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Economics senior Matthew Garratt and philosophy senior Jacob Scherber sing karaoke to a song by the Backstreet Boys at Blarneys Irish Pub and Grill in Dinkytown.

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Economics senior Matthew Garratt and philosophy senior Jacob Scherber sing karaoke to a song by the Backstreet Boys at Blarney's Irish Pub and Grill in Dinkytown.

Minneapolis lawyer and Ward 3 City Council candidate Jacob Frey, center, talks to marketing and international business senior Ghee Kaefring, left, and global studies junior Marissa Kramer at a pre-caucus party for Frey Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Burrito Loco in Dinkytown. After Tuesdays caucuses around Minneapolis, the Democratic Labor Party will endorse candidates for city council.

[Photo] Frey, Hofstede vie for DFL support

Published April 17, 2013

Minneapolis lawyer and Ward 3 City Council candidate Jacob Frey, center, talks to marketing and international business senior Ghee Kaefring, left, and global studies junior Marissa Kramer at a pre-caucus...

Minnesotas Jack Hamburg returns a hit from Purdue Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Men bolster NCAA résumé with two wins

Published April 15, 2013

Minnesota's Jack Hamburg returns a hit from Purdue Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Baseline Tennis Center.

In-fielder Ryan Abrahamson swings for his home run on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Strong pitching leads Gophers to sweep

Published April 15, 2013

In-fielder Ryan Abrahamson swings for his home run on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Dr. Eric Daniels, Research Assistant Professor at Clemson Universitys Institute for the Study of Capitalism, speaks about the importance of knowing why free speech is important Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Coffman Union. The University Ayn Rand Study Group hosted the talk, as the topic of free speech and censorship are closely tied to the philosophies of Ayn Rand.

[Photo] Misconceptions plague U’s Ayn Rand group

Published April 15, 2013

Dr. Eric Daniels, Research Assistant Professor at Clemson University's Institute for the Study of Capitalism, speaks about the importance of knowing why free speech is important Thursday, April 11, 2013,...

History senior Meg Hughes-Morrison does warm-ups during a choir ensemble rehearsal Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Ferguson Hall. After struggling with depression during her freshman year, Hughes-Morrison was disappointed with the resources at Boynton and now meets with a therapist 25 minutes away from campus.

[Photo] Unmet demand

Published April 11, 2013

History senior Meg Hughes-Morrison does warm-ups during a choir ensemble rehearsal Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Ferguson Hall. After struggling with depression during her freshman year, Hughes-Morrison...

Microbiology senior and Phi Kappa Sigma president Greg Schuneman paints the nails of Alpha Epsilon Phi graduate advisor Rachel Levine at a MANicure philanthropy event Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Hillel. Money raised by the event will be donated to the Sharsheret organization against breast cancer in the Jewish community.

[Photo] Men give manicures for good cause

Published April 11, 2013

Microbiology senior and Phi Kappa Sigma president Greg Schuneman paints the nails of Alpha Epsilon Phi graduate advisor Rachel Levine at a MANicure philanthropy event Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the...

A bench fermentor agitates a sample batch for experiments with bio-energy for a external company on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Biotechnology Resource Center at St. Paul. The University has contracts with outside companies that do not have the necessary facilities or resources.

[Photo] University centers cash in on outsourcing services

Published April 8, 2013

A bench fermentor agitates a sample batch for experiments with bio-energy for a external company on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Biotechnology Resource Center at St. Paul. The University has contracts...

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson gives a brief history of Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota Medical Center during a hearing on the potential Fairview merger with South Dakota based Sanford Health Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the State Capitol.

[Photo] Merge likely in University’s hands

Published April 8, 2013

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson gives a brief history of Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota Medical Center during a hearing on the potential Fairview merger with South Dakota...

Director of the Minnesota Senate Information Office Scott Magnuson explains policy procedures to students from CFANS in the Minnesota State Senate Chambers on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the State Capitol. A new CFANS policy engagement program allows students to learn about the political process as it relates to agriculture and the environment.

