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Katie Bies poses for a photo with her dog Jerry at the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall on Friday, April 5. Bies, who went to school in Michigan, is rooting for Auburn now that Michigan is out. 

[Photo] Minneapolis welcomes Final Four teams

April 8, 2019

Katie Bies poses for a photo with her dog Jerry at the Tip-Off Tailgate on Nicollet Mall on Friday, April 5. Bies, who went to school in Michigan, is rooting for Auburn now that Michigan is out. 

Pole dancing instructor Dakota Wolfe, left, and teaching assistant Tria Schuneman, right, help a class member master a trick during class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio on Thursday, March 28 in Minneapolis.

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April 8, 2019

Pole dancing instructor Dakota Wolfe, left, and teaching assistant Tria Schuneman, right, help a class member master a trick during class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio on Thursday, March 28 in...

Pole dancing class attendees chat before the evening class begins at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

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April 8, 2019

Pole dancing class attendees chat before the evening class begins at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

Pole dancing shoes are stored behind the reception desk at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

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April 8, 2019

Pole dancing shoes are stored behind the reception desk at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

Pole tricks class warms up at Knockout Bodies in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

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April 8, 2019

Pole tricks class warms up at Knockout Bodies in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

Pole tricks class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio chats in between practicing tricks in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

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April 8, 2019

Pole tricks class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio chats in between practicing tricks in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

Josie LaChapelle, who has been pole dancing on and off for three years, warms up with the class at Knockout Bodies in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

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April 8, 2019

Josie LaChapelle, who has been pole dancing on and off for three years, warms up with the class at Knockout Bodies in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

Instructor Dakota Wolfe helps Marijo Greeman during a pole tricks class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

[Photo] Finding self-love in a studio, on a pole

April 4, 2019

Instructor Dakota Wolfe helps Marijo Greeman during a pole tricks class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28.

Members of the pole tricks class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio watch as teacher Dakota Wolfe demonstrates a move on Thursday, March 28 in Minneapolis.

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April 4, 2019

Members of the pole tricks class at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio watch as teacher Dakota Wolfe demonstrates a move on Thursday, March 28 in Minneapolis.

Tria Schuneman, a pole dancing teaching assistant, give tips to a class attendee at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio on Thursday, March 28 in Minneapolis.

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April 4, 2019

Tria Schuneman, a pole dancing teaching assistant, give tips to a class attendee at Knockout Bodies Pole & Aerial Studio on Thursday, March 28 in Minneapolis.

Sophomore Jennie Harris, a sociology and gender, women and sexuality studies double major, poses for a portrait at the University's english department in Lind Hall on Tuesday, April 2. Harris said her english courses were too Eurocentric, so she changed her major to a minor.

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April 4, 2019

Sophomore Jennie Harris, a sociology and gender, women and sexuality studies double major, poses for a portrait at the University's english department in Lind Hall on Tuesday, April 2. Harris said her...

Sophomore Jennie Harris, a sociology and gender, women and sexuality studies double major, poses for a portrait at the University's english department in Lind Hall on Tuesday, April 2. Harris said her english courses were too Eurocentric, so she changed her major to a minor.

[Photo] English department committee formed to address diversity

April 4, 2019

Sophomore Jennie Harris, a sociology and gender, women and sexuality studies double major, poses for a portrait at the University's english department in Lind Hall on Tuesday, April 2. Harris said her...

Newly-elected Minnesota Daily leadership, Cleo Krejci, left, and Kyle Stumpf.

[Photo] Minnesota Daily Board announces next year's leadership

March 29, 2019

Newly-elected Minnesota Daily leadership, Cleo Krejci, left, and Kyle Stumpf.

The Arrow apartments, formerly known as Prime Place, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Chemical analysis finds potential health risks for former workers at The Arrow

March 20, 2019

The Arrow apartments, formerly known as Prime Place, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Minneapolis.

Psychology and nutrition junior Taylor Peterson poses for a portrait on Tuesday, March 12 at University Commons apartments. Peterson went to The Emily Program to recover from her eating disorder in high school. Now, she is studying to become an eating disorder therapist at the same institution.

