Cody Nelson


Iconic studio finds new life

The band France Camp didn’t get much done during its first recording sessions at the Old Blackberry Way studio.   They got too drunk one night. 

Top U lobbyist leaving his post

As the University of Minnesota fights for $1.3 billion in state funding this spring, one of its leading lobbyists is leaving his post. Todd Iverson, the University’s assistant director of state relations, is leaving the institution on March 8, taking with him years of experience and relationships at the state Capitol. “To lose someone with his connections will be, I think, a little difficult to overcome,” said Ryan Olson, who has worked with Iverson as a University student advocate.

Sydney Hall residents notified of measles exposure, case no longer infectious

Hennepin County health officials sent a letter notifying residents of Dinkytown's Sydney Hall apartment complex that they may have been exposed to a case of the measles through contact with an ill resident of the building.   This case of the highly contagious virus is no longer infectious, the letter said, but residents may have still been exposed between Jan. 20 and Jan.

U hospital set to provide Ebola care

The University of Minnesota Medical Center has agreed to care for patients diagnosed with Ebola, the Minnesota Hospital Association announced Friday. The West Bank hospital is one of four health care facilities in Minnesota that will provide ongoing treatment for the deadly virus if necessary. The country’s only confirmed cases of Ebola have surfaced in Texas and New York.

Concert review: Deafheaven at the Triple Rock Social Club

Deafheaven frontman George Clarke locked hands with nearly everyone at the front of a sold-out crowd Monday night at the Triple Rock. From the start of the band's five-track, hour-long set, he only broke from intense stares into the crowd to deliver harsh, screamed vocals over atmospheric black metal.

Police investigating 'suspicious' death near West Bank

Minneapolis police are investigating a “suspicious death” after finding a body blocks off the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus early Wednesday morning, according to a news release. Police responded to a call just before 2:45 a.m. Wednesday and found a dead man on the 1600 block of South Sixth Street, the release said. The historic Riverside Plaza apartment complex is located on the same block.

U, police take riot precautions

The last time the Gophers men’s hockey team won a national championship, there were riots in Dinkytown. That was in 2003. As the No. 1-ranked team heads to Philadelphia for the Frozen Four this weekend, the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis police are taking precautions to halt any potential violence by reminding students of consequences, boosting police presence on and around campus and coordinating with neighborhoods.

Adjunct faculty push to unionize

As higher education institutions increasingly rely on adjunct faculty to supplement their teaching workloads, one of the largest union organizations in the country is urging these contingent employees to unionize. Many adjuncts say their careers have been plagued with long hours for low pay with little job security. Now, the nationwide effort aiming to unionize adjunct faculty members is gaining footing at Twin Cities institutions, including the University of Minnesota.

CFANS-CBS merger scrapped

The University of Minnesota has scrapped a possible merger of the College of Biological Sciences and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. A task force charged with studying the potential merger found that many stakeholders opposed combining the two colleges, according to a report released Wednesday. In an email to the colleges Wednesday, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson said she would abide by the recommendation but work to strengthen the relationship between the two colleges.