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Grimes plays a sold out show at the Varsity Theater Monday night.

[Photo] Review: Grimes at the Varsity Theater

October 23, 2012

Grimes plays a sold out show at the Varsity Theater Monday night.

Professor Mark Pedelty has published his third book, “Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment” and still finds time to play in a band called The Hypoxic Punks.

[Photo] Professor sees greener musical pastures

October 18, 2012

Professor Mark Pedelty has published his third book, “Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment” and still finds time to play in a band called The Hypoxic Punks.

Minnesota forward Allie Phillips fights for possession against Northwestern defender Jackie Alyinovich during Sunday's 1-0 win at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. (Blake Leigh)

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October 18, 2012

Minnesota forward Allie Phillips fights for possession against Northwestern defender Jackie Alyinovich during Sunday's 1-0 win at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. (Blake Leigh)

Minnesota forward Taylor Uhl pushes ahead of Northwestern defenders in Sunday's 1-0 win at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. Uhl scored the only goal of the game, her 16th of the season. (Blake Leigh)

[Photo] Gophers win ugly on senior day

October 15, 2012

Minnesota forward Taylor Uhl pushes ahead of Northwestern defenders in Sunday's 1-0 win at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. Uhl scored the only goal of the game, her 16th of the season. (Blake Leigh)

Members of MnDRIVE speak to the Board of Regents about the program Friday afternoon at McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] Regents approve two-year budget request

October 15, 2012

Members of MnDRIVE speak to the Board of Regents about the program Friday afternoon at McNamara Alumni Center.

Employee Kevin Dickey grabs some smoked bacon for a customer Wednesday at Von Hanson’s Meats. Von Hanson’s Meats was voted No. 1 for smoked bacon in August in a Pioneer Press article.

[Photo] Where’s the pork?

October 11, 2012

Employee Kevin Dickey grabs some smoked bacon for a customer Wednesday at Von Hanson’s Meats. Von Hanson’s Meats was voted No. 1 for smoked bacon in August in a Pioneer Press article.

Beach House performs a sold out show at First Avenue on Tuesday night.

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October 11, 2012

Beach House performs a sold out show at First Avenue on Tuesday night.

Beach House performs a sold out show at First Avenue on Tuesday night.

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October 11, 2012

Beach House performs a sold out show at First Avenue on Tuesday night.

Beach House performs a sold out show at First Avenue on Tuesday night.

[Photo] Review: Beach House at First Avenue

October 11, 2012

Beach House performs a sold out show at First Avenue on Tuesday night.

Minnesota defender Marissa Pricedrives towards Iowa;s defense Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

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October 11, 2012

Minnesota defender Marissa Pricedrives towards Iowa;s defense Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Minnesota forward Taylor Uhl fights for possession against Iowa on Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Iowa, Minnesota battle to standstill

October 8, 2012

Minnesota forward Taylor Uhl fights for possession against Iowa on Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Lab technician, Dennis Webster, continues research at Recombinetics lab in Minneapolis. Recombinetics in currently moving research to pigs for studies in cancer.

[Photo] Scientists, activists discuss modified livestock

October 8, 2012

Lab technician, Dennis Webster, continues research at Recombinetics lab in Minneapolis. Recombinetics in currently moving research to pigs for studies in cancer.

Youssef Soussi speaks at the Muslim Student Association event

[Photo] CASH, Muslim Student Association meet

October 8, 2012

Youssef Soussi speaks at the Muslim Student Association event "Muhammad and his place in Islam" on Friday afternoon in the STSS building. The event was a response to Campus Atheists Skeptics Humanist's...

Amer Sassila, a member of the Muslim Student Association, engages in a noon prayer Tuesday on the front lawn of Coffman Union. The public prayer session was part of Multi-Faith Week, organized by the Interfaith Campus Coalition.

[Photo] Religious student groups team up

October 3, 2012

Amer Sassila, a member of the Muslim Student Association, engages in a noon prayer Tuesday on the front lawn of Coffman Union. The public prayer session was part of Multi-Faith Week, organized by the Interfaith...

Minnesota defensive specialist Kalysta White serves the ball to Ohio State on Friday at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Minnesota splits vs. OSU, PSU

October 1, 2012

Minnesota defensive specialist Kalysta White serves the ball to Ohio State on Friday at the Sports Pavilion.

