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Published July 06, 2012, 12:00 AM

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: A look at the week through the eyes of Forum Communications photographers


Ray Holmberg, Grand Foks, holds a picture of his great grandmother Kjersti Johnshon and her husband Martin Johnson and their children. Kjersti Johnson's immigrant father and Holmberg's great-great grandfather Gulbrand Palmeson was killed in the 1862 Dakota War in southern Minnesota.JOHN STENNES

  • Ray Holmberg, Grand Foks, holds a picture of his great grandmother Kjersti Johnshon and her husband Martin Johnson and their children. Kjersti Johnson's immigrant father and Holmberg's great-great grandfather Gulbrand Palmeson was killed in the 1862 Dakota War in southern Minnesota.JOHN STENNES
  • Hailee Smith, 8, of Fargo, finds relief from the 90 degree heat Thursday, July 5, 2012, with a garden hose as she plays with a group of friends at their north Fargo home. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Lillian Dodge, 6, (left) escapes the heat in a kid pool with friend Brooklyn Cota, 6, in Grand Forks on Thursday. Dorothy Edwards / Grand Forks Herald
  • Mitchell Public Safety Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris poses for a photo in from of the city's ladder truck earlier in the week. The truck is now more than 30 years old and may need to be replaced soon. Chris Huber/The Daily Republic
  • Brian Schanilec scouts a field of drybeans near Forest River in early June. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
  • Ted Curfman of Thief River Falls, Minn. waits for passengers to get on his mule driven wagon during the 4th of July festival in downtown Grand Forks on Wednesday. Dorothy Edwards / Grand Forks Herald
  • Ashley Champagne of Grand Forks hugs her mother-in-law Beth Champagne as her house burns after being struck by lightening on Wednesday. Dorothy Edwards / Grand Forks Herald
  • A scene from the Fourth of July parade in Erhard, Minn. David Samson / The Forum
  • A scene from the Fourth of July parade in Erhard, Minn. David Samson / The Forum
  • Members of the VFW Post 5252 color guard from Pelican Rapids lead the Fourth of July parade in Erhard, Minn. on Wednesday. David Samson / The Forum
  • Frank Kurtyka keeps an eye on things as he looks out his office window at his repair shop. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
  • Gibson, a mixed breed, shakes off his coat after a game of fetch in the Red River at the Lincoln Park boat landing with his owner, Michaela Schindler Monday. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
  • In addition to many colorful flowers (above left), the home of Wayne and Avis Johnson also includes many types of trees and shrubs. A stone path (above right) and a decorative turtle (right) are two features at the gardens of Bruce and Carol Wenner. Lowell Anderson/Forum Communications Co.
  • YMCA group leader Alex Becher sprays down Kayley Schaffer, 10, of West Fargo while beating the heat Monday, July 2, 2012, at Westside Elementary in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
  • Mitchell's Seth Cavanaugh, left, scores on a wild pitch by Omaha West's Will Frei, right, during the F-M Invitational Tournament at Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo, N.D. on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Workers watch as a competitor rides up a hill during the Eagle Ridge Motorcycle Hill Climb in Fordville on Sunday. During the Hill Climb, riders attempted to ride the farthest distance up a dirt hill. Dorothy Edwards / Grand Forks Herald
  • Minnesota Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon listens as friends and fellow politicians honor him Saturday, June 30, 2012 at a retirement celebration at Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, Minn. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Fargo-Moorhead's right-fielder Sergio Pedroza catches a fly ball for an out during the Saturday, June 30, 2012 game at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, N.D. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Dozens of volunteers assist in passing out household goods to families and individuals in need Saturday, June 30, 2012, during The Convoy of Hope event in south Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum
  • Sera Axtman, co-owner of Angel Cups toasts the marshmallow topping on their S'mores cupcake, June 29, 2012 in Fargo, ND Jesse Trelstad / The Forum
  • Facing Mecca, Abdi Takal and his sons, Abdirahman, in the kofi, and Hassen, do individual prayers in preparing for the collective Friday prayers of the Islamic Community of Grand Forks which is buying the building which the United Church of Christ has owned for 40 years on 17th Avenue South near Red River High School. The community's Muslim population has grown to about 400, its members say, and having a building will give them space for not only prayer and worship, but community and social events. The UCC congregation will continue to rent space for Sunday worship. For more than a decade, Muslims have held Friday prayers in the Lotus Meditation Center on UND's campus. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
  • The sun rises at the Crow Lake Wind Project near White Lake in this photo from February. (Chris Huber/The Daily Republic)
  • Remnants of pavement hang in the air alongside a massive washout along Minnesota Highway 210 in Jay Cooke State Park, seen Tuesday. This washout, east of the park headquarters, was caused when an embankment along Forbay Lake gave way in June and water rushed down to the St. Louis River. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)
  • A small plane belonging to Ray Morse of Grand Rapids was flipped over on its back at the Grand Rapids airport by high winds during Monday night's storm. Photo by Bob King / Duluth News Tribune
  • A long-exposure photo from the July 4, 2012 fireworks display at Minnesota State University Moorhead. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)