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Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

[Photo] Superblock residence halls allow student re-entry following evacuation due to a gas odor

Published March 8, 2021

Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020. Superblock, which includes Frontier, Territorial, Centennial and Pioneer Halls was evacuated March 8 due to a gas odor.

Northrop Auditorium as seen on April 5, 2015.

[Photo] Lights, wheelchairs and ramps: Northrop performance series takes dancing to new heights

Published December 3, 2020

Northrop Auditorium as seen on April 5, 2015.

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

[Photo] UMPD resolve bomb threat investigation at TCF Bank Stadium

Published November 12, 2020

A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

[Photo] Some Gopher football players remain undecided about 2020 return

Published October 7, 2020

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

[Photo] Prospect Park Association seeks to educate renters and students about their rights

Published October 5, 2020

A view of the retail spaces available for leasing underneath Wahu apartments on Tuesday, May 30.

Cars drive down I-94 under the 27th Ave SE bridge early on Tuesday morning. Proposed plans include increased access to the interstate with an access point in Prospect Park.

[Photo] UMN plan will cut rates for campus night parking

Published April 17, 2017

Cars drive down I-94 under the 27th Ave SE bridge early on Tuesday morning. Proposed plans include increased access to the interstate with an access point in Prospect Park.

The Universitys Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

[Photo] For some regent members, Fleck coaching costs cause unease

Published January 17, 2017

The University's Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Mohamud Noor and Ilhan Omar debate in a filled Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Monday evening. The three are competing for the DFL primary for House Seat 60B.

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Published January 17, 2017

Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Mohamud Noor and Ilhan Omar debate in a filled Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Monday evening. The three are competing for the DFL primary for House...

Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Mohamud Noor and Ilhan Omar debate in a filled Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Monday evening. The three are competing for the DFL primary for House Seat 60B.

[Photo] Debate spotlights veteran, newcomers

Published August 24, 2016

Minnesota Rep. Phyllis Kahn, Mohamud Noor and Ilhan Omar debate in a filled Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Monday evening. The three are competing for the DFL primary for House...

Abby Guggisberg practices aerial silks at Circus Juventas at their location in the Highland neighborhood of St. Paul on July 22.

[Photo] At Circus Juventas, youth learn the ropes

Published July 27, 2016

Abby Guggisberg practices aerial silks at Circus Juventas at their location in the Highland neighborhood of St. Paul on July 22.

Jenn Truchon-Kelzenber of Blaine plays a Family Guy themed pinball machine at the Up Down bar in Uptown Minneapolis on Sunday evening.

[Photo] Grown-ups game at Up-Down Bar

Published July 27, 2016

Jenn Truchon-Kelzenber of Blaine plays a Family Guy themed pinball machine at the Up Down bar in Uptown Minneapolis on Sunday evening.

Cars drive down I-94 under the 27th Ave SE bridge early on Tuesday morning. Proposed plans include increased access to the interstate with an access point in Prospect Park.

[Photo] Rondo, Prospect Park push I-94 changes

Published July 27, 2016

Cars drive down I-94 under the 27th Ave SE bridge early on Tuesday morning. Proposed plans include increased access to the interstate with an access point in Prospect Park.

Luke Gitar and Nestor Garcia of Minneapolis talk during their work to raise awareness for the 15 Now campaign while at Open Streets Minneapolis: East Lake on Sunday. Campaigning to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour, 15 Now obtained nearly 20,000 signatures, more than enough to make it onto the November 2016 ballet.

[Photo] Minneapolis City Council vote on $15 minimum wage could put amendment on ballot

Published July 27, 2016

Luke Gitar and Nestor Garcia of Minneapolis talk during their work to raise awareness for the 15 Now campaign while at Open Streets Minneapolis: East Lake on Sunday. Campaigning to increase minimum wage...

Left to right, Sam Hirsch, Cian Newport and Tyler Blase stop for a moment while playing Pokémon Go in front of Sencha Tea Bar at the Stadium Village Mall on Washington Ave. on July 18. Sencha Tea Bar is one of several restaurants that are offering promotions to help attract users of Pokémon Go.

[Photo] With ‘Pokemon Go’, businesses see boost

Published July 20, 2016

Left to right, Sam Hirsch, Cian Newport and Tyler Blase stop for a moment while playing Pokémon Go in front of Sencha Tea Bar at the Stadium Village Mall on Washington Ave. on July 18. Sencha Tea Bar...

Refreshing rhubarb pie is a fun treat to make with friends using in seasonal ingredients.

[Photo] College kitchen: in season

Published July 13, 2016

Refreshing rhubarb pie is a fun treat to make with friends using in seasonal ingredients.

Left to right, Chris Bales, Ryan Gilman, Jake Mierva and Sam Walsh pose for a portrait near the University of Minnesota on June 30. The group created a short film for the Minnesota 48 Hour Film Festival, during which they had 48 hours to make and submit a short film that all had to include the same prop, character, and line. Their film, The Summer of 99 won best writing, best musical score, and fan favorite.

[Photo] Forty-eight hours of summer

Published July 6, 2016

Left to right, Chris Bales, Ryan Gilman, Jake Mierva and Sam Walsh pose for a portrait near the University of Minnesota on June 30. The group created a short film for the Minnesota 48 Hour Film Festival,...

University of Minnesota grad student Karl Young adjusts one the of telescopes at Universe in the Park at William OBrien State Park on July 2. Universe in the Park is a summer outreach program hosted by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics at local and state parks to teach interested attendees about planets and the universe.

[Photo] Tracking the night sky

Published July 6, 2016

University of Minnesota grad student Karl Young adjusts one the of telescopes at Universe in the Park at William O'Brien State Park on July 2. Universe in the Park is a summer outreach program hosted by...

A biker rides down 20th Ave S in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood on the morning of 28 June. Minneapolis city council members Abdi Warsame and Elizabeth Glidden are working on a bill which would prevent landlords from denying prospective renters based solely on their Section 8 status.

[Photo] Officials vie for housing availability

Published June 29, 2016

A biker rides down 20th Ave S in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood on the morning of 28 June. Minneapolis city council members Abdi Warsame and Elizabeth Glidden are working on a bill which would prevent...

Jimmy Young, a Nibbles hotdog food cart operator prepares a hotdog for a customer in downtown Minneapolis on the afternoon of 27 June. The Minneapolis City Council ruled to change an ordinance that had previously restricted the operating area of food carts.

[Photo] Sidewalk food may see more traffic

Published June 29, 2016

Jimmy Young, a Nibbles hotdog food cart operator prepares a hotdog for a customer in downtown Minneapolis on the afternoon of 27 June. The Minneapolis City Council ruled to change an ordinance that had...

A group plays a game of pick-up basketball at Holmes Park located in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has money designated for renovations that are set to start in 2018.

[Photo] Marcy-Holmes parks need renovations

Published June 22, 2016

A group plays a game of pick-up basketball at Holmes Park located in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has money designated for renovations that are...

Afro Deli owner Abdirahman Kahin stands in his restaurant in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Kahin is currently in a legal dispute over the restaurant ownership with Nasibu Sareva, the owner of the African Development Center.

[Photo] Dispute could close Cedar-Riverside mainstay

Published June 22, 2016

Afro Deli owner Abdirahman Kahin stands in his restaurant in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Kahin is currently in a legal dispute over the restaurant ownership with Nasibu Sareva, the...

Members of the North Minneapolis community come together on the Lowry Avenue Bridge in unity against Northern Metal Recycling, as seen in the distance behind them on the evening of June 9. A report by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that lists the neighborhood surrounding the facility as the citys highest levels of lead poising and asthma hospitalizations, and points to the recycling facility as a leading cause in the issue.

[Photo] Facility spurs community health concerns

Published June 15, 2016

Members of the North Minneapolis community come together on the Lowry Avenue Bridge in unity against Northern Metal Recycling, as seen in the distance behind them on the evening of June 9. A report by...

Hattie Webb, a University alumni stands in front of Northrop Auditorium on June 12, the place she met and was asked to dinner by Muhammad Ali. 
Alis interest in the University grew after Webb and a group of black students held a sit-down in Morrill Hall in 1969 in an effort to talk to the university president about discrimination.

[Photo] Muhammad Ali and activism at the U

Published June 15, 2016

Hattie Webb, a University alumni stands in front of Northrop Auditorium on June 12, the place she met and was asked to dinner by Muhammad Ali. Ali's interest in the University grew after Webb and a group...

University President Eric Kaler and the Board of Regents talk before voting on the Universitys new budget at McNamara Alumni Center on the morning of Friday, June 10.

[Photo] Regents approve grain elevator demolition, new track facility

Published October 17, 2016

University President Eric Kaler and the Board of Regents talk before voting on the University's new budget at McNamara Alumni Center on the morning of Friday, June 10.

Six students are arrested by UMPD for protesting during the Board of Regents meeting in the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, June 10. The individuals were a part of a larger group of about 30, who gathered in demonstration to voice their opposition to tuition hikes.

[Photo] State dismisses charges against six U students

Published December 14, 2016

Six students are arrested by UMPD for protesting during the Board of Regents meeting in the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, June 10. The individuals were a part of a larger group of about 30, who gathered...

Six students are arrested by UMPD for protesting during the Board of Regents meeting in the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, June 10. The individuals were a part of a larger group of about 30, who gathered in demonstration to voice their opposition to tuition hikes.

[Photo] 6 protesters arrested at University Board of Regents meeting

Published June 10, 2016

Six students are arrested by UMPD for protesting during the Board of Regents meeting in the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, June 10. The individuals were a part of a larger group of about 30, who gathered...

Andrea Jenkins, a former Minneapolis city council policy aide and Transgender Oral History Project curator, poses for a portrait outside Blegen Hall on the West Bank campus, June 2.

[Photo] Minneapolis strengthens transgender equity efforts

Published June 8, 2016

Andrea Jenkins, a former Minneapolis city council policy aide and Transgender Oral History Project curator, poses for a portrait outside Blegen Hall on the West Bank campus, June 2.

Hairstylist Whitney Vermeer cuts Jesse Williams hair at New Aesthetic, her one-chair mens salon in Marcy Holmes on June 6. Vermeer has been nominated as one of five people for the North America 2016 Mens Hairstylist of the Year NAHA finalists, and will be heading to Las Vegas in July for the finals award ceremony.

[Photo] One chair, space for all

Published June 8, 2016

Hairstylist Whitney Vermeer cuts Jesse Williams' hair at New Aesthetic, her one-chair men's salon in Marcy Holmes on June 6. Vermeer has been nominated as one of five people for the North America 2016...

University director of athletics Mark Coyle speaks with the press at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minn on June 1. This was the first stop of the Gopher Road Trip Chalk Talk where University coaches talk about the upcoming season with fans and the press.

[Photo] Coaches, Coyle kick off statewide tour

Published June 8, 2016

University director of athletics Mark Coyle speaks with the press at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson, Minn on June 1. This was the first stop of the Gopher Road Trip Chalk Talk where University...

Viking Bar owners Patrick Johnston, Aaron Britt and Amy Britt pose for a portrait in their Cedar Riverside bar on the evening of May 28. The Viking Bar reopened under new management on May 25 after closing its doors 10 years ago.

[Photo] Revelling in the blues, again

Published June 1, 2016

Viking Bar owners Patrick Johnston, Aaron Britt and Amy Britt pose for a portrait in their Cedar Riverside bar on the evening of May 28. The Viking Bar reopened under new management on May 25 after closing...

Left to right, Aline Putnoki, Derrick Johnson, Anne Putnoki and Will Massengill pose outside of the Forever Young Prom at First Avenue on the evening of May 27. The throwback prom was a reminiscent party playing music from 1996-2006.

[Photo] Street style: It’s raining on prom night

Published June 1, 2016

Left to right, Aline Putnoki, Derrick Johnson, Anne Putnoki and Will Massengill pose outside of the Forever Young Prom at First Avenue on the evening of May 27. The throwback prom was a reminiscent party...

Barista Allison Noble makes a drink with soy milk Monday, Nov. 10 at Bordertown Coffee. Local businesses say they are trying to avoid increasing their prices while the cost of milk rises.

[Photo] Milk costs straining shops

Published November 18, 2014

Barista Allison Noble makes a drink with soy milk Monday, Nov. 10 at Bordertown Coffee. Local businesses say they are trying to avoid increasing their prices while the cost of milk rises.

Assistant Professor David Flanningan speaks about the first in the world FEI Tecnai Femto ultrafast electron microscope during a media tour, Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Amundson Hall.

[Photo] Scientists making the Gore Annex home

Published November 17, 2014

Assistant Professor David Flanningan speaks about the first in the world FEI Tecnai Femto ultrafast electron microscope during a media tour, Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Amundson Hall.

Sophomore and vice-president of the Universitys Juggling Club Yang Yang Sim practices the Diabolo Wednesday afternoon at Northrop.

[Photo] Just jugglin'

Published November 13, 2014

Sophomore and vice-president of the University's Juggling Club Yang Yang Sim practices the Diabolo Wednesday afternoon at Northrop.

University of Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite lunges for the ball Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Gophers split matches in Michigan

Published November 10, 2014

University of Minnesota outside hitter Sarah Wilhite lunges for the ball Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

Rui Ding performs experiments Aug. 7, 2014, in a lab in the Phillips Wangensteen Building.

[Photo] Chemical discovery could ease Parkinson’s disease patients

Published November 10, 2014

Rui Ding performs experiments Aug. 7, 2014, in a lab in the Phillips Wangensteen Building.

Fire-year-old Harlee Sheid tries to get her mother Stevie, a University student, at the after school program Minneapolis Kids on Monday afternoon in Minneapolis. Minnesota Public Schools are now offering all day kindergarten, which lessens the cost of child care for many parents.

[Photo] Despite new law, child care still costly

Published September 10, 2014

Fire-year-old Harlee Sheid tries to get her mother Stevie, a University student, at the after school program Minneapolis Kids on Monday afternoon in Minneapolis. Minnesota Public Schools are now offering...

Senior Ashlie Decker leads the pack Friday evening at the  Oz Memorial at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul. Decker won the womens race.

[Photo] Decker dominates in season’s first meet

Published September 8, 2014

Senior Ashlie Decker leads the pack Friday evening at the Oz Memorial at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul. Decker won the women's race.

University of Minnesota Outside Hitter Sarah Wilhite lunges for the ball Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Wilhite slides into increased role

Published September 4, 2014

University of Minnesota Outside Hitter Sarah Wilhite lunges for the ball Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson and University President Eric Kaler answers a question from the audience Wednesday afternoon at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Administrators held the meeting to discuss the strategic plan draft, which they will present to the Board of Regents next week.

[Photo] U's strategic plan nears completion

Published September 4, 2014

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson and University President Eric Kaler answers a question from the audience Wednesday afternoon at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs....

Gophers forward Simone Kolander dribbles the ball in front of Marquettes goal Friday evening at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Sophomore Kolander develops into scoring threat

Published September 4, 2014

Gophers forward Simone Kolander dribbles the ball in front of Marquette's goal Friday evening at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Junior Chai Lee leads a group of students playing flute-like instrument called qeejs in a traditional Hmong art on Monday.

[Photo] Little Mekong Night Market brings the Twin Cities to Asia

Published September 4, 2014

Junior Chai Lee leads a group of students playing flute-like instrument called qeej's in a traditional Hmong art on Monday.

Gophers forward Simone Kolander dribbles the ball in front of Marquettes goal Friday evening at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Behind Squires, Gophers sweep weekend

Published September 2, 2014

Gophers forward Simone Kolander dribbles the ball in front of Marquette's goal Friday evening at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gohpers outside hitter Sarah Wilhite hits the ball past Louisville on Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Gophers split weekend matches

Published September 2, 2014

Gohpers outside hitter Sarah Wilhite hits the ball past Louisville on Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion.