Nick Wicker


Carlson examines Cuba

The United States might lift 50-year-old sanctions on trade with Cuba, and the University of Minnesota is using the change as a teaching opportunity.   U.S. Rep.

Tate fire caused by electrical issue

Wednesday’s fire at the Tate Laboratory of Physics was caused by an electrical issue associated with the renovation of the 90-year-old building.

Food truck ordinance may loosen

When food trucks and farmers markets want to work together in Minneapolis, a three-step licensing process stands in the way.   But if two City Council members get their way, those requirements could disappear, making more space for

7west apartments sell for twice the original value

The first multi-family apartment in Minneapolis to qualify for a popular environmental certification sold for nearly twice its original value last week.   But the actual impact the distinction had on the sale of the University of Minnesota neighborhood building was minimal.    Washington-based developer Weidner Apartment Homes bought 7west Apartments — the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold-rated building in Minneapolis &m

Como's new bread oven still preheating

The Southeast Como Improvement Association is halfway through construction of a bread oven   in the neighborhood’s FairShare Farm Community Garden.   The oven will be constructed from sustainable materials to keep costs down and reuse otherwise wasted materials, and should be finished by spring.

Chef fave eyes national spotlight

Antigoni “Tig” Sander McCloud grew up with a passion for two trades: cooking and show business.    The Dinkytown Kafe 421 co-owner became a Twin Cities television favorite seven years ago after appearing on “Twin Cities Live,&rdq

Morris student still missing

A University of Minnesota-Morris  student has been missing for more than a week, according to local law enforcement officials.    Laura Schwendemann, an 18-year-old from Starbuck, Minn., was last seen Oct.

City Council may accept funding for body cams

Minneapolis police could begin wearing body cameras while patrolling area neighborhoods, stirring debate among city leaders over whether the addition would impede on residents’ privacy.   A Minneapolis committee voted