Seeing Sochi: Our favorite photos of Minnesota Olympians

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1 Keri Herman, born and raised in Bloomington, Minn., competes in the Women's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 11, 2014. Herman finished 10th in the slopestyle finals. 
2 Jessica Diggins, who grew up in Afton, Minn., competes on Feb. 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Diggins finished 8th in the skiathlon and 13th in sprint. 
3 Christian Niccum, who was born in Minneapolis, and Jayson Terdiman of the United States make a run during the Men's Luge Doubles at Sliding Center Sanki on Feb. 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 
4 Anna Ringsred, born and raised in Duluth, competes during the Women's 3000 m Speed Skating event at Adler Arena Skating Center on Feb. 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Ringsred finished 26th in the 3000 m. 
5 Brianna Decker, who grew up in Wisconsin and played for Shattuck-St. Mary's High School in Faribault, Minn., fights for the puck against team Finland during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 8, 2014. 
6 Gigi Marvin, who was born and raised in Warroad, Minn. and played for the University of Minnesota and professionally for Minnesota Whitecaps, shoots against Canada at Shayba Arena on Feb. 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 
7 Finland's goalkeeper Noora Raty, who played for the University of Minnesota, makes a save during a match versus Switzerland at the Shayba Arena on Feb. 12, 2014. 
8 Zach Parise, who was born in Minneapolis, played for Shattuck-St. Mary's, and currently plays for the Wild, challenges Slovakia's Michal Handzus at the Shayba Arena on Feb. 13, 2014. USA won 7-1. 
9 Phil Kessel, who's from Madison, Wis. and played for Shattuck-St. Mary's and the University of Minnesota, controls the puck against Slovakia at Shayba Arena on Feb. 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 
10 Jeff Isaacson, who grew up and lives in Virginia, Minn., attended Bemidji State University, and teaches at Gilbert Junior High School, in action during the Curling Round Robin match between USA and Great Britain at Ice Cube Curling Center on Feb.13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 
11 Allison Pottinger, who lives in Eden Prairie, Minn. and works at General Mills, throws at stone during training at the Ice Cube on Feb. 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 
12 LEFT: John Shuster, who's from Chisholm, Minn., studied at University of Minnesota-Duluth, and lives in Duluth, throws the stone during the Men's Curling Round Robin at the Ice Cube Curling Center on Feb. 13, 2014. RIGHT: Jessica Schultz, who moved to Minnesota at age 18 to get more serious about curling, attended Lake Superior College in Duluth, and lives in Richfield, reacts as she throws the stone during the Women's Curling Round Robin at the Ice Cube Curling Center on Feb. 12, 2014. 
13 Jared Zezel, who grew up in Hibbing, Minn. and is a student at Bemidji State University, throws the stone during the Men's Curling Round Robin match against Switzerland at the Ice Cube curling centre in Sochi on Feb. 12, 2014. 
14 T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States celebrates with teammates Ryan Callahan #24 and Paul Stastny #26 after scoring on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia to win the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 
15 T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States celebrates after scoring on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia to win the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.