The Minnesota Fringe Festival is underway, with hundreds of performances taking place at venues throughout Minneapolis. The 10-day festival runs through next Sunday. Photographer Jeffrey Thompson captured some scenes of the first few days of the Fringe.
Hundreds of people turned out in downtown Minneapolis Monday for the dedication of a remembrance garden, in memorial of the 35W bridge victims and survivors.
The Minnesota State Capitol was the center of activity on Thursday, June 30, 2011, as Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders tried all day to come up with a last-minute budget agreement to avert a government shutdown. Their efforts failed, even as state employees and others gathered outside to urge them to reach a deal.
North St. Paul's Colton Barrett raced in the Fixed Gear Classic last weekend in Blaine. "One twitch of your handle bars that's over-exaggerated and you're down -- and so is everybody else," he said.
Performers with Project Bandaloop danced on the exterior of the Lawson building in downtown St. Paul today. The San Francisco-based group performs on urban and natural environments around the world.
North Minneapolis is still reeling from the tornado that struck on Sunday, May 22, 2011, that killed one person, injured 33 others, downed power lines and damaged homes. On Monday, the slow process of assessing damage and cleanup began.
Minneapolis' Youth Performance Company actors bring their own experiences to the stage for the production "Mean," a play about bullying in school.
Family members of Anthony Titus discuss how they are dealing with the loss after he was fatally shot last year.
Stolen guns often wind up in the property and evidence unit of the Minneapolis Police Department. The room is a death row for recovered guns. If they aren't claimed, the guns are melted down and turned into rebar -- the steel bars that reinforce sidewalks and roads.
Jiyaad Copeland is currently serving a 40-month prison sentence for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. In an interview with MPR News he reflected on his past and what led him to his crime.
The last remnants of the 2011 St. Paul Winter Carnival were reduced to large piles of snow Thursday, as heavy equipment demolished the snow sculptures that had been created at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St. Paul.
The Jayhawks performed "She Walks in So Many Ways" live on Midmorning with Kerri Miller Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. It's a new song the band is including on its upcoming album, which will be released in June.
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.