Signs of spring can be seen several weeks earlier than normal in Minnesota. We visited Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood and the Peace Garden in Minneapolis to get a closer look.
More than a thousand opponents of a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage rallied outside the Capitol Thursday, March 29, 2012. Speakers included lawmakers, clergy, representatives of labor and immigrant groups, and a graduate of Blaine High School who talked about the bullying he endured for being gay.
For years, photographer Mohamud Mumin watched as a tiny minority of Somali-Americans -- like those who left Minnesota to join the radical Islamic militia group al-Shabab -- made headlines. Mumin wanted to refocus attention on the more positive, and more representative, happenings in the Somali community. In 2010, he began capturing the images of young Somali men and documenting their efforts to improve the lives of those around them. On March 24, 2012, the Whittier Gallery in Minneapolis, Minn., launched an exhibition of his work.
The U of M women's hockey team won the NCAAs, traditional wolf trappers got ready for the season, a tragic plane crash killed three Minnesotans and G. Love visited The Current. See those images and more in our photos of the week.
First lady Michelle Obama met with military members and their families during a stop in St. Paul Friday. She also attended a private Democratic fundraiser at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
This week we looked at the lack of flood worries in Fargo, watched Jack Jablonski's face light up as Benilde-St. Margaret's won the state hockey tourney, saw Minnesotans figuring out how to welcome outsiders, and bike mechanics keep up with unseasonably early customers. Check out those images and more in our photos of the week.
Abdirizak Mahboub, Sahra Gure and their three children have been living in the traditionally Scandinavian community of Willmar, Minn. for about six months. Like many families in the area, they are learning to navigate the cultural melting pot Willmar has become.
The Benilde-St. Margaret's boys' hockey team won the state high school championship Saturday night with a 5-1 win over Hill-Murray of St. Paul. Benilde-St. Margaret's players said the win was a tribute to sophomore Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed in December after he was checked from behind.
This week we covered championship cheese, beer entrepreneurs in Brainerd, anti-racist demonstrators in Duluth, a Mankato DJ with a unique fan base in prison, Jack Jablonski's presence at the state high school hockey tournament and more. Check out this weeks gallery to see what it all looked like.
Among those cheering in the stands as Benilde-St. Margaret's advanced to the Class AA semifinals in the state high school hockey championships was the Red Knights' Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed during a game in December.
(AP) - Moderate, secular and well-educated people propelled Mitt Romney to victory in Ohio's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, an exit poll of voters showed. Rick Santorum drew robust support from the state's most ardent conservatives and eked out a modest margin among the working class, whom he has targeted in his drive to slow Romney's march toward the GOP nomination.
This week, we visited a dinner for military troops, Duluth in a blizzard and Mitt Romney's stop in Fargo.