Star Tribune photography: July in photos

July, 2019 in photos by the Star Tribune photography staff. Photo by Nicole Neri

From left, identical twins Brooklyn, Zoey and Mackenzie, 6, from Brooklyn Park, sat for a portrait at the Hamel Rodeo.
A trio in a red convertible decked out with American flags waved to spectators as they drove the parade route on Independence Day in St. Anthony Park.
Rueben Vazquez, of New Brighton, kissed his daughter Jasmine Vazquez-Matze, 12, as candles burned in a moment of silence during the Lights for Liberty vigil outside the Whipple Federal Building in Fort Snelling.
Bob Timmons and Brad Shannon portaged their canoes from the campsite on South Lake into Rat Lake in the The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Maria Rekow, 3, of St. Paul, walked out to the practice field wearing the helmet of Minnesota Vikings Cole Hikutini.
The Columbia Heights Royal Family took part in the Torchlight Parade in downtown Minneapolis.
Brooke Eaton, right, the mother of Lola Bond's heart donor Cazmirr “Cash” Landers, listened to her son's heart beating inside the 16-month-old as her grandmother Margaret Bond Vorel held her.
Before many spectators from the local Liberian community, the Monrovia Football Academy celebrated their 9-1 win over the Eclipse Select MN Regional team during the USA Cup tournament at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
WNBA 2019 All-Star Game picks Minnesota Lynx guard Odyssey Sims (1), left, and Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) are recognized before the game.
Braxton Millay, 2, has sunscreen applied by his mom, Amanda Madsen, as he waited get a freeze pop at Sunny Acres Park in Anoka.
Lindsey Stupica, going by her mermaid name "Marina," swims through a salt water tank surrounded by sting rays and fish while greeting children at SeaQuest Roseville.
Aidan Jones caught a smallmouth bass while wading in the water off a South Lake campsite in the The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The former Nike missile site in Watertown, Minn., closed since the 1970s, is slated for an environmental cleanup. Here, Mound fire chief Greg Pederson showed the site from the air.
Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron (24) hits a foul ball in the sixth inning at Target Field Friday.
Susan Dodd, of Sioux City, Iowa, tried to calm her daughter Saylor, 1, as she fought with her plastic poncho during a rain delay before a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Twins in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Luis Arraez scored in the second inning on a Jake Cave sacrifice fly against the Yankees at Target Field.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Ehire Adrianza (13) reached to high five Jorge Polanco after he scored on a walkoff single by Max Kepler to defeat the A's 7-6.
Nick Pelke, of Mondovi, Wisc., picked up his hat after being bucked from his horse during bareback riding at the Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza.