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Nebraska forward Brandon Ubel scores a layup against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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Nebraska forward Brandon Ubel scores a layup against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Nebraska guard Dylan Talley searches for a teammate to pass to against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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Nebraska guard Dylan Talley searches for a teammate to pass to against Minnesota on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) passes Nebraska guard Dylan Talley and heads toward the hoop on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) passes Nebraska guard Dylan Talley and heads toward the hoop on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith yells out to his players on the court at the game against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith yells out to his players on the court at the game against Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) grabs the ball away from Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

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Minnesota guard Austin Hollins (20) grabs the ball away from Nebraska on Jan. 29, 2013 at Williams Arena.

Minnesotas Becca Weiland swims in the Womens 400-yard medley relay against North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

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Minnesota's Becca Weiland swims in the Women's 400-yard medley relay against North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Minnesotas Logan Redondo swims in the Mens 1650-yard freestyle against North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Men, women handle North Dakota at home

January 28, 2013

Minnesota's Logan Redondo swims in the Men's 1650-yard freestyle against North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the University Aquatic Center.

Minnesota defenseman Nate Schmidt plays against Minnesota State-Mankato on Nov. 2 at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Schmidt evolves into top defenseman

December 12, 2012

Minnesota defenseman Nate Schmidt plays against Minnesota State-Mankato on Nov. 2 at Mariucci Arena.

If an apocalypse occurs, all you need is a can of peaches and some Bisquick powder to make a tasty peach cobbler over a fire.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Hunger games

December 12, 2012

If an apocalypse occurs, all you need is a can of peaches and some Bisquick powder to make a tasty peach cobbler over a fire.

The traditional dish of falafels at the Foxy Falafel on Redmond Avenue at St. Paul.

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December 12, 2012

The traditional dish of falafels at the Foxy Falafel on Redmond Avenue at St. Paul.

The chicken gyro at the Foxy Falafel on Raymond Avenue in St. Paul.

[Photo] 2012’s best cheap eats

December 12, 2012

The chicken gyro at the Foxy Falafel on Raymond Avenue in St. Paul.

Minnesota forward Tom Serratore skates against Minnesota State-Mankato on Nov. 2 at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Blown lead forces team to settle for tie, 3 points

December 10, 2012

Minnesota forward Tom Serratore skates against Minnesota State-Mankato on Nov. 2 at Mariucci Arena.

Graduate biomedical engineering student Clara Zhang explains her project that uses electroencephalograms to measure the brain for epilepsy signs. Zhang presented for high school juniors part of the STEM Readiness program Wednesday at the Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Lab.

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December 10, 2012

Graduate biomedical engineering student Clara Zhang explains her project that uses electroencephalograms to measure the brain for epilepsy signs. Zhang presented for high school juniors part of the STEM...

Graduate biomedical engineering student Allison Connolly talks to high school students about the deep brain stimulation project for treating Parkinsons disease Wednesday at professor Matthew Johnsons neuroengineering lab. Connollys presentation was part of the STEM Readiness program.

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December 10, 2012

Graduate biomedical engineering student Allison Connolly talks to high school students about the deep brain stimulation project for treating Parkinson's disease Wednesday at professor Matthew Johnson's...

Artistic director Ben Riggs leads the members of the Twin Cities Gay Mens Chorus in vocal exercises. Riggs started as the artistic director in August.

[Photo] His first noel

December 7, 2012

Artistic director Ben Riggs leads the members of the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus in vocal exercises. Riggs started as the artistic director in August.

Making sugar cookies is simple, and cookies can be cut out in various ways to celebrate the holidays.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Classic Christmas cookies

December 6, 2012

Making sugar cookies is simple, and cookies can be cut out in various ways to celebrate the holidays.

Minnesota forward Kati Loberg tries to retrieve the ball during a game against Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Long homestand gives Gophers chance to prove toughness

December 6, 2012

Minnesota forward Kati Loberg tries to retrieve the ball during a game against Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) scores against South Dakota State on Tuesday night at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Gophers capitalize on Wolters’ absence, light up Jackrabbits with hot shooting at home

December 5, 2012

Minnesota guard Joe Coleman (11) scores against South Dakota State on Tuesday night at Williams Arena.

