Maraya King


Deadline extended for hopeful student body representatives

The deadline to apply to be a student body representative at the University of Minnesota is quickly approaching, yet no one seems to be in a hurry.  The All-Campus Elections Commission is preparing for the upcoming election season, which starts next month, by amending the rule book and trying to increase student engagement.

MSA seeks self-operated dining service

Instead of suggesting a new dining vendor at the University of Minnesota as the current contract approaches expiration, the Minnesota Student Association is pushing for a self-operated dining service.

UMN student government leaders forecast goals for spring semester

As the spring semester begins, the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota plans to improve food, transportation, immigration and sexual assault awareness on campus. Additionally, MSA is increasing involvement with the state legislative process this semester, said MSA President Trish Palermo. Minnesota’s legislative session begins Feb. 20.

Most used pedestrian bridge in Minnesota set to be rebuilt

A heavily used pedestrian bridge that spans I-35W in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood is set to receive a much needed change. State officials will rebuild the Fifth Street Bridge, a popular trail for residents and University of Minnesota students alike, with federal money amid community safety and structural concerns.

Two Minneapolis groups get federal funding to fight radicalization

Two Minnesota groups are receiving more than $700,000 in federal funds to fight radicalization with community efforts that have left many divided. Heartland Democracy and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office were part of 26 community outreach programs and law enforcement organizations chosen to get money from the U.S.

Prospect Park works on new garden

The University of Minnesota’s Prospect Park neighborhood is moving through its goal to modernize its drearier side with community gardening. A new hanging garden — part of a larger neighborhood effort to be greener — will enhance an area parking ramp’s appearance while making it more environmentally friendly.

West Bank organization works to improve early childhood education

A Cedar Riverside neighborhood organization has tried to jump-start childhood education with a grant it received last year. Since it received $68,000 grant from the Bush Foundation in June 2016, the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program has made headway to raise awareness and identify priorities for early childhood education programs in the West Bank neighborhood.