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Crime rates expected to rise with temperatures, authorities say

While crime rates have remained stagnant on campus, the University of Minnesota area has seen a recent spike in violent crime incidents. A robbery and assault near the Knoll area and a stabbing at the Metro Green Line Station in Prospect Park were reported within the past two weeks.

UMN professor pleads guilty to assault

University of Minnesota professor Aaron Doering pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault by strangulation Thursday after being arrested late last year for choking and slapping his fiancee in their apartment.

West Bank business owners institute block safety program

The West Bank Business Association is instituting a block safety program that will seek business owners to volunteer as captains for each city block. The volunteers would maintain contact lists for businesses in their area and serve as “safety ambassadors” for neighboring businesses. The program was rolled out last week.