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August 28, 2010
On Wednesday, shoppers said they came to support the downtown area. but also to get a glimpse of the work taking place. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
First block of buildings now hooked into new water main downtown
August 28, 2010 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2010
Crews began work Monday removing asphalt from Main Avenue in Park Rapids. By Tuesday morning they were preparing for curb and sidewalk removal. Customers should use alley entrances for businesses. Signs throughout downtown indicate which entrances customers should use. After sidewalk removal temporary boardwalks will be placed along Main. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Construction begins
August 4, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 24, 2010
A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday before the picnic had organizers taking a dig into Main Avenue before construction begins Aug. 2. Those who were instrumental in getting the project moving forward were on hand for a photo. From left are Kathy Grell, Jon Olson, Jeff Wipper, Greg Philippi, Joel Maxwell, Sue Tomte, Dan Walker, Paul Utke, Tyson Dokes, Rory Palm, Katie Magozzi, Brita Sailer, Ellis Jones, Cynthia Jones and Andrea Frank. On the stage, entertaining picnic-goers is Frank Gack playing the violin...
Community picnic draws large crowd despite rain
July 24, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 2, 2010
A water leak in front of RiverBend on Main Avenue had city crews excavating the street to access the shut off valve on the water main. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Main Avenue water leak necessitates excavation downtown
June 2, 2010 - 11:48am
March 13, 2010
Streets in southwest Park Rapids have been flooding this week, demonstrating the need for the street and utility improvement plan slated for this summer. The City Council approved plans and specifications this week. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Main Avenue project will take two years to complete
March 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
A concept drawing provided by Ulteig Engineers shows what the completed Park Rapids Main Avenue construction project will look like. Final construction plans were approved Tuesday. (Source: Ulteig Engineers)
Main Avenue project could be delayed
February 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 30, 2010
Main Avenue streetscapes outlined
January 30, 2010 - 1:01pm
January 16, 2010
Park Rapids public works employees help place Parker, the mascot for the downtown construction project this summer, at Pioneer Park on Main Avenue. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Parker Meltdown Contest begins
January 16, 2010 - 1:00pm
Dozens of downtown business owners and concerned citizens attended the Park Rapids City Council meeting Tuesday to listen to discussion about Main Avenue streetscapes. Sitting at right, Scott Wilson, owner of Park Theater, presents a petition to the council signed by business owners. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Main Avenue work will start on south end
January 16, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 13, 2010
Park Rapids City Council recommends downtown streetscapes to engineer
January 13, 2010 - 8:28am
January 9, 2010
A steering committee will make recommendations for Main Avenue, including trash cans on corner nodes, to the city council on Tuesday. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Steering committee decides on Main streetscapes
January 9, 2010 - 1:00pm
December 19, 2009
Chamber director Katie Magozzi, with the help of Santa, reveals Parker at the Jingle Bells gala Thursday. He was a present from the North Pole. (Riham Feshir / Enterprise)
Parker introduced as mascot to lighten up Main Avenue project
December 19, 2009 - 1:00pm
December 2, 2009
Main Avenue assessments approved by council as recommended by task force
December 2, 2009 - 1:01pm
October 31, 2009
Main Avenue revitalization plans revised
October 31, 2009 - 1:01pm
October 24, 2009
Downtown businesses will recommend the Park Rapids City Council omit mid-block nodes, mid-block crosswalks and speed tables from the Main Avenue reconstruction project, which is slated to begin in 2010. (Source: RDG Downtown Park Rapids Plan)
Downtown group recommends omitting parts of Main Avenue plan
October 24, 2009 - 1:00pm
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