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Parade, fireworks to highlight 4th of July celebration
Lady's Slipper in bloom
Park Rapids School Board approves preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017-18
Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber would like your input
Park Rapids woman accused of burglarizing area homes to steal pills
Headwaters hosts Drive, Chip, Putt competition
Panthers improve on the court
Clay Dusters place 12th at state
Vaudrin competes in javelin, sprints for Dragons
Pre-registration open for Firecracker 5K race
Leland E. "Lee" Hillberg
Paul Albert Grams
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Dale E. Warble
Rob Belanger named Sanford Bagley's administrative director
Women helping women
A stretch a day keeps the doctor away
Nickelodeon star Jimmy Neutron to appear in Park Rapids
Basic Business Cents: Design systems to avoid mistakes
Saxophonist steps into Noon Hour Concert spotlight
Sounds of Spirit Lake series opens with Park Rapids Community Band
Alternative country and blues band headlines 2nd Street Stage
USO-style show to salute area veterans
Nemeth Art Center symposium explores colonialism
Best and busy summer weeks ahead In the Park Rapids area
Three sharpies who knew when and how to fish
Kittilson passionate about maintaining natural shorelines
Crow Wing River ATV crossing awarded Ecofootprint Grant
Editorial: MNsure: 'We're still here'
Letter to the editor: Advice from a political junky
Commentary: Can a woman do anything a man can do?
Letter to the editor: The Enbridge numbers game
Letter to the editor: Thank you to the Greenwood Cemetery crew
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
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