[Photo] CFANS students visit state Capitol

Published April 8, 2013

Director of the Minnesota Senate Information Office Scott Magnuson explains policy procedures to students from CFANS in the Minnesota State Senate Chambers on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the State Capitol....

Mayoral candidate Gary Schiff responds to questions during a forum Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Solomons Porch church in Minneapolis. Voters will be able to rank the seven declared mayoral candidates as first-, second-, and third-choices, allowing the candidates in a large pool to earn enough votes to surpass the 50 percent necessary.

[Photo] DFL, independents debate for mayor

Published April 4, 2013

Mayoral candidate Gary Schiff responds to questions during a forum Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Solomon's Porch church in Minneapolis. Voters will be able to rank the seven declared mayoral candidates...

Finance and applied economics junior Adam Motzko speaks on his goals for if he is elected Minnesota Student Association President on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Coffman Union.

[Photo] MSA presidential candidates debate

Published April 4, 2013

Finance and applied economics junior Adam Motzko speaks on his goals for if he is elected Minnesota Student Association President on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Coffman Union.

Rep. Denny McNamara responds to questions about the bill to recognize same-sex civil unions as an alternative to same-sex marriage on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the State Capitol.

[Photo] Republican unveils civil union proposal

Published April 4, 2013

Rep. Denny McNamara responds to questions about the bill to recognize same-sex civil unions as an alternative to same-sex marriage on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the State Capitol.

Minneapolis singer-songwriter Chastity Brown rehearses with her band on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at a studio in Northeast Minneapolis. She released her latest album, Backroads Highway, on March 24, 2013, and will be performing at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday.

[Photo] Taking the back roads with Chastity Brown

Published April 4, 2013

Minneapolis singer-songwriter Chastity Brown rehearses with her band on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at a studio in Northeast Minneapolis. She released her latest album, Backroads Highway, on March 24, 2013,...

Third-year law student and member of the University of Minnesota graduate quiz bowl team Andrew Hart reads questions for a high school quiz bowl competition on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Blegen Hall. After a cheating scandal at Harvard University, the University of Minnesota team was retroactively given 2009 undergraduate and 2011 graduate titles for the National Academic Quiz Tournament.

[Photo] University quiz team gets delayed recognition

Published April 1, 2013

Third-year law student and member of the University of Minnesota graduate quiz bowl team Andrew Hart reads questions for a high school quiz bowl competition on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Blegen Hall....

Minnesotas Juan Pablo Ramirez serves the ball on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Men’s upset streak continues at home

Published April 1, 2013

Minnesota's Juan Pablo Ramirez serves the ball on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Haley Spencer swims the womens 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Women take 10th at NCAA championships

Published March 25, 2013

Haley Spencer swims the women's 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center.

Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. fights for a rebound Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesotas NCAA run.

[Photo] Gophers’ season ends with NCAA loss to Florida

Published March 25, 2013

Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. fights for a rebound Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesota's NCAA run.

 Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesotas NCAA run.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesota's NCAA run.

 Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesotas NCAA run.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesota's NCAA run.

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) takes a shot Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Gophers NCAA run.

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Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) takes a shot Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Gopher's NCAA run.

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) leaves the court after Minnesota loses to Florida on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Gophers NCAA run.

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Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) leaves the court after Minnesota loses to Florida on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending...

\mb13\ fights past defender Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

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\mb13\ fights past defender Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

\mb33\ rushes past Florida forward Will Yeguete Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesotas NCAA run.

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\mb33\ rushes past Florida forward Will Yeguete Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gators defeated the Gophers 78-64, ending the Minnesota's NCAA run.

\mb11\ dunks the ball Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

[Photo] Gophers blow out UCLA in tournament opener

Published March 23, 2013

\mb11\ dunks the ball Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

Gopher fans the Maikkula family are among the first to check-in for the game against UCLA on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

(Linda, Bruce, and Adam)

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Gopher fans the Maikkula family are among the first to check-in for the game against UCLA on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (Linda, Bruce, and Adam)

Minnesota alum and Austin resident Mark Trutna waits for the start of the Gopher vs Bruins game on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

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Minnesota alum and Austin resident Mark Trutna waits for the start of the Gopher vs Bruins game on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Minnesota forward Oto Osenieks charges the ball at the Frank Erwin Center against UCLA.

