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Asparagus

Photos: Farmers markets in full swing

It's been a slow start to the growing season, but now we're in the swing of things at farmers markets around the region.

Gorilla Forest

Photos: The Como Zoo's new $11M Gorilla Forest exhibit

The Como Park Zoo's new $11 million Gorilla Forest exhibit, which includes the largest mesh gorilla enclosure in North America, opens to the public on Thursday.

Run or Dye 5K

Minnesota Scenes: Your eye on May

From Run or Dye to raptor chicks and the same sex marriage debate, take a look at some of our favorite photographs submitted by the MPR News audience in May.

Durst Brothers Dairy farm

Photos: Farmers scramble to buy feed for cattle

Farmers in the upper Midwest are scrambling to buy feed from Colorado, South Dakota and other states. They're also stretching what they have now while they plant more seed. But even that's proving to be a challenge.

Clancey's

Photos: Clancey's Meats and Fish

A classic ground-beef burger is a terrific way to kick off the summer, but outdoor chefs might also want to experiment with other types of meat: lamb, turkey, salmon, pork-or even bean-and-grain veggie burgers. The current Real Food magazine, which you can pick up free from Lunds and Byerly's has a lot of great alterna-burger recipes.

Photos: Highlights from Michele Bachmann's political career

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said Wednesday morning she will not seek re-election in 2014. Here's a look at her political career, in photos.

Sandy Spieler

Photos: Heart of the Beast May Day parade

Thousands of people turn out every year for the May Day Parade from In the Heart of the Beast Theater to Powderhorn Park in south Minneapolis.

Paddling theater audience

MPR News photos of the week: Paddling, Italian pastry and a fatal rockslide

The ice is finally out across the state and Minnesotans were ready to take advantage, Cossetta's opened a new expansion and family and friends grieved after a fatal accident in St. Paul. All that and more in our photos of the week.

Rock slide

Photos: The deadly St. Paul landslide

Two children died in an apparent landslide on a fossil hunting school field trip Wednesday at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul. Two others were injured when the ground gave way beneath the fourth graders from St. Louis Park.

Muir/Marshall cabin

Photos: Family cabin getaway for four generations

Memorial Day weekend upon us and many Minnesotans are heading north on clogged highways to summer cabins. With the long winter and late ice-out on many lakes, for some this could be the first visit since last fall. One family opened up the cabin that's provided a summer retreat to four generations.

Gelato

Photos: Cossetta's new Pasticceria, or pastry shop

Cossetta's has long been one of the biggest names in Italian food in the Twin Cities, and it has just gotten a lot bigger. They've undergone a major expansion and renovation.

Photos: Major tornado outbreak in Oklahoma

A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.