It’s a year that left its mark on Minnesota. We hosted a Super Bowl, weathered a spring blizzard, cheered on a hometown Olympian and made history at the polls. We said our goodbyes: to a medical trailblazer, a coaching legend and two unforgettable Barbaras: Carlson and Flanagan.

Through it all, we’ve brought you more deeply reported stories that matter to Minnesotans. Take a look back at some of the most powerful stories of the year.