We've all heard complaints about Minnesota's cold weather in the last week or two, but some enterprising area photographers have been out capturing our frigid winter's beauty. Here's some of their work.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert and St. Paul City Council member Melvin Carter III tried out the Red Bull Crashed Ice course in St. Paul on Thursday. The Crashed Ice World Championship begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Highlights of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Minnesota on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 included the annual King Day breakfast in Minneapolis, and a march and program in St. Paul.
Some days it feels like Minnesota is awash in fresh ales, lagers, stouts and porters, and we've pulled together a collection of MPR photography over the past year or so from our coverage of this burgeoning trend and the people behind it.
National Guard soldiers from eight states will be in Minnesota next week to test their skiing and shooting skills. The Guard sponsors regional biathlon competitions for guard teams from across the country. Winning brings bragging rights for the Guard teams, as well as the chance to compete against national teams around the world.
The Coast Guard Cutter Alder is stationed in Duluth to cut through the ice and keep shipping channels open. The 2,000-ton boat can ram through ice that's 3 feet thick, and leave a trail of open water even in the depth of a Duluth winter.
A fine day on Lake Superior, the Packers dispatch the Vikings, the Wild return, the Legislature reconvenes, pond hockey's returning, and Ricky Rubio hides under a towel. All that and more in this week's MPR photos of the week.
For one day at least, lawmakers laid aside their differences so they could get organized and welcome new members, who make up more than a quarter of the Legislature.
Recent major water main breaks have highlighted the massive labyrinth of underground pipes that delivers water to homes and businesses. In many Minnesota cities, water system are aging and in need of replacement.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in their NFC wildcard playoff game Saturday night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, ending the Vikings' hopes for a longer run in the playoffs.
The Ice Castle outside the Mall of America opens to the public on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. A preview was held Sunday evening for the structure, created by Ice Castles LLC, a company that builds ice castles using icicles that are grown, then fused together to make a series of walls, archways and tunnels. Work on the structure began Dec. 1 and will continue over the next three weeks. It will stand more than 40 feet tall at its peak.
Adrian Peterson's remarkable comeback season now has a magic number to punctuate it. He became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, plowing through the Green Bay Packers for a 20-yard gain that put him over the top in the third quarter Sunday. He finished with 199 yards and a touchdown in the 37-34 victory, leaving him nine yards shy of Eric Dickerson's single-season record. Here's what some of his season looked like.