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City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

[Photo] Council member Steve Fletcher continues fight against facial recognition tech

November 24, 2020

City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA...

Boynton Health as seen on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

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November 24, 2020

Boynton Health as seen on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Boynton Health as seen on Friday, Feb. 23. Visits to the mental health clinic are up 18 percent compared to fall semester.

[Photo] Boynton Health requests additional student services fees for next fiscal year

February 21, 2019

Boynton Health as seen on Friday, Feb. 23. Visits to the mental health clinic are up 18 percent compared to fall semester.

A panel of Board of Regents candidates answer audience questions during the 2018 Regent Candidate Forum at the State Office Building on Wednesday, April 25.

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February 21, 2019

A panel of Board of Regents candidates answer audience questions during the 2018 Regent Candidate Forum at the State Office Building on Wednesday, April 25.

Jeanne Hankerson, center, answers an audience question about tuition during the 2018 Regent Candidate Forum at the State Office Building on Wednesday, April 25.

[Photo] UMN Regent candidates field questions from lawmakers, alumni

April 26, 2018

Jeanne Hankerson, center, answers an audience question about tuition during the 2018 Regent Candidate Forum at the State Office Building on Wednesday, April 25.

Band members and patrons chat and laugh outside of Arcadia Cafe in Cedar Riverside.

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April 26, 2018

Band members and patrons chat and laugh outside of Arcadia Cafe in Cedar Riverside.

Will Cushman, a freshman journalism student enters song information into the computer during his variety shift at Radio K.

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April 26, 2018

Will Cushman, a freshman journalism student enters song information into the computer during his variety shift at Radio K.

UMN freshmen Gabe Villalobas, Keaton Skaja, Zane Murphy, and Eric Pettett play basketball outside of Territorial Hall.

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April 26, 2018

UMN freshmen Gabe Villalobas, Keaton Skaja, Zane Murphy, and Eric Pettett play basketball outside of Territorial Hall.

Students present their research to the public and mingle during the Undergraduate Research Symposium in Northrop Auditorium's lobby.

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April 26, 2018

Students present their research to the public and mingle during the Undergraduate Research Symposium in Northrop Auditorium's lobby.

A bicyclist emerges from a cloud of steam on Northern Pacific Bridge #9 near the Education Sciences Building.

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April 26, 2018

A bicyclist emerges from a cloud of steam on Northern Pacific Bridge #9 near the Education Sciences Building.

Officer Ashlee Lange, center left, prepares to act as StudioU members and the UMPD Community Engagement Team record updated safety videos for incoming students on the Washington Avenue Bridge.

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April 26, 2018

Officer Ashlee Lange, center left, prepares to act as StudioU members and the UMPD Community Engagement Team record updated safety videos for incoming students on the Washington Avenue Bridge.

Craig Ylitalo takes a break from cutting Dillon Ronan's hair to answer the phone at Craig's Como Barber Shop.

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April 26, 2018

Craig Ylitalo takes a break from cutting Dillon Ronan's hair to answer the phone at Craig's Como Barber Shop.

Several police cars sit outside of Northrop's east entrance following an incident during Somali Night 2018 on Friday, April 20. Around 25 UMPD and MPD squad cars surrounded Northrop, limiting access to Pleasant and Church St. Friday night.

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April 26, 2018

Several police cars sit outside of Northrop's east entrance following an incident during Somali Night 2018 on Friday, April 20. Around 25 UMPD and MPD squad cars surrounded Northrop, limiting access to...

Minneapolis Police walk towards Northrop following an incident during Somali Night 2018 on Friday, April 20. Around 25 UMPD and MPD squad cars surrounded Northrop, limiting access to Pleasant and Church St. Friday night.

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April 26, 2018

Minneapolis Police walk towards Northrop following an incident during Somali Night 2018 on Friday, April 20. Around 25 UMPD and MPD squad cars surrounded Northrop, limiting access to Pleasant and Church...

From left, Katherine Spaeth, Cavy Brennan, Celeste Dornfeld and Rosalie Uggla.

[Photo] Street style: The best dressed at The Tower release party

April 23, 2018

From left, Katherine Spaeth, Cavy Brennan, Celeste Dornfeld and Rosalie Uggla.

Several police cars sit outside of Northrop's east entrance following an incident during Somali Night 2018 Friday, April 20. 

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April 23, 2018

Several police cars sit outside of Northrop's east entrance following an incident during Somali Night 2018 Friday, April 20. 

Several police cars sit outside of Northrop's west entrance following an incident during Somali Night 2018 Friday, April 20.

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April 23, 2018

Several police cars sit outside of Northrop's west entrance following an incident during Somali Night 2018 Friday, April 20.

Minneapolis Police walk towards Northrop following an incident during Somali Night 2018 Friday, April 20. Around 25 UMPD and MPD squad cars surrounded Northrop limiting access to Pleasant and Church Street Friday night.

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April 23, 2018

Minneapolis Police walk towards Northrop following an incident during Somali Night 2018 Friday, April 20. Around 25 UMPD and MPD squad cars surrounded Northrop limiting access to Pleasant and Church Street...

Cody Olson talks about his time with the Southeast Como Improvement Association at Bordertown Coffee on Thursday, April 12. Olson began working for the organization through a service-learning class his freshman year at the U and went on to the become its executive director.

[Photo] From neighborhoods to transit, UMN alum Cody Olson to leave SECIA director role

April 19, 2018

Cody Olson talks about his time with the Southeast Como Improvement Association at Bordertown Coffee on Thursday, April 12. Olson began working for the organization through a service-learning class his...

Cody Olson talks about his time with the Southeast Como Improvement Association at Bordertown Coffee on Thursday, April 12.

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April 19, 2018

Cody Olson talks about his time with the Southeast Como Improvement Association at Bordertown Coffee on Thursday, April 12.

Editors and other staff members of The Tower meet and prepare for this year's magazine launch in Lind Hall on Tuesday, April 17. The Tower's 2018 art and literary magazine launches on Thursday night at the Wiseman Art Museum.

[Photo] The Tower prepares to launch with its biggest edition yet

April 19, 2018

Editors and other staff members of The Tower meet and prepare for this year's magazine launch in Lind Hall on Tuesday, April 17. The Tower's 2018 art and literary magazine launches on Thursday night at...

Attendees of TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities wait for the first speech to begin at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, March 30.

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April 19, 2018

Attendees of TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities wait for the first speech to begin at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, March 30.

Bharat Pulgam, the founder of three companies and a freshman at the University of Minnesota, delivers the first speech of the evening as part of TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities, at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, March 30.

[Photo] TEDxUMN tells the story of the Twin Cities at McNamara

April 2, 2018

Bharat Pulgam, the founder of three companies and a freshman at the University of Minnesota, delivers the first speech of the evening as part of TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities, at the McNamara Alumni Center...

Hosts Meghan Baumler and Taranvir Johal introduce the next speaker of TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, March 30. The event was organized and almost entirely run by UMN students.

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April 2, 2018

Hosts Meghan Baumler and Taranvir Johal introduce the next speaker of TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, March 30. The event was organized and almost entirely run by UMN...

TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities takes place at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, March 30. The event sold out with more than 500 attendees and featured seven speakers, as well as live music performances.

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April 2, 2018

TEDxUMN: A Tale of Twin Cities takes place at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, March 30. The event sold out with more than 500 attendees and featured seven speakers, as well as live music performances.

Gun control advocates gather in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates gather in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

Gun control advocates cross the Wabasha Street South bridge on their march to the State Capitol as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates cross the Wabasha Street South bridge on their march to the State Capitol as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

Gun control advocates listen to speeches in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates listen to speeches in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

Gun control advocates hold a sea of signs at Harriet Island Regional Park for March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates hold a sea of signs at Harriet Island Regional Park for March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

Eccentric participants tote a novelty AR-15 assault rifle as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Marchers donning a large skull, a Donald Trump head, and other costumes also joined the march.

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April 2, 2018

Eccentric participants tote a novelty AR-15 assault rifle as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Marchers donning a large skull, a Donald Trump head, and other costumes also joined...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, left, speaks with a colleague at Harriet Island Regional Park, as the March for Our Lives Minnesota crowd begins to move on Saturday, March 24. Frey spoke with many of the teenagers and children that were in the front line of the march.

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April 2, 2018

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, left, speaks with a colleague at Harriet Island Regional Park, as the March for Our Lives Minnesota crowd begins to move on Saturday, March 24. Frey spoke with many of the...

Children stand on a wall above the crowd of gun control advocates during March for Our Lives Minnesota at Harriet Island Regional Park on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands of participants including many children, teachers, and individuals personally impacted by gun violence.

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April 2, 2018

Children stand on a wall above the crowd of gun control advocates during March for Our Lives Minnesota at Harriet Island Regional Park on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands...

Participants tote a novelty AR-15 assault rifle as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

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April 2, 2018

Participants tote a novelty AR-15 assault rifle as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24.

Gun control advocates gather in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Numerous speakers from the University of Minnesota, State and local political offices, and victims of gun violence delivered speeches to the crowd of thousands.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates gather in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Numerous speakers from the University of Minnesota, State and local political offices,...

Supporters cheer on March for Our Lives Minnesota participants from a skyway as the crowd moves towards the State Capitol on Saturday, March 24.

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April 2, 2018

Supporters cheer on March for Our Lives Minnesota participants from a skyway as the crowd moves towards the State Capitol on Saturday, March 24.

Gun control advocates listen to speakers and chant at the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the Capitol drew thousands of participants including many children, teachers, and individuals personally impacted by gun violence.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates listen to speakers and chant at the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the Capitol drew thousands of participants including many...