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Minnesota forward Oto Osenieks charges the ball at the Frank Erwin Center against UCLA.

Minnesota center Eliott Eliason dives to claim the ball.

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Minnesota center Eliott Eliason dives to claim the ball.

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) pushes past UCLA guard Larry Drew II Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

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Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) pushes past UCLA guard Larry Drew II Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next...

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) blocks a shot from UCLA forward Kyle Anderson Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

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Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) blocks a shot from UCLA forward Kyle Anderson Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue...

The Minnesota band plays and cheers Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

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The Minnesota band plays and cheers Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

\mb1\ looks for an opening Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

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\mb1\ looks for an opening Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

Head coach Tubby Smith leans into the action Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

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Head coach Tubby Smith leans into the action Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) and Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) share the bench after the starting players are pulled on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

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Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) and Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) share the bench after the starting players are pulled on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas....

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) wave to fans after their victory against UCLA on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers defeated the Bruins 83-63 and will continue to the next round.

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Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) and Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) wave to fans after their victory against UCLA on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Gophers...

Minnesota State Representatives Dean Urdahl, left, and Phyllis Kahn answer questions about allocating funding for filmmaking in Minnesota on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the State Capitol. Lawmakers are proposing tax incentives and legacy funding to bring motion-picture production to the state.

[Photo] Bill would provide incentives for films

Published March 14, 2013

Minnesota State Representatives Dean Urdahl, left, and Phyllis Kahn answer questions about allocating funding for filmmaking in Minnesota on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the State Capitol. Lawmakers are...

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Joel Ramage on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Kohl Center in Madison.

[Photo] Gophers seek consistency in playoffs

Published March 14, 2013

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Joel Ramage on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Veteran Gabriel Maravelas tells the story of his rejection from the sociology graduate program at the University of Minnesota during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Minnesota state Capitol. A new bill, sponsored by Sen. Michelle Fischbach, left, aims to establish a veterans preference policy in graduate student admissions at Minnesotas state colleges and universities.

[Photo] Bill to prioritize veteran admission

Published March 13, 2013

Veteran Gabriel Maravelas tells the story of his rejection from the sociology graduate program at the University of Minnesota during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce...

Information technology professor for OIT-Security and Assurance  Ben Allen, right, works to collect flags during the final countdown at the Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] Officials say University is cybersecure

Published March 13, 2013

Information technology professor for OIT-Security and Assurance Ben Allen, right, works to collect "flags" during the final countdown at the Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge on Wednesday, March 6, 2013,...

Minnesota in-fielder Ryan Abrahamson lets a pitch pass Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Metrodome.

[Photo] Abrahamson helps Gophers win again

Published March 13, 2013

Minnesota in-fielder Ryan Abrahamson lets a pitch pass Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Metrodome.

University President Eric Kaler presents new operational efficiency data during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Minnesota state Capitol.

[Photo] Lawmakers react to consultant report on U administration

Published March 13, 2013

University President Eric Kaler presents new operational efficiency data during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Minnesota...

Field Consultant Chelsea Gauchman talks about what it means to her to be a Delta Delta Delta at a sorority extension event on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Hanson Hall.

[Photo] New sorority to be added to the University this fall

Published March 11, 2013

Field Consultant Chelsea Gauchman talks about what it means to her to be a Delta Delta Delta at a sorority extension event on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Hanson Hall.

Minnesota forward Nate Condon controls the puck at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The Gophers defeated the Badgers 3-2.

[Photo] WCHA race tightens for final weekend

Published March 7, 2013

Minnesota forward Nate Condon controls the puck at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The Gophers defeated the Badgers 3-2.

Minnesota center Elliott Eliason reaches for the ball Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Eliason growing comfortable in backing up Mbakwe

Published March 6, 2013

Minnesota center Elliott Eliason reaches for the ball Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Incumbent Minneapolis City Councilwoman Diane Hofstede talks to guests at a meet and greet Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at a Nicollet Island home in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Hofstede, Frey race heats up

Published March 6, 2013

Incumbent Minneapolis City Councilwoman Diane Hofstede talks to guests at a meet and greet Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at a Nicollet Island home in Minneapolis.

