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University Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Gladwin Das poses for a portrait in the Cath Lab at the University of Minnesota Medical Center on Monday. Das is giving some patients struggling with heart issues a new device called the Parachute, a possible alternative to electronic implants or heart transplants.

[Photo] New Parachute heart implant device could improve American lives

Published December 16, 2015

University Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Gladwin Das poses for a portrait in the Cath Lab at the University of Minnesota Medical Center on Monday. Das is giving some patients struggling with heart issues...

Current Executive Director for SECIA Ricardo McCurley poses, sitting at his desk in the Southeast Como Improvement Association office on Sunday. McCurley is set to leave SECIA over the new year to take on the position of Executive Director for the Whittier Neighborhood Association.

[Photo] Como leaders to pass torch

Published December 15, 2015

Current Executive Director for SECIA Ricardo McCurley poses, sitting at his desk in the Southeast Como Improvement Association office on Sunday. McCurley is set to leave SECIA over the new year to take...

Writer and record collector Jon Bream stands with his 22,000-piece record collection. Bream sold the collection to Mill City Sound record store owner Rob Sheely last Spring, the proceeds of which will create a scholarship fund for University journalism students studying arts criticism.

[Photo] Music collection to fund U scholarship

Published December 15, 2015

Writer and record collector Jon Bream stands with his 22,000-piece record collection. Bream sold the collection to Mill City Sound record store owner Rob Sheely last Spring, the proceeds of which will...

The Humphrey Schools ninth annual Local Government Innovation Awards recognize the inventive minds in local governments and the innovative projects they carry out to serve their communities.

[Photo] St. Paul incentivizes involvement

Published December 15, 2015

The Humphrey School's ninth annual Local Government Innovation Awards recognize the inventive minds in local governments and the innovative projects they carry out to serve their communities.

Radio KALY Executive Director Mahamed Cali poses for a portrait in between on-air takes in south Minneapolis on Wednesday. Broadcasting on 101.7FM, KALY is the first Somali-American radio station, looking to serve and further connect the Minneapolis Somali community.

[Photo] An airspace for all

Published December 10, 2015

Radio KALY Executive Director Mahamed Cali poses for a portrait in between on-air takes in south Minneapolis on Wednesday. Broadcasting on 101.7FM, KALY is the first Somali-American radio station, looking...

Musician Mina Moore poses for portraits inside of her home on Tuesday. Moore is set to preform in the Girl Germs Live Tribute to Women in Music at the Turf Club this Saturday with Nona Marie, Bad Bad Hats, Bruise Violet and Suzie.

[Photo] Femme fatale at the Turf Club

Published December 3, 2015

Musician Mina Moore poses for portraits inside of her home on Tuesday. Moore is set to preform in the Girl Germs Live Tribute to Women in Music at the Turf Club this Saturday with Nona Marie, Bad Bad Hats,...

Lake Monster Brewings brewery and taproom brings a new brewpub experience to St. Pauls Vandalia Tower complex.

[Photo] New brewery opens doors

Published December 1, 2015

Lake Monster Brewing's brewery and taproom brings a new brewpub experience to St. Paul's Vandalia Tower complex.

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt struggles to hold the puck against St. Cloud State defender Jimmy Schuldt at Mariucci Arena on Friday.

[Photo] St. Cloud State stages three-goal comeback to defeat Gophers in overtime

Published October 22, 2016

Gophers forward Leon Bristedt struggles to hold the puck against St. Cloud State defender Jimmy Schuldt at Mariucci Arena on Friday.

The Aurora Centers newly appointed Mens Engagement Coordinator Jeni Kolb poses for portraits inside Appleby Hall on Tuesday.

[Photo] Aurora hires new men’s coordinator

Published November 25, 2015

The Aurora Center's newly appointed Men's Engagement Coordinator Jeni Kolb poses for portraits inside Appleby Hall on Tuesday.

Mavericks forward Brett Knowles scores his third period goal to tie up and bring the game into overtime at Mariucci Arena on Saturday.

[Photo] Mavericks make comeback to avoid sweep

Published November 16, 2015

Mavericks forward Brett Knowles scores his third period goal to tie up and bring the game into overtime at Mariucci Arena on Saturday.

Representative Keith Ellison speaks with a round table of University faculty members on their struggles with research funding in Coffman Memorial Union on Thursday.

