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Park Rapids Enterprise
Constituents flock to town hall meeting
Spring truck weight restrictions start for north-central frost zone
Tugging at deer heart strings
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Walking on Water helps bring veterans back to ice fishing
Wunderlich leads Perham past Braves
Gymnasts finish 7th in section
Semmler sparks PR-B past Tigers
Explosive first half sparks Panthers past Bagley
Hornets deny Panthers trip to state
James Harold Hukki
Kay Loraine Sjolin
Park Rapids veterinarian awarded for work at state fair birth center
Stellar Equine Sports Massage provides tension relief to horses
Building Customer Loyalty
Dr. Keller named partner at Vision Source
Geriatric services extended at TSZ
Nevis students' artwork chosen for youth exhibit
Lifelong Learning program focuses on water quality
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie returning to Park Rapids
'A Piece of My Heart' heads to Sections
Menahga's One-Act Play headed to Sections
Remaining weeks of ice fishing primetime for catching crappies
About Fishing: Something smells fishy
Public input sought on Border to Border ORV trail
Landowners asked to allow walk-in access to hunters
Public meetings will discuss deer management goals
Commentary: Proposed bill transfers Legacy funds to road, bridges, clean water projects
Letter: School bus drivers appreciated
Commentary: Where seniors can find energy
Editorial: Sick and safe a statewide issue
Letter: Volunteers make Bingo for Books possible
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
September 25, 2016
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...
September 25, 2016 - 6:33pm
September 17, 2016
Menahga City's preliminary levy is 21 percent increase
Menahga City Council set its preliminary payable 2017 levy at $504,997—an $88,321 or 21 percent increase over last year. The 2016 final levy was $416,676 with a general fund levy of $304,514 and debt fund levy of $112,162. Much of the proposed budget discussion at Monday's council...
September 17, 2016 - 1:01pm
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
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 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
Vandalism plagues Menahga city beach, campground baths
Vandalism at Menahga City Campground bathrooms and the city beach has the Menahga City Council contemplating a security camera system. Bashed in light switches have been replaced about three times this summer, City Administrator/Treasurer Janette Bower told the council at Monday’s...
July 16, 2016 - 10:44am
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
June 20, 2016
Menahga pursuing COPS grant for school resource officer
On Monday, the Menahga City Council authorized Police Chief Scott Koennicke to apply for a COPS grant. If approved, the funds would support the hiring of a School Resource Officer. A COPS grant would pay 75 percent of salary and benefits for an entry level police officer for three...
June 20, 2016 - 3:32pm
June 1, 2016
Menahga teen assembles care packages for homeless kids
Thirteen-year-old Makayla Hillukka has earned an A+ in philanthropy and science. Back in November, Hillukka asked Menahga science teacher Joy...
June 1, 2016 - 2:48pm
May 22, 2016
Menahga pastor addresses board on transgenders use of restrooms
Pastor Bob Smith from Menahga Assembly of God appeared at the Menahga School Board meeting Monday to express concern about President Barack Obama’sdirective...
May 22, 2016 - 9:49am
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
Menahga’s water treatment project finishes under budget
Menahga’s water treatment plant rehabilitation project is nearing completion and coming in under budget. The plant has been producing water – 1.2 million gallons to be exact – since it went on line April 27, according to Brian Hiles of Ulteig Engineering, Inc. Iron levels are...
May 14, 2016 - 1:14pm
Semi-tractor trailers, hundreds of bales lost in Menahga area fire
A fire burned two semi-tractors and trailers along with what is reported as several hundred round bales on a turkey and cattle farm near Menahga...
May 14, 2016 - 12:37pm
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
March 28, 2016
Facility study and open enrollment top Menahga School Board agenda
The Menahga School Board directed Superintendent Kevin Wellen to request written proposals for a facility analysis from up to five architectural/engineering firms. The district is seeking professional help to address space shortages, improve bus traffic flow and tackle 10-year facility...
March 28, 2016 - 9:51am