The University has touted its high voter turnout in the past, but officials say complications due to COVID-19 could change the outcome in 2020.
If passed, the PROMISE Act will allocate millions for local businesses to rebuild after civil unrest in Minneapolis.
The University and Mayo Clinic first partnered in April with the goal of providing 20,000 diagnostic tests per day.
Community safety initiatives could provide a model for police alternatives as conversations around defunding and dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department continue, community leaders say.
The Minnesota Legislature adjourned before it could pass a key statewide infrastructure bill, leaving the funding for University of Minnesota projects up in the air.
One provision, authored by University-area representative Mohamud Noor, would ban cash bail.
State officials are looking to the University of Minnesota’s COVID-19 predictions, influencing public health measures and throwing the school into the spotlight.
The changes follow the Minnesota Department of Human Right's announcement that it would investigate the police department's last 10 years of conduct.
The University has emphasized the economic impact of its infrastructure projects as the COVID-19 pandemic strains the state's economy.
The Minneapolis City Council met with local and state leaders Saturday to discuss ongoing protests and riots affecting the city after a police officer kneeled on George Floyd’s neck, killing him.