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Brian Tangren, left, and Adrienne Kronick perform in

[Photo] Choose your own theater

August 8, 2012

Brian Tangren, left, and Adrienne Kronick perform in "Choose Your Adventure" on Thursday at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. The show is a part of the Minneapolis Fringe Festival going on from Aug. 2-12....

Former athletics director Joel Maturi answers the phone in his office July 23. Maturi now works in the Office of the President.

[Photo] Maturi transitions from AD to adviser, liaison and educator

August 8, 2012

Former athletics director Joel Maturi answers the phone in his office July 23. Maturi now works in the Office of the President.

A portion of the yakisoba noodles sits on display at the newly-opened Japanese restaurant Masu Sushi and Robata on Saturday at the Mall of America.

[Photo] Restaurant review: Masu at the Mall

August 1, 2012

A portion of the yakisoba noodles sits on display at the newly-opened Japanese restaurant Masu Sushi and Robata on Saturday at the Mall of America.

A costumed Abraham Lincoln and Goldy Gopher pose for photos during Land Grant Sesquicentennial Day on Friday on Northrop Plaza.

[Photo] Land Grant 150th: a time to learn the U’s history

July 25, 2012

A costumed Abraham Lincoln and Goldy Gopher pose for photos during Land Grant Sesquicentennial Day on Friday on Northrop Plaza.

Garrett Shelley, center, conducts drills at the Bierman Field Athletic Building on Friday during Larry Fitzgerald Jr.’s summer camp.

[Photo] Fitzgerald Jr.’s camp at U helps players learn professionally

July 25, 2012

Garrett Shelley, center, conducts drills at the Bierman Field Athletic Building on Friday during Larry Fitzgerald Jr.’s summer camp.

Troy Bell, center, maneuvers the ball away from Ohio State's P.J. Hill, left, and the Gophers' Austin Hollins, right, on Thursday during a pro-am Howard Pulley league game at the High Performance Academy in Eagan, Minn.

[Photo] Gophers offer season preview at Howard Pulley league

July 18, 2012

Troy Bell, center, maneuvers the ball away from Ohio State's P.J. Hill, left, and the Gophers' Austin Hollins, right, on Thursday during a pro-am Howard Pulley league game at the High Performance Academy...

A finished meatball and cucumber wrap.

[Photo] College Kitchen: Keeping it Cool

July 11, 2012

A finished meatball and cucumber wrap.

Mustafe Abidd helps a customer with a money transfer Saturday at KAAH Express in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

[Photo] Bill would help ease int’l money transfers

July 3, 2012

Mustafe Abidd helps a customer with a money transfer Saturday at KAAH Express in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

Sr. Building and Grounds Worker Pat Bemrick works the night shift Sunday at the Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

[Photo] Custodians say team cleaning is still an issue

July 3, 2012

Sr. Building and Grounds Worker Pat Bemrick works the night shift Sunday at the Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

Owner Beko Tufa works in the kitchen of her newly opened restaurant, Dilla's, on Saturday.

[Photo] Ethiopian eatery opens near campus

July 3, 2012

Owner Beko Tufa works in the kitchen of her newly opened restaurant, Dilla's, on Saturday.

University of Queensland professor Myron Zalucki searches for Monarch larvae Friday at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

[Photo] U hosts int’l monarch conference

June 27, 2012

University of Queensland professor Myron Zalucki searches for Monarch larvae Friday at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Student liaisons Jonathan Buetner and Carrie Noble play bocce ball during their weekly

[Photo] Liasons attempt to increase resident involvement

June 26, 2012

Student liaisons Jonathan Buetner and Carrie Noble play bocce ball during their weekly "Lawn Game Night" on Thursday at Marcy Holmes Park. Liaisons organize community events to attempt to get students...

A gecko hangs from his leaf at the University of Minnesota department of Genetics and Cell Biology.

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June 26, 2012

A gecko hangs from his leaf at the University of Minnesota department of Genetics and Cell Biology.

