Skip to main content
Park Rapids Enterprise
Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation
Gander Outdoors to open first store in Minnesota
DNR to review Crow Wing lakes ordinance; county AIS coordinator resigns
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Panthers defeat Cardinals, improve to 3-0 in conference
Panthers use nine pins to spark win over Wolves
Accepting roles will be key to Braves' success
Three Panthers win titles at Crookston
Nevis girls drop conference openers
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Lillian Evelyn (McDougall) Ryther
Betty Rose (Corliss) Dyck
Basic Business Cents: How do you 'manufacture' good workers?
Vorhes wins legal services Advocacy Award
Coborn named Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer
Bemidji Burger Kings close after salmonella outbreak sickens at least 27
Trump-pardoned turkey raised in Douglas County
'Magical Medora Christmas' tour coming to Park Rapids
PRAHS drama club is performing 'a magical, musical fable'
Crookston siblings vying for HGTV home renovation show
Standing ovations for first woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA
Dreamcatcher lesson celebrates Native American heritage
New northern pike fishing regulations in spring 2018
About Fishing: Venture onto early ice at your own risk
New law expands license requirement to wheelhouse shelters
Early ice is not safe; wear life jackets on cold water
Whitefish and cisco sport netting to open on Straight Lake
Letter to Editor: Winter and snowmobiles: Think snow!
Letter to Editor: Line 3 project will move forward and benefit Minnesotans
Letter to Editor: Place more importance on human family
Check It Out: Park Rapids Library connecting people with resources, creating community through diversity
Letter to Editor: Remember Pearl Harbor
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
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