A person walks in Dinkytown on May 8, 2014.

A person walks in Dinkytown on May 8, 2014.

10/6/2016, 11:45am

In defense of Dinkytown businesses

A proposed apartment complex in Dinkytown threatens the livelihood of everyone's favorite neighborhood.

In 1970 University of Minnesota students could take a short stroll down 4th Street SE in Dinkytown and experience the whole gamut of local, ma-and-pa enterprises — grocers, sundry bookshops, bakeries, even an aptly-named but now-shuttered coffeehouse called “Ten O’clock Scholar.” Throughout Dinkytown’s many metamorphoses in the past half-century, storeowners have unhinged their signs, boxed their goods, and left behind blank storefronts for the next crop of entrepreneurship — but their histories are immortalized in the wistful memories of many who frequented their shops.

Letter to the Editor 12/12/2016, 6:59pm

LETTER: Kaler Must Be Replaced

The role of the President of this University is one that cannot be taken for granted. The president is supposed to be a steward for those that constitute this University, beholden to the needs of the faculty and student body.