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Dave Bourn's spotlight lights up the sky above St. Anthony Main theater for the opening of The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Thursday night.  Bourn's company, Hollywood Premiere, boasts a 800 million candle power, World War II era anti-aircraft spotlight as part of their arsenal.

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Dave Bourn's spotlight lights up the sky above St. Anthony Main theater for the opening of The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Thursday night. Bourn's company, Hollywood Premiere, boasts...

Sophomore Kyle Senger takes a tumble on his longboard outside Williams Arena early Thursday morning.

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Sophomore Kyle Senger takes a tumble on his longboard outside Williams Arena early Thursday morning.

Astronomer Mike Brown talks about his 2005 discovery of Eris, a planet slightly larger than Pluto, Wednesday afternoon at Tate Hall.  Brown's discovery lead to Pluto's demotion from a planet to that of dwarf planet.

[Photo] ‘Pluto killer’ visits campus, talks about demise of 9th planet

April 16, 2012

Astronomer Mike Brown talks about his 2005 discovery of Eris, a planet slightly larger than Pluto, Wednesday afternoon at Tate Hall. Brown's discovery lead to Pluto's demotion from a planet to that of...

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April 16, 2012

"Night Lights" is an abstract music video directed by physics sophomore Joe Marino and was submitted to University of Minnesota Student Film Festival. Marino uses his physics experience to inspire his...

Nathan Hastings, a freshman in communication studies and studies in cinema and media culture, wrote and directed a film submission for the upcoming University of Minnesota Student Film Festival titled

[Photo] Student Film Fest

April 12, 2012

Nathan Hastings, a freshman in communication studies and studies in cinema and media culture, wrote and directed a film submission for the upcoming University of Minnesota Student Film Festival titled...

Larissa Gritti plays Ilse on Thursday at Rarig Center during a rehearsal for the upcoming rock musical Spring Awakening.  The show's four-week run opens April 14th.

[Photo] Spring Awakening opens as first main-stage musical in four years

April 11, 2012

Larissa Gritti plays Ilse on Thursday at Rarig Center during a rehearsal for the upcoming rock musical Spring Awakening. The show's four-week run opens April 14th.

Katherine Windsor, 3rd from front, rows during practice with the varsity team Wednesday afternoon on the Mississippi River.  Windsor rowed for the novice team during 2010-11 season.

[Photo] Gophers’ novice group to row in San Diego Crew Classic

March 29, 2012

Katherine Windsor, 3rd from front, rows during practice with the varsity team Wednesday afternoon on the Mississippi River. Windsor rowed for the novice team during 2010-11 season.

Scott Studham discusses upcoming issues regarding information technology on campus Monday afternoon in Johnston Hall.  Studham began his role as vice president and chief information officer at the university Feb. 13.

[Photo] New CIO oversees U’s vast tech networks

March 28, 2012

Scott Studham discusses upcoming issues regarding information technology on campus Monday afternoon in Johnston Hall. Studham began his role as vice president and chief information officer at the university...

DJ Snelten pitches during Saturday evening's game against The Citadel at the Metrodome.  The Gophers had a shutout victory with a score of 3-0.

[Photo] Sweep of Citadel boosts Gophers’ confidence

March 26, 2012

DJ Snelten pitches during Saturday evening's game against The Citadel at the Metrodome. The Gophers had a shutout victory with a score of 3-0.

Gophers senior Dannie Skrove practices with her team Tuesday afternoon at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Skrove is recovering from a broken hand she suffered during practice in January.

[Photo] Senior Skrove returns to softball team

March 22, 2012

Gophers senior Dannie Skrove practices with her team Tuesday afternoon at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Skrove is recovering from a broken hand she suffered during practice in January.

Entrepreneurial management junior Taylor Williams and political science freshman Jilian Koski are two candidates running for MSA president and vice president, respectively.

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March 22, 2012

Entrepreneurial management junior Taylor Williams and political science freshman Jilian Koski are two candidates running for MSA president and vice president, respectively.

