February 1, 2012
Minnesota's oddly warm winter put the kibosh on the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, but another competition -- on foot, bike or skis -- gave extreme athletes a chance to test their mettle Up North. The Arrowhead 135 endurance race on Jan. 30 from International Falls to the Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, attracted entrants from all over the country. First place eventually went to Kevin Breitenbach, of Alaska.
Photos: Firefighters battle blaze near Park Rapids
The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center says the Green Valley Fire near Menahga in Wadena County has prompted evacuations and has damaged some structures in the area.
Same-sex marriage bill signed
Thousands cheered on the south lawn of the state Capitol.
Senate votes on marriage bill
The Minnesota Senate joined the House in approving a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Marriage vote in House
As lawmakers debated and voted, thousands rallied in the Capitol's rotunda.
Cinco de Mayo in St. Paul
A dreary day didn't stop the annual Cinco de Mayo parade and festival in St. Paul.
North Shore kayaking
The Lester River is roaring with frothy, churning spring runoff.
Moorhead before-during flooding
The 2013 Red River flood was not as severe as forecasted, but it made for dramatic images.
Minnesota Scenes: Your April
Endless winter was on a lot of peoples' minds, despite what the calendar said.
Manhunt in Massachusetts
One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead. A second is in custody.
Fargo's flood fighters
Sandbag dikes were built ahead of the Red River's rise.