Linguistics second-year Alyssa Rose checks the ID of psychology senior Kevin Tully just before close Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Dinkytown Wine and Spirits. A new ordinance allows the Minneapolis City Council to place mandatory conditions on an uncooperative business.

[Photo] Council increases power over businesses

Published March 6, 2013

Linguistics second-year Alyssa Rose checks the ID of psychology senior Kevin Tully just before close Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Dinkytown Wine and Spirits. A new ordinance allows the Minneapolis City...

Minnesota players cheer after scoring their fourth goal against Bemidji State on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Ridder Arena. The Gophers crushed Bemidji State 8-0 to advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off next weekend.

[Photo] Räty sets two records as Gophers advance in playoffs

Published March 4, 2013

Minnesota players cheer after scoring their fourth goal against Bemidji State on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Ridder Arena. The Gophers crushed Bemidji State 8-0 to advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off next...

Minnesota players cheer after scoring their fourth goal against Bemidji State on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Ridder Arena. The Gophers crushed Bemidji State 8-0 to advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off next weekend.

[Photo] Triple-OT thriller sends Gophers to Frozen Four

Published March 16, 2013

Minnesota players cheer after scoring their fourth goal against Bemidji State on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Ridder Arena. The Gophers crushed Bemidji State 8-0 to advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off next...

Minnesota pitcher Jordan Jess winds up for a pitch Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Bats fall short at home

Published March 4, 2013

Minnesota pitcher Jordan Jess winds up for a pitch Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Police Inspector Kathy Waite looks over updated crime statistics on Wednesday in her office at the Second Precinct station in Minneapolis. The new inspector was the first appointment made by Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, who took office in December.

[Photo] University area gets new top cop

Published February 28, 2013

Police Inspector Kathy Waite looks over updated crime statistics on Wednesday in her office at the Second Precinct station in Minneapolis. The new inspector was the first appointment made by Minneapolis...

Minneapolis rapper Chris Hooks, Rapper Hooks, works on a new track on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Waterbury Studios in Minneapolis. After four years with Spencer Wirth-Davis as The Tribe & Big Cats, Hooks and Wirth-Davis are performing one last show together at the Triple Rock on Friday.

[Photo] The Tribe Disbands

Published February 28, 2013

Minneapolis rapper Chris Hooks, Rapper Hooks, works on a new track on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Waterbury Studios in Minneapolis. After four years with Spencer Wirth-Davis as The Tribe & Big Cats, Hooks...

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) tries to pass against Indiana guard Victor Oladipo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated No. 1 Indiana 77-73.

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Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) tries to pass against Indiana guard Victor Oladipo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated No. 1 Indiana 77-73.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fights for the ball against Indiana guard Kevin Ferrell on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated No. 1 Indiana 77-73.

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Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) fights for the ball against Indiana guard Kevin Ferrell on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated No. 1 Indiana 77-73.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) brings the ball down court.

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Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) brings the ball down court.

Gopher teammates anxiously watch a play.

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Gopher teammates anxiously watch a play.

Head Coach Tubby Smith calls to his players.

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Head Coach Tubby Smith calls to his players.

Fans storm the Williams Arena court.

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Fans storm the Williams Arena court.

Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. celebrates  with fans.

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Minnesota forward Rodney Williams Jr. celebrates with fans.

Fans storm the Williams Arena court after the Gophers upset No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. It was Minnesotas first victory against a No. 1 team since 1989.

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Fans storm the Williams Arena court after the Gophers upset No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. It was Minnesota's first victory against a No. 1 team since 1989.

Minnesota center Elliott Eliason (55) reaches for the ball Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated No. 1 Indiana 77-73.

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Minnesota center Elliott Eliason (55) reaches for the ball Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated No. 1 Indiana 77-73.