Minnesota forward Michëlla Riché (15) tries to get past Virginia player Simone Egwu to score at the game against Virginia at Williams Arena Thursday night.

[Photo] Gophers miss opportunities, fail nonconference tests

December 3, 2012

Minnesota forward Michëlla Riché (15) tries to get past Virginia player Simone Egwu to score at the game against Virginia at Williams Arena Thursday night.

Bourbon pecan pie at the Turtle Bread Company on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Pie oh my!

November 29, 2012

Bourbon pecan pie at the Turtle Bread Company on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

Young Americans For Liberty president and finance junior Adam Motzko talks to the members about upcoming events at their meeting Tuesday at the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

[Photo] Liberty movement carries on in Minn.

November 29, 2012

Young Americans For Liberty president and finance junior Adam Motzko talks to the members about upcoming events at their meeting Tuesday at the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

Computer science major Austin Grangers latest structure, currently a work in progress, created with KNEX parts Monday at his home in St. Paul, Minn. Granger has worked on this project, as of yet unnamed, for the last three weeks and has already used over 12,000 pieces.

[Photo] Student combines art, engineering

November 28, 2012

Computer science major Austin Granger's latest structure, currently a work in progress, created with K'NEX parts Monday at his home in St. Paul, Minn. Granger has worked on this project, as of yet unnamed,...

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel plays against Minnesota State on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Road winning streak reaches 15, ties record

November 26, 2012

Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel plays against Minnesota State on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox grabs the puck during a game against Minnesota State on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Gophers heat up, sweep Vermont

November 26, 2012

Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox grabs the puck during a game against Minnesota State on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota goalie Noora Raty watches the puck during a game against Minnesota Stateon Nov. 17, 2012 at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Räty helps young goalies develop

November 21, 2012

Minnesota goalie Noora Raty watches the puck during a game against Minnesota Stateon Nov. 17, 2012 at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham plays against Villanova on Nov. 11, 2012 at Williams Arena.

[Photo] First road games to test Gophers’ consistency

November 21, 2012

Minnesota guard Rachel Banham plays against Villanova on Nov. 11, 2012 at Williams Arena.

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe successfully shoots in a free throw at the game against American University onNov. 9, 2012 at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Gophers get shot at Duke, other tough teams at Bahamas tourney

November 21, 2012

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe successfully shoots in a free throw at the game against American University onNov. 9, 2012 at Williams Arena.

Sophomore Tyler Shukert, prepares to catch the ball Thursday at the YWCA of Minneapolis Midtown.

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November 21, 2012

Sophomore Tyler Shukert, prepares to catch the ball Thursday at the YWCA of Minneapolis Midtown.

Sophomore Tyler Shukert, a member of Minnesota Team Handball, at the YWCA of Midtown Minneapolis. Shukert is a junior national team player and played in the International Handball Federation Tournament in Mexico earlier this month.

[Photo] U student plays handball abroad

November 21, 2012

Sophomore Tyler Shukert, a member of Minnesota Team Handball, at the YWCA of Midtown Minneapolis. Shukert is a junior national team player and played in the International Handball Federation Tournament...

Junior Faiz Ahmad studies with Kianmehr Ehtiatkar, Kianoosh Ehtiatkar and Micael Menendez at the new coffee shop Publika in Dinkytown. The shop gave out free bubble tea and coffee as its grand opening offer.

[Photo] New café blends int’l with local

November 20, 2012

Junior Faiz Ahmad studies with Kianmehr Ehtiatkar, Kianoosh Ehtiatkar and Micael Menendez at the new coffee shop Publika in Dinkytown. The shop gave out free bubble tea and coffee as its grand opening...

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt battles Minnesota State forward Kari Lundberg on Saturday at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Gophers set winning streak record with sweep

November 19, 2012

Minnesota forward Hannah Brandt battles Minnesota State forward Kari Lundberg on Saturday at Ridder Arena.

