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Menahga School task force endorses $29.1 million building project
Senators pass health insurance premium aid bill as debate focuses on rural Minnesota
Hubbard County Incidents
City council approves Armory Square agreement
Wrestlers win pair of Mid-State matches
Panthers stay perfect in duals with easy victory over Perham
Tigers drop pair of conference games
Balanced Tigers roll past Wolves
Prowlers escape with win over Panthers
Robert P. Carlson
Lois Alvira Johnson
Basic Business Cents: Understand your organizational culture
Klein Insurance opens branch in Park Rapids
Longtime Park Rapids business owner sells Bruhn Optical
Sanford to open clinic in Park Rapids
Popular children's musician dies of cancer
"Onward from Selma" celebrates Martin Luther King
Stillwater resident wins 2018 turkey stamp contest
Talking Stick welcomes short submissions
Local jeweler's work to be given at Golden Globes event
2017 DNR Roundtable: Keeping what we have
Take A Kid Ice Fishing this weekend
Lot of pout: Burbot state record is on the books
Itasca State Park offering January snowshoeing events
About Fishing: 2016 fishing season in review
Letter: Hope of unifying the country disappeared
Commentary: Working for progress and people of Minnesota
Commentary: A better person in 2017
Editorial: Another shutdown for Minnesota?
Editorial: Step up and serve community on one of many boards
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
January 14, 2017
Menahga School task force endorses $29.1 million building project
Menahga School's strategic planning community task force, called Voice of the Braves, offered its proposed solution to the district's space shortage....
January 14, 2017 - 12:11pm
January 11, 2017
High School pursues Panther Tracks education approach
The Park Rapids Area School Board held its first meeting of 2017 and newly elected members Sherry Safratowich, Gary Gauldin and Jay Pike were sworn in by Superintendent Lance Bagstad as part of the annual reorganization. Pike was welcomed as a first-time member of the board. Board...
January 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
December 25, 2016
Menahga School's levy drops $224
The Menahga School Board certified a payable 2017 levy virtually identical to last year's. The final levy totals $1,123,203 compared to 2016's...
December 25, 2016 - 8:29am
Park Rapids School Board approves levy at 1 percent increase
Park Rapids Schools held its Truth in Taxation hearing Monday, Dec. 19 and the school board approved the 2016 payable 2017 levy at a 1.35 percent increase over last year. Business manager Carol Hutchinson presented the information with a total levy of $5,018,028. Of the total levy,...
December 25, 2016 - 8:27am
December 14, 2016
Don't jeopardize jump-start on college
The goal is ensuring the same quality instruction whether a student earning college credits is doing so while still in high school or while at college. The problem is there seems to be little or no evidence to suggest high school students participating in Minnesota's popular and hugely...
December 14, 2016 - 12:42pm
December 3, 2016
18 Online program an opportunity for high school teachers to earn college credits
School districts currently offering concurrent college enrollment or College in the Schools (CITS) courses face requirements from the state Higher...
December 3, 2016 - 3:20pm
Commentary: Menahga needs to invest in school expansion, future programming
Our recent board election will change the face of this board, and now it will change more. Due to both personal and business reasons, I will...
December 3, 2016 - 3:08pm
November 16, 2016
Menahga forming task force to address student growth issues
Menahga ranks as the 12th fastest growing school district among the Minnesota's 321 school districts. "Yours is an extremely fast-growing school district over the past 10 years," said Jeff Schiltz, a managing partner for Foster, Jacobs & Johnson Inc. (FJJ). "It's not just open enrolled...
November 16, 2016 - 11:42am
October 13, 2016
School officials, law enforcement handled lockdown well
The message came through our phones and email first thing Monday morning notifying us the high school was in lockdown, and at that point as a parent there's some sense of helplessness. What are we supposed to do? Should we go get our children? Are they going to be okay? The initial...
October 13, 2016 - 7:46am
October 2, 2016
Nevis' Elementary Dean of Students building positive relationships with students
At Monday evening's Nevis School Board meeting, Shawn Klimek spoke to the board about his new position as Elementary Dean of Students. Klimek has taught second grade for 13 years and in that time his job became predictable and he knew exactly how his day was going to go. For him,...
October 2, 2016 - 7:45pm
September 25, 2016
Menahga School Board set maximum levy
The Menahga School Board set its payable 2017 levy at $1,188,143—a $64,715 or 5.76 percent increase over last year. This is the maximum levy currently allowed by state formula. Last year's certified levy was $1,123,427. At Monday's regular meeting, Superintendent Kevin Wellen...
September 25, 2016 - 6:33pm
September 17, 2016
School board presented with College in the Classroom report
Park Rapids Area High School principal Jeff Johnson presented the College in the High School (CIHS) final report at the school board meeting Monday. Park Rapids offers 11 college courses to high school students through three colleges for a total of 34 semester credits. There are seven...
September 17, 2016 - 1:14pm
September 14, 2016
Districts report first day school enrollment figures
Area schools showed modest growth or held steady in total student enrollment as districts reported first day of school numbers last week. Park Rapids Area Schools Preliminary enrollment numbers are in for Park Rapids Area Schools and the district is up from the last day of school...
September 14, 2016 - 11:52am
September 11, 2016
Park Rapids educators share perspectives on 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America and now 9/11 is forever a part of our memories. We remember exactly what we...
September 11, 2016 - 10:56am
September 1, 2016
School board approves class size reduction plan
The Park Rapids School Board held a special meeting on Monday to approve a plan that reduces classroom sizes in some elementary grades, and at the same time approved an assigned fund balance transfer to meet the financial needs of the district. The changes come at Century Elementary...
September 1, 2016 - 11:26am