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Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Anton "Tony" Joseph Panek
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
August 21, 2010
Editorial: Emmer snubs rural Minnesota
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is being chastised for not attending a forum of major governor's candidates involving rural cities this past week - and rightly so. By refusing the invite of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Rep. Emmer falls into the same category...
August 21, 2010 - 3:00pm
August 18, 2010
Editorial: Area you ready for back to school?
What kind of grade would you earn at getting your children - and checkbook - ready for another year of school? If you're "below average" or flunking, there's still time to brush up and improve. Some recent news releases received offer tips and advice that are worth studying. The...
August 18, 2010 - 1:00pm
August 14, 2010
Editorial: Get ready for a ton of political advertising soon
Now that the primary election is over, the field is set for the Nov. 2 general election, and what a roller coaster that will be! The Democrats spent $9 million to sort three candidates down to one, and the winner comes with money. Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, of the department...
August 14, 2010 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2010
Editorial: There's still time to vote absentee in primary election
Voting absentee is an option for those who are unable to make it to the polls Aug. 10 to participate in the primary election. State law allows eligible Minnesota voters to vote absentee either by mail or in person for one of the following reasons: Absence from the precinct...
August 4, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 24, 2010
Editorial: New legislation helps victims of domestic violence
One accomplishment of Minnesota's last legislative session that didn't grab a lot of headlines was a measure that will provide more protection for victims of domestic violence. More people should know about it and those who led the bill through its passage deserve credit for standing...
July 24, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 21, 2010
Editorial: Police chief Eilers deserves kudos for job well done
After a week of reading about public officials who didn't distinguish themselves, it's time to recognize one that did. Last Thursday a hoax call came in to the 911 dispatch center about a homicide that allegedly occurred across the residential street from where a man died in a fight...
July 21, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 17, 2010
Editorial: Main Avenue will be revitalized before we know it
Very soon we'll be looking at a brand new Main street and revitalized downtown Park Rapids. The anticipation is building and it finally seems within reach. However, first we'll have months of construction that might try our patience at times. We'll have to continue thinking about...
July 17, 2010 - 3:00pm
July 14, 2010
Editorial: Commissioners should take care in what they say
Hubbard County commissioners are among the hardest working, lowest paid officials in the state. Their dedication is unparalleled. They sit on numerous committees and protect a wide variety of interests - senior citizens, the regional library and healthcare systems, environmental...
July 14, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 10, 2010
Editorial: 11 ways to be a better American
As Americans, we hear a lot of talk about our "rights," not unreasonably, considering the nation was founded on the "Bill of Rights." But as citizens we also bear civic responsibilities. In these troubled times, when the nation is at war, economic times are tough and the country...
July 10, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 7, 2010
Editorial: Get your kids to read this summer
Just because it's summer doesn't mean your children's minds have to go on vacation. There are ways to avoid the "brain drain" that can affect children who spend their whole summer sleeping in late, playing video games, watching TV and complaining that there's nothing to do. Research...
July 7, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 3, 2010
Editorial: Stay safe this Fourth of July
Be sure to be safe this weekend as you celebrate the Fourth of July and our nation's independence. Fireworks are a tradition shared by many families during the Fourth of July weekend. Remember, though, that they can be dangerous and must be handled carefully. According to the...
July 3, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 30, 2010
Editorial: Reforming K-12 top to bottom
The 2010 Legislature and Gov. Tim Pawlenty, in going through their budget machinations, pretty much kept K-12 public education off the table. Yet, K-12 education in Minnesota is the state's largest budget item, at $15.5 billion for the two-year biennium, followed by health and human...
June 30, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 26, 2010
Editorial: Help for Wadena needs to continue
Once again, we have a community in need of our help. And just as we rallied to fight the Red River Valley floods two years in a row, we're reaching out to Wadena now. That community's long-term needs will be wrenching and ongoing, so we should make a pledge to be there for those...
June 26, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 23, 2010
Editorial: Traditions often taken for granted
Park Rapids has always been a destination for the Fourth of July. It's the perfect place to start traditions and make memories for years to come. A large part of the draw to Park Rapids is the fireworks show held at Red Bridge Park overlooking Fish Hook River. Some of the traditions...
June 23, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 19, 2010
Editorial: Plug into savings with these tips
How would you like an extra $120 in your pocket? There's a simple thing you can do that will not only save you a few bucks, but also help reduce energy consumption. All you have to do is put your computer to sleep when it's inactive. The idea came out of a new study commissioned...
June 19, 2010 - 1:00pm