Neuroscience senior Kody Zalewski sits in his room and campaign headquarters filled with paintings and the smell of incense Tuesday at his apartment. Zalewski ran an unsuccessful bid to unseat state Rep. Phyllis Kahn in District 60B in the last election.

[Photo] Student candidates reflect after losing local campaigns

November 14, 2012

Neuroscience senior Kody Zalewski sits in his room and campaign headquarters filled with paintings and the smell of incense Tuesday at his apartment. Zalewski ran an unsuccessful bid to unseat state Rep....

Minnesota forward Micaella Riche tries to find a teammate to pass to during Sundays game against Villanova at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Banham, Riche shine for champs

November 12, 2012

Minnesota forward Micaella Riche tries to find a teammate to pass to during Sunday's game against Villanova at Williams Arena.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins attempts to block American guard Austin Carroll on Friday night at the Williams Arena. Hollins scored a career-high 20 points in the game.

[Photo] Scrappy D aids season-opening win

November 12, 2012

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins attempts to block American guard Austin Carroll on Friday night at the Williams Arena. Hollins scored a career-high 20 points in the game.

Second-year orchestral conducting doctoral candidate Sergey Bogza conducts the University Symphony Orchestra in playing Tchaikovskys Violin Concerto in D major on Friday in Ferguson Hall. Bogza said he came to Minnesota because of the reputation of its two largest orchestras.

[Photo] Lockouts a ‘big loss’ for U students

November 12, 2012

Second-year orchestral conducting doctoral candidate Sergey Bogza conducts the University Symphony Orchestra in playing Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D major" on Friday in Ferguson Hall. Bogza said...

Venison meat arranged on dumpling dough is ready to be put together.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Oh deer!

November 8, 2012

Venison meat arranged on dumpling dough is ready to be put together.

Dan McGrath, the executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, cheers with his colleague in celebration of the result of the amendment at the MN United for All Families election event at the St. Paul Rivercentre.

[Photo] MN only state to vote down voter ID referendum

November 7, 2012

Dan McGrath, the executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, cheers with his colleague in celebration of the result of the amendment at the MN United for All Families election event at the St. Paul Rivercentre....

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe canvasses campus with MN United workers to encourage students to vote against the Marriage Amendment on Tuesday in Stadium Village.

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November 7, 2012

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe canvasses campus with MN United workers to encourage students to vote against the Marriage Amendment on Tuesday in Stadium Village.

Masters of education student Reid Anderson fills out his ballot at the Marcy Open School polling station.

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November 7, 2012

Masters of education student Reid Anderson fills out his ballot at the Marcy Open School polling station.

University student Kyle Thomas registers to vote at the Marcy Open School polling station.

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November 7, 2012

University student Kyle Thomas registers to vote at the Marcy Open School polling station.

Freshman Matt Gallik turns in his ballot at the Falcon Heights City Hall.

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November 7, 2012

Freshman Matt Gallik turns in his ballot at the Falcon Heights City Hall.

Dan McGrath, chairman of the organization Protect My Vote, puts away the campaign materials as the night comes to an end at OGaras Bar and Grill in St. Paul, Minn.

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November 7, 2012

Dan McGrath, chairman of the organization Protect My Vote, puts away the campaign materials as the night comes to an end at O'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul, Minn.

Dan McGrath, the executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, cheers with his colleague in celebration of the result of the amendment at the Our Vote Our Future election night party in St. Paul, Minn.

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November 7, 2012

Dan McGrath, the executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, cheers with his colleague in celebration of the result of the amendment at the Our Vote Our Future election night party in St. Paul, Minn.

Debra Fitzpatrick and Lisa Miller embrace as they listen to President Obama talk as the election night nears to an end at the Minnesotans United election event in St. Paul, Minn.

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November 7, 2012

Debra Fitzpatrick and Lisa Miller embrace as they listen to President Obama talk as the election night nears to an end at the Minnesotans United election event in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota guard Andre Hollins tries to gain possession of the ball in the game against Southwest Baptist on Monday at the Williams Arena.

[Photo] Coleman leads Gophers again to easy win

November 6, 2012

Minnesota guard Andre Hollins tries to gain possession of the ball in the game against Southwest Baptist on Monday at the Williams Arena.