[Photo] An invisible fight: Students struggle with eating disorders, finding resources

March 14, 2019

Psychology and nutrition junior Taylor Peterson poses for a portrait on Tuesday, March 12 at University Commons apartments. Peterson went to The Emily Program to recover from her eating disorder in high...

Psychology and nutrition junior Taylor Peterson displays her journal on Tuesday, March 12 at University Commons apartments. Peterson, who relapsed from her eating disorder this year, said journaling helps her keep her thoughts positive. 

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March 14, 2019

Psychology and nutrition junior Taylor Peterson displays her journal on Tuesday, March 12 at University Commons apartments. Peterson, who relapsed from her eating disorder this year, said journaling helps...

Psychology and nutrition junior Taylor Peterson poses for a portrait on Tuesday, March 12 at University Commons apartments. Peterson went to The Emily Program to recover from her eating disorder in high school. Now, she is studying to become an eating disorder therapist at the same institution.

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March 14, 2019

Psychology and nutrition junior Taylor Peterson poses for a portrait on Tuesday, March 12 at University Commons apartments. Peterson went to The Emily Program to recover from her eating disorder in high...

Biology junior Nyanna Wright does her hair for a job interview on Monday, March 4 at her house in Como. Wright said she intentionally slicks back her natural hair for job interviews to avoid bias.

[Photo] UMN students battle hair bias as they seek jobs

March 5, 2019

Biology junior Nyanna Wright does her hair for a job interview on Monday, March 4 at her house in Como. Wright said she intentionally slicks back her natural hair for job interviews to avoid bias.

Biology junior Nyanna Wright poses for a portrait right before a job interview on Monday, March 4 in Como. Wright said she purposefully alters her natural hair for the different spaces she enters.

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March 5, 2019

Biology junior Nyanna Wright poses for a portrait right before a job interview on Monday, March 4 in Como. Wright said she purposefully alters her natural hair for the different spaces she enters.

The crowd cheers as Amy Klobuchar takes the stage at her presidential bid announcement on Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

[Photo] UMN students respond to Klobuchar's presidential bid

February 28, 2019

The crowd cheers as Amy Klobuchar takes the stage at her presidential bid announcement on Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Maplewood resident Mary Newell makes her way to meet Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Maplewood resident Mary Newell makes her way to meet Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., meets fans on her way out after announcing her presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., meets fans on her way out after announcing her presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Erik Dosedel gives Jessica Ford a piggy back as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announces her presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Erik Dosedel gives Jessica Ford a piggy back as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announces her presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

The crowd listens as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., makes a speech about her bid for the presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

The crowd listens as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., makes a speech about her bid for the presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., formally announces a bid for the United States presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., formally announces a bid for the United States presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Members of the North High School and Patrick Henry High School drumline dance before their performance at Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid event on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Members of the North High School and Patrick Henry High School drumline dance before their performance at Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid event on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Lauren and David Noyes took their 9-month-old twins Kiera and Gabriel out to support Amy Klobuchar as she announced her candidacy for president on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Lauren and David Noyes took their 9-month-old twins Kiera and Gabriel out to support Amy Klobuchar as she announced her candidacy for president on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Snow accumulated on the heads and hats of many as Amy Klobuchar announced her bid for the presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Snow accumulated on the heads and hats of many as Amy Klobuchar announced her bid for the presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., smiles as the crowd cheers for her as she prepares to announce her bid for the presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., smiles as the crowd cheers for her as she prepares to announce her bid for the presidency on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey sings Amy Klobuchar's praises before the senator took the stage on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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February 28, 2019

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey sings Amy Klobuchar's praises before the senator took the stage on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Tina Smith pushes for financial aid transparency

April 9, 2019

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Colby, a 1-year-old black lab, came with her owner Sally Latimer to support Amy Klobuchar on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

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April 9, 2019

Colby, a 1-year-old black lab, came with her owner Sally Latimer to support Amy Klobuchar on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Senator Amy Klobuchar announces her 2020 presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Northeast Minneapolis.

[Photo] Amy Klobuchar announces presidential campaign

February 10, 2019

Senator Amy Klobuchar announces her 2020 presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Northeast Minneapolis.

Charlie and Joy Kling open a package of hand warmers given out by Amy Klobuchar's staff before her announcement on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Northeast Minneapolis.