[Photo] Researchers raise issues over funding for projects

Published November 16, 2015

Representative Keith Ellison speaks with a round table of University faculty members on their struggles with research funding in Coffman Memorial Union on Thursday.

A Sun Country Airlines plane takes off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday. Sun Country is one of many businesses positively affected by the lifting of the United States embargo against Cuba, whose planes are now open to transport customers to and from the country.

[Photo] Carlson examines Cuba

Published November 16, 2015

A Sun Country Airlines plane takes off from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday. Sun Country is one of many businesses positively affected by the lifting of the United States embargo...

Local act Murder Shoes rehearses for their upcoming show in their practice space at City Sound Northeast on Thursday, November 4. Murder Shoes unique blend of surf and garage pop sounds can be caught tonight at Icehouse in celebration of their new release Daydreaming.

[Photo] Felonious footwear

Published November 10, 2015

Local act Murder Shoes rehearses for their upcoming show in their practice space at City Sound Northeast on Thursday, November 4. Murder Shoes' unique blend of surf and garage pop sounds can be caught...

Les Bolstad, the Universitys golf course and home to the practice facilities for both men and womens golf sits on St. Paul campus on Saturday. The University has entered a five-year research partnership with the USGA in an attempt to improve upon the states plethora of golf courses.

[Photo] U tees up golf’s challenges

Published November 9, 2015

Les Bolstad, the University's golf course and home to the practice facilities for both men and women's golf sits on St. Paul campus on Saturday. The University has entered a five-year research partnership...

Twin Cities artist Ta–coumba T. Aiken poses with a selection of his rhythm paintings in the Show Gallery Lowertown on Tuesday. Aikens exhibition opened to the public last night, November 4.

[Photo] How to simplify complexity

Published November 5, 2015

Twin Cities artist Ta–coumba T. Aiken poses with a selection of his rhythm paintings in the Show Gallery Lowertown on Tuesday. Aiken's exhibition opened to the public last night, November 4.

University President Eric Kaler fields questions for the Minnesota Daily inside his office in Morrill Hall on Tuesday.

[Photo] Kaler talks athletics and Halloween

Published October 28, 2015

University President Eric Kaler fields questions for the Minnesota Daily inside his office in Morrill Hall on Tuesday.

Gophers forward Kelly Pannek drives the puck just seconds before her second period goal against the Bulldogs at Ridder Arena on Saturday, October 24.

[Photo] Gophers blow past Bulldogs with sweep

Published October 26, 2015

Gophers forward Kelly Pannek drives the puck just seconds before her second period goal against the Bulldogs at Ridder Arena on Saturday, October 24.

Keynote speaker and University adjunct professor Nate Hagens speaks on the value of energy throughout history at the Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management Student Associations first annual Eco-U environmental symposium at Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, October 20.

[Photo] Experts talk clean energy

Published October 21, 2015

Keynote speaker and University adjunct professor Nate Hagens speaks on the value of energy throughout history at the Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management Student Association's first annual Eco-U...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks for the 2015 Stein Lecture at Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, October 20.

[Photo] Scalia presides at Northrop

Published October 21, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks for the 2015 Stein Lecture at Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, October 20.

Ticket scalper Dan Waage stands outside of Mariucci Arena offering tickets for sale to the Mens Hockey 2015 Hall of Fame Game on Saturday. Do you know what we do if we catch people selling fake tickets? We hold them down until the cops come, said Waage, a 36-year veteran of ticket scalping.

[Photo] Ticket scamming on the rise

Published October 13, 2015

Ticket scalper Dan Waage stands outside of Mariucci Arena offering tickets for sale to the Men's Hockey 2015 Hall of Fame Game on Saturday. "Do you know what we do if we catch people selling fake tickets?...

University Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz presents the proposed schematic design for the new Athletes Village at a meeting of the Facilities, Planning & Operations Committee of the Board of Regents on Thursday, October 8.

[Photo] Athletics complex approved

Published October 12, 2015

University Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz presents the proposed schematic design for the new Athletes Village at a meeting of the Facilities, Planning & Operations Committee of the Board of Regents...

University Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz presents the proposed schematic design for the new Athletes Village at a meeting of the Facilities, Planning & Operations Committee of the Board of Regents on Thursday, October 8.

[Photo] Beth Goetz takes job at University of Connecticut

Published June 9, 2016

University Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz presents the proposed schematic design for the new Athletes Village at a meeting of the Facilities, Planning & Operations Committee of the Board of Regents...