The University Recreation Center expansion is under construction and is set to formally open fall 2013.

[Photo] In Rec expansion, extra work for staff

November 6, 2012

The University Recreation Center expansion is under construction and is set to formally open fall 2013.

Brandon Hatanaka swims during the men’s 200-yard butterfly at the University Aquatic Center against Iowa on Friday.

[Photo] Men earn payback, women remain unbeaten

November 5, 2012

Brandon Hatanaka swims during the men’s 200-yard butterfly at the University Aquatic Center against Iowa on Friday.

Minnesota forward Kyle Rau plays against Minnesota State on Friday at Mariucci Arena.

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November 5, 2012

Minnesota forward Kyle Rau plays against Minnesota State on Friday at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota forward Zach Budish plays against Minnesota State- Mankato on Friday at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] MSU upsets Gophers, earns split

November 5, 2012

Minnesota forward Zach Budish plays against Minnesota State- Mankato on Friday at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota runner Cassy Opitz runs in Rocky’s Run at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sunday. Opitz was the top woman’s finisher and finished the 6K race in 22:44.

[Photo] Men place three in top five at Fall Finale

November 5, 2012

Minnesota runner Cassy Opitz runs in Rocky’s Run at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sunday. Opitz was the top woman’s finisher and finished the 6K race in 22:44.

ep. Phyllis Kahn canvasses around the Florence Court Apartments near Dinkytown to promote her and Sen. Kari Dziedzic

[Photo] With little opposition, candidates campaign for others

November 1, 2012

ep. Phyllis Kahn canvasses around the Florence Court Apartments near Dinkytown to promote her and Sen. Kari Dziedzic

Brooke Bowman and Leopold Manswell play Janice and Russell on Tuesday at the Rarig Center during a rehearsal for the upcoming show

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November 1, 2012

Brooke Bowman and Leopold Manswell play Janice and Russell on Tuesday at the Rarig Center during a rehearsal for the upcoming show

Rebecca Hurd and Riley OToole play Susan and Paul on Tuesday at the Rarig Center during a rehearsal for the upcoming show

[Photo] Sex, drugs and a failed marriage

November 1, 2012

Rebecca Hurd and Riley O'Toole play Susan and Paul on Tuesday at the Rarig Center during a rehearsal for the upcoming show

Costume designer Jonathan Singer examines one of the dresses he designed for the play The Rover,

[Photo] Behind the Bricolage

November 1, 2012

Costume designer Jonathan Singer examines one of the dresses he designed for the play "The Rover,

Sophomore forward Christian Isackson plays against Canisius on Sunday at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Isackson makes sophomore surge

October 30, 2012

Sophomore forward Christian Isackson plays against Canisius on Sunday at Mariucci Arena.

Minnesota sophomore Kiera Janzen won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:51.88 on Friday against Wisconsin at the University Aquatic Center.

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October 30, 2012

Minnesota sophomore Kiera Janzen won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:51.88 on Friday against Wisconsin at the University Aquatic Center.

Minnesota junior Kyler Van Swol won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:48.46 on Friday against Wisconsin at the University Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Gophers wash away Badgers with big wins

October 29, 2012

Minnesota junior Kyler Van Swol won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:48.46 on Friday against Wisconsin at the University Aquatic Center.

Professor Louis Mendoza specializes in immigration and Chicano studies. Mendoza went on an 8,000 mile bike trip five years ago where he examined the United States treatment towards immigration issues.

[Photo] Wheels in motion

October 25, 2012

Professor Louis Mendoza specializes in immigration and Chicano studies. Mendoza went on an 8,000 mile bike trip five years ago where he examined the United States' treatment towards immigration issues....

Somalian novelist Nuruddin Farah is the author of ten novels, a nonfiction book, and numerous articles. Farah was a visiting professor at the University of Minnesotas English department.

[Photo] Keeping Somalia in his heart and on the page

October 25, 2012

Somalian novelist Nuruddin Farah is the author of ten novels, a nonfiction book, and numerous articles. Farah was a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota's English department.

