In north-central Minnesota over the weekend, 16-year-old Koltin Wagner was among nearly 800 Minnesota trappers who are the first to legally trap wolves since the early 1970s. Wagner learned a few tricks from his neighbor, 66-year-old Joe Edminster.
Created in 1981 in a broom closet at a local church, the Princeton Pantry serves about 250 families a month. The modest food shelf had its busiest day ever on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, providing food for 31 families in three hours. Staffed with just two part-time employees, the pantry stays afloat with the help of more than 25 volunteers and many small donors.
This week, an early season snowfall made roads a mess for commuters, anglers on Lake Superior brought in a haul of herring and farmers looked back on what was a surprisingly fruitful year.
For about six weeks in October and November, Lake Superior anglers pull thousands of the silvery fish, also called cisco, from the lake's icy waters. Harley Toftey has fished lake herring in the big lake for 31 years and said there are more herring now in Lake Superior than there have ever been since he began fishing.
Driven by disappointment at the actions of the Minnesota Legislature, the effort to defeat a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage succeeded this week after amassing millions of dollars, a broad spectrum of backers and a focus on religious faith and personal conversations. Here's what some of that fight looked like.
Democrats are celebrating in Minnesota. President Barack Obama carried the state and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar won a sound victory over Republican Kurt Bills.
President Barack Obama rolled to a second term over his challenger Republican Mitt Romney, winning more than 300 electoral votes.
From coast to coast Americans gather to cast votes on local and national races, ballot questions and referendums.
Voters across Minnesota are casting ballots in state-wide and local races, ballot questions, and referendums. Election day marks the end to a season filled with record-setting spending.
First-term Rep. Chip Cravaack is in a tough race in Minnesota's 8th District with Rick Nolan, a businessman and former congressman. The 8th District primarily covers northeastern Minnesota.
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan retires, a Minnesotan survives a shipwreck in the Atlantic, and hunters get ready for this month's wolf season. All that and more in our photos of the week.
Take a look back at the best visual moments of the 2012 campaign.