2020: A Year in Photos — Park Rapids Enterprise

This is 2020: A Year in Photos, through the eyes of folks from the Park Rapids Enterprise in Park Rapids, Minn.

Teresita Equay Diaz, a member of the White Earth Nation, started her own protest in June to show support for blacks and other minorities. She said even here in the Park Rapids area people are judged by the color of their skin and she wanted to promote love and understanding between all races. Lorie Skarpness / Enterprise

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — From the COVID-19 pandemic to the fight for social justice, and the presidential election to the race for a vaccine — and everything in-between — 2020 was a year to remember. Or maybe a year to forget. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so we've rounded up photos we feel best represents 2020 in Park Rapids.

Full-time city letter carrier Josh Fisher walks his route Jan. 2 along Main Ave. N. in Park Rapids, pulling his mail truck ahead a couple blocks at a time before circling up and down both sides of the street. Robin Fish / Enterprise

Going airborne in a ditch along Cty. Rd. 4, David Brown (#17) was one of the racers who competed in sub-zero temperatures in the pro class of the USXC Heartland 200 in January. Lorie Skarpness / Enterprise


Thompson, Christenson, Mathisrud, Fenger, Leckner, McKinney and Utke (not pictured) let loose a festive explosion of confetti at the end of Monday's Armory "liftoff." Robin Fish / Enterprise

Keagan Klein whoops with joy after collecting her diploma cover, capturing the event on a GoPro action camera.

Guest speaker Roger Boyce delivered an emotional tribute. Shannon Geisen / Enterprise

A 1947 restored cedar canoe transported Joey Cargol down the mighty Mississippi on a journey of self discovery. He launched the canoe at the Headwaters at Itasca State Park June 1 and arrived at the Gulf Aug. 8, fulfilling his childhood dream. Lorie Skarpness / Enterprise.


A boater moving quietly across the rippling lake near the Itasca swimming beach looked like a poster promoting all that summer in Minnesota has to offer. Lorie Skarpness / Enterprise

Henrik Grannes flies a raptor-shaped kite in the air Saturday, Aug. 1, at the East 40 Tractor Grounds in Park Rapids. Robin Fish / Enterprise

Artist Lili (Payne) Lennox applies shadows to the mural that adorns Aunt Belle's Confectionary in Park Rapids. Shannon Geisen / Enterprise

A willow tree behind Shenanigans in Nevis, believed to be more than a century old, was severly damaged by the Aug. 7 storm. Shannon Geisen/ Enterprise


Chamber staff showed good humor, replacing the damaged 43-foot Christmas tree with what remains, courtesy of "Cindy Lou and the Grinch."

Emma Vatnsdal is a digital producer for InForum and other Forum Communications-owned properties. She earned her degree in multimedia journalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead and joined the Forum Communications team as a features reporter in May 2018.
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