Jon Parker throws his disc Tuesday at the Lum Park disc golf course. Parker, an avid disc golfer, was heading to Central Lakes College with his friends after playing the Lum Park course. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Mary Claire Ryan skis Monday on a freshly groomed classic trail at the Northland Arboretum. The Nordic Ski club took the initiative to groom the trails again after the weekend snow. However, funding for grooming had to come from the club's coffers because the grant to groom state trails expired on April 1. Arboretum management encourages folks to use the walking trails for hiking until the snow is gone. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
With three of eight lanes plowed on the Brainerd High School running track, the Brainerd Warrior track team practices Thursday for this weekend's indoor meet at St. John's University in Collegeville. Most outdoor spring athletics have experienced delays due to lingering snow and colder-than-normal temperatures. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Early Friday morning family and fellow educators gathered at the lobby of the Washington Education Building in Brainerd to honor the 2018 Teacher of the Year—June Dahlgren.
Nancy Connolly of Brainerd waves her American flag and shows off her sign Thursday on Jackson Street near the Department of Veteran Affairs outpatient clinic in Brainerd. She was drawing attention to the effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans on Vietnam War Veterans Day. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Andy and Susan Cairns drove their pickup along a muddy road Wednesday near North Long Lake to check sap-collecting bags dotting a maple forest. The couple speculated on what type of day it would be—lots of sap, or just a little, for them to boil into maple syrup. Theories were thrown around about how low barometric pressure means less sap and so on. For years, the couple took part in a four-couple team sharing the work collecting bags each syrup season.
After a March storm dropped 6 inches of new snow in the Brainerd area Monday, a man walks his dog Toby on the freshly cleared Buffalo Hills Trail Tuesday in Rotary Park near the Mississippi River. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School Principal Deb Euteneuer has a balloon filled with confetti burst over her head Thursday during a Rockin' Poppin' Relay celebration at the school. Family members and students raised $54,605 for the school during their Catholic United Financial Catholic Schools Raffle. The top-selling students were able to compete in a relay and the final event was bursting balloons filled with slime, powder and confetti over school staff in front of the student body. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery
BAXTER—Seth Sazama, with Sazama Family Chiropractic and Wellness in Baxter, piled cereal boxes into a grocery cart Tuesday during the second annual Neighborhood National Bank Grocery Grab at Cub Foods in Baxter. This year's winner, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, was able to walk away with the bank picking up its grocery tab. This year, nine teams raised $8,495.01 in 45 minutes. All the food will be given to five local food shelves in the Brainerd lakes area.
A.J. Hartshorn with Lundberg Plumbing and Heating works Monday inside the new CentraCare Specialty Clinic, which is under construction near Costco in Baxter. HyTec Construction of Brainerd is the general contractor for the project. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch