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Hubbard County Law Enforcement Incidents
Menahga City Council delays grant application for bike path
County board tables decision on property dispute in Akeley
Teamsters Local 320 threatens Hubbard County with possible labor strike
Headwaters Radio Control (R/C) Flying Club hosting aviation event Aug. 26-27
Northwoods Triathlon binds Engebretson family
Fisher defends Women's Club Championship
Grossinger, Agre defend Northwoods Triathlon titles
Taylor captures first Men's Club Championship
Midway wins Region 14C title, advances to state tournament
Stephen John "Packy" Pachel
Tracy Lee Nordahl-Raidt
Cheryl A. Koch
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
'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
'4ontheFloor' returns to 2nd Street Stage
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
Administration in a hurry to get building design
'Toolkit' support letters confusing
'Operation Pollinator' is good, but RDO can do more
Letter to Editor: Rep. Green should represent us all
Supporting a free press
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
June 16, 2010
Editorial: Raising a child today costs bucks
Sometimes, when we're looking for something we tend to stumble over something else that causes us to pause and think. Such was the case last week when we came across a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report detailing what it costs to raise a child. USDA's Center for Nutritious...
June 16, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 12, 2010
Editorial: Online comments format changing
Online story comments are moving off our news website www.parkrapidsenterprise.com and going to topics.areavoices.com, another website also owned by parent company Forum Communications. This is being done for several reasons: First, we are an information provider. While we value...
June 12, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 9, 2010
Editorial: Refocus space plan to leave out courts
It's time for Hubbard County officials to throw in the towel on a space reallocation plan that involves the District Court personnel. The county needs to stop catering to court administration and do what it needs to accommodate Hubbard County Social Service's burgeoning workforce. Court...
June 9, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 5, 2010
Editorial: Road work can't come soon enough
A water leak this past week on Main Avenue in Park Rapids perfectly illustrates the need to replace the failing infrastructure. The leak started Saturday morning and was pooling up just underneath the sidewalk in front of RiverBend Home Expressions. It was inevitable something...
June 5, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 29, 2010
Editorial: Bullying effort will target our teenagers
A new message next fall via the Cartoon Network will encourage America's youth to become foot soldiers in an important fight against bullying. This bullying campaign will target middle school students - including the bullies, the bullied and the bystanders watching the bullying. Bugs...
May 29, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 26, 2010
Editorial: There is a need to prevent oil spills in the future
It may be years before the full extent of damage will be known from the BP oil spill in the Gulf. It is a delicate ecosystem, one in which oil plumes 10 miles long by 3 miles wide do not belong. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil continue to flow from the broken oil well on...
May 26, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 22, 2010
Editorial: 2010 session brings changes for newspapers
After a grueling 2010 legislative session, DFLers and Republicans came up with a solution to balance the budget. Beyond a balanced budget legislators also enacted an important freedom of information initiative that is good news for newspapers. A new procedure will be enacted for...
May 22, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 19, 2010
Editorial: Help keep our lakes clean by inspecting boat
The 2010 fishing opener was a success with optimal weather and a few bites on the line. The fishing might not have been spectacular but the warm, sunny weather made up for it. This is why we live in northern Minnesota. Enjoying the great outdoors on a lake is one of the highlights. This...
May 19, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 15, 2010
Editorial: Good food and some exercise is a good start
In February, first lady Michelle Obama launched the "Let's Move!" campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. This week, the task force she formed has made some recommendations that form a good first step in hopefully turning the tide of our societal shift...
May 15, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 12, 2010
Editorial: A tale of two state budgets
Minnesota is heading for another dramatic budget showdown as the legislative session draws toward a scheduled close this week. Once again, the Minnesota Legislature, dominated by the Democrats, is at loggerheads with Gov. Tim Pawlenty's refusal to budge on his no-new-taxes stance. The...
May 12, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 8, 2010
Editorial: Park Rapids should consider pairing hockey
A proposal to combine Park Rapids hockey with Leech Lake has brought out divided opinions from parents, coaches and others. At a meeting earlier this week, more than 50 people attended to participate in the debate. This is to be expected. Change is difficult and many details would...
May 8, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 5, 2010
Editorial: Tough spot for Menahga School Board members
Menahga School officials continue to stress the need for additional building space while taxpayers continue to say "no" when it comes time to vote. This has left the Menahga School Board in a tough spot. Board members have been given information showing enrollment is increasing...
May 5, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 1, 2010
Editorial: Strict rules to be set for teenage drivers
Sixteen people have died on Minnesota roads in the past week, most of them teenagers. Several crashes claimed multiple lives. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and with it comes many responsibilities that, in some cases, our youth are not able to embrace. In one collision that...
May 1, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 24, 2010
Editorial: More than a seat at the table
The dust-up Wednesday at the Minnesota Legislature over the seating position of a lobbyist might not seem like much. But the lobbyist in question, Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher, lifts the incident to at least an eyebrow-raiser. Education Minnesota is one of the most influential...
April 24, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 21, 2010
Editorial: Let's do our part for Earth Day
Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a time when we think and conduct activities to protect and save Mother Earth. It should be a 365 days a year effort, but focusing educational awareness each April 22 helps to remind us of our responsibilities of the wise use of our...
April 21, 2010 - 1:00pm