Photos of the week: Blizzard, flood and winter surfing

People & Places

1 A crew works near Sixth and Wall streets in the Lowertown area of St. Paul on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, after a 20-inch water main broke, sending thousands of gallons of water coursing through eight to 10 square blocks. 
2 A pedestrian battles strong winds and blowing snow while crossing Superior Street in Duluth, Minn. Sunday, February 10th, 2013 as a winter storm moved through the city. 
3 Forrest Leitch, right, of Moorhead, Minn. shovels a sidewalk in downtown Fargo, N.D. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Snow fell heavily on Sunday, with up to a foot expected in the region. 
4 Martin Ouimet pours an espresso drink while Solveig Tofte makes bread Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013 at Sun Street Breads. The couple owns the south Minneapolis bakery together. Ouimet handles front of house duties while Tofte does the baking. 
5 A path through the woods leads Eric Wilkie of Webster, Wis. to his entry point at Stony Point into Lake Superior Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 near Duluth, Minn. 
6 A surfer rides a wave Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Stony Point near Duluth, Minn. 
7 A police car sits at a roped off area at 7th Street and Hadley Avenue in Oakdale where a man was randomly shooting at cars as they drove by on Monday evening, Feb. 11, 2013. A 9-year old boy was killed, and his mother and another woman were injured. The suspect was arrested several blocks away Monday evening, Feb. 11, 2013. 
8 Amy Berger of Oakdale, Minn. shares a hug with Aaron Olson, 8, of Oakdale, Minn. during a vigil and service of remembrance for Devin Aryal at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oakdale, Minn. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Aryal, 8, was shot and killed while traveling home from day care Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. 
9 St. Stan's Elementary School first-grader Kadie Casey receives ashes on her forehead during the Ash Wednesday Mass at The Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Winona, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. 
10 Mary Jo Copeland is greeted with hand clapping by residents at Mary's Place, Sharing and Caring Hands' apartment complex, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Copeland, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands in 1985, is being awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Barack Obama Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. 
11 Velette Arroyo, a staffer at South High School, is wheeled to an ambulance after being injured in a fight in the Minneapolis school on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. 
12 Police and emergency vehicles reported to South High School after a fight broke out at the school in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. 
13 A student writes a letter in an ELL reading and writing class at Chaska Elementary. State funding currently pays for five years of ELL programming for students learning English. A proposal by Gov. Dayton would increase that to seven years. 
14 Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu celebrates after scoring in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. The Avalanche won 4-3 in a shootout. 
15 Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn., where supporters of same-sex marriage called for Minnesota lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage. 
16 Members of the indie folk-rock band Wake Owl. 
17 Veteran trapper Joe Edminster of rural Grand Rapids trims the flesh and fat from the back side of a beaver pelt. Edminster guesses he's processed around 10,000 beaver in his lifetime. Trapping is on the rise in Minnesota because fur prices are up.