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Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

[Photo] Superblock residence halls allow student re-entry following evacuation due to a gas odor

March 8, 2021

Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

[Photo] UMPD resolve bomb threat investigation at TCF Bank Stadium

November 12, 2020

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

[Photo] Some Gopher football players remain undecided about 2020 return

October 7, 2020

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

[Photo] Prospect Park Association seeks to educate renters and students about their rights

October 5, 2020

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

Teenagers file into the halls after the last bell of the day Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School.  Eighty-six percent of the 2011 graduating class went on to pursue a four-year education.

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Teenagers file into the halls after the last bell of the day Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School. Eighty-six percent of the 2011 graduating class went on to pursue a four-year education.

Teenagers file into the halls after the last bell of the day Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School.  Eighty-six percent of the 2011 graduating class went on to pursue a four-year education.

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Teenagers file into the halls after the last bell of the day Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School. Eighty-six percent of the 2011 graduating class went on to pursue a four-year education.

High School senior Tierra Davis laughs at her teacher's joke during math class Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School.  Davis is one of a large majority of seniors that will go on to pursue a four-year degree after graduation.

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High School senior Tierra Davis laughs at her teacher's joke during math class Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School. Davis is one of a large majority of seniors that will go on to pursue a four-year...

High School senior Tierra Davis laughs at her teacher's joke during math class Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School.  Davis is one of a large majority of seniors that will go on to pursue a four-year degree after graduation.

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High School senior Tierra Davis laughs at her teacher's joke during math class Thursday, November 3 at Edina High School. Davis is one of a large majority of seniors that will go on to pursue a four-year...

Children from eight towns make up the combined student body of Lac qui Parle Valley High School and Middle School.  Students are seeing that a higher education is needed to find work after high school.

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October 5, 2020

Children from eight towns make up the combined student body of Lac qui Parle Valley High School and Middle School. Students are seeing that a higher education is needed to find work after high school.

Lac qui Parle Valley High School senior Ryan Bergerson talks about his college aspirations Sept. 29 at his home in Madison, Minn.  Ryan has been accepted to the University of Minnesota and Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

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Lac qui Parle Valley High School senior Ryan Bergerson talks about his college aspirations Sept. 29 at his home in Madison, Minn. Ryan has been accepted to the University of Minnesota and Southwest Minnesota...

Lac qui Parle Valley High School senior Ryan Bergerson waits for the snap during football practice Sept. 29 in Madison, Minn.  Bergerson played cornerback and tight end for his varsity football team and plans to play intramural sports at the University of Minnesota if he decides to go there.

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Lac qui Parle Valley High School senior Ryan Bergerson waits for the snap during football practice Sept. 29 in Madison, Minn. Bergerson played cornerback and tight end for his varsity football team and...

University of Minnesota Senior Kiara Buford guards Michigan State Senior Brittney Thomas Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at Williams Arena in Dinkytown.

[Photo] Women’s basketball tips off against St. Cloud State

November 2, 2011

University of Minnesota Senior Kiara Buford guards Michigan State Senior Brittney Thomas Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at Williams Arena in Dinkytown.

Freshman Molly Kayfes, center, runs beside Senior Stephanie Price Saturday, Sept. 24th in the Roy Griak Invitational on the St. Paul Campus.

[Photo] New to the sport, Kayfes fights to impress

October 4, 2011

Freshman Molly Kayfes, center, runs beside Senior Stephanie Price Saturday, Sept. 24th in the Roy Griak Invitational on the St. Paul Campus.

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Large Animal Hospital Manager Sheryl Ferguson feeds a undernourished 22-year-old mare named Iris.

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Large Animal Hospital Manager Sheryl Ferguson feeds a undernourished 22-year-old mare named Iris.

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Former Gopher Tim Harrer talks about his years as an All-American hockey player Monday at this house in Bloomington.  Today Harrer works for his father's maintenance company.

