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1 Tough Mudder Minnesota participants battle slippery slopes during the Mud Mile obstacle Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Somerset, Wis. 
2 As churchgoers listen to the day's sermon, Nora Tearle whispers to her brother Erik at the back of the decorated Norwegian church. The Norwegian culture was on display across the Twin Cities on May 20, as churches and communities celebrated Syttende Mai, Norway's Constitution Day. 
3 OraLee Law, photographed Monday, May 21, 2012, has lived in her north Minneapolis home for more than 40 years and didn't want to leave after last year's tornado severely damaged it. She has a new roof and a new garage, and now volunteers are finishing the repairs with new windows, fresh paint and refinished floors. 
4 Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison speaks with ATC host Tom Crann during a live broadcast Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from UROC on the one year anniversary of the north Minneapolis tornado. 
5 Sausages smoke above the grill before they're cooked Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Butcher and the Boar, chef Jack Riebel's new and popular restaurant downtown Minneapolis. 
6 Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett greeted supporters during a campaign stop at Keys Cafe & Bakery in Hudson, Wis. Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Tom Barrett is running against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election. 
7 Spin Collective member Denise Cooper practices near Park Point along the shore of Lake Superior Tuesday evening in Duluth, Minn. 
8 Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier tosses his bat after striking out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Thursday, May 24, 2012. The White Sox won 11-8. 
9 Images of Vikings owner Zygi Wilf are displayed in opposition of the Vikings stadium during a rally outside City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The Minneapolis City Council is voting Thursday and Friday on the final approval of the stadium. 
10 Vikings fan Larry Spooner embraces Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak after the Vikings stadium was approved at City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Friday, May 25, 2012.