Scott Erlandson drove a snow groomer with his friend Matt Holsapple Thursday, Feb. 15, over high mounds of snow at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. An abundance of snow was unloaded and piled along an elevated track in front of the grandstand for the ISOC MN Regional Snocross at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds Feb. 16-17.
Snowboarder Peyton Cook soared above a jump Monday, Feb. 11, at Mount Ski Gull near Nisswa. With abundant snowfalls, this winter is providing snow sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to get out and embrace winter. The lakes region may receive another 2-4 inches of fresh snow through Tuesday.
A witness talks to a Baxter Police officer at the scene of a late afternoon multi-vehicle crash Monday, Feb. 4, at the intersection of College Road and Cypress Drive in Baxter. Roadways were slippery at the time of the crash. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported Monday roads in the area were partially covered with mixed snow, ice or slush.
Sunlight filters through pine needles on a cold winter day in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Sawtooth ice drips with cold water Tuesday, Jan. 22, on Little Buffalo Creek in Brainerd. After two mild days with temperatures in the upper teens, frigid air is expected Thursday and Friday. Thursday's daytime high may reach 6 below. The overnight temperature may fall to 26 below, with wind chill values of 25 to 35 below zero. The National Weather Service in Duluth reported the cold is expected to continue into the coming week with highs in the single digits or zero and overnight lows of nearly 10 below or colder.
Astro-photography intrigues me and challenges me. My skill level is low, even though I do time lapses of the stars and always pursue the next big event. Location is everything when it comes to shooting astronomical images. The news photographer in me has to put the moon over a local landmark.
After about 14 inches of fresh snow from two storms, a snowmobiler's light pierces the night on the Paul Bunyan State Trail Saturday, Jan. 5, near Merrifield. The snowcovered trail is a major artery for snowmobilers throughout the winter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video
Clouds swirl past the moon as a slow shutter speed captures the passage of time in the night sky Saturday, Dec. 22, in central Minnesota.
A country Christmas may be seen on television and the movies as the ultimate portrayal of the season. The 15th annual Cowboy Christmas at the Nimrod Community Hall Saturday, Dec. 15, was about as authentic as you can find. The hidden gem of a holiday get together among friends from the ranching and farming community is an unvarnished evening of hot dish, children, friends, live country music and dancing. With worn cowboy boots stuffed with pine boughs adorning every table, the atmosphere is country.
HARDING—Deck the horses with boughs of holly, flashing lights and bells, and they're ready for the Horse'n Around Harding Christmas Parade. The fifth annual event Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Morrison County city of Harding—population 125—featured 25 units and 52 horses of all shapes and sizes, rolling and and trotting through the main street. The riders and floats first gather at the Gross family farm before dazzling the community with festive and colorful holiday displays.