Students remember Gordon Parks, the Union Depot in St. Paul is set to reopen and a police officer killed on-duty is laid to rest. All that and more in our photos of the week.
A $243 million renovation of the St. Paul Union Depot is completed, and the downtown St. Paul facility will reopen to transit riders on Saturday, kicked off with an open house for the public. Here's a look at the depot from a historical perspective.
State officials estimate several thousand people attended a funeral service for slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker. The 31-year-old officer was fatally shot Thursday when he was called to check on a man's welfare. No charges have been filed in his death.
Forty-one years after the last train pulled out of St. Paul's Union Station, the rail hub is ready for trains to return. The landmark station reopens Saturday after a $243 million facelift. The depot will host a new bus hub with intercity bus service returning in 2013, Amtrak trains later in the year, and light rail service in 2014. St. Paul hopes the depot can spark a transportation renaissance for the city.
When treating cancer patients who suffer a second bout of the disease, doctors know catching the recurrence soon is crucial to the patient's chances of survival. It's especially been a challenge with prostate cancer. That's why a new Mayo Clinic scanning technique that helps doctors detect recurring prostate cancers months or even years earlier than before, is receiving considerable attention.
Born and raised in Duluth, photographer Wing Young Huie is best known for his public art installations.
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.