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The 70th annual Paul Bunyan Days this weekend is a celebration of the large lumberjack whose legendary feats were used in advertising by the Red River Logging Company of Akleley. Frank Lamb, seated on Paul's large hand, was 11 years old during that first celebration. The Paul Bunyan statue was created by Dean Krotzer in the 1980s. A large cradle is also featured at the park, along with a picnic area and historical museum. Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise
Paul Bunyan Days celebrates 70 years
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Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes speaks to a sizable crowd at Saturday's drug forum in Akeley.
Akeley forum confronts drug epidemic
March 7, 2018 - 7:00am
March 3, 2018
The Kimball Logging team pauses Thursday while cutting timber on state land in eastern Becker County. Gathered in front of freshly cut tree trunks, stacks of basswood logs, and the company’s loader/slasher are, from left, Mike Reichling, Tyler Henry, Donald Pachel, Sam Yliniemi, Kelly Kimball, Justin Kimball and Zach Kimball. (Photos by Robin Fish/Enterprise)
Local logging company continues nearly 400-year family tradition
March 3, 2018 - 9:00am
February 24, 2018
Akeley Police Chief Jimmy Hanson and Hubbard County officials will be answering questions and providing information at forum on drugs at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Akeley Regional Community Center. (Lori Skarpness/Enterprise)
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February 24, 2018 - 8:00am
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This one of many possible design ideas for the Hwy. 34 project in Akeley in 2022. While still four years away, a work group is being formed to start looking at options for the road.
Akeley work group will explore options for Hwy. 34 project
January 13, 2018 - 9:00am
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Multiple injuries in two-car accident near Akeley
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Crow Wing River ATV crossing awarded Ecofootprint Grant
May 28, 2017 - 11:29am
February 16, 2017
Alex Jones and Kassie Boyd take the Purple Plunge into 11th Crow Wing Lake on Saturday. Thirty-five men and women, young and old, participated in this year's Purple Plunge as part of the 12th Annual Audrey's Purple Dream. The participating plungers jumped into the icy waters and the Polar Plunge raised over $7,500. (Kevin Cederstrom/Enterprise)
Purple Plungers jump for a ice cold good cause
February 16, 2017 - 8:45am
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The Purple Plunge is a popular event for participants young and old willing to jump into the icy waters of 11th Crow Wing Lake as part of the annual Audrey's Purple Dream in Akeley. (Enterprise file photo)
Purple Plungers hit icy waters Feb. 11 in Akeley
February 5, 2017 - 11:06am
June 29, 2016
Spectators gather along Highway 34 beneath the famous Paul Bunyan statue and wave as fire trucks from the East Hubbard County Fire District pass by at the end of the annual Paul Bunyan Days parade. Akeley Ice Racing cars make their way along the parade route, revving engines and blowing a little smoke.
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June 29, 2016 - 11:24am
April 6, 2016
The building that has been home to industry in Akeley for nearly a century will soon be demolished. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
Piece of Akeley history to meet wrecking ball
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February 17, 2016
Rachel Boughton celebrates her successful Purple Plunge into the icy waters of 11th Crow Wing Lake in Akeley during the 11th Annual Audrey’s Purple Dream fundraiser event on Saturday. A record 35 people took the frigid plunge. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)
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