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Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

[Photo] Superblock residence halls allow student re-entry following evacuation due to a gas odor

March 8, 2021

Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

[Photo] UMPD resolve bomb threat investigation at TCF Bank Stadium

November 12, 2020

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

[Photo] Some Gopher football players remain undecided about 2020 return

October 7, 2020

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

[Photo] Prospect Park Association seeks to educate renters and students about their rights

October 5, 2020

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

Gophers run onto the field at Reliant Stadium on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

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October 5, 2020

Gophers run onto the field at Reliant Stadium on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson rushes through Texas Techs defense.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson rushes through Texas Tech's defense.

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill complains to official about a call.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill complains to official about a call.

Minnesota running back Rodrick Williams Jr. scores a touchdown.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota running back Rodrick Williams Jr. scores a touchdown.

Minnesota running back Rodrick Williams Jr. celebrates after a touchdown.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota running back Rodrick Williams Jr. celebrates after a touchdown.

Minnesota defensive back Antonio Johnson tackles Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens Jr.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota defensive back Antonio Johnson tackles Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens Jr.

Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Grayson rushes the ball.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Grayson rushes the ball.

Minnesota defensive back Michael Carter tackles Texas Tech wide receiver Darrin Moore.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota defensive back Michael Carter tackles Texas Tech wide receiver Darrin Moore.

Texas Techs Tre Porter and Blake Dees tackle Minnesota wide receiver Derrick Engel.

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October 5, 2020

Texas Tech's Tre' Porter and Blake Dees tackle Minnesota wide receiver Derrick Engel.

Minnesota linebacker Keanon Cooper tackles Texas Tech wide receiver Tyson Williams.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota linebacker Keanon Cooper tackles Texas Tech wide receiver Tyson Williams.

Minnesota defensive back Michael Carter intercepts a pass.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota defensive back Michael Carter intercepts a pass.

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill congratulates Texas Tech interim head coach Chris Thomsen on their win.

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October 5, 2020

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill congratulates Texas Tech interim head coach Chris Thomsen on their win.

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill walks out off the field at Reliant Stadium with players after losing the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

[Photo] Gophers blow late lead, lose bowl game

December 28, 2012

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill walks out off the field at Reliant Stadium with players after losing the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Natalie Darwitz discusses strategy with  the Lakeville South High School girls hockey team during a game against Burnsville High School on Nov. 6 at Hasse Arena in Lakeville, Minn.

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December 28, 2012

Natalie Darwitz discusses strategy with the Lakeville South High School girls' hockey team during a game against Burnsville High School on Nov. 6 at Hasse Arena in Lakeville, Minn.

Natalie Darwitz coaches Lakeville South players during a game against Burnsville High School on Nov. 6 at Hasse Arena in Lakeville, Minn. Darwitz is in her second season as Lakeville Souths head coach.

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December 28, 2012

Natalie Darwitz coaches Lakeville South players during a game against Burnsville High School on Nov. 6 at Hasse Arena in Lakeville, Minn. Darwitz is in her second season as Lakeville South's head coach.

Former Gophers hockey star Natalie Darwitz instructs her Lakeville South High School players during a game against Burnsville High School on  Nov. 6 at Hasse Arena in Lakeville, Minn.

[Photo] The Transition: Natalie Darwitz

December 12, 2012

Former Gophers hockey star Natalie Darwitz instructs her Lakeville South High School players during a game against Burnsville High School on Nov. 6 at Hasse Arena in Lakeville, Minn.

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes through Creightons block Dec. 1 at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Gophers’ season ends in Elite 8 loss to PSU

December 10, 2012

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman spikes through Creighton's block Dec. 1 at the Sports Pavilion.

State Sen. John Marty goes through boxes of archives Tuesday after moving into his new office at the state Capitol in St. Paul.

[Photo] DFL senators move in to the state Capitol

December 6, 2012

State Sen. John Marty goes through boxes of archives Tuesday after moving into his new office at the state Capitol in St. Paul.

