April 24, 2012
It's springtime, which in Duluth means the smelt are running. But not the way they used to. Decades ago the city was nuts over the small silver fish, with hordes of people flocking to Lake Superior streams and beaches so thick with smelt it wasn't hard to catch a garbage can full. But the smelt population crashed in the 1980s, and now only a few die-hard smelters are keeping the tradition alive.
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.