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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.

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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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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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August 9, 2011

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.

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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July 27, 2011

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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July 27, 2011

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

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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July 27, 2011

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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July 27, 2011

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.

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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July 6, 2011

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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June 22, 2011

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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June 22, 2011

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.