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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.

The current layout of clinics within the Phillips-Wangensteen Building is not conducive for the workflow of physicians, residents and nurses. The University of Minnesota Medical School, the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview will partner to fund a new site.

[Photo] Letter: UMN Nursing School's change in transfer option is weeding out diversity

May 1, 2017

The current layout of clinics within the Phillips-Wangensteen Building is not conducive for the workflow of physicians, residents and nurses. The University of Minnesota Medical School, the University...

Romney supporters gather in front of a screen airing Fox News to watch as states declared their election results Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.

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May 1, 2017

Romney supporters gather in front of a screen airing Fox News to watch as states declared their election results Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.

College students from the Patrick Henry College, located in Virginia, sit in front of GOP signs Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn. The three students are all leaders from the Generation Joshua Student Action Team sent to mobilize voters across the United States.

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May 1, 2017

College students from the Patrick Henry College, located in Virginia, sit in front of GOP signs Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn. The three students are all leaders from the...

Kurt Bills, former candidate for U.S. Senate against Amy Klobuchar, gives a concession speech Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.

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May 1, 2017

Kurt Bills, former candidate for U.S. Senate against Amy Klobuchar, gives a concession speech Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.

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May 1, 2017

Members of Da Band play a song for "Bloomington's finest," Sergeant D. Otterness and the Bloomington Police Department, in the lobby of the Bloomington Hilton on Tuesday at the GOP election night party...

Evonne Bak, left, and Kristin Ostrander watch Fox News as doubt is cast on whether the election can be officially declared Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn..

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May 1, 2017

Evonne Bak, left, and Kristin Ostrander watch Fox News as doubt is cast on whether the election can be officially declared Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.. "I still hold on...

Jorgelina Melendez waits as election results come in on Fox News on Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn. Melendez moved from Ohio two months ago and voted republican in Minnesota.

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May 1, 2017

Jorgelina Melendez waits as election results come in on Fox News on Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn. Melendez moved from Ohio two months ago and voted republican in Minnesota.

Flow, an artificial cadaver in the wet lab of the Medical Devices Center, is used by fellows to test medical device prototypes. The Medical Devices Center is moving from Shepherd Laboratories to the renovated building of the former Mayo parking garage.

[Photo] Medical Device Center plans $2.2M expansion

August 8, 2012

Flow, an artificial cadaver in the wet lab of the Medical Devices Center, is used by fellows to test medical device prototypes. The Medical Devices Center is moving from Shepherd Laboratories to the renovated...

Dark chocolate and dark beer fuse together to make a rich chocolate beer cake topped with powdered sugar and a beer caramel sauce.

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August 8, 2012

Dark chocolate and dark beer fuse together to make a rich chocolate beer cake topped with powdered sugar and a beer caramel sauce.

Beer-battered yellow cauliflower create convenient treats for watching the Olympics. The beer batter, which can be used on more than just vegetables, is made of beer, onion, carrot, flour and salt.

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August 8, 2012

Beer-battered yellow cauliflower create convenient treats for watching the Olympics. The beer batter, which can be used on more than just vegetables, is made of beer, onion, carrot, flour and salt.

Chicken covered in a light beer sauce enhances the flavors of garlic, lemon and a spice rub that coats the dish.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Beer-lympics Special

August 6, 2012

Chicken covered in a light beer sauce enhances the flavors of garlic, lemon and a spice rub that coats the dish.

Canae Weiss, who plays the character of a deaf dancer named Abby, signs Sunday at the Cowles Center during rehearsal of the musical “Silence.” The performance features a cast of actors that sign, speak, sing and interpret.

[Photo] Break the silence

August 1, 2012

Canae Weiss, who plays the character of a deaf dancer named Abby, signs Sunday at the Cowles Center during rehearsal of the musical “Silence.” The performance features a cast of actors that sign, speak,...

The Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, a mass garbage incinerator in downtown Minneapolis, wants to increase the waste burned daily by 212 tons. The move has faced opposition from neighborhood groups and residents.

[Photo] Garbage-burning controversy remains at a standstill

August 1, 2012

The Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, a mass garbage incinerator in downtown Minneapolis, wants to increase the waste burned daily by 212 tons. The move has faced opposition from neighborhood groups and...

Pottery artist Chuck Solberg preps a batch of clay in his studio Monday. Solberg moved his studio to 2010 E. Hennepin Ave. two years ago after he was forced to move out of his space at Raymond and University avenues due to light-rail construction.

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August 1, 2012

Pottery artist Chuck Solberg preps a batch of clay in his studio Monday. Solberg moved his studio to 2010 E. Hennepin Ave. two years ago after he was forced to move out of his space at Raymond and University...

Sculptor and fabricator Asa Hoyt welds legs onto an outdoor fireplace unit Monday in his studio space at 2010 E. Hennepin Ave. Hoyt collaborates with other artists in the building on specific projects.

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August 1, 2012

Sculptor and fabricator Asa Hoyt welds legs onto an outdoor fireplace unit Monday in his studio space at 2010 E. Hennepin Ave. Hoyt collaborates with other artists in the building on specific projects.

Luthier Milo Tupy adjusts the bridge of a double bass Friday at Quinn Violins, another building part of the 2010 E. Hennepin Ave. building complex. Quinn Violins sits one floor below what's been rumored as having once been “Betty Crocker’s kitchen.”

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August 1, 2012

Luthier Milo Tupy adjusts the bridge of a double bass Friday at Quinn Violins, another building part of the 2010 E. Hennepin Ave. building complex. Quinn Violins sits one floor below what's been rumored...

Charissa Peterson shapes a bulb of molten glass into a bowl Thursday at FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts. FOCI, located in a building complex that used to be a General Mills research and development complex, is the only open studio for glass blowing in Minnesota where hobbyists can take classes and rent studio time.

[Photo] An arts haven on Hennepin

August 1, 2012

Charissa Peterson shapes a bulb of molten glass into a bowl Thursday at FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts. FOCI, located in a building complex that used to be a General Mills research and development...

Artist Wang Ping holds a thread of flags containing art and poetry over the Mississippi River, made by people along the river, Monday. Ping will be holding her exhibit “Kinship of Rivers” this Saturday at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. The exhibit is part of the ongoing project joining the Mississippi River and the Yangtze River through collective art and ideas.

[Photo] Rolling on the river

July 25, 2012

Artist Wang Ping holds a thread of flags containing art and poetry over the Mississippi River, made by people along the river, Monday. Ping will be holding her exhibit “Kinship of Rivers” this Saturday...

Cherries, yellow zucchini, apples, plums, pineapple chunks and blueberries make two servings of bright, tart juice.

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July 25, 2012

Cherries, yellow zucchini, apples, plums, pineapple chunks and blueberries make two servings of bright, tart juice.

A vibrant ruby-red breakfast juice is made from blueberries, pineapple, apples, plums, yellow zucchini and cherries. The ingredients are put through a juicer to separate the juice from the pulp.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Juice on the Loose

July 25, 2012

A vibrant ruby-red breakfast juice is made from blueberries, pineapple, apples, plums, yellow zucchini and cherries. The ingredients are put through a juicer to separate the juice from the pulp.

David Bedford, a University of Minnesota apple-breeding research scientist, samples a Mantet apple that is almost ripe for picking Monday at the Horticultural Research Center near Victoria, Minn. Bedford samples thousands of naturally bred apple varieties every season to determine their potential to be put on the consumer market.

[Photo] First genetically-modified, non-browning apple spurs debate

July 25, 2012

David Bedford, a University of Minnesota apple-breeding research scientist, samples a Mantet apple that is almost ripe for picking Monday at the Horticultural Research Center near Victoria, Minn. Bedford...

University of Minnesota wrestling and student alum Joe Nord, left, demonstrates a move to young wrestlers of the J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camp on Wednesday at the Gibson-Nagurski football complex.

[Photo] Up-and-coming grapplers brave J Robinson’s intensive camp

July 18, 2012

University of Minnesota wrestling and student alum Joe Nord, left, demonstrates a move to young wrestlers of the J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camp on Wednesday at the Gibson-Nagurski football complex.

Dirty Beaches, also known by his real name Alex Zhang Huntai, performs the first set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

[Photo] Interview: Dirty Beaches

July 18, 2012

Dirty Beaches, also known by his real name Alex Zhang Huntai, performs the first set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

Fresh berries picked from the Berry Patch in Forest Lake, Minn. can be used to make seasonal favorites such as raspberry cornbread muffins and raspberry freezer jam. Due to this season's unusually warm weather, the raspberries in Minnesota are ripening three weeks ahead of schedule.

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July 18, 2012

Fresh berries picked from the Berry Patch in Forest Lake, Minn. can be used to make seasonal favorites such as raspberry cornbread muffins and raspberry freezer jam. Due to this season's unusually warm...

Riley Gorman, Lauren Wachter and Ava McCarron pick raspberries at the Berry Patch in Forest Lake, Minn.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Raspberry road-trip

July 18, 2012

Riley Gorman, Lauren Wachter and Ava McCarron pick raspberries at the Berry Patch in Forest Lake, Minn.

Parents Bill and Lisa Roe watch Thee Oh Sees with their 3-year-old daughter Ronnie and their 2-month-old son Arthur on Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. The Roes own a Chicago-based record label named Trouble in Mind.

[Photo] Baby boomers

July 18, 2012

Parents Bill and Lisa Roe watch Thee Oh Sees with their 3-year-old daughter Ronnie and their 2-month-old son Arthur on Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. The Roes own a Chicago-based record...

Ashley Majer, a nutrition undergraduate at St. Catherine University, studies Friday at Hard Times Cafe. Majer says she chooses to study there because she doesn’t “feel so alone when doing homework.”

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July 18, 2012

Ashley Majer, a nutrition undergraduate at St. Catherine University, studies Friday at Hard Times Cafe. Majer says she chooses to study there because she doesn’t “feel so alone when doing homework.”

Cook Nickolas Kimble, left, and barista Arik Xist work a shift Friday at Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis. The cafe has been operating as a collective for 20 years.

[Photo] Hard Times to close its doors for remodel

July 11, 2012

Cook Nickolas Kimble, left, and barista Arik Xist work a shift Friday at Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis. The cafe has been operating as a collective for 20 years.

Fourteen-year-old Abdirahman Abdulahi defends the ball during a basketball tournament Monday at the Brian Coyle Center. Monday’s events were part of the Youth Awareness Week organized by the Cedar Riverside Youth Council and partnering organizations.

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July 11, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Abdirahman Abdulahi defends the ball during a basketball tournament Monday at the Brian Coyle Center. Monday’s events were part of the Youth Awareness Week organized by the Cedar Riverside...

Members of the Cedar Riverside Youth Council meet Friday at the Brian Coyle Center to discuss events for Youth Awareness Week. The council, made up of 13- to21-year-olds, collaborated with other organizations to plan events focused on youth issues and community.

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July 11, 2012

Members of the Cedar Riverside Youth Council meet Friday at the Brian Coyle Center to discuss events for Youth Awareness Week. The council, made up of 13- to21-year-olds, collaborated with other organizations...

Cedar Riverside Youth Council member Kowsar Abdi, second from the right, supervises the chalk drawing station Monday outside the Brian Coyle Center. The CRYC organized the field day Monday as part of a week of events that for Youth Awareness Week.

[Photo] Minneapolis police create new division for community outreach

March 23, 2017

Cedar Riverside Youth Council member Kowsar Abdi, second from the right, supervises the chalk drawing station Monday outside the Brian Coyle Center. The CRYC organized the field day Monday as part of a...

Gail Baerg from Brooklyn Park reaches the end of “81 Minutes: After the Bridge Collapsed” exhibit Sunday at the Firefighters Hall and Museum in Northeast Minneapolis. The exhibit takes visitors from minute 0 to 81 following the collapse of the I-35W bridge five years ago.

[Photo] For the fighters

July 11, 2012

Gail Baerg from Brooklyn Park reaches the end of “81 Minutes: After the Bridge Collapsed” exhibit Sunday at the Firefighters Hall and Museum in Northeast Minneapolis. The exhibit takes visitors from...

CJ Smith (cq/gophersports) swims during practice June 22 at the University Aquatic Center. Smith placed 13th in the 1500-meter freestyle Sunday at the U.S. Olympic trials and missed the final by five places.

[Photo] Swimmers’ Olympic run ends with surprising disappointment

July 3, 2012

CJ Smith (cq/gophersports) swims during practice June 22 at the University Aquatic Center. Smith placed 13th in the 1500-meter freestyle Sunday at the U.S. Olympic trials and missed the final by five places.

Mary Ann Milton (cq/source), owner of Milton Investment Company, sits in the courtyard of Milton Square on Monday in St. Anthony Park in St. Paul. Milton bought the property in 1957 and has since been the owner and developer.

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July 3, 2012

Mary Ann Milton (cq/source), owner of Milton Investment Company, sits in the courtyard of Milton Square on Monday in St. Anthony Park in St. Paul. Milton bought the property in 1957 and has since been...

Judi Steltzner, left, and her daughter Gretchen Funk browse books Saturday afternoon at Micawber's Books in St. Paul. The bookstore is part of the

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July 3, 2012

Judi Steltzner, left, and her daughter Gretchen Funk browse books Saturday afternoon at Micawber's Books in St. Paul. The bookstore is part of the "destination shops" located in Milton Sq.

Angella Hanson and her son Douglas sip tea and nibble pastries on Thursday at Lady Elegant's Tea Room & Gift Shoppe in Milton Sq. Hanson brought her son to the tea room to celebrate his ninth birthday.

[Photo] Milton Square: an ‘unfound treasure’ in St. Paul

July 3, 2012

Angella Hanson and her son Douglas sip tea and nibble pastries on Thursday at Lady Elegant's Tea Room & Gift Shoppe in Milton Sq. Hanson brought her son to the tea room to celebrate his ninth birthday.

Odin is a research unmanned aerial vehicle and the precursor to Thor.

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July 3, 2012

Odin is a research unmanned aerial vehicle and the precursor to Thor.

Aerospace engineering and mechanics doctoral candidate Andrei Dorobantu checks the inner hardware of research plane Thor Friday at a hobby field in Anoka, Minn., during experimental flight tests.

[Photo] U aerospace lab explores civilian uses for drones

July 3, 2012

Aerospace engineering and mechanics doctoral candidate Andrei Dorobantu checks the inner hardware of research plane Thor Friday at a hobby field in Anoka, Minn., during experimental flight tests.

University Athletic Director Norwood Teague (cq/web) at his office Friday in the Bierman Athletic Complex. Teague, who has been on the job for a week and a half, is still settling into his new role and his new office.

[Photo] Teague talks facilities, first week at U

June 27, 2012

University Athletic Director Norwood Teague (cq/web) at his office Friday in the Bierman Athletic Complex. Teague, who has been on the job for a week and a half, is still settling into his new role and...

Ashley Steenvoorden (cq/gophersports) swims during practice Friday at the Aquatic Center. Steenvoorden will compete in the 200, 400 and 800 meter freestyles at the U.S. Olympic trials.

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June 27, 2012

Ashley Steenvoorden (cq/gophersports) swims during practice Friday at the Aquatic Center. Steenvoorden will compete in the 200, 400 and 800 meter freestyles at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Haley Spencer swims during practice Friday at the Aquatic Center. Spencer is competing in the 100 and 200 meter great stokes at the U.S. Olympic trials.

[Photo] 32 Gophers swimmers vie for Olympic berth

June 27, 2012

Haley Spencer swims during practice Friday at the Aquatic Center. Spencer is competing in the 100 and 200 meter great stokes at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Darrin Mercil, owner of Mercil's Campus Auto Repair, helps an employee work on a car Thursday at the shop in Stadium Village.

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June 27, 2012

Darrin Mercil, owner of Mercil's Campus Auto Repair, helps an employee work on a car Thursday at the shop in Stadium Village.

Keith Mercil (cq/source) works the front of the shop at Mercil's Campus Auto Repair on Thursday in Stadium Village. Keith Mercil, former owner and now retired, still comes into the shop to help his son Darrin do odd jobs

[Photo] Student apartments to displace Mercil’s in Stadium Village

June 22, 2012

Keith Mercil (cq/source) works the front of the shop at Mercil's Campus Auto Repair on Thursday in Stadium Village. Keith Mercil, former owner and now retired, still comes into the shop to help his son...

Charles Moore, a security officer with the Riverside Services Office, greets residents as he patrols Riverside Plaza on Monday. Moore said the creation of the Safety Center will strengthen the relationship between the community and the police.

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June 22, 2012

Charles Moore, a security officer with the Riverside Services Office, greets residents as he patrols Riverside Plaza on Monday. Moore said the creation of the Safety Center will strengthen the relationship...

Minneapolis Police Department crime prevention specialist Carla Nielson, right, meets with Sherman Associates Inc. employees Friday at new MPD Safety Center located inside Riverside Plaza. From left to right, Abdi Nassan, Tim Frost, Justin Teal and Charles Little discuss plans with Nielson for National Night Out, a community building event held in the neighborhood.

[Photo] New safety center bridges police-community gap

June 20, 2012

Minneapolis Police Department crime prevention specialist Carla Nielson, right, meets with Sherman Associates Inc. employees Friday at new MPD Safety Center located inside Riverside Plaza. From left to...