[Photo] The Transition: Tim Harrer

August 9, 2011

Former Gopher Tim Harrer talks about his years as an All-American hockey player Monday at this house in Bloomington. Today Harrer works for his father's maintenance company.

Senior Garret Vollmer rehearses Monday for Primadonnas at Rarig Center.

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Senior Garret Vollmer rehearses Monday for Primadonnas at Rarig Center.

Senior Chris Milliren retrieves video Friday to create a time lapse of the construction of a Department of Energy sponsored wind turbine at Umore Park in Rosemount, Minn.  Projects like the turbine may face reduced federal funding under the new budget.

[Photo] DOE official foresees funding cuts

August 3, 2011

Senior Chris Milliren retrieves video Friday to create a time lapse of the construction of a Department of Energy sponsored wind turbine at Umore Park in Rosemount, Minn. Projects like the turbine may...

Security officer Tim Ollom talks about receiving food from tenants Monday on West Bank.

[Photo] Safety center divides community

July 27, 2011

Security officer Tim Ollom talks about receiving food from tenants Monday on West Bank.

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12-year-old Katie Fritz gets off a metro transit bus Thursday  in South Minneapolis.  During a day in The Buddy Program, which is a three week program designed to teach visually impaired children useful techniques  for navigating the world, Fritz rode the bus to and from the University of Minnesota.

[Photo] Conquering the darkness

July 27, 2011

12-year-old Katie Fritz gets off a metro transit bus Thursday in South Minneapolis. During a day in The Buddy Program, which is a three week program designed to teach visually impaired children useful...

Economics major Victor Llapa works during a late-night study session Monday at Moose Tower.

[Photo] Lonely nights and quiet halls for the ‘all-nighter society’

July 27, 2011

Economics major Victor Llapa works during a late-night study session Monday at Moose Tower.

12-year-old Katie Fritz gets off a metro transit bus Thursday  in South Minneapolis.  Fritz joined  spent the day with The Buddy Program, which is designed to teach visually impaired children useful techniques  for navigating the world.

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12-year-old Katie Fritz gets off a metro transit bus Thursday in South Minneapolis. Fritz joined spent the day with The Buddy Program, which is designed to teach visually impaired children useful techniques...

11-year-old Jamison Christopher, right, learns computer skills Thursday at the Pillsbury Mansion in South Minneapolis.  Instead of requiring a monitor, visually impaired children use an audio speaker that verbalizes their actions in order to keep track of their work.

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11-year-old Jamison Christopher, right, learns computer skills Thursday at the Pillsbury Mansion in South Minneapolis. Instead of requiring a monitor, visually impaired children use an audio speaker that...

Brice Lennes sands down a guitar Thursday that he made by hand at the Pillsbury Mansion in South Minneapolis.  Lennes wears a blinder in order to work without relying on the little vision he has left.

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Brice Lennes sands down a guitar Thursday that he made by hand at the Pillsbury Mansion in South Minneapolis. Lennes wears a blinder in order to work without relying on the little vision he has left.

Anna Walker, left, speaks with Brandon Pickle Thursday outside Comstock Hall.  The children spent the day with The Buddy Program, which is designed to teach blind children useful techniques  for navigating the world.

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Anna Walker, left, speaks with Brandon Pickle Thursday outside Comstock Hall. The children spent the day with The Buddy Program, which is designed to teach blind children useful techniques for navigating...

Muzamil Yahya, center, and Brandon Pickle, right, talk Thursday while in transit to the Pillsbury Mansion in South Minneapolis.

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Muzamil Yahya, center, and Brandon Pickle, right, talk Thursday while in transit to the Pillsbury Mansion in South Minneapolis.

Katie Covey, Weisman Art Museum employee and a recent University of Minnesota graduate, showcases art available for rent to students and employees at the Weisman on Monday.

[Photo] Weisman shares art for fun but not profit

July 13, 2011

Katie Covey, Weisman Art Museum employee and a recent University of Minnesota graduate, showcases art available for rent to students and employees at the Weisman on Monday.

