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Historical trekkers follow fur trade route
Menahga School Board set maximum levy
Top candidate offered Park Rapids police chief job
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Zebra mussels found in Lake Sallie, three other Minnesota lakes
Lakers shut out Panthers
Panthers finish third at Mid-State tournament
Panthers, Tigers move up in state polls
Panthers take control down stretch to sink Pirates
Greenway rallies to defeat Tigers
Everett Lee Langland
Anton "Tony" Joseph Panek
Donald LeRoy Wilson
Norma Elizabeth Nordstrom
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
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Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
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
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Editorial: League of Women Voters goal is to make democracy work for all
Letter: Global warming plus global cooling equals climate change
Commentary: Drive slow, use extra caution around school zones
Editorial: Take time to discuss suicide prevention
Commentary: Country faces political divide and opposing worldviews
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
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...
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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
August 27, 2016
Nevis School Board addresses issues with students struggling with dyslexia
A Nevis parent Darcy Gagnon attended the Nevis School Board meeting on Monday night to advocate for her children who have been diagnosed with dyslexia as well as other students who may be struggling in school on a daily basis. According to Gagnon, 135,000 school age children in Minnesota...
August 27, 2016 - 6:28pm
August 24, 2016
Architectural firm discusses building repairs with Menahga School Board
Foster, Jacobs & Johnson Inc. shared its facility assessment with the Menahga School Board at an Aug. 18 special meeting. The school building was scrutinized by the architectural firm to determine future improvements. "Your enrollment for your resident students went up 36 percent...
August 24, 2016 - 11:00am
August 21, 2016
Park Rapids among districts chosen for state's free Pre-K program
Park Rapids is among the 74 Minnesota schools chosen to receive funding for free voluntary pre-kindergarten programming. Minnesota taxpayers will fund free pre-kindergarten for 3,302 4-year-olds this fall. The $25 million legislators approved earlier this year means slightly more...
August 21, 2016 - 10:46am
August 20, 2016
Menahga School Board approves revised staff handbook
Menahga Superintendent Kevin Wellen reviewed proposed changes to the 2016-17 staff handbook with the school board Monday night. “We took out a lot of redundancies,” he said. For example, a background check is required for employment so it’s unnecessary to repeat it in the staff...
August 20, 2016 - 9:18pm
July 16, 2016
Free admission for students to continue in Park Rapids
Free admission for Park Rapids students to school activities will continue next school year. The Park Rapids School Board voted this week to continue its policy to allow students into school events at no charge, with some modifications. The board decided to extend that perk to the...
July 16, 2016 - 10:32am
July 3, 2016
Nevis board bids farewell to Principal Strom
At Monday’s Nevis School Board meeting, after holding interviews with a few capable candidates wishing to be board members, the hiring committee recommended the board approve the appointment of Larry Smith to fill the vacant Nevis School Board Director position for the remainder...
July 3, 2016 - 10:23am
June 25, 2016
Menahga School Board debates science curriculum
The Menahga School District’s science curriculum hasn’t been replaced in 12 years, so administrative and teacher committees reviewed available material during the school year. Their recommendations were brought to the Menahga School Board Monday night for approval. "Who should...
June 25, 2016 - 8:31am
May 14, 2016
Menahga School hires facility study consultant
The Menahga School Board held a special board meeting Monday to approve a consultant for its facility study. Menahga is seeking professional help to address space shortages, improve bus traffic flow and tackle 10-year facility maintenance needs. National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA),...
May 14, 2016 - 1:16pm
April 23, 2016
Menahga School Board discusses strategic plan
The Menahga School Board will soon update the district’s strategic plan. Superintendent Kevin Wellen said the plan should be evaluated every...
April 23, 2016 - 4:07pm
April 4, 2016
Park Rapids High School choir earns awards
The above vocalists all earned a superior rating at the Feb. 24 section ensemble contest held in Park Rapids. All the vocal entries received...
April 4, 2016 - 10:11am