Kaliah Harden, 11, pleads that no more Black lives are lost to police brutality during a Power to the People rally honoring the lives lost on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Rochester, Minnesota. "When I speak, I speak for all the children around the world. We want to live," Kaliah said. "They want to feel equal. Sometimes people can't even walk in a store without someone saying in their mind, 'Oh, they're going to steal.' We're good people."
President Donald Trump departs after speaking at a “Make America Great Again” rally on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Rochester International Airport in Rochester, Minnesota.
Kimber Zimmer, 3, waves goodbye to Spring Valley Resident Maxine Jahn while visiting the residents through the windows during their lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Thursday, April, 2, 2020, at the center in Spring Valley, Minnesota. “It was joyful, brought me to tears just to see the residents smiling,” Carr’s Clubhouse director said, “It was heartwarming all around.”
A Spring Valley Resident waves through their window as Carr’s Clubhouse daycare visits with residents through the windows during their lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Thursday, April, 2, 2020, at the center in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The home has been on lockdown since the second week in March, restricting all visitors as well as minimizing the residents social contact with each other.
Faith Apel, a teacher at Mayo High School, updates grades for her students as her son Beau, 8, goofs around under the bed on Monday, May 18, 2020, at their home in Rochester. Beau typically gets special education services at school for reading and writing. With the pandemic, everything has fallen on Faith’s shoulders. “I definitely think there’s an academic cost; I think his special ed teacher was able to provide him with support that I don’t know, necessarily, how to do,” Apel said. “He pretty much needs to be one-on-one all the time because he gets so frustrated.”
Jeb Taylor, a local knife maker on Friday, April 30, 2021, at his studio in Rochester. "Last year wasn't a good year for the fancy knife world, and recognizably so," he said. "In my heart, I recognize that I make 'wants,' not 'needs.' ... But I'm pretty excited, I've got some good momentum in the butcher knife world."
Lourdes’ Sydney Elliott serves the ball during a No. 1 doublers match against Stewartville on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, in Rochester.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville senior Leo Silha on Monday, May 31, 2021, in Elgin. “I have a good shot at state championships in them both; that is my dream, to be a double state champion this year,” Silha said.
Clayton Sickbert, 8, of Holland, relaxes in a cattle trough while Mark McAninch, 9, of St. Henry, and his brother, Gus, 5, watch from inside the beef barn at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds in Bretzville on July 16, 2019. Mark and Gus then joined Clayton in the trough, the boys calling it their "Cowboy Jacuzzi," after a friend, Jacob Tempel, 10, called it such.
Tanner Kane, 17, attempts to rope his sister, Addyson, 12, after practicing at Coyote Creek Ranch on June 11, 2019 in Boonville, Indiana. Both Tanner and Addyson compete in rodeos. "He has been an inspiration to me I guess," Addyson said of her brother. "He's taught me pretty much everything I know. He never lets me down."
Joyce Martin, 82, pets Jax the horse, at Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center on April 18, 2019 in Jasper, Indiana. Suffering from multiple sclerosis and arthritis, Martin was recently placed on hospice. Her last wish to ride a horse again after growing up and riding horses her entire life.
Spencer County Sheriff, Kelli Reinke works alongside other area officers in an active-shooting training simulation in an abandoned building on June, 3, 2019 in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Reinke, the first elected female sheriff in Spencer County, has had to overcome stereotypes about females being capable and competent within the police force. "There's still some people that feel women don't belong in this profession. I had this older guy say, 'Well Missy, what do you want to do something so dangerous for?' I tried to explain to him that I've been out working [in the police force] for 16 years already. All you can do is do your job, and however they see you, they see you," Reinke said.
Kade Greulich, 3, center, looks up at Reese Verkamp, while standing alongside Brody Kluesner, at Forest Park's sectional game on May, 23, 2019 in Rockport, Indiana. Kade is the coach's son and joins the team for most of their games, having a special bond with many of the players.
Southridge's Conner Oxley takes a moment to himself in the locker room before a game at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium on Aug. 30, 2019, in Jasper, Indiana.
Anden Uebelhor, 10, of Ferdinand, lays in a hammock in the beef barn surrounded by his family’s black angus at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds on July, 15, 2019, in Bretzville, Indiana.
Grace Alexander, 3, of Huntingburg, runs around in circles during the beginning of recess at Holland elementary school on August 28, 2019 in Holland, Indiana. Grace has nystagmus — a vision impairment also known as “dancing eyes.” It affects her depth perception, making crowded areas — like a playground — feel chaotic and stressful.