MPR photos of the week

1 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills finishes a speech to supporters during a rally Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 in Ham Lake. While on the campaign trail, Bills travels in one of three blue school buses named Constitution, Liberty and Freedom. 
2 Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by Chris Cook #20 and Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings in the first half of a game at FedExField on October 14, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Vikings 38-26. 
3 Locked-out union workers and their supporters picketed outside a Fargo grocery store on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in an effort to gain public support for a boycott of American Crystal Sugar products. An ongoing contract dispute has left 1,300 union workers in three states locked out for 14 months. 
4 Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) goes up for a basket against Indiana Fever guard Erin Phillips (13) in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Fever stunned Minnesota with a 76-70 victory. 
5 Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians rallied Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, outside the Ordway Center in an attempt to forestall a feared lock out by the orchestra's management. 
6 "It's a misconception that people in north Minneapolis don't want to eat healthy," said Michelle Horovitz, founder and director of Appetite for Change. Horovitz is working with the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support on its effort to get more produce into the city's corner stores. On Oct. 10, 2012, she helped Pennwood Market renovate its store to more prominently feature fruits and vegetables. 
7 Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) and guard Lindsay Whalen (13) celebrate after a scoring play against the Indiana Fever in the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Finals Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 83-71. 
8 Arizona-based indie Americana group Calexico performs in The Current studios. 
9 In 1989, writer Salman Rushdie went into hiding after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa for his book "The Satanic Verses." His new memoir "Joseph Anton" details that experience and Rushdie's rise to literary fame. He stopped by the MPR studios to talk about his book, and sit for a photograph, on Oct. 18. 
10 U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones talks with reporters after a federal jury in Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 convicted Mahamud Said Omar on all five terrorism-related charges of helping send young men through a terrorist pipeline from Minnesota to Somalia. Also shown, from left background, prosecutor Charles Kovats, FBI agent Kian VanDenover, prosecutors LeeAnn Bell and John Docherty. 
11 Robin Hickman has been collecting multicultural dolls for 20 years. Her Barbies represent places from Nigeria to Brazil. 
12 DNR wolf research biologist John Erb inspects the frozen carcass of a wolf in a DNR laboratory in Grand Rapids. The wolf was killed by federal depredation trappers after complaints of livestock attacks. Erb uses the specimen to train DNR staff who will process wolf carcasses brought in by hunters during the upcoming season. 
13 Sugar beets are harvested on David Kragnes' farm outside of Moorhead, Minn. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. The harvester and truck drivers must communicate constantly as they drive side-by-side. 
14 Chuck and Carolyn Engeldinger, photographed Monday, Oct. 12, 2012 in the MPR News studio in St. Paul. The couple's son, Andrew Engeldinger, struggled with mental illness before he lost his job at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis last month, shot and killed six workers and then turned the gun on himself. They were interviewed by Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer. 
15 Donovan Palmquist moves pottery pieces before firing them in the kiln at his home in Eureka Township, Minn. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.