Taylor Vraney


The Knoll, The Bridges sold for over $90 million

A local development company sold a pair of student apartment complexes in Dinkytown Friday. Doran Companies sold The Bridges and The Knoll to TH Real Estate, a global real estate investment company, for $93 million, which some say shows the student housing market remains in high demand. Doran Cos.

Marcy-Holmes area tries to solve parking issues

Some University of Minnesota area residents are worried by the lack of parking caused by new apartments, bike lanes and a growing student population. At a Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association meeting Wednesday, residents highlighted many of the neighborhood’s parking troubles and how to solve them. One of the main problems residents raised was the increasing number of developing apartments in the area.

Hacker claims to have breached University system

A hacker struck their third target Thursday — the University of Minnesota, the Star Tribune reported. Vigilance, the hacker, infiltrated the University in response to the recent acquittal of ex-officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting of Philando Castile last summer. Tweeting the event, Vigilance said they found poor security on a University website and that some reporters would discover this in their emails. Steven Henneberry, spokesman for the University, said in an email that he cannot confirm or deny any reported actions.

Sssdude-Nutz closes doors for the summer

Sssdude-Nutz, the eccentric Dinkytown doughnut shop, is leaving brick-and-mortar behind in favor of some new wheels. The doughnut shop will start rolling through Minneapolis and St.

At UMN, Sen. Al Franken discusses 'workhorse' role in Senate

With overwhelming applause, Sen. Al Franken was welcomed to the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall stage Friday night to discuss his career and life. University students and community members joined to hear Franken, who was promoting his new book, “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” speak about his experiences as a former comedian and current U.S.

WaHu apartment complex struggling to fill retail spaces

After two years, the WaHu apartment complex in Stadium Village is still having trouble filling the retail spaces beneath it. A new Vietnamese inspired cafe, Bambu, is set to open in the fall, but the cafe is only the fifth addition to the area since WaHu was opened.

New Vietnamese inspired cafe to open in Stadium Village

A new Vietnamese inspired café called Bamb? is set to open on the University of Minnesota campus this fall. The café will open in Stadium Village at the WaHu apartment building and is owned by University of Minnesota alumni Tiffiny and Hoang Do.