Seimone Augustus scored 23 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Minnesota Lynx, but it wasn't enough Sunday night. The team lost 76-70 to Indiana in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.
This week, we visited a high school choir practice, remembered the late Sen. Paul Wellstone and toured an exploratory drilling site in northeastern Minnesota.
Duluth is building bike trails, there's a labor dispute at the Minnesota Orchestra, the Lynx are playing in the WNBA Western Conference Finals and wildfires scorch parts of northwestern Minnesota. All that and more in our photos of the week.
A wildfire destroyed at least six structures as it skirted the small city of about 700 people near the Canadian border. The local nursing home, school, assisted living center and a group home, all in the southern portion of the city, were evacuated.
Minneapolis police say a workplace shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood that left five people dead is one of the worst homicide scenes in city history.
University Avenue businesses spruced up in anticipation of the under-construction light rail line, apple producers face a tough harvest, and truckers stage a protest in downtown Duluth. All that and more in our photos of the week.
The Cottage View Drive-In held a community event Thursday to celebrate the theater's 46-year history and to bid farewell to the Cottage Grove, Minn. landmark. The theater, which is only one of two remaining in the Twin Cities, is closing at the end of this season and will be replaced by a Walmart. Patrons filled the parking lot for a sing-along version of "Grease", exhibited classic cars and competed in a costume contest. The theater will remain open during weekends into October, depending on weather conditions.
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon jumped out of an airplane today and said she's willing do it again. Prettner Solon's tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team was to raise awareness for groups that support people who serve in the armed forces and their families.
Rising Minneapolis hip-hop star Brother Ali stopped by the MPR studios. Lynn Rogers is still feeding the bears near Ely. The Minnesota Lynx finally get a trip to the White House. And a Twin Cities business has figured out how to preserve prairie plant species for a profit. That and more in our photos of the week.
The fall harvest is under way at Prairie Restorations, Inc. in Princeton, Minn., where more than 100 native plant species are grown and sold. The business, which was started by two brothers in 1977, specializes in the supply and support of native prairie, wetland, woodland and shoreline plant communities. Owner Ron Bowen said the company restores about 1,500 acres of prairie a year and produces seed for roughly 5,000 acres of prairie a year.
Follow along with Wildlife Research Institute biologists Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield as they use radio collars and GPS trackers to find and examine June, a 300-pound black bear in the woods near Ely, Minn.
Culture camp for kids adopted from other countries. College kids finding new ways to make friends. The drought threatens thousands of urban trees. Rural poverty persists. And an Uptown Minneapolis theater gets a facelift. All that and more in our photos of the week.