Photos

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Fr. Joseph Gillespie of St. Albert the Great Church talks on a cellphone while standing among the destruction on East Lake Street in Minneapolis on Saturday morning, May 30, in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers.

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Braden Breyer changes the wooden numbers at the Green Isle Irish baseball field Wednesday, June 17, as the team took on the Belle Plaine Tigers town baseball team. Town baseball teams around the state  pushed forward with competition despite health guidelines recommending otherwise. The Minnesota Baseball Association, which oversees town team play, approved competition so long as teams provided record of city approval.

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The children of Timothy Royce, Jacob and Katelyn, look on as their father's casket is placed into a hearse outside Maple River High School in Mapleton, Minnesota, Apr. 2018, following a memorial ceremony honoring the fallen firefighter who died in the line of duty.

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Re-enactors with the Old West Society of Minnesota enjoyed a moment of peace between performances at the Scott County Fair in rural Minnesota in the summer of 2019. 

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The Bar-B-Que Days fireworks illuminate the face of Emily Plambeck (right) , 8, as they burst above Tiger Park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, on July 21, 2019.

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A motorcyclist, identified by Belle Plaine Police as Ryan Maciej, 41, of Belle Plaine, received medical attention following a collision with an SUV on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 in southeast Belle Plaine, Minnesota. 

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Belle Plaine's Tyler Shackle celebrates his Minnesota Class AA 138-lb state championship at the Minnesota state wrestling tournament March 2019. 

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A syrup maker among a group of volunteers, who annually take to Don Koepp's shed outside of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, empties raw sap into a boiler March 2020.  

 A child dressed as the grim reaper exits Neisen's Red Door Bar in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, while one of its patrons smoked a cigarette in an adjoining alley on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. 

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Deborah Harvey of Grand Oaks Quilting works to stitch cotton medical masks for healthcare and other facilities dealing with N95 mask shortages  March 30, 2020. 

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A pair of children crawled through a mock burning house at the Belle Plaine Fire Department’s open house on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2020. Fog filled the miniature house to emulate smoke. Rob Schultz(foreground) and his grandson Logan shared a moment's rest on their family farm near Belle Plaine

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Rob Schultz(foreground) and his grandson Logan shared a moment's rest on their family farm near Belle Plaine, Minnesota, July 3, 2019.

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 JP Bergs manages the video feed at the Belle Plaine High School 2020 commencement Friday, May 22, which had graduates and their families gather while remaining in their vehicles due to safety measures put in place due to COVID-19. A procession through Belle Plaine involving the families preceded the commencement and settled in the parking lot of the Belle Plaine Athletic Complex behind Bergs. 

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A dog sits on the porch of the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House during the "Traditions" tree lighting ceremony in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, Dec. 5, 2019,

Portraits

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