Minnesota outside hitter Katherine Harms serves against Creighton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Harms’ improved play leads Gophers to NCAA Sweet 16

December 5, 2012

Minnesota outside hitter Katherine Harms serves against Creighton on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman digs the  ball during a match against Liberty on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Gophers march into Sweet 16 again

December 3, 2012

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman digs the ball during a match against Liberty on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion.

on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at William Arena.

[Photo] Slow start fires up Gophers in rout

December 3, 2012

on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at William Arena.

Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Barker scores a touchdown against Western Michigan on Sept. 19 at TCF Bank Stadium. Barker announced Sunday that he would leave the team and transfer to another school.

[Photo] Top player quits, alleges mistreatment from Kill

November 19, 2012

Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Barker scores a touchdown against Western Michigan on Sept. 19 at TCF Bank Stadium. Barker announced Sunday that he would leave the team and transfer to another school.

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman makes a jump shot during a game against Toledo Monday at Williams Arena.

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November 19, 2012

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman makes a jump shot during a game against Toledo Monday at Williams Arena.

From left, Minnesota forward Maurice Walker, Minnesota forward Andre Ingram, back, and Toledo Rian Pearson fight for the ball after a rebound during a game Monday at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Big 1st half pushes Gophers to 2-0

November 13, 2012

From left, Minnesota forward Maurice Walker, Minnesota forward Andre Ingram, back, and Toledo Rian Pearson fight for the ball after a rebound during a game Monday at Williams Arena.

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin competes in a final round of 100-yard backstroke in USA Swimmings Minneapolis Grand Prix on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.

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November 13, 2012

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin competes in a final round of 100-yard backstroke in USA Swimming's Minneapolis Grand Prix on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.

Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte competes in a final round of 100-yard backstroke in USA Swimmings Mnneapolis Grand Prix on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.

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November 13, 2012

Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte competes in a final round of 100-yard backstroke in USA Swimming's Mnneapolis Grand Prix on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.

Olympian Melissa Franklin signs autographs after USA Swimmings Minneapolis Grand Prix on Sunday at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Lochte, Franklin grace Gophers in Grand Prix

November 12, 2012

Olympian Melissa Franklin signs autographs after USA Swimming's Minneapolis Grand Prix on Sunday at the University Aquatic Center.

Associate principal second violin for the Minnesota Orchestra Jonathan Magness at his home Saturday in Eden Prairie, Minn. Magness studied violin performance at the University of Minnesotas School of Music.

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November 12, 2012

Associate principal second violin for the Minnesota Orchestra Jonathan Magness at his home Saturday in Eden Prairie, Minn. Magness studied violin performance at the University of Minnesota's School of...

Minnesota wide receiver Derrick Engel scores a touchdown against Purdue on Oct. 27 at TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Engel works way up with Gophers

November 7, 2012

Minnesota wide receiver Derrick Engel scores a touchdown against Purdue on Oct. 27 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna Little arrive at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna Little arrive at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan supporters cheer for Ryan on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan supporters cheer for Ryan on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan shakes hand with his supporters after a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan shakes hand with his supporters after a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna Little wave at supporters before their departure after a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and his wife Janna Little wave at supporters before their departure after a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St....

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan supporters cheer while waiting for Ryans appearance Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan supporters cheer while waiting for Ryan's appearance Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Republican Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally supporting Mitt Romney for President on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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November 7, 2012

Republican Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally supporting Mitt Romney for President on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012,  at the Sun Country Airlines hanger in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Ryan rallies thousands at airport

November 5, 2012

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks at a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Sun Country Airlines hanger in Minneapolis.

Circus students walk on balls during a balance practice Friday at Circus Juventas in St. Paul.

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November 5, 2012

Circus students walk on balls during a balance practice Friday at Circus Juventas in St. Paul.

Students sit on trapezes waiting for class to start Friday at Circus Juventas in St. Paul.

