Today MPR’s Tim Post writes about a complication for the University of Minnesota’s move-in period for students: The U of M’s dorms aren’t just full this fall, they’re overflowing. The university is housing 350 students in converted study lounges or assigned to rooms that are over capacity. Get comfortable, kiddos. Read the full story and Read more

Robert A. Swart of Mankato criticizes the Minnesota State University – Mankato leadership for deciding to tear down Gage Residence Hall, saying university officials have failed to maintain it, and don’t see that they can still save the building: What I find amazing is an administration that is so willing to go against what I thought were Read more

As the Winona city debate simmers over how to handle student housing — including Winona State’s proposed “theme” housing — the Winona Post writes about some of the frustration that residents and university officials feel. From the residents’ side: Natalie Siderius, speaking on behalf of the Neighborhood Association, said the group is frustrated by inaction Read more