Gophers defender Jake Bischoff dives to stop the puck during the first game of the 2015-16 season at Mariucci Arena on Saturday where the Gophers fell to Vermont, ending with a final score of 0-3.

[Photo] Minnesota shut out in home opening game

Published October 12, 2015

Gophers defender Jake Bischoff dives to stop the puck during the first game of the 2015-16 season at Mariucci Arena on Saturday where the Gophers fell to Vermont, ending with a final score of 0-3.

University Regent Thomas Devine speaks at a meeting of the Facilities, Planning & Operations Committee of the Board of Regents on Thursday, October 8.

[Photo] Regents talk enrollment strategy

Published October 12, 2015

University Regent Thomas Devine speaks at a meeting of the Facilities, Planning & Operations Committee of the Board of Regents on Thursday, October 8.

Graduate student Megan Tomamichel fillets fish to search for a virus, Heterosporis, in the University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Friday, October 2. The disease, while not known to be lethal to fish outright, infects their muscles and immune systems, preventing them from being sold by fisheries.

[Photo] Disease dissolves game fish

Published October 7, 2015

Graduate student Megan Tomamichel fillets fish to search for a virus, Heterosporis, in the University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Friday, October 2. The disease, while not known to be lethal to...

(Left to right) Hayley Borsenik, Eli Miller, Tianna Larson, Matt Swinney

[Photo] Street Style: fall fashion feels

Published October 6, 2015

(Left to right) Hayley Borsenik, Eli Miller, Tianna Larson, Matt Swinney

Blueprint Steering Committee Chair Natalie Reciputi speaks to Southeast Como residents at the 4th Blueprint Meeting at Van Cleve Park on Wednesday, September 30. The Como Blueprint is a small area plan designed for the Southeast Como neighborhood which aims to improve many aspects of the area over the coming years.

[Photo] Como plans for the future

Published October 6, 2015

Blueprint Steering Committee Chair Natalie Reciputi speaks to Southeast Como residents at the 4th Blueprint Meeting at Van Cleve Park on Wednesday, September 30. The Como Blueprint is a small area plan...

Bartender Libby Kvasnicka washes glasses at Blarney Pub & Grill on Saturday. This fall, The Department of Public Safety and State Gambling Control Board will begin running checks for compliance to liquor and gambling laws, tightening down on college bars to better enforce existing laws.

[Photo] State department targets underage drinking in bars

Published October 5, 2015

Bartender Libby Kvasnicka washes glasses at Blarney Pub & Grill on Saturday. This fall, The Department of Public Safety and State Gambling Control Board will begin running checks for compliance to liquor...

Gophers fourth year Jessika Mozia hits the ball during the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center on Saturday, September 26.

[Photo] Mozia stands out during first meet

Published September 28, 2015

Gophers fourth year Jessika Mozia hits the ball during the Gopher Invitational at Baseline Tennis Center on Saturday, September 26.

Gophers forward Simone Kolander fights for the ball against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Friday, September 25.

[Photo] Gophers gain two victories

Published September 28, 2015

Gophers forward Simone Kolander fights for the ball against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Friday, September 25.

Guest choreographer Kamiko Higashi demonstrates dance steps during a workshop for the hip-hop dance crew Hip Hope in Peik Gymnasium on Wednesday. The group is scheduled to preform in the homecoming parade on Friday.

[Photo] Spreading love through street dance

Published September 24, 2015

Guest choreographer Kamiko Higashi demonstrates dance steps during a workshop for the hip-hop dance crew Hip Hope in Peik Gymnasium on Wednesday. The group is scheduled to preform in the homecoming parade...

Gophers second year Heather Ciskowski tees off at the Minikahda Club during the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, September 15.

[Photo] Women finish Mercedes-Benz Invitational in 8th

Published September 23, 2015

Gophers second year Heather Ciskowski tees off at the Minikahda Club during the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, September 15.

Espresso Exposé manager Dana Heinz prepares a drink on Monday. In August, Minnesota wages were raised to $9, and the findings of a newly preposed study could lead to another increase.

[Photo] City to vote on wage research

Published September 22, 2015

Espresso Exposé manager Dana Heinz prepares a drink on Monday. In August, Minnesota wages were raised to $9, and the findings of a newly preposed study could lead to another increase.

Junior Emie Peronnin swings her club at the Minikahda Club at the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, September 15.

