Dinkytown is located just a block north of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Centered at 14th Avenue Southeast and 4th Street Southeast, the area is home to a variety of businesses and housing options. The neighborhoods surrounding Dinkytown have become a popular place for student housing. Though there are several theories, the origin of the area’s name is uncertain.
Following the 2013 city election, the Minnesota Daily is running a series profiling new City Council members. Beginning in January, Jacob Frey and Linea Palmisano will represent City Council wards 3 and 13, respectively.