Photographer Cig Harvey talks about her photo exhibit,

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June 24, 2012

Photographer Cig Harvey talks about her photo exhibit, "You Look at Me Like an Emergency," on Friday at the Minneapolis Photo Center.

Ahmed Mohamed, owner of the newly opened U of M Market, rings up a customer in his store Friday. Mohamed is a native of Eritrea and is a new father of three.

[Photo] Convenience store opens on Washington Avenue

June 20, 2012

Ahmed Mohamed, owner of the newly opened U of M Market, rings up a customer in his store Friday. Mohamed is a native of Eritrea and is a new father of three.

Nancy Brantingham shops Tuesday at Pacific and Maine in Dinkytown.

[Photo] Closure leaves fewer apparel stores

June 6, 2012

Nancy Brantingham shops Tuesday at Pacific and Maine in Dinkytown.

Biochemistry major Allen Kerandi poses for a photo Friday at the University of Minnesota Law School. Kerandi will be a peer mentor for the Huntley House beginning this fall.

[Photo] U program to encourage black male success

June 6, 2012

Biochemistry major Allen Kerandi poses for a photo Friday at the University of Minnesota Law School. Kerandi will be a peer mentor for the Huntley House beginning this fall.

Kate Knapp talks about her experiences as a caregiver Saturday at the Mayo Auditorium. The “Caring for a Person with Memory Loss” conference provided education and support for caregiving professionals and families.

[Photo] Memory loss conference draws stories, tears

June 6, 2012

Kate Knapp talks about her experiences as a caregiver Saturday at the Mayo Auditorium. The “Caring for a Person with Memory Loss” conference provided education and support for caregiving professionals...

Anita White holds the journal she has created while caring for her 87-year-old father, who has dementia, at the Mayo Auditorium on Saturday. White was inspired to journal from her experiences dealing with her father’s memory loss.

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June 6, 2012

Anita White holds the journal she has created while caring for her 87-year-old father, who has dementia, at the Mayo Auditorium on Saturday. White was inspired to journal from her experiences dealing with...

Varsity Bike and Transit employee Neal Linder talks about bicycle helmets on Friday in Dinkytown. Linder attributes wearing a helmet with sparing him from serious injuries in two collisions with cars while biking.

[Photo] Experts, bicyclists discuss helmets laws

May 30, 2012

Varsity Bike and Transit employee Neal Linder talks about bicycle helmets on Friday in Dinkytown. Linder attributes wearing a helmet with sparing him from serious injuries in two collisions with cars while...

Sophomore Brendan Ruddock volleys the tennis ball at the Baseline Tennis Center against Purdue on Sunday.

[Photo] In deciding match, Sicora plays hero

April 11, 2011

Sophomore Brendan Ruddock volleys the tennis ball at the Baseline Tennis Center against Purdue on Sunday.

Freshman pitcher Sara DuPaul slides into second base in the gophers 3-0 win against USD on Saturday at Jane sage Cowles Stadium.

[Photo] Double the fun: Minnesota sweeps pair of double-headers

April 11, 2011

Freshman pitcher Sara DuPaul slides into second base in the gophers 3-0 win against USD on Saturday at Jane sage Cowles Stadium.

Football head coach Jerry Kill speaks to members of the media about new player signings at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex on Wednesday.

[Photo] Kill inks 22 to first recruiting class

February 3, 2011

Football head coach Jerry Kill speaks to members of the media about new player signings at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex on Wednesday.

UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann speaks to a reporter about the suspension of his coaching license on Sunday at a Gopher wrestling meet in the Sports Pavilion.

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February 2, 2011

UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann speaks to a reporter about the suspension of his coaching license on Sunday at a Gopher wrestling meet in the Sports Pavilion.

UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann speaks to a reporter about the suspension of his coaching license on Sunday at a Gopher wrestling meet in the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Volkmann stays firm on Prez bashing

February 1, 2011

UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann speaks to a reporter about the suspension of his coaching license on Sunday at a Gopher wrestling meet in the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota School of Rock musician Sydney Johnson sings “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzie at Bogart’s Place in Apple Valley, Minn. on Saturday.