[Photo] Peronnin adjusts to golf in U.S.

Published September 21, 2015

Junior Emie Peronnin swings her club at the Minikahda Club at the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, September 15.

Local artist Megan Moore poses with her paintings outside her home on Monday. Moores work will be featured as a stop on the League of Longfellow Artists art crawl taking place this Saturday, September 19.

[Photo] Local artist featured in Art Crawl

Published September 17, 2015

Local artist Megan Moore poses with her paintings outside her home on Monday. Moore's work will be featured as a stop on the League of Longfellow Artist's art crawl taking place this Saturday, September...

A protective plastic tube covers a young tree trunk in Dinkytown on Monday. This new preventative measure urges bikers to lock up somewhere else to damaging new trees.

[Photo] Meter hitches installed to preserve trees

Published September 16, 2015

A protective plastic tube covers a young tree trunk in Dinkytown on Monday. This new preventative measure urges bikers to lock up somewhere else to damaging new trees.

Gophers second year Celia Kuenster tees off at the Minikahda Club during the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, September 15.

[Photo] Women’s golf team finishes fourth, Men’s team finishes 14th

Published September 16, 2015

Gophers second year Celia Kuenster tees off at the Minikahda Club during the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, September 15.

University of Minnesota Mens Club Soccer Team President Cameron Nase handles the ball at the University Student Recreational Sports Fields on Thursday, September 10.

[Photo] Minnesota club soccer begins season

Published September 15, 2015

University of Minnesota Men's Club Soccer Team President Cameron Nase handles the ball at the University Student Recreational Sports Fields on Thursday, September 10.

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith runs the ball during the spring game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Running back Smith “perfect” in debut

Published September 10, 2015

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith runs the ball during the spring game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Abduls Afandy sits on Washington Avenue along the Green Line on Saturday, September 5. The store, a three-person run family business, was hurt by the 2013 light rail construction.

[Photo] Businesses thrive on Green Line

Published September 9, 2015

Abdul's Afandy sits on Washington Avenue along the Green Line on Saturday, September 5. The store, a three-person run family business, was hurt by the 2013 light rail construction.

Art created by incoming first year students hangs in the Coffman Art Gallery as a part of the Design Your First Year exhibit of on Saturday, September 5. Students were asked to represent what they hoped to get out of their first year, looking forward to new experiences.

[Photo] Incoming students create their own First Year

Published September 8, 2015

Art created by incoming first year students hangs in the Coffman Art Gallery as a part of the "Design Your First Year" exhibit of on Saturday, September 5. Students were asked to represent what they hoped...

University football defensive back Brian Boddy-Calhoun responds to questions from the press at Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, July 30.

[Photo] Boddy-Calhoun still feels lack of respect

Published August 5, 2015

University football defensive back Brian Boddy-Calhoun responds to questions from the press at Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, July 30.

University football quarterback Mitch Leidner responds to questions from the press at Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, July 30.

[Photo] Minnesota looking to improve passing attack in camp

Published August 5, 2015

University football quarterback Mitch Leidner responds to questions from the press at Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, July 30.

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer responds to questions from the press at Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, July 30.

[Photo] Big Ten conference making a comeback

Published August 5, 2015

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer responds to questions from the press at Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, July 30.

Bar Luchador is set to open in the space formerly occupied by Campus Pizza on Washington Avenue in Stadium Village in early August, offering Mexican street food in a Lucha Libre setting.

[Photo] Move, pizza: It’s taco time

Published July 29, 2015

Bar Luchador is set to open in the space formerly occupied by Campus Pizza on Washington Avenue in Stadium Village in early August, offering Mexican street food in a Lucha Libre setting.

Left to right, Erick DeLeon, Jen Kaplan, Thomas Moss, Kathryn Korb.

[Photo] Street Style: The Mpls. North Loop

Published July 29, 2015

Left to right, Erick DeLeon, Jen Kaplan, Thomas Moss, Kathryn Korb.

Actor Damiian Lang poses in the backyard of his house, the future venue for his one-man show Glorious Garbage, Good Grief! Langs show is a part of the greater Fringe Festival, which hosts live theater throughout Minneapolis July 30 through August 9.

[Photo] Recycling the past

Published July 29, 2015

Actor Damiian Lang poses in the backyard of his house, the future venue for his one-man show "Glorious Garbage, Good Grief!" Lang's show is a part of the greater Fringe Festival, which hosts live theater...

