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Kathryn Jacobs kicks Rachel Piersdorf Thursday during Human Combat Chess at the University Baptist Church in Dinkytown.  Six Elements Theatre Company is putting on the production, which features mock battles and sword fighting,

Combat chess hits the stage

July 20, 2011

  Swords held at the ready, two chess pieces circled each other, staring each other down with victory-hungry glares. With the blink of an eye, a high-speed duel began, swords clanging and tempers...

Parachuting and warfare training

July 12, 2011

  During the school year, the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Army ROTC cadets wake up well before the rest of campus to sweat through an intense 6:30 a.m. workout filled with push-ups, sit-ups...

No Static Records owner Jake Heintz, left, promotes his label by traveling across the country. Rapper Niles Miller, right, is Heintz’s first client.

Young rap label head hits the road

July 5, 2011

Jake Heinitz doesnâÄôt have a home this summer. When the University of Minnesota business student wants to sleep in Minneapolis, he stays in his parentsâÄô basement. But Heinitz wonâÄôt...

Seventh grader D’Angelo Spring, center, plays Jamar Blunt in connect four Monday at the The A-list teen center in Brooklyn Park.

Carlson grads reach out to youth

May 25, 2011

Upbeat music, brightly painted walls and lounging kids filled the A-List youth center on a recent rainy day in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Opened in April, the center is the product of two University of Minnesota...