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All smiles at Countryfest

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A friend is reflected in the sunglasses of Shareen Hando of Winnipeg as she plays a drinking game called flip cup with friends in the campground at Dauphin's Countryfest on Thursday.

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A friend is reflected in the sunglasses of Shareen Hando of Winnipeg as she plays a drinking game called flip cup with friends in the campground at Dauphin's Countryfest on Thursday.

Countryfest games

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Colt Meloney throws a ping-pong ball while playing the drinking game beer pong with Ryley Dayholos (R) and other friends in the campground during Dauphin's Countryfest north of Riding Mountain National Park on Thursday.

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Colt Meloney throws a ping-pong ball while playing the drinking game beer pong with Ryley Dayholos (R) and other friends in the campground during Dauphin's Countryfest north of Riding Mountain National Park on Thursday.

Off to Toronto

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Derek Brown and Katherine Pachkowski sit hand-in-hand somewhere over the Great Lakes on WestJet’s inaugural flight from McGill Field in Brandon to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Pachkowski surprised Brown with the flight for his birthday.

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Derek Brown and Katherine Pachkowski sit hand-in-hand somewhere over the Great Lakes on WestJet’s inaugural flight from McGill Field in Brandon to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Pachkowski surprised Brown with the flight for his birthday.

Out for a walk

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Cassie White walks her dog Gracie along Eighteenth Street on Monday afternoon.

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Cassie White walks her dog Gracie along Eighteenth Street on Monday afternoon.

Business has been berry good

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David Acis holds a basket of strawberries for sale on Monday afternoon. The locally grown berries were on sale at the Thomas Mall along 18th Street.

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David Acis holds a basket of strawberries for sale on Monday afternoon. The locally grown berries were on sale at the Thomas Mall along 18th Street.

Soggy situation

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Runoff water from this past weekend’s heavy rains flood low-lying farmland east of Souris on Monday.

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Runoff water from this past weekend’s heavy rains flood low-lying farmland east of Souris on Monday.

High winds take a toll

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A trampoline sits against the fence of Kirkcaldy Heights School on Saturday following the wind storm.

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A trampoline sits against the fence of Kirkcaldy Heights School on Saturday following the wind storm.

A day at the fair

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A volunteer watches entries in equestrian competitions ride past during the Rapid City Agricultural Society fair on Saturday.

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A volunteer watches entries in equestrian competitions ride past during the Rapid City Agricultural Society fair on Saturday.

Grad day

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A graduate looks back to chat with friends during a graduation ceremony for Assiniboine Community College Adult Collegiate students, Saturday afternoon at McDiarmid Drive Alliance church.

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A graduate looks back to chat with friends during a graduation ceremony for Assiniboine Community College Adult Collegiate students, Saturday afternoon at McDiarmid Drive Alliance church.

Big love

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Chloe McLeod hugs her miniature horse during the 134th annual Rapid City Agricultural Society summer fair. McLeod and her fellow 4H member Makenna Sumner travelled from Neepawa to show their horses.

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Chloe McLeod hugs her miniature horse during the 134th annual Rapid City Agricultural Society summer fair. McLeod and her fellow 4H member Makenna Sumner travelled from Neepawa to show their horses.

Top Story

Campground games a perfect kick-off for Countryfest goers

During its 27 years, Dauphin’s Countryfest has gained a reputation for booking top-notch country acts and attracting hard-partying country music fans. 

It doesn’t take long for the festival’s sprawling campground to turn into party-central, but on Thursday morning festivalgoers were still setting up the sites that would be their homes for the next four days. 

The party games, however, were already in ...

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