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Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

[Photo] Minnesota softball puts together its best weekend of the year

Published March 2, 2020

Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

 Lot A on 4th Street in Cedar-Riverside is seen on Thursday, July 25. Currently a city-subsidized parking lot, the parcel could be redeveloped into a public market. 

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Published March 2, 2020

 Lot A on 4th Street in Cedar-Riverside is seen on Thursday, July 25. Currently a city-subsidized parking lot, the parcel could be redeveloped into a public market. 

Lot A on 4th Street in Cedar-Riverside is seen on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Currently a city-subsidized parking lot, the parcel could be redeveloped into a public market.

[Photo] Local leaders say African market could invigorate Cedar-Riverside

Published July 30, 2019

Lot A on 4th Street in Cedar-Riverside is seen on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Currently a city-subsidized parking lot, the parcel could be redeveloped into a public market.

Lousia Fernán cooks authentic cuisine at a food cart for Musica Juntos at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis on Friday, July 26.

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Published July 30, 2019

Lousia Fernán cooks authentic cuisine at a food cart for Musica Juntos at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis on Friday, July 26.

Donald Pearson plays his violin during a performance at Musica Juntos at Peavy Plaza in Minneapolis on Friday, July 26.

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Published July 30, 2019

Donald Pearson plays his violin during a performance at Musica Juntos at Peavy Plaza in Minneapolis on Friday, July 26.

A crowd gathers at Peavey Plaza to watch musical performances for Musica Juntos on Friday, July 26.

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Published July 30, 2019

A crowd gathers at Peavey Plaza to watch musical performances for Musica Juntos on Friday, July 26.

Marcus Engelmen prepares grilled chicken during Musica Juntos at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis on Friday, July 26.

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Published July 30, 2019

Marcus Engelmen prepares grilled chicken during Musica Juntos at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis on Friday, July 26.

Northrop Auditorium as seen on Saturday, July 27 on East bank.

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Published July 30, 2019

Northrop Auditorium as seen on Saturday, July 27 on East bank.

The front steps of Morrill Hall seen on Monday, July 22.

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Published July 30, 2019

The front steps of Morrill Hall seen on Monday, July 22.

Cody Hoerning, right, discusses renters concerns at a Marcy Holmes renters rights meeting at the First Congregational Church of Minnesota on Thursday, July 25. 

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Published July 30, 2019

Cody Hoerning, right, discusses renters' concerns at a Marcy Holmes renters' rights meeting at the First Congregational Church of Minnesota on Thursday, July 25. 

Aurin Chowdhury discusses renters rights at a Marcy Holmes renters rights meeting at the First Congregational Church of Minnesota on Thursday, July 25. 

[Photo] Marcy-Holmes renters' rights meeting highlights resident concerns, new ordinances

Published July 27, 2019

Aurin Chowdhury discusses renters' rights at a Marcy Holmes renters' rights meeting at the First Congregational Church of Minnesota on Thursday, July 25. 

Isaac Lana introduces the topic of renters rights and addresses the concerns of renters in the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood at the First Congregational Church of Minnesota on Thursday, July 25.

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Published July 27, 2019

Isaac Lana introduces the topic of renter's rights and addresses the concerns of renters in the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood at the First Congregational Church of Minnesota on Thursday, July 25.

Dr. Mark Rosenberg poses for a portrait on Monday, July 22 outside of the Mayo Building where he conducts research on Kidney and Chronic Kidney Disease. 

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Published July 27, 2019

Dr. Mark Rosenberg poses for a portrait on Monday, July 22 outside of the Mayo Building where he conducts research on Kidney and Chronic Kidney Disease. 

Dr. Mark Rosenberg poses for a portrait on Monday, July 22 in his office in the Mayo Building where he conducts research on Kidney and Chronic Kidney Disease. 

[Photo] UMN kidney research propelled by Trump's executive order

Published July 24, 2019

Dr. Mark Rosenberg poses for a portrait on Monday, July 22 in his office in the Mayo Building where he conducts research on Kidney and Chronic Kidney Disease. 

The University of Minnesotas mall area is seen from Coffman Union on Monday, July 22.

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Published July 24, 2019

The University of Minnesota's mall area is seen from Coffman Union on Monday, July 22.

