News en Recent thefts hit Pokémon Go players on University of Minnesota campus By: <a href="/users/rfairclothmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ryan Faircloth</a><br/><p>&ldquo;Pokémon Go&rdquo; players now have something other than rare Pokémon to watch out for.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week, the University of Minnesota Police Department responded to two incidents of phone theft involving individuals playing the game.</p> <p>According to police incident reports, one of the thefts occurred at 222 Pleasant St. SE on Monday night. The second occurred late Tuesday night at 207 Pleasant St. SE.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:47:26 +0000 116626 at University of Minnesota's Boynton Health Service aims for LGBTQIA inclusivity By: Aaron Job<br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">In order to bolster inclusivity, Boynton Health Service will hire a consultant to study how its services can be better tailored to students of various sexual orientations and gender identities.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Boynton announced the new consultant position earlier this month, and officials said the center plans to make the hire by the semester&rsquo;s start.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:15:43 +0000 116616 at With ‘Pokemon Go’, businesses see boost By: Eliana Schreiber<br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">As the popularity of &ldquo;Pokemon Go&rdquo; increases, University of Minnesota-area businesses are cashing in on the extra foot traffic.</span></p> <p>Many local Minneapolis businesses have considered, or implemented, special promotions to attract more mobile-gamers.</p> <p>Last week, Sencha Tea Bar in Stadium Village released three special shakes in correspondence with the three color teams of the game &mdash; red, yellow and blue &mdash; said store manager Josh Suwaratana.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:14:07 +0000 116606 at MN governor credited with ‘Miracle’ dies By: Jessica Hart<br/><p>Wendell Anderson, a former Minnesota Governor, U.S. Senator and University of Minnesota regent and alumnus, died Sunday at the age of 83.</p> <p>A first-generation college student, Anderson was the son of a truck driver and a descendent of a Swedish immigrant who grew up on the east side of St. Paul in a working-class family. After high school, he attended the University of Minnesota.</p> <p>&ldquo;He had a wonderful university experience and a great undergraduate experience,&rdquo; said Regent Thomas Devine.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics DFL Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:14:07 +0000 116611 at New U body to decide on sex offenses By: <a href="/users/kbeckman" title="View User Profile">Kevin Beckman</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota officials are creating a new committee made of students, faculty and administrators to adjudicate sexual misconduct-related hearings.&nbsp;</p> <p>The subcommittee of the Campus Committee on Student Behavior (CCSB) &mdash; the body that adjudicates student behavior cases at the University &mdash; will deal exclusively with sexual misconduct-related cases. The decision comes from a recommendation made by a workgroup of students, faculty and staff, Provost Karen Hanson announced earlier this month.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Administration Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:12:15 +0000 116601 at Apartments proposed for popular Como corner By: Ryan Faircloth<br/><p>A new apartment proposed for the Southeast Como neighborhood has culled safety worries, though some longtime residents think the plan will draw much-needed diversity to the area.</p> <p>The three-story, 30-unit building proposal was recently submitted to the city planner for review. The Southeast Como Improvement Association held a public hearing about the plans Thursday.</p> <p>The development would be built at 1501 Como Ave. SE, taking the place of current auto repair shop Como Imports.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:10:47 +0000 116596 at Local utility box art paints Prospect Park By: Raju Chaduvula<br/><p>A project to distinguish the Prospect Park neighborhood from others was showcased on a tour for residents Thursday.</p> <p>The project, led by the Prospect Park Association, recruited local artists to design artwork to wrap around six utility boxes in the area to help discourage graffiti. The tour brought a group of neighborhood residents along University Avenue to display the final product.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:09:19 +0000 116591 at Businessman Henry Cervantes reimagines roller skates By: Eliana Schreiber<br/><p>From a young age, Henry Cervantes and his seven siblings were pushed to succeed by their single mother.</p> <p>Now, Cervantes &mdash; a California native &mdash; has collaborated with the University of Minnesota to invent and build a new kind of in-line roller skate.</p> <p>The product is a part of his up-and-coming business, BallSkate. Cervantes chose to market the skates in Minnesota because of the state&rsquo;s connection to in-line skating, he said.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:07:51 +0000 116586 at From campus to the Capitol building By: Kevin Beckman<br/><p>Before she started writing bills, Rep. Abigail Whelan, R-Anoka, had to work past C papers in her political science class.</p> <p>And Rep. Drew Christensen, R-Burnsville, toiled his way through the political science department&rsquo;s formidable internship program.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2014, both Gophers were elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where they serve on the Higher Education Policy and Finance and Education Innovation Policy committees together. Now, as their first terms come to an end, both are running for re-election this election season.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:05:22 +0000 116581 at University of Minnesota butterfly research peers into evolution By: David Clarey<br/><p>While Emilie Snell-Rood was in Florida, she couldn&rsquo;t resist trekking out to the mangroves to catch butterflies.&nbsp;</p> <p>She knew she could find a specimen needed for a study she was conducting; her research found that nutrients affect fitness traits among some butterfly species.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:01:07 +0000 116576 at