Researchers are trying to determine whether pelicans carry residue from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Minnesota soldier is laid to rest, Vikings fans invade the Capitol, the Legislature wraps up business, Onamia braces for the walleye opener and the Catholic church organizes a pro-marriage amendment rally. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Get ready for this weekend's walleye opener, when thousands of anglers take to the lakes.
After more than eight hours of often impassioned debate Monday night, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved funding for a $975 million Vikings stadium at the site of the Metrodome in Minneapolis. A loud and colorful contingent of Vikings fans were on hand as lawmakers deliberated.
Thousands of Catholics joined together at the Capitol on Sunday to walk in a rosary procession in support of the marriage amendment. The amendment would define marriage as between one man and one woman, making it impossible for same-sex couples to marry.
National Guard members came home this week, Morris Dancers celebrated spring and Amy Senser was found guilty of killing in a hit and run crash. All that and more our photos of the week.
Every year on May Day at a park in Minneapolis, Morris Dancers strap bells to their shins, sing, shout and clack sticks to mark the change of the seasons. It's a 500 year-old folk tradition from England that has sunk deep roots here in Minnesota.
It's springtime, which in Duluth means the smelt are running. But not the way they used to. Decades ago the city was nuts over the small silver fish, with hordes of people flocking to Lake Superior streams and beaches so thick with smelt it wasn't hard to catch a garbage can full. But the smelt population crashed in the 1980s, and now only a few die-hard smelters are keeping the tradition alive.
Middle and high school students from across the Twin Cities area performed at the SAY WORD! Youth Poetry Festival in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 21, 2012.
This week, a late-season snowstorm hit northeastern Minnesota, Cirrus finally got funding to develop a personal jet and politicians debated repairing the State Capitol building.
Today is graduation day for the fifth class of St. Paul's Emergency Medical Services Academy. Most are students of color. The city program was created to diversify the pipeline of emergency medical technicians in Minnesota, where the field remains largely the province of white men.
Occupy Minnesota confronts the Minneapolis mayor, Kevin Love is sidelined by a mild concussion, a University of Minnesota researcher watches penguins from space, and a new book features archival photos of early Minnesota golf courses. All that and more in our photos of the week.