MPR News photos of the week

People & Places

1 Dan Turpening's dog Daisy catches a nap at his studio in northeast Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, May 8, 2012. 
2 From left, Sgt. Nicholas Dickhut's mother Jacqueline Carson, sister Natasha Carson, wife Aliesha Glidden and brother David Carson grieve during graveside services for the fallen soldier at Grandview Memorial Gardens Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Rochester. Dickhut, of Stewartville, Minn., was killed in in combat in Afghanistan on April 30, 2012. 
3 People watch as the statue of the Virgin Mary is carried during the rosary procession in front of the Capitol Sunday, May. 6, 2012. Thousands of faithful Catholics joined together at the Capitol to walk in a rosary procession in support of the marriage amendment. The amendment would define marriage as between one man and one woman, making it impossible for same-sex couples to marry. 
4 Vikings fans rally at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, May 7, 2012. 
5 Mary Sanford Hegge, left, and Jane McEvoy, both of St. Paul, displayed their opposition to the Vikings stadium outside the Senate chambers in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, May 10, 2012. 
6 Vikings owner Zygi Wilf greets Vikings fans at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, May 10, 2012. 
7 Senate Majority Leader David Senjem is interviewed by members of the media before the start of the Senate session in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, May 10, 2012. 
8 State Sen. Julie Rosen and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak embrace at the Capitol on Thursday, May 10, 2012, after the Senate voted to approve the compromise legislation that finances that construction of a new Vikings stadium to be built on the site of the Metrodome. 
9 Bill Lundeen owns Lundeen's Tackle Castle in Onamia, Minn. 
10 Bill Lundeen, owner of Lundeen's Tackle Castle, shows a handful of leeches prior Tuesday morning prior to the Minnesota fishing opener. 
11 Small lettuce plants, available at many local garden stores such as Mother Earth Gardens in Minneapolis, come in a variety of colors and textures. They can be planted in pots and harvested for use in everyday cooking.