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Jamie Schumacher poses for a portrait outside of Keefer court in Cedar Riverside with her new book on Tuesday, April 27. The book will be released on May 18 and details different stories and conversations with local business owners, residents and creatives who make the West Bank and Cedar-Riverside neighborhood a special place.

[Photo] Q&A: Jamie Schumacher talks the West Bank with her new book, “Butterflies and Tall Bikes”

April 30, 2021

Jamie Schumacher poses for a portrait outside of Keefer court in Cedar Riverside with her new book on Tuesday, April 27. The book will be released on May 18 and details different stories and conversations...

Colby Hansen poses for a portrait on the University of Minnesota Campus on Thursday, April 22. Hansen is a musician who just released her long anticipated album,

[Photo] Minneapolis’ Colby Hansen releases genre-bending LP

April 23, 2021

Colby Hansen poses for a portrait on the University of Minnesota Campus on Thursday, April 22. Hansen is a musician who just released her long anticipated album, "For me it was nice getting the final product...

A man his fist in solidarity after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday, April 20. Among the hundreds of community members, dozens of cars honked in support of the guilty verdicts in downtown Minneapolis.

[Photo] Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

April 22, 2021

A man his fist in solidarity after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday, April 20. Among the hundreds of community members, dozens of cars honked in support of the guilty...

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

[Photo] Gophers’ Robbins enters transfer portal

April 6, 2021

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

The University Lutheran Church of Hope on 13th Avenue Southeast on Monday, March 22. The Dinkytown unsheltered neighbors group is helping unsheltered people in the area.

[Photo] The ‘magic street’ of Dinkytown: Neighbors work to help the unhoused

March 26, 2021

The University Lutheran Church of Hope on 13th Avenue Southeast on Monday, March 22. The Dinkytown unsheltered neighbors group is helping unsheltered people in the area.

A bike rack made by Minneapolis Artist Mr. Lucky in Cedar-Riverside on Monday, March 22. Allen Christian, also known as Mr. Lucky, made five bike racks found around the University of Minnesota's West Bank.

[Photo] New bike racks re-define public art on the West Bank

March 24, 2021

A bike rack made by Minneapolis Artist Mr. Lucky in Cedar-Riverside on Monday, March 22. Allen Christian, also known as Mr. Lucky, made five bike racks found around the University of Minnesota's West Bank.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

[Photo] Gophers guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. enters transfer portal

March 17, 2021

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

Former Gophers head coach Richard Pitino looks on from the sidelines during a free throw attempt at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers entered the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.

[Photo] The Gophers men’s basketball team has begun its coaching search. Here’s a list of six potential candidates.

March 17, 2021

Former Gophers head coach Richard Pitino looks on from the sidelines during a free throw attempt at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers entered the second half with a 47-31 lead over the...

Drew Kinkade poses for a portrait in his studio in St. Paul on Saturday, March 6. Kinkade is the creator of Flavorworld, a  clothing brand.

[Photo] Meet the man behind the sticker that seems to be everywhere

March 16, 2021

Drew Kinkade poses for a portrait in his studio in St. Paul on Saturday, March 6. Kinkade is the creator of Flavorworld, a clothing brand.

The new “Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice” exhibit at the Bell museum on Thursday, March 11. The exhibit opened on Friday, March 12.

[Photo] Bell Museum opens new environmental justice exhibit

March 14, 2021

The new “Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice” exhibit at the Bell museum on Thursday, March 11. The exhibit opened on Friday, March 12.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

[Photo] A tale of two halves for the Gophers’ men’s basketball team

March 6, 2021

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

Kyle Skye, a Minneapolis musician, poses for a portrait in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, March 4. Skye just released his new single, Halo.

[Photo] Underground Update: Musician and former Gophers football player Kyle Skye makes his mark

March 5, 2021

Kyle Skye, a Minneapolis musician, poses for a portrait in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, March 4. Skye just released his new single, Halo.

