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Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Park Rapids 106 returns with cross country snowmobile racing
Local veteran to take on 'PCT 4 PTSD' hike
Making memories through Kinship
Johnson's hat trick powers Panthers in win over RLF
Cass Lake defeats Nevis in conference clash
Hrdlicka, Howard help Braves defeat Pillager
Tigers avenge loss to Cass Lake
Staples-Motley's defense sparks win over Panthers
Robert P. Carlson
Lois Alvira Johnson
Geriatric services extended at TSZ
Basic Business Cents: Understand your organizational culture
Klein Insurance opens branch in Park Rapids
Longtime Park Rapids business owner sells Bruhn Optical
Teens, adults urged to join 'community reads together' project
Popular children's musician dies of cancer
"Onward from Selma" celebrates Martin Luther King
Stillwater resident wins 2018 turkey stamp contest
Talking Stick welcomes short submissions
2017 DNR Roundtable: Keeping what we have
Take A Kid Ice Fishing this weekend
Lot of pout: Burbot state record is on the books
Itasca State Park offering January snowshoeing events
About Fishing: 2016 fishing season in review
Letter: Obama tried bipartisan approach
Letter: Hope of unifying the country disappeared
Commentary: Working for progress and people of Minnesota
Commentary: A better person in 2017
Editorial: Another shutdown for Minnesota?
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
September 25, 2016
Top candidate offered Park Rapids police chief job
A police captain from Savage, Minn. emerged as the top candidate for the Park Rapids Chief of Police job following interviews last week. A six-person special committee interviewed five finalists, and based on the evaluation, unanimously recommended Jeffrey Appel to be hired as the...
September 25, 2016 - 6:32pm
September 7, 2016
Police chief finalists set for interviews
The search for a new Park Rapids police chief is narrowed to five finalists to be interviewed later this month. The Park Rapids City Council...
September 7, 2016 - 1:25pm
September 3, 2016
Search committee narrows police chief candidates
The City of Park Rapids personnel committee presented a review of applicants for the police chief position to the city council at a workshop held Tuesday and narrowed the list to the top seven out of the 18 that applied for the job. The personnel committee consists of Mayor Pat Mikesh...
September 3, 2016 - 6:03pm
City council, police chief agree on terms of separation agreement
The Park Rapids City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a retirement letter submitted by Chief of Police Terry Eilers, at the same time approving the terms of a separation and release agreement. The chief submitted the letter to the city on June 6 with the intent to retire...
July 3, 2016 - 10:10am
March 13, 2016
Park Rapids PD receives traffic safety enforcement award
In recognition of its successful enforcement record and traffic safety activities, Park Rapids Police Department is recognized as one of eight Minnesota "Outstanding Agencies" by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. This honor includes a piece of law enforcement...
March 13, 2016 - 1:02pm
February 17, 2016
Show of support for law enforcement
When Park Rapids police officer Justin Frette put the call out for the community to show its support for the Fargo officer who was shot and killed...
February 17, 2016 - 1:30pm
January 20, 2016
City council authorizes new squad room kitchen for Park Rapids Police Department
Park Rapids police officers will soon have a place to prepare meals as the city council at its Jan. 12 meeting approved funds for a kitchen. Chief Terry Eilers has been working on finding appliances and cabinets for the kitchen and told the council the estimate to complete the project...
January 20, 2016 - 1:46pm
December 23, 2015
Park Rapids PD back in regular squad room after repairs to Public Safety Building
The Park Rapids Police Department is out of its trailer and back home in the Public Safety Building. Renovation and repair work to the building,...
December 23, 2015 - 8:19am
October 21, 2015
New squad cars equipped and on patrol
The first of three new Park Rapids Police Department squad cars is fully outfitted and on patrol in the community. The Ford utility vehicles...
October 21, 2015 - 1:50pm
August 2, 2015
City Council approves purchase of PD computer equipment
The Park Rapids City Council passed a resolution Tuesday accepting over $17,000 in donations to pay for computer equipment in three new squad cars. Enbridge contributed a $10,000 donation and Catholic Health Initiatives $5,000 of the $17,220 raised by the police department. Grant...
August 2, 2015 - 9:41am
July 29, 2015
Water damage issues lead to public works building renovation
Damage to the city’s public works and police department building is proving to be no quick fix as city officials wrestle with water infiltration...
July 29, 2015 - 1:47pm
December 22, 2014
Duluth to ask state about privacy surrounding police body cameras
The shooting of a knife-wielding man inside a Duluth home in August was perhaps the first major test of privacy and open record laws in the era of body cameras. The incident was captured by multiple officers on their body-mounted cameras, and prosecutors reviewed the footage...
December 22, 2014 - 9:06am
March 12, 2014
An epidemic of loose livestock
Hubbard County authorities have answered the call of the wild daily all winter. Monday night Sgt. Jeff Stacey parked his squad car to keep these...
March 12, 2014 - 9:50am
'Today was a bad day': Fargo police grieve loss of lieutenant who killed himself
By Archie Ingersoll / The Forum FARGO – The gunshot suicide of Lt. Jeff Skuza on Tuesday morning left Fargo police grieving the loss of a veteran officer remembered as a consummate professional. “Today was a bad day for the Fargo Police Department,” Chief Keith Ternes...
March 12, 2014 - 7:55am
July 20, 2013
Sgt. Naomi Plautz to become interim WPD chief
After years of service as the Wadena Police Department’s first female officer, Naomi Plautz is about make local history again as she becomes its first female chief July 30. Plautz was unanimously chosen by the Wadena City Council to become interim chief once the term of retiring...
July 20, 2013 - 10:09am