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Bemidji's Citizen Patrol disbands after 20 years
Back-to-school expenses vary as supply lists add up
Task force proposes web-based Park Rapids Volunteer Network
Final EIS issued for proposed Line 3
Park Rapids treated to partial solar eclipse
Local seniors proving tennis is a sport for a lifetime
Panthers open season by hosting two events
Northwoods Triathlon binds Engebretson family
Fisher defends Women's Club Championship
Grossinger, Agre defend Northwoods Triathlon titles
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
Violinist, saxophonist close Noon Hour Concert series
'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
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
Commentary: Save those encyclopedias
Sen. Utke applauds swift disaster relief for Clearwater County
Letter to the editor: Americans must meet North Korea's challenge
Editorial: How to defuse hate-filled protests
Administration in a hurry to get building design
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
March 1, 2014
Editorial This is certainly a winter of bad weather
You have been wondering and asking: How bad is this winter of 2013-14? A new winter misery index answers that this winter in the Midwest and East is one of the harshest winters of our lifetime, according to an Associated Press report. And it does not appear to be ending anytime...
March 1, 2014 - 11:23am
February 26, 2014
Editorial: State shouldn’t throw minimum wage stones
When Minnesota House members go back into session and debate raising the minimum wage, the lawmakers’ interns will be doing some of the work. After all, the House prides itself on its interns’ capabilities; as the program’s website notes, interns “are asked to handle a wide...
February 26, 2014 - 1:46pm
February 8, 2014
Editorial: Broadband needs to be addressed at state level
Access to broadband continues to be a concern in rural Minnesota and in particular Hubbard County’s lakes area. Recently, State Senator Matt Schmit visited several communities, including Park Rapids, to talk about the importance and need for reliable, high-speed Internet access. After...
February 8, 2014 - 1:03pm
December 18, 2013
Editorial Keep lakes on a low-salt diet this winter
You’ve heard about the health risks of consuming too much salt. That same kind of advice applies to our lakes as well. Officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are urging people to put their lakes on a low-salt diet as well. Here’s the problem, according to the...
December 18, 2013 - 12:43pm
November 9, 2013
Editorial Do you have $7 and a couple of minutes?
Does your smoke detector work? Not sure? Don’t care? Don’t have the time to check? Make it a priority today. The stakes are too high not to: According to the state fire marshal division’s 2012 statistics: n One fire was reported every 32 minutes. n Fifty people died in fires. n...
November 9, 2013 - 12:35pm
November 6, 2013
Editorial: Minnesota should help ‘float the boat’
America’s newest commissioned submarine, the USS Minnesota, will submerge as a matter of routine. But the Twin Cities chapter of the Navy League will work to keep awareness of the ship in plain view. That way, USS Minnesota sailors always will know they’re remembered by their...
November 6, 2013 - 1:16pm
October 5, 2013
Editorial: Do you know your health insurance terms?
Health insurance issues are complicated enough for the average person to comprehend and it’s about to get more complex. Consumers are taking a closer look at their insurance needs with MNsure enrollment underway. The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to take a look...
October 5, 2013 - 1:44pm
August 24, 2013
Editorial Summer of 2013 has been one to remember
As summer winds down and school begins, we’re reminded of what a great place Park Rapids is to live and play. There was no shortage of things to do in lakes country this summer. Kudos to the Downtown Business Association for another successful season of 2nd Street Stage events....
August 24, 2013 - 11:57am
August 14, 2013
Editorial: U.S. House delays the farm bill
Political posturing about who or what is delaying action on a much-needed farm bill came into sharper focus when the Republican speaker of the U.S. House refused to appoint members to a conference committee. John Boehner had every chance to do what the Senate wisely did, but he declined....
August 14, 2013 - 1:50pm
July 28, 2013
Editorial: Law is working; Smokers are quitting in Minn.
Medical researchers long have said the most effective way to get smokers to kick the filthy, unhealthy, dangerous habit is by jacking up the price of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Add Minnesota to the mounting evidence suggesting researchers are right. The price of cigarettes...
July 28, 2013 - 8:24am
June 29, 2013
Editorial: Prevent water illnesses when swimming
With warm weather finally here, many of us are taking the opportunity to cool off in one of our area’s many lakes. The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding people to swim healthy by taking steps to prevent recreational water illnesses. The best way to prevent recreational...
June 29, 2013 - 11:12am
June 26, 2013
Editorial: Fight against caterpillars
It’s hard to like forest tent caterpillars. They can be a messy nuisance. They feed on the leaves of trees, and in rare instances, can weaken them enough to kill them. And their numbers are climbing. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects their population could be...
June 26, 2013 - 1:14pm
June 22, 2013
Editorial: Keep student loans affordable
One of the most important ways to preserve the American dream, and keep the middle class alive and kicking, is through higher education. Affordable higher education. Students have been shouldering an ever greater debt load over the past decade as states retrench and cut higher education...
June 22, 2013 - 1:28pm
June 13, 2013
Editorial: Jail revenues are turning around, but so are drug busts in the area
Things may be turning around for the Hubbard County Correctional Center. The oft-maligned facility has been picking up inmates and revenues lately. According to Sheriff Cory Aukes, “Our May numbers are in. Our average daily inmate count in May was 47 inmates. Our highest was 53...
June 13, 2013 - 7:20am
May 8, 2013
Editorial: Time to tax online retailers
“It’s about damn time.” That sums up our position on online sales taxes. The quote comes from Greg Danz, owner of Zandbroz Variety store in downtown Fargo, who was talking to Forum reporter Dave Olson. But it could have come from anybody running a brick-and-mortar business...
May 8, 2013 - 11:49am