TCE lawsuit inches on, Southeast Como organizes outreach

While Southeast Como neighborhood residents’ concerns about harmful vapors in their homes continue to linger, a lawsuit against General Mills is moving forward.


Photo essay captures bizarre phenomena of college move-in week

(Photos by Wendy Schreier)

Last week photographer Wendy Schreier witnessed something many college students overlook entirely. Her latest photo essay captures the bizarre phenomena of move-in week.


Power of the people behind Edina's 66 West approval

Remarks to the congregation at Edina Community Lutheran Church by Lee Blons after the Edina City Council vote Sept. 2 allowed 66 West to move forward


Six reasons why Hmong Americans should vote this year

(Photo by Tiffany Vang)

Historically, the Hmong community has had one of the lowest voter turnouts, but with outreach campaigns there have been considerable advances made in increasing a Hmong voting bloc in Minnesota.


Minneapolis explores allowing "granny flats"

Should Minneapolis residents be able to build additional, small dwellings on their property?


R and R for all, at home or under the stars

I’m a Minnesotan, I suppose, since I’ve been here longer than anywhere I’ve ever lived before. And as a Minnesotan, I camp. If I were to assign a taxonomic rank to my camping it would be: Princess. Not quite of the species Glamping — oh no, I’m still too much of a Midwesterner for that, but certainly no direct relation to the Roughing Itfamily either.


Dinkytown hopes for commercial boost with new apartments

(Photo by Elizabeth Brumley) Students and parents bring belongings to their apartments on move-in day at The Venue on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Venue is a new luxury apartment complex on campus.

After summer construction on new luxury apartment complexes in Dinkytown kept foot and car traffic at bay, about a thousand potential customers made the area their home last week.


OPINION | Working on renters' issues in Lyndale

Working on renters’ issues in Lyndale called to me through the lens of an educator. I live for the challenges and little victories I experience every day at our community school not because I have patience and hope but because continuity is on my side. When a family gains understanding of the ins and outs of our school, when teachers are able to collaborate about the skills and needs of a child as they progress to the next grade level, when we are able to construct a shared foundation of knowledge as educators and students, we have the advantage of successful learning relationships.


Forum on affordable housing held at Pillsbury

The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights hosted a public forum on affordable housing at Pillsbury House on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Nekima Levy-Pounds, professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, moderated a panel discussion by specialists in the field from government agencies and nonprofits.


Boom in new student housing may have hit its peak

A chunk of the city’s construction this year comes from projects near the University of Minnesota — a product of the ongoing student housing boom that is being watched with bated breath.

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