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Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Girl Scouts go on seakayaking adventure
Ask A Trooper: Bike lanes not for motorists
Hubbard County Incidents
Taylor captures first Men's Club Championship
Midway wins Region 14C title, advances to state tournament
Pitching staff leads Braves to 12-9 record
Park Rapids girls track and field team enjoys another successful season
Lund shuts out W-DC in Region 14C playoffs
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
Upcoming North Country Trail hikes planned
Favorite summer crappie fishing patterns
Floating the Crow Wing River
Biologists monitoring wolf movements near Duluth
Johnson, Eischens win bass classic
Letter to Editor: Rep. Green should represent us all
Supporting a free press
Newspapers remain the trusted source for news, advertising
Commentary: Keeping Minnesota agriculture and rural communities strong
Letter to the editor: Bring Your Own Bag a great idea
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 28, 2016
Facility study and open enrollment top Menahga School Board agenda
The Menahga School Board directed Superintendent Kevin Wellen to request written proposals for a facility analysis from up to five architectural/engineering firms. The district is seeking professional help to address space shortages, improve bus traffic flow and tackle 10-year facility...
March 28, 2016 - 9:51am
Creative Kitchen debuts at Park Rapids Area High School
A Park Rapids Area High School classroom became a restaurant this week, students in Matthew Brandt’s class becoming restaurateurs - assuming...
March 28, 2016 - 9:44am
Park Rapids school enrollment holds steady into third Trimester
Student enrollment at Park Rapids Area Schools is holding steady going into the third trimester, according to figures presented at Monday’s board meeting. As of March 16, grades K-12 enrollment is 1,499 – up two students from last month and down six from September. Total district...
March 28, 2016 - 9:38am
March 9, 2016
Big hair history lesson on the 1980s
The 1980s is a decade best known for big hair, leg warmers and bright clothes. It’s marked by major historical events from the tragic to...
March 9, 2016 - 8:16am
March 5, 2016
Legislative auditor: Teacher licensing ‘broken’
Minnesota’s teacher-licensing system is confusing, contradictory and ripe for an overhaul, the state legislative auditor said in a report Friday. “Quite frankly, the system is broken,” Legislative Auditor James Nobles told state lawmakers. The findings of his six-month review...
March 5, 2016 - 7:32am
March 3, 2016
Young Readers Book Club provides non-sports related activity
Kimberly Knaack, an employee at Book World got the idea to start a Young Readers Book Club from her daughter who is a 5th grader at Park Rapids Century School. The idea came when Knaack’s daughter joined a book club last summer hosted by Beagle Books that discontinued for the school...
March 3, 2016 - 9:51am
January 27, 2016
Park Rapids’ One-Act Play advances to sections
The Park Rapids High School drama department took first place at the Minnesota State High School League 24A Sub-section One-Act Play competition...
January 27, 2016 - 11:05am
School board continues talks on Century two-principal plan
It took two separate motions and split votes before the Park Rapids Area School Board decided to continue exploring the idea of two full-time principals at Century School. Currently the school has a K-8 enrollment of about 1,100 students and operates with one principal and an assistant...
January 27, 2016 - 11:02am
January 20, 2016
Park Rapids School Board considers two principals at Century
The Park Rapids School Board is considering adjusting the district’s administration structure at Century School to include two principals instead of the current one principal and an assistant principal. Superintendent Lance Bagstad brought the idea to the board for discussion at...
January 20, 2016 - 2:15pm
January 9, 2016
Enrichment program connects students to professionals
Park Rapids Area High School students are getting to hear first-hand about career opportunities in the healthcare field through the school’s...
January 9, 2016 - 2:57pm
Exchange student from Ecuador embracing Minnesota winter
Exchange student Fernando Checa is experiencing winter for the first time – real winter – and he’s loving it. Fernando is living and studying...
January 9, 2016 - 8:54am
December 23, 2015
Menahga School to seek legal counsel for definition of "weapon" following No Trespassing order
A no-trespassing order issued against a Menahga resident has created a debate as to what constitutes a weapon. The Menahga School district issued the order against Jon Kangas for carrying a folding utility knife in his pocket into a Dec. 10 school board committee meeting. School...
December 23, 2015 - 8:36am
Park Rapids board sets school levy at 3% increase
The Park Rapids Area School Board on Monday set the final levy at the maximum amount, with no change from the preliminary levy. The 2016 levy will increase 3.16 percent over this year, with a total levy of $4,950,982. The school board certified the budget with General Fund of $2,013,542;...
December 23, 2015 - 8:24am
December 13, 2015
Menahga School Board hires new superintendent
The Menahga School Board selected Kevin J. Wellen as the district’s new superintendent. The board unanimously approved a two-and-a-half year contract with Wellen at a special board meeting Thursday. His service period begins Jan. 1 and runs through June 30, 2018, pending his release...
December 13, 2015 - 9:23am
November 25, 2015
Schools receive USDA grant to up local foods in Park Rapids, Laporte cafeterias
Park Rapids Area and Laporte Schools announced they are one of 74 projects spanning 39 states receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and...
November 25, 2015 - 9:24am