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White Earth receives $100,000 Legacy funding for new skate park
Farmers Market opens outside CHI St. Joseph's
Open enrollment debate continues at Menahga Schools
Itasca State Park celebrates Smokey Bear
Nevis seeks county funds to replace playground equipment
Hawley blanks Park Rapids 18U softball team in title game
Midway uses 11-run inning to defeat Nimrod
Summer spiking success
Esox rally for win with walk-off walk
Park Rapids girls tee up successful season
Lee A. Gebro
Amy Louise Petersen
Theodore "Ted" Frank Spencer
Barbara Jo Tingum
James P. "Chubbz" Raduenz
Rob Belanger named Sanford Bagley's administrative director
Women helping women
A stretch a day keeps the doctor away
Nickelodeon star Jimmy Neutron to appear in Park Rapids
Basic Business Cents: Design systems to avoid mistakes
2nd Street Stage features Chicago musicians
Respected folk singer appearing in children's show
Chalk contest will add to Crazy Days fun
'South Pacific' sweeping into Park Rapids
Nemeth Art Center opens two new art exhibits
Biologists monitoring wolf movements near Duluth
Johnson, Eischens win bass classic
The dark side of catch and release angling practices
Best and busy summer weeks ahead In the Park Rapids area
Three sharpies who knew when and how to fish
Moses: Ten more Commandments
Letter to the editor: Park Rapids a pollinator friendly city
Editorial: Local guy wants civil, respectful political discussion
Letter to the editor: Editorial about Line 3 is misleading
Letter to the editor: Warning to pet owners in Osage area
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
November 29, 2015
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
Commentary: Minnesota needs a transportation fix
By HARLAN MADSEN As a crop and dairy farmer, I could skimp on fertilizing my crops for a couple of years to cut costs; however, my yields will be reduced over time. Most notably, the nutritional value of my crops will be lowered for our dairy herd resulting in substantially reduced...
April 15, 2015 - 3:21pm
April 1, 2015
Commentary: Small towns, taxpayers prioritized in House road and bridge funding proposal
With the goal of providing long-term, sustainable revenue for Minnesota’s roads and bridges, House Republicans have brought forward a $7 billion funding proposal that meets our statewide needs without raising anyone’s taxes. The Road and Bridge Act of 2015 would repurpose roughly...
April 1, 2015 - 6:03pm
March 18, 2015
Commentary: Committed to community journalism
It’s great to be here and working in Park Rapids as part of the Enterprise team. It’s a big responsibility and as this newspaper staff works to provide coverage it’s apparent just how vital newspapers remain to places like the Park Rapids area. A few weeks into the job and...
March 18, 2015 - 3:10pm
Commentary: Recent letter on oil spills misleading
By RAY W. WUOLO In his letter of Feb. 18, Willis Mattison opines on the fate and transport of leaked crude oil and its dissolved constituents in the subsurface, providing a contrasts on the conditions at the Pinewood oil spill site near Bemidji with groundwater-flow conditions...
March 18, 2015 - 9:05am