Twilight drifting was a special event Saturday, Sept. 15, during the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds 2.0 weekend at Brainerd International Raceway. The MAP Proving Grounds event features drag racing, drifting, autocross competitions, burnout contests, open-lapping on a road course and a car show. Twilight drifting featured turbocharged cars and trucks in a drifting exhibition for race fans.
Arranging the books Monday, Aug. 27, in the reading nook in her classroom, Lowell Elementary School first-grade teacher Christa Miller prepares for the first day of school Sept. 4. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
As the steady beat of lawn sprinklers filled the air Saturday morning around St. Michael's Catholic Church in Motley, Peter Achermann's family and friends filled the church parking lot and shared memories of the rural Leader man who has been missing for nine years. More stories were shared inside the church, where Achermann's funeral took place.
Motorists on County Highway 77 near Madden's on Gull Lake last week noticed a group of 40 amphibian airplanes based out of (and built in) Lakeland, Fla., at the East Gull Lake Airport. Ninety participants flew in from as far away as Canada, California and North Carolina, along with 14 other states, for the Lake Amphibian Club's first "off-site" annual meeting at Madden's in 40 years.
Kirk Larson (left) watches as Lance Ray uses a backhoe Tuesday, July 10, to lift the first kettle of beans into place with help by Steve LaBarre and Tim Hidde. The kettles are placed underground on hot coals for the night to cook. This year is the 80th anniversary of Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes. Wednesday, July 11, the five kettles will be opened and the community will be served the renowned meal. What began as an appreciation for area farmers 80 years ago has grown into a large community event.
The Loyal Order Elbows float, sponsored by Shep's On 6th, rolls through downtown Saturday for the Brainerd St. Patrick's Day Parade. Green was the color of the day for the celebration. Denise Rathman, owner of O' Neary's Irish Pub holds her dog Zoey while handing out beads Saturday to her staff before the Brainerd St. Patrick's Day Parade. Her staff and friends threw green beads to the parade goers. With eyes matching the color of the day, Heather Bagley displays the lucky shamrocks Saturday that decorate her face at the Brainerd St. Patrick's Day parade.
Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection Career Exploration Day took place Friday at Central Lakes College. Nearly 2,400 students from 22 school districts had the opportunity to visit with more than 250 volunteer businesses, nonprofits and educational partners at the 11th annual event.
Heavy snow hangs on trees Friday morning in Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore. It was reported the area received nearly 8 inches of snowfall. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Workers with Niemela Design and Construction wait on a lift Friday for more rafters at the site of the new Casey's General Store being constructed in Baxter with a canopy and gas pumps on a lot close to Highway 210 and Baxter Drive. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Seventeen trumpeter swans swim in the Gull River near the Gull Dam Recreation Area last week. With the cold temperatures, open water is hard to find for the winter visitors. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch