Star Tribune Photography: April in photos

April, 2019 in photos by the Star Tribune photography staff. 

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Virginia Cavaliers guard Kyle Guy (5) celebrates as the buzzer sounded on Virginia's win during the NCAA Championship Game on April 8, 2019 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia won 85-77 in overtime.
Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards (0) reacts after losing to Virginia during the NCAA Championship Game on April 8, 2019 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia won 85-77 in overtime.
Texas Tech fans had a hard loss to swallow after a tie game in regulation.
Governor Tim Walz invited any students in the room to come up to help with the Pledge of Allegiance during a citizenship ceremony at the St. Paul River Centre.
As part of the Easter celebration, Father Erik Lundgren and Father Paul Haverstock visited students from the Shakopee Area Catholic School to teach about Easter and its significance, Monday, April 15, 2019 in Shakopee, MN.
A crowd of former students, faculty and staff from Argosy University became emotional during the public testimony a Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee hearing at the State Office Building in St. Paul.. Argosy University abruptly closed last month.
Waves pound the shoreline at Tettegouche State Park Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Silver Bay, Minn. Wind gusts were up to 50 miles per hour.
Minnesota Twins outfielders Jake Cave, Byron Buxton and Max Kepler celebrate at the end of the game on April 29, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The Twins won, 1-0.
Contestants Connor Bahlo and Aria Trifilio walked the runway through the crowded room of robot fashionistas during the Robot Fashion Show Sunday night.
A woman walked her dogs Kara and Coda in the snow Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Members of the grounds crew cut the grass Friday at Allianz Field amid heavy snow flurries ahead of Saturday's home opener.
Minnesota United midfielder Kevin Molino (7) leaps over Los Angeles Galaxy defender Julian Araujo (22) in the second half of an MLS soccer game, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn.
Minnesota United forward Angelo Rodriguez (9) scored against NYC FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson (1) off a diving header in the first half.
Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) fell out of bounds against Michigan State during the first half of the NCAA basketball Final Four semifinal game.
Texas Tech guard Brandone Francis (1) reacted after a basket against Michigan State during the second half.
René Norton, a friend and neighbor of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, wipes away tears after leaving flowers at a memorial for Damond in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was found guilty Tuesday of manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia whose death bewildered and angered people in both countries.
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the skyway with his attorney Thomas Plunkett, right, on the way to court for the verdict Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape behind her home.
Susana di Palma held a globe lamp to represent the moon, illuminating Colette Illarde during rehearsal with her dancers for Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre's upcoming show "What the Moon Sees."
Finn Oesterreich, 4, looks up at others after riding in a bucket truck with his mother, Lizbeth Hansen, to view white pines at Theodore Wirth Regional Park during the Arbor Day Celebration on Friday. Finn rode with Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board forestry crew leader Shane Lampman in the truck used for trimming trees.
Texas Tech alum Clay Smith poses for a photo outside of U.S. Bank Stadium before the NCAA Championship game April 8, 2019 in Minneapolis.
A Virginia fan celebrated after her team won the NCAA championship.
Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Billy McKinney (28) was safe at home after Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo (64) missed the tag in the fourth inning at Target Field Thursday April 18, 2019 in Minneapolis.
Allianz Field was photographed Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in St. Paul, Minn.