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Minnesota has a Confederate symbol --EMDASH-- and it is going to keep it
Hubbard County Law Enforcement Incidents
Menahga City Council delays grant application for bike path
County board tables decision on property dispute in Akeley
Teamsters Local 320 threatens Hubbard County with possible labor strike
Northwoods Triathlon binds Engebretson family
Fisher defends Women's Club Championship
Grossinger, Agre defend Northwoods Triathlon titles
Taylor captures first Men's Club Championship
Midway wins Region 14C title, advances to state tournament
Malissa Lorraine Rogers
Robert "Bob" E. Andrus
Mason J. Smith
Stephen John "Packy" Pachel
Basic Business Cents: Learning about your processes
Carters upgrade look of Red Wagon Market
Rob Belanger named Sanford Bagley's administrative director
Women helping women
A stretch a day keeps the doctor away
'Farewell Milwaukee' wraps up 2nd Street Stage
Enjoy big band music at next Noon Hour Concert
Muhm featured poet for First City Poetry Reads
Australian blues singer at Sounds of Spirit Lake
'4ontheFloor' returns to 2nd Street Stage
Weaver poses questions regarding fishing tournaments
Upcoming North Country Trail hikes planned
Favorite summer crappie fishing patterns
Floating the Crow Wing River
Biologists monitoring wolf movements near Duluth
Administration in a hurry to get building design
'Toolkit' support letters confusing
'Operation Pollinator' is good, but RDO can do more
Letter to Editor: Rep. Green should represent us all
Supporting a free press
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
December 7, 2016
Forum editorial: 75 years ago-Day of Infamy
For a growing segment of Americans, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, is either a fading or forgotten turning point in U.S. history. And turning point it was. The world changed. The change was profound, not only for the United States, but for the entire...
December 7, 2016 - 8:27am
November 15, 2016
Editorial: One presidential election is all it takes to lose our minds?
Since Tuesday's election, it appears people are losing their minds. Anti-Trump protesters are rioting in the streets in a way never seen before following a presidential election; there are reports of white children and teenagers tormenting minorities with racial slurs in schools in...
November 15, 2016 - 2:15pm
September 11, 2016
Editorial: Former Park Rapids residents recall living in New York at time of 9/11 attacks
"Acts of terror hit home" was the headline in the Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 issue of the Enterprise. It's been 15 years already since that Tuesday morning on Sept. 11, 2001 when 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out...
September 11, 2016 - 10:20am
June 27, 2016
Staking claim to title ‘Fireworks Capital of Minnesota'
The annual 4th of July celebration is still a few weeks away but fireworks fundraising and organization efforts continue for one of Park Rapids’ largest events. Those efforts and financial contributions from the community make Park Rapids the self-proclaimed "July 4th Fireworks...
June 27, 2016 - 4:49pm
June 22, 2016
Editorial: Declassify, release secret Sept. 11 pages
The 28 still-classified pages from a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are "very disturbing" to read, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan told the Duluth News Tribune editorial board earlier this month during an exclusive interview. But every American has a right to read...
June 22, 2016 - 10:50am
June 5, 2016
Editorial: Support local Relay for Life event June 10
Just about everyone has been affected by cancer one way or another, either directly or indirectly. It’s a widespread disease that reaches nearly every family, whether it’s mom or dad, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, cousins or friends. Millions of dollars go...
June 5, 2016 - 8:35am
June 1, 2016
Editorial: A frustrating session with little headway
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished — a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There’s been plenty...
June 1, 2016 - 3:20pm
April 27, 2016
Editorial: Ignoring state’s water quality problem not the solution
My father, Bruce Dayton, taught me that good stewardship is one of our most important responsibilities: to take what we have been given, or have acquired, and leave it in better condition for those who will inherit it from us. As Minnesotans, who have inherited this incredible state,...
April 27, 2016 - 1:55am
April 25, 2016
Editorial: Prevention is the key to ending child abuse
We need to take care of our children. We need to keep them safe and care for them. We need to do this but we know it’s not happening in every household. We know problems of abuse, neglect and other family issues that damage our children exist in our communities. It’s down the...
April 25, 2016 - 9:44am
April 16, 2016
Editorial: The hard truth of distracted driving is deaths on the rise
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t it?...
April 16, 2016 - 8:52am
April 4, 2016
Enterprise editorial: Urgent call for food shelf donations
Time is marching on - for food shelf donations, that is. And Hubbard County Food Shelf director Bob Hansen is acutely concerned about meeting budgetary goals. March is a critical month for the Hubbard County Food Shelf, he reports. The food and funds donated to support the food shelf...
April 4, 2016 - 2:04pm
March 28, 2016
Editorial: Gridlock can be broken in Congress
Gridlock has become synonymous with Congress. But despite the deep divisions among elements of the U.S. House and Senate, the first session of the 114th Congress (2015), to the surprise of many observers, got some good stuff done. Surely some big things were left undone, including...
March 28, 2016 - 9:36am
March 24, 2016
Editorial: Invest in Local Government Aid
Here’s why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it’s supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and...
March 24, 2016 - 11:01am
March 21, 2016
Editorial: With heroin in area meth remains primary concern
Drug abuse problems exist here, as they do in every community in America. We are no exception. With recent reports of heroin-related deaths and overdoses in the region it’s scary to think about another dangerous drug taking hold in our communities. Although heroin hasn’t been...
March 21, 2016 - 1:59pm
March 16, 2016
Editorial: Job fair offers great opportunity to find work
Looking for a job? Need a change in careers? Many employment opportunities exist in the Park Rapids area. In fact, more jobs than qualified or willing people to fill them. The trick is getting people to fill those jobs. Park Rapids is hosting a job fair featuring over 30 local employers...
March 16, 2016 - 10:28am