CLA Senator-elect Austin Berger speaks to the crowd at the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Numerous speakers from the University of Minnesota, State and local political offices, and victims of gun violence delivered speeches to the crowd of thousands.

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April 2, 2018

CLA Senator-elect Austin Berger speaks to the crowd at the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Numerous speakers from the University of Minnesota, State and local...

Gun control advocates listen to speeches in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Numerous speakers from the University of Minnesota, State and local political offices, and victims of gun violence delivered speeches to the crowd of thousands.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates listen to speeches in front of the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. Numerous speakers from the University of Minnesota, State and local political...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, left, speaks with a colleague at Harriet Island Regional Park, as the March for Our Lives Minnesota crowd begins to move on Saturday, March 24. Frey spoke with many of the teenagers and children that were in the front line of the march.

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April 2, 2018

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, left, speaks with a colleague at Harriet Island Regional Park, as the March for Our Lives Minnesota crowd begins to move on Saturday, March 24. Frey spoke with many of the...

Gun control advocates cross the Wabasha St. S bridge on their march to the State Capitol as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march drew thousands of participants including many children, teachers, and individuals personally impacted by gun violence.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates cross the Wabasha St. S bridge on their march to the State Capitol as part of March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march drew thousands of participants including...

Gun control advocates hold a sea of signs at Harriet Island Regional Park for March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands of participants including many children, teachers, and individuals personally impacted by gun violence.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates hold a sea of signs at Harriet Island Regional Park for March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands of participants including...

Gun control advocates gather at Harriet Island Regional Park for March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands of participants including many children, teachers, and individuals personally impacted by gun violence.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates gather at Harriet Island Regional Park for March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands of participants including many children,...

Gun control advocates listen to speakers and chant at the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the Capitol drew thousands of participants including many children, teachers, and individuals personally impacted by gun violence.

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April 2, 2018

Gun control advocates listen to speakers and chant at the State Capitol during March for Our Lives Minnesota on Saturday, March 24. The march to the Capitol drew thousands of participants including many...

A teenager in a banana suit participates in March for Our Lives Minnesota at Harriet Island Regional Park on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands of participants including many children, teachers, and individuals personally impacted by gun violence.

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April 2, 2018

A teenager in a banana suit participates in March for Our Lives Minnesota at Harriet Island Regional Park on Saturday, March 24. The march to the State Capitol drew thousands of participants including...

Thousands of protesters, many of them teenagers, gather outside the Minnesota State Capitol to speak out against gun violence on Saturday, March 24.

[Photo] Thousands of Minnesotans hold March for Our Lives rally in St. Paul

March 24, 2018

Thousands of protesters, many of them teenagers, gather outside the Minnesota State Capitol to speak out against gun violence on Saturday, March 24.

Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit fires a prop rifle, while Marisa Carr stands behind him during a tech rehearsal at the Southern Theater on Tuesday, March 6. Almighty Voice and His Wife will open at the Southern Theater on Friday, March 9.

[Photo] Turtle Theater Collective elevates Native voices

March 8, 2018

Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit fires a prop rifle, while Marisa Carr stands behind him during a tech rehearsal at the Southern Theater on Tuesday, March 6. Almighty Voice and His Wife will open at the Southern...

Actors Marisa Carr and Ajuawak Kapashesit, right, practice their parts at the Guthrie Theater classrooms on Saturday, March 3. The actors are a part of director Katherine Pardue's production of Almighty Voice and His Wife, written by First Nations playwright Daniel David Moses.

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March 8, 2018

Actors Marisa Carr and Ajuawak Kapashesit, right, practice their parts at the Guthrie Theater classrooms on Saturday, March 3. The actors are a part of director Katherine Pardue's production of Almighty...

A six-story apartment building is planned for Cedar-Riverside near the Masonic Children's Hospital. The apartment building will replace three homes and a commercial space along Riverside Avenue.

New apartment proposed for Cedar-Riverside draws concerns from residents

March 5, 2018

A new apartment proposed for the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has drawn criticism and concerns from residents. Reuter Walton Development plans to construct a six-story apartment building in the neighborhood....

UCSD's Zor performs a series of dances centered around The Giving Tree book and and a brother and sister struggling to cope with loss, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

[Photo] Jazba receives one of the highest student services fees fund amounts, focuses on philanthropy

December 13, 2018

UCSD's Zor performs a series of dances centered around The Giving Tree book and and a brother and sister struggling to cope with loss, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

Georgia Tech's GT Qurbani performs a dance honoring Simratpal Singh, a Sikh who overturned a US Army ban on turbans in active duty, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.

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December 13, 2018

Georgia Tech's GT Qurbani performs a dance honoring Simratpal Singh, a Sikh who overturned a US Army ban on turbans in active duty, at the Orpheum Theater during Jazba 2018 on Saturday, March 3.