The St. Paul Winter Carnival is underway, featuring dozens of activities to help celebrate the cold, snow and ice of the season. MPR photographer Jeffrey Thompson captured some of the action.
The Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday under full GOP control for the first time in 38 years.
Bundled up Vikings fans wait outside TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears.
Gov.-elect Mark Dayton discusses the election and his future as Minnesota's next governor.
For the first time in decades, Republicans will own the majority in the both the Minnesota House and Senate -- and with that shift in power comes a change in locations. Senate Republicans are moving from the cramped quarters of the State Office Building to State Capitol offices and Democrats are taking their place in the State Office Building. Members of the House are shifting floors in the State Office Building. The move continues through next week.
The Scandanavian dish takes center stage during Norsefest in Madison, Minn. Every November, "Lutefisk Capital USA" celebrates its heritage with a community supper at the VFW, talent show and lutefisk eating contest.
Author and filmmaker Nora Ephron talks with Kerri Miller about Ephron's ability to remember things during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Nov. 17, 2010.
The Fisher House has been a source of shelter and comfort for families of veterans since it was built adjacent to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in 1995. The 10-bedroom shelter is one of 55 such houses around the world that serve families of military or VA medical center patients.
In addition to a free room to stay, the Fisher House provides food, laundry and computer access to those visiting their loved ones. Perhaps the most valued benefit is the fellowship shared by the families. A second 20-room Fisher House is currently under construction next door and will open in February.
Republican Tom Emmer, speaking for the first time since Election Night, said Tuesday that he's waiting for the recount process to take its course in the governor's race.
Author Nicole Krauss talks with Kerri Miller about the burden of inheritance during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 28, 2010.
Author Nicole Krauss talks with Kerri Miller about uncertainty during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 28, 2010.
As fall colors set in, we take a ride high above Minnesota to take a bird's-eye view of the seasonal change.
Members of the Twin Cities' Somali and Turkish communities gathered together recently in Edina for Iftar, the evening meal when Muslims break their fasts during the month of Ramadan. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until dusk, which is intended to teach spirituality, self-restraint and humility.
Gubernatorial candidates discussed tax reform during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010.
Gubernatorial candidates discussed their opinions on the option of closing college campuses during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010.