From the top of Miner's Mountain, an overlook in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area near Ironton, Minn., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, two boaters are surrounded by autumn leaf color. (AP Photo/BrainerdDispatch, Steve Kohls)
Nyla Baum of Little Falls, Minn. plays with dogs at the Midnight Run Kennel truck during the Winter Warrior Sled Dog Race at Camp Ripley near Little Falls Minn.. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. The two-day event, sponsored by the North Star Sled Dog Club, featured races within the boundries of Camp…
About 10,000 ice-fishing enthusiasts braved high winds and snow - not to mention ice - in the 23rd annual Brainerd (Minn.) Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Saturday. They were on a frozen Gull Lake near Nisswa, Minn. Proceeds benefited several charities.
Kevin, William and Hunter Riggs hug their dad, Sgt. Jacob Riggs, at the Brainerd, Minn., National Guard Armory. He returned home from deployment in Kuwait on Friday.
With school cancelled because of a winter storm, Zachary Ayer played with his dog Guito Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at his home north of Brainerd, Minn. after seven inches of fresh snow fell in Central Minnesota overnight. (AP Photo/Brainerd Dispatch, Steve Kohls)