MPR photos of the week

People & Places ·

1 Sport, a border collie owned by Joni Steinbach of New Ulm, Minn., races through weave poles that are part of an agility course on July 23, 2012. Steinbach and Sport take part in numerous competitions throughout the year on the local and national levels. 
2 Chinese guard Miao Lijie, right, sits as U.S. guard Seimone Augustus looks on during the women's preliminary round group A basketball match China vs. USA of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Aug. 5, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. Augustus plays for the Minnesota Lynx. 
3 In this July 25, 2012, photo, Josh Horky and his wife, Whitney Horky, of Duluth, Minn., look over a collection of witches brooms that Josh helped collect in Duluth. Josh was paralyzed from the waist down after sustaining injuries while climbing a tree to collect a witches broom sample this winter. 
4 Mercedes Schueler leads her horse Positive Vibes to the riding pen on her parents' farm in rural Willmar, Minn., on July 26, 2012. Positive Vibes lost his sight in May. 
5 Kehar Singh, past president of the Sikh Society of Minnesota, uncovers the Holy Book at the Sikh Society of Minnesota in Bloomington, Minn. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. The book, which is 1,430 pages, documents the teachings of the Sikh's gurus. 
6 Dan Whiteman, an engineering technician with Wet Labs, installs various components into one of the Autonomous Moored Profiler, which is a device that will record various measurements at differing depths in Lake Superior. The device will allow scientists to track trends in Lake Superior and take measurements during the winter when conditions were either unsafe or unfavorable for traditional methods. 
7 About a hundred people marched through Albert Lea on Monday, August 13, 2012 to protest a sign that calls for the deportation of illegal immigrants. 
8 Lindsay Whalen #4 of the United States and the Minnesota Lynx is congratulated by Candace Parker #15 after scoring against Canada during the Women's Basketball quaterfinal on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England. 
9 Minneapolis Police Sgt. Twila Villella talks to the children who gather around her on the 2700 block of Colfax Avenue N. during National Night Out on Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, 2012 in Minneapolis. Villella was visiting multiple neighborhood gatherings that night. 
10 Brittaney Letourneau (front), Shirley Jamison (back left), Jacob McCarthy (back center) and Cheryl McCarthy (back right) enjoy an afternoon on the lake walk Tuesday afternoon near downtown Duluth, Minn. Areas of the lake walk in Duluth are now monitored by police cameras. 
11 Alise Post of St. Cloud, Minn., during the Women's BMX Cycling on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on August 8, 2012 in London, England. 
12 Cleveland Indians' Brent Lillibridge safely steals to second base as Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier is late with the tag during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Cleveland. 
13 Lily Lake in Stillwater is closed to swimmers Wednesday, Aug. 8. 2012 after a nine-year-old boy who had gone swimming at the lake died of a suspected amoeba infection. 
14 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency scientist Mike Bourdaghs is surrounded by cattails while assessing the condition of a wetland in rural Otter Tail County. Many of the cattails in this wetland are an invasive species not native to Minnesota. 
15 Ali Sue Bernard of New Ulm, Minn., in red, and Anna Jenny Fransson of Sweden compete in the Women's Freestyle 72 kg Wrestling on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England.