While 2014 held momentous events, it also introduced us to fascinating people across the state.
St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday moved one step closer to opening its newest space.
As the year draws to a close, we took a look back at some of our favorite photographs of year -- images that give us a glimpse into the people, places and events that helped shape life in Minnesota in 2014.
The 'destination brewery' has a former Solera restaurant chef cooking in the kitchen, gas-fueled fire pits waiting on the patio and a 58-spot bike rack cyclists outside.
At River Bend Education Center in Minneapolis, school social worker Rebecca Stewart uses yoga and other strategies to help children control their emotions.
Members of the running club called Mile in My Shoes aim to reach residents at Higher Ground, a Minneapolis homeless shelter. In early morning runs, they're trying to get homeless men on their feet and literally on the road to a better life.
Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair and captured the sights and sounds in six-second Vine videos. There were smells, too, but you'll have to take his word on that one.
Since it began in 1938, Potato Days in Barnesville, Minn., is the annual celebration of the spud. The two-day event, held Aug. 22 and 23 this year, attracted thousands of people, and featured more than a dozen potato-centered competitions -- everything from mashed potato wrestling to a strongman contest.
Construction on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium started last December. Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson checked in on how it's going.
The Minnesota State Fair kicked off Thursday morning and marked historic changes, an annual parade of new foods (some on a stick!) and the unofficial start to campaign season.
The Hoeschler siblings have been log rolling since shortly after they were able to walk. Will, 23, Abby, 27, and Lizzie, 31, learned the sport from their mother, a seven-time world champion, and refined their craft while practicing in a lagoon along the Mississippi River.
Since 1938, people in Pequot Lakes, Minn. have been gathering for the sake of beans. Bean Hole Days got its start when local businessmen held a bean feed to thank farmers for their support of area businesses. Today, thousands flock to Trailside Park to celebrate and dine on beans cooked overnight in cast iron pots covered in a wood-fired pit.
With stormy skies overhead, Twin Citians gathered for the annual Juneteenth at North Mississippi Regional Park on Saturday. The event, which featured music, food and a variety of vendors, observes the 1865 proclamation abolishing slavery in Texas. Juneteenth is celebrated across the country, and the Twin Cities community event is one of the largest in the country.
Spring arrived in Minnesota at the same time as baseball and the hope of a new season. While Minnesota Twins fans flocked to Target Field for the home opener, photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson tried a new way to capture the mood of the new season.
The seven inches of April snow that fell last week in St. Paul, Minn. didn't take long to melt with above average temperatures this weekend.