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The Minnesota Daily


Akilha Venzant holds an American flag while addressing law enforcement on East Lake Street near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Friday, May 29. While the crowd of demonstrators chanted “Black Lives Matter,” Venzant addressed each officer individually, saying: “Black lives matter. They do. They really do.”

The last days of May: A visual timeline of the George Floyd Protests

by Jack Rodgers and Andy Kosier
Published June 4, 2020
Following the killing of George Floyd, the Twin Cities bore witness to protests, riots and communities attempting to heal.

Day in the Life: May 1, 2020

by The Multimedia Desk
Published May 4, 2020
On May 1, 2020, The Minnesota Daily's multimedia team spent the day covering the University of Minnesota's campus community. As documentarians with a mission to help create the first draft of history, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 presented both a unique challenge and obligation to approach our duty like never before. Our staff took extensive precautions to make sure that this documentation was in the best interest of everyone involved. It is the Minnesota Daily's mission to hold high professional and ethical standards so that we can provide comprehensive coverage that serves the public interest. We aimed to connect with the people and places that make our campus unique and capture what it embodies during a pivotal moment in history.
UMPD K-9 Patrol Officer Lara Bauer stands with her dual purpose canine Rio at TCF Bank Stadium on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Prior to serving as a dog handler, Bauer was a member of the Universitys mounted patrol unit, which was disbanded in 2012.

All paws on deck for UMPD’s team of bomb-sniffing dogs

by J.D. Duggan
Published March 1, 2020
Meet UMPD's top dogs — Rio, Doc and Gator — who sniff for explosives before major campus events.
Eddy poses for a portrait in a custom built studio he designed to promote a new pro model Kendama on Monday, Nov. 18. A video he produced, Coop’s room, found inspiration from how common it is for many kids to play Kendama in their own room and the vibrant, green color of his new model.

A string of connections: a photo essay

by Parker Johnson
Published December 12, 2019
The rise of Kendama in Minneapolis stems from inner mindfulness learning through play.

Gallery: Youth Climate Strike 2019

Published September 21, 2019
Thousands gathered in St. Paul Friday to protest a "climate crisis."
Bryan Deane Bertsch opens a barrel in his kombucha factory on Saturday, July 13 in St. Paul. 

Digging in: local brewers continue the kombucha craze

by Liv Martin
Published July 17, 2019
Making kombucha is not as hard as you think — just ask local brewmasters.
Spring Jam attendees cheer as they wait for Jay Rock to perform on Saturday, April 27 at the University of Minnesota.

Ramsey, Flocka draw students to Spring Jam

by Will Tooke
Published April 29, 2019
Students give input on the annual spring celebration featuring Mason Ramsey, Ella Vos, Jay Rock and Waka Flocka Flame.
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Dave De Jong and Marie Lundgren holds hands while walking home after a night of board games.

Day in the Life: April 19, 2019

by The Multimedia Desk
Published April 22, 2019
The Minnesota Daily's multimedia team covered the University of Minnesota's campus for 24 hours. We attempted to capture anything and everything, but mostly strived to photograph the everyday moments that make our campus special.

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