Bendigo Advertiser's most-read stories of 2017

Some of the lighter moments of this year.
Some of the lighter moments of this year.

IT’S HARD to believe we're already at the pointy end of 2017.

But before we get ready to shout "Happy New Year" with our loved ones, let's take the opportunity to look back on the year that was.

People found reasons to dance as we enjoyed Groovin The Moo and the annual Blues and Roots Music Festival.

Meanwhile, Earthcore at Elmore caused controversy and continues to divide people.

It has also been a busy year for police, with manhunts, sieges and more.

Sadly, emergency services also attended plenty of incidents on our roads.

Featured here are some of the most popular stories featured on this year – ones that got your attention and your pageviews.

For more details on the stories listed, see the links to full stories at the bottom of the page.

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