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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.
Jasper Lorentzen (left) and C.J. Lewandowski of the Po' Ramblin' Boys perform Friday at the Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Pine River. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)
Gary Walters (left) and Gary Hanson bike along Little Pine Road outside of Baxter Wednesday with the Paul Bunyan Cyclists. The ride is part of Walters' 30 challenges in 30 days to raise money and mentors for Kinship Partners with Wednesday's ride being day 12. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
Avery Pogreva gets a boost from her uncle Sheldon Gravelle so she could see the races Friday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery) To view all 47 gallery photos by Kelly Humphrey - Klick Here!
People take selfies with the world's largest rubber duck Saturday which was on display at Bayfront Festival Park during the Tall Ships Duluth festival. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch) Tall ships are anchored behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth Harbor Saturday for viewing during the Tall Ships Duluth festival. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Dancers from the St. Paul Ballet perform to Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" Wednesday during the Lakes Area Music Festival's Daydreams at the Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
Participants wearing women's shoes walk Saturday in Baxter during the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: An International Men's March to end Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)
Max Erickson Freeburg gets splashed by brother Isaiah while swimming Friday in Serpent Lake at Crosby Memorial Park. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Photos and video from the Crow Wing County Fair on Saturday.
Big Bill'$ Lil' Rubber Duckie Race for the Brainerd Jaycees. The rubber ducks are dumped in the Mississippi River off of the Laurel Street Bridge and picked up at Kiwanis Park.