Heitkamp's Senate win tops ND stories for 2012 - Article Photos 2/6

FILE In this, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, file phot, four-year-old Maya Lahlum holds up a sign supporting Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp at a campaign appearance in Fargo, N.D. The grueling political showdown between Heitkamp and Republican Rick Berg in the hotly contested race for U.S. Senate ranked as North Dakota's top news story of 2012, according to a vote by Associated Press newspaper and broadcast members. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)