From the rush of the Crashed Ice competition to the presidential horse race, floods up north and Dakota War memorials, and an amazing array of unique characters and moments, MPR's photographers recorded thousands of memorable moments in 2012. Here, they have whittled everything down for the best MPR Photos of the Year.
Residents in northeastern Minnesota are still coping with damaged homes and lives after the June flood, a investigation continues in Cold Spring and a big blizzard walloped southern Minnesota. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Parts of southeast Minnesota were hit today by the first significant amounts of snowfall this season. The blizzard grazed the Twin Cities but will continue throughout parts of Iowa, southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Even the most creative people sometimes find it difficult to find the right gifts for the holidays. But very few people would decline artisan chocolates. The following chocolates are locally produced.
Jeanne Calvit, our latest Art Hero, is the founder and director The Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Minneapolis, which serves 130 artists with a range of physical and developmental disabilities.
Six months ago this week, flash floods tore through northeast Minnesota, ripping up roads and filling basements. The disaster caused more than $40 million in damage to private homes -- many of them without flood insurance.
Students remember Gordon Parks, the Union Depot in St. Paul is set to reopen and a police officer killed on-duty is laid to rest. All that and more in our photos of the week.
A $243 million renovation of the St. Paul Union Depot is completed, and the downtown St. Paul facility will reopen to transit riders on Saturday, kicked off with an open house for the public. Here's a look at the depot from a historical perspective.
State officials estimate several thousand people attended a funeral service for slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker. The 31-year-old officer was fatally shot Thursday when he was called to check on a man's welfare. No charges have been filed in his death.
Forty-one years after the last train pulled out of St. Paul's Union Station, the rail hub is ready for trains to return. The landmark station reopens Saturday after a $243 million facelift. The depot will host a new bus hub with intercity bus service returning in 2013, Amtrak trains later in the year, and light rail service in 2014. St. Paul hopes the depot can spark a transportation renaissance for the city.
When treating cancer patients who suffer a second bout of the disease, doctors know catching the recurrence soon is crucial to the patient's chances of survival. It's especially been a challenge with prostate cancer. That's why a new Mayo Clinic scanning technique that helps doctors detect recurring prostate cancers months or even years earlier than before, is receiving considerable attention.
Born and raised in Duluth, photographer Wing Young Huie is best known for his public art installations.