Robin Worlobah, a Ward 2 City Council Candidate, poses for a portrait in Coffman Memorial Union on Monday, March 1. Worlobah is also a current Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

[Photo] Minneapolis Ward 2 City Council challenger brings grassroots approach to change

March 4, 2021

Robin Worlobah, a Ward 2 City Council Candidate, poses for a portrait in Coffman Memorial Union on Monday, March 1. Worlobah is also a current Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

[Photo] Gophers men’s gymnasts Wiskus, Moran and Bold shine at the Winter Cup

March 2, 2021

Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

People gather to listen to one of the performers during the

[Photo] ‘It feels human’: George Floyd Square celebrates Black joy with art

March 1, 2021

People gather to listen to one of the performers during the "Living Celebration of Black History" event at George Floyd Square on Saturday, Feb. 27. Around 30 performers sung, spoke, rapped, and danced...

Brandon Johnson rebounds the ball during the first quarter against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday Feb. 20. The Gophers lost with a final score of 63-94.

[Photo] Carr’s effort not enough against Nebraska

February 27, 2021

Brandon Johnson rebounds the ball during the first quarter against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday Feb. 20. The Gophers lost with a final score of 63-94.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

[Photo] Gophers men’s basketball drops fourth straight, tournament hopes diminish

February 26, 2021

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

The site of Royal Cigar and Tobacco in Dinkytown on Wednesday, Feb 17. Dr. Dana Carroll, an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health and Sciences, is working with native communities to make a smoking cessation program.

[Photo] UMN researcher collaborates with American Indian tribes working toward smoking cessation

February 25, 2021

The site of Royal Cigar and Tobacco in Dinkytown on Wednesday, Feb 17. Dr. Dana Carroll, an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health and Sciences, is working with native communities...

An ice sculpture titled

[Photo] Mia puts an icy spin on public art

February 23, 2021

An ice sculpture titled "Your Dog" sits at Bde Maka Ska on Friday, Feb. 19. The Minneapolis Institute of Art is installing numerous ice sculptures across the Minneapolis area.

Brandon Johnson rebounds the ball during the first quarter against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday Feb. 20. The Gophers lost with a final score of 63-94.

[Photo] ‘We got to have pride’: Gophers men’s basketball collapses against No. 5 Illinois

February 21, 2021

Brandon Johnson rebounds the ball during the first quarter against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday Feb. 20. The Gophers lost with a final score of 63-94.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

[Photo] Mashburn Jr. breaking out for Gophers

February 21, 2021

Jamal Mashburn Jr. walks to the other end of the court during the second period against Illinois at Williams Arena on Saturday, Feb. 20. Illinois beat the Gophers with a final score of 94-63.

A full bookshelf in the Coffman bookstore on Wednesday, Feb.17. Some professors at the University, such as Douglas Kearney, an English professor and poet, are releasing books this spring.

[Photo] University professors prepare for flurry of spring book releases

February 19, 2021

A full bookshelf in the Coffman bookstore on Wednesday, Feb.17. Some professors at the University, such as Douglas Kearney, an English professor and poet, are releasing books this spring.

Gophers center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

[Photo] Gophers’ first half lead turns into double-digit loss

February 18, 2021

Gophers center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

The Cedar-River People’s Center Clinics and Services stands vacant in Cedar Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 11. The People's Center has been offering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors.

[Photo] Vaccine rollout begins for UMN-area senior citizens

February 12, 2021

The Cedar-River People’s Center Clinics and Services stands vacant in Cedar Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 11. The People's Center has been offering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors.

Alison Kirwin stands in Al's Breakfast as she gets ready to get 20 plus orders out the door on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Al's new menu option is a weekly meal deal allowing customers to choose two meals for $50.

[Photo] Skip the usual: Al’s Breakfast switches up menu with weekly staff meals

February 5, 2021

Alison Kirwin stands in Al's Breakfast as she gets ready to get 20 plus orders out the door on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Al's new menu option is a weekly meal deal allowing customers to choose two meals for $50.

Gophers center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

[Photo] Gophers’ road struggles show in loss to Rutgers

February 5, 2021

Gophers center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Eric North poses for a photo outside of Green Hall in St. Paul on Wednesday, Feb 3. North is a new professor who specializes in trees in urban environments across the U.S.

[Photo] Forest Resources department welcomes new urban forestry professor

February 3, 2021

Eric North poses for a photo outside of Green Hall in St. Paul on Wednesday, Feb 3. North is a new professor who specializes in trees in urban environments across the U.S.

