MPR News photos of the week

People & Places

1 Zoe Colombo, right, gives fellow second-grader Marisa Gunderson a push at Houlton Elementary School in Houlton, Wis. April 9, 2012. The new St. Croix River Crossing bridge highway will be passing near the school's property, and the community could experience a rise in growth with the addition of new the four-lane road. 
2 A bald eagle delivers a fish to its eaglets in a nest on the 13th hole of Bobby's Golf Course Monday, June 4, 2012 in East Gull lake near Brainerd, Minn. Golfers chip and putt onto the green within view of the nesting eagle family. 
3 While in town for a show at First Avenue, Rhode Island alt-country rockers Deer Tick stop by The Current for an in-studio performance. 
4 Canadian indie rock band Metric performing at Minnesota Public Radio this week. 
5 Pastor Jin Kim, left, presents Adam Kong to the congregation after baptizing him at Church of All Nations in Columba Heights, Minn., on May 27, 2012. 
6 A church leader offers praise during a service on June 3, 2102, at Ebeneezer Oromo Evangelical Church in Minneapolis, Minn. 
7 Little Thomas Albert takes a nap inhis mother's arms after celebrating Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day, at the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 20, 2012. 
8 Locked-out American Crystal union members gather for a rally Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in the Moorhead Center Mall parking lot across from American Crystal headquarters in Moorhead, Minn. The contract dispute has lingered for 10 months, since American Crystal last Aug. 1 locked out about 1,300 union workers at sugar beet processing plants in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. The two sides have not met since February. 
9 United States Fish and Wildlife Service biology technician Tom Davies displays the power of the lamprey's suction Thursday morning along the Brule River in northern Wisconsin. 
10 James Beckmann looks through a Meade telescope into the sun to view the tranist of Venus across the sun on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minn. 
11 Seattle Storm guard Shekinna Stricklen (40) pushes through to the basket against Minnesota Lynx center Jessica Adair (1) in the second half of a WNBA basketball game on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 79-55.