Dean of the Universitys College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences Brian Buhr and Vice President for University Services Pamela Wheelock deliver a statement regarding future plans for the construction of the new Bell Museum and observatory outside of the Cargill Building on Saturday, July 25.

[Photo] Bell Museum nabs additional funds for space

Published July 29, 2015

Dean of the University's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences Brian Buhr and Vice President for University Services Pamela Wheelock deliver a statement regarding future plans for...

The Knoll apartments advertise on University Avenue, heavily competing with other local developments to draw in new residents in the currently oversaturated housing market.

[Photo] Student housing strong

Published July 22, 2015

The Knoll apartments advertise on University Avenue, heavily competing with other local developments to draw in new residents in the currently oversaturated housing market.

Dr. George Weiblen transfers samples of cannabis flowers to slides for future study in his lab on Friday, July 17. Weiblen recently published a study exhibiting the discovery of a single gene distinguishing hemp from marijuana, which could help lift narcotics regulations currently imposed on hemp producers.

[Photo] Project may back hemp use

Published July 22, 2015

Dr. George Weiblen transfers samples of cannabis flowers to slides for future study in his lab on Friday, July 17. Weiblen recently published a study exhibiting the discovery of a single gene distinguishing...

Minnesota Wild prospective player Sam Warning handles the puck at the 2015 Wild Development Camp scrimmage at Excel Energy Center on Saturday, July 11.

[Photo] Warning, Höglund skate at Wild camp

Published July 15, 2015

Minnesota Wild prospective player Sam Warning handles the puck at the 2015 Wild Development Camp scrimmage at Excel Energy Center on Saturday, July 11.

A biker moves into traffic to pass a vehicle illegally parked in the newly established bike lane on fourth street in Dinkytown on Tuesday, July 7. Though bikers now have a dedicated lane through Dinkytown, drivers continue to park within the lane illegally, causing safety issues with bikers who are forced to pass.

[Photo] Bike lanes face safety issues

Published July 8, 2015

A biker moves into traffic to pass a vehicle illegally parked in the newly established bike lane on fourth street in Dinkytown on Tuesday, July 7. Though bikers now have a dedicated lane through Dinkytown,...

The University Board of Regents authorized the purchase of the land occupied by the now-abandoned Electric Steel Elevator at a board meeting on June 19. The agreement includes the demolition of the existing elevator and 32 silos, leaving the land to the University for future development.

[Photo] University acquiring land for future use

Published July 1, 2015

The University Board of Regents authorized the purchase of the land occupied by the now-abandoned Electric Steel Elevator at a board meeting on June 19. The agreement includes the demolition of the existing...

Fifth district Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison discusses political practices with fellows from the Mandela Washington Fellowship in the Freeman Commons of the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on June 30. The fellows hail from 25 different countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and they look to further their insight into American politics through their visit.

[Photo] U hosts fellowship for African leaders

Published July 1, 2015

Fifth district Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison discusses political practices with fellows from the Mandela Washington Fellowship in the Freeman Commons of the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on June 30....

The Tate Laboratory of Physics sits empty in preparation for the two years of renovation planned for the building. While the exterior of the building will be maintained, the interior will undergo a complete remodel, introducing modern lecture halls, labs, and office space, the largest renovation the building has seen in nearly 50 years.

[Photo] Tate Lab to undergo two-year renovation

Published June 24, 2015

The Tate Laboratory of Physics sits empty in preparation for the two years of renovation planned for the building. While the exterior of the building will be maintained, the interior will undergo a complete...

Electrician Curt Paumen prepares to install lights at the Gamma Phi Beta house as a part of Project Lighthouse on Tuesday, June 16.

[Photo] Amid crime issues, greeks boost lighting

Published June 17, 2015

Electrician Curt Paumen prepares to install lights at the Gamma Phi Beta house as a part of Project Lighthouse on Tuesday, June 16.

Dennys Bakery offers donuts to attendees at the Twin Cities Donut Crawl in Mears Park in St. Paul on Saturday, June 13.

[Photo] Donut you want me, baby?

Published June 17, 2015

Denny's Bakery offers donuts to attendees at the Twin Cities Donut Crawl in Mears Park in St. Paul on Saturday, June 13.

Gophers mens hockey coach Don Lucia sits down to talk with Hutchinson locals at the last leg of the Gopher Road Trip: Chalk Talk at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3.

