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Patrick Jeffrey, left, and Eddie Oroyan rehearse Journey on Tuesday at the Rarig Center. Journey’s world premiere will be Thursday night.

[Photo] Conference, play highlight Islam’s Western legacy

February 23, 2011

Patrick Jeffrey, left, and Eddie Oroyan rehearse Journey on Tuesday at the Rarig Center. Journey’s world premiere will be Thursday night.

Tenants were evicted from this house because the landlord’s permit to rent it had been revoked years before.

[Photo] City battles problem landlords

February 23, 2011

Tenants were evicted from this house because the landlord’s permit to rent it had been revoked years before.

Danice Cabanela, left, Josiah Laubenstein, center, and Levi Morris rehearse Journey, a play based on the 12th century Islamic novel Hay Ibn Yaqdhan, Tuesday at the Rarig Center.

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Danice Cabanela, left, Josiah Laubenstein, center, and Levi Morris rehearse Journey, a play based on the 12th century Islamic novel Hay Ibn Yaqdhan, Tuesday at the Rarig Center.

Sims of Doomtree will drop a new album during a CD release show Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Fine Line Music Cafe.

[Photo] Animal house

February 17, 2011

Sims of Doomtree will drop a new album during a CD release show Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Fine Line Music Cafe.

Ralph Sampson III takes a jump shot on Sunday against Iowa at Hawkeye-Carver arena.

[Photo] Sampson channeling inner guard for trip to Penn St.

February 17, 2011

Ralph Sampson III takes a jump shot on Sunday against Iowa at Hawkeye-Carver arena.

Trailblazer Joel Przybilla, right, guards Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kosta Koufos Monday night at the Target Center.  Przybilla left the Gophers during his sophomore year to pursue a career in the NBA.

[Photo] The Transition: Joel Przybilla

February 16, 2011

Trailblazer Joel Przybilla, right, guards Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kosta Koufos Monday night at the Target Center. Przybilla left the Gophers during his sophomore year to pursue a career in the...

Jack Ventimiglia of Housepet kicks back at his apartment on Saturday in downtown Minneapolis.

[Photo] Pet sounds

February 10, 2011

Jack Ventimiglia of Housepet kicks back at his apartment on Saturday in downtown Minneapolis.

Senior Kylie Pool rings up a customer on Tuesday at the Dinkytown Wine & Spirits.

[Photo] Dinkytown liquor store expanding

February 10, 2011

Senior Kylie Pool rings up a customer on Tuesday at the Dinkytown Wine & Spirits.

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Jeff Frane leads a mass of bikers down ‘the hill’ on Saturday at Kenwood Park during the commencement of the annual Stupor Bowl bike race.

[Photo] ‘Stupor Bowlers’ pedal bikes and pound booze

February 7, 2011

JOE MICHAUD-SCORZA, DAILY Jeff Frane leads a mass of bikers down ‘the hill’ on Saturday at Kenwood Park during the commencement of the annual Stupor Bowl bike race.

Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger shoots a layup on Sunday at the Williams Arena.  Sullinger, finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds, lead Ohio State to an 82-69 victory over the Gophers.

[Photo] No. 1 Buckeyes outclass flat Gophers

February 7, 2011

Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger shoots a layup on Sunday at the Williams Arena. Sullinger, finishing with 18 points and 13 rebounds, lead Ohio State to an 82-69 victory over the Gophers.

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Matt Prekker, left, reads a book to his 2 year old girl Erin on Tuesday at the Southeast library in Dinkytown.  Prekker brings his daughter to the library once a week and plans to continue doing so even if it changes locations.

[Photo] Mpls to turn page on U area library

February 3, 2011

Matt Prekker, left, reads a book to his 2 year old girl Erin on Tuesday at the Southeast library in Dinkytown. Prekker brings his daughter to the library once a week and plans to continue doing so even...

