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Minnesota GOP rolls out $2 billion tax-cut plan
Meth lab discovered in Bagley
Minnesota Human Services administrator charged in St. Paul prostitution sting
Trial expected to start Tuesday for West Fargo teacher accused of having sex with student
Shooting for sport: Park Rapids students form first trapshooting team
Park Rapids boys use depth to finish second
Panthers edge EGF, end slide
Improvement is main goal for Panthers
Jerger lifts Panthers by Braves
Errors cost Panthers in loss to Vikings
BARBARA "BARB" THIELMANN
JOHN KOVACH SR.
PATRICK "PAT" KIMBALL
RD Offutt employees clean Straight River roadside ditches
Minnesota grocer Coborn's to add four Wisconsin stores
New GM at Headwaters has big plans
Tuning in to an instrumental career
Quilting facts and ‘fabric’-ation
With a new TV show and memoir almost done, Bea Ojakangas shows no sign of slowing down
Magic Lures and the Banjo Minnow; practice needed
DNR urges state forest and off-highway vehicle trail users to check for temporary closures
Spring burning restrictions take effect this week in much of Minnesota
Commentary: Dayton continues high spending, high taxes
Commentary: Minnesota needs a transportation fix
Editorial: Is your cell phone spying on you?
Commentary: Small towns, taxpayers prioritized in House road and bridge funding proposal
Letter: Protect state’s outdoors
Former Park Rapids resident marks 103
Put a rink on it: West Fargo couple has curling-themed wedding
April 16, 2014
Basic Business Cents: With customers, satisfying isn’t good enough
By Lou Schultz/ For the Enterprise Dr. W. Edwards Deming often said, “Satisfying your customers is not good enough; satisfied customers will switch. You have to provide goods and services that are so good that your customers will brag about you to their colleagues and stay true...
April 16, 2014 - 11:08am
New computer service now available
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Experiencing technical issues with your computer might have just gotten a little more convenient. Local resident and long-time Park Rapids School District employee Jeff Hunt has started his own business, a computer repair...
April 16, 2014 - 11:05am
April 9, 2014
E-cigs now available in Park Rapids
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as “E-Cigs” are now available in Park Rapids due to the recent opening of E-Cig City along Highway 34. Owners Delvin Keezer Michelle Bloom officially opened...
news / local
April 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
April 3, 2014
Basic Business Cents: Electronic word-of-mouth marketing can work, or fail
An old story relates of three business owners vacationing in Florida. One said he was celebrating a very successful fire sale. The second said he was also celebrating a very successful sale but his was a flood sale. The third inquired, “How do you start a flood?” There are many...
April 3, 2014 - 8:10am
March 26, 2014
Main Street Meats win awards in St. Cloud
By Sarah Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Victory was sweet for Main Street Meats. There was nothing sassy about it. The Park Rapids butcher shop scored another two wins at the Minnesota Association of Meat Processors annual show. The trade group represents meat sellers...
news / local
March 26, 2014 - 12:39pm
February 12, 2014
Northwoods Dental under new ownership
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Northwoods Dental at 405 Henrietta Ave S in Park Rapids now has new owners and are...
February 12, 2014 - 11:42am
February 5, 2014
Randall joins Lake Country Associates
Da’Nel Randall, MS, LPCC Lake Country Associates announces that Da’Nel Randall, LPCC, will be providing mental health services starting Feb. 10. Randall, MS, LPCC, is a licensed professional clinical counselor with 10 years of experience providing therapy to children,...
February 5, 2014 - 11:15am
Basic Business Cents: Measuring marketing effectiveness for business
At a recent meeting of business leaders, the question was raised on how to measure the effectiveness of marketing efforts. That is a question that is near and dear to most businesses as the opportunities to promote one’s business seems endless today. First, determine that the...
February 5, 2014 - 11:12am
Leona’s continues Steve and Jill’s tradition
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Leona is looking to further build upon the legacy that Steve and Jill created. Under new ownership, owned now by Nevis residents Tom and Laura Becker, “Leona’s” (affectionately named after Laura’s deceased mother)...
February 5, 2014 - 11:09am
January 8, 2014
Park Rapids Anytime Fitness kicks off 2014 ‘resolutions’
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Renovations and new ownership at the Park Rapids Anytime Fitness might make it a little...
January 8, 2014 - 11:40am
December 30, 2013
New wool mill in Fosston will be 2nd largest in U.S.
FOSSTON, Minn. — Stephenie Anderson’s timing for starting a wool-processing plant here is spot-on. So says Bill Batchelder, president...
news / region
December 30, 2013 - 8:00am
December 28, 2013
Auto body wizards build cult-like following
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org Tucked away in the pines between Park Rapids and Osage, a two-man body shop has built a fanatical following. David Vocelka and Joe Henderson’s customers keep coming back to Autocraft. And this winter, the two men are swamped with...
news / region
December 28, 2013 - 10:56am
December 27, 2013
Forum Communications enters deal for north-central Minnesota newspaper properties
By Dave Olson / The Forum FARGO – Forum Communications Co. has entered into an agreement to purchase newspaper properties in the lakes country of north-central Minnesota – including the Brainerd Dispatch. The deal is to be completed Jan. 1. Forum Communications Co., which...
news / region
December 27, 2013 - 7:34am
December 25, 2013
North ambulances vote to join union
By Sarah Smith email@example.com Ambulance shops in Park Rapids and Walker voted overwhelmingly last week to unionize. They are part of the North Memorial Health Care System, based in Robbinsdale. Ambulance personnel claimed they receive the lowest pay in the region,...
news / local
December 25, 2013 - 10:36am
Basic Business Cents: The ‘It’ factor
Years ago when I was a young salesman, I studied the outstanding salesmen in my organization. Some had great product knowledge, some had great personalities, and others worked very hard, but the only common trait that I could find was tenacity. A very few had “it”; they just...
December 25, 2013 - 10:33am