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A snow family hangs out in their front yard Friday, Jan. 11, on Bluff Avenue in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Innocuous rocks in regular light become something special when lit by ultraviolet rays. The rocks were part of the third annual Sample's Agate Gem and Mineral Shop's Agate Show Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Northland Arboretum. "The first two shows were held at home," said Alex Sample of the annual show. After moving this year's show to the Northland Arboretum, Sample said: "we went from 40 people to 500 plus in a year."
Knitted hats and scarves hang from trees in front of the Brainerd Police Department Friday, Jan. 4, and are there for those who need them. Tags attached to garments proclaim "I am not lost! If you are cold, please take me to keep you warm." On its Facebook page, Utrinkets reported the new items were placed on the Giving Trees with an agreement with the police department.
A chickadee lands on a branch before heading to the feeder Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Northland Arboretum. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
The sun sets over the Mississippi River Thursday, Jan. 3, at Kiwanis Park in Brainerd. Temperatures rose to the upper 30s after several days of below-normal temperatures with the temp around 32 degrees at sunset.
People walk back toward the hill with their snow tubes Saturday, Dec. 22, during a special glow-in-the-dark tubing night at Mount Ski Gull.
Three wise men and their camels stand near the manger Dec. 13 during a live drive-thru Nativity at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pillager. The Nativity is sponsored by Pillager churches Casino Assembly of God, First Baptist Church, First Lutheran Church and Eden Church. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video For more photos go to https://bit.ly/2T935h1 .
Luke Spehar and band perform during "A Christmas Concert: 'Hallelujah' The Light has Come," hosted by Transformed by Love Ministries Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium in Brainerd. Spehar is a nationally known Christmas music recording artist, according to a news release.
People walk through scenes from the Christmas story Wednesday, Dec. 12, during the CHRISTmas Journey at Bethlehem, a live Nativity at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video For more photos go to https://bit.ly/2CpqHbS .
The sun highlights heavy frost clinging to a tree near the Mississippi river Saturday, Dec. 8, in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch