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Minnesota middle blocker Ariana Filho drives the ball against Washington Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.

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Minnesota middle blocker Ariana Filho drives the ball against Washington Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota libero Jessica Grandquist celebrates a point against Washington Saturday at the Sports Pavilion. Minnesota beat Washington in five sets and will advance to the NCAA regionals.

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Minnesota libero Jessica Grandquist celebrates a point against Washington Saturday at the Sports Pavilion. Minnesota beat Washington in five sets and will advance to the NCAA regionals.

Local Minneapolis group Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo will be releasing their new album Fables of the Cloth this Friday at the Nomad World Pub.

[Photo] Where the Buffalo Roam

December 1, 2011

Local Minneapolis group Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo will be releasing their new album "Fables of the Cloth" this Friday at the Nomad World Pub.

A new credit card swiper is built into the passenger area of this taxi. New Minneapolis city ordinances require electronic swipers, limited driver cell phone use and a dress code, among others.

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December 1, 2011

A new credit card swiper is built into the passenger area of this taxi. New Minneapolis city ordinances require electronic swipers, limited driver cell phone use and a dress code, among others.

Blue and White Taxi driver Zen Tesseena drove through downtown Minneapolis Monday while explaining new city ordinances for taxicab companies and drivers, including electronic credit card swipers, limited use of cell phones while driving and a dress code.

[Photo] City Council calls for taxi drivers to drop phones, turn down radio

November 29, 2011

Blue and White Taxi driver Zen Tesseena drove through downtown Minneapolis Monday while explaining new city ordinances for taxicab companies and drivers, including electronic credit card swipers, limited...

Justin Barrett, a University of Minnesota alumni, and Dan Linstroth are the developers of the new Heroic website marketed towards students. The service network site links people together to complete various jobs in the metro area.

[Photo] Tech startup helps students find odd jobs

November 29, 2011

Justin Barrett, a University of Minnesota alumni, and Dan Linstroth are the developers of the new Heroic website marketed towards students. The service network site links people together to complete various...

Professor James Luby lectures on how to pair wine with food in Horticulture 1031 Monday in St. Paul.  The course on viticulture and enology incorporates science and tasting of wine.

[Photo] U grapes help wine industry grow

November 23, 2011

Professor James Luby lectures on how to pair wine with food in Horticulture 1031 Monday in St. Paul. The course on viticulture and enology incorporates science and tasting of wine.

Keely Grimm and her lab partner Tu Nguyen measure their flexibility Friday at the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory.

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November 23, 2011

Keely Grimm and her lab partner Tu Nguyen measure their flexibility Friday at the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory.

Tu Nguyen does the vertical jump test Friday at the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory as part of his Kinesiology 4385 lab.

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November 23, 2011

Tu Nguyen does the vertical jump test Friday at the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory as part of his Kinesiology 4385 lab.

Patrick McGarrah tests his anaerobic power in a 30-second stationary bike sprint Friday at the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory.

[Photo] Teaching lab gives students a lesson in body movement

November 22, 2011

Patrick McGarrah tests his anaerobic power in a 30-second stationary bike sprint Friday at the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory.

A Trac Vac is used along University Avenue SE Monday to suck up leaves on the sidewalk.

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November 22, 2011

A Trac Vac is used along University Avenue SE Monday to suck up leaves on the sidewalk.

Allen OLeary mulched leaves in front of the Bell Museum of Natural History Monday in preparation for snowfall.

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November 22, 2011

Allen O'Leary mulched leaves in front of the Bell Museum of Natural History Monday in preparation for snowfall.

Student gardener Rachel Soika trims perennial grasses Tuesday near TCF Bank Stadium.

[Photo] Landcare preps campus for yearly challenge: Snow

November 17, 2011

Student gardener Rachel Soika trims perennial grasses Tuesday near TCF Bank Stadium.

