University of Minnesota students can expunge low-level crimes from their records by participating in a local community outreach program.
Samuel Mukasa, dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, led a forum Wednesday on the current state of the school. At the forum, hosted by the Science and Engineering Student Board, Mukasa addressed his consideration of another job and the diversity of the school’s student body. Mukasa is one of three finalists for the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs position at the University of Connecticut.
Around 50 attendees at DFL Rep. Raymond Dehn’s election party watched the Minneapolis mayoral candidate take in about 17 percent of first-choice votes on Tuesday night.
Armed with plastic bags and rubber gloves, University of Minnesota students took to the streets Sunday to combat litter in Dinkytown.
A dispute between city officials and owners of local Somali malls has pushed some to work for solutions on their own. City officials have clashed with Sabri Properties over alleged tenant mistreatment – high rent and intimidation – in the company's existing malls. Community leaders now want to construct a mall on Minnehaha Avenue to give tenants a more welcoming atmosphere.
Diini Sabrie spoke to his longtime friend Ahmed AbdiKarin Eyow for the last time Oct. 14. The two exchanged messages that Saturday afternoon about Eyow’s trip to Mogadishu and what it felt like for him to be home again. Six hours later, a truck armed with explosives drove into the center of Mogadishu, killing hundreds and leveling a nearby hotel and other buildings.
A man was hit and killed by a semi truck near the Stadium Village light rail station Wednesday afternoon. The truck was heading east on University Avenue Southeast when the pedestrian walked into the side of the it and fell under its trailer just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Southeast Huron Boulevard and University Avenue Southeast, according to a Minneapolis Police press release.
All three candidates vying for a seat on the Minneapolis Park Board want to make the parks system more accessible to students. The race for the District 1 park board commissioner position, which covers several University of Minnesota neighborhoods, will be decided on Nov. 7.
Minneapolis officials are trying to encourage recycling in apartments near the University of Minnesota as part of a citywide plan to cut waste. The city’s Zero Waste Draft Plan identifies insufficient waste and recycling opportunities in multi-family housing complexes as barriers to achieving zero waste in the city. The plan, a collaboration between the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges, will go to the council for approval in early December.
Prospect Park groups are looking to diversify neighborhood housing by bringing a slate of affordable options to the area. The Towerside Innovation District is leading an affordable housing movement to draw residents of varied income levels to the neighborhood. The Prospect Park Association also hopes to use the inclusive housing options as an incentive to attract Amazon’s second headquarters to the area.