Custodian Will Frank mops a bathroom floor Thursday at Nicholson Hall.

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Custodian Will Frank mops a bathroom floor Thursday at Nicholson Hall.

Custodians Will Frank, left, and Wayne Durst joke about what makes a good working partner Thursday at Nicholson Hall.

[Photo] Custodians fight U’s new system

June 29, 2011

Custodians Will Frank, left, and Wayne Durst joke about what makes a good working partner Thursday at Nicholson Hall.

Connor Lynch high fives a passer by Monday while Stormy from Shottyz Pedicab and Bike Repair takes him for a spin in South Minneapolis.

[Photo] After ‘no’ from Carlson, man cashes in on pedicab market

June 22, 2011

Connor Lynch high fives a passer by Monday while Stormy from Shottyz Pedicab and Bike Repair takes him for a spin in South Minneapolis.

Alex Hemke and Jennifer Nicklay fill a homemade GrowBarrel with soil Saturday at Van Cleve Park.  The barrels are a sustainable alternative to a traditional garden.

[Photo] Neighborhood puts nature in a barrel

June 22, 2011

Alex Hemke and Jennifer Nicklay fill a homemade GrowBarrel with soil Saturday at Van Cleve Park. The barrels are a sustainable alternative to a traditional garden.

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June 22, 2011

David Cook talks about one of his creations Tuesday at the Hennes Art Company in Minneapolis.  Cooks “ladies,” which were designed for his musical “Lemonade for the Lawnboy”, will be presented Friday for the exhibition called Identities Explored.

[Photo] Who is me?

June 22, 2011

David Cook talks about one of his creations Tuesday at the Hennes Art Company in Minneapolis. Cooks “ladies,” which were designed for his musical “Lemonade for the Lawnboy”, will be presented...

Stormy from Shottyz Pedicab and Bike Repair transforms the links of a chain into a steering wheel for a customized pedicab Monday in South Minneapolis.

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June 22, 2011

Stormy from Shottyz Pedicab and Bike Repair transforms the links of a chain into a steering wheel for a customized pedicab Monday in South Minneapolis.

Graduate student Yi Zhang pokes holes in a bottle with a soldering iron Saturday at Van Cleve Park.  The perforated bottles collect and distribute water throughout the soil.

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Graduate student Yi Zhang pokes holes in a bottle with a soldering iron Saturday at Van Cleve Park. The perforated bottles collect and distribute water throughout the soil.

Twin Town Pedicabs owner Colin McCarty hangs out in his shop Friday in Downtown Minneapolis

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Twin Town Pedicabs owner Colin McCarty hangs out in his shop Friday in Downtown Minneapolis

President of AFSCME Local 3937 Jason Iversen argues to the Board of Regents against planned cuts to U of M technical employee benefits Friday at McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] Budget: higher tuition, wage freezes and cuts

June 15, 2011

President of AFSCME Local 3937 Jason Iversen argues to the Board of Regents against planned cuts to U of M technical employee benefits Friday at McNamara Alumni Center.

Coach Jerry Kill talks about his plans for the Gopher football team Monday at the Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minn.

[Photo] Jerry Kill tours southern Minnesota

June 7, 2011

Coach Jerry Kill talks about his plans for the Gopher football team Monday at the Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minn.

Graduate student Marcus Beck removes a wheel Friday during a pit stop North of Willmar, Minn.

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Graduate student Marcus Beck removes a wheel Friday during a pit stop North of Willmar, Minn.

Graduate students of conservation biology Bridgette Henning, front, and Kate Wyman bike Friday near Willmar, Minn.  The group of nine students covered 444 miles in three days to raise funds in response to financial cuts made to their program.

[Photo] Biking across the state for funds

June 8, 2011

Graduate students of conservation biology Bridgette Henning, front, and Kate Wyman bike Friday near Willmar, Minn. The group of nine students covered 444 miles in three days to raise funds in response...