Research Graduate Assistant Chad Sowers shows a 3-D scanned arm Monday at the Human Dimensioning Lab in McNeal Hall. Researchers are using the scans along with interviews to develop wearable products for breast cancer survivors.

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November 17, 2011

Research Graduate Assistant Chad Sowers shows a 3-D scanned arm Monday at the Human Dimensioning Lab in McNeal Hall. Researchers are using the scans along with interviews to develop wearable products for...

Dr. Karen LaBat is the head researcher at the Human Dimensioning Lab and Product Design Center. LaBat, a breast cancer survivor, is currently working on a study to help other survivors of breast cancer to better understand their bodies.

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November 17, 2011

Dr. Karen LaBat is the head researcher at the Human Dimensioning Lab and Product Design Center. LaBat, a breast cancer survivor, is currently working on a study to help other survivors of breast cancer...

Dr. Karen LaBat, head researcher and breast cancer survivor, demonstrates the 3-D body scanner Monday at the Human Dimensioning Lab in McNeal Hall. Labats research is working to address the particular needs of breast cancer survivors.

[Photo] 3-D body scans could ease pain for cancer survivors

November 16, 2011

Dr. Karen LaBat, head researcher and breast cancer survivor, demonstrates the 3-D body scanner Monday at the Human Dimensioning Lab in McNeal Hall. Labat's research is working to address the particular...

Chinese exchange students Bo Zhou, Su Weiping and Chile Litalk with their host mother Julie Hunt at an early Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at the Hunts home in Minneapolis.

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November 16, 2011

Chinese exchange students Bo Zhou, Su Weiping and Chile Litalk with their host mother Julie Hunt at an early Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at the Hunts' home in Minneapolis.

Host father Mark Hunt talks with Chinese exchange students at an early Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at the Hunts home in Minneapolis. China Outreach Ministries organized an event for host families and students to talk about the meaning of Thanksgiving.

[Photo] Chinese share in American tradition

November 15, 2011

Host father Mark Hunt talks with Chinese exchange students at an early Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at the Hunts' home in Minneapolis. China Outreach Ministries organized an event for host families and students...

Wisconsin linebacker Coddye Ring-Noonan controls the ball Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Wisconsin beat Minnesota 42-13.

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November 15, 2011

Wisconsin linebacker Coddye Ring-Noonan controls the ball Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Wisconsin beat Minnesota 42-13.

Student Veterans Association members Jake Leenstra and Luke Tajima joke about student life at the University of Minnesota Student Veterans Appreciation Day Thursday at the McNamara Alumni Center. Leenstra is currently serving in the Marine Corps Reserves and Tajima is currently serving in the Minnesota Air National Guard.

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November 15, 2011

Student Veterans Association members Jake Leenstra and Luke Tajima joke about student life at the University of Minnesota Student Veterans Appreciation Day Thursday at the McNamara Alumni Center. Leenstra...

Retired Staff Sergeant Tom Murray discusses difficult past experiences at the University of Minnesota Student Veterans Appreciation Day Thursday held in the McNamara Alumni Center. Murray is currently a network analyst for the University.

[Photo] Student veterans recognized during ceremony at McNamara

November 10, 2011

Retired Staff Sergeant Tom Murray discusses difficult past experiences at the University of Minnesota Student Veterans Appreciation Day Thursday held in the McNamara Alumni Center. Murray is currently...

Homemade pasta sauce, salsa, and tomato curry over rice is a three-course meal that wont break a college students budget yet keep the stomach from grumbling in class.

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November 10, 2011

Homemade pasta sauce, salsa, and tomato curry over rice is a three-course meal that won't break a college students budget yet keep the stomach from grumbling in class.

A tomato curry sauce tops a plate of rice. This sauce includes onions, tomato, peanut butter, orange juice and milk, among a few other ingredients that college students can commonly find in fridge.

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November 10, 2011

A tomato curry sauce tops a plate of rice. This sauce includes onions, tomato, peanut butter, orange juice and milk, among a few other ingredients that college students can commonly find in fridge.

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe charges up the court against Agustana Monday at Williams Arena.

[Photo] Gophers host Bucknell at the Barn to begin regular season

November 10, 2011

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe charges up the court against Agustana Monday at Williams Arena.

A good stirring motion is all in the wrist for this tomato curry sauce that will top a plate of rice. This sauce includes onions, tomato, peanut butter, orange juice and milk, among a few other ingredients.

[Photo] College kitchen

November 10, 2011

A good stirring motion is all in the wrist for this tomato curry sauce that will top a plate of rice. This sauce includes onions, tomato, peanut butter, orange juice and milk, among a few other ingredients.

Minnesota forward Rodney Williams lunges toward Augustina guard Cody Schilling at the game Monday night at Williams Arena. Minnesota beat Augustana 72-60.

[Photo] Minnesota squeaks out win against Augustana

November 8, 2011

Minnesota forward Rodney Williams lunges toward Augustina guard Cody Schilling at the game Monday night at William's Arena. Minnesota beat Augustana 72-60.

Professor Gilbert Rodman summarizes ideas following a class exercise Thursday in Ford Hall.

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November 8, 2011

Professor Gilbert Rodman summarizes ideas following a class exercise Thursday in Ford Hall.

Joe Klimek writes a response to a classmate on a marker board in the New Telecommunication Media class Thursday in Ford Hall. The class participates in a wide range of communication methods such as this pre-digital chat room format.

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November 8, 2011

Joe Klimek writes a response to a classmate on a marker board in the New Telecommunication Media class Thursday in Ford Hall. The class participates in a wide range of communication methods such as this...

Students write and respond in a pre-digital chat room format in the New Telecommunication Media class Thursday in Ford Hall. The Communication Studies class challenges students to discuss, debate and vote using unconventional communication methods.

[Photo] Students rule the classroom

November 8, 2011

Students write and respond in a "pre-digital chat room" format in the New Telecommunication Media class Thursday in Ford Hall. The Communication Studies class challenges students to discuss, debate and...

Jamie Vandenberg rounds the corner at the one kilometer mark at the annual Rockys Run Sunday in Falcon Heights. The six kilometer run for charity received over 200 participants.

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November 8, 2011

Jamie Vandenberg rounds the corner at the one kilometer mark at the annual Rocky's Run Sunday in Falcon Heights. The six kilometer run for charity received over 200 participants.

Rachel Drake and Missa Varpness approach the finish line at the annual Rockys Run Sunday in Falcon Heights. Over 200 people participated in the 6 kilometer run to benefit the Rocky Racette charity.

[Photo] Men’s and women’s non-scoring teams wrap up season

November 7, 2011

Rachel Drake and Missa Varpness approach the finish line at the annual Rocky's Run Sunday in Falcon Heights. Over 200 people participated in the 6 kilometer run to benefit the Rocky Racette charity.

Simon Ndely, member of the Minnesota chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma
fraternity, chats with peers Tuesday before the Miseducation of the
Black Greek Experience event at Coffman Union.  The event, put together by the Black Student Union, featured guest Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell to speak about misconceptions of black greek life on college campuses.

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November 7, 2011

Simon Ndely, member of the Minnesota chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, chats with peers Tuesday before the Miseducation of the Black Greek Experience event at Coffman Union. The event, put together...

Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell presents the Miseducation of the Black Greek Experience Tuesday night at Coffman Union.  Cromwell spoke to various misrepresentations of black greek life and how to focus on leadership development.

[Photo] Black greek life reborn on campus

November 3, 2011

Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell presents the Miseducation of the Black Greek Experience Tuesday night at Coffman Union. Cromwell spoke to various misrepresentations of black greek life and how to focus...

Jen Stano, a volunteer actress for the Soap Factory Haunted Basement, gets into character as a bleeding lady Saturday in Minneapolis.