Minnesota senior captain Jen Schoullis prepares for practice Tuesday afternoon at Ridder Arena. The Gophers host North Dakota in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

[Photo] Captain hopes to cap career with national title

March 7, 2012

Minnesota senior captain Jen Schoullis prepares for practice Tuesday afternoon at Ridder Arena. The Gophers host North Dakota in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

Minnesota forward Erik Haula handles the puck during Saturday night’s game against Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena.  Haula scored a shorthanded goal early in the third period to tie the game.

[Photo] Second-period explosion propels Gophers to 1-0 series lead

March 10, 2012

Minnesota forward Erik Haula handles the puck during Saturday night’s game against Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena. Haula scored a shorthanded goal early in the third period to tie the game.

Minnesota forward Erik Haula handles the puck during Saturday night’s game against Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena.  Haula scored a shorthanded goal early in the third period to tie the game.

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March 10, 2012

Minnesota forward Erik Haula handles the puck during Saturday night’s game against Wisconsin at Mariucci Arena. Haula scored a shorthanded goal early in the third period to tie the game.

Minnesota celebrates its MacNaughton Cup title after a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin Saturday night at Mariucci Arena.  The Gophers haven't won the league title since 2007.

[Photo] Champs once again: men's hockey

March 5, 2012

Minnesota celebrates its MacNaughton Cup title after a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers haven't won the league title since 2007.

Gophers sophomore Nick Bjugstad handles a puck Feb. 17 during a game against Bemidji State at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Date with Wisconsin offers chance at Cup

March 1, 2012

Gophers sophomore Nick Bjugstad handles a puck Feb. 17 during a game against Bemidji State at Mariucci Arena.

Electrical engineering senior James Rosenthal works on research aircraft Sunday afternoon in Akerman Hall. The planes are assembled as kits then modified with electronics and sensors. Some of the sensors he uses are supplied by NASA.

[Photo] UROP links students, researchers

February 27, 2012

Electrical engineering senior James Rosenthal works on research aircraft Sunday afternoon in Akerman Hall. The planes are assembled as kits then modified with electronics and sensors. Some of the sensors...

Judd Stevens, right, signs his autograph for young Gophers hockey fan Matthew Blodgett before Saturday nights game against Bemidji State.  Stevens was a member on the 2002 national championship team that defeated Maine 4-3 in the title game.

[Photo] Minnesota celebrates 2001-02 national championship team

February 20, 2012

Judd Stevens, right, signs his autograph for young Gophers hockey fan Matthew Blodgett before Saturday nights game against Bemidji State. Stevens was a member on the 2002 national championship team that...

Defenseman Nate Schmidt clears the puck out of the Minnesota zone Saturday night at Mariucci Arena.  The Gophers swept Bemidji State with a 3-0 win Friday night and a 4-1 victory Saturday.

[Photo] Minnesota downs Nebraska-Omaha in overtime

February 25, 2012

Defenseman Nate Schmidt clears the puck out of the Minnesota zone Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers swept Bemidji State with a 3-0 win Friday night and a 4-1 victory Saturday.

Defenseman Nate Schmidt clears the puck out of the Minnesota zone Saturday night at Mariucci Arena.  The Gophers swept Bemidji State with a 3-0 win Friday night and a 4-1 victory Saturday.

[Photo] Minnesota sweeps Bemidji State

February 20, 2012

Defenseman Nate Schmidt clears the puck out of the Minnesota zone Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. The Gophers swept Bemidji State with a 3-0 win Friday night and a 4-1 victory Saturday.

One of Rich Lewis' earlier pipes sits on his workbench.  Lewis says it can take him anywhere between 6 to 20 hours to finish a pipe.

[Photo] Jolly Good Smoke

February 9, 2012

One of Rich Lewis' earlier pipes sits on his workbench. Lewis says it can take him anywhere between 6 to 20 hours to finish a pipe.

Rich Lewis and his son George work Wednesday afternoon at Lewis Pipe & Tobacco shop.  Lewis has been making pipes for 40 years and has studied the art in both Italy and England.

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February 9, 2012

Rich Lewis and his son George work Wednesday afternoon at Lewis Pipe & Tobacco shop. Lewis has been making pipes for 40 years and has studied the art in both Italy and England.

Rich Lewis works on a new pipe by drilling a hole into a block of briar.  Briar wood is often used in pipe making due to its natural resistance to fire.

