This is a look at some moments at this year's Minnesota State Fair through a format called the cinemagraph. These animated GIFs are made by combining video and still photos, isolating selective movements in each frame.
Two of Minnesota's biggest GOP stars, Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, drew the spotlight at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Officials estimate 1.8 million people will come out for the 2012 Minnesota State Fair, which features this year a Middle Eastern dish of marinated lamb testicles, old favorites like the swine barn and a wine contest.
Vice President Joe Biden brought Barack Obama's presidential re-election campaign to Minnesota this week.
Although rural crime rates are lower than those in urban areas, public safety takes a big share of local government budgets outstate. So it has come under scrutiny in a time of fiscal restraint. At the same time, in areas where populations are dwindling and aging, security concerns can change. Telecommunications, surveillance and other technology are changing how law enforcement deals with safety. And for some, what is needed is a greater sense of personal responsibility when it comes to their safety. A special Ground Level news report explores how new approaches to old problems are offering both hope and new dilemmas. Here are some of the best photos from the project.
This week in photos we welcomed Minnesota's gold-medal Olympians home, covered the primary elections, reported on the ways tight budgets are affecting rural law enforcement, recalled the US-Dakota War, and followed researchers hunting for frogs that serve as indicators of ecosystem health.
Photos from around the state with candidates and voters in Tuesday's primary election.
From the 2012 Olympics in London to a little girl's love for a blind horse and Sikhs reaching out to their Minnesota neighbors in the wake of last week's Wisconsin temple shootings, here are some of the best photos of the week.
We visit a marriage amendment forum, corn growers bracing for the drought's impact, a head shop bust in Duluth, and peek in on Jack Jablonski's recovery. View our week in photos for that and more.
Amy Senser is sent to prison after being convicted of criminal vehicular homicide, Minnesota sweltered in a heatwave, three members of the WNBA Lynx are headed to the Olympics, and the town of Thomson recovers from the June floods. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Minnesota sweltered in record heat, storms damaged central and northern parts of the state, the Duluth area is still coming to grips with flood devastation, Somali youth took part in a national basketball competition, and families spoke with us about international adoption. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Northeast Minnesota takes stock after the floods, the Laughing Loon Farm copes with the aftermath of an earlier deluge, some Minneapolis kids greet summer by going back to school, hog farmers feel pressure to treat their livestock better, and Brandi Carlile visits MPR. All that and more in our photos of the week.