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Hubbard County Republicans elect officers at annual convention
Digging for treasures: Detroit Lakes diver finds 500 year old antler, among other historic finds
Constituents flock to town hall meeting
Spring truck weight restrictions start for north-central frost zone
Tugging at deer heart strings
Wunderlich leads Perham past Braves
Gymnasts finish 7th in section
Semmler sparks PR-B past Tigers
Explosive first half sparks Panthers past Bagley
Hornets deny Panthers trip to state
James Harold Hukki
Kay Loraine Sjolin
Stellar Equine Sports Massage provides tension relief to horses
Park Rapids veterinarian awarded for work at state fair birth center
Building Customer Loyalty
Dr. Keller named partner at Vision Source
Geriatric services extended at TSZ
Nevis students' artwork chosen for youth exhibit
Lifelong Learning program focuses on water quality
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
'A Piece of My Heart' heads to Sections
Menahga's One-Act Play headed to Sections
Remaining weeks of ice fishing primetime for catching crappies
About Fishing: Something smells fishy
Public input sought on Border to Border ORV trail
Landowners asked to allow walk-in access to hunters
Public meetings will discuss deer management goals
Commentary: Proposed bill transfers Legacy funds to road, bridges, clean water projects
Letter: School bus drivers appreciated
Commentary: Where seniors can find energy
Editorial: Sick and safe a statewide issue
Letter: Volunteers make Bingo for Books possible
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
February 2, 2017
Commentary: Floating ideas out there that could take Park Rapids to next level
Park Rapids is developing and evolving, hopefully in a good way. New construction is happening. Focus groups and work sessions are going on with plenty of brainstorming on how to best move Park Rapids forward. The city planning commission issued permits for $10 million in valuation...
February 2, 2017 - 11:23am
January 30, 2017
Commentary: And the home of the brave
Is it possible to break a federal law while watching a Little League baseball game? Yes, and you can break the same law before a junior varsity, varsity, World Series, Rose Bowl or Super Bowl game. And if you watch carefully, you will see the law being broken on national television,...
January 30, 2017 - 11:23am
January 28, 2017
Letter: Congressman Nolan's comments conflicting
Congressman Nolan, in reading your newsletter regarding your attendance of the presidential inauguration, I find your comments conflicting and concerning. You said you were proud to attend both the inauguration and then the following day participate in an organized march/protest in...
January 28, 2017 - 7:12pm
January 25, 2017
Commentary: I wish my teacher knew...
Kyle Schwartz is a third-grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver who wanted to get to know her students better, so she asked each of them to finish the sentence, "I wish my teacher knew..." The responses she got were so startling that Schwartz, now in her fifth year of teaching,...
January 25, 2017 - 1:28pm
January 24, 2017
Enterprise Editorial: PRFD seeks donations to put final touch on fire hall
The Park Rapids Fire Department expansion and renovation project is near complete and as a department they want to say thank you to the community. The volunteer firefighters who make up the PRFD extend their "deepest gratitude to the individuals, families and businesses who donated...
January 24, 2017 - 1:40pm
January 18, 2017
Letter: Obama tried bipartisan approach
It always takes me awhile to digest what Jerry Grudem writes about. First, the Affordable Care Act origin was based on a 1993 Heritage Think Tank alternative proposed by Republicans in opposition to Hillary Clinton's attempt at health care reform based on the already successful Medicare...
January 18, 2017 - 12:16pm
January 12, 2017
Letter: Hope of unifying the country disappeared
With the election over and a chance to view the future based on cabinet choices and the Republican majority agenda ready to launch, any hope of unifying the country in pursuit of the general welfare has disappeared. With exception of the Secretary of Defense, every cabinet post has...
January 12, 2017 - 1:13pm
January 7, 2017
Commentary: Working for progress and people of Minnesota
In the wake of last year's dramatic and surprising presidential election, there's a lot of uncertainty about what the new year will bring. Given...
January 7, 2017 - 4:47pm
Commentary: A better person in 2017
I've been window shopping the list of New Year's resolutions just to see what's cool this year. Not with the idea of buying in, but just out of curiosity. It appears that a healthier diet (and loss of weight) and more exercise are still in the top three, but number one is to be a...
January 7, 2017 - 4:43pm
Editorial: Another shutdown for Minnesota?
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota legislators should be in a happy mood. They have returned to a spectacularly renovated Capitol building. The coffers are more than full, thanks to a surplus surpassing a billion dollars. The state's business climate, job growth and status as...
January 7, 2017 - 10:00am
December 31, 2016
Editorial: Step up and serve community on one of many boards
When we talk about serving on a board of directors, it may not sound like the most exciting thing to do when it comes to civic duty, but these boards are essential in service to the community.
December 31, 2016 - 6:20pm
Commentary: Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board seeks volunteers
Park Rapids Housing and Redevelopment Authority oversees the operation and maintenance of the River Heights Apartments at 500 Riverside Ave. in Park Rapids. ...
December 31, 2016 - 6:20pm
December 28, 2016
Editorial: Addiction science needs new terms
We most often look at addiction through the eyes of therapists, physicians, police officers, family members and the addicts themselves. Now, here are the professionals with whom society should consult next: Linguists. Yes, we're serious. Because the more we learn about addiction,...
December 28, 2016 - 6:36pm
December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas I Shouted
Merry Christmas I shouted to a woman on the street But she didn't hear me Her misty eyes stared halfway round the globe Where her son was lost in Iraq And never found his way home. Merry Christmas I cried to an old gent in the alley But he didn't hear me He was dragging a cardboard...
December 25, 2016 - 8:21am
December 24, 2016
Commentary: Jumping jack your way to better days
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Frustrated at your own shortcomings, misgivings and negative behavior? Twenty jumping jacks! That's the latest coping skill passed on to me from my children. They recognize the signs and the jacks work; until my next overreaction to a small problem in this world...
December 24, 2016 - 8:28am