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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 Men's 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 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.

[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 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 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 Saturday's 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 Minnesota's 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 McDonald's 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 McDonald's 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...

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.

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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.

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.

[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.

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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 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.

[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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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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