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Zebra mussels found in Lake Sallie, three other Minnesota lakes
PTSD ride helps support service dogs for veterans
Local artisans opening their studios this weekend
Fall colors greet Headwaters 100 riders this Saturday
Badoura Township celebrates 120 years
Panthers finish third at Mid-State tournament
Panthers, Tigers move up in state polls
Panthers take control down stretch to sink Pirates
Greenway rallies to defeat Tigers
Shorthanded Panthers run at Bagley
Everett Lee Langland
Anton "Tony" Joseph Panek
Donald LeRoy Wilson
Norma Elizabeth Nordstrom
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Editorial: League of Women Voters goal is to make democracy work for all
Letter: Global warming plus global cooling equals climate change
Commentary: Drive slow, use extra caution around school zones
Editorial: Take time to discuss suicide prevention
Commentary: Country faces political divide and opposing worldviews
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
September 13, 2015
Commentary: Memories of 9-11 attacks remain vivid
The images emerging from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack on the World Trade Center remain as unbelievable now as they did on the television screen that fateful day. It seemed the entire country enjoyed that bright, blue September morning, the same in Manhatten as it was in Bismarck,...
September 13, 2015 - 9:36am
September 10, 2015
Commentary: What ever happened to Vo-Tech education?
When I came to Minnesota in 1971, as a high school Industrial Arts teacher, this state was a national leader in vocational-technical education. Vo-tech schools were vibrantly operating all across the state - approximately one hour from any community. Students could receive quality...
September 10, 2015 - 9:18am
August 31, 2015
Hummel: Water, water everywhere?
When I was a kid, our Dad drove our family out to visit Uncle Dave and Aunt Kate at the farm where Dad grew up. When we got near the farm, we stopped, all got out of the car and went to a familiar spring for a sip of water. The spring was a bowl in the prairie, about the size of...
August 31, 2015 - 12:31pm
August 26, 2015
Commentary: Enbridge dedicated to pipeline integrity management
During the Public Utilities Commission and Department of Commerce’s public information and scoping meetings for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project in Park Rapids last week there were numerous questions about the deactivation of Line 3 once the new Line 3 is constructed, pending...
August 26, 2015 - 10:51am
August 20, 2015
A stroll down 'Memory Main'
A walk along downtown Main Avenue in Park Rapids over the weekend was a stroll through local history and a snapshot of how communities evolve....
August 20, 2015 - 8:51am
August 16, 2015
Commentary: Friends of the Headwaters has issues with Line3
Friends of the Headwaters (FOH) believes that the State of Minnesota, the MN Public Utilities Commission and the MN Department of Commerce are premature in having scheduled a series of public meetings on Enbridge pipeline company’s proposed Line 3 Replacement. Given the data and...
August 16, 2015 - 9:32pm
May 11, 2015
Commentary : Happy Mother’s Day from your friends at Companeros and the Dorset House
So many years of fixing, extreme cleaning, excitement, anticipation, food prepping, talking, planning, and old and new friends coming together with one common purpose! Mother’s Day is upon us again and for the first time in 30 years, we won’t be doing what all of us have so...
May 11, 2015 - 9:20am
April 15, 2015
Commentary: Dayton continues high spending, high taxes
On April 9, Governor Dayton gave his State of the State Address on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives. I thought it was an interesting speech, if for no other reason than at times he seemed to be talking out of both sides of his mouth. For instance, the governor...
April 15, 2015 - 3:23pm
Commentary: Minnesota needs a transportation fix
By HARLAN MADSEN As a crop and dairy farmer, I could skimp on fertilizing my crops for a couple of years to cut costs; however, my yields will be reduced over time. Most notably, the nutritional value of my crops will be lowered for our dairy herd resulting in substantially reduced...
April 15, 2015 - 3:21pm
April 1, 2015
Commentary: Small towns, taxpayers prioritized in House road and bridge funding proposal
With the goal of providing long-term, sustainable revenue for Minnesota’s roads and bridges, House Republicans have brought forward a $7 billion funding proposal that meets our statewide needs without raising anyone’s taxes. The Road and Bridge Act of 2015 would repurpose roughly...
April 1, 2015 - 6:03pm
March 18, 2015
Commentary: Committed to community journalism
It’s great to be here and working in Park Rapids as part of the Enterprise team. It’s a big responsibility and as this newspaper staff works to provide coverage it’s apparent just how vital newspapers remain to places like the Park Rapids area. A few weeks into the job and...
March 18, 2015 - 3:10pm
Commentary: Recent letter on oil spills misleading
By RAY W. WUOLO In his letter of Feb. 18, Willis Mattison opines on the fate and transport of leaked crude oil and its dissolved constituents in the subsurface, providing a contrasts on the conditions at the Pinewood oil spill site near Bemidji with groundwater-flow conditions...
March 18, 2015 - 9:05am
October 29, 2014
Commentary: Menahga School building project misstatements
By Menahga School Board members This letter is the second of two commentaries by Menahga School Board members. Misstatement 3 – The growth is only a projection and the needs aren’t real. Many issues factored into the rejection of the prior bond referendums that started in...
October 29, 2014 - 11:38am
September 18, 2014
Pro jerseys: a poor investment, really
By Matt Wellens / Duluth News Truibune About a week ago, I would have told you one of the dorkiest and worst investments you can make is buying a personalized sports jersey. Who do you think you are putting your last name — or worse, a nickname, like “SIR STOGIE”...
September 18, 2014 - 9:03am
July 12, 2014
COMMENTARY: Friends of the Headwaters responds
When people look at Friends of the Headwaters’ maps of the Enbridge route, they can see what’s at stake. The Enbridge route crosses the Mississippi Headwaters through some of Minnesota’s cleanest lakes, creates hazards for wild rice beds, and jeopardizes Park Rapids’ drinking...
July 12, 2014 - 2:46pm