[Photo] Men's hockey coach, Don Lucia signs two-year contract extension

Published October 6, 2016

Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia sits down to talk with Hutchinson locals at the last leg of the Gopher Road Trip: Chalk Talk at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, June...

Gopher football coach Jerry Kill speaks at the last leg of the Gopher Road Trip: Chalk Talk at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3.

[Photo] Gophers keeping 2016 recruits in-state

Published June 10, 2015

Gopher football coach Jerry Kill speaks at the last leg of the Gopher Road Trip: Chalk Talk at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3.

The abandoned Bunge grain elevator sits in Southeast Como, where a woman fell to her death while exploring the interior on Saturday. This is not a first  for the the tower, as in 2006 University student Germain Vigieant fell to her death while exploring without a flashlight.

[Photo] Exploration proves fatal for student

Published June 10, 2015

The abandoned Bunge grain elevator sits in Southeast Como, where a woman fell to her death while exploring the interior on Saturday. This is not a first for the the tower, as in 2006 University student...

The abandoned Bunge grain elevator sits in Southeast Como, where a woman fell to her death while exploring the interior on Saturday. This is not a first  for the the tower, as in 2006 University student Germain Vigieant fell to her death while exploring without a flashlight.

[Photo] Woman dies after fall in Como grain elevator

Published June 7, 2015

The abandoned Bunge grain elevator sits in Southeast Como, where a woman fell to her death while exploring the interior on Saturday. This is not a first for the the tower, as in 2006 University student...

Minneapolis-based sound engineer Neil Weir finishes up work on the upcoming Chambermaids album in the control room of Old Blackberry Way studio on Wednesday.

[Photo] Iconic studio finds new life

Published May 7, 2015

Minneapolis-based sound engineer Neil Weir finishes up work on the upcoming Chambermaids album in the control room of Old Blackberry Way studio on Wednesday.

Minneapolis Police Officer Michael Kirchen poses with his bike and helmet rig on Tuesday. Kirchen works with the program Bike Cops for Kids, a service that provides helmets to children while making connections throughout Minneapolis communities.

[Photo] Mpls. police build relationships with kids

Published May 7, 2015

Minneapolis Police Officer Michael Kirchen poses with his bike and helmet rig on Tuesday. Kirchen works with the program Bike Cops for Kids, a service that provides helmets to children while making connections...

Sophomore Jose Mendez swings at Windsong Farm Golf Club on September 7, 2014.

[Photo] Mendez caps season with NCAA berth

Published May 5, 2015

Sophomore Jose Mendez swings at Windsong Farm Golf Club on September 7, 2014.

Gophers pitcher Toby Anderson throws the ball against Kansas State at Siebert Field on Tuesday, April 28th. Anderson pitched 6 and 1/3 innings before allowing a hit.

[Photo] Anderson solid as Gophers beat KSU

Published April 29, 2015

Gophers pitcher Toby Anderson throws the ball against Kansas State at Siebert Field on Tuesday, April 28th. Anderson pitched 6 and 1/3 innings before allowing a hit.

Dinkytown rentals owner Tim Harsem testifies on his affordable housing plans at a committee meeting at City Hall on Monday.

[Photo] City leaders at odds with apartment's design

Published April 28, 2015

Dinkytown rentals owner Tim Harsem testifies on his affordable housing plans at a committee meeting at City Hall on Monday.

Gophers pitcher Sara Groenewegen throws a strike against Iowa at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Sunday.

[Photo] Minnesota sweeps Hawkeyes in dominant fashion

Published April 27, 2015

Gophers pitcher Sara Groenewegen throws a strike against Iowa at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Sunday.

Panelist Lindsay Gullingsrud, center, discusses masculinity at the Tate Lab of Physics on April 14, 2015, as part of an event to help the campus community understand what may cause sexual violence.

[Photo] Talk questions gender roles' place in sexual assault prevention

Published April 15, 2015

Panelist Lindsay Gullingsrud, center, discusses masculinity at the Tate Lab of Physics on April 14, 2015, as part of an event to help the campus community understand what may cause sexual violence.

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Liedner runs the ball during the spring game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Minnesota offense starts fast, then fades

Published April 13, 2015

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Liedner runs the ball during the spring game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith runs the ball during the spring game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Critical summer looms for Gophers

Published April 13, 2015

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith runs the ball during the spring game on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, holds up the classified section of a local newspaper to illustrate workforce shortages in Minnesota at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Stumpf authored a bill this session that would offer free tuition to certain high school students entering community and technical colleges in the state.

