MPR News photos of the week

People & Places

1 Dennis Hauth feeds the St. Paul Saints mascots at Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. Sunday, June 10, 2012. Hauth, of Prescott, Wisc., and his wife have been providing pigs for the team for 20 years. 
2 Sean Sullivan with Elbowz Racing makes the turn during the time trials of Nature Valley Grand Prix in St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The annual five-day cycling race includes stops in St. Paul, Minn. Cannon Falls, Minn., Minneapolis, Minn., Menomonie, Wis. and Stillwater, Minn. 
3 Rescue workers carry a stretcher with a boy who had just been pulled from Lake Superior to a waiting ambulance in Duluth, Minn., Monday, June 11, 2012. The boy had been below the water's surface near the Lakewalk for an estimated half hour. He died a day later. 
4 Crews inspect a bridge over the Cannon River on Friday, June 15, 2012. 
5 Jesse Ventura visits the Minnesota Public Radio News studio to talk about his new book, "Democrips and Rebloodlicans," Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Ventura says the word "party" is not an accurate way to describe the Democrats or Republicans. Rather, he compares the two groups to street gangs. 
6 A southern Minnesota farm field shows the effects of a just ended May downpour. Reducing farm runoff is important if river water quality in the state is to be improved. 
7 Minnesota Twins' Ben Revere, bottom, beats the tag by Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro to steal second in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Minneapolis. 
8 In this Monday, June 11, 2012, photo, Dejay Touschinski, 16, dives in to the pool at the Bob Welch Aquatic Center in Winona, Minn. Since opening for the summer June 2, the pool has been steady with swimmers said pool manager Pam Pfisrer.