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1 Amy Senser, right, arrives Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Hennepin County Courthouse for her sentencing on two felony counts stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash last summer. At left is her attorney Eric Nelson. 
2 The skyline rises through haze as one boy pumps water for another to drink from an old-fashioned water pump along Lake Harriet Friday, July 6, 2012 in Minneapolis where temperatures reached into the upper 90s for another day during the heat wave. The National Weather Service said the record-breaking heat that has baked the nation's midsection for several days was slowly moving into the mid-Atlantic states and Northeast. Excessive-heat warnings remained in place Friday for all of Iowa, Indiana and Illinois as well as much of Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky. 
3 A flood-damaged section of Vermillion Street in Thomson, Minn. on Monday, July 9, 2012. 
4 New Minnesota Wild NHL hockey players Ryan Suter, left, and Zach Parise are introduced during a news conference Monday, July 9, 2012 in St. Paul, Minn. The two signed 13-year contracts with the Wild for $98 million. 
5 New signs at the Lake Minnetonka North Arm public boat access in Orono remind boaters to take steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. 
6 Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem performs in The Current studios 
7 A woman and children pay their respects at a memorial at Greenwood Elementary School to Amara, Sophie and Celia Schaffhausen as investigators continued their investigation Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in River Falls, Wis. Police found the girls dead in their mother's River Falls house on Tuesday. The girls' father, Aaron Schaffhausen, was arrested after turning himself in to police. The two older girls attended the school and Ceciia would have started there in the fall. 
8 Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) goes up for a basket around Tulsa's Chante Black (11) Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Target Center. The Lynx defeated the Tulsa Shock, 89-74. The WNBA starts a five-week break today as the Olympics soon get underway. Moore and guards Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whelan are headed to London. 
9 Chorus member Kristian Stordalen practices a dance move during a rehearsal for the Mill City Summer Opera's production of 'Pagliacci.' The new opera company is using the open air courtyard at the Mill City Museum on the edge of downtown Minneapolis a few yards from the Mississippi. 
10 In this photo taken Tuesday July 10, 2012, Judy Englund, left, a wildlife specialist for the Three Rivers Park District, affixes a band on the leg of King, a.k.a. "U5," a five-week-old male osprey chick, who is held by district volunteer Michelle Cook, near Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes, Minn. on Tuesday July 10, 2012. King was one of a pair of osprey chicks banded Tuesday. They join the growing number of ospreys that have made the Twin Cities area their seasonal home over the past roughly 30 years. Today the birds are at an all-time high in the Twin Cities metro area, with just over 130 known nests in the seven-county region and Wright County.