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1 Declan Olson, 7, hugs his father, Cpl. Stacy Olson, as he gives a television interview upon arriving in Rochester from his deployment overseas. Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's Red Bull Infantry Division returned home Tuesday, May 1, 2012, after being deployed last year. 
2 Greta Rudolph of Minneapolis, Minn. dances with other Morris dancers during a celebration of the first day of May in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Rudolph is a member of the Upton on Calhoun dance group. 
3 This 2011 file photo shows Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King during an NFL preseason football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Houston Texans in Minneapolis. King was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault in the beating of another man outside a birthday party, the Anoka County sheriff's office said Saturday April 28, 2012. 
4 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, right, gives reporters an update after meeting with key lawmakers Monday, April 30, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn., where he discussed the status of pending legislation. Dayton and legislative leaders were meeting Monday afternoon to negotiate end-of-session strategies. Dayton is pushing hard for the Vikings stadium bill, while Republican lawmakers want a deal with him on a tax policy and provisions for state construction projects. 
5 Joseph Arradondo plays with his son Nasir, 2, on the sidelines of his daughter's soccer game in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Arradondo attended Co-Parent Court which was created by Hennepin County Judge Bruce Peterson to help unmarried parents better share duties and ultimately improve outcomes for their children. 
6 Bourbon from 45th Parallel Spirits in a shot glass Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in the tasting room at the New Richmond, Wis., distillery. That's right -- Wisconsin distillery. 
7 Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald supporter Adrienne Pabst listen to speakers in Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 after it was announced that McDonald pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter for a stabbing last summer. 
8 Lynn Solem, center, of Duluth walks around a job fair hosted by Reps. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., and Sean Duffy, R-Wis., Monday morning at Wessman Arena in Superior, Wis. More and more members of Congress are hosting such events, but their effectiveness in helping people actually find work is in doubt. 
9 With Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, left, Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Janee Harteau met with media members in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, May 3, 2012. Harteau has been nominated to be the next chief of police after Dolan's retirement at the end of the year. 
10 Amy Senser and her attorney, Eric Nelson, photographed inside the atrium of the Hennepin County Government Center on Monday, April 30, 2012. 
11 Family members of Anousone Phanthavong wait to address the media after a jury found Amy Senser guilty Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Minneapolis, on two felonies in a hit-and-run that killed Phanthavong last year. 
12 Bruce Kramer listens to his wife Ev Emerson play the piano in their Hopkins, Minn. condo Tuesday, April 24, 2012. In our fourth report following Kramer as he copes with life after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, he talked about moving into his new home. It's specially designed for his condition. 
13 Tea Simpson of L'Assassins performs in The Current studios.