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November 3, 2011

Jen Stano, a volunteer actress for the Soap Factory Haunted Basement, gets into character as a bleeding lady Saturday in Minneapolis.

Tyler Jay Carey gets a flu vaccination during a clinic Wednesday at Boyton Health Service.  A University of Minnesota study published Tuesday found that the seasonal flu vaccine has a efficacy rate of only 59 percent.

[Photo] Study: Flu shot is 59 percent effective

October 27, 2011

Tyler Jay Carey gets a flu vaccination during a clinic Wednesday at Boyton Health Service. A University of Minnesota study published Tuesday found that the seasonal flu vaccine has a efficacy rate of...

Two actresses get into their characters as burn victims Saturday at the Soap Factory Haunted Basement in Minneapolis. The haunted tour is known to be one of the most terrifying in Minneapolis as patrons must be 18+ years old and must sign a waiver.

[Photo] Get Yo Scream On

October 27, 2011

Two actresses get into their characters as burn victims Saturday at the Soap Factory Haunted Basement in Minneapolis. The haunted tour is known to be one of the most terrifying in Minneapolis as patrons...

Minneapolis local band The Blind Shake hang out in Dinkytown Minneapolis Friday and recount stories from their many years of living and playing music in the area. Back in the 1990s, Dinkytown was the scene for punk music. Dave Roper, Mike Blaha and Jim Blaha are pictured.

[Photo] Blinded by the Light

October 27, 2011

Minneapolis local band The Blind Shake hang out in Dinkytown Minneapolis Friday and recount stories from their many years of living and playing music in the area. Back in the 1990s, Dinkytown was the scene...

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler points towards the University of Minnesotas new 263-foot tall wind turbine following the ceremonial flipping of the switch at the Wind Energy Research Station at UMore Park in Rosemount, Minnesota.

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October 27, 2011

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler points towards the University of Minnesota's new 263-foot tall wind turbine following the ceremonial "flipping of the switch" at the Wind Energy Research Station...

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler spoke at the flipping of the switch ceremony Tuesday for the universitys new 263-foot tall wind turbine at the Wind Energy Research Station at UMore Park in Rosemount, Minnesota.

[Photo] Clean energy blows into UMore

October 26, 2011

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler spoke at the flipping of the switch ceremony Tuesday for the university's new 263-foot tall wind turbine at the Wind Energy Research Station at UMore Park in...

Kaoxue Vang (L), a freshman student at the University of Minnesota, studies with her neighbor Song Thao (R) Tuesday at Comstock Hall in Minneapolis. Vang and Thao live in the Tsev Hmoob (Hmong House) Living Learning Community. Vang is a leader and active member of the Hmong Minnesota Student Association.

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October 26, 2011

Kaoxue Vang (L), a freshman student at the University of Minnesota, studies with her neighbor Song Thao (R) Tuesday at Comstock Hall in Minneapolis. Vang and Thao live in the Tsev Hmoob (Hmong House) Living...

Grade school students, from left to right, Meng Lee, Xor Vue and Ser Yang play math games on an iPad during a snack break Sunday at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the Hubert Humphrey Center in Minneapolis. Many local grade school students come to the Sunday Tutoring Program to get help with homework from University of Minnesota students.

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October 26, 2011

Grade school students, from left to right, Meng Lee, Xor Vue and Ser Yang play math games on an iPad during a snack break Sunday at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the Hubert Humphrey Center...

University of Minnesota freshman Kaoxue Vang, left, helps Pao Lee, center, and Pao Xiong, right, with an assignment on dinosaurs. Vang tutors every Sunday night through the Sunday Tutoring Program hosted by the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing. Vang was tutored in the program when she was in grade school.

[Photo] Hmong refugee comes full circle with U program’s help

October 25, 2011

University of Minnesota freshman Kaoxue Vang, left, helps Pao Lee, center, and Pao Xiong, right, with an assignment on dinosaurs. Vang tutors every Sunday night through the Sunday Tutoring Program hosted...

