A group of workers in the fast food, janitorial, and other service industries say they will strike in protest of low wages. The group, known by the name Fight for $15, said that they are planning to mobilize on Tax Day — April 15.
Law enforcement officers have resumed their search for a University of Minnesota student believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River.
A pizza joint in Dinkytown that opened in 1959 has closed its doors. Campus Pizza closed on Friday. The owners haven’t said why.
Minneapolis Police need your help to find a missing University of Minnesota student. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown. Police say her purse was found three blocks away on the 1100 block of 4th Street Southeast at about 3 a.m.
A University of Minnesota student was attacked and robbed on campus late Friday night. According to police, the incident occurred around 11 p.m. on the Williamson Hall Plaza.
A group of bicyclists in Minneapolis asked the city council Tuesday to make some changes to better separate bikes and cars. The council will vote on Mayor Betsy Hodges’ budget proposal Dec. 10, which asks for $750,000 to build protected bike lanes across the city.
There’s just one more week until kickoff for the regular NFL season. While many people eagerly await the beginning of the football, filling out fantasy brackets and betting on new players, there is a subset of Americans who don’t particularly enjoy the sport. So for those that aren’t avid fans of the pigskin, here are five things to look forward to during football season.
Target unveiled its latest store concept in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood Wednesday, and it’s the smallest one yet. TargetExpress, at the corner of SE 5th Street and SE 14th Avenue, is one-sixth the size of a traditional Target, about one-ninth the size of a SuperTarget. It’s focused on essentials that people nearby would want.
One of Minnesota’s most famous people celebrates a big birthday Saturday. Bob Dylan turned 73. Dylan is originally from Hibbing, Minn. His career spans decades and genres, and has helped shape music as we know it today.
Minneapolis Police allowed WCCO to see firsthand how officers trained for handling last month’s “Dinkytown Disturbance.” Police say they were far more prepared for last month’s event than they were during the riot in 2003. Each of these police situations occurred after the Gopher men’s hockey team appeared in national championship games.
The only person facing serious charges after Saturday’s Dinkytown disturbance made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
A fifth person was booked in connection with the Dinkytown disturbances Saturday night. Michael Conley Juberian, 22, was charged with allegedly being armed with a dangerous weapon and allegedly assaulting a peace officer.
The disturbance in Dinkytown Saturday night after the Gophers hockey team’s loss in the national title game is still what everyone is talking about on the University of Minnesota campus Monday.
It’s clear that alcohol and excessive drinking played a role in the behavior of some of the people in the crowd in Dinkytown Saturday night. But what else may have led them to throw bottles at police, set a couch on fire, or vandalize a car?
The Gopher men’s hockey team didn’t take home the national championship but that didn’t stop hockey fans from causing another rowdy night in Dinkytown.
Roughly 300 University of Minnesota and city of Minneapolis police are patrolling Dinkytown Saturday evening preparing for any outcome of the final game of the NCAA National Championship game. The Gopher men’s hockey team will take on Union College in the final game of the NCAA Frozen Four tournament.
Nineteen people were arrested Saturday night and Sunday morning after Gopher fans poured out into the streets, after the Gophers lost 7-4 to Union College in the final game of NCAA Championship Tournament.
Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four.
In counterpoint to the “big box” model, Target announced plans to test out a small format store in the middle of the University of Minnesota’s Dinkytown neighborhood. The company said the story would be a mere 20,000 square feet.
University of Minnesota students have more than just finals to worry about this week. An armed robbery happened in broad daylight right near campus Wednesday on 14th Avenue Southeast and Sixth Street Southeast in Dinkytown – the latest in a string of robberies at or near the University. Police say a female student was walking to class around 9:30 a.m. when a man approached her, showed her a gun and then took her backpack. Her wallet, iPhone and iPad were all inside.
Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium will be a renewed rivalry. “I can’t wait, I seriously cannot wait,” said Gopher fan Corbett Bjerk. “I’ve been itching about this for the last week or so.”
A fire ripped through a second-floor apartment above a popular coffee shop in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood Friday afternoon. The Minneapolis Fire Department says it started in an apartment above Espresso Royale on 411 14th Street Southeast, near the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus, sometime around 12:30 p.m. “I was lying in my bed when I saw smoke come out,” said Phoebe Gulling, a University of Minnesota student. “I looked outside and saw fire coming out of the building.”
A string of armed robberies near the University of Minnesota has police urging students to pay close attention to their surroundings, especially in the nearby neighborhoods of Dinkytown and Marcy Holmes.
U of M police issued a crime alert on Monday, describing two robberies that took place close to campus over the weekend. Investigators said they appear to be similar to four other robberies that happened in the past month — those were also close to the U. Some of the victims are students and some aren’t.
A fixture near the University of Minnesota’s campus is closing its doors Monday.