MPR News photos of the week

1 Joel Byer directs the Apple Valley High School select choir during a practice on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Arts is a big part of student life at Apple Valley High, on par with academics and athletics. 
2 A school bus enters the campus of Shattuck-St. Mary's School Wed., Oct. 10, 2012, in Faribault. The Rice County Attorney has filed charges against Lynn Seibel, a former teacher at Shattuck-St. Mary's School, accusing him of having sexual contact with students. 
3 Some people in the audience at a Wellstone remembrance event on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Macalester College wore green t-shirts to remember the U.S. Senator, his wife, their daughter and the campaign staff members who died in a 2002 plane crash in northern Minnesota. 
4 Sugar beets are harvested on David Kragnes' farm outside of Moorhead, Minn. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. 
5 A panoramic image of the Duluth Playhouse during a debate between Rep. Chip Cravaack (left), R-Dist. 8, and Democratic challenger Rick Nolan Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Duluth, Minn. 
6 Rep. Chip Cravaack (left), R-Dist. 8, speaks during a debate against Democratic challenger Rick Nolan (right) Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Duluth Playhouse in Duluth, Minn. 
7 Working a 12-hour shift at an exploratory drilling site, Paige Bixby, from left, Grant Louma and Andrew Johnson prepare for a pipe containing a core sample to be lifted from over 2,000 feet below their feet Thursday afternoon outside Ely, Minn. 
8 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by members of the news media on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. 
9 Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin, right, runs from Tennessee Titans' Jason McCourty, left, and Akeem Ayers, center, after making a reception during the first half of their game on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 30-7. 
10 Minnesota Lynx's Lindsay Whalen, left, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Sparks' Jenna O'Hea in Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. 
11 Big Cats! and his band performs in The Current studios 
12 Ty Segall performed in The Current studios, with Emily Rose Epstein on the drums.