MN Daily Staff
A Dinkytown apartment building were evacuated Tuesday after an unconfirmed report of ricin poisoning, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department.
At the Board of Regents’ special meeting Friday, longtime African American studies professor John Wright stepped forward to speak about his own family’s experience of discrimination at the University of Minnesota. Here is that speech.
The discussion on renaming campus buildings will come to a head Friday, when the Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. The board is slated to vote on whether to rename Coffman Union and three other buildings on campus.
Minnesota made history by electing the first refugee and Somali-American woman to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis is a rising star in the Democratic Party who has seen strong support from students and young voters. She won Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District seat Tuesday in a landslide victory, more than tripling the vote total of her GOP challenger Jen Zielinski.
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., won Minnesota’s special Senate election on Tuesday, reaffirming Democrat control of both Senate seats.
Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., who was re-elected to his seat five times before running for governor, ran against Republican nominee Jeff Johnson. Walz will take over the seat when DFL Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office in January after serving for two terms.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced on Friday afternoon he will step down as president one year before his term is scheduled to end.
As ballots were tallied around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ward 3 City Council Member Jacob Frey led a pack of 16 mayoral hopefuls with 25 percent of first-choice votes. Frey pulled ahead of Tom Hoch and Mayor Betsy Hodges, who sported 19 and 18 percent of first-choice votes, respectively. State Rep. Raymond Dehn and former Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds rounded out the top five, each sporting under 18 percent of first-choice votes.
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