Stand-up comic Keith Barany demonstrates an ‘advancing hairline’ on Saturday during the Jewish Humor Festival at the Sabes Jewish Community Center.  Barany has written for major television productions such as the Emmy Awards, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and Seinfeld.

[Photo] Chomedy of the Chosen

January 20, 2011

Stand-up comic Keith Barany demonstrates an ‘advancing hairline’ on Saturday during the Jewish Humor Festival at the Sabes Jewish Community Center. Barany has written for major television productions...

Senior Steven Wagner at his desk Tuesday at Maverick Software in Stadium Village.  Maverick is a software consulting firm that employs University computer science students.

[Photo] Company ‘Ctrl+Os’ doors for students

January 19, 2011

Senior Steven Wagner at his desk Tuesday at Maverick Software in Stadium Village. Maverick is a software consulting firm that employs University computer science students.

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Midwest Skijorers Club hosts a race as part of the Arctic Fever festival in Shorewood, MN. Skijoring is a hybridization of dogsledding and cross country skiing.

Congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks with citizens while holding a “Congress on Your Corner” event on Friday at the Midtown Global Market.

[Photo] After Tucson shooting, U confident in its policies

January 18, 2011

Congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks with citizens while holding a “Congress on Your Corner” event on Friday at the Midtown Global Market.

Freshman Kyler Van Swol swims the men’s 200 butterfly against the University of Missouri on Saturday at the Aquatic Center.  Van Swol took gold in both the 200 backstroke and the 100 butterfly.

[Photo] Sluggish after Hawai’i, men and women still rout

January 16, 2011

Freshman Kyler Van Swol swims the men’s 200 butterfly against the University of Missouri on Saturday at the Aquatic Center. Van Swol took gold in both the 200 backstroke and the 100 butterfly.

Freez, right, and DJ Frey perform at Downtime Bar and Grill in Dinkytown on Saturday. Downtime will reduce its late-night music performances because of their impact on new renters in the Dinkydome building.

[Photo] Downtime pulls plug on school-night rock

October 14, 2010

Freez, right, and DJ Frey perform at Downtime Bar and Grill in Dinkytown on Saturday. Downtime will reduce its late-night music performances because of their impact on new renters in the Dinkydome building.

Solar Vehicle Project driver and material science graduate Gareth Westler wires the underbody of the 2010 solar car.

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October 14, 2010

Solar Vehicle Project driver and material science graduate Gareth Westler wires the underbody of the 2010 solar car.

The University of Minnesotas 2010 solar vehicle was built entirely by students. It weighs 180 kilograms and can reach speeds up to 80 mph.

[Photo] U solar car team takes second in 1,100 mile race

June 30, 2010

The University of Minnesota's 2010 solar vehicle was built entirely by students. It weighs 180 kilograms and can reach speeds up to 80 mph.

MCTC senior Stephanie Johnson lies in a tanning bed at Darque Tan in Stadium Village on Tuesday. A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services is part of the U.S. Senate’s health care reform proposal.

[Photo] Tanning businesses criticize proposed ‘tan tax’

January 21, 2010

MCTC senior Stephanie Johnson lies in a tanning bed at Darque Tan in Stadium Village on Tuesday. A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services is part of the U.S. Senate’s health care reform proposal.

Academic Health Center Vice President and Medical School Dean Frank Cerra takes a break on Friday in his office at the Child Rehab Center.

[Photo] Setting the Foundation

December 14, 2010

Academic Health Center Vice President and Medical School Dean Frank Cerra takes a break on Friday in his office at the Child Rehab Center.

University of Minnesota freshman Chance Ovik, left, Hamline freshman Derek Lutz, center, and St. Thomas freshman Devin Braatz prepare their campsite on Saturday outside Buffalo Wild Wings.  The three stayed until the new restaurant’s grand Monday morning.

[Photo] Students camp out amid blizzard for free wings

December 13, 2010

University of Minnesota freshman Chance Ovik, left, Hamline freshman Derek Lutz, center, and St. Thomas freshman Devin Braatz prepare their campsite on Saturday outside Buffalo Wild Wings. The three stayed...

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First year graduate student Matthew Traucht talks on Tuesday at Coffman Union about the 27 months he spent in the African country The Gambia while working with Peace Corps.

[Photo] Peace Corps sees 40-year highs

December 7, 2010

First year graduate student Matthew Traucht talks on Tuesday at Coffman Union about the 27 months he spent in the African country The Gambia while working with Peace Corps.

Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr., also known by his stage name Common, speaks to students Friday at Coffman Union.

[Photo] Common talks rap, inspiration at Coffman

December 6, 2010

Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr., also known by his stage name Common, speaks to students Friday at Coffman Union.

Junior Jessica Granquist volleys the ball on Tuesday during practice at the Sports Pavilion.  Granquist was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

[Photo] Granquist leads Gophers into NCAA tournament

December 1, 2010

Junior Jessica Granquist volleys the ball on Tuesday during practice at the Sports Pavilion. Granquist was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Sophomore MarQueis Gray runs the ball up field against the University of Iowa on Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium.

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Sophomore MarQueis Gray runs the ball up field against the University of Iowa on Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium.

First year Justin Holl handles the puck against Michigan State on Friday at the Marriucci Arena.

[Photo] Gophers split final rendition of College Hockey Showcase

November 28, 2010

First year Justin Holl handles the puck against Michigan State on Friday at the Marriucci Arena.

Sophomore MarQueis Gray embraces Interim Head Coach Jeff Horton on Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Horton: MSU loss was a turning point

November 28, 2010

Sophomore MarQueis Gray embraces Interim Head Coach Jeff Horton on Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium.

Senior D.J. Burris, left, and Junior Brandon Kirksey hold up the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after their win against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium.  It was the Gopher’s first trophy win since 2006.

[Photo] Gophers upset Iowa, claim Floyd

November 27, 2010

Senior D.J. Burris, left, and Junior Brandon Kirksey hold up the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after their win against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday at the TCF Bank Stadium. It was the Gopher’s first trophy...

Chris Hontona, left, and Chris Farstak of Food Pyramid play at the Turf Club on Saturday in St. Paul.

[Photo] Pyramid Songs

November 24, 2010

Chris Hontona, left, and Chris Farstak of Food Pyramid play at the Turf Club on Saturday in St. Paul.

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November 18, 2010

Julio Campos of El Salvador looks at work by Cuban emmigrant Antonio Guerrero at the exhibition “From My Altitude” that opened on Friday at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis.  Guerrero is currently incarcerated in Colorado for alleged acts of espionage against the United States.

[Photo] From behind bars

November 11, 2010

Julio Campos of El Salvador looks at work by Cuban emmigrant Antonio Guerrero at the exhibition “From My Altitude” that opened on Friday at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis. Guerrero is currently incarcerated...

Freshman Nate Condon races University of Wisconsin Defenseman Frankie Simonelli  for the puck Friday at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Gophers continue enigmatic ways in loss and tie with Wisconsin

November 7, 2010

Freshman Nate Condon races University of Wisconsin Defenseman Frankie Simonelli for the puck Friday at Mariucci Arena.

The Minnesota Underwater Hockey Club scrimmages at the University Aquatic Center on Sunday.

[Photo] Underwater hockey breaks ice at U

November 4, 2010

The Minnesota Underwater Hockey Club scrimmages at the University Aquatic Center on Sunday.

Gophers junior setter Stephanie Nucci plays against Wisconsin Sunday at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Star setter is already a UCLA grad

October 25, 2010

Gophers junior setter Stephanie Nucci plays against Wisconsin Sunday at the Sports Pavilion.

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Professor Joel Weinsheimer stands in a courtyard outside Lind Hall on Tuesday.

[Photo] U prof makes weekly trek from Georgia

October 21, 2010

Professor Joel Weinsheimer stands in a courtyard outside Lind Hall on Tuesday.

Gophers senior forward Jacob Cepis maneuvers around University of Nebraska at Omaha’s defenseman Bryce Aneloski Friday at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] WCHA's first weekend: A look back

October 18, 2010

Gophers senior forward Jacob Cepis maneuvers around University of Nebraska at Omaha’s defenseman Bryce Aneloski Friday at Mariucci Arena.

Beekeeping veteran Ted Olson, left, explains techniques for recovering honeycomb from homegrown beehives at the Bell Museum of Natural History on Saturday.

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Beekeeping veteran Ted Olson, left, explains techniques for recovering honeycomb from homegrown beehives at the Bell Museum of Natural History on Saturday.

Melissa Machkhashvili examines a representation of a bee’s life at a beekeeping class held at the Bell Museum of Natural History on Saturday.

[Photo] U beekeeping course attracts many

October 18, 2010

Melissa Machkhashvili examines a representation of a bee’s life at a beekeeping class held at the Bell Museum of Natural History on Saturday.

The University of Minnesota Marching Band practices at the TCF Bank Stadium Tuesday

[Photo] Marching band has no time to catch its breath

October 13, 2010

The University of Minnesota Marching Band practices at the TCF Bank Stadium Tuesday

Junior Nico Sacchetti carries the puck into a wrap around behind the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s goal Friday at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] WCHA play begins this weekend

October 12, 2010

Junior Nico Sacchetti carries the puck into a wrap around behind the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s goal Friday at Mariucci Arena.

Junior Nico Sacchetti carries the puck into a wrap around behind the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s goal Friday at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Barriball gets hat trick in weekend sweep

October 10, 2010

Junior Nico Sacchetti carries the puck into a wrap around behind the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s goal Friday at Mariucci Arena.

Chandrashaker Bhagwandin drives his tri axel dump truck on highway 52 early Tuesday morning.

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Chandrashaker Bhagwandin drives his tri axel dump truck on highway 52 early Tuesday morning.

Chandrashaker Bhagwandin dumps a load of road material from the Central Corridor construction site in Inver Grove Heights on Tuesday.

[Photo] City to bolster contracting with minority groups

October 6, 2010

Chandrashaker Bhagwandin dumps a load of road material from the Central Corridor construction site in Inver Grove Heights on Tuesday.

Dr. Steven Rothman holds a device that he designed to be placed on the brain of patients with epilepsy Monday at the Medical Devices Center in Shepherd Laboratories.  The device identifies and cools problematic areas of the brain to prevent seizures.

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Dr. Steven Rothman holds a device that he designed to be placed on the brain of patients with epilepsy Monday at the Medical Devices Center in Shepherd Laboratories. The device identifies and cools problematic...

Graduate student and Medical Devices Center lab supervisor Lucas Harder watches a recording on a 3D surgical observation television Monday in Shepherd Laboratories.  The TV receives live 3D video via fiber optics from surgeries being preformed across the university.

[Photo] From research to the real world

October 5, 2010

Graduate student and Medical Devices Center lab supervisor Lucas Harder watches a recording on a 3D surgical observation television Monday in Shepherd Laboratories. The TV receives live 3D video via fiber...

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Dancers practice behind closed curtains as stagehands cover the stage with two tons of water during the second intermission of Tania Pérez-Salas’ Waters of Forgetfulness Friday at Northrop Auditorium.

[Photo] Northrop stage flooded for show

September 27, 2010

Dancers practice behind closed curtains as stagehands cover the stage with two tons of water during the second intermission of Tania Pérez-Salas’ Waters of Forgetfulness Friday at Northrop Auditorium.

Jessica Sundin, a University clerical worker, speaks in front of her home, the site of an FBI raid, on Friday.

[Photo] FBI raids homes of U staff

September 27, 2010

Jessica Sundin, a University clerical worker, speaks in front of her home, the site of an FBI raid, on Friday.