MPR Photos Of The Week

1 State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, displays a photo of he and his partner during a panel discussion regarding the issue of same-sex marriage at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Sen. Dibble opposes the proposed marriage amendment. 
2 Sheila Bland of Minneapolis, Minn. addresses panel members during a discussion regarding the issue of same-sex marriage at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Bland, who is a lesbian, said same-sex relationships cannot be put into a black or white classification. 
3 Obvious signs of the labor dispute between American Crystal Sugar Co. and union workers have dwindled over the past 12 months. No longer are locked-out workers staffing informational demonstrations outside the company's sugar beet processing plant in Hillsboro, N.D. This sign was on display in a residential area in Hillsboro on Thursday, July 19, 2012. (MPR Photo/Ann Arbor Miller) 
4 Heavy rain this spring filled a hole that had been during construction of the Central Corridor light-rail project along University Avenue in St. Paul. A mosque member from the Minnesota Da'Wah Institute took this photo on May 7. Officials from the mosque claim the contractor is at fault for basement flooding, but officials as Walsh Construction said the foundation leak predates light-rail work. 
5 Ron Johnson, right, a guest artist working with students in the Eastside Children's Summer Program, talks to third- through fifth-grade students about his braille typwriter Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The group was writing a song about birds together. 
6 The corn should be seven feet or taller at this point in the growing season. The corn Kyle VanDyke and Jim Nesseth are standing in is less than five feet tall and turning brown. 
7 Dave Pirner and Soul Asylum performed in the UBS Forum at MPR. 
8 Duluth police officers stand outside the Last Place on Earth Wednesday afternoon in Duluth, Minn. The head shop in downtown Duluth was raided by law enforcement officials from multiple local and federal agencies Wednesday afternoon. 
9 Linda Ausen, Marvin Jansma, Diane Sandberg and David Griffith, left to right, volunteer during bingo night Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at VFW Post 9433 in Rosemount. Ausen and Sandberg are part of a growing group of women service members who are getting involved in traditionally male-dominated VFWs. 
10 Julie Hertzog and Walter Roberts Jr. are co-chairs of Gov. Mark Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying. The task force is preparing its final report and will pass its recommendations to the governor Aug. 1. 
11 Children standing behind the starting line splash water at their turtles to encourage them toward the outer circle finish line Wednesday July 25, 2012 during the Nisswa Turtle Races in Nisswa, Minn. 
12 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson signs autographs between bites of a peach Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Mankato, Minn., after arriving for the NFL football team's training camp. 
13 Jack Jablonski, center, the Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who was paralyzed after a spinal cord injury during a game last winter, laughed with friends during a hockey clinic Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center. Jablonski is unable to move his legs and has limited movement in his arms, but is undergoing treatment at the Courage Center.