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Linda Eiesland and Sally Erickson look at birds through binoculars in the rain Saturday, May 18, during a bird walk at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground. The bird walk was part of the Minnesota Audubon Bird City Celebration, with Crosslake receiving the MN Audubon Bird City designation. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch For more photos go to https://bit.ly/2WbcSsl .
Tulips bloom Wednesday, May 16, in downtown Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Race enthusiasts enjoy a Kentucky Derby Party Saturday, May 4, at The Woods bar and restaurant between Brainerd and Merrifield. The party included a derby outfit contest, mint juleps, photo ops with a live horse and a variety of games and of course watching the Kentucky Derby. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video—For more photos go to https://bit.ly/2J3A71s .
Nearly 30 bunnies from the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society wander freely around the room while people do yoga during Hoppy Hour Saturday, April 27, as a part of the Lakes Area Yoga Festival at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video—For more photos, go to https://bit.ly/2GTYKdt .
Cattle dog mix Banks (left) and pitbull mix Koka, along with family Brandi Blowers and Vayda Stockard, meet the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 20, during an Easter Ball Hunt hosted by Brainerd Parks and Recreation at Buster Dog Park. Dogs retrieved tennis balls and turned them in for treats inside the dog park as well as around the Kiwanis Park area. For more photos, go to https://bit.ly/2Pot0ka .
Children run into the park to collect Easter eggs Saturday, April 20, during the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Brainerd Parks and Recreation at Gregory Park. For more photos, go to https://bit.ly/2ZpbYHs .
CROSBY—The annual Way of the Cross event on Good Friday, April 19, brought out scores of people on a warm spring day.
Dancers participate in the Wiidookodaadiwag "We Are Helping One Another" Powwow Thursday, April 18, at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video—For more photos, go to https://bit.ly/2VUZ6qe .
Students attend prom Saturday, April 13. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video --- --- --- --- --- KLICK! Photo Gallery - Brainerd High School Prom 300 photos - Klick to view! --- --- --- --- ---
Robins forage for food in the new snow Friday, April 12, near Gregory Park in Brainerd. For more photos, go to https://bit.ly/2DfjyLf .