MPR News photos of the week

1 Parts of northeast Minnesota awoke to about a foot of heavy snow Monday morning. Brittani Casper of Cohasset, Minn. sent us this photo and wrote: "I took this in our backyard [Monday] morning. Our school district called a snow day so the kids couldn't wait to get outside and play in the fresh snow." 
2 Lake Superior waves crash on the shore in Duluth, Minn. on Monday, April 16, 2012. 
3 Tina Kerska, wife of Red Bulls commander Col. Eric Kerska, has a yellow ribbon for each of the months her husband has been on deployment in Kuwait. It's her way of counting down days until his return at the end of this month. 
4 Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton, left, celebrates with teammate Elvis Beltre in front of Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer after scoring on Hamilton's two-run home run against Twins pitcher Glen Perkins during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Minneapolis. The players were all wearing No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The Rangers defeated the Twins 4-3. 
5 University of Minnesota faculty member Philip Zawisza performs during a rehearsal of "Parables" at Ted Mann Hall at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. Friday, April 13, 2012. 
6 A Cirrus worker applies sealant to an area of the wing where fuel will be stored Tuesday morning April 17, 2012 at Cirrus' design facility in Duluth, Minn. 
7 Brandon Bui, better known as Peoplez, raps for the group during a gathering of the Kulture Klub Collaborative in Minneapolis on April 5, 2012. Kulture Klub pairs accomplished artists with young adults, like Peoplez, 18, who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness. 
8 Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, holds up a broken piece from the facade of the State Capitol building Thursday, April 19, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn., where Minnesota House members were taking up funding for a Capitol restoration bill. The stand-alone $221 million bonding bill to restore the state Capitol building failed by one vote in the Minnesota House. 
9 Winona Senior High School students toss garbage off their lunch trays onto a pile in the cafeteria Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the school in Winona, Minn. The pile was later sorted into recyclables, garbage and food waste by the environmental club to show how much the school wastes. 
10 In this Wednesday, April 18, 2012, photo, a crane lifts part of a modular home over the 600 block of Harriet Street in Winona, Minn., to its foundation. Owners Pat Bushman and Jerry Gabrick worked with Centerville Homes to replace a rental house damaged by a fire in February. Bushman said the goal is to have the new split-level, five bedroom house complete by June 1, the tenants move-in date. 
11 Robin Hensel, left, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sat outside the Brainerd, Minn., post office Tuesday, April 17, 2012 protesting the low percentage of taxes for the one percent.