MPR News photos of the week

1 Michael Cavlan of Minneapolis voices his opinions during a public meeting held by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak with Occupy Minneapolis activists at City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, April 10, 2012. 
2 Beth Baker of New Brighton, Minn. sports face paint during the Twins home opener at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. Monday, April 9, 2012. 
3 Neighbors are kept huddled at a distance as Brooklyn Park Police and Hennepin County Sheriff's officers respond to a shooting Monday morning, April 9 2012 at a Brooklyn Park in-home day care. Three adults died in the shooting. 
4 Ralph Sievert, director of forestry for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, escorts Elmer, the official parks board mascot, to a sparsely attended press conference announcing the planting of trees in north Minneapolis. 
5 At left, part of a colony of penguins in Antarctica photographed by UMN researcher Michelle LaRue. The satellite image at right shows a penguin colony at Peterson Bank. 
6 Farmer Brian Greenslit tests the soil on his farm near Franklin. Some farmers are already planting, but Greenslit plans to wait at least another week before he gets started. 
7 This savory oatmeal dish was inspired by Cafe Levain chef Adam Vickerman's recipe. Steel cut oats are toasted with olive oil and onion before mushroom stock is added. The oatmeal is topped with grilled ramps, which are wild onions, and pecorino toscano fresca cheese. 
8 Synth-pop pioneer Thomas Dolby in The Current studio. 
9 Trainers help Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) off the court after he was hurt in a collision in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 
10 University of Minnesota president Lotus Coffman was able to convince the school's regents to approve the purchase of the Minnepau golf course in 1926 by insisting that adequate recreational facilities would lead to "morality, clean living, good sportsmanship, high ideals, and even studentship." The university presumably attempted to teach such qualities to the women who were enrolled in this 1939 physical education class. 
11 As one dog lays on an operating table, veterinarian Kim Culbertson calls the owner of a dog (not pictured) to tell her about a heart murmur Culbertson's team discovered during an exam. Culbertson works out of a mobile clinic operated by the Minnesota Spay/Neuter Assistance Program offering spay and neutering services to low-income pet owners around the state.