House of Hanson owner Laurel Bauer answers a phone call Monday at the store in Dinkytown Minneapolis. House of Hanson was opened by Laurels grandfather and has been in her family for 79 years. The store is currently going through $100,000 dollars of renovation and improvement.

[Photo] At 79, House of Hanson depends on buyer loyalty

October 25, 2011

House of Hanson owner Laurel Bauer answers a phone call Monday at the store in Dinkytown Minneapolis. House of Hanson was opened by Laurel's grandfather and has been in her family for 79 years. The store...

Tony Schnabel, a senior majoring in political science, smokes before heading to class Monday outside of Blegen Hall.  Schnabel is a proponent of personal freedoms and says that even if smokers had to go off campus to light up, people would still have to walk through their smoke.

[Photo] Group pushes tobacco-free campus

October 18, 2011

Tony Schnabel, a senior majoring in political science, smokes before heading to class Monday outside of Blegen Hall. Schnabel is a proponent of "personal freedoms" and says that even if smokers had to...

No. 7 of the Minnesota womens soccer team, Allie Phillips, defends the ball against Maya Hayes of Penn State during Sundays game in Falcon Heights.

[Photo] Soccer splits season’s final road trip

October 17, 2011

No. 7 of the Minnesota women's soccer team, Allie Phillips, defends the ball against Maya Hayes of Penn State during Sunday's game in Falcon Heights.

Jon Jodzio, author of the new book Get In If You Want to Live, plays in the leaves outside of his office Wednesday on the University of Minnesota Campus. Jodzios book is a collection of humorus short stories.

[Photo] Let's get physical

October 13, 2011

Jon Jodzio, author of the new book "Get In If You Want to Live," plays in the leaves outside of his office Wednesday on the University of Minnesota Campus. Jodzio's book is a collection of humorus short...

Jeff Atchison, right, screams among painted Gopher fans friday at Mariucci arena.

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October 13, 2011

Jeff Atchison, right, screams among painted Gopher fans friday at Mariucci arena.

Senior Nick Bjugstad drives the puck against Sacred Heart Friday at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Minnesota opens with home sweep

October 10, 2011

Senior Nick Bjugstad drives the puck against Sacred Heart Friday at Mariucci Arena.

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October 10, 2011

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October 10, 2011

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Wheelock Whitney spoke at a press conference Thursday for the Minnesotans United for All Families Coalition. Whitney was joined by other members of the Republican party to oppose the upcoming Minnesota marriage amendment.

[Photo] Republicans join in against marriage ban

October 10, 2011

Wheelock Whitney spoke at a press conference Thursday for the Minnesotans United for All Families Coalition. Whitney was joined by other members of the Republican party to oppose the upcoming Minnesota...

Larry Millett, local author and historian, searches for remnants of the William Merriam Estate which used to occupy this area. This estate, and others in the Twin Cities, were lost due to urban development, which Millett discusses in his new book.

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October 10, 2011

Larry Millett, local author and historian, searches for remnants of the William Merriam Estate which used to occupy this area. This estate, and others in the Twin Cities, were lost due to urban development,...

Local author and historian, Larry Millet, describes the area around  downtown St. Paul on Monday. Many large estates in the region were lost to urban development.

[Photo] Resurrecting a city’s lost castles

October 6, 2011

Local author and historian, Larry Millet, describes the area around downtown St. Paul on Monday. Many large estates in the region were lost to urban development.

Carly Niness, no. 21 for Penn State, defends the ball against Minnesota player no. 22, Lauren Bauer at Sundays womens soccer game in Falcon Heights.

[Photo] Pass rush struggles continue in 2011

October 4, 2011

Carly Niness, no. 21 for Penn State, defends the ball against Minnesota player no. 22, Lauren Bauer at Sunday's women's soccer game in Falcon Heights.