[Photo] Student group puts money where the mic is for area youth

January 31, 2011

Minnesota School of Rock musician Sydney Johnson sings “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzie at Bogart’s Place in Apple Valley, Minn. on Saturday.

Minnesota School of Rock musicians Tanner Hopkins, right and Eric Sass, left perform “Basket Case” by Green Day at Bogart’s Place in Apple Valley, Minnesota on Saturday.

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January 31, 2011

Minnesota School of Rock musicians Tanner Hopkins, right and Eric Sass, left perform “Basket Case” by Green Day at Bogart’s Place in Apple Valley, Minnesota on Saturday.

Senator Michelle Fischbach, chair of the Higher Education Committee, listens to UMN President Bob Bruininks testify about upcoming budget cuts Wednesday at the capitol.

[Photo] Fischbach new head of Higher Ed

January 26, 2011

Senator Michelle Fischbach, chair of the Higher Education Committee, listens to UMN President Bob Bruininks testify about upcoming budget cuts Wednesday at the capitol.

Incoming dentistry major Pheng Vang shakes hands with Health Care Opportunities program specialist Katherine R. Boyum after receiving his lab coat from School of Dentistry Dean Patrick Lloyd on Saturday in the Mayo Auditorium.

[Photo] New dentistry program targets teens

January 24, 2011

Incoming dentistry major Pheng Vang shakes hands with Health Care Opportunities program specialist Katherine R. Boyum after receiving his lab coat from School of Dentistry Dean Patrick Lloyd on Saturday...

Sophomore Nyoka Giles competes in the women’s 60 meter race on Saturday at the UMN Fieldhouse.

[Photo] Gophers win titles aplenty at Jack Johnson Classic

January 24, 2011

Sophomore Nyoka Giles competes in the women’s 60 meter race on Saturday at the UMN Fieldhouse.

Maureen Reed, former chair of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and current board of regents member Rick Beeson speak to new incoming board of regent members in the state office building on Thursday.

[Photo] Selection process dials up intensity for regent candidates

January 21, 2011

Maureen Reed, former chair of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and current board of regents member Rick Beeson speak to new incoming board of regent members in the state office building on...

President of the Indonensian Student Association Asa Widiastomo, right, chats with her friend Sistha Darmawan on Saturday at the Korea restaurant.

[Photo] Games, rides help int’l students beat winter break blues

January 18, 2011

President of the Indonensian Student Association Asa Widiastomo, right, chats with her friend Sistha Darmawan on Saturday at the Korea restaurant.

Senior forward Jacob Cepis fights the action in the crease on Friday in the gophers 3-2 win against the UND Fighting Sioux in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The two teams tied the series 1-1.

[Photo] Animosity evident in penalty-ridden split

January 16, 2011

Senior forward Jacob Cepis fights the action in the crease on Friday in the gophers 3-2 win against the UND Fighting Sioux in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The two teams tied the series 1-1.

Robert Kennedy speaks to the university board of regents about his qualifications as a potential board of regent at the capitol on Thursday.

[Photo] Twelve regent finalists emerge

January 18, 2011

Robert Kennedy speaks to the university board of regents about his qualifications as a potential board of regent at the capitol on Thursday.

George Washington’s Kye Allums plays Saturday at Williams Arena.

[Photo] First transgender DI athlete opens year at U tourney

November 15, 2010

George Washington’s Kye Allums plays Saturday at Williams Arena.

Junior English major and Ivory Tower editor, Steve Vanthornout talks about writers and how they go about submitting their material for publication.

[Photo] Online publishing popular with writers

December 13, 2010

Junior English major and Ivory Tower editor, Steve Vanthornout talks about writers and how they go about submitting their material for publication.

Freshman forward Kelly Terry pushes through Ohio State Sunday at Ritter Arena.

[Photo] Gophers sweep Ohio State in delayed series

December 12, 2010

Freshman forward Kelly Terry pushes through Ohio State Sunday at Ritter Arena.