Ben Brinkman keeps the puck away from his opponent in the final game of Da Beauty League at Braemar Arena in Edina on Wednesday, July 18.

[Photo] Gophers flock to Da Beauty League for offseason play

Published July 24, 2019

Ben Brinkman keeps the puck away from his opponent in the final game of Da Beauty League at Braemar Arena in Edina on Wednesday, July 18.

Players from the Jack Links team watch as their teammates take on their opponents, Tria Health, in the second game of Da Beauty League at Braemar Arena in Edina on Wednesday, July 18.

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Published July 24, 2019

Players from the Jack Links team watch as their teammates take on their opponents, Tria Health, in the second game of Da Beauty League at Braemar Arena in Edina on Wednesday, July 18.

Korma Aguh-Stuckmayer leads the finale of her AfroContigbo dance performance at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

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Published July 24, 2019

Korma Aguh-Stuckmayer leads the finale of her AfroContigbo dance performance at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

A performance from YES Dance Academy helped celebrate cultural diversity at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

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Published July 24, 2019

A performance from YES Dance Academy helped celebrate cultural diversity at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

A group from YES Dance Academy performed at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

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Published July 24, 2019

A group from YES Dance Academy performed at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

Ifrah Mansour voices one of her self-written poems for the crowd at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

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Published July 24, 2019

Ifrah Mansour voices one of her self-written poems for the crowd at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

The Crowd watches Ifrah Mansour perform one of her poems at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

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Published July 24, 2019

The Crowd watches Ifrah Mansour perform one of her poems at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

People from around the metro gathered to play games and celebrate diversity at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

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Published July 24, 2019

People from around the metro gathered to play games and celebrate diversity at the World Refugee Day festival in Loring Park on Sunday, July 14.

Pianist and vocalist Austen Fisher leads the group in a sitting rehearsal of lines for a scene in the show, Hot Air on Sunday, July 7 in Rarig Hall.

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Published July 24, 2019

Pianist and vocalist Austen Fisher leads the group in a sitting rehearsal of lines for a scene in the show, "Hot Air" on Sunday, July 7 in Rarig Hall.

Actors Kate McCarthy, right and Andrew Friedman rehearse a scene for the show, Hot Air on Sunday, July 7 in Rarig Hall.

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Published July 24, 2019

Actors Kate McCarthy, right and Andrew Friedman rehearse a scene for the show, "Hot Air" on Sunday, July 7 in Rarig Hall.

Director Nick Saxton watches a rehearsal scene for his show, Hot Air on Sunday, July 7 in Rarig Hall.

[Photo] Third time's the charm: film noir-style play is full of “Hot Air”— but in a good way

Published July 9, 2019

Director Nick Saxton watches a rehearsal scene for his show, "Hot Air" on Sunday, July 7 in Rarig Hall.

Ladan Yusuf speaks to a crowd protesting the development of an African Village in the Cedar Riverside area at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park on Sunday, July 7.

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Published July 9, 2019

Ladan Yusuf speaks to a crowd protesting the development of an 'African Village' in the Cedar Riverside area at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park on Sunday, July 7.

Ader Hirsi speaks at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park in Cedar Riverside on Sunday, July 7.

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Published July 9, 2019

Ader Hirsi speaks at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park in Cedar Riverside on Sunday, July 7.

Youth hold signs protesting plans for the development of a mall in the Cedar Riverside area at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park on Sunday, July 7.

[Photo] Newly announced African market ignites community concerns in Cedar-Riverside

Published July 8, 2019

Youth hold signs protesting plans for the development of a mall in the Cedar Riverside area at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park on Sunday, July 7.

Youth hold signs protesting the development of a mall in the Cedar Riverside area at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park on Sunday, July 7.

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Published July 8, 2019

Youth hold signs protesting the development of a mall in the Cedar Riverside area at a protest organized by the Somali Mothers of MN at Currie Park on Sunday, July 7.

Deanna Baxter laughs at a song request at Sportys Pub and Grill on Wednesday, June 26 for karaoke night. Sportys closed its doors for good on Sunday, June 30.

[Photo] Meet Sporty's longtime 'karaoke mom'

Published July 3, 2019

Deanna Baxter laughs at a song request at Sporty's Pub and Grill on Wednesday, June 26 for karaoke night. Sporty's closed its doors for good on Sunday, June 30.

The Gopher Express store in Coffman Memorial Union is open on Monday, July 1.

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Published July 3, 2019

The Gopher Express store in Coffman Memorial Union is open on Monday, July 1.

The Gopher Express store in Coffman Memorial Union is open on Monday, July 1.

[Photo] Gopher Express to feature more international snacks

Published July 3, 2019

The Gopher Express store in Coffman Memorial Union is open on Monday, July 1.

A rain and pollinator garden that was planted in the Riverside Plaza area is seen on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

[Photo] Who else is running in the Ward 6 special election?

Published July 24, 2020

A rain and pollinator garden that was planted in the Riverside Plaza area is seen on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

A rain and pollinator garden in the Riverside Plaza area as seen on Sunday, June 30 2019.

[Photo] Urban ecosystems grow in Cedar-Riverside

Published July 3, 2019

A rain and pollinator garden in the Riverside Plaza area as seen on Sunday, June 30 2019.

A rain and pollinator garden that was planted in the Riverside Plaza area is seen on Sunday, June 30.

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Published July 3, 2019

A rain and pollinator garden that was planted in the Riverside Plaza area is seen on Sunday, June 30.

Adia Victoria sings on the Garden Stage at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

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Published July 3, 2019

Adia Victoria sings on the Garden Stage at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Scout Hall smiles during Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 29.

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Published July 3, 2019

Scout Hall smiles during Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 29.

The crowd cheers as Courtney Barnett plays her opening set on the main stage at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Rock the Garden: A hot time, but a good time

Published June 30, 2019

The crowd cheers as Courtney Barnett plays her opening set on the main stage at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Matthew Berninger, lead singer of The National, performs at the main stage at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The National was the closing act.

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Published June 30, 2019

Matthew Berninger, lead singer of The National, performs at the main stage at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The National was the closing act.

The crowd listens at the main stage during Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 29.

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Published June 30, 2019

The crowd listens at the main stage during Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 29.

Courtney Barnett performs her opening set at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29.

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Published June 30, 2019

Courtney Barnett performs her opening set at Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 29.

New developments in the Towerside Innovation District are seen on Sunday, June 16 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Prospect Park's Towerside could set an example with greener heating

Published April 15, 2020

New developments in the Towerside Innovation District are seen on Sunday, June 16 in Minneapolis.

Businesses on Como Avenue are seen on Saturday, June 15 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Egg rolls, burgers and fries to add flavor to Southeast Como

Published June 19, 2019

Businesses on Como Avenue are seen on Saturday, June 15 in Minneapolis.

The Universitys Board of Regents meets on Friday, June 14, 2019 at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. The meeting covered topics including policy revisions, Board of Regents operations, and University tuition. Four new regents were also sworn in at the meeting.

[Photo] Regents change how they handle president’s requests for urgent action 

Published February 25, 2021

The University's Board of Regents meets on Friday, June 14, 2019 at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. The meeting covered topics including policy revisions, Board of Regents operations, and University...

Liza Gorman-Baer works on an embroidery piece in Minneapolis on Saturday June 8th. 

[Photo] Armed with a needle and thread

Published June 12, 2019

Liza Gorman-Baer works on an embroidery piece in Minneapolis on Saturday June 8th. 

Liza Gorman-Baer works on an embroidery piece at Lake Calhoun on Saturday May 8th.

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Published June 12, 2019

Liza Gorman-Baer works on an embroidery piece at Lake Calhoun on Saturday May 8th.

Liza Gorman-Baer works on an embroidery piece at Lake Calhoun on Saturday May 8th.

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Published June 12, 2019

Liza Gorman-Baer works on an embroidery piece at Lake Calhoun on Saturday May 8th.

Elizabeth Borers ecological research plots are nested against the forest line on a protected portion of research facility land on Friday, May 3.

[Photo] UMN researchers lead global study on human impact on ecosystems

Published May 6, 2019

Elizabeth Borer's ecological research plots are nested against the forest line on a protected portion of research facility land on Friday, May 3.

The app Parkpoolr founders are conduct a test run during an event at Allianz Field on Saturday, May 4. The founders hope to expand the company to other events like the Minnesota State Fair or during Gopher football games.

[Photo] UMN student’s startup helps address parking problems

Published May 6, 2019

The app Parkpoolr founders are conduct a test run during an event at Allianz Field on Saturday, May 4. The founders hope to expand the company to other events like the Minnesota State Fair or during Gopher...

Fans flocked to Allianz Field in St. Paul on Friday, May 4. Despite high price tags on premium parking spots, many lots were packed.

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Published May 6, 2019

Fans flocked to Allianz Field in St. Paul on Friday, May 4. Despite high price tags on premium parking spots, many lots were packed.

Members of K-Move, at K-pop dance group, perform on Saturday, May 4 at the Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Mall of America.

[Photo] K-pop student group performs at MOA

Published May 6, 2019

Members of K-Move, at K-pop dance group, perform on Saturday, May 4 at the Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Mall of America.

Musical performers play along with an opening dance on Saturday, May 4 at the Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Mall of America.

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Published May 6, 2019

Musical performers play along with an opening dance on Saturday, May 4 at the Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Mall of America.

A solo performer takes the stage on Saturday, May 4 at the Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Mall of America.

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Published May 6, 2019

A solo performer takes the stage on Saturday, May 4 at the Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Mall of America.

President Eric Kaler speaks during a meeting of the University Senate on Thursday, May 2 at Mondale Hall. The group discussed policy, budgeting and administrative matters. 

[Photo] Former President Eric Kaler leaves his mark on University

Published July 3, 2019

President Eric Kaler speaks during a meeting of the University Senate on Thursday, May 2 at Mondale Hall. The group discussed policy, budgeting and administrative matters. 

Dr. Saby Labor, director of the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, listens during a University Senate meeting on Thursday, May 2 at Mondale Hall. A nearly unanimous verbal vote to affirm the gender equity policy was passed at the meeting.  

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Published July 3, 2019

Dr. Saby Labor, director of the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, listens during a University Senate meeting on Thursday, May 2 at Mondale Hall. A nearly unanimous verbal vote to affirm...

Vice Provost and Dean Bob McMaster posed for a portrait on Monday, April 29 in Morrill Hall.

[Photo] Vice Provost McMaster's reach extends across University map

Published May 2, 2019

Vice Provost and Dean Bob McMaster posed for a portrait on Monday, April 29 in Morrill Hall.

Vice Provost and Dean Bob McMaster posed for a portrait on Monday, April 29 in Morrill Hall.

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Published May 2, 2019

Vice Provost and Dean Bob McMaster posed for a portrait on Monday, April 29 in Morrill Hall.

Council of Graduate Students President Sean Chen works out at the University Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday, April 29.

[Photo] Graduate students concerned about fitness benefits in upcoming health plan

Published May 1, 2019

Council of Graduate Students President Sean Chen works out at the University Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday, April 29.

Council of Graduate Students President Sean Chen works out at the University Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday, April 29.

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Published May 1, 2019

Council of Graduate Students President Sean Chen works out at the University Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday, April 29.

Council of Graduate Students President Sean Chen works out at the University Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday, April 29.

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Published May 1, 2019

Council of Graduate Students President Sean Chen works out at the University Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday, April 29.

Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

[Photo] Minnesota advances to Big Ten tournament semifinal

Published May 11, 2019

Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

Makenna Partain attempts to hit the ball at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

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Published May 11, 2019

Makenna Partain attempts to hit the ball at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

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Traveling photographer Ahmed Habashy explains how he injured himself while shooting the city of Minneapolis for the first time at Stone Arch Bridge during a presentation to the Folks Photography Club.I tend to risk my body and my equipment when I go out to shoot, he said. I have to do everything I can to get the shot I want.

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Published May 11, 2019

5:21 p.m. Traveling photographer Ahmed Habashy explains how he injured himself while shooting the city of Minneapolis for the first time at Stone Arch Bridge during a presentation to the Folks Photography...

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Students at the annual Basant Kite Festival attempt flying kites with little success due to the lack of wind on the Coffman Union lawn.

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Published May 11, 2019

2:41 p.m. Students at the annual Basant Kite Festival attempt flying kites with little success due to the lack of wind on the Coffman Union lawn.

1:09 p.m.
Mortuary science freshman Bekkah Cunningham listens to music during her commute from West Bank to East Bank.

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Published May 11, 2019

1:09 p.m. Mortuary science freshman Bekkah Cunningham listens to music during her commute from West Bank to East Bank.