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A conservation retro-fit: Pine Haven Christian Assembly installs pavers, rain gardens to reduce stormwater erosion
Protesters lock down site in Superior
After Hurricane Harvey, Bakken oil in demand
Parents experience eye-opening education at Top Secret Project
Park Rapids City approves Wellhead Protection Plan
EGF defeats Panthers; Nevis, UNC roll to wins
McCollum, Carlson power Panthers past PR-B
Panthers pull away for a win at Fosston
Braves battle back to defeat Wildcats
Panthers see winning streak snapped
Eva Della Fritz
Ardis G. Christen
Gerald L. "Jerry" Willet
Darrel Wayne Adams
Marion J. Cogger-Kraft
Park Theater receives local gift
Basic Business Cents: Managership vs. Leadership
Krautkremers purchase Beds Plus
Northern Bait celebrates 25 years providing live bait for Minnesota's anglers
Challenges of retailing today
Music in the park planned Sept. 23
Annie Humphrey performing in Park Rapids Sept. 29
Historian to discuss anniversary of Lindbergh's flight
Teen pianist receives Medici Project funding
Park Rapids community values children and literacy
Think pink: Father welcomes hunting season with daughters, son
Public input sought on fishing regulations at Itasca State Park
Reflections of a season to come: Fall
Weaver poses questions regarding fishing tournaments
Upcoming North Country Trail hikes planned
Mystery plant has edible berries
Letter to Editor: Sen. Franken's stance indicates Christians need not apply
Letter to Editor: Osage shooting range permit again denied
Editorial: Now Dayton, lawmakers have to work together
Editorial: Park Rapids grad provides motivational message
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
December 9, 2015
Commentary: Good vs. Evil - Who’s winning?
Are you getting to be afraid to read the paper or watch the evening news? Does it seem to you that evil is gripping the world? The question might be asked, as it has been for centuries, are people basically good or basically evil? There is certainly strong evidence that man is...
December 9, 2015 - 9:28am
December 5, 2015
Who wields the power in the U.S. oil industry
By JAKE PFIEFER Forum News Service This past week, and the one upcoming, negotiators from over 190 countries will have gathered in Paris for the 21st conference on climate change led by the United Nations. The conference will particularly put the spotlight on the U.S., India, and...
December 5, 2015 - 11:04pm
December 3, 2015
Mail route leads to changing names
When I married Beverly Butler (now Eartha ─ same wife) there were thousands of Butler grain bins and steel buildings all over North Dakota. I assumed Beverly’s family was the grain bin and steel building family and I was marrying into a very sweet future. Visions of sugar plums...
December 3, 2015 - 9:16am
November 29, 2015
Commentary: Always on my mind
I am writing today about mindfulness. Mindfulness is a form of meditation, practiced by paying close attention to what is happening in your present moment, and observing your thoughts and feelings from a distance without judging them good or bad. Let me confess (as you would quickly...
November 29, 2015 - 10:08am
Commentary: Don't forget about Pakistan
While much of the world was focused on the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, a visit to the United States by General Raheel Sharif of Pakistan had largely gone under the radar. This makes the second high-ranking official to visit Washington in the past month as Pakistan Prime...
November 29, 2015 - 10:06am
November 25, 2015
My family finds much to be thankful for this year and every year
It’s good to be thankful every day, not just on turkey day. That’s an easy thing to say as we’re all caught up in running our lives, trying not to let our lives run us. First and foremost, I am thankful for health and happiness blessing our little family. I’m thankful my...
November 25, 2015 - 9:26am
November 23, 2015
Denying refugees is against Western values
The terrorist attack on Nov. 13 in Paris has brought on a flood of emotion for the people in Europe. In the United States, it brought back memories of the 9/11 attacks. However, if we look back on the Western response to the 9/11 attacks and what we are dealing with now in Iraq and...
November 23, 2015 - 9:27am
September 13, 2015
Commentary: Memories of 9-11 attacks remain vivid
The images emerging from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack on the World Trade Center remain as unbelievable now as they did on the television screen that fateful day. It seemed the entire country enjoyed that bright, blue September morning, the same in Manhatten as it was in Bismarck,...
September 13, 2015 - 9:36am
September 10, 2015
Commentary: What ever happened to Vo-Tech education?
When I came to Minnesota in 1971, as a high school Industrial Arts teacher, this state was a national leader in vocational-technical education. Vo-tech schools were vibrantly operating all across the state - approximately one hour from any community. Students could receive quality...
September 10, 2015 - 9:18am
August 31, 2015
Hummel: Water, water everywhere?
When I was a kid, our Dad drove our family out to visit Uncle Dave and Aunt Kate at the farm where Dad grew up. When we got near the farm, we stopped, all got out of the car and went to a familiar spring for a sip of water. The spring was a bowl in the prairie, about the size of...
August 31, 2015 - 12:31pm
August 26, 2015
Commentary: Enbridge dedicated to pipeline integrity management
During the Public Utilities Commission and Department of Commerce’s public information and scoping meetings for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project in Park Rapids last week there were numerous questions about the deactivation of Line 3 once the new Line 3 is constructed, pending...
August 26, 2015 - 10:51am
August 20, 2015
A stroll down 'Memory Main'
A walk along downtown Main Avenue in Park Rapids over the weekend was a stroll through local history and a snapshot of how communities evolve....
August 20, 2015 - 8:51am
August 16, 2015
Commentary: Friends of the Headwaters has issues with Line3
Friends of the Headwaters (FOH) believes that the State of Minnesota, the MN Public Utilities Commission and the MN Department of Commerce are premature in having scheduled a series of public meetings on Enbridge pipeline company’s proposed Line 3 Replacement. Given the data and...
August 16, 2015 - 9:32pm
May 11, 2015
Commentary : Happy Mother’s Day from your friends at Companeros and the Dorset House
So many years of fixing, extreme cleaning, excitement, anticipation, food prepping, talking, planning, and old and new friends coming together with one common purpose! Mother’s Day is upon us again and for the first time in 30 years, we won’t be doing what all of us have so...
May 11, 2015 - 9:20am
April 15, 2015
Commentary: Dayton continues high spending, high taxes
On April 9, Governor Dayton gave his State of the State Address on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives. I thought it was an interesting speech, if for no other reason than at times he seemed to be talking out of both sides of his mouth. For instance, the governor...
April 15, 2015 - 3:23pm