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Katherine Langdon, left, Mary Ellison, center, and Wendy Hain, right look at displays at the governors mansion on Tuesday in St. Paul.

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December 8, 2010

Katherine Langdon, left, Mary Ellison, center, and Wendy Hain, right look at displays at the governors mansion on Tuesday in St. Paul.

Members of the public attend the open house held Tuesday at the governor's mansion in St. Paul. Visitors toured the nearly 100-year-old landmark for their recently opened holiday open house.

[Photo] Gov.’s mansion open for the holidays

December 7, 2010

Members of the public attend the open house held Tuesday at the governor's mansion in St. Paul. Visitors toured the nearly 100-year-old landmark for their recently opened holiday open house.

Junior Forward Nick Larson breaks down the ice with a defender closing in behind in one of the two games played this weekend at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota.

[Photo] Gophers finally feel weariness of road

December 5, 2010

Junior Forward Nick Larson breaks down the ice with a defender closing in behind in one of the two games played this weekend at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota.

Junior running back DeLeon Eskridge attempts to break through Iowa’s defense Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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November 30, 2010

Junior running back DeLeon Eskridge attempts to break through Iowa’s defense Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Christina Romano left and and Zachary Serota right, rehearse for a fight scene in an upcoming production of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” in North Minneapolis on Saturday.

[Photo] A Christmas Carol, with Klingons

November 24, 2010

Christina Romano left and and Zachary Serota right, rehearse for a fight scene in an upcoming production of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” in North Minneapolis on Saturday.

Junior Cross Country athlete Stephanie Price sits down to talk about the upcoming NCAA Cross Country championships and her recent award for athlete of the year at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Thursday.

[Photo] Price making big, quick strides each year

November 21, 2010

Junior Cross Country athlete Stephanie Price sits down to talk about the upcoming NCAA Cross Country championships and her recent award for athlete of the year at Bierman Field Athletic Building on Thursday....

Junior Defender Josie Solie dribbles the ball against Georgetown Defender Kailey Blain iin the gophers 1-0 loss at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Saturday.

[Photo] Minnesota knocked out in 90th minute

November 21, 2010

Junior Defender Josie Solie dribbles the ball against Georgetown Defender Kailey Blain iin the gophers 1-0 loss at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Saturday.

Sophomore guard Leah Cotton drives to the hoop with the help of her teammate, freshman forward Kionna Kellog, at Williams Arena on Saturday.

[Photo] Gophers go 1-1 in season opening tournament

November 14, 2010

Sophomore guard Leah Cotton drives to the hoop with the help of her teammate, freshman forward Kionna Kellog, at Williams Arena on Saturday.

The Rockford Mules from left: Ryan Rud Erik Tasa, Joel Habedank and Craig Peck stand in the backyard of Craig’s South Minneapolis home on Monday.

[Photo] The other side of town

November 11, 2010

The Rockford Mules from left: Ryan Rud Erik Tasa, Joel Habedank and Craig Peck stand in the backyard of Craig’s South Minneapolis home on Monday.

Abdirahan Kahine, owner of Afro Deli & Coffee talks about the grand opening of his deli in the West Bank area on Friday

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November 11, 2010

Abdirahan Kahine, owner of Afro Deli & Coffee talks about the grand opening of his deli in the West Bank area on Friday

Israel Romero, employee of Afro Deli & Coffee works the grill on Friday at the West Bank area deli.

[Photo] Afro Deli & Coffee shop opens on the West Bank

November 2, 2010

Israel Romero, employee of Afro Deli & Coffee works the grill on Friday at the West Bank area deli.

Graphic Design sophomore Bailey Sears shows the work she did as a part of her major’s intensive portfolio review process.

[Photo] Tense, design students pitch portfolios

October 27, 2010

Graphic Design sophomore Bailey Sears shows the work she did as a part of her major’s intensive portfolio review process.

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Junior Wide Receiver Da’Jon McKnight scores a touchdown against Penn State on Saturday at TCF Bank stadium.

[Photo] Gophers fall in Horton's first game as coach

October 24, 2010

Junior Wide Receiver Da’Jon McKnight scores a touchdown against Penn State on Saturday at TCF Bank stadium.

