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Weather spotter

Photos: A day in the depths of winter in frigid Embarrass, Minn.

Embarrass, in the heart of Minnesota's Iron Range, is used to the notoriety it often receives as one of the coldest spots in the state. That's something that its residents take a certain amount of pride in.

Brian Coyle Center prayers

Photos: Faithful from Cedar-Riverside mosque move prayers after fire

Friday prayers moved to Brian Coyle Center after Dar Al-Hijrah was damaged when an adjacent Cedar-Riverside building was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning.

Crews at fire scene

Photos: Cleanup, investigation continue after Cedar-Riverside fire

Investigators continue to work at the scene of a fatal fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis that started on New Years' Day morning.

Fire trucks

Photos: Minneapolis building explodes; firefighters work in brutal conditions

An explosion ripped through a three-story building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis New Year's Day morning, igniting a three-alarm fire and sending more than a dozen people to area hospitals.

Fans outside the Metrodome

Photos: Vikings pull the final curtain at the Metrodome

After 32 seasons under the teflon sky, the Vikings bid adieu to the Metrodome by beating the Detroit Lions 14-13 on Sunday. The team will play the next two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota before taking residence in their new stadium in 2016.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Photos: Twitter and Facebook's favorite AP pictures of the year

From religious festivals in the mountains of Nepal to neglected children in Pakistan and one very heroic little dog, this collection of images highlights some of the top trending photos, most popular, and most liked content on Facebook and Twitter in 2013 from around the world by Associated Press photographers.

The table at Pattie's Place

Pattie's Place in Mapleton is a (not so) well-kept secret

Driving by Pattie Krengel's house on the outskirts of Mapleton, Minn., you would have no idea that she has created something of a fairy tale inside.

Waiting for dad

Our favorite photos of 2013

May snow storms, tall ships, annual rituals and small towns fighting for survival all were part of the stories told with photographs from around the state this year. Here are a few of our favorites.

Photos: Celebrating Santa Lucia at the Swedish Institute

Santa Lucia Day is a Scandinavian festival that takes place on one of the darkest days of winter. It was originally created to honor St. Lucia, one of the earliest Christian martyrs.

Vikings, Eagles

Photos: Vikings thump Eagles

The Vikings beat Philadelphia on Sunday 48-30 to snap a five-game winning streak by the Eagles.

Ukraine unrest

Photos: Ukrainian opposition presses with massive rally

About 200,000 anti-government protesters converged on the central square of Ukraine's capital Sunday in a dramatic show of morale after nearly four weeks of daily protests, but the rally was shadowed by suggestions that their goal of closer ties with Europe may be imperiled.

Santa crawl

Photos: Santas party in New York City at 'SantaCon' bar crawl

The annual SantaCon bar crawl occurs worldwide in more than 300 cities in 44 countries.