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November 5, 2012

Students sit on trapezes waiting for class to start Friday at Circus Juventas in St. Paul.

Seventeen-year-old Libby Ulm, center, of White Bear Lake, practices on a hoop Oct. 26 at Circus Juventas in St. Paul. Ulm has been practicing in the circus for 12 years.

[Photo] Kids under the big top

November 1, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Libby Ulm, center, of White Bear Lake, practices on a hoop Oct. 26 at Circus Juventas in St. Paul. Ulm has been practicing in the circus for 12 years.

Minnesota outside hitter Daly Santana spikes during a match against Wisconsin on Wednesday at Sports Pavilion. The Gophers won 3-0.

[Photo] Minnesota checks Wisconsin off list

October 18, 2012

Minnesota outside hitter Daly Santana spikes during a match against Wisconsin on Wednesday at Sports Pavilion. The Gophers won 3-0.

Minnesota redshirt freshman Kayla Hirt grabs a rebound during a practice Tuesday at Williams Arena.

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October 18, 2012

Minnesota redshirt freshman Kayla Hirt grabs a rebound during a practice Tuesday at Williams Arena.

Minnesota redshirt freshman Kayla Hirt makes a layup during a practice Tuesday at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Hirt is healthy after two ACL tears

October 17, 2012

Minnesota redshirt freshman Kayla Hirt makes a layup during a practice Tuesday at Williams Arena.

Minnesota welterweight state champion Jamal James warms up with a double end striking bag Tuesday at Circle of Discipline in Minneapolis. “Everybody who does this sport has a pretty big heart and has a warrior mentality,” he said.

[Photo] University studies sway, concussions in boxers

October 17, 2012

Minnesota welterweight state champion Jamal James warms up with a double end striking bag Tuesday at Circle of Discipline in Minneapolis. “Everybody who does this sport has a pretty big heart and has...

A collection of medals John Carter Holmes won throughout his running career lies on display in his home.

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October 17, 2012

A collection of medals John Carter Holmes won throughout his running career lies on display in his home.

Minnesota alumnus John Carter Holmes uses the grab bar that was installed by Freedom by Design members to make his house more accessible. Holmes suffered a heart attack in 2008 and now uses a walker to get around his home.

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October 17, 2012

Minnesota alumnus John Carter Holmes uses the grab bar that was installed by Freedom by Design members to make his house more accessible. Holmes suffered a heart attack in 2008 and now uses a walker to...

Minnesota alumnus John Carter Holmes enters his home Saturday in South Minneapolis. More modifications to Holmess home will be completed by Freedom by Design members to make his house more accessible.

[Photo] Student architects help U alum

October 16, 2012

Minnesota alumnus John Carter Holmes enters his home Saturday in South Minneapolis. More modifications to Holmes's home will be completed by Freedom by Design members to make his house more accessible.

University of Minnesota police officers inspect the Ford Tempo that hit six pedestrians Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Oak Street Southeast. All six victims were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

[Photo] Driver in Stadium Village crash was drunk

October 16, 2012

University of Minnesota police officers inspect the Ford Tempo that hit six pedestrians Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Oak Street Southeast. All six victims were taken to...

University of Minnesota Police officers inspect the Ford Tempo that hit four pedestrians Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Oak Street and Washington Avenue. All four victims were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

[Photo] Four people hit by a car in Stadium Village

October 15, 2012

University of Minnesota Police officers inspect the Ford Tempo that hit four pedestrians Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Oak Street and Washington Avenue. All four victims were taken to Hennepin...

Minnesota middle blocker Tori Dixon spikes during a match against North Dakota State on Sept. 10 at the Sports Pavilion. (Anthony Kwan, file photo)

[Photo] Minnesota splits a pair on the road

October 15, 2012

Minnesota middle blocker Tori Dixon spikes during a match against North Dakota State on Sept. 10 at the Sports Pavilion. (Anthony Kwan, file photo)

A group of Minnesota defensive players sacks Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers lost to the Wildcats 21-13.

