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.
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.
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.
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.
Minneapolis police are asking Dinkytown businesses to reassess security as crime continues to rise in the area.
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.
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.
Select parking meter posts throughout Minneapolis will be fitted with bike racks in an effort to decrease sidewalk clutter.
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.
The man who killed a Twin Cities college student with his car is going to prison for 40 years.
A wrong-way drunk driver who hit three people in Dinkytown was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Monday.
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.
“I wanted a little car so I didn’t have to give people rides!” – Daria and her Chevy Cobalt
Lawyers made their opening statements Monday morning in the Timothy Bakdash case — the trial of a deadly hit and run that happened in Dinkytown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police are investigating after a wrong-way driver struck three people on a sidewalk on the University of Minnesota campus early Friday.
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.
It’s been a landmark in Dinkytown for years. The owner of Milo’s on Fourth Barbershop is about to do his final cut.