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February 9, 2012

Rich Lewis works on a new pipe by drilling a hole into a block of briar. Briar wood is often used in pipe making due to its natural resistance to fire.

Doran Companies own luxury apartments and have plans for multiple new developments on campus.  Local business owners have concerns that only large chain companies such as CVS will be able to afford rent in the new expensive properties.

[Photo] New apts push out small businesses

February 9, 2012

Doran Companies own luxury apartments and have plans for multiple new developments on campus. Local business owners have concerns that only large chain companies such as CVS will be able to afford rent...

Minnesota Sophomore Kyler Van Swol surfaces for a breath during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night.  The Gophers took the top 6 places in the 200 IM with Van Swol taking first with a time of 1:50.12.

[Photo] Minnesota Challenge offers last prep before Big Ten championships

February 6, 2012

Minnesota Sophomore Kyler Van Swol surfaces for a breath during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night. The Gophers took the top 6 places in the 200 IM with Van Swol taking...

Minnesota Freshman Garin Marlow races in the 500-meter freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Friday night.  Marlow took 3rd in the 500 with a time of 4:33.08.

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February 6, 2012

Minnesota Freshman Garin Marlow races in the 500-meter freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Friday night. Marlow took 3rd in the 500 with a time of 4:33.08.

Minnesota Freshman Tori Simenec surfaces during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night.  Simenec took first place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.40.

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February 6, 2012

Minnesota Freshman Tori Simenec surfaces during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night. Simenec took first place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.40.

Minnesota Freshman CJ Smith takes a breath during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night.  The Gophers took the top 6 places in the 200 IM.

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February 6, 2012

Minnesota Freshman CJ Smith takes a breath during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night. The Gophers took the top 6 places in the 200 IM.

Minnesota Freshman Grant Alef surfaces during the 500-meter freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Friday night.  Alef took 4th place in the 500 with a time of 4:35.13.

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February 6, 2012

Minnesota Freshman Grant Alef surfaces during the 500-meter freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Friday night. Alef took 4th place in the 500 with a time of 4:35.13.

Minnesota Freshman Alex Cisneros	races during the 500-meter freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Friday night.  Cisneros took 6th place in the 500 with a time of 4:37:04.

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February 6, 2012

Minnesota Freshman Alex Cisneros races during the 500-meter freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Friday night. Cisneros took 6th place in the 500 with a time of 4:37:04.

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February 6, 2012

Brian Gorman Distance Freestyle FR 500 Free

The University Aquatic Center on Friday night opened the first session of the Minnesota Challenge.  The challenge continued on to Saturday with a morning and evening session.

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February 6, 2012

The University Aquatic Center on Friday night opened the first session of the Minnesota Challenge. The challenge continued on to Saturday with a morning and evening session.

Members of Minnesota's 400-meter medley relay team, Max Cartwright, Ben Griggs, and Zach Bolin wait poolside for their teammate Josh Hall.  Minnesota took 2nd in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:25.02.

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February 6, 2012

Members of Minnesota's 400-meter medley relay team, Max Cartwright, Ben Griggs, and Zach Bolin wait poolside for their teammate Josh Hall. Minnesota took 2nd in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:25.02.

Minnesota Sophomore Kyler Van Swol surfaces for a breath during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night.  The Gophers took the top 6 places in the 200 IM with Van Swol taking first with a time of 1:50.12.

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February 6, 2012

Minnesota Sophomore Kyler Van Swol surfaces for a breath during the 200-meter individual medley at the Aquatic Center on Friday night. The Gophers took the top 6 places in the 200 IM with Van Swol taking...

Stupor Bowl Minneapolis 2012

February 5, 2012

Stupor Bowl Minneapolis is an annual race that takes place the day before the Super Bowl. The Stupor Bowl is unique in that it has no set route but instead racers must get their manifests stamped at various...

Freshman CJ Smith leads the pack in the 1,000-meter freestyle at the University Aquatic Center on Friday night.  Smith took first-place with a time of 9:10.25.

[Photo] Minnesota swimming and diving nets wins over other Big Ten teams

January 30, 2012

Freshman CJ Smith leads the pack in the 1,000-meter freestyle at the University Aquatic Center on Friday night. Smith took first-place with a time of 9:10.25.

Nativity

December 8, 2011

A unique nativity scene on display at Wescott Station antique shop in St. Paul.  Kurt Wescott says that the nativity scene, which takes more than six hours to put up, is a local attraction during...

Erik Haula handles the puck against Minnesota State during Saturday night's game in Maricucci Arena.  The Gophers swept MNSU during the weekend series with a total of 7 goals.

[Photo] Minnesota gets back on track, sweeps MNSU

December 5, 2011

Erik Haula handles the puck against Minnesota State during Saturday night's game in Maricucci Arena. The Gophers swept MNSU during the weekend series with a total of 7 goals.

Hands and wands go up on the dance floor during the Yule Ball Friday night at the DQ Club Room in TCF Bank Stadium.  The ball was hosted by the University Quidditch League as a fundraising event.

[Photo] Quidditch team hosts U’s first Yule Ball for muggles

December 5, 2011

Hands and wands go up on the dance floor during the Yule Ball Friday night at the DQ Club Room in TCF Bank Stadium. The ball was hosted by the University Quidditch League as a fundraising event.

Silo

November 21, 2011

  The Beef Cattle Barn silo seen through a window in the Argonomy Seed House Wednesday afternoon on the St. Paul campus.

Occupy Minnesota protestors took over a foreclosed house in the Corcoran neighborhood Saturday evening.  Protestors left the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday afternoon and remained in the house until police removed them Sunday afternoon and boarded up the windows.

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November 21, 2011

Occupy Minnesota protestors took over a foreclosed house in the Corcoran neighborhood Saturday evening. Protestors left the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday afternoon and remained in the house...

Occupy Minnesota protestors took over a foreclosed house in the Corcoran neighborhood Saturday evening.  Protestors left the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday afternoon and remained in the house until police removed them Sunday afternoon and boarded up the windows.

[Photo] Police remove protesters 'occupying' foreclosed house

November 20, 2011

Occupy Minnesota protestors took over a foreclosed house in the Corcoran neighborhood Saturday evening. Protestors left the Hennepin County Government Center Saturday afternoon and remained in the house...

Kent Patterson deflecting a shot during Saturday's game against SCSU in Mariucci Arena.  Patterson set a new Minnesota record with his sixth shutout of the season breaking Robb Stauber's record established in 1987-88.

[Photo] Patterson, Bjugstad loom large in split

November 21, 2011

Kent Patterson deflecting a shot during Saturday's game against SCSU in Mariucci Arena. Patterson set a new Minnesota record with his sixth shutout of the season breaking Robb Stauber's record established...

Chaos ensues in front of the Minnesota net during Friday's game against University of North Dakota at Mariucci Arena.  Friday night 69 penalties were dispersed but the Gophers managed a 2-0 victory.

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November 21, 2011

Chaos ensues in front of the Minnesota net during Friday's game against University of North Dakota at Mariucci Arena. Friday night 69 penalties were dispersed but the Gophers managed a 2-0 victory.

Minnesota senior guard Kiara Buford goes in for a layup in Wednesday night's game against St. Cloud State.  Buford entered the season with 1,043 career points.

[Photo] Gophers rout SCSU in opening night exhibition victory

November 3, 2011

Minnesota senior guard Kiara Buford goes in for a layup in Wednesday night's game against St. Cloud State. Buford entered the season with 1,043 career points.

Vermont's Sebastian Stalberg scores the Catamounts fifth goal in Sunday's game against Minnesota.  The Gophers recorded their first loss this season versus UVM, 5-4.

[Photo] Gophers split weekend series with Vermont

October 24, 2011

Vermont's Sebastian Stalberg scores the Catamounts fifth goal in Sunday's game against Minnesota. The Gophers recorded their first loss this season versus UVM, 5-4.

Vermont's Sebastian Stalberg scores the Catamounts fifth goal in Sunday's game against Minnesota.  The Gophers recorded their first loss this season versus UVM, 5-4.