Minnesota sophomore Leandro Toledo plays an opponent from Drake University at the ITA Central Regional Championship on Sunday. Toledo won the match and made the final, which he lost Monday.

[Photo] Toledo loses in final after strong tournament

October 23, 2012

Minnesota sophomore Leandro Toledo plays an opponent from Drake University at the ITA Central Regional Championship on Sunday. Toledo won the match and made the final, which he lost Monday.

Minnesota forward Sarah Davis

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October 23, 2012

Minnesota forward Sarah Davis

Minnesota defender Milica McMillen

[Photo] Gophers reach milestones in sweep of OSU

October 22, 2012

Minnesota defender Milica McMillen

Junior Cassy Opitz runs at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday. Opitz was the first womens finisher and crossed the line in 22:30.01.

[Photo] Opitz places first at Jack’s Run while top runners rest

October 22, 2012

Junior Cassy Opitz runs at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday. Opitz was the first women's finisher and crossed the line in 22:30.01.

Morstad is running as an independent candidate in the 2012 presidential election and will appear on the ballot in Minnesota.

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October 22, 2012

Morstad is running as an independent candidate in the 2012 presidential election and will appear on the ballot in Minnesota.

Dean Morstad canvasses Sunday in Northeast Minneapolis.

[Photo] Former U student is on ballot for president

October 17, 2012

Dean Morstad canvasses Sunday in Northeast Minneapolis.

Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly event against Iowa State on Friday at the University Aquatic Center. Smith set meet records in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. (Ichigo Takikawa)

[Photo] Women defeat Iowa State

October 15, 2012

Kierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly event against Iowa State on Friday at the University Aquatic Center. Smith set meet records in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. (Ichigo Takikawa)

Fifth Congressional District Republican candidate Chris Fields speaks to constituents assembled at a meet and greet event at Central Park in Brooklyn Park, Minn., on Saturday. Fields is running against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.

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October 15, 2012

Fifth Congressional District Republican candidate Chris Fields speaks to constituents assembled at a meet and greet event at Central Park in Brooklyn Park, Minn., on Saturday. Fields is running against...

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to constituents assembled at a presidential-debate viewing party hosted by the Minneapolis Urban League on Oct. 3. Ellison is running for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District against Republican candidate Chris Fields.

[Photo] Former Marine faces 3-term Ellison in CD5

October 11, 2012

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to constituents assembled at a presidential-debate viewing party hosted by the Minneapolis Urban League on Oct. 3. Ellison is running for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th...

Physics junior Hunter Dunbar explains his project to people attending the EduTech Showcase and Forum on Monday. Dunbar and three other students designed the project FireWave, a linear fireplace design that moves in real time to the music playing.

[Photo] Conference touts technology in education

October 9, 2012

Physics junior Hunter Dunbar explains his project to people attending the EduTech Showcase and Forum on Monday. Dunbar and three other students designed the project FireWave, a linear fireplace design...

Employee Ashley Krueger arranges cupcakes to be put in the display case Wednesday morning at Cupcake on University Avenue Southeast.

[Photo] Local businesses support ‘Vote No’

October 4, 2012

Employee Ashley Krueger arranges cupcakes to be put in the display case Wednesday morning at Cupcake on University Avenue Southeast.

Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate Tony Hernandez speaks to constituents at the Hill-Murray School homecoming football game. Hernandez is running against U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum and Independence Party candidate Steve Carlson.

[Photo] Newcomer Hernandez fights for Democratic District 4

October 4, 2012

Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate Tony Hernandez speaks to constituents at the Hill-Murray School homecoming football game. Hernandez is running against U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum and Independence...

Clinic manager Lori Arent restrains a red-tailed hawk for a radiograph test Tuesday morning at the University Raptor Center. The hawk was taken in for a broken wing in April and, showing no significant signs of West Nile virus, will be released Wednesday.

[Photo] Raptor Center sees increase of West Nile cases in birds

October 3, 2012

Clinic manager Lori Arent restrains a red-tailed hawk for a radiograph test Tuesday morning at the University Raptor Center. The hawk was taken in for a broken wing in April and, showing no significant...