MPR photos of the week

Brother Ali is a local hip-hop icon who's been in the game for over a decade. He began his career with the small-circulation tape Rites of Passage, but it was his second studio album Shadows on the Sun that first earned him widespread acclaim. He solidified his reputation as a smart, vital voice in hip-hop with The Undisputed Truth in 2007 and Us in 2009. Now, he's returned with Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color.
1 Brother Ali 
Dr. Charles Jones
2 Dr. Charles Jones 
Encouragement from her teacher
3 Encouragement from her teacher 
Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts
4 Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts 
Said Osman, Amal Sheikh-Mursal
5 Said Osman, Amal Sheikh-Mursal 
Archbishop John Nienstedt
6 Archbishop John Nienstedt 
Rogers feeds June by hand
7 Rogers feeds June by hand 
Monica Wright, Erlana Larkins
8 Monica Wright, Erlana Larkins 
Drying seedheads
10 Drying seedheads 
Patrons at O'Gara's Bar and Grill
11 Patrons at O'Gara's Bar and Grill 
Looking for work
12 Looking for work 
13 Rehearsal 
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon at Minnesota Public Radio. Minnesotans proudly claim the Eau Claire native as a "local" artist. And this weekend, The Local Show is hitting the road for a special all Eau Claire episode featuring the Bard of Wisconsin.
14 Bon Iver Justin Vernon 
Minnesota Lynx at White House
15 Minnesota Lynx at White House 
Conor Oberst performs in the studios of 89.3 The Current. The singer-songwriter may be best known for his work in Bright Eyes, but he is also a busy dude, playing with several other bands including Desaparecidos, super-group Monsters of Folk and his solo act with the Mystic Valley Band. Oberst played the Fitzgerald Theater on Sept. 20.
16 Conor Oberst