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Minnesota forward Joey King goes up to block a shot at the game against Indiana on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Elite forward Harrell to challenge King

November 13, 2014

Minnesota forward Joey King goes up to block a shot at the game against Indiana on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Williams Arena.

Members of local funk and hip-hop group ZuluZuluu rehearse in a basement practice space on Monday night.

[Photo] The mothership connection

August 6, 2014

Members of local funk and hip-hop group ZuluZuluu rehearse in a basement practice space on Monday night.

Members of local band Some Pulp rehearse on Friday. Some Pulp will play at FMLY Fest this weekend.

[Photo] A little bit of this, a little bit of that

August 6, 2014

Members of local band Some Pulp rehearse on Friday. Some Pulp will play at FMLY Fest this weekend.

Local artist Perci Chester describes the installation of her latest gallery of sculptures and prints at the Traffic Zone for Visual Art on Monday.

[Photo] Playing with gravity

August 6, 2014

Local artist Perci Chester describes the installation of her latest gallery of sculptures and prints at the Traffic Zone for Visual Art on Monday.

College of Science and Engineering Dean Steven Crouch meets with faculty members at Walter Library on Monday. Crouch has served as the college's dean for nine years.

[Photo] Dean turnover affects colleges

August 6, 2014

College of Science and Engineering Dean Steven Crouch meets with faculty members at Walter Library on Monday. Crouch has served as the college's dean for nine years.

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[Photo] U community finds Fringe home

July 30, 2014

The cast of "Crime and Punishment," a drama featured in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, rehearses at the Soap Factory on Sunday.

University President Eric Kaler voices his position on the lightrail, the smoking ban, and other campus issues during an interview in his office on Thursday.

[Photo] Kaler talks light-rail safety, NFL games

July 23, 2014

University President Eric Kaler voices his position on the lightrail, the smoking ban, and other campus issues during an interview in his office on Thursday.

Alyssa Melco, senior kinesiology student, uses a Polar FT40 heart rate monitor watch during a workout on Thursday at the University Recreation & Wellness Center.  She uses the watch primarily during interval workouts to track her heart rate training zones.

[Photo] Fitness devices aid U exercise initiative

July 23, 2014

Alyssa Melco, senior kinesiology student, uses a Polar FT40 heart rate monitor watch during a workout on Thursday at the University Recreation & Wellness Center. She uses the watch primarily during interval...

Team members of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project raise the shell of the completed solar car on the St. Paul campus on Tuesday, to reveal its interior for bystanders. The UMNSVP will race its solar car in an international race starting next Monday.

[Photo] Solar car charged up for cross-country race

July 16, 2014

Team members of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project raise the shell of the completed solar car on the St. Paul campus on Tuesday, to reveal its interior for bystanders. The UMNSVP will race...

Adjunct professor Akhouri Sinha views a picture of human cells at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Monday. Sinha volunteers five days a week doing research on prostate cancer at the VA Medical Center.

[Photo] At 81, professor still pioneers research

July 16, 2014

Adjunct professor Akhouri Sinha views a picture of human cells at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Monday. Sinha volunteers five days a week doing research on prostate cancer at the VA...

Graduate student in the ecology, evolution and behavior department Maria Rebolleda-Gomez researches in her lab in Snyder Hall on St. Paul campus on Thursday. In her research she studies both biology and philosophy.

[Photo] Cross-program research suffers from funding woes

July 16, 2014

Graduate student in the ecology, evolution and behavior department Maria Rebolleda-Gomez researches in her lab in Snyder Hall on St. Paul campus on Thursday. In her research she studies both biology and...

Local photographer Eric William Carroll poses with pieces of his new exhibit,

[Photo] Right in the G.U.T.

July 16, 2014

Local photographer Eric William Carroll poses with pieces of his new exhibit, "G.U.T Feeling, Vol. 2," which will open at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on July 17.

Dan Hnilicka, interpretive naturalist at the Raptor Center, feeds a bald eagle after measuring its weight on Thursday.

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July 16, 2014

Dan Hnilicka, interpretive naturalist at the Raptor Center, feeds a bald eagle after measuring its weight on Thursday.

Sparks fly as a construction worker works on a walkway on the East Bank on Monday.

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July 16, 2014

Sparks fly as a construction worker works on a walkway on the East Bank on Monday.

Local band France Camp pose for a portrait in Minneapolis on Sunday.

[Photo] Party like a rockstar

July 9, 2014

Local band France Camp pose for a portrait in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Assistant professor and lead researcher Anindya Bagchi views slides through a fluorescent microscope as other researchers gather around in Bagchi's lab Thursday in ___.

[Photo] Cancer researchers seek more funding

July 9, 2014

Assistant professor and lead researcher Anindya Bagchi views slides through a fluorescent microscope as other researchers gather around in Bagchi's lab Thursday in ___.

Minneapolis sculptor Rebecca Krinke and painter Duane Ditty carry a painting while installing their new exhibit

[Photo] Figuring out fallout

July 2, 2014

Minneapolis sculptor Rebecca Krinke and painter Duane Ditty carry a painting while installing their new exhibit "Incident" at the Rosalux Gallery on Monday.

University professor Benjamin Munson and his partner Kevin Burk look through used books at the Twin Cities Pride festival Saturday.  Munson and Burk received domestic partnership benefits before they got married last summer.

[Photo] University employees won’t receive benefits for same-sex domestic partners next year

July 2, 2014

University professor Benjamin Munson and his partner Kevin Burk look through used books at the Twin Cities Pride festival Saturday. Munson and Burk received domestic partnership benefits before they got...

Old Chevrolets sit in the 100-acre yard of French Lake Auto Parts in Annandale on Friday. French Lake Auto Parts has thousands of cars dating back to the 1920s.

[Photo] Derelict auto heaven

July 2, 2014

Old Chevrolets sit in the 100-acre yard of French Lake Auto Parts in Annandale on Friday. French Lake Auto Parts has thousands of cars dating back to the 1920s.

Lekresha Sears lays in the grass with friends at the Twin Cities Pride festival at Loring Park on Saturday.

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July 2, 2014

Lekresha Sears lays in the grass with friends at the Twin Cities Pride festival at Loring Park on Saturday.

A rainbow flag is held up during the Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis on Sunday.

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July 2, 2014

A rainbow flag is held up during the Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Performer Prada Dior smokes a cigarette before her performance on the Stonewall Stage at the Twin Cities Pride festival at Loring Park on Saturday.

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July 2, 2014

Performer Prada Dior smokes a cigarette before her performance on the Stonewall Stage at the Twin Cities Pride festival at Loring Park on Saturday.

A float passes during the Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis on Sunday.

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July 2, 2014

A float passes during the Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Children eagerly pick up candy left by paraders at the Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis on Sunday.

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July 2, 2014

Children eagerly pick up candy left by paraders at the Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Performer Kamen Ader-Love lip syncs and dances on the Stonewall Stage at the Twin Cities Pride festival at Loring Park on Saturday.

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July 2, 2014

Performer Kamen Ader-Love lip syncs and dances on the Stonewall Stage at the Twin Cities Pride festival at Loring Park on Saturday.

Researcher and neuroscience professor David Redish poses with one of his test subjects in front of a lego maze that is part of current behavioral studies with rats, at his lab in the molecular biology building on Thursday.

[Photo] U rat regret research will expand to humans

June 25, 2014

Researcher and neuroscience professor David Redish poses with one of his test subjects in front of a lego maze that is part of current behavioral studies with rats, at his lab in the molecular biology...

Angie Oase of the band Pennyroyal poses with her bike on Sunday. Pennyroyal will be playing at Twin Cities Pride on June 28th. In addition, Oase plans on riding her bike with Dykes on Bikes, a lesbian motorcycle club, during the parade at Pride.

[Photo] The pride of Pennyroyal

June 25, 2014

Angie Oase of the band Pennyroyal poses with her bike on Sunday. Pennyroyal will be playing at Twin Cities Pride on June 28th. In addition, Oase plans on riding her bike with Dykes on Bikes, a lesbian...

Local psychedelic rock band Crimes outside of their rehearsal space in Minneapolis on Thursday.

[Photo] Crime wave

June 25, 2014

Local psychedelic rock band Crimes outside of their rehearsal space in Minneapolis on Thursday.

Lindsey Miller woodchips the paths at the Display and Trial Garden on the St. Paul campus on Monday. Miller is a summer intern and spends 40 hours a week working on the garden.

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June 20, 2014

Lindsey Miller woodchips the paths at the Display and Trial Garden on the St. Paul campus on Monday. Miller is a summer intern and spends 40 hours a week working on the garden.

Katie Gallagher, designer at the University of Minnesota Extension, sits on a bench in the sun on the St. Paul campus on Monday.

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June 20, 2014

Katie Gallagher, designer at the University of Minnesota Extension, sits on a bench in the sun on the St. Paul campus on Monday.

Principal investigator Mustapha Ezzeddine and co-principal investigator Michelle Biros of StrokeNet at the University meet in the Neurology Clinic on campus on Friday.

[Photo] U researchers work to strengthen stroke care

June 18, 2014

Principal investigator Mustapha Ezzeddine and co-principal investigator Michelle Biros of StrokeNet at the University meet in the Neurology Clinic on campus on Friday.

Researcher Rita Jha prepares a kidney sample extract to test for cytoplasmic and nucleoid tissue as part of Dr. Kalpna Gupta's research. Part of Dr. Gupta's research involves testing the analgesic properties of cannabinoids found in marijuana, specifically for the treatment of pain in patients with sickle cell anemia.

[Photo] Medical marijuana could treat pain caused by sickle cell disease

June 11, 2014

Researcher Rita Jha prepares a kidney sample extract to test for cytoplasmic and nucleoid tissue as part of Dr. Kalpna Gupta's research. Part of Dr. Gupta's research involves testing the analgesic properties...

Graduate student in the applied plant science program Clemon Dabney III observes his crops in one of his plots on St. Paul campus. Dabney grows several varieties of grasses and hybridizes them to observe various favorable phenotypic differences.

[Photo] Grad school works to grow black student population

June 11, 2014

Graduate student in the applied plant science program Clemon Dabney III observes his crops in one of his plots on St. Paul campus. Dabney grows several varieties of grasses and hybridizes them to observe...

A rack of cassettes, mostly Moon Glyph releases, on display at the Minneapolis Electric Fetus.

[Photo] Fly me to the moon

June 11, 2014

A rack of cassettes, mostly Moon Glyph releases, on display at the Minneapolis Electric Fetus.

A student descends the stairs in a construction area of Keller Hall on Sunday.

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June 11, 2014

A student descends the stairs in a construction area of Keller Hall on Sunday.

Paul Abbott and Janice Ott stroll through the Weisman Art Museum on Sunday.

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June 11, 2014

Paul Abbott and Janice Ott stroll through the Weisman Art Museum on Sunday.

Founder of Forged Artifacts Matt Linden displays  the label's most recent vinyl release, Between Themselves by Gloss, outside of his home on Friday. Linden started the label in 2012

[Photo] Unearthing buried treasure

June 4, 2014

Founder of Forged Artifacts Matt Linden displays the label's most recent vinyl release, Between Themselves by Gloss, outside of his home on Friday. Linden started the label in 2012

Wiz Khalifa performs at Soundset at Canterbury Park on Sunday. Wiz Khalifa's appearance was a relief for fans after worries that he wouldn't make his set because of an early morning arrest in Texas.

[Photo] A bigger, badder Soundset

May 28, 2014

Wiz Khalifa performs at Soundset at Canterbury Park on Sunday. Wiz Khalifa's appearance was a relief for fans after worries that he wouldn't make his set because of an early morning arrest in Texas.

Senior political science major and sorority member Mary Carlson and president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and senior graphic design major Nate Wong show Mary's room for the summer in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house.

[Photo] Sororities clear out for the summer

May 28, 2014

Senior political science major and sorority member Mary Carlson and president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and senior graphic design major Nate Wong show Mary's room for the summer in the Beta Theta Pi...

Chris Clarke of Boo Williams guards the ball during the game against BABC during the Elite Youth Basketball League Session No. 4 on Saturday at the High Performance Academy.

[Photo] Recruit Clarke visits on AAU stop

May 28, 2014

Chris Clarke of Boo Williams guards the ball during the game against BABC during the Elite Youth Basketball League Session No. 4 on Saturday at the High Performance Academy.

Chris Clarke of Boo Williams guards the ball during the game against BABC during the Elite Youth Basketball League Session No. 4 on Saturday at the High Performance Academy.

[Photo] Gophers recruit uses AAU stop to see Minnesota

May 25, 2014

Chris Clarke of Boo Williams guards the ball during the game against BABC during the Elite Youth Basketball League Session No. 4 on Saturday at the High Performance Academy.

Minnesota infielder Tyler Walker throws to the pitcher during the game against North Dakota State at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday. This game, part of the NCAA Regional Tournament, resulted in a 4-1 win by the Gophers.

[Photo] With super regional berth, an unprecedented season

May 28, 2014

Minnesota infielder Tyler Walker throws to the pitcher during the game against North Dakota State at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday. This game, part of the NCAA Regional Tournament, resulted in a...

#1. An assembled view of the Nerf Maverick REV-6.
#2. An inside view of the Nerf Maverick REV-6 after removing the outer shell. 
#3. All firing mechanisms of the Nerf Maverick REV-6 displayed with cocking mechanism on the far left and the magazine on the far right.
#4. An isolated view of the magazine separated into the dart housing and air restrictors.

[Photo] It's Nerf modding or nothin'

May 8, 2014

#1. An assembled view of the Nerf Maverick REV-6. #2. An inside view of the Nerf Maverick REV-6 after removing the outer shell. #3. All firing mechanisms of the Nerf Maverick REV-6 displayed with cocking...

Emily Ruiz sorts books with office specialist James Ruiz at the Hennepin County Southeast Library on Tuesday.

[Photo] Southeast Library's future looks bright

May 8, 2014

Emily Ruiz sorts books with office specialist James Ruiz at the Hennepin County Southeast Library on Tuesday.

Minnesota freshman Sara Groenewegen plays against Penn State at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

[Photo] Minnesota prepares for Big Tens

May 8, 2014

Minnesota freshman Sara Groenewegen plays against Penn State at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Osmo Vanska, director of the Minnesota Orchestra, poses for a portrait outside of Northrop Hall on Thursday. May 1 marked the first day of his two-year contract to return as music director for the Minnesota Orchestra after a 16-month musician lockout.

[Photo] Conductor in chief

May 8, 2014

Osmo Vanska, director of the Minnesota Orchestra, poses for a portrait outside of Northrop Hall on Thursday. May 1 marked the first day of his two-year contract to return as music director for the Minnesota...

Alex Amann, also known as DJ Cfans, does live mixing in his bedroom on Saturday. Amann graduated with a B.A in food science and is now pursuing a graduate degree at the University with the asperation of becoming a flavorist.

[Photo] The sound of CFANS

May 7, 2014

Alex Amann, also known as DJ Cfans, does live mixing in his bedroom on Saturday. Amann graduated with a B.A in food science and is now pursuing a graduate degree at the University with the asperation of...

Marion Delgado, supporter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, waves a flag displaying a marijuana leaf in in preparation to march in the 40th Annual MayDay Parade in Minneapolis on Sunday.

[Photo] Medical marijuana inches forward

May 5, 2014

Marion Delgado, supporter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, waves a flag displaying a marijuana leaf in in preparation to march in the 40th Annual MayDay Parade in Minneapolis...

Barbara Saunders eats outside of Kafe 421 in Dinkytown on Sunday. City lawmakers are considering expanding outdoor marketing and sales for area businesses.

[Photo] Minneapolis to consider sidewalk sales

May 5, 2014

Barbara Saunders eats outside of Kafe 421 in Dinkytown on Sunday. City lawmakers are considering expanding outdoor marketing and sales for area businesses.