MPR Photos of the Week

People & Places ·

1 Leah Meyers tosses Stella Trumble, 20 months, to her mother Katie Strum during a visit to the Lake Josephine beach in Roseville, Minn. Monday, July 2, 2012. A heat advisory is issued for much of the state Monday, and the balmy temperatures are expected to continue all week. 
2 Structures Hardscapes crew foreman Jim Swanson, left, dumps water on Mitch Kilduff during a break on the Hamline University campus in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, July 2, 2012. The crew battled the heat while laying paver stones for a new construction project on campus. 
3 Joe Jungmann and his fiance Nicki Opdahl cooled off in the waters of Lake Josephine in Roseville, Minn. Monday, July 2, 2012. A heat advisory is issued for much of the state Monday, and the balmy temperatures are expected to continue all week. 
4 Robyn Wakefield, right, and her husband Jim Wakefield, center, clean up downed tree branches at her parents' home in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Authorities in northern Minnesota recommended limited travel in residential areas Tuesday as they dealt with downed trees and power lines in the wake of severe storms that killed a fisherman. 
5 A section of Highway 210 was washed out after a dike was overtopped at Forebay Lake. The wall of water washed away a large swath of forest and left a nearly 100-foot deep gap in the highway. According to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials, there was no waterway or stream here before the washout. 
6 Steve Gutz uses a wire cutter on Thursday, July 5, 2012, to cut through a chain link fence that was tangled between his motorcycle and logs that were left behind after flooding from last month's storms at his home in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth, Minn. Gutz' home is less than 20 feet from the banks of the St. Louis River and suffered extensive damage from the flooding. On Thursday, Gutz was receiving help removing flood-damaged portions of the inside of his home from NECHAMA, a Jewish volunteer organization providing cleanup and recovery assistance to homes and communities affected by natural disaster. 
7 In this April 3, 2012, file photo, New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise waits for action to resume during his 500th career NHL hockey game in the second period against the New York Islanders in Newark, N.J. Parise and Ryan Suter of the Nashville Predators have agreed to 13-year contracts with the Minnesota Wild. 
8 Traci Balder, an assessor in Benton County, right, talks with Diana Adams of Esko, Minn., in a flood-damaged basement on Thursday, June 28, 2012. 
9 Minneapolis-based Dream Team player Will Taylor drives to the basket during the Hoop for Hope Somali Basketball League annual tournament at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The tournament is in its fifth year, and the proceeds this year will be used to build a basketball court in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. 
10 Frankie Thilmany and the family dog Trevor watch from the front door at their home in St. Paul, Minn. Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Jean Thilmany said her adopted son Frankie has adjusted well to his life in Minnesota but still occasionally grieves his life at the Korean foster home where he lived before the adoption.