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A digital rendering of East Phillips Urban Farm’s planned design.

East Phillips works to raise funds for Roof Depot purchase

by Gustav DeMars and Alexandra DeYoe
Published July 9, 2023
As community leadership works to raise funds to buy the site for their planned urban farm, agreement negotiations with the city have slowed progress.
EPA begins work on Southeast Como Superfund site

EPA begins work on Southeast Como Superfund site

by Maya Marchel Hoff
Published May 3, 2023
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will begin surveying Southeast Como’s Superfund industrial sites in late summer to mitigate impacts of pollution.
The stores owner hopes to provide an affordable coffee and dessert option for students.

New coffee shop opens in Dinkytown

by Jack O'Connor
Published May 2, 2023
$1.99 Americano specializes in coffee and waffles and sells Korean-style ice cream.
Aswar Rahman founded the nonprofit and  purchased a house in Dinkytown to house some of the refugees who came to Minnesota.

Local nonprofit gives Ukrainian refugees chance to feel connected

by Amirah Razman
Published April 19, 2023
American Service, founded by a University of Minnesota alum, serves to mentor Ukrainian refugees by providing them work and volunteer opportunities.
The Identity Dinkytown apartment will be located at the corner of 15th Avenue and Fourth Street and plans to start renting in fall 2023. The iconic McDonalds that used to be located at this corner will become part of the new building.

Dinkytown construction, views vary on future of student housing

by Kate Prom
Published April 17, 2023
Student housing may be changing as new developers customize construction to the needs of students.
A court appeal in February has temporarily halted the project, which was scheduled to start demolition in February.

A timeline of East Phillips Roof Depot demolition plans

by Devlin Epding
Published April 5, 2023
A near decade-long fight between the city and East Phillips neighborhood residents has left the site’s future uncertain.
The buildings listing broker said they have received thousands of phone calls from potential buyers since the building went up for sale in December 2022.

Tuttle School property up for sale

by Saniah Bates
Published April 3, 2023
After being vacant for several years, the Tuttle School building’s future is in question again after going up for sale
Tents lined up make up the encampment in Cedar-Riverside.

Community pushes back on Minneapolis homelessness response

by Devlin Epding
Published March 14, 2023
State officials destroyed two Cedar-Riverside encampments after weeks of refusing help for residents.
Students discussed local restaurants, including Afro Deli, which has been around since 2010.

Black-owned business roundup following Black History Month

by Saniah Bates
Published March 1, 2023
University of Minnesota students share their opinions on and experiences with some of the local Black-owned businesses.
The neighborhood and the city are working together to install low-powered string lights in darker areas.

New Marcy-Holmes program aims to brighten up streets

by Kate Prom
Published February 27, 2023
Students can now reach out to rental property owners to request better lighting in a program that would have property owners reimbursed for new lighting.

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