[Photo] Free tuition bill debated at Capitol

Published April 8, 2015

Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, holds up the classified section of a local newspaper to illustrate workforce shortages in Minnesota at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Stumpf authored a bill this session...

Ph.D. candidate Dimitris Zermas plays soccer with Darwin the Humanoid Research Robot in Walter Library on Friday, April 3rd.

[Photo] University Professor uses robots in medicine, agriculture

Published April 7, 2015

Ph.D. candidate Dimitris Zermas plays soccer with Darwin the Humanoid Research Robot in Walter Library on Friday, April 3rd.

Graffiti is painted on the walls and floor of an abandoned grain elevator. The owner of the Prospect Park property, John Wall, said he spends thousands of dollars to erase the art but new tags constantly appear, year-round.

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Graffiti is painted on the walls and floor of an abandoned grain elevator. The owner of the Prospect Park property, John Wall, said he spends thousands of dollars to erase the art but new tags constantly appear, year-round.

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Graffiti is painted on the walls and floor of an abandoned grain elevator. The owner of the Prospect Park property, John Wall, said he spends thousands of dollars to erase the art but new tags constantly...

Junior Paula Rincon-Otero hits the ball on Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Minnesota nabs two home victories

Published April 6, 2015

Junior Paula Rincon-Otero hits the ball on Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

City officials are seeking the states support for making repairs to the 10th Avenue bridge. The renovation project would cost about $42 million, and if the plans are approved, the construction would likely begin in 2018.

[Photo] City calls for 10th Ave. bridge repairs

Published April 6, 2015

City officials are seeking the state's support for making repairs to the 10th Avenue bridge. The renovation project would cost about $42 million, and if the plans are approved, the construction would likely...

Gophers outfielder Dan Motl swings March 31 at Siebert Field.

[Photo] Gophers drop two to top Big Ten team

Published April 6, 2015

Gophers outfielder Dan Motl swings March 31 at Siebert Field.

Sophomore Jose Mendez swings at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday at the Gopher Invitational. Mendez tied for fifth at the tournament, and the Gophers placed fourth overall.

[Photo] Young team improves with experience, upperclassmen leadership

Published April 2, 2015

Sophomore Jose Mendez swings at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday at the Gopher Invitational. Mendez tied for fifth at the tournament, and the Gophers placed fourth overall.

Gophers infielder Connor Schaefbauer

[Photo] Gophers become aggressive on bases

Published April 2, 2015

Gophers infielder Connor Schaefbauer

Anna Laorr swings at the Minikahda Club on Sept. 16, 2014, at the Minnesota Invitational.

[Photo] Gophers finish 11th in midweek tournament

Published April 1, 2015

Anna Laorr swings at the Minikahda Club on Sept. 16, 2014, at the Minnesota Invitational.

Minnesota ends their 2014-15 season in the NCAA tournament after losing to the Bulldogs 4-1 Friday night in Manchester, NH. The Gophers finished with a 23-13-3 overall record.

[Photo] In-state rival ends Gophers’ year

Published March 30, 2015

Minnesota ends their 2014-15 season in the NCAA tournament after losing to the Bulldogs 4-1 Friday night in Manchester, NH. The Gophers finished with a 23-13-3 overall record.

Game developers Lane Davis, Steve McGregor and Charles McGregor run a multiplayer test of their game Fingeance in the Southeast Como neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday. They plan to showcase the game at the upcoming GlitchCon, a gaming convention hosted in McNamara Alumni Center March 28-29th.

[Photo] Gamers with a goal

Published March 26, 2015

Game developers Lane Davis, Steve McGregor and Charles McGregor run a multiplayer test of their game 'Fingeance' in the Southeast Como neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday. They plan to showcase the...

Market customers Saverna Chapman and Ron Murray shop for groceries on the Twin Cities Mobile Market bus in St. Paul on Saturday. The bus acts as an inexpensive grocery store for neighborhoods that dont have access to local healthy foods at a low cost.

[Photo] Dishing out the staples

Published March 24, 2015

Market customers Saverna Chapman and Ron Murray shop for groceries on the Twin Cities Mobile Market bus in St. Paul on Saturday. The bus acts as an inexpensive grocery store for neighborhoods that don't...