Student volunteers work together to clean up fallen trees on Thursday in North Minneapolis.

[Photo] UROC, students help in north side cleanup effort

June 1, 2011

Student volunteers work together to clean up fallen trees on Thursday in North Minneapolis.

Charles Donald clears glass and debris from the road Sunday hours after a tornado tore past his house in North Minneapolis.

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June 1, 2011

Charles Donald clears glass and debris from the road Sunday hours after a tornado tore past his house in North Minneapolis.

A garage barely stands Sunday hours after a tornado tore through its surrounding neighborhood in North Minneapolis.

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June 1, 2011

A garage barely stands Sunday hours after a tornado tore through its surrounding neighborhood in North Minneapolis.

MCAD Junior Brendan Dawson paints a hole Saturday that he cut out of dry wall during the Minneapolis Home Building and Remodeling Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

[Photo] HOPSACK and a jump

May 25, 2011

MCAD Junior Brendan Dawson paints a hole Saturday that he cut out of dry wall during the Minneapolis Home Building and Remodeling Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Seventh grader D’Angelo Spring, center, plays Jamar Blunt in connect four Monday at the The A-list teen center in Brooklyn Park.

[Photo] Carlson grads reach out to youth

May 25, 2011

Seventh grader D’Angelo Spring, center, plays Jamar Blunt in connect four Monday at the The A-list teen center in Brooklyn Park.

Junior Zoe Everett hangs out Tuesday between classes on West Bank.  Everett helped track level three sex offenders for the department of corrections last semester.

[Photo] Students take a peek behind bars

May 4, 2011

Junior Zoe Everett hangs out Tuesday between classes on West Bank. Everett helped track level three sex offenders for the department of corrections last semester.

Kathryn Dusenbery, head of therapeutic radiology, works with medical resident Matthew Vernon on Monday at the Masonic Cancer Center.  Dusenbery is one of three female department heads at the Medical School.

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Kathryn Dusenbery, head of therapeutic radiology, works with medical resident Matthew Vernon on Monday at the Masonic Cancer Center. Dusenbery is one of three female department heads at the Medical School.

Ebbin Martin carries his customized bike out of the rink after a bike polo match in south Minneapolis on April 10.

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Ebbin Martin carries his customized bike out of the rink after a bike polo match in south Minneapolis on April 10.

John Gordon, right, shoots the ball past Ebbin Martin, left, during a game of bike polo in South Minneapolis April 10. In addition to practicing three times per week, the group holds games every Saturday for new players to learn the sport.

[Photo] Appeals comm. lag continues

April 19, 2011

John Gordon, right, shoots the ball past Ebbin Martin, left, during a game of bike polo in South Minneapolis April 10. In addition to practicing three times per week, the group holds games every Saturday...

Junior AJ Pettersen slides into 2nd base Saturday at Target Field.

[Photo] Loud Friday, bats quieted in 2 losses

April 18, 2011

Junior AJ Pettersen slides into 2nd base Saturday at Target Field.

Junior Julian Dehn stretches to return a ball Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] No. 2 Ohio State asserts its dominance

April 18, 2011

Junior Julian Dehn stretches to return a ball Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Freshman Sarah Moulton pitches against Penn State Sunday at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

[Photo] More than a split; Minnesota surpasses 2010 Big Ten win total

April 18, 2011

Freshman Sarah Moulton pitches against Penn State Sunday at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Freshman Kelsey Petit displays her heifer Saturday during the Amateur Beef Show portion of the Minnesota Royal in St. Paul.

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April 18, 2011

Freshman Kelsey Petit displays her heifer Saturday during the Amateur Beef Show portion of the Minnesota Royal in St. Paul.

Freshman Jessica Johnson, left, competes in the Amateur Sheep Show Saturday during the Minnesota Royal in St. Paul.

