Dinkytown

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Gophers Fans Cautiously Optimistic About Bowl Game

The Golden Gophers football team is set to take on Texas Tech in a bowl game starting at 8 p.m. Friday. The teams will face off in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Texas.

12/28/2012

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Dinkytown Businesses Urged To Hire Extra Security

Minneapolis police are asking Dinkytown businesses to reassess security as crime continues to rise in the area.

11/17/2012

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After Assaults, U Of M On Alert During Homecoming Weekend

At the University of Minnesota’s Homecoming Weekend, students and visitors are being met with extra security. A campus-wide crime alert went out after two students and their friends were assaulted Thursday night near in Dinkytown.

10/12/2012

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Owl City’s Adam Young Chooses Owatonna Over L.A.

A popular Minnesota musician has teamed up with the woman behind the number one song in the country for what’s expected to be a big hit this summer. Owl City’s Adam Young wrote the track for his new album, which comes out in August. And, he thought Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen would be a perfect fit.

07/27/2012

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Mpls Parking Meters Fitted For Bike Racks

Select parking meter posts throughout Minneapolis will be fitted with bike racks in an effort to decrease sidewalk clutter.

05/18/2012

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Underground Gas Line Catches Fire In Minneapolis

Fire crews are looking into what caused a huge fire in Minneapolis overnight. Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, lightning hit a power line, near 8th Street Southeast and 7th Avenue in Dinkytown.

05/06/2012

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Victim’s Family: Hit-And-Run Driver Deserves 40 Years In Jail

The man who killed a Twin Cities college student with his car is going to prison for 40 years.

04/16/2012

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Bakdash Sentenced To 40 Years For Fatal ‘U’ Hit-And-Run

A wrong-way drunk driver who hit three people in Dinkytown was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Monday.

04/16/2012

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‘U’ Warns Students On Impending Hockey Celebrations

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has sent an email to students reminding them of a “zero tolerance” policy toward disruptive behavior and property damage, a warning to keep the celebration clean in case the Gophers win the NCAA hockey championship this weekend.

04/04/2012

“My favorite thing to do is sing real loud with the windows up.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Daria In Dinkytown

“I wanted a little car so I didn’t have to give people rides!” – Daria and her Chevy Cobalt

03/12/2012

Timothy Bakdash (credit: HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF)

Trial In Fatal ‘U’ Hit-And-Run Begins

Lawyers made their opening statements Monday morning in the Timothy Bakdash case — the trial of a deadly hit and run that happened in Dinkytown.

02/27/2012

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Woman Knocked Off Bike, Assaulted On Greenway

Kaitlin Knutson is back at work at the Dinkytown Varsity Bike Shop, now bearing a visible warning for all cyclists: Marks of survival from a terrifying ride home.

01/18/2012

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Bike Safety Makeover For Dangerous Dinkytown Stretch

A spot in the Twin Cities gets more bike traffic than any other in the state, and now it’s getting a safety makeover just a couple of months following a deadly crash.

09/20/2011

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Minnesota Could Lose Dozens Of Post Offices

The U.S. Postal Service could soon close 88 locations in Minnesota. More than 3,600 post office locations are under review for closing across the nation.

07/26/2011

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Hundreds Of Bicyclists Gather, Ride To Remember ‘U’ Student

The cold April night didn’t matter much to the more than 100 people who flooded Dinkytown in Minneapolis on their bikes, pedaling a one mile loop. The showing of support was a memorial tribute to 25-year-old Kimberly Hull.

04/27/2011

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Charges: Man, 29, Intentionally Struck 3 In ‘U’ Hit-And-Run

A 29-year-old Roseville man said he had “no remorse” when he hit three pedestrians in a fatal hit-and-run in Dinkytown, according to police. Now, he faces several felony charges, including second-degree murder.

04/25/2011

A bicyclist was struck in Dinkytown on Thursday, April 21, 2011. (credit: CBS)

25-Year-Old ‘U Of M’ Student Struck, Killed In Dinkytown

A 25-year-old woman is dead after her bicycle collided with a semi-truck Thursday morning. It happened just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of 4th Street and 15th Avenue Southeast, near the University of Minnesota.

04/21/2011

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Wrong-Way Driver Strikes 3 Near ‘U’ Campus

Police are investigating after a wrong-way driver struck three people on a sidewalk on the University of Minnesota campus early Friday.

04/15/2011

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Best Neighborhood Gems: Minneapolis

Okay. So I am going to start off with a disclaimer saying, there are many great places to enjoy in each neighborhood of Minneapolis. For this list, I am going to keep it simple. Are you ever invited with a group of friends to an area you are really not that familiar with? Do you want to be the “smart friend?” Well this one’s for you.

04/05/2011

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Final Cut For Dinkytown Barber Milo David

It’s been a landmark in Dinkytown for years. The owner of Milo’s on Fourth Barbershop is about to do his final cut.

03/23/2011

John Peterson pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide on March 15, 2011. (credit: Hennepin County)

Accused Drunken Driver Pleads Guilty To Killing Pedestrian

The driver accused of striking two pedestrians in Dinkytown last year, killing one of them, has pleaded guilty to all criminal counts against him.

03/16/2011

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Final Chapter For Longtime Dinkytown Bookstore

For years, students and professors at the University of Minnesota haven’t had to travel far to find out-of-print titles and great bargains at used bookstores.

01/13/2011

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