NEWS


4/15/2019, 12:56am

As farm income declines, optimism grows out of UMN

Keith Yorek grew up on a dairy farm near Little Falls, Minnesota. In 2006, his parents had a plan: they would rent a barn down the road and put Yorek and his three siblings in charge of a herd of 35 cows. He was 10 years old at the time; his oldest brother was just 15.


4/15/2019, 12:54am

Longtime Regent Cohen set to depart from board

Linda Cohen has served on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for the past 12 years, a tenure marked by a term as board chair, steadfast support for education and, above all else, abiding love for the University.


4/15/2019, 12:50am

UMN finds safety in an antibiotic

Research released April 2 by the University’s Department of Animal Science found that an antibiotic commonly used in ethanol production does not seem to cause antibiotic resistance. Loss of production due to bacterial contamination has always been an issue for ethanol facilities. However, antibiotics may help if resistance doesn’t block their effectiveness.


4/11/2019, 12:50am

Episode 26: Cedar-Riverside weighs safety priorities

In this episode, we talk with Reporter Mohamed Ibrahim about residents and business owners who have called on the City of Minneapolis to increase police presence in Cedar-Riverside. While other groups feel increased dialogue, specifically by giving younger residents a seat at the table, should be a priority.


4/11/2019, 12:33am

City aims to implement victim-centered sexual assault policies

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis Police Department Chief Medaria Arradondo rolled out a new set of sexual assault policies for MPD last week, according to a press conference recorded by WCCO. Based on state recommendations, the policy incorporates guidelines for officers and investigators on how to best interview and support victims.


4/11/2019, 12:23am

Proposed City Council restructuring sees support and push-back

Amid pushback, a proposal to restructure representation within the Minneapolis City Council was rejected last week. The plan, presented to the Minneapolis City Charter Commission, would reduce the Council’s 13 members to nine. Under the proposal, six of these council members would represent individual wards while three at-large representatives would be elected by all Minneapolis residents.