[Photo] Gophers lose to Vermont, split weekend series

October 23, 2011

Vermont's Sebastian Stalberg scores the Catamounts fifth goal in Sunday's game against Minnesota. The Gophers recorded their first loss this season versus UVM, 5-4.

Andrew Jansen a member of the band Crimes will be headlining their CD release show at First Avenue's 7th Street Entry this Saturday.

[Photo] Partners in Crimes

October 20, 2011

Andrew Jansen a member of the band Crimes will be headlining their CD release show at First Avenue's 7th Street Entry this Saturday.

Jake Kelly show his support during the OccupyMN protest outside Hennepin County Government Center Sunday.  Kelly has been spending his nights on the plaza since Friday.

[Photo] ‘Occupy’ protest lands in Minneapolis

October 10, 2011

Jake Kelly show his support during the OccupyMN protest outside Hennepin County Government Center Sunday. Kelly has been spending his nights on the plaza since Friday.

Forward Amanda Kessel charges the goal in Friday's game vs St. Cloud State in Ridder Arena.  The sophomore recorded six points in this weekend's series vs SCSU, including a hat trick in Saturday's game.

[Photo] Gophers rout St. Cloud State, sweep weekend series at home

October 10, 2011

Forward Amanda Kessel charges the goal in Friday's game vs St. Cloud State in Ridder Arena. The sophomore recorded six points in this weekend's series vs SCSU, including a hat trick in Saturday's game.

Former council to Julian Assange Mark Stephens chats with University of Minnesota Professor of Law Stephen Cribari and Law student Barbara Wold after the 26th Annual Silha Lecture Tuesday evening at Coffman Union.

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October 10, 2011

Former council to Julian Assange Mark Stephens chats with University of Minnesota Professor of Law Stephen Cribari and Law student Barbara Wold after the 26th Annual Silha Lecture Tuesday evening at Coffman...

Mark Stephens and Jane Kirtly speak at the 26th Annual Silha Lecture Tuesday evening in Coffman Union Theater.

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October 10, 2011

Mark Stephens and Jane Kirtly speak at the 26th Annual Silha Lecture Tuesday evening in Coffman Union Theater.

Former council to Julian Assange Mark Stephens speaks at the 26th Annual Silha Lecture Tuesday evening in Coffman Union Theater.  Stephens is an advocate for free speech and freedom of information and heads the law firm Finers Stephens Innocent, which is based in London .

[Photo] Lawyer talks WikiLeaks, ethics

October 4, 2011

Former council to Julian Assange Mark Stephens speaks at the 26th Annual Silha Lecture Tuesday evening in Coffman Union Theater. Stephens is an advocate for free speech and freedom of information and...

Tony Nicklow takes a break from sweeping in front of his restaurant, Tony's Diner, Wednesday in Dinkytown.

[Photo] Restaurants: A family affair

September 29, 2011

Tony Nicklow takes a break from sweeping in front of his restaurant, Tony's Diner, Wednesday in Dinkytown.

Senior Nguyen Ngoc Pham discusses plans Sunday for an upcoming event being held by the Asian Sorority Interest Group.  The group hopes to establish a sorority on campus that focuses on asian culture and values.

[Photo] Second Asian sorority may come to campus

September 27, 2011

Senior Nguyen Ngoc Pham discusses plans Sunday for an upcoming event being held by the Asian Sorority Interest Group. The group hopes to establish a sorority on campus that focuses on asian culture and...

Nico Swenson, left, and Karen Gullickson rehearse a scene from

[Photo] The power of memory

September 12, 2011

Nico Swenson, left, and Karen Gullickson rehearse a scene from "Remembering 9/11" Sunday outside of Rarig Center. The performance was made up of five vignettes followed by a community dialogue.

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[Photo] Prof goes "Gampo"

September 8, 2011

Paula Heille and her dog Gizmo live across the street from a site for a proposed dog park in the Beltrami neighborhood.  The empty 3.2 acre lot, currently owned by MNDOT, was the former site of a community garden.

[Photo] Dog park could beautify Beltrami

September 8, 2011

Paula Heille and her dog Gizmo live across the street from a site for a proposed dog park in the Beltrami neighborhood. The empty 3.2 acre lot, currently owned by MNDOT, was the former site of a community...