Hennepin County and the University of Minnesota are partnering to reach the ambitious goal of having every University student count in the 2020 Census.

The Hennepin-University Partnership at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs connected Hennepin County's Census team with Kendre Turonie, Program Director of UMN Off-Campus Living. Hennepin County is providing funding for a student worker to help implement innovative tactics to ensure a complete count of the off-campus student community who, unlike their peers living in the dorms, are not automatically counted by the University.

“On one call in particular, the person was not a citizen, and so…

We are again sharing a statement from CURA Director Ed Goetz on the murder of George Floyd at the top of this message. The fundamental issues of justice that Mr. Floyd’s murder surfaces for our community and for the entire nation dominate our conversations about what is next for CURA. 

Following that statement, we share a message about CURA’s work in a COVID-19 world.

Statement from the Director of CURA

Our community witnesses again the violence of police brutality ending in the death of a Black man. It is well past the time for people in power, those who can impose…


The Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP) is a strategic alignment between Minnesota’s largest primary research university and its largest county, with the goal of promoting more effective and efficient local government.

Through HUP, the University and Hennepin County conduct joint research on issues of mutual interest, share academic and practitioner expertise, provide student field experiences to enrich learning, and share knowledge and best practices about the operation of large institutions.

For more information, visit the Hennepin-University Partnership website, or contact Kathie Doty at 612-625-4383 or …