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1 Tim Ewert of Bemidji, Minn., right, and Dennis Parish of Solway, Minn., inspect snares they'll use for trapping wolves, if lawmakers approve a wolf hunting and trapping season. Ewert and Parish, who participate in Voyageur historic reenactment groups, are dressed in traditional Voyageur garb outside Ewert's home. 
2 Minnesota captain Jen Schoullis holds up the trophy Sunday, March 18, 2012, after Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 4-2 in the NCAA women's hockey championship game in Duluth, Minn. 
3 State representatives, including Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, standing, debate the voter ID amendment during a House session Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in St. Paul. 
4 McLeod County officials examine a body of one of three people killed in a plane crash north of Glencoe, Minn. Wednesday, March 21, 2012. 
5 Former President Bill Clinton signs autographs for a crowd in Grand Forks, N.D., on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Clinton was in Grand Forks to speak to the North Dakota Democratic state convention, and looked at the city's downtown to check its recovery 15 years after an April 1997 flood swamped much of the city. 
6 It's getting bad out there when you look at the permanent docks and boat ramps on Lake Minnetonka these days. According to numbers from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, the level of Lake Minnetonka is near the lowest levels observed in the past 12 years. 
7 Eat Street Social head bartender Nicholas Kosevich makes a Bronx Egg Cream Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the new restaurant at 26th Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis. The non-alcoholic drink, which includes neither egg nor cream, is made from Dutch chocolate syrup, milk and seltzer and is topped with a pretzel stick. Eat Street Social's drink menu, which Kosevich helped develop, includes a variety of soda fountain drinks. 
8 Eat Street Social, the new restaurant at 26th Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis, has a soda fountain and serves up non-alcoholic egg creams, phosphates and rickeys. 
9 Alec Soth and Brad Zellar in Soth's office, which includes a circus poster and an Osama bin Laden pinata. Both claim to have collaborated with Lester B. Morrison on "The House of Coates" but neither have seen him for a while. The book is about Morrison's habit of running away from society, and they say he has once again gone underground. 
10 Philadelphia's G. Love has been steadily cranking out his unique style of ramshackle hip-hop blues for two decades now, both with his backing band Special Sauce and solo. Last year, he released his most recent solo album, the Avett Brothers-produced Fixin' to Die, on Jack Johnson's label Brushfire Records. He recently stopped in at The Current studios to chat with Mary Lucia. Songs played: "Early Rising," "Milk and Sugar" and "Still Hanging Around." 
11 Jane Belau volunteers her time every Monday and Thursday morning to play the piano in the Mayo Clinic's Gonda Building lobby. Her music entices others to sing and dance, as well as lift the spirits of Mayo's patients. 
12 Tim Schwiebert (left) of Osceola, Minn. and Brian Belanger of Edina, Minn. (right) work on a timber frame Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minn.