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Bemidji's Citizen Patrol disbands after 20 years
Back-to-school expenses vary as supply lists add up
Task force proposes web-based Park Rapids Volunteer Network
Final EIS issued for proposed Line 3
Park Rapids treated to partial solar eclipse
Local seniors proving tennis is a sport for a lifetime
Panthers open season by hosting two events
Northwoods Triathlon binds Engebretson family
Fisher defends Women's Club Championship
Grossinger, Agre defend Northwoods Triathlon titles
Malissa Lorraine Rogers
Robert "Bob" E. Andrus
Mason J. Smith
Stephen John "Packy" Pachel
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
Violinist, saxophonist close Noon Hour Concert series
'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
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
Commentary: Save those encyclopedias
Sen. Utke applauds swift disaster relief for Clearwater County
Letter to the editor: Americans must meet North Korea's challenge
Editorial: How to defuse hate-filled protests
Administration in a hurry to get building design
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
October 5, 2013
Letter: Tube Dude sculpture is a go
This letter is a huge “thank you” to so many people who have made the purchase of a biking sculpture for the Red Bridge Park become a reality! To accomplish a project like this the Itascatur Biking Club and the Hubbard Biking Club enthusiastically encouraged a quilt raffle as...
October 5, 2013 - 1:48pm
Letter: Heartland spur benefits many
As the former County Administrator for Becker County and as a resident of Detroit Lakes, I know that trails provide easily accessible and low cost outdoor recreation for an incredibly diverse group of people. Walking, running, pushing a stroller, roller blading, bicycling, horseback...
October 5, 2013 - 1:46pm
September 21, 2013
Letter: Farewell to Hubbard County community
Tempus fugit is a Latin phrase meaning “time flies.” And my 12 years of pastoral ministry has flown so quickly that I am now stepping into a “semi-retirement” mode at age 70! Bishop Victor Balke assigned me to come serve the Catholic parishes in Eastern Hubbard County on July...
September 21, 2013 - 1:47pm
Letter: Thanks for support of Wellspring
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the people of Park Rapids, the local chapter of Wellspring for the World has raised more than $100,000 to drill and maintain deep water wells in Africa, providing what we so take for granted, clean, safe water. We want to thank everyone who...
September 21, 2013 - 1:45pm
September 11, 2013
Letter: Not enough addressed at special session
As you may know, the Legislature held a special session on Sept. 9 to allocate disaster aid to 18 different Minnesota counties across western and southern Minnesota. Along with federal funding, the state will help provide 25 percent of the funding needed to make repairs after storms...
September 11, 2013 - 11:10am
August 21, 2013
Letter: Water Wars water was at least unpolluted
In rebuttal to the letter from reader Teri Baker (Park Rapids Enterprise, Aug. 14) about the use of a couple thousand gallons of water used in an hour for Water Wars on Main Street, that water went back to nature unpolluted. I’m wondering if Ms. Baker has been around here for long....
August 21, 2013 - 1:13pm
Letter: State should repeal business taxes
In September, the governor may call a special session to address the disaster zones in Minnesota. The Governor has also indicated he would like to repeal sales tax he signed into law on labor for farm equipment repairs. I would be in favor of a repeal of that tax. However, it should...
August 21, 2013 - 1:12pm
Letter: Historic tree loss for Park Rapids
An old cottonwood tree was recently cut near the former city beach on the Fish Hook River in Park Rapids (Enterprise, Aug. 14, 2013). Its size made it a rare sight. Not many people will likely see one with a larger trunk, unless they visit the Pacific Northwest or California. The...
August 21, 2013 - 1:10pm
Letter: Other ways to move ospreys from nest
This is regarding the Ospreys eviction from power line. In Longmont, Colo., they had two separate problems with the ospreys nesting in places that could cause problems. The solution they found was to install a similar type of pole away from the original nesting site. In the case...
August 21, 2013 - 1:08pm
August 14, 2013
Letter: Water is a precious resource
Tradition and fun events are important for communities but I think Park Rapids should reconsider hosting the annual water fight during Legends and Logging Days since almost half of the U.S. is experiencing moderate to severe drought. For example: New Mexico – 98 percent extreme...
August 14, 2013 - 1:54pm
July 28, 2013
Letrter: Time, energy needed to combat AIS in state
I wanted to write to address the issue of Aquatic Invasive Species in Minnesota lakes. News continues to come out that lakes across the state are being impacted by various types of invasive species. Needless to say, for a state that takes great pride in its more than 12,000 lakes,...
July 28, 2013 - 8:26am
June 26, 2013
Letter: Small town America wins
Friday, June 21, hundreds of family and friends came out to support Laura Jordahl and her courageous battle with brain cancer. Family and friends greeted each other and Laura throughout the evening. There was visiting and laughter and possibly a few tears with all the hugs given. Many...
June 26, 2013 - 1:17pm
June 15, 2013
Thanks for Fresh Water Festival
Kudos to Hubbard County’s Soil and Water Conservation District, the Local Water Plan and Coalition of Lake Associations for their teamwork in creating an educational and fun-filled Fresh Water Festival. This event was a field trip for sixth graders in the Park Rapids, Nevis, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley,...
June 15, 2013 - 11:07am
May 25, 2013
Letter: Gratitude expressed for firefighters, pilots
Our sincere gratitude goes to those firefighters and pilots who fought and contained the Green Valley Fire under the harshest of conditions. Our thanks also to Sheriff’s department and DNR personnel, groups and individuals who aided in the comfort and safety of those in harm’s...
May 25, 2013 - 12:57pm
May 22, 2013
Thanks to emergency personnel, volunteers
Our home was never threatened. In fact, we never even got a whiff of the smoke at our house! But before moving in next to the Menahga City Cemetery in ‘96, we spent five exciting years suppressing wild land and structural fires with the USFS and a local volunteer dept. Now, 20...
May 22, 2013 - 10:53am