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.
  • Hannah Weikel
Nov. 02, 2015
After noticing a spike in crime during other busy weekends, more police patrolled campus.
Oct. 07, 2015
A concert series out of a church basement started this March to promote the genre.
Sep. 21, 2015
A gallery opened earlier this month in the University area and features a collection of rock ’n’ roll-themed pieces.
Sep. 16, 2015
A student resident board will manage the new apartment complex instead of a landlord.
Sep. 14, 2015
After several pop-up appearances, two University alumni have just opened a Dinkytown doughnut shop, Sssdude-Nutz.
Sep. 08, 2015
Neither was injured in the robbery
Jul. 15, 2015
The designation won’t include height restrictions like in some other historic neighborhoods.
Jul. 10, 2015

The designation will apply to buildings built during the Streetcar Era.

Jul. 08, 2015
Cars are illegally parking in a new Dinkytown bike line, forcing bicyclists into traffic.
May. 07, 2015
Some businesses are increasing security, but others aren't reporting small thefts, which police say doesn't solve the issue.
May. 06, 2015
If a four-block area is deemed historic, it could impose rules for how shops may renovate.
Apr. 23, 2015
The campus hotspot would be insulated from development if it's labeled a historic district.
Mar. 25, 2015
A 7-year-old website has been giving visitors bad information.
Feb. 26, 2015
University-area businesses attempt expansion with mixed success
Feb. 25, 2015
The organization hopes to include 80 percent of area businesses.


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