[Photo] Students take livestock center stage

April 11, 2011

Freshman Jessica Johnson, left, competes in the Amateur Sheep Show Saturday during the Minnesota Royal in St. Paul.

Coach Jerry Kill yells at Freshman Sean Ferguson over an offsides call during practice Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Tragedy and near-tragedy in week 3

April 11, 2011

Coach Jerry Kill yells at Freshman Sean Ferguson over an offsides call during practice Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium.

Freshman Yuliana Umanets returns the ball against Michigan Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Women snap 8-match skid at home

April 4, 2011

Freshman Yuliana Umanets returns the ball against Michigan Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Purdue’s Stephen Talbott scores as Sophomore Kurt Schlangen attempts to tag him out during a doubleheader Saturday at Target Field.  The Gophers won the second game of the day, claiming two of three games in the series against the Boilermakers.

[Photo] With Twins in Toronto, Gophers open Big Ten at Target Field

April 4, 2011

Purdue’s Stephen Talbott scores as Sophomore Kurt Schlangen attempts to tag him out during a doubleheader Saturday at Target Field. The Gophers won the second game of the day, claiming two of three...

Paul Freeman, left, and Abou Amara, right, speak during a debate on Thursday at Coffman Union.

[Photo] Candidates disagree on GAPSA’s role

April 4, 2011

Paul Freeman, left, and Abou Amara, right, speak during a debate on Thursday at Coffman Union.

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Senior Sebastian Gallego returns the ball against Northwestern on Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Gophers win two straight with ease

March 28, 2011

Senior Sebastian Gallego returns the ball against Northwestern on Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Senior Sam Sonnenberg pole vaults on Tuesday during practice at the University Field House.

[Photo] All-American out of shadows at last

March 10, 2011

Senior Sam Sonnenberg pole vaults on Tuesday during practice at the University Field House.

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Senior Evy Muench, left, gets interrogated by Matt Fitzgerald before being allowed entrance to see

[Photo] From the border, students explore immigration and 'The Wall'

March 8, 2011

Senior Evy Muench, left, gets interrogated by Matt Fitzgerald before being allowed entrance to see "The Wall" on Monday at the Rarig Center. The interactive play portrays a journey that many immigrants...

Sophomore Alexa Palen  returns the ball Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Momentum grinds to a halt, at home and on road

March 7, 2011

Sophomore Alexa Palen returns the ball Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Freshman Kelly Terry drives to shoot on UMD goalie Jennifer Harss Friday at Ridder Arena.

[Photo] Lead, WCHA championship foiled by late Badgers rally

March 7, 2011

Freshman Kelly Terry drives to shoot on UMD goalie Jennifer Harss Friday at Ridder Arena.

A high school student sells four Gopher men’s hockey tickets for ten dollars apiece to scalpers on Saturday outside Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Sports, concert venues call foul on tickets bill

March 3, 2011

A high school student sells four Gopher men’s hockey tickets for ten dollars apiece to scalpers on Saturday outside Mariucci Arena.

Dan Fogler, left, and Topher Grace sing along with piano accompaniment on Wednesday Feb 9 at the Shout House in Minneapolis.  The two celebrities made an appearance promoting their new film Take Me Home Tonight, which releases March 4.

[Photo] Young Americans

March 3, 2011

Dan Fogler, left, and Topher Grace sing along with piano accompaniment on Wednesday Feb 9 at the Shout House in Minneapolis. The two celebrities made an appearance promoting their new film Take Me Home...

Nick Leddy returned home Monday to the Xcel Energy Center as a starting defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks.

[Photo] The Transition: Nick Leddy

March 2, 2011

Nick Leddy returned home Monday to the Xcel Energy Center as a starting defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Director Michael Boyd demonstrates an Italian glassblowing technique called pulling pony on Thursday at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts in Minneapolis.

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Director Michael Boyd demonstrates an Italian glassblowing technique called pulling pony on Thursday at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts in Minneapolis.