Recent Somali immigrants Nur Ali, right, and his wife Mahado Mohamed, left, sit with their six children at Mary's Place transitional apartments in downtown Minneapolis. The family arrived in the United States four months ago, first landing in Connecticut before coming to Minnesota, known for its more established Somali community.
Josefina Catalan, center, of Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue, an Aztec dance troupe, waits to perform during a rally to support retiring the Washington NFL team name and mascot before the Minnesota-Washington NFL game.
Albert Joseph Briscoe officially got off parole September, 28, 2014 and has been out of prison since June 2012. Briscoe, a member of the Vice Lords gang, has founded a literacy program called To Succeed You Must Read and has written several books.
Sister Katherine Mullin, far right, prays with children outside their home who's brother was shot earlier that day in their neighborhood of North Minneapolis. This year, the Visitation Monastery community of sisters celebrated the 25th anniversary of their monastery in North Minneapolis.
Sister Mary Frances Reis prays with Tamika Jones after communion service at the Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis. Jones, who just moved to North Minneapolis from Memphis with her family, came to the monastery door for the first time that morning seeking help.
Mike Foy of Brooklyn Park, Minn. finished the race with frost on his eyebrows and eyelashes after running the LifeTime Turkey Day 5K in downtown Minneapolis. Temperatures barely dipped above 0 for the Thanksgiving Day race.
reg Torell, with his wife Jackie in their Cambridge, Minn. home, lost his eyesight and his left arm and leg after an accident with a drunk driver in 2007. Torell is now an advocate for safe and sober driving. "Jackie's my soul mate. I'd never have made it through this without her," said Torell.
The Minnesota State High School League voted to pass the Model Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities Policy with one opposition vote and one abstention at their headquarters in Brooklyn Park. The policy will establish guidelines for high school athletic eligibility for transgender persons.
Elliott Kunerth, a transgender male high school student in Mankato, celebrates with his girlfriend Kelsi Pettit, after the Minnesota State High School League board voted to pass the Model Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities Policy.