Skip to main content
Park Rapids Enterprise
Old-time dancing keeps everybody spry
Hubbard County SWCD here to help with water issues
Facilitation group meets to bring community ideas together
Suspect in deputy shooting death remains unidentified
Bemidji man pleads guilty in death of foster child found bruised, lacerated
Braves defeat Wolverines in conference play
Crosby-Ironton remains undefeated with conference win over Panthers
Panthers pick up pivotal win over Pirates
Tigers defeat Pequot Lakes, MI-B
Undefeated in the pool
Kenneth A. Mueller
Peggy Adele Randall
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
One-Act Play Contest to be held Jan. 28
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
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
Severe Weather Announcements (1)
March 21, 2012
Board of Adjustment lifts variance restrictions on Belle Taine home lot
The Hubbard County Board of Adjustment voted Monday to remove variance conditions on a Lake Belle Taine lot when the owner purchased more land to bring it into compliance. David Martin purchased 100 feet of lakeshore from his neighbor, giving him a 157-foot lot. He eventually...
March 21, 2012 - 1:00pm
February 25, 2012
Board of Adjustment votes against one of its own members
A reserve member of Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment found himself in an awkward conflict of interest Tuesday when he switched sides of the...
February 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
February 15, 2012
Deadline to tear down garage is today
As the clock ticks down on a disputed variance for a $400,000 garage addition in Hubbard County, both sides remain entrenched in a legal battle...
February 15, 2012 - 1:00pm
December 28, 2011
Grand Forks couple says no variance was needed
A Grand Forks couple denied a variance in August will return to the Hubbard County Board of Adjustment next month to seek a declaration that...
December 28, 2011 - 1:00pm
December 21, 2011
BOA meeting gets heated over after-the-fact variance request
Jerry Cole's tenure as Board of Adjustment chair ended with the same fireworks as it began a year ago, clashing with lake activists over variances. Monday Cole threatened to call the police if COLA representative Chuck Diessner didn't stop talking and sit down. The heated exchange...
December 21, 2011 - 1:00pm
October 19, 2011
Board looks at increasingly close variance requests
Hubbard County Board of Adjustment members are beginning to feel the strain of making the close calls on lakeshore development. Board members are pausing longer to suggest a course of action, trying to hammer out more compromises. Will granting one or two variances to build in...
October 19, 2011 - 1:00pm
September 24, 2011
5th Crow Wing RV park gets board permission to expand
Fifth Crow Wing Lake was again in the spotlight Wednesday as the Hubbard County board allowed the expansion of Shady Lawns RV Estates, over the...
September 24, 2011 - 1:00pm
September 21, 2011
BOA deals with terrestrial changes to lakeshore lots
Erosion issues are causing Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment to cut lakeshore property owners some slack as to what they can remove or fill...
September 21, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 17, 2011
Board of Adjustment says 'no' to garage addition
The stunning 2½-story structure, wood and beams, overlooks Shallow and Deer Lakes. It cost around $400,000 and compliments the adjacent home....
August 17, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 3, 2011
Resort case before Appeals Court; owners seek new variance
As a contentious lawsuit over the number of docks allowed on residential developments winds through the Minnesota appeals court system, the defendants...
August 3, 2011 - 1:00pm
July 20, 2011
Board of Adjustment grapples with Belle Taine variance
The steadily rising waters of Lake Belle Taine gave Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment pause Monday morning as it tabled a variance request to build a new home on the lakeshore. A request by Ardeth and Everett Duthoy to improve and build on a Belle Taine lot involved several shoreland...
July 20, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 22, 2011
Hubbard County BOA allows longer comment period
As Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment continues to fine tune the granting of variances, it loosened the time limit for public input on projects due to pressure from lake activists. Two weeks ago the county's Planning Commission tried to enforce a strict three-minute time limit...
June 22, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 4, 2011
Access to property on variance law amendments set for public hearing
Two additions to Hubbard County's revised variance ordinance, one concerning county access to private property, could raise some hackles at the upcoming public hearing June 15. They did with the county board Wednesday. One provision gives county employees access to private property...
June 4, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 18, 2011
Hubbard County BOA, COLA continue to differ on variances
Ten days after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new law into effect regulating the granting of variances, Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment is once...
May 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 7, 2011
New variance law standardizes criteria for zoning boards
A new state law went into effect Thursday changing the standards that counties, cities and towns must use in issuing variances to zoning ordinances. Gov. Mark Dayton signed House File 52/Senate File 13 into law. The bill, passed unanimously by both the House and Senate, says "practical...
May 7, 2011 - 1:00pm