Starasea Nidiala Camara poses for a portrait in front of the exhibition she curated at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday, Jan. 28. The exhibition features African American artists, centering the work of artists from the “Black Belt” region of the South.

[Photo] Minneapolis Institute of Art premieres new exhibition curated by UMN undergrad

February 1, 2021

Starasea Nidiala Camara poses for a portrait in front of the exhibition she curated at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday, Jan. 28. The exhibition features African American artists, centering...

Shantal Pai poses for portraits outside Mondale Hall on January 20th. “Hopefully we can get more diversity within the law system, more representation, as most of the students signed up are minority representing” Pai discusses her new law program to help first year students in the law school, a program to help POC in the University. ( Parker Johnson / Staff Photographer )

[Photo] New program for first-year law students centers the experiences of students of color

January 25, 2021

Shantal Pai poses for portraits outside Mondale Hall on January 20th. “Hopefully we can get more diversity within the law system, more representation, as most of the students signed up are minority representing”...

Shantal Pai poses for portraits outside of Mondale Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “Hopefully we can get more diversity within the law system, more representation, as most of the students signed up are minority representing,” Pai discusses her new law program to help first year students in the law school, a program to help POC in the University.

[Photo] New program for first-year law students centers the experiences of students of color

January 25, 2021

Shantal Pai poses for portraits outside of Mondale Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “Hopefully we can get more diversity within the law system, more representation, as most of the students signed up are minority...

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

[Photo] Robbins’ successful transition into Big Ten play

January 23, 2021

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

“A year ago my sister gave me this wood-burning kit and I have loved drawing all sorts of animals, showing the beauty with these creatures” Sarah Copeland discusses her love of wood-burning and nature in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

[Photo] Students use ‘pandemic hobbies’ to look forward to post-pandemic life

January 22, 2021

“A year ago my sister gave me this wood-burning kit and I have loved drawing all sorts of animals, showing the beauty with these creatures” Sarah Copeland discusses her love of wood-burning and nature...

Rachel Selly, Amanda Holscher, and Maddy Personius pose for portraits on Monday, Jan. 18 outside the former Dinkytown McDonalds that closed January 9th. Selly discusses her thoughts on the closure, “This year has done a toll on Dinkytown and it will never look the same without those arches.”

[Photo] A campus icon: Students mourn the loss of Dinkytown McDonald’s

January 20, 2021

Rachel Selly, Amanda Holscher, and Maddy Personius pose for portraits on Monday, Jan. 18 outside the former Dinkytown McDonalds that closed January 9th. Selly discusses her thoughts on the closure, “This...

Jake, a former student at the University of Minnesota, shops around one last time in the Dinkytown Wine and Spirits on Saturday, Jan. 9. “This is crazy that this is the last time I will be in here.”

[Photo] The last day: Dinkytown Wine & Spirits shutters after 30 years

January 18, 2021

Jake, a former student at the University of Minnesota, shops around one last time in the Dinkytown Wine and Spirits on Saturday, Jan. 9. “This is crazy that this is the last time I will be in here.”

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

[Photo] Gophers hand No. 7 Wolverines their first loss

January 16, 2021

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Jake and Maggie, former students at the University of Minnesota, check out one last time at the Dinkytown Wine and Spirits on Saturday, Jan. 9. “I am going to miss the deals and the people here, truly an experience, and I hope for the best for the owners.”

[Photo] Mini Gallery: The last day of Dinkytown Wine and Spirits

January 10, 2021

Jake and Maggie, former students at the University of Minnesota, check out one last time at the Dinkytown Wine and Spirits on Saturday, Jan. 9. “I am going to miss the deals and the people here, truly...

Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

[Photo] Men’s gymnastics season slated to begin Jan. 30

January 7, 2021

Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

[Photo] Road trips and canvassing: UMN students got creative to make their voices heard

December 13, 2020

A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

[Photo] Gophers improve to 6-0 upon defeating Kansas City

December 10, 2020

Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Rochelle Washington poses for a portrait in a tiny home outside Elm Church on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

[Photo] Proposed community housing project addresses homelessness, accommodates pandemic

December 10, 2020

Rochelle Washington poses for a portrait in a tiny home outside Elm Church on Wednesday, Dec. 9.