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Fire Damages Dinkytown Apartments, Coffee Shop

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.”

10/25/2013

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U Of M Area On Alert After Recent Gunpoint Robberies

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.

09/17/2013

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Historic Dinkytown Grocery Store Pushed Out By U Student Housing

A fixture near the University of Minnesota’s campus is closing its doors Monday.

08/05/2013

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As Dinkytown Transforms, An 80-Year-Old Grocery Closes

The look and feel of Dinkytown, near the University of Minnesota campus, will continue to change over the next year. Despite protests from neighborhood activists, the Minneapolis City Council approved the rezoning of an area in Dinkytown to make way for a six-story apartment building meant for student housing. The new development will be located on Southeast 5th Street between 13th and 14th avenues.

08/03/2013

Timothy Bakdash (credit: HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF)

Driver In Dinkytown Fatal Hit & Run Ordered To Pay $138K To Victim

A Hennepin County judge has ordered the man sentenced for a fatal hit in run near the University of Minnesota campus to pay more than $138,000 to one of his victims. Peter Riley, the attorney for victim Sarah Bagley, says Judge Phillip Bush ordered Timothy Bakdash Wednesday to pay money to Bagley for medical expenses and pain and suffering compensation. Bagley, along with her friends Ben Van Handel and Katelynn Hanson, were on foot when they were struck by Bakdash, who was driving his car the wrong way on 5th Street Southeast in Dinkytown on April 15, 2011.

07/05/2013

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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

Bakdash sentencing, University of Minnesota, Hit-And-Run, fatal crash

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

Bakdash sentencing, University of Minnesota, Hit-And-Run, fatal crash

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

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