Minnesotas Doron Muravnik returns a ball against Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Women get two big wins

Published February 25, 2013

Minnesota's Doron Muravnik returns a ball against Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Baseline Tennis Center.

Minnesota swimmer Haley Spencer celebrates after winning the 100-yard breaststroke at the Big Ten championships Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Women dominate conference meet

Published February 25, 2013

Minnesota swimmer Haley Spencer celebrates after winning the 100-yard breaststroke at the Big Ten championships Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Dental assistant Molly Rogers, left, and fourth-year dentistry student Bill Johnson work on a patient at the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Diamond Lake, Minn. The clinic, in operation since 2002, provides treatment to UCare patients that might otherwise have less access to dental care.

[Photo] U dentistry school tackles rural health disparities

Published February 21, 2013

Dental assistant Molly Rogers, left, and fourth-year dentistry student Bill Johnson work on a patient at the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Diamond Lake, Minn. The clinic, in...

Minnesota forward Nate Condon fights for the puck against North Dakota defenseman Derek Forbort on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Condon finding groove after slow start

Published February 20, 2013

Minnesota forward Nate Condon fights for the puck against North Dakota defenseman Derek Forbort on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Mariucci Arena.

Sixteen-year-old Ubah Salad, right, and 20-year-old Mona Abdullahi practice chest compressions on a test dummy Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department started the program to educate youth and improve relations between the department and the Cedar-Riverside community.

[Photo] Fire Ambassador Program bridges gap

Published February 20, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Ubah Salad, right, and 20-year-old Mona Abdullahi practice chest compressions on a test dummy Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department...

Former Gophers hockey player and new Minneapolis Novas head coach Joe Dziedzic watches his players during an end-of-practice relay Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Parade Ice Arena in Minneapolis.

[Photo] The Transition: Joe Dziedzic

Published February 20, 2013

Former Gophers hockey player and new Minneapolis Novas head coach Joe Dziedzic watches his players during an end-of-practice relay Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Parade Ice Arena in Minneapolis.

Minnesota forward Nate Condon (16) tries to block a pass from Wisconsin forward Mark Zengerle on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

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Minnesota forward Nate Condon (16) tries to block a pass from Wisconsin forward Mark Zengerle on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

The Gophers warm up before the game against Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday.

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The Gophers warm up before the game against Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday.

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad (27) keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

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Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad (27) keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

Minnesota defenseman Jake Parenteau (6) tries to snatch a puck from the air on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

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Minnesota defenseman Jake Parenteau (6) tries to snatch a puck from the air on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

Minnesota forward Travis Boyd (22) checks Wisconsin forward Ryan Little on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

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Minnesota forward Travis Boyd (22) checks Wisconsin forward Ryan Little on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

Minnesota forward Travis Boyd (22) slides on the ice on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

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Minnesota forward Travis Boyd (22) slides on the ice on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad (27) races ahead of Wisconsin forward Tyler Barnes on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

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Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad (27) races ahead of Wisconsin forward Tyler Barnes on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

Minnesota forward Zach Budish and Wisconsin forward Mark Zingerle fight Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Both were given penalties for roughing.

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Minnesota forward Zach Budish and Wisconsin forward Mark Zingerle fight Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Both were given penalties for roughing.

Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox (32) returns to the ice after the second period, in which Wisconsin scored all 3 of its points on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

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Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox (32) returns to the ice after the second period, in which Wisconsin scored all 3 of its points on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad (27) keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

[Photo] Badgers freeze Gophers outdoors

Published February 18, 2013

Minnesota forward Nick Bjugstad (27) keeps the puck from Wisconsin forward Nic Kerdiles on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers beat the Gophers 3-2.

University of Minnesota Board of Regents incumbent at-large representatives Linda Cohen, left,  and Dean Johnson on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the state Capitol.

[Photo] Three battle for at-large Regent spot

Published February 14, 2013

University of Minnesota Board of Regents incumbent at-large representatives Linda Cohen, left, and Dean Johnson on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the state Capitol.

