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1 Officials in 20 Minnesota counties are now using an electronic criminal complaint system called eCharging to move the state's judicial system toward a paperless future. This Friday, April 29, 2011, photograph was taken during a tour of one of two storage rooms in the Clay County courthouse basement. 
2 Nan (left) and Mark Lambert share a laugh at a dinner Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the West Wind Supper Club in River Falls, Wis. Nan Lambert said she decided to gather signatures for a petition to recall Wisconsin state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf after the lawmaker voted in support of a budget bill stripping public employees of many collective-bargaining rights. 
3 Wes Moechnig pets some of the cows as he thinks about what his first deployment will be like. Moechnig, 22, is a dairy farmer who lives with his parents on their dairy farm near Lake City. He is also an infantryman for the Minnesota National Guard and will be among the approximately 2,400 Red Bull soldiers who are preparing for a year-long deployment to Kuwait this summer. 
4 On May 2, 2011, Nermine Abdelwahab and her classmates at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, Minn., participated in discussions about the death of Osama bin Laden. "Honestly I'm conflicted over what I should feel," said Abdelwahab. "I'm happy that we've served justice. But I'm also scared for the future." 
5 Charlie, a Quarter Horse, relaxes as animal chiropractor Kyla Awes adjusts her spine. "You do need more force on an adult horse than, say, a human," says Awes. "But how you get that is with the speed of your movement -- because force is equal to mass times acceleration. That means that the adjustments are very quick, and I'm effective without having to be aggressive. This makes the adjustments more gentle for the horse." 
6 Officials examine the scene of a Metro Transit bus and truck crash on Cedar Street in downtown St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday, May 4, 2011. 
7 Repairmen work on the roof of Mall of America Field as the Vikings' stadium receives new roof panels Tuesday, May 3, 2011. 
8 Arts, science and engineering graduate students at the University of Minnesota's graduate school commencement on Friday, April 29, 2011. 
9 Joyce Gillard, middle, and Georgette Williams, read through presentation materials during a community conversation about the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood at the Wilder Center in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, May 5, 2011. Gillard and Williams both live in the 250-block area of the Summit-University and Frogtown neighborhoods included in the Promise Neighborhood project. 
10 Bob Trotter rolled a red point maple off of a trailer on Randolph Avenue on Friday, May 6, 2011. It was one of hundreds of trees Hoffman & McNamara Nursery and Landscape is planting around St. Paul in the wake of the emerald ash borer infestation. 
11 Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks with reporters after a Republican debate in Greenville, S.C. on May 5, 2011.