Tyler Malloy with Brainerd Public Utilities assembles a string of holiday lights Wednesday, Nov. 14, on a tree at Sixth and Laurel streets in downtown Brainerd. The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department also assisted in the decorating. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Positioned in a lift, workers with Indigo Signs place a new panel on the McDonald's sign Tuesday, Nov. 13, in west Brainerd. The restaurant underwent a major remodeling this fall. Outdoor workers had cold morning temperatures to deal as the thermometer dipped to 2 degrees below zero overnight, just 4 degrees short of tying the record cold for the date set in 1986.
Riverside Elementary School fourth-graders Allie Koop (left), Breckyn Mankowski and Shalayla Sturkey act out the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" Monday, Nov. 12, during the Veterans Day program at the school.
For more photos of Brainerd's Veterans Day program at the All Veterans Memorial, go to https://bit.ly/2DyTlcr .
Longtime angler, author, educator, TV personality, and volunteer Matt Straw of Brainerd is expected to be inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame possibly at the Northwest Sport show in Minneapolis March 23. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wis., is the epicenter of all things fishing and education for freshwater fishing.
Brainerd resident Becky Newstrom decided to organize a flash mob for Halloween featuring as many woman dressed as witches she could muster. With the time set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening on Brainerd's north side, seven other women showed up dressed as witches and broke into Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance in the driveway of 709 N. Sixth St. The crowd cheered and the women danced, entertaining the trick-or-treaters.
Dressed in her clown costume Monday, Oct. 29, Dawn Graff adjusted a ghost at her family's Halloween display at the corner of South Eighth and Wright streets. For 20 years, she and husband Jon have entertained the residents of the senior care facility Good Samaritan Society-Bethany, which is located across the street. On Halloween night, several residents of Bethany typically make their way across the street along with approximately 200 children.
Nisswa resident Gisela Borgwarth, 83, began swimming in Germany's portion of the North Sea at the age of 10. As a young girl growing up in Germany, she was a member of a group of girls who liked to keep swimming after the swimming pools were closed for the season. She called the group daredevils as they would push the limits of their endurance by swimming in the River Elbe and the North Sea.
When her husband Dennis died by suicide in 2014, Jeri Borgwarth felt an emptiness in her life that she tried very hard to fill.
In an aerial photo taken with a drone Friday, Oct.12, the sunny weather accentuated the leaf color in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. In the background, the water towers of Ironton and Crosby are visible.