Rapper Joshua Turner aka Dem Atlas in his basement performance space Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Twin Cities native released his first EP, Charlie Brown, earlier this month and will be performing at the Triple Rock on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

[Photo] Atlas at last

Published February 14, 2013

Rapper Joshua Turner aka Dem Atlas in his basement performance space Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Twin Cities native released his first EP, Charlie Brown, earlier this month and will be...

Minnesotas David Thorn wrestles against Oklahomas Tyler Dorrell on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Gophers finish Big Ten season strong

Published February 11, 2013

Minnesota's David Thorn wrestles against Oklahoma's Tyler Dorrell on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Sports Pavilion.

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Abdiweli Mohamed Ali responds to questions about freedom and protection of journalists in Somalia on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

[Photo] Former prime minister of Somalia visits Minneapolis with hopeful outlook

Published February 11, 2013

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Abdiweli Mohamed Ali responds to questions about freedom and protection of journalists in Somalia on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Guard Rachel Banham plays against Michigan on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Struggling Gophers focus on improving defense as Big Ten season winds down

Published February 7, 2013

Guard Rachel Banham plays against Michigan on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Williams Arena.

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Robert McMasters, second from left, responds to questions about the fiscal cliff and its effect on the University during a panel discussion Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Coffman Union.

[Photo] Federal debt could affect U, students

Published February 5, 2013

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Robert McMasters, second from left, responds to questions about the fiscal cliff and it's effect on the University during a panel discussion Wednesday,...

Minnesota forward Micaëlla Riché rushes for the ball while Minnesota guard Shayne Mullaney covers Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated the Wolverines 82-67.

[Photo] Rematch with Huskers follows same losing script

Published February 4, 2013

Minnesota forward Micaëlla Riché rushes for the ball while Minnesota guard Shayne Mullaney covers Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated the Wolverines 82-67.

Haley Spencer swims the womens 100-yard breaststroke  Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center. Spencer has won the 200 breaststroke in back-to-back years at the Big Ten championships.

[Photo] Spencer, Smith carry on breaststroke tradition

Published January 31, 2013

Haley Spencer swims the women's 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center. Spencer has won the 200 breaststroke in back-to-back years at the Big Ten championships.

Lavvu Coffee House owner Chris Pesklo sits in a Scandinavian Sami lavvu tent at the Swedish Institute on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Minneapolis. Plesko said visitors to the new coffee house will be able to enjoy a latte in a lavvu.

[Photo] Sharing Sami culture

Published January 31, 2013

Lavvu Coffee House owner Chris Pesklo sits in a Scandinavian Sami lavvu tent at the Swedish Institute on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Minneapolis. Plesko said visitors to the new coffee house will be able...

Musician and Minnesota wrestler Joel Bauman discusses ideas with his producer at Black Apple Productions on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Minneapolis. Baumans latest song, Ones in the Sky, recently eclipsed 15,000 views on YouTube.

[Photo] Bauman aims to inspire

Published January 30, 2013

Musician and Minnesota wrestler Joel Bauman discusses ideas with his producer at Black Apple Productions on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Minneapolis. Bauman's latest song, "Ones in the Sky," recently eclipsed...

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham pushes though Illinois defense Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Williams Arena. Banham scored her 1,000th point during the Gophers 91-86 loss.

[Photo] Banham scores 37, but comeback stalls

Published January 29, 2013

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham pushes though Illinois' defense Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Williams Arena. Banham scored her 1,000th point during the Gophers' 91-86 loss.

Thousands of people shop at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Union each year. Gov. Daytons proposed sales tax on clothing could have an effect on campus.

[Photo] Retailers react to sales-tax plan

Published January 28, 2013

Thousands of people shop at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Union each year. Gov. Dayton's proposed sales tax on clothing could have an effect on campus.

Minnesota guard Andre Hollins (1) competes for the ball against Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz on Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The game ended in a 44-45 loss for the Gophers.

[Photo] Offense struggles again in last-second loss

Published January 28, 2013

Minnesota guard Andre Hollins (1) competes for the ball against Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz on Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The game ended in a 44-45 loss for the Gophers.

