A service-focused fraternity at the University of Minnesota is spending its first semester in a new $4 million fraternity house on the St. Paul campus. FarmHouse, a fraternity with 34 active chapters between the U.S. and Canada, demolished its 1960s-era house and built a larger home in its place in the last year, which members hope will appeal to more recruits.
Shoppers at the University of Minnesota’s meat and dairy store can now find a new product amid shelves of University-made cheese and meat: a P.J. Fleck-inspired ice cream flavor.
A century-old University of Minnesota youth program usually associated with agriculture is adding new options to traditional activities to keep up with Minnesota’s changing demographics. Minnesota 4-H has tried to organize kids in communities and teach skills since the early 1900s, and as the state's agricultural community shrinks, the organization has expanded from its farming roots.
The fair is a chance for researchers to find participants for ongoing studies, but the previous Driven to Discover building was hot, cramped and inaccessible for some hopeful volunteers.
A legislative audit published on July 26 raised concerns over how public officials use TCF Bank Stadium and five other publicly owned Twin Cities sports facilities.
Some Minnesota National Guard members will lose access to higher education benefits after a recent policy change. The July 1 change requires Guard members to use all available Federal Tuition Assistance dollars before other benefits, causing some to lose initial access to federal GI Bill money since federal policy prohibits using both at once. Before the change, students would first go through the State Tuition Reimbursement program, which allowed simultaneous use with the GI Bill.
Beginning this fall, Twin Cities’ transit fares will rise after a plan for the increase was approved Wednesday. The Metropolitan Council voted to up area bus and light rail prices starting Oct.
Fifteen neighborhood group leaders, community members and city officials attended a new community engagement workshop series Thursday. Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Relations began a series of workshops on Wednesday and Thursday, aimed at teaching neighborhood organization members and city workers about engagement strategies and the city’s cultural communities. Each workshop is held twice, once at City Hall and once in the community, and will focus on different topics.
Over 400 acres of University of Minnesota land near Rosemount, Minnesota, will go on sale to housing developers later this summer. University leaders presented the plan to the Board of Regents at a July 12 meeting.
Varsity Theater in Dinkytown sold for over $2 million; owner to bring back music and other public events
The iconic Dinkytown venue Varsity Theater has been sold to a Los Angeles real estate firm. Amid four lawsuits alleging child sex abuse, Jason McLean, owner of Varsity Theater, sold the building to Downtown Properties for $2.51 million, according to a government real estate document made public July 11.