[Photo] Blunders produce ugly homecoming loss

October 15, 2012

A group of Minnesota defensive players sacks Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers lost to the Wildcats 21-13.

Glen Perkins pitches during the last inning against Detroit Tiger on Sept. 30 at Target Field. Perkins has been playing 7 years for Twins after playing 2 years for Minnesota.

[Photo] Perkins finds success amid struggles

October 10, 2012

Glen Perkins pitches during the last inning against Detroit Tiger on Sept. 30 at Target Field. Perkins has been playing 7 years for Twins after playing 2 years for Minnesota.

Social science graduate student Daniel Perez acquires his personal record for applying a temporary reprieve from deportation that the Obama administration is offering Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

[Photo] Undocumented students get deportation deferrals

October 10, 2012

Social science graduate student Daniel Perez acquires his personal record for applying a temporary reprieve from deportation that the Obama administration is offering Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government...

Women Against Military Madness protester Mary Beaudoin, center, demonstrates Sunday at Loring Park in Minneapolis.

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October 10, 2012

Women Against Military Madness protester Mary Beaudoin, center, demonstrates Sunday at Loring Park in Minneapolis.

Occupy supporters march through downtown Minneapolis on Sunday after a rally at Loring Park.

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October 10, 2012

Occupy supporters march through downtown Minneapolis on Sunday after a rally at Loring Park.

Anti-war supporter Roger Cuthbertson watches a rally Sunday at Loring Park in Minneapolis.

[Photo] A year in, Occupy Minneapolis is smaller but strong

October 8, 2012

Anti-war supporter Roger Cuthbertson watches a rally Sunday at Loring Park in Minneapolis.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks Wednesday at a presidential debate watch party.  Students for Obama hosted the party at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

[Photo] Poli-sci researcher weighs in on debate

October 8, 2012

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks Wednesday at a presidential debate watch party. Students for Obama hosted the party at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Minnesota outside hitter Katherine Harms spikes against Michigan on Wednesday at the Sports Pavilion. Harms had a match-high 20 kills as the Gophers won 3-1.

[Photo] Harms’ new serve, hitting powers Gophers past Wolverines

October 4, 2012

Minnesota outside hitter Katherine Harms spikes against Michigan on Wednesday at the Sports Pavilion. Harms had a match-high 20 kills as the Gophers won 3-1.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks Wednesday at a presidential debate watch party.  Students for Obama hosted the party at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

[Photo] Students, Franken gather for debate watch party

October 4, 2012

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks Wednesday at a presidential debate watch party. Students for Obama hosted the party at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Former Gophers football player Tyrone Carter is honored during the first quarter of the game against Syracuse on Sept. 22 at TCF Bank Stadium. Carter was inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame in September.

[Photo] Carter tackled adversity in college, NFL

October 2, 2012

Former Gophers football player Tyrone Carter is honored during the first quarter of the game against Syracuse on Sept. 22 at TCF Bank Stadium. Carter was inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame in September....

The Big Gay Race 5K Saturday drew approximately 6,000 participants in one of many campaign events put on in the last year by Minnesotans United for All Families.

[Photo] Campaigns ramp up as Nov. 6 nears

October 1, 2012

The Big Gay Race 5K Saturday drew approximately 6,000 participants in one of many campaign events put on in the last year by Minnesotans United for All Families.

Minnesota John Simons outsprints Iowa state Mohamed Hrezi at the finish of Mens Division I Roy Griak Invitational Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn.

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October 1, 2012

Minnesota John Simons outsprints Iowa state Mohamed Hrezi at the finish of Men's Division I Roy Griak Invitational Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota junior Laura Docherty runs at the Jack Johnson Womens Gold - Division I on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. Docherty took fourth place at the Roy Griak Invitational.

[Photo] For Gophers men, 27th time is the charm at Griak

October 1, 2012

Minnesota junior Laura Docherty runs at the Jack Johnson Women's Gold - Division I on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. Docherty took fourth place at the Roy Griak Invitational.

