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Gary Sjolquist carries a Paul Bunyan baton Saturday for the Trail-in-a-Day event along the Paul Bunyan Trail. The Paul Bunyan baton started out at Crow Wing State Park while a Babe the Blue Ox baton started at Lake Bemidji State Park with the two batons meeting midway in Hackensack.
People stand as the colors are presented by the Brainerd American Legion Post No. 255 Sunday during a Sept. 11 remembrance event at Gregory Park in Brainerd.
Officers from the Crosby and Deerwood police departments stand outside a building on Sunday on the 100 block of Fourth Street in Ironton. The building was part of an investigation into a possible kidnapping reported to law enforcement earlier Sunday.
The Brainerd soccer team stands in a moment of silence for Jacob Wetterling before Thursday's game. The team also wears arm bands with the number 11, the number that Jacob Wetterling wore for soccer.
People gather with a variety of watercraft to paddle along a five-mile route from Nisswa Lake to Zorbaz on Gull Lake for Paddlepalooza Sunday to benefit HART Animal Rescue and Kinship Partners. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Despite a fear of heights, Gary Walters spends the afternoon in a boom lift around 30-feet in the air at Brainerd General Rental beside Highway 371 Friday as part of Walter's 30 activities in 30 days challenge to raise money and awareness for Kinship Partners. Friday's challenge is day 21 of Walters Wacky Adventures. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
People gather with their smart devices to play "Pokemon Go" Thursday during a "Pokemon Go" and Pizza event put on by Rafferty's Pizza and the Northland Arboretum. Lures were set off at the arb's six pokestops and a generator was on site for pokemon hunters to charge their phones throughout the evening. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
Heather Baird (left) and Annelise Baird harvest eggplant and tomatoes Wednesday from their plot at the Lakes Area Community Garden in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Matt Boyer takes Simon the cat for a walk on a leash Thursday in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Adults and children on Sunday gathered at a Pillager park to honor the memory of Alayna Ertl, the 5-year-old Watkins girl abducted from her home and whose body was found later in rural Cass County north of Pillager. The event, hosted by Brooke Rooney, was highlighted by the release of numerous balloons into the air. There also was music, cookies and lemonade.