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Park Rapids Enterprise
WINTER'S FRIGID FACE
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
May 4, 2015
Editorial: Severe LGA cuts a betrayal to Greater Minn.
Unlike the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state Senate underscored its commitment to Greater Minnesota communities by including in its tax bill a provision to increase funding for Local Government Aid. Earlier a House omnibus tax bill passed out of committee with severe cuts...
May 4, 2015 - 11:51am
January 8, 2014
Letter: Thanks to state for investment in LGA
As the city of Park Rapids refined its budget for 2014, our task was made easier because of actions taken by Governor Dayton and the legislature during the 2013 legislative session. For many years, some of our city’s budget has come from a state allotment called Local Government...
January 8, 2014 - 11:46am
November 27, 2013
Local officials to decide on final levies
The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes appeared to be headed up. By mid-December, city, county and other local officials decide how much property tax they will collect. Those decisions come...
November 27, 2013 - 9:28am
July 17, 2013
Rural cities to see more LGA in 2014
By Anna Erickson firstname.lastname@example.org Park Rapids and other rural Minnesota cities fared well in the 2013 Legislative session, according to Coalition of Greater Minnesota advocates. Bradley Peterson, an attorney and lobbyist with the Flaherty & Hood law firm,...
July 17, 2013 - 10:46am
May 1, 2013
Editorial: LGA plan is good deal for rural Minn.
After a decade of inconsistent policy and budget cuts, Minnesota’s local government aid may get a long needed fix under a new compromise this year. The LGA program assists cities with low property tax wealth and/or greater needs to provide necessary services for economic growth...
May 1, 2013 - 12:50pm
February 6, 2013
LGA could increase for PR under Dayton budget plan
Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Gov. Mark Dayton's budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol. Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid program that primarily helps greater Minnesota...
February 6, 2013 - 1:00pm
March 9, 2011
Small towns facing tough budget choices
The military has a famous phrase for operations that go awry.
March 9, 2011 - 1:00pm
Park Rapids mayor joins others in asking governor for LGA
Mayors from across Minnesota, including Park Rapids Mayor Nancy Carroll, gave Gov. Mark Dayton a unified message today: State aid is vital for...
March 9, 2011 - 11:52am
January 22, 2011
Local Government Aid: Low hanging fruit ripe to pluck
Park Rapids stands to lose $157,931 in Local Government Aid from the state if a Republican budget proposal passes. Minnesota House Republican...
January 22, 2011 - 12:00pm
February 27, 2010
City looks at ways to operate without Local Government Aid
The Park Rapids City Council has decided to work on ways to run the city without relying on Local Government Aid. Gov. Tim Pawlenty made cuts to LGA payments for cities and counties in 2008 and 2009. Park Rapids lost $86,085 in 2008, $74,778 in 2009 and in the governor's latest...
February 27, 2010 - 1:00pm
February 5, 2010
Bemidji mayor, governor engage openly in feud over LGA
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's feud with Bemidji Mayor Richard Lehmann continued Friday morning when the governor used his weekly radio show to shoot back at an opinion column by Lehmann that ran in the Bemidji Pioneer and the Star Tribune. The dispute centers on Local Government Aid.
February 5, 2010 - 11:51am
December 8, 2009
Pawlenty avoids storm, keeps local aid
News that Minnesota cities and counties will receive full state aid checks later this month appropriately came on a day when many were sending out snowplows and all were dealing with bitter cold weather as the season's first major storm whipped through the state. Gov. Tim Pawlenty...
December 8, 2009 - 3:01pm
October 21, 2009
LGA campaign calls on those in governor race
Minnesota cities have another lean budget year ahead of them with Local Government Aid cuts for 2010. Minnesota mayors have started campaigning across the state to address LGA. They are calling on candidates for the 2010 governor's race to address LGA concerns. We hope the candidates...
October 21, 2009 - 1:00pm