Gophers celebrate after scoring on the Badgers in the NCAA Womens Frozen Four semifinal round in Ridder Arena on Friday, March 20th. Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 3-1, securing their place in the finals on Sunday.

[Photo] Gophers creating a dynasty in Minneapolis

Published March 23, 2015

Gophers celebrate after scoring on the Badgers in the NCAA Women's Frozen Four semifinal round in Ridder Arena on Friday, March 20th. Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 3-1, securing their place in the finals...

Ward 2 City Council member Cam Gordon speaks at a City Council meeting at City Hall on Friday.

[Photo] Gordon eyes minor crimes

Published March 23, 2015

Ward 2 City Council member Cam Gordon speaks at a City Council meeting at City Hall on Friday.

Ian Underhill-Cady, right, Max Finch-Raymond, center, and Toivo Hannigan, left, of hip hop group Pseudoubt rehearse in their garage in south Minneapolis on Tuesday. Pseudoubt are one of multiple musical acts within the family of Desoplex Records, an art collective formed by current high school seniors.

[Photo] The kids are motivated

Published March 12, 2015

Ian Underhill-Cady, right, Max Finch-Raymond, center, and Toivo Hannigan, left, of hip hop group Pseudoubt rehearse in their garage in south Minneapolis on Tuesday. Pseudoubt are one of multiple musical...

Ranelle Johnson, Alex Galle and Nathaniel Bates of Bae Tigre rehearse in their basement practice space on Sunday. Bae Tigre are an indie-electro group from Minneapolis and will be playing a show this Saturday March 14th at the Triple Rock Social Club

[Photo] Eye of the Tiger

Published March 10, 2015

Ranelle Johnson, Alex Galle and Nathaniel Bates of Bae Tigre rehearse in their basement practice space on Sunday. Bae Tigre are an indie-electro group from Minneapolis and will be playing a show this Saturday...

University president Eric Kaler responds to questions at the Faculty Senates meeting to review the human subject research report on Friday at Coffman Memorial Union . On some of the more negative findings in the report, President Kaler stated I know we can get better and we will get better.

[Photo] Research methods under fire

Published March 9, 2015

University president Eric Kaler responds to questions at the Faculty Senate's meeting to review the human subject research report on Friday at Coffman Memorial Union . On some of the more negative findings...

College Kitchenista and Minnesota Daily reporter Yena Lee and Chef Alex Roberts enjoy grilled bread with ricotta at Restaurant Alma on University Avenue on Saturday.

[Photo] College Kitchen with Chef Roberts

Published March 5, 2015

College Kitchenista and Minnesota Daily reporter Yena Lee and Chef Alex Roberts enjoy grilled bread with ricotta at Restaurant Alma on University Avenue on Saturday.

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt handles the puck against the Mavericks at Ridder Arena on Saturday. The University beat MSUM with a final score of 5-1.

[Photo] Top line leads Gophers to dominating sweep

Published March 2, 2015

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt handles the puck against the Mavericks at Ridder Arena on Saturday. The University beat MSUM with a final score of 5-1.

Gov. Mark Dayton addresses the states budget for the next biennium and how he plans to use the $1.9 billion surplus at the Capitol on Friday.

[Photo] With surplus, freeze is feasible

Published March 2, 2015

Gov. Mark Dayton addresses the state's budget for the next biennium and how he plans to use the $1.9 billion surplus at the Capitol on Friday.

Actor Peter Lincolnrusk plays a singing chalkboard with other actors hands in Davey Steinmans show Basement Creatures at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

[Photo] Coffee, halibut and whiskey: Davey Steinman's world of puppets

Published February 26, 2015

Actor Peter Lincolnrusk plays a singing chalkboard with other actors' hands in Davey Steinman's show "Basement Creatures" at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Morgan Lambert, Geena Funk and Erin Marie pick out slices on Wednesday at Mesa Pizza in Uptown. Mesa expanded its business from Dinkytown to Uptown in 2011.

[Photo] 'It's a college thing'

Published February 26, 2015

Morgan Lambert, Geena Funk and Erin Marie pick out slices on Wednesday at Mesa Pizza in Uptown. Mesa expanded its business from Dinkytown to Uptown in 2011.

Gophers forward Shae Kelley looks to pass the ball at Williams Arena on Thursday.

[Photo] Gophers fall on the road to Cornhuskers

Published February 25, 2015

Gophers forward Shae Kelley looks to pass the ball at Williams Arena on Thursday.