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Greg Jennings, Tim Jennings

Photos: Vikings vs. Bears

The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Chicago Bears Sunday after a touchdown throw by Jay Cutler with 10 seconds left on the clock. The Bears won 31-30. Here are some highlights.

Rodrick Williams Jr.

Photos: Gophers beat Leathernecks

With Minnesota coach Jerry Kill at a hospital after a seizure at halftime, David Cobb and Rodrick Williams each rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Gophers past Western Illinois 29-12 on Saturday afternoon.

Winona fire

Photos: The Winona fire

A block in the center of downtown Winona was heavily damaged by fire on Friday morning.

First look

Carly Schmitt captures the curiosities of one neighborhood

Artist Carly Schmitt asked people in the Lyndale neighborhood of Minneapolis to share objects that they thought best represented them for her Curiosities of Lyndale project. She then photographed the images and photoshopped them to make them appear like they are in curio cabinets along Lyndale. The result: public art covering some of the neighborhood's ugliest public structures.

Calvin Johnson, Harrison Smith

Photos: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

It's the first Sunday of NFL action. There are 13 games today and tonight with teams hoping to start the long road to the Super Bowl at the Meadowlands next February. The Minnesota Vikings start off the season against the Detroit Lions.

One of Molter's two cabins

Photos: The legacy of the 'Root Beer Lady'

The Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, Minn., celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, telling the story of the last full time resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. For more than half a century the "Root Beer Lady," as she became known, defied the government to live alone on an island, 15 miles from the nearest road.

Finishing the lesson

Memorable moments in going back to school

While some school districts started school earlier, today marks the start of school for most around Minnesota. A number of traditions and new events make it memorable.

Victoria Mailand

Photos: State Fair kids and their animals

MPR's Nikki Tundel documented some of the many young people who showed their animals at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.

Striking workers

Historical photos of Labor Day: Labor movements and strikes

Historical photos of labor movements and strikes from 1917 to 1985.

Minnesota Scenes: August

Our favorite photos submitted by audience members in the past month.

Cleaning cattle

Photos: Animals get glammed up at the fair

Before animals compete at the Minnesota State Fair, they get groomed and styled by their human companions.

Cleaning cattle

Getting glammed up to show

Before they ever hit the show ring, animals at the Minnesota State Fair get all gussied up.