Crockoli Cheese Soup is a smooth, savory soup that’ll remind you of warm hugs from your grandma during the chilly fall days.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Crock on!

September 27, 2012

Crockoli Cheese Soup is a smooth, savory soup that’ll remind you of warm hugs from your grandma during the chilly fall days.

Roy Griak, the Roy Griak Invitational’s namesake, is in his 15th year as an administrative assistant for the Gophers after serving as the men’s cross country head coach for 33 years.

[Photo] Minnesota remembers coach with annual Roy Griak Invitational

September 27, 2012

Roy Griak, the Roy Griak Invitational’s namesake, is in his 15th year as an administrative assistant for the Gophers after serving as the men’s cross country head coach for 33 years.

Abdirahman Hassan walks through Williamson Hall on Monday. Because of the light-rail construction, Hassan has changed his class schedule to avoid the construction zones.

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September 27, 2012

Abdirahman Hassan walks through Williamson Hall on Monday. Because of the light-rail construction, Hassan has changed his class schedule to avoid the construction zones.

Abdirahman Hassan reaches the top of a staircase behind Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Monday afternoon during a commute through campus. This is one of the places he encounters throughout the week that doesn’t have access for people with disabilities.

[Photo] Navigating the U

September 25, 2012

Abdirahman Hassan reaches the top of a staircase behind Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Monday afternoon during a commute through campus. This is one of the places he encounters throughout the week that...

Minnesota cross country runner John Simons transferred to the team after a year at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Now in his second season competing with the Gophers, Simons says his goal is to make the national team.

[Photo] Simons bounces back at Minnesota

September 25, 2012

Minnesota cross country runner John Simons transferred to the team after a year at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Now in his second season competing with the Gophers, Simons says his goal is to make...

Head women's cross country coach Gary Wilson coaches his team at practice Wednesday at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. Wilson has won six Big Ten championships for Minnesota in track & field and cross country.

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September 25, 2012

Head women's cross country coach Gary Wilson coaches his team at practice Wednesday at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. Wilson has won six Big Ten championships for Minnesota in track &...

Working magician Tyler Erickson, a magic teacher and member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, poses in the theater at Twin Cities Magic and Costume Co. When the company moves, the theater won

[Photo] Tricks of the trade

September 20, 2012

Working magician Tyler Erickson, a magic teacher and member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, poses in the theater at Twin Cities Magic and Costume Co. When the company moves, the theater...

Jackie Voigt transitioned from playing on the women’s basketball team to being a goalie on Minnesota’s soccer team.

[Photo] Voigt extends athletic career by joining Gophers soccer as backup goalie

September 18, 2012

Jackie Voigt transitioned from playing on the women’s basketball team to being a goalie on Minnesota’s soccer team.

University President Eric Kaler listens to senior vice president Robert Jones talk about common misconceptions about the University during Friday's board of regents meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] Kaler puts tuition freeze on the table in two-year budget

September 17, 2012

University President Eric Kaler listens to senior vice president Robert Jones talk about common misconceptions about the University during Friday's board of regents meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Maroon and Gold Skewers, Goldy Dogs and Touchdown Toasties are three tailgating treats that will leave a good taste in your mouth even when the Gophers lose.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Tailgate Treats

September 13, 2012

Maroon and Gold Skewers, Goldy Dogs and Touchdown Toasties are three tailgating treats that will leave a good taste in your mouth even when the Gophers lose.

Allen Quist poses in Mantorville, Minn. on Sunday morning after participating in a city parade. Quist is running against Rep. Tim Walz this fall to represent the 1st congressional district.

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September 13, 2012

Allen Quist poses in Mantorville, Minn. on Sunday morning after participating in a city parade. Quist is running against Rep. Tim Walz this fall to represent the 1st congressional district.

Instructor Hyeryung Hwang helps a student during a group discussion in a University writing class in Lind Hall.

[Photo] Int’l TAs adjust to American instruction

September 12, 2012

Instructor Hyeryung Hwang helps a student during a group discussion in a University writing class in Lind Hall.

Women interested in joining the University of Minnesota's greek community lined up outside of Alpha Gamma Delta Monday night for the last night of sorority recruitment.

[Photo] In recruitment, sororities see spike and frats go formal

September 11, 2012

Women interested in joining the University of Minnesota's greek community lined up outside of Alpha Gamma Delta Monday night for the last night of sorority recruitment.

Employees Marquis Dickens,left, and Corey Robinson,right, inspect jewelry from a customer that hopes to make a quick sell.

[Photo] Pawning off stardom

September 6, 2012

Employees Marquis Dickens,left, and Corey Robinson,right, inspect jewelry from a customer that hopes to make a quick sell.

Jonathan Bruce Williams poses in his studio in downtown Minneapolis. Jonathan's first gallery show will be opening at Franklin Art Works this Friday.

[Photo] The Sight Keeper

September 6, 2012

Jonathan Bruce Williams poses in his studio in downtown Minneapolis. Jonathan's first gallery show will be opening at Franklin Art Works this Friday.

Professor William Tolman poses in a lab on Wednesday in Smith Hall. Professor Tolman confirmed that the majority of the chemistry in the television show Breaking  Bad is accurate and realistic.

[Photo] Breaking bonds: The chemistry of “Breaking Bad”

September 6, 2012

Professor William Tolman poses in a lab on Wednesday in Smith Hall. Professor Tolman confirmed that the majority of the chemistry in the television show Breaking Bad is accurate and realistic.

Founder and president of the Unicycle Club Brent Barghahn performs a trick on his unicycle during the clubs first officer meeting of the year Monday on Northrop Mall. Brent also holds the record for longest unicycle rail grind, 34 feet 3 inches, in the Guinness World Records database.

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September 6, 2012

Founder and president of the Unicycle Club Brent Barghahn performs a trick on his unicycle during the clubs first officer meeting of the year Monday on Northrop Mall. Brent also holds the record for longest...

Teengirl Fantasy performs on Friday at the 7th St. Entry.

[Photo] Q&A: Teengirl Fantasy

September 4, 2012

Teengirl Fantasy performs on Friday at the 7th St. Entry.

After graduating from University of Wisconsin- Madison Eric Rogers moved back home to his parents house perfect his bedroom electronica.

[Photo] In the stars

August 4, 2012

After graduating from University of Wisconsin- Madison Eric Rogers moved back home to his parents house perfect his bedroom electronica.

Stub and Herbs, a bar and restaurant, is one of the many businesses on Washington Avenue that has been negatively affected by Central Corridor light-rail construction. Stub and Herbs has seen a 30 percent decrease in revenue.

[Photo] Loan program tries to keep Stadium Village afloat

August 1, 2012

Stub and Herbs, a bar and restaurant, is one of the many businesses on Washington Avenue that has been negatively affected by Central Corridor light-rail construction. Stub and Herbs has seen a 30 percent...

The “Seven Days a Beef” dip is a great snack that complements a summer picnic or party. The familiar dish is composed of all the ingredients that would make a cheeseburger but is packaged as a nacho-style dip instead.

[Photo] College Kitchen: 'Bout to Dip

August 1, 2012

The “Seven Days a Beef” dip is a great snack that complements a summer picnic or party. The familiar dish is composed of all the ingredients that would make a cheeseburger but is packaged as a nacho-style...

Illustrator John F. Beckmann poses in his studio in north Minneapolis. He and his uncle John collaborated to make the illustrated book titled “38.”

[Photo] History lessons

July 25, 2012

Illustrator John F. Beckmann poses in his studio in north Minneapolis. He and his uncle John collaborated to make the illustrated book titled “38.”

Store owner Syed Mia assists customer David Hutton on Friday at the Computer Mega Mall in the University Technology Enterprise Center. A large-scale apartment complex could replace the Dinkytown building.

[Photo] Apartments could replace Dinkytown's UTEC building

July 18, 2012

Store owner Syed Mia assists customer David Hutton on Friday at the Computer Mega Mall in the University Technology Enterprise Center. A large-scale apartment complex could replace the Dinkytown building.

Myndwyrm members Paul Stucker, Billy Mullaney, Peter Rusk pose for a portrait Thursday in their downtown rehearsal space.

[Photo] The wild bunch

July 18, 2012

Myndwyrm members Paul Stucker, Billy Mullaney, Peter Rusk pose for a portrait Thursday in their downtown rehearsal space.

The Tribe and Big Cats! releases “Space,” its third album “”in 18 months, July 14 at the 7th Street Entry.

[Photo] A tribe called cats

July 11, 2012

The Tribe and Big Cats! releases “Space,” its third album “”in 18 months, July 14 at the 7th Street Entry.

Lead researcher and professor Michael Tsapatsis poses Tuesday with the model of the enzyme he has been researching in Amundson Hall. The enzyme can increase the efficiency of chemical reactions, which could reduce costs in fuel, pharmaceutical and other chemical industries.

[Photo] U helps develop catalyst that may lower gas prices

July 11, 2012

Lead researcher and professor Michael Tsapatsis poses Tuesday with the model of the enzyme he has been researching in Amundson Hall. The enzyme can increase the efficiency of chemical reactions, which...

Kevin Long and Lauren Haven give the audience a closer look at the puppets after their show ““The Adventures of Katie Tomatie”“ on June 30 in south Minneapolis. The Driveway Tour will be presenting three different shows in neighborhoods through Aug. 7.

[Photo] Taking it to the streets

July 11, 2012

Kevin Long and Lauren Haven give the audience a closer look at the puppets after their show ““The Adventures of Katie Tomatie”“ on June 30 in south Minneapolis. The Driveway Tour will be presenting...

Jeff Koons'

[Photo] I love the '80s

July 3, 2012

Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" featured in the show "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s" at the Walker Art Center. Helen Molesworth considered this one of the centerpieces of the exhibit.

Workers from Minnesota Commercial moving the wet quarry sand from the dump site to rail cars Monday at the Minnesota Commercial train yard in St. Paul, Minn. The sand will be transported to Texas where it will be used to make frac sand.

[Photo] Moving ‘frac’ sand riles up Como

July 3, 2012

Workers from Minnesota Commercial moving the wet quarry sand from the dump site to rail cars Monday at the Minnesota Commercial train yard in St. Paul, Minn. The sand will be transported to Texas where...

DFL City Council members walk down Hennepin Avenue during the Pride Parade on Sunday. The DFL City Council members also hosted a barbecue in Painter Park after the parade.

[Photo] Twin Cities Pride festival gets political in 40th year

June 27, 2012

DFL City Council members walk down Hennepin Avenue during the Pride Parade on Sunday. The DFL City Council members also hosted a barbecue in Painter Park after the parade.

 The cast of “Anytown” rehearses Friday at the Guthrie Theater. “Anytown” runs June 21-24.

[Photo] Darkness on the edge of the stage

June 20, 2012

The cast of “Anytown” rehearses Friday at the Guthrie Theater. “Anytown” runs June 21-24.

Harun Abda watches a movie with his family Monday afternoon at their home in St. Paul. Abda will be competing at the U.S. trials over the next week to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games.

[Photo] Abda pins family’s American dream on Olympic trials

June 20, 2012

Harun Abda watches a movie with his family Monday afternoon at their home in St. Paul. Abda will be competing at the U.S. trials over the next week to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games.

The cast of “The Vampire” rehearses Monday night on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat. The show runs June 15 – Aug. 25.

[Photo] Boats 'n' shows

June 13, 2012

The cast of “The Vampire” rehearses Monday night on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat. The show runs June 15 – Aug. 25.

Sonny Schneiderhan stands in her garden Tuesday in front of her Marcy Holmes neighborhood home here she has lived since 1974. Schneiderhan and other long-time residents have expressed frustration with the upkeep of surrounding rental properties.

[Photo] Increased rentals worry neighborhood residents about property upkeep

June 13, 2012

Sonny Schneiderhan stands in her garden Tuesday in front of her Marcy Holmes neighborhood home here she has lived since 1974. Schneiderhan and other long-time residents have expressed frustration with...

Local band Reina del Cid and the Cidizens will openfor Haley Bonar at Northrop Mall on 7 p.m. Friday.

[Photo] Reina Del Universidad

June 6, 2012

Local band Reina del Cid and the Cidizens will openfor Haley Bonar at Northrop Mall on 7 p.m. Friday.