Actual Wolfs Eric Pollard finishes a cup of coffee outside his favorite Minneapolis haunt, The Coffee Shop Northeast, before driving back to his native Grand Rapids, Minn., on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

[Photo] Fangs Out: Catching up with Actual Wolf

Published January 24, 2013

Actual Wolf's Eric Pollard finishes a cup of coffee outside his favorite Minneapolis haunt, The Coffee Shop Northeast, before driving back to his native Grand Rapids, Minn., on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

Minnesota defenseman Megan Bozek chases the puck down the ice during a game against Wisconsin on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Border battle takes on new meaning as Gophers eye record

Published January 24, 2013

Minnesota defenseman Megan Bozek chases the puck down the ice during a game against Wisconsin on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Ridder Arena.

Minneapolis rapper Sean Anonymous at Cause Spirits and Soundbar in his LynLake neighborhood.

[Photo] Hip-hop anonymous

Published January 24, 2013

Minneapolis rapper Sean Anonymous at Cause Spirits and Soundbar in his LynLake neighborhood.

Minnesota defenseman Mark Alt passes past North Dakota forward Mark MacMillan on Jan. 19, 2013 at Mariucci Arena. On Friday the Gophers defeated the Sioux 5-1, but Saturdays game ended in a 4-4 tie.

[Photo] Gophers take three points from rival North Dakota

Published January 22, 2013

Minnesota defenseman Mark Alt passes past North Dakota forward Mark MacMillan on Jan. 19, 2013 at Mariucci Arena. On Friday the Gophers defeated the Sioux 5-1, but Saturday's game ended in a 4-4 tie.

David Roos, left, talks harmonies with Samuel Graham at The Podium on Jan. 19, 2013, in Dinkytown. Graham said he has been visiting The Podium since he was a child. Several Dinkytown businesses including The Book House, The Podium and House of Hanson have reached an agreement with apartment developer OPUS and will be relocating or closing permanently.

[Photo] Megatown or Dinkytown?

Published January 22, 2013

David Roos, left, talks harmonies with Samuel Graham at The Podium on Jan. 19, 2013, in Dinkytown. Graham said he has been visiting The Podium since he was a child. Several Dinkytown businesses including...

Other officers await the swearing-in of new police chief Janee Harteau on Dec. 4 at Minneapolis City Hall.

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Other officers await the swearing-in of new police chief Janee Harteau on Dec. 4 at Minneapolis City Hall.

New police chief Janee Harteau, center, and Mayor R.T. Rybak, right, speak between congratulations from city council members, citizens and other officers Dec. 4 at Minneapolis City Hall.

[Photo] Community reacts to new police chief

Published December 12, 2012

New police chief Janee Harteau, center, and Mayor R.T. Rybak, right, speak between congratulations from city council members, citizens and other officers Dec. 4 at Minneapolis City Hall.

Minneapolis attorney Jacob Frey, center, talks campaign strategy Thursday at his home in the Nicollet Island neighborhood. Frey will be running against incumbent Diane Hofstede to represent Ward 3 on the Minneapolis City Council.

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Minneapolis attorney Jacob Frey, center, talks campaign strategy Thursday at his home in the Nicollet Island neighborhood. Frey will be running against incumbent Diane Hofstede to represent Ward 3 on the...

Minneapolis attorney Jacob Frey, center, talks campaign strategy on Thursday at his home in the Nicollet Island neighborhood. Frey will be running against incumbent Diane Hofstede to represent Ward 3 on the Minneapolis City Council.

[Photo] ‘Always running,’ Frey sets sights on council

Published December 12, 2012

Minneapolis attorney Jacob Frey, center, talks campaign strategy on Thursday at his home in the Nicollet Island neighborhood. Frey will be running against incumbent Diane Hofstede to represent Ward 3 on...

Minnesota womens hockey forward/defenseman Katie Frischmann works out Wednesday morning at Mariucci Arena.

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Minnesota women's hockey forward/defenseman Katie Frischmann works out Wednesday morning at Mariucci Arena.