Minnesota forward Taylor Uhl attempts to score a goal against Wisconsin Thursday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers beat Wisconsin at home, fall to PSU on the road

October 1, 2012

Minnesota forward Taylor Uhl attempts to score a goal against Wisconsin Thursday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Fans celebrate Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium after the Gophers’ fourth-straight win. Minnesota’s 17-10 win over Syracuse moved the team to 4-0 for the first time since 2008.

[Photo] Gophers’ fast start has fans thinking bowl game

September 25, 2012

Fans celebrate Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium after the Gophers’ fourth-straight win. Minnesota’s 17-10 win over Syracuse moved the team to 4-0 for the first time since 2008.

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood escapes Orange line backer Siriki Diabate on Saturday at TCF Banks Stadium.

[Photo] Fans boost Gophers to 4-0

September 24, 2012

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood escapes Orange line backer Siriki Diabate on Saturday at TCF Banks Stadium.

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood escapes Orange line backer Siriki Diabate on Saturday at TCF Banks Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers prep for Texas Bowl against Syracuse

December 27, 2013

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood escapes Orange line backer Siriki Diabate on Saturday at TCF Banks Stadium.

Washburn senior Ben Simpson dribbles through De La Salles defense Saturday evening at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. Simpson said eating healthy is challenging, but he still tries his best to do so.

[Photo] U prof. studies young-athlete eating habits

September 20, 2012

Washburn senior Ben Simpson dribbles through De La Salle's defense Saturday evening at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. Simpson said eating healthy is challenging, but he still tries his best to do...

Minnesota middle blocker Tori Dixon spikes during a game against North Dakota State Monday at the Sports Pavilion. Dixon had 15 kills with two aces and threes block assists.

[Photo] Aces aid Gophers’ attack in routine home win

September 11, 2012

Minnesota middle blocker Tori Dixon spikes during a game against North Dakota State Monday at the Sports Pavilion. Dixon had 15 kills with two aces and threes block assists.

Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray dashes into the Wildcats’ end zone for a touchdown during Saturday’s game against New Hampshire at TCF Bank Stadium. Gray ran for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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September 11, 2012

Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray dashes into the Wildcats’ end zone for a touchdown during Saturday’s game against New Hampshire at TCF Bank Stadium. Gray ran for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Dance team members perform during Saturdays game against New Hampshire at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 11, 2012

Dance team members perform during Saturday's game against New Hampshire at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota defensive back Derrick Wells disrupts a pass intended for New Hampshire wide receiver Joey Orlando on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 11, 2012

Minnesota defensive back Derrick Wells disrupts a pass intended for New Hampshire wide receiver Joey Orlando on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Baker runs into the New Hampshire end zone for a touchdown Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 11, 2012

Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Baker runs into the New Hampshire end zone for a touchdown Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Barker totes the pigskin during practice Tuesday at Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. The walk-on junior had three receptions for 101 yards in Minnesotas 30-27 victory over UNLV last Thursday.

[Photo] Walk-on receiver Barker shines after years of struggle

September 5, 2012

Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Barker totes the pigskin during practice Tuesday at Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. The walk-on junior had three receptions for 101 yards in Minnesota's 30-27 victory over...

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman tips a ball over the net against Miami on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.

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September 5, 2012

Minnesota outside hitter Ashley Wittman tips a ball over the net against Miami on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley plays in a game against Wisconsin Nov. 12, 2011 at TCF Bank Stadium.

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September 5, 2012

Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley plays in a game against Wisconsin Nov. 12, 2011 at TCF Bank Stadium.

From left, Principal of Athenaeum Group David Ly consults with Pre-Med American Medical Student Association President Holly Bui along with TEDxUMN director Dustin Huibregtse on Thursday at Coffman Union.

