Allison Cramer


Regents to consider sex assault policy, tuition increase

At this year’s final Board of Regents meetings on Thursday and Friday — the first since October — the regents will discuss and act on a new administrative sexual assault policy, collective bargaining agreements and a tuition increase for some students, among other matters.

After initial voting, Hodges' prospects wane

Around 50 people made up the group waiting on election results at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant on East Lake Street Tuesday, where incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges acknowledged her initial prospects weren't promising. 

Students hit the polls as Election Day in Minneapolis ramps up

University of Minnesota student and faculty voters trickled into campus area polling places for the Minneapolis municipal elections Tuesday.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. for the 2017 municipal elections, where candidates are competing for Minneapolis mayor, city council and park board. Area residents gave a number of reasons for their votes throughout the day. Polls close at 8 p.m.

University employees authorize strike

Hundreds of University of Minnesota workers represented by the union Teamsters Local 320 voted Thursday to approve a possible strike over working conditions. The union represents workers in building and grounds maintenance, food service and custodial jobs, among others, who are asking for better wages and the ability to take longer vacations without the possibility of losing their jobs. The vote follows a September ruling by a Minnesota appellate court not to let University faculty, teaching specialists and lecturers form one bargaining unit in their push for unionization.

MPD responds to attempted robbery

The Minneapolis Police Department responded to a report of an attempted robbery Monday night. The incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of University and 13th Avenue, according to a timely warning sent by the University of Minnesota.