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Separating wheat from chaff at the Rollag threshing festival
Every Labor Day weekend, thousands of people come to the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in the tiny northwestern Minnesota town of Rollag. Dozens of antique steam engines are shown that were once used to thresh -- to separate grain from the stalk.
Breaking the Ramadan fast
Members of the Twin Cities' Somali and Turkish communities gathered together recently in Edina for Iftar, the evening meal when Muslims break their fasts during the month of Ramadan. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until dusk, which is intended to teach spirituality, self-restraint and humility.
As summer winds down, careful planning for first day of school
Anna Nottleson, 7, has been looking forward to the start of the 2010-2011 school year. She spent her last few hours of summer vacation preparing for her first day of second grade.
Judging at the Minnesota State Fair
Thousands of items are judged each year at the Minnesota State Fair by a wide array of experts. Photographer Nikki Tundel documented several of those competitions this year for All Things Considered.
MPR news photos of the week
Here are some of the most memorable images from the week's news around the state.
First light at the State Fair
Long before the streets are buzzing with activity or the buildings are are filled with visitors, the Minnesota State Fair wakes up.
4-H at the State Fair
Over 2,700 4-H youth are competing in the 2010 Minnesota State Fair, showing everything from cattle to needlepoint.
MPR news photos of the week
Here are some of the most memorable images from the week's news around the state.
Welcoming new U.S. citizens in St. Paul
Nearly 400 people took the Oath of Allegiance in two naturalization ceremonies at Landmark Center in St. Paul, on Thursday, August 26, 2010. About 9,000 Minnesotans a year become citizens at similar ceremonies.