Minnesota's year in photos: Pandemic, protests, people

A man and a woman look at each other.
Michael Wilson prays for Anthea Yur, organizer of a Black and Asian Solidarity Rally at George Floyd Square, in front of a crowd in Minneapolis on April 18. "This is what you're supposed to be doing, you saw us out here every single day," Wilson told Yur as he draped an American flag he wears around her.
Evan Frost | MPR News file

Well, 2021 was quite the year. Minnesotans faced COVID-19, racial reckoning and record-setting weather. Every week seemed to bring something different.

Photojournalists working with MPR News captured hope, hardship and happiness across the state. Here’s a look at some of what they saw.

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