Sophomore Wide Receiver Bryant Allen catches a pass at the goal line on Sunday at Purdue.

[Photo] Notebook: Gophers get it going too late, again

October 17, 2010

Sophomore Wide Receiver Bryant Allen catches a pass at the goal line on Sunday at Purdue.

Freshman forward Amanda Kessel advances the puck up the ice at Ridder Arena on Saturday.

[Photo] Gophers eek out wins against Whitecaps and Wayne State

October 10, 2010

Freshman forward Amanda Kessel advances the puck up the ice at Ridder Arena on Saturday.

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the 2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project on Wednesday at 6th st and 31 Ave N. The Project is part of President Carter’s foundation Habitat for Humanity, which seeks to help build, renovate or repair homes for those who need affordable housing.

[Photo] Carter aims to revitalize N. Mpls

October 7, 2010

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the 2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project on Wednesday at 6th st and 31 Ave N. The Project is part of President Carter’s foundation Habitat for Humanity, which...

Graduate student Sam Gale holds a wheat plant that has been infected with Ug99 fungus Monday at the Cereal Disease Laboratory.

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October 7, 2010

Graduate student Sam Gale holds a wheat plant that has been infected with Ug99 fungus Monday at the Cereal Disease Laboratory.

Graduate student Sam Gale looks for wheat plants infected with Ug99 fungus Monday at the Cereal Disease Laboratory.  Ug99 is a stem rust fungus that can kill wheat and barley plants

[Photo] St. Paul fights wheat disease

October 5, 2010

Graduate student Sam Gale looks for wheat plants infected with Ug99 fungus Monday at the Cereal Disease Laboratory. Ug99 is a stem rust fungus that can kill wheat and barley plants

Wide Receiver Eric Lair scores a touchdown on a 25 yard catch in the gophers 29-28 loss against Northwestern on Saturday.

[Photo] Notebook: Eskridge carried load

October 3, 2010

Wide Receiver Eric Lair scores a touchdown on a 25 yard catch in the gophers 29-28 loss against Northwestern on Saturday.

Wide Receiver Eric Lair scores a touchdown on a 25 yard catch in the gophers 29-28 loss against Northwestern on Saturday.

[Photo] Gophers can't hang on to halftime momentum against Northwestern

October 2, 2010

Wide Receiver Eric Lair scores a touchdown on a 25 yard catch in the gophers 29-28 loss against Northwestern on Saturday.

Roy Griak retired long time head coach of the University of Minnesota’s cross country and track and field teams stands on Wednesday at the Le Bolstad golf course.

[Photo] Griak Invitational to draw thousands

September 23, 2010

Roy Griak retired long time head coach of the University of Minnesota’s cross country and track and field teams stands on Wednesday at the Le Bolstad golf course.

Roy Griak retired long time head coach of the University of Minnesota’s cross country and track and field teams stands on Wednesday at the Le Bolstad golf course.

[Photo] Thousands of runners coming for Griak Invitational

September 22, 2010

Roy Griak retired long time head coach of the University of Minnesota’s cross country and track and field teams stands on Wednesday at the Le Bolstad golf course.

Stillwater resident and bow hunter Tommy Gerlach holds the buck he shot on Saturday. Saturday was the bow hunting season opener in Minnesota.

[Photo] Minnesota relies on hunters to keep deer populations in check as fall ushers in hunting season

September 23, 2010

Stillwater resident and bow hunter Tommy Gerlach holds the buck he shot on Saturday. Saturday was the bow hunting season opener in Minnesota.

Plants grow Monday along the walls of the Bell Museum of Natural History’s arboretum.

[Photo] Apocalyptic architecture

September 23, 2010

Plants grow Monday along the walls of the Bell Museum of Natural History’s arboretum.

Freshman Ashley Sogla sits in her dorm room Saturday in Yudof Hall.

[Photo] Week One

September 14, 2010

Freshman Ashley Sogla sits in her dorm room Saturday in Yudof Hall.