Bianca Thole, 5, posed for a picture with the Easter bunny as her brother Demarco, 6, gave their furry friend a closer look. The Tholes are from Detroit Lakes and were visiting their grandma Michelle White of Vergas. Photo by Barbie Porter
The Vergas Maple Syrup Festival always promises fluffy pancakes and pure maple syrup, but this year maple saplings were also offered.
Only one partial dead fish was spotted at the mouth of the Shell River in Shell Lake earlier this spring. Last year, there were piles of fish going down river and hundreds of pelicans and other birds dining on the dead. Photo by Gale Kaas
Thick ice does not necessarily translate into dire circumstances for area lakes and the finny creatures that inhabit those bodies of water.