Jackie Renzetti

Articles

Mizzou president resigns

A weekslong campus-wide cry for University of Missouri leaders to address racism at the school received an official response Monday morning with the resignation of the school’s system president.


Biodiversity stabilizes climate

Increasing plant diversity might play a key role in combatting climate change, according to a new study conducted in part at the University of Minnesota.   Published earlier this month in the science journal, “Nature,” the study looked at 46 grasslands across North America and Europe, including areas in Minnesota.


Anonymously Yours

Her oversized maroon bow fluttering, a girl hardly older than 5 hustled down the bleachers at TCF Bank Stadium.


Anonymously Yours

Her oversized maroon bow fluttering, a girl hardly older than 5 hustled down the bleachers at TCF Bank Stadium. At the end of the steps, Goldy Gopher reduced her to fairylike giggles with a tap on the nose. 


Doughnut dreams fulfilled

For weeks, Ashley Peterson and Bradley Taylor labored until 2 a.m., scraping concrete off the floor and painting walls, preparing to open Dinkytown’s newest shop.


Life as a ski rat

Donning a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume, Abe Cass zipped along the Mississippi River on water skis, completing a few back flips along the way.   The stunt was part of the Twin Cities River Rats show.


U alum captures history piece by piece

Weeks after a heart attack, Billy Thompson manually removed bricks from a burned-down church in Milan, Minn.   The 86-year-old saw the bricks as an important addition to his homage to the tiny Minnesotan town: the Arv Hus Museum.    Since 1985, Thompson has run the museum, which features Milan artifacts — including an ox yoke, a barber chair, old radios, more than 400 old photographs, and his own woodwork, among other treas


Making an artful buzz

Local artist Jeff Millikan left books outside so bees could create honeycomb in the pages.