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1 A Metro Transit bus sits astraddle the snow-covered grass median on Cedar Street near the Capitol in St. Paul on Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012. 
2 Tyler Smith (left) and Harley Toftey (right) move containers of herring from a recent trip to their Lake Superior nets Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais, Minn. 
3 The heads of herring pile up in a large plastic tub during processing at the Dockside Fish Market Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Grand Marais, Minn. Just about every piece of herring that is processed at the facility can be used in some fashion. The heads are destined to become fertilizer. 
4 Kindergarten teacher Kara Bickett reads with a student at Centennial Elementary in Richfield, Minn. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Richfield, like other Minnesota school districts, experienced a spike in kindergarten enrollment this year. 
5 Carrying prayer staffs, dozens of participants of the Dakota Commemorative Walk cross the Mendota Bridge Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. The sixth-annual walk honors the 1,700 Dakota men, women and children who were forced to march 150 miles to Fort Snelling following the Dakota War in 1862. The staffs, which contain two names of those who spent time at the Fort Snelling camp, were placed at mile markers along the route and at the camp site. 
6 Nirmala Rajasekar's vina class follows her lead during a music lesson at her home in Plymouth, Minn. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Rajasekar is regarded as a master of the vina, an Indian stringed instrument. 
7 The Bergstein Warehouse sits at a staging area in Oak Park Heights Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 before being moved overnight to Stillwater in order to make way for the new St. Croix Crossing bridge. The warehouse, and another historic building called the shoddy mill, will be relocated across from the River Oasis Cafe on the south side of downtown Stillwater. 
8 Southwest Minnesota farmer Mike Wojahn said his yields were close to normal this year despite drought conditions. He said he's worried the dry weather will extend into next year and be a problem for the 2013 crop. 
9 Lianne La Havas performs in The Current studio 
10 Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrei Kirilenko drives on Charlotte Bobcats' Brendan Haywood in the first half of their game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Minneapolis. 
11 Allowing the current to carry them, an angler casts his fly rod Wednesday, Nov, 14, 2012 while his partner navigates the shallow waters near an island on the Mississippi River near Brainerd, Minn. 
12 Larry Spooner of Plymouth, Minn. attends a public meeting held to discuss a new multi-purpose stadium to be used by the Minnesota Vikings football team, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Double Tree Hotel in Rochester, Minn. Spooner, a warehouse supervisor from suburban Minneapolis, became the public face of Vikings fans during the stadium push at the Capitol. Always dressed in purple and gold, Spooner testified at numerous legislative hearings and held frequent vigils outside the Capitol in support of the team's bid.