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City and business owners team up to upgrade lighting in Cedar-Riverside

Through a grant from the city of Minneapolis, the West Bank Business Association will place safety lights in lowly-lit areas on Cedar Avenue South beginning next week. Residents and business owners hope the extra lighting, along with events held by WBBA throughout the summer, will help prevent crime and promote business in the neighborhood.

As summer begins, burglaries rise on UMN campus

Burglaries on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods have risen slightly since the start of the summer, according to local crime data. University police continue to contend with homelessness on campus as temperatures rise.

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.