MPR News photos of the week: Orchestra issues, reality ice fishing, and the president visits

Arts & Culture

1 Minnesota Orchestra patron Judy Dayton and Mayor R.T. Rybak hosted a concert at the Minneapolis Convention Center to mark the Minnesota Orchestra's Grammy nomination for best orchestral performance on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. 
2 Chuck Ellingson answers questions for a film crew while taping a reality television show on Mille Lacs Lake on Jan. 30, 2013, in Isle, Minn. 
3 President Barack Obama walks off Air Force One with Democratc members of Minnesota's congressional delegation including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, left, Sen. Al Franken and and Rep. Betty McCollum, right, at Minneapolis St.Paul International Airport on Feb. 4, 2013 before traveling to Minneapolis to speak about gun violence. 
4 President Barack Obama greets law enforcement officers after speaking on ideas to reduce gun violence, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations in Minneapolis, Minn. 
5 Don Samuels photographs the crowd before President Barack Obama's remarks on gun control at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. 
6 Sami Rahamim, the son of slain Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim, receives a hug before President Barack Obama remarks on gun control at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. 
7 Lindsey Vonn is airlifted off the mountain after crashing while competing in the Women's Super G event during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships on Feb. 5, 2013 in Schladming, Austria. 
8 Lindsey Vonn is airlifted after crashing during the women's super-G course, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Lindsey Vonn has been helicoptered to hospital from the Alpine skiing world championships after crashing and apparently hurting her right knee in the super-G race. 
9 Hunt Utilities Group co-founder Paul Hunt constructs a calorimeter Thursday, January 24, 2013 on the HUG campus in Pine River, Minn. A calorimeter measures energy in the form of heat. Hunt says it makes sense for HUG to build their own calorimeters due to issues of accuracy and economics. 
10 Gun rights advocate Andy Cers of Minneapolis listened to testimony during a Minnesota house public safety committee hearing on two bills dealing with the gun violence issue at the State Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. 
11 Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton greets well-wishers after his state of the state address Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the State Capitol in St. Paul. 
12 First graders run around with snowshoes on in Mary Cappel's physical education class Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Jefferson Elementary School in Winona, Minn. It was the first day students at the school were able to use the snowshoes after purchasing them with a $5,000 BK-5K grant. 
13 A girl who was a victim of child sex trafficking hugs her horse Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Heartland Girls' Ranch in Benson, Minn. Each of the 19 girls staying at the ranch is assigned her own horse to care for and ride as part of her therapy.