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Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
Candidate filing period opens
Track and field day: Century students run in the sun
Operation Round Up awards $45,000 to local programs
Tax ruling on Enbridge has counties concerned
Panthers rated in state softball, baseball polls
Golfers tune up for subsection tournament at Blueberry Pines
Tigers defeat Braves to end regular season
Panthers open playoffs with comfortable win
Kruchowski, Bagstad pitch Panthers past Patriots
Janet Louise Turbyne Ahern
Corwin Arthur Myers
Pamela Jean Evenson
Lawrence "Larry" Delbert Dierks
Tawny Dog Park opens in Park Rapids
Despite late start, farmers optimistic about getting crops in for the season
Judge says Line 3 should stick to its old route; recommendation allows tribes to stop pipeline
Benefactor of Daddy-Daughter Dance delivers $1,000
Drones ahoy! Woman-owned business takes innovative approach
Place a Business Announcement
Acts set for Minnesota State Fair’s biggest free stage
Menahga artist wins award at Youth Art Exhibit
Three Park Rapids students win awards at national PTA contest
Nemeth Art Center launches new art, live music events
Movie Review: Third 'Avengers' is a stunningly well-made feature
Whopping walleye catch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Bird Wise: Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world
North Country Trail Column: Adopt a hiking trail on National Trails Day
Conservation officers' weekly report
Letter to Editor: This community is awesome
Letter to Editor: Looking for Osage descendants
Letter to Editor: Animals need better legal safeguards
Letter to Editor: Lizakowski's rebuttal to allegations
Commentary: Oil, water and the judges
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
August 13, 2017
Enterprise editorial: LGA remains a top priority for Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) is a nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 90 cities in Greater Minnesota. The coalition works to educate legislators about issues that most affect small cities like Park Rapids. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Wefel of the CGMC presented...
August 13, 2017 - 9:14am
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
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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