MPR photos of the week

People & Places

1 U.S. forward Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with his team after winning 107-100 against Spain during the London 2012 Olympic Games men's gold medal basketball game at the North Greenwich Arena in London on August 12, 2012. 
2 Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird and Maya Moore of United States celebrate with their medals during the medal cermony for the Women's Basketball on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on Aug. 11, 2012 in London, England.Whalen, Augustus and Moore all play for Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA. 
3 A voter makes his selections during Tuesday's primary election in Rochester. Minnesotans went to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, to decide who will represent their parties in the general election in November. 
4 Shortly after the Associated Press called the 8th congressional district primary in his favor, DFL-endorsed candidate Rick Nolan celebrates with supporters, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at the Sunshine Kitchen and Moonshine Lounge in Brainerd. 
5 Former state Rep. Allen Quist, second from left, and his supporters look over the incoming primary results on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Quist was running against state Sen. Mike Parry in the Republican primary in the 1st Congressional District. 
6 Haakon Julsrud, son of Duluth city councilor Jennifer Julsrud, pretends to sleep during a news conference attended by DFL officials at the Duluth Labor Temple in Duluth, Minn. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. 
7 Chief deputy Karl Erickson has worked in Polk County for nearly three decades and says law enforcement resources are often stretched thin. Here he checks on a sleeping motorist along Highway 102 on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. 
8 "I know people feel a lot more comfortable when law enforcement is around," says John Frohrip, city administrator for Fertile. "I know I feel more comfortable when law enforcement is around." However, Frohrip says his town simply does not have the dollars to pay for dedicated officers. Frohrip was photographed at the city offices on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. 
9 Six members of the West Central Minnesota S.W.A.T. team ready for a training exercise on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood, Minn. The team was established in 2007 thanks to collaboration among five counties. 
10 Ojibwe tribal member Fred Isham throws sage on a fire that's heating stones used in the sweat lodge behind him. Sage is a sacred, purifying medicine for the Ojibwe. Isham, a participant in the Cass County - Leech Lake Tribal Wellness Court, uses the sweat lodge and other cultural ceremonies to help him stay sober. The wellness court program is the first of its kind in the country. 
11 Anthony Morse, 26, of Morgan, Minn. stands in front of the historic Lower Sioux Agency warehouse on the Lower Sioux Reservation in Minnesota on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Morse is ninth-generation Lower Sioux Mdewakanton, and works as the site manager of the historic site. The warehouse was built by the U.S. government in 1861 and housed the annuities, food and supplies for the Dakota community. It was one of the first sites attacked in the US-Dakota Conflict of 1862. 
12 Stanley Crooks, photographed Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, is the tribal chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. 
13 A young leopard frog explores the confines of a bucket after being caught on Aug. 2, 2012, near Mantador, N.D. The thumb of Justin Fisher, a graduate student at North Dakota State University, is also pictured. Fisher is researching the health of frog populations by looking at genetic tools. 
14 North Dakota State University graduate student Justin Fisher scoops up a leopard frog on Aug. 2, 2012, near Mantador, N.D. Fisher researching leopard frog populations and their health. (MPR Photo/Ann Arbor Miller) 
15 Led by Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, a relay of horse riders escorted walkers of Dakota Wokiksuye Walk to Minnesota to the border on Friday, August 17, 2012. 
16 Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, prepared to lead the Dakota Wokiksuye Walk to Minnesota on Friday, August 17, 2012 in Flandreau, South Dakota.