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Since closing his west bank store on Nov. 17, 2016, Afro Deli owner Abdirahman Kahin decided to open a Stadium Village location. Pictured here, Kahin speaks before the ribbon cutting at his new store on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

Since closing his west bank store on Nov. 17, 2016, Afro Deli owner Abdirahman Kahin decided to open a Stadium Village location. Pictured here, Kahin speaks before the ribbon cutting at his new store on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

2/16/2017, 7:51am

Afro Deli opens new location in Stadium Village

After closing its West Bank location, the restaurant opened Monday in Stadium Village.

After shuttering its West Bank doors more than three months ago, Afro Deli debuted its new Stadium Village location Monday, serving long lines and garnering praise from University of Minnesota students. After tensions with the African Development Center — the deli’s former building owner — Afro Deli owner Abdirahman Kahin said he is excited to open up the new location, a former Dairy Queen storefront, and return to business as usual. “We hit a homerun”, said Kahin.


Last Updated 17 hours ago

In last week, two anti-Semitic incidents reported at UMN

The University of Minnesota continues to see an increase in anti-Semitic incidents. With the discovery of swastika-covered fliers advertising a neo-Nazi website Friday and the arrest of a student for allegedly committing vandalism using a swastika, the University has documented at least eight incidents involving swastikas, neo-Nazi propaganda and other anti-Semitic graffiti since December, according to the school’s Bias Response and Referral Network.


2/18/2017, 8:38am

Delta Upsilon officials were aware of sex assaults 10 months before suspension

The University of Minnesota’s Delta Upsilon fraternity chapter was suspended Friday after a member alerted international representatives about multiple sexual assaults committed by members in the last two years. Delta Upsilon’s international offices notified the University’s chapter by email Friday of the temporary suspension for “serious violations of the Fraternity’s ideals and principles.” The email didn’t specify the nature of the violations. The chapter was ordered to cease all operations until an investigation is completed, according to the email. Fraternity officials suspended the chapter four days after it was told by a member of the University’s chapter that the Minnesota Daily had learned of issues — which included multiple sexual assaults — within the house, said Dawson Kimyon, physics senior and the member of Delta Upsilon who reached out to the fraternity’s headquarters. At least three sexual assault reports involving Delta Upsilon members were investigated by the University in the last two years, according to sexual misconduct data obtained through public records requests. Two Delta Upsilon members were sanctioned by the University last spring for committing the three sexual assaults at chapter events in the spring of 2015. One member was expelled from the University after he was found responsible by the school for committing at least two sexual assaults that year.


Last Updated 14 hours ago

Cedar-Riverside legal clinic aims to provide support for immigrants

Immigration lawyers and volunteers set up a clinic to help Cedar-Riverside residents traverse the now uncertain status of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. But the clinic on Wednesday at the Brian Coyle Center only saw a few takers, something the organizers attribute to poor planning rather than a lack of interest. Amano Dube, director of Brian Coyle, said the clinics, which will continue weekly for the next five weeks, are intended to answer questions residents have about President Donald Trump’s travel ban and the subsequent court order preventing its enforcement. The clinics began a week after the U.S.