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Group hopes to save Laporte music program
Heartland Homes celebrates 40 years of service
Deputies, firefighters train for ice rescues
First graders delve into Earth Day
House tax bill is 'Ain't My Fault' effort
Park Rapids boys golf team makes debut at Detroit Lakes
Braves open season with three road losses
Panthers dominate at plate, on mound in debuts
Shepersky leads Hurricanes to national title
Braves looking for versatility to offset lack of experience
John Mitchel Kyllonen
Charles Alfred Knutson
Marilyn H. Whitchurch
Charlotte L. Robbins
Charlotte L. Robbins
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
Online purchase scams are the riskiest type of fraud
Citizens National Bank donates to Heartland Homes
Place a Business Announcement
Sculpture entries sought for Red Bridge Park
Energetic woodwind quintet performing March 15
Historical re-enactor brings 'Prohibition in Minnesota' to library
Metallica announces concert dates in region in September
Local baker to discuss Victorian recipes for Lifelong Learning
Gardening 101: Reading a seed packet
If it's predictable, it's preventable: Wildfire Prevention Week
About Fishing: To CHIRP or not to CHIRP
North Country Trail Column: Multiple rewards of maintaining a trail
Minnesota deer management plan due out this week
Commentary: Join one of ACTION Park Rapids' many 90-day plans
Commentary: Is it time to stop electing sheriffs?
Commentary: We should expand MinnesotaCare so anyone can buy in
Commentary: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Letter to Editor: Kudos to law enforcement
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Park Rapids City Council
April 4, 2018
Master plan, chambers remodel move ahead
The Park Rapids City Council took action Tuesday, March 27 regarding the municipal airport master plan, bids to remodel city hall, fire-fighting...
April 4, 2018 - 9:30am
March 3, 2018
City gets first peek at Hwy. 71 plans
The Park Rapids City Council approved a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 27 to accept an engineering report from Apex Engineering Group and set a public...
March 3, 2018 - 9:00am
January 27, 2018
City hall renovation goes back to drawing board
Renovation of a space to house Park Rapids City Council chambers will go forward, but on a smaller scale than previously planned. The council...
January 27, 2018 - 9:08pm
City council reinstates police K-9 program
The Park Rapids City Council voted Tuesday, Jan. 23 to reinstate the city police department's K-9 program. Before the vote, Police Chief Jeff Appel announced the Leadership Council's donation drive had met its goal to raise $70,000 to cover startup costs for the program. The Leadership...
January 27, 2018 - 8:30pm
Partnership may save Armory Square
The prospect of a new partner in the proposed Armory Square development is shining a thin ray of hope on the troubled project. Michael Monsrud,...
January 27, 2018 - 7:29pm
November 18, 2017
City council rejects financial partnership in Armory Square
The Park Rapids Economic Development Authority (EDA) resoundingly rejected a Park Rapids Community Development Corporation (PRCDC) proposal...
November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
November 2, 2017
Park Rapids City Council appoints Conway to vacant seat
After the last regular council meeting, the City of Park Rapids posted a public notice of a vacancy on the city council to seek any and all individuals...
November 2, 2017 - 12:40pm
October 14, 2017
Park Rapids City Council declares vacancy
Due to the death of Councilmember Dick Rutherford, the council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night declaring a vacancy on the Park Rapids City Council. According to Minnesota Statutes, a vacancy exists as of the date of a death of a council member and the council must seek...
October 14, 2017 - 11:00am
September 30, 2017
Park Rapids City Council takes no action on vacancy
There was an empty chair at the regular Park Rapids City Council meeting Tuesday night following the passing of Council Member Dick Rutherford. "I have no comments other than the obvious sorrowful loss of one of our members," City Administrator John McKinney said during his portion...
September 30, 2017 - 10:00am
September 27, 2017
Council Member Rutherford passes away at the age of 76
Park Rapids City Council Member Richard "Dick" Rutherford, Sr., 76, passed away on Sept. 22 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. Rutherford,...
September 27, 2017 - 9:00am
September 25, 2017
Park Rapids City Council Member Dick Rutherford has died
Park Rapids City Council Member Dick Rutherford, 76, passed away on Sept. 22. A lifelong Park Rapids resident, Rutherford was a member of the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, American Legion Post #212, Northern Knights Car Club and others. According to his obituary, "he...
September 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
September 16, 2017
Park Rapids City approves Wellhead Protection Plan
On Tuesday evening, the Park Rapids City Council held a public hearing to discuss the Wellhead Protection Plan, which was presented to the council by Mike Strodtman from Minnesota Rural Water Association. Part 1 of the wellhead protection plan, which was approved by the Minnesota...
September 16, 2017 - 10:00am
June 21, 2017
City council approves Crystal Brook lift station
The Park Rapids City Council last week approved an application by KI Developers to install a lift station to handle wastewater at Crystal Brook, the Knute Nelson 88-unit senior housing facility which broke ground on Thursday, June 15. According to information presented to the council...
June 21, 2017 - 8:36am
April 5, 2017
Letter: Speak up about proposed golf cart ban
The Park Rapids city council ban on golf carts is not final until there is a "second reading" and vote on the ordinance. Any city resident or business owner who feels this proposed ban unnecessarily limits freedom and transportation options in the city should come to the city council...
April 5, 2017 - 10:56am
April 1, 2017
Golf cart ban sparks controversy
There was quite a bit of contention at the Park Rapids City Council meeting Tuesday night regarding the proposed amendment to the city ordinance concerning the use of motorized golf carts within city limits. The amendment would no longer allow the operation of golf carts on city streets,...
April 1, 2017 - 10:00am