Minnesota in Photos

An exploration of our state in images.

The moon turns orange

Photos: See the 'blood moon' eclipse

April 15, 2014 — Sky gazers the world over are craning their necks in an effort to get a glimpse of the total eclipse of the moon -- the first visible from North America since 2010. This eclipse was a "blood moon," which looks the color of a desert sunset because of filtered light seeping around the Earth and reflecting off the moon's surface.

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Photos: A different kind of triple play on opening day at Target Field

Spring arrived in Minnesota at the same time as baseball and the hope of a new season. While Minnesota Twins fans flocked to Target Field for the home opener, photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson tried a new way to capture the mood of the new season.

Photos: Fat bikers look for a winter trail

The attraction snowmobile trails hold for fat bikers is starting to cause problems between them and snowmobilers.

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Photos: Powwow season kicks off in Minneapolis

American Indian dancers, young and old, gather for the 6th Annual Traditional Powwow at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn.

Washington mudslide damage

Photos: The Washington mudslide aftermath, and survivors

Despite the grim discoveries of more bodies as the search entered its fifth day Wednesday -- and the likelihood that more bodies will be found -- officials were still hoping to find survivors in the debris left behind by a massive mudslide in Washington State on Saturday.

Tug Helen H captain Mike Ojard

Photos: Ride with Duluth's icebreaker tugs

Sixty-eight-year-old tug Capt. Mike Ojard has lived his whole life among tugs along the North Shore of Lake Superior. His dad was the chief engineer on a tug in Two Harbors; his uncle was the captain. He echoes what everyone around the harbor is saying -- this is the worst ice on the lake in 20 years.

Emergency response drill

Photos: Bloody bystanders, chainsaws all part of light rail emergency drill

At the U of M today, a bus was tipped on its side, simulating a light rail train that had derailed after a bomb went off. Law enforcement and university staff were testing their communications systems and emergency response.

St. Patrick's Day cheer

Photos: St. Patrick's Day in St. Paul

Revelers celebrated everything Irish in downtown St. Paul Monday during the 48th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The Dalai Lama

Photos: The Dalai Lama celebrates the New Year in Minneapolis

The Dalai Lama observed Losar, the Tibetan New Year, in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, March 2, 2014. More than 2,500 people packed a sports center at Augsburg College to hear His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. His speech was followed by a celebration of the holiday.

Photos: New Ulm celebrates its annual Fasching and Bock Fest

Steeped in many German traditions, the city of New Ulm held two of its colorful annual festivals over the weekend: Bock Fest, on the grounds of the August Schell Brewing Company, and Fasching events took place at Turner Hall, where German food was served and the masked Narren group encouraged others to join them in dancing to polka and German music.

Zoe Henrot and Jarod Boltjes

Photos: Challenging body image

The St. Paul City Ballet has partnered with The Emily Project for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week with a social media and photography project, "Take Back the Tutu."

Vivian Maier exhibit

Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows

An exhibit at the Mpls Photo Center showcases a woman who, while working as a nanny, created a valuable collection of street photography, mostly in Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s.

Seeing Sochi: Photos of the Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Russian President Vladimir Putin, these Olympics' political architect and booster-in-chief, watched and smiled as Sochi gave itself a giant pat on the back for a Winter Games that IOC President Thomas Bach declared an "extraordinary success."