[Photo] Athenaeum aids student group legacies

March 21, 2012

From left, Principal of Athenaeum Group David Ly consults with Pre-Med American Medical Student Association President Holly Bui along with TEDxUMN director Dustin Huibregtse on Thursday at Coffman Union.

Wine buyer Michael Hennessy performs a proper wine tasting method Friday at McDonalds Liquor and Wine in Minneapolis.

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March 21, 2012

Wine buyer Michael Hennessy performs a proper wine tasting method Friday at McDonald's Liquor and Wine in Minneapolis.

Wine buyer Michael Hennessy talks about how to pick wine Friday at McDonalds Liquor and Wine in Minneapolis.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Red and White and Warm All Over

March 8, 2012

Wine buyer Michael Hennessy talks about how to pick wine Friday at McDonald's Liquor and Wine in Minneapolis.

Ann Van Handel, center, mother of Ben Van Handel, tears up at a press conference after a jury convicted Timothy Bakdash of second-degree murder Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government Center. Bakdash hit Ben Van Handel on April 15, 2011 as he drove drunk down Fifth Street Southeast.  Van Handel died six days later from the injuries sustained in the hit-and-run.

[Photo] Verdict: Bakdash guilty of 2nd degree murder for hit-and-run

March 7, 2012

Ann Van Handel, center, mother of Ben Van Handel, tears up at a press conference after a jury convicted Timothy Bakdash of second-degree murder Tuesday at the Hennepin County Government Center. Bakdash...

DaJon McKnight  participates in the broad jump at Minnesotas Pro Day. McKnight worked out in front of a number of NFL scouts Monday at Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.

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March 7, 2012

Da'Jon McKnight participates in the broad jump at Minnesota's Pro Day. McKnight worked out in front of a number of NFL scouts Monday at Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.

DaJon McKnight hauls in a pass Monday at Minnesotas Pro Day. McKnight had a team-high 51 receptions in his senior season with the Gophers.

[Photo] McKnight works out at Pro Day, eyes next level

March 6, 2012

Da'Jon McKnight hauls in a pass Monday at Minnesota's Pro Day. McKnight had a team-high 51 receptions in his senior season with the Gophers.

A brown bear seems unwilling to enter the frigid water. Brown bears are not the most graceful of swimmers.

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March 6, 2012

A brown bear seems unwilling to enter the frigid water. Brown bears are not the most graceful of swimmers.

A polar bear prepares to pounce on his prey Saturday at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul. Zookeepers fill barrel such as these with fish and animal scents to simulate real creatures.

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March 6, 2012

A polar bear prepares to pounce on his "prey" Saturday at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul. Zookeepers fill barrel such as these with fish and animal scents to simulate real creatures.

Anna Rose Steger, 2, wonders at the size of a male polar bear at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Saturday in St. Paul. The bears are engaging in the natural behavior, undisturbed by humans behind the glass.

[Photo] Going' Goldilocks

February 16, 2012

Anna Rose Steger, 2, wonders at the size of a male polar bear at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Saturday in St. Paul. The bears are engaging in the natural behavior, undisturbed by humans behind the...

Backup goalie Jake Kremer practices Monday at Mariucci Arena. “Basically I just make practice a game for me,” said Kremer, who has yet to play in a Minnesota uniform.

[Photo] Third-string netminder knows value of patience, hard work

February 14, 2012

Backup goalie Jake Kremer practices Monday at Mariucci Arena. “Basically I just make practice a game for me,” said Kremer, who has yet to play in a Minnesota uniform.

Gopher mens hockey coach Don Lucia cited a new scoreboard and sound system among multiple improvements he wishes to see in the nearly 20-year-old Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Lucia: Mariucci needs upgrades

February 9, 2012

Gopher men's hockey coach Don Lucia cited a new scoreboard and sound system among multiple improvements he wishes to see in the nearly 20-year-old Mariucci Arena.

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, signs a dollar bill at a caucus site Tuesday night in Coon Rapids, Minn.

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February 9, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, signs a dollar bill at a caucus site Tuesday night in Coon Rapids, Minn.