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New apartment proposed for Cedar-Riverside draws concerns from residents

A new apartment proposed for the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has drawn criticism and concerns from residents. Reuter Walton Development plans to construct a six-story apartment building in the neighborhood. The 80-unit building would replace several houses and a commercial space at 2510 Riverside Ave. The apartment would be the first new development near Riverside Park in at least 15 years.

Cedar-Riverside residents dispute renaming of neighborhood park

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board passed a resolution Feb. 7 to rename Riverside Park after the late Annie Young, who was one of the longest-serving commissioners on the park board. Officials voted to rename the park to “Annie Young Riverside Park,” and the lower portion of it to “Annie Young Meadow.” 

Severe flu season strikes UMN campus

Boynton Health has experienced high volumes of students coming in with the flu this season. Around 20,000 students, staff and faculty have also visited the campus clinic for flu vaccinations, said Dave Golden, director of public health at Boynton Health.

West Bank organization calls for more art along Cedar Avenue

A project led by the West Bank Business Association aims to attract local artists to design functional and culturally-relevant art along Cedar Avenue. Local artists and community members gathered at WBBA meetings last week to discuss the project and how to receive financial assistance for their work. 

Gallery: Athletes Village is complete. Here's what's inside.

Athletes Village is officially done with construction. Every team that has wanted to move into the new facility is settled in. Three new buildings, costing $166 million in total, have gone up on top of and around the old Bierman Field Athletic Building. One other facility — the track and field stadium — is expected to be finished by some point in the fall, a Gophers spokesperson said.

Como church serves students coffee and cookies at bus stop

Shirley Arendt held an oversized tray of coffee, hot chocolate and homemade cookies at a Southeast Como bus stop on Wednesday. Arendt, a secretary at Southeast Christian Church, knows many students miss out on breakfast while rushing to class each morning. Three years ago, she decided to help ease students’ morning commute. 

Marcy-Holmes looks to combat surge in parking violations

Marcy-Holmes residents are searching for solutions to combat a surge in neighborhood parking violations.   The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association is taking a varied approach to the problem — informing residents about street parking alternatives, encouraging them to report parking violations and planning a survey to outline solutions.