Minnesota&#39;s area in the state&#39;s House of Representatives. She earned nearly 55 percent of the vote.</span></div> <p>&quot;I expected to win,&quot; Kahn said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/politics/2014/08/12/kahn-tops-noor-primary-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Cedar-Riverside DFL Phyllis Kahn Political Issues Politics Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:36:56 +0000 jlee@mndaily.com 87524 at http://www.mndaily.com Kahn, Noor make last-minute pitches to voters http://www.mndaily.com/news/politics/2014/08/11/kahn-noor-make-last-minute-pitches-voters By: <a href="/users/mfarhangmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kia Farhang</a><br/><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hours before the polls open for Tuesday&rsquo;s primary election, the two leading candidates vying to represent the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s area at the Capitol are making their final cases to voters.</p> <p>Long-time incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, is facing a strong challenger, Somali-born Mohamud Noor, who is a city school board member with support from many elected officials, including former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/politics/2014/08/11/kahn-noor-make-last-minute-pitches-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:21:11 +0000 jlee@mndaily.com 87522 at http://www.mndaily.com Somali president’s Northrop speech draws protest http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/08/09/somali-president%E2%80%99s-northrop-speech-draws-protest By: <a href="/users/amillerberndmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Anne Millerbernd</a><br/><p>More than 100 people protested Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud&rsquo;s speech at the University of Minnesota on Saturday night, alleging his administration supports terrorists and demanding he step down.</p> <p>As a crowd filed into Northrop Auditorium to hear Mohamud discuss relations between Minnesota and Somalia, others gathered on the David Lilly Plaza and charged him with supporting Al-Shabaab, a militant Islamic group based in the country.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re showing that he has to step down,&rdquo; said Nuradin Ali, a translator from St. Louis Park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/08/09/somali-president%E2%80%99s-northrop-speech-draws-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Phyllis Kahn University Police Sun, 10 Aug 2014 03:06:06 +0000 mfarhang@mndaily.com 87521 at http://www.mndaily.com Eric Johnson to play Cedar Cultural Center http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/eric-johnson-play-cedar-cultural-center By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Guitarist Eric Johnson&rsquo;s favorite thing about making music isn&rsquo;t necessarily making music.</p> <p>&quot;Why I enjoy what I do is because it gives me ability to meet people and have nice visits with them,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;That camaraderie is kind of extraordinary.&quot;</p> <p>To say that Johnson doesn&rsquo;t love his six-string, though, would be wildly inaccurate. The acclaimed musician won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1991 for his recording of &ldquo;Cliffs of Dover&rdquo; on his multi-platinum selling album &ldquo;Ah Via Musicom.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/eric-johnson-play-cedar-cultural-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:49:57 +0000 sdoar 87518 at http://www.mndaily.com Thao and the Get Down Stay Down to play Skyline Music Festival http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/thao-and-get-down-stay-down-play-skyline-music-festival By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>When Thao Nguyen performs, she&rsquo;s something of a contradiction.</p> <p>At Bonnaroo in June, Nguyen shyly walked on stage and waved hello at the audience with a small smile that matched her diminutive frame.</p> <p>Then, in an instant, she looked back at her band, the Get Down Stay Down, and her quiet presence toppled into an explosion of energy for the lead single from &ldquo;We The Common,&rdquo; the group&rsquo;s latest record.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/thao-and-get-down-stay-down-play-skyline-music-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:46:43 +0000 sdoar 87517 at http://www.mndaily.com Playing with gravity http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/08/05/playing-gravity By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Perci Chester started her artistic career as a painter, thanks to her father.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought he was very magic,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;He probably played a part in the reason why I feel most art is magic.&rdquo;</p> <p>Chester&rsquo;s dad painted commercial signs, which explains the sheeny color scheme that often appears in her work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/08/05/playing-gravity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art A&E Local Art A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:26:13 +0000 sdoar 87516 at http://www.mndaily.com A little bit of this, a little bit of that http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/05/little-bit-little-bit By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Some Pulp does not like Warren Zevon. When rattling off names of bands the group hates, Zevon joined the ranks of Sum 41 and Limp Bizkit. And even though Zevon&rsquo;s inclusion is surprising, the band believes no explanation is necessary.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have a deep hatred for the Zevon,&rdquo; vocalist Graham Barton said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/05/little-bit-little-bit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:20:37 +0000 sdoar 87515 at http://www.mndaily.com