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Marcy-Holmes residence evacuated due to unknown chemicals

Suspicious chemicals were found in a multi-tenant housing unit on the corner of 5th Avenue SE and 6th Street SE in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood Friday morning. First responders arrived on the scene at 8 a.m. after receiving a call about an incapacitated person, said Minneapolis Police Public Information Officer John Elder. Elder said first responders saw chemicals in the apartment and notified the Minneapolis Fire Department and a hazardous materials crew.


Marcy-Holmes residence evacuated due to unknown chemicals

Suspicious chemicals were found in a multi-tenant housing unit on the corner of 5th Avenue SE and 6th Street SE in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood Friday morning. First responders arrived on the scene at 8 a.m. after receiving a call about an incapacitated person, said Minneapolis Police Public Information Officer John Elder. Elder said first responders saw chemicals in the apartment and notified the Minneapolis Fire Department and a hazardous materials crew.


New group rides with student bicyclists

From improving existing bike lanes to giving city officials suggestions on upcoming projects, a new advocacy group at the University of Minnesota is working to address cyclistsâÄô concerns. The group is a collaboration between members of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and the Minneapolis Public Interest Research Group. It aims to formulate plans for improving campus-area infrastructure and raise peopleâÄôs awareness of bicyclistsâÄô issues.


University Professor uses robots in medicine, agriculture

A University of Minnesota professor is using robotics to detect early signs of autism in children and reduce the amount of fertilizer running into rivers near farms. Department of Computer Science and Engineering professor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos is developing robot and sensor technology to detect visual cues that could determine if a child has autism or a farmer needs to fertilize a certain area of crops.


City calls for 10th Ave. bridge repairs

Nearly 40 years since its last repairs, the 10th Avenue Bridge will finally undergo much-needed renovations.    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the City Council are requesting funding from the state to revamp the structure, which requires arch and joint re


Rolling Stones to play TCF this summer

Minneapolis Rolling Stones fans will get some satisfaction this summer. The band announced Tuesday that it will play at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium on June 3 for their ZIP CODE tour. “You can’t get much bigger than the Stones,” University Services spokesman Tim Busse said. The group’s announcement is part of a larger effort from the University to attract bigger acts by adding The Rolling Stones to a summer line-up that already includes Luke Bryan and One Direction.


Conference stresses transport needs

More than a thousand people gathered last week to discuss the future of Minnesota’s transportation industry, noting new technology to increase safety and resource shortages. University of Minnesota researchers, state officials and business owners came together at the second annual Minnesota Transportation Conference in Bloomington for two days of presentations on technology, business partnerships and studies that aim to improve the state’s transportation landscape.


MnDOT partners with U of M professor

University of Minnesota Professor Greg Lindsey partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation earlier this year to study biking and walking habits in the state. In January, MnDOT appointed Lindsey, who works at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, as its first scholar-in-residence. The collaboration is focused on using technology to improve health, the environment, and biking and walking infrastructure in the state. His residency will conclude next year.


Leaders push for change in seed law

City officials are joining a statewide movement to alter seed law. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Friday that supports to change a state policy that would allow seed sharing operations by libraries, educational institutions and nonprofit agencies. The resolution aligns with other initiatives in the state to loosen sharing regulations.