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Kate Westphal of Park Rapids, who took first in the "Future Park Rapids" competition, hopes the city will retain its "old time charm." She received $150. Hope Pauly of Laporte claimed second and $125. Sam Ness of Park Rapids was third, earning $100, and Brian Bass of Laporte was fourth, earning $75. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

HCLL hosts vision session to view Park Rapids' future

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A group of visionaries - students and adults alike - dove into the think tank this week to imagine Park Rapids in 2058, when Minnesota celebrates its bicentennial.


The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning invited student artists to imagine their city when they reach the age of audience members.

Kate Westphal, whose oil portrayal of Main with seven-story "skyscrapers" took first place in the competition, predicts the city will retain its "old time charm.

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