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Canterbury Downs

Minnesota Scenes: Your photos from June

Racing at Canterbury Park, Gorillas at the zoo, Duluth in the fog and a lot of high water around the Twin Cities in the aftermath of sever weather. All that and more of our favorite photos submitted by audience members in June.

Kor Zoua Pa Xiong and Gao Lee Vang

Photos: Hmong American flag football

The first women's flag football teams were organized in the Twin Cities nearly a decade ago to help raise funds for various causes. Popularity and team numbers grew. Then, seven years ago, the women won approval to compete in the Hmong Freedom Celebration from the organizers, the St. Paul-based Lao Family Community.

Pairing cocktails

Photos: Cocktails at The Bachelor Farmer

Restaurateurs, such as The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis, have been creatively pairing food and cocktails.

Xcel lineman

Photos: Aftermath of severe storms in Minn.

Residents and utility crews on Saturday were assessing and repairing the damage from a severe storm on Friday night. The National Weather Service said that the worst damage from the storm was centered in the metro area, with hundreds of trees and power lines down throughout the Twin Cities.

Photos: Yoga, dance greet summer solstice

People around the world were up at the crack of dawn on Friday to celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Thousands of people from the steel canyons of New York to the stone figures of England took part in solstice celebrations marking the beginning of summer, while south of the Equator, celebrants marked the official start of winter.

The Buttered Tin

Photos: The Buttered Tin

The owners of The Buttered Tin, a new bakery and restaurant, have set out to change the culture of the lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul.

Photos: Fatal helicopter crash in Maplewood

A mosquito control helicopter crashed into a Maplewood garage on Wednesday, killing the pilot.

Uptown criterium

Photos: Nature Valley Grand Prix races through Uptown Mpls.

Nearly 200 riders appeared at the 14th annual Nature Valley Grand Prix pro bike race, the state's biggest competitive bicycling event. The Uptown Minneapolis Criterium on Friday was part of the event, which also includes races in St. Paul, Cannon Falls, Menomonie and Stillwater.

Karkoc's petition for naturalization

Photos: The trail leading to Michael Karkoc

Michael Karkoc, 94, told American authorities in 1949 that he had performed no military service during World War II, concealing his work as an officer and founding member of the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion and later as an officer in the SS Galician Division, the AP reports.

Condiment nirvana

Photos: Summer relishes can make all the difference

The trick to a dish is often just the right twist of flavor. And that can come from just the right condiment.

Milking time

MPR News photos of the week

This week, we checked in on dairy farmers in southeastern Minnesota, the Como Zoo's new gorilla exhibit and same-sex couples in line for their marriage license.

Same-sex marriage

Photos: Minn. same-sex couples line up for marriage licenses

Same-sex couples lined up at government offices in the Twin Cities this morning to apply for marriage licenses for the very first time, just a few weeks after same-sex marriage was made legal in the state.