Skip to main content
Park Rapids Enterprise
Sculptures revealed at Red Bridge Park
'Heartland Lakes' is new community brand
Paul Bunyan Days celebrates 70 years
Man, 76, drowns in northern Minnesota lake
Some areas of western Minnesota saw up to 7 inches of rain
Clay Dusters qualify for state tournament
Carlson, Overmyer earn medals at NSIC meet
Vaudrin concludes career at NSIC meet
Esox rally to edge Midway in battle for first place
Area runners compete in 42nd Duluth Marathon
Kenneth William Parsons
Ronald "Ron" Ralph Lindbom
Millie Ann Donnay
27 new foods, 5 new vendors announced for Minnesota State Fair
Closing arguments for and against Line 3
PUC decision on Line 3 expected by end of June
Robocalls fray consumers' nerves
Take time for a mid-year small business checkup
Place a Business Announcement
Great American Story deadline approaches
An afternoon with author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
Red Bridge Park Sculpture Trail to be unveiled June 16
2nd Street Stage kicks off June 14
Upcoming Prince album features nine new tracks
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: The big catch up
Lindows take top honors at Cirks Fishing Tournament
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
Local and state fishing reports
WEEKEND ADVENTURES: Best intentions for Boundary Waters trip
Commentary: Anti-gun Parkland students expected to visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock this month
COMMENTARY: Politics: We need it
Paid political letter policy takes effect
COMMENTARY: A Memorial Day message from the Park Rapids DAV
Letter to Editor: This community is awesome
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Park Rapids City Council
June 16, 2018
Park Rapids annexes 300 acres
The City of Park Rapids annexed 300 acres of property in Henrietta Township on Tuesday. The city council approved the action in accordance with...
June 16, 2018 - 6:00am
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