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February 10, 2019

Charlie and Joy Kling open a package of hand warmers given out by Amy Klobuchar's staff before her announcement on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Northeast Minneapolis.

Cooper Patch dances outside of Northrop as his friend Jon Taffe records him for a skate video on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Minneapolis.

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February 10, 2019

Cooper Patch dances outside of Northrop as his friend Jon Taffe records him for a skate video on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Minneapolis.

Electrical Engineering sophomore Yilia Yang throws hot water into the air to watch it freeze on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the East Bank Mall. Yang had the day off because classes were cancelled due to extremely low temperatures.

[Photo] Ope, it's cold: UMN campus adjusts to sub-zero chill

January 31, 2019

Electrical Engineering sophomore Yilia Yang throws hot water into the air to watch it freeze on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the East Bank Mall. Yang had the day off because classes were cancelled due to extremely...

Advertising student Jon Taffe records a friend to make a skate video while he has the day off classes due to cold weather on Jan. 31.

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January 31, 2019

Advertising student Jon Taffe records a friend to make a skate video while he has the day off classes due to cold weather on Jan. 31.

Noname performs at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Noname brings warmth and a fresh beat to First Avenue

January 28, 2019

Noname performs at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

Noname performs at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

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January 28, 2019

Noname performs at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

Elton opens for Noname at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

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January 28, 2019

Elton opens for Noname at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

Noname performed songs from her album Room 25 at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

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January 28, 2019

Noname performed songs from her album Room 25 at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

Elton opens for Noname at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

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January 28, 2019

Elton opens for Noname at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

The Soap Factory, which began renovations in 2017 and stopped operations in 2018 due to lacking funds, is seen with its windows boarded up on Monday, Jan. 21 in Minneapolis. Board members and supporters of the art non profit are working to buy the property back.

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January 28, 2019

The Soap Factory, which began renovations in 2017 and stopped operations in 2018 due to lacking funds, is seen with its windows boarded up on Monday, Jan. 21 in Minneapolis. Board members and supporters...

Rosemary Williams, vice president of the Soap Factory's board, poses for a portrait in the empty art non profit on Monday, Jan. 21. The The Soap Factory, which occupies the historic National Purity Soap Factory, is more than $2 million in debt.

[Photo] Soap Factory faces millions in debt, loss of building

January 24, 2019

Rosemary Williams, vice president of the Soap Factory's board, poses for a portrait in the empty art non profit on Monday, Jan. 21. The The Soap Factory, which occupies the historic National Purity Soap...

A University of Minnesota Health sign is seen on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

[Photo] Long-awaited academic health restructure goes into effect

January 24, 2019

A University of Minnesota Health sign is seen on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

University student Bella*, who used SeekingArrangement to cover her expenses, poses for a portrait on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. 

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January 24, 2019

University student Bella*, who used SeekingArrangement to cover her expenses, poses for a portrait on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. 

Makeup that Bella* bought with money earned from SeekingArrangement sits on her desk on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. A $200 Sephora gift card was among the gifts she received from a man she met on the website.

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January 24, 2019

Makeup that Bella* bought with money earned from SeekingArrangement sits on her desk on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. A $200 Sephora gift card was among the gifts she received from a man...

University student Bella*, who used SeekingArrangement to cover some of her expenses, poses for a portrait on Monday, Jan. 14 close to her apartment near campus. 

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January 24, 2019

University student Bella*, who used SeekingArrangement to cover some of her expenses, poses for a portrait on Monday, Jan. 14 close to her apartment near campus. 

University student Bella* shows an example of what navigating the SeekingArrangement website looks like on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. Ava communicated with several men on the website, getting compensated to spend time with them. 

[Photo] The bittersweet life of sugar babies at the University of Minnesota

January 21, 2019

University student Bella* shows an example of what navigating the SeekingArrangement website looks like on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. Ava communicated with several men on the website,...

Freshman Lexy Ramler competes in the uneven parallel bars at the Regional NCAA Gymnastics Championship on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Gymnastics sees strong start to season behind Ramler, Kan

January 21, 2019

Freshman Lexy Ramler competes in the uneven parallel bars at the Regional NCAA Gymnastics Championship on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Minneapolis.