Liam (left) and Leo Jennings wait while their dad Nick Jennings, with daughter Lucia on his lap, ties lures while fishing Monday, Sept. 24, on the floating pier at Boom Lake in Kiwanis Park. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Bill Desrocher with Hy-Tec Construction worked Friday, Sept. 21, on the concrete walkway ramp at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd. Estimated at 10,800 square feet in total, the expansion features a 6,600-square-foot main level, with a lower level encapsulating a 4,200-square-foot addition to the church. The project is planned for two phases—parceled into two expansions planned for three to five years as funds become available. Much of the construction would deal with access points to the church. It is estimated to cost $3.4 million.
With an Oct. 6 wedding in their future, Lee Fiebiger and Kendra Beach searched through the pumpkins Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the D and C Farms stand on Washington Street in Brainerd. The couple plans to buy 100 pumpkins to give away as party favors for their autumn wedding.
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.
Artists Lydia Jennings (left), Maria Ramponi and Claire and Gianna Caughey watched Dave Machacek with ArtOrg drive a steamroller over their artwork Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Brainerd Public Library. Participants first cut out materials and adhered the materials to a cardboard printing block, which is then inked with a roller. The artwork is then placed on a board runway with a piece of thick poster print paper on top. After the roller rolls over the block sandwich, the paper is peeled off, revealing a print.
With a hint of fall leaf color in the background, Central Lakes College student Akhsa Malinskaya rides her bike Monday, Sept. 10, on the Buffalo Hills Trail.
On a warm late summer afternoon, Sally Malloy, 89, (left) plays the accordion Thursday, Sept.6, while Dick Holsapple, Butch Hines, Harley Niles, Jim Fultc, Marvin Amundson, and Don Vogt play on the lawn at The Center in Brainerd. Every Thursday from 11:30 to 2:30, musicians gather and play for anyone who wants to listen. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video
Northern pike anglers troll Thursday, Sept. 6, off Green's Point on the Mississippi River south of Merrifield. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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
Brainerd Warriors head football coach Ron Stolski said he thought it would be nice to bring parents of football players to practice and talk about the school's commitment to safety. With that, sets of shoulder pads, helmets and jerseys were lined up on the field Wednesday, Aug. 22, for parents to try on and get the feel of what their child experiences when they're playing.