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Home buyout before after

Before and after photos: Home buyouts in Fargo-Moorhead key to flood fight

The cities of Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn. have purchased and removed hundreds of flood-prone homes along the Red River since the record flood of 2009. As a result, the cities require fewer sandbags and less manpower when fighting floods now. The region is gearing up for another major flood this year.

Dave Ellison releases a 3-day-old lamb

Photos: Lambing season in Minnesota

Spring brings new life to the landscape. MPR visited a small Minnesota farm near Pelican Rapids, to experience a yearly ritual, the birth of a new crop of lambs.

Dave Ellison releases a 3-day-old lamb

Photos: Birthing season on Ellison sheep farm

Minnesota has 3,000 sheep farms and more than 130,000 sheep according to the state Board of Animal Health.

Artcrank

MPR News photos of the week

This week: The intersection of bicycles and art, the Twins' chilly start to their season and sandbag operations got under way in the Red River Valley. All that and more in our photos of the week gallery.

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Photos: Here's how Fargo's 'Sandbag Central' works

Volunteers in Fargo, N.D., started filling sandbags Wednesday in preparation for flooding along the Red River expected later this month. The city will fill enough sandbags to be prepared for a record flood, but will need only about half the sandbags it used in 2009 because of permanent flood measures installed since then.

Twins fans

Photos: Twins fall in chilly home opener

A sellout crowd of more than 38,000 fans braved near-freezing temperatures at Target Field on Monday to watch the Minnesota Twins open the 2013 season against the Detroit Tigers.

Ken Greshowak

Minnesota Scenes: Your March

We've combed through the photos you've submitted during March, either to us directly or by joining our Flickr pool. Here are some of our favorites, including wildlife, live music, and the northern lights. Check out more daily photos at Minnesota Today. We'll publish the next gallery on May 1.

Planned Parenthood demonstration

Photos: Abortion demonstration at Planned Parenthood

Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gathered Friday for dueling demonstrations outside the Planned Parenthood office in St. Paul.

Robots

Photos: Minnesota Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

This year's regional robotics competition at the University of Minnesota is so big it will take up two sports arenas. About 120 high school teams from Minnesota and surrounding states have designed robots that can throw Frisbees and climb a 10-foot-tall pyramid.

New ballpark fare

Photos: Target Field's new food offerings

The Minnesota Twins and their food service provider, Delaware North Companies, unveiled this season's specials at Target Field today.

Bridging

Photos: Connecting the needy with homeware necessities

A non-profit founded in 1987 by the 88-year-old Heitzman at a suburban Twin Cities church, Bridging has grown into one of North America's largest furniture stores in which customers too poor to pay can shop for free.

Interstate 94 on-ramp

MPR photos of the week: Endless winter; gun debates, Bachmann at CPAC, 'On The Road'

Spring is here, but Mother Nature doesn't seem to have received the memo; guns and the gun debate keep holding our attention; Michele Bachmann gets a 'four Pinocchios' fact check, we meet the director of 'On The Road,' and more in this week's MPR photos of the week.