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Brian Reed (center) the journalist of S Town revisiting his podcasts discoveries. S Town faced numerous lawsuits via the estate of John B. McLemore, but the lawsuits were dismissed in May 2020.

S. Town – the podcast we didn’t have a “need to know” for

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief February 24, 2021

A protagonist by the name of John B. McLemore contacts journalist Brian Reed via email, speaking on how he despises his town of Woodstock, Alabama. McLemore calls it shit town, imploring Reed to investigate...

Current COVID-19 procedures are making it difficult for local gyms to not only stay open, but stay on top of reluctant anti-mask patrons. Once a place of gathering, now a place of robotic, socially distant, nervous energy. As staff desperately try to keep patrons in line, discarded masks and advisory signs now litter gym floors. Gym member Ming Dao says, “I would use the cardio equipment if I did not have to wear a mask, I hate it. Nobody uses the treadmills anymore so they won’t faint. I am tired of having staff remind me.”

Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief January 25, 2021

You may be wondering: what does the gym look like nowadays? If you are not a gym-goer, then this may be a curiosity of yours, otherwise – those who do go, know the regulations are not only hard to maintain,...

2020 Presidential Election: Live Coverage and Editor's Op/Ed

2020 Presidential Election: Live Coverage and Editor’s Op/Ed

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief November 3, 2020

7:00 p.m. CST - Biden: 85 electorate votes, Trump: 55 electorate votes. Florida is currently being counted, and if Trump takes this state, Biden is in for a battle. As previously mentioned, Biden's attack...

Authoritarianism: It Means More Than You Think

Authoritarianism: It Means More Than You Think

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief October 21, 2020

Authoritarianism – what do you think when you hear this word? Do you think of fascism, totalitarianism, Stalin's Soviet Union, or Hitler's Nazi Germany? All of these bad connotations associated with...

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief October 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m. CST the first, and most consequential, presidential debate aired – with the pandemic, current race tension, and the media surrounding President Donald Trump, the debate...

Mike Max speaking on Zoom. Photo by Tiana Meador.

MN Daily: First Amendment Celebration – Right to Peaceably Assemble

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief September 28, 2020

On Friday, Sep. 25, The Minnesota Daily hosted an online Zoom celebration with Daily reporters, Megan Germundson and Yoko Vu, as well as speakers Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City council - Ward 8; Mike...

MNR COVID-19 staff announcement

Staff March 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more prevalent, The Minnesota Republic is suspending its publishing until Apr. 9th. Being a student-led newspaper at the University of Minnesota, I firmly believe its...

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2020

On Wed. Mar. 11 President Joan Gabel notified students that the university has made its final move in keeping its students safe amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed the...

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Breaking: UMN prepares online courses, cancels university travel amid spring break COVID-19 threat

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2020

In an email Tuesday at 4:33 p.m. President Joan Gabel addressed the student body with an advisory that all non-essential university travel has been halted and instructors are being encouraged to prepare...

President Donald Trump delivering remarks on 2020 campaign competitors. Photo by Tiana Meador

CPAC 2020: Donald Trump’s propaganda meets conservative extremists

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2020

On Saturday Feb. 29 President Donald Trump gave his annual CPAC speech, which spanned about two hours and took full advantage of roasting the press box. The box, which welcomed writers from The New...

News brief: American Conservative Union’s CPAC update

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief February 8, 2020

From Feb. 28th to Feb 29th., our officer board and senior editors will be attending the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, MD. If you are unfamiliar with CPAC, it...

A challenge to our Antifa critics

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief February 7, 2020

The Minnesota Republic has always provided a positive space for our writers to openly and freely share their opinions and ideas, regardless if they were deemed controversial by the university community....

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