FOX 9 REWIND: A look back at the 2003 Dinkytown riot - KMSP-TV

FOX 9 REWIND: A look back at the 2003 Dinkytown riot

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The date was April 12, 2003 and a non-dramatic National Championship game between Minnesota and New Hampshire ended in a 5-1 win for the Gophers resulting in their second straight title. Thousands of people took to the streets in Dinkytown following the game setting cars, mattresses and dumpsters on fire.

There was damage, injuries and arrests, 27 to be exact. There were 80 police officers who worked during the 2003 championship but there was no coordination. 300 officers will patrol Dinkytown in a more coordinated effort when the game ends tonight.

Aftermath:

Following the 2003 riot, the University instituted a rioting policy that results in expulsion for those inciting or participating in a riot on campus, near campus or in any location when the riot is a reaction to a university-sponsored event.

The Game:

Gophers vs. Union College

6:30 PM – ESPN 2

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