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1 Master falconer Frank Taylor, in his backyard with his red-tailed hawk Mim, Thursday, April 4, 2013 in White Bear Lake, Minn. 
2 Sustainable farming is at the heart of Northcroft Farm near Pelican Rapids, Minn., where sheep are raised for their wool and animals are fed untreated hay, corn and pasture grass. Here, Dave Ellison carries a bale of hay to waiting sheep and goats the morning of Friday, April 5, 2013. 
3 A lamb stands in the barn at Northcroft Farm on Friday, April 5, 2013 near Pelican Rapids, Minn. The farm is owned by Joan and Dave Ellison. 
4 Minnesota cookbook author Teresa Marrone's new book, "Modern Maple," highlights maple syrup in recipes such as this roasted carrot-ginger soup with maple. It's garnished with scallions and a bit of ground Szechuan pepper. 
5 City workers and residents in Worthington, Minn. face a major clean-up after the overnight ice storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The ice also caused power outages. 
6 A spring storm downed power lines along a roughly five-mile stretch of road about three miles west of Worthington, Minn, Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. 
7 This radio tower, which broadcast the signal for 95.1 KUSQ-FM in Worthington, Minn., fell over on April 10, 2013 during an ice storm in the area. 
8 With fingers protecting his eyes, Colin Zervas, left, watches the waves crash in Canal Park in Duluth, Minn., while Clayton Zervas takes pictures Thursday, April 11, 2013 as a storm moves into the area. 
9 Adelie penguins in the Antarctic, in a photo from 2010. These penguins need dry land to breed, and they make nests out of rocks. Climate change which has led to warmer temperatures in the Antarctic has exposed more dry land and factored into population growth for colonies of Adelies over the past 50 years. 
10 Gene Olds pauses for a second while talking about getting to the bottom of why so many people are dying from mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other conditions that many believe are linked to a lifetime working in the mines Monday, April 8, 2013 at his home in Aurora, Minn. 
11 Emergency personnel carry a woman to an ambulance after cutting open her vehicle in order to remove her on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, along U.S. Hwy. 61 near Homer, Minn. The driver lost control of her Toyota Corolla, which went into the ditch and hit a passing westbound train. She was listed with minor injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 
12 Dawes performs in the UBS Forum at 89.3 KCMP-FM The Current.