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Minnesota voters supported 82 percent of tax levies
Capitol Chatter: Sex harassment allegations reach several states
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
Three-year-old wounded by accidental gunshot in Deer Creek
Cult leader and serial killer Charles Manson dies at age 83
Two power-play goals spark Northern Lakes in 4-1 win over Panthers
Tigers advance to state championship game
Panthers serve up a successful season
Tigers advance to state title game
Oelkers, Henrickson lead Warroad past Panthers
Irene Rose Byer
Bernice Dorothy Lohmeier
Rodney Keith Anderson
Mary Louise Haedt
Marion Irene Ward Somers
Fun Ta Boot Resort inducted into Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame
Operation Round Up awards $34,400 to local programs
Workplace sexual harassment gets renewed attention as high-profile figures are accused in media reports
Email scam affecting Arvig customers
Basic Business Cents: So you want to start your own business
Let the winter games begin
Veteran tuba soloist joins community band concert
New choir director leading Park Rapids High School ensembles
Bemidji's Ojibwe Language Project: Can it be applied in Park Rapids?
Flamenco dance troupe performing twice in Park Rapids
11-year-old boy bags rare spotted doe
Park Rapids area is 'go-to destination' for deer hunters
In the deer 'blind': Area man helps his legally blind brother bad his first deer at age 62
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
Weekend Adventures: The lost art of deer camp
Commentary: 'I am tired of being invisible to you all'
Letter to Editor: Our youth help our community thrive
Letter to Editor: Park Rapids volleyball team grateful for local support
Letter to Editor: Utke and Green support insurance companies instead of consumers
Column: Enterprise has always covered more than Park Rapids sports
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
December 25, 2016
Park Rapids School Board approves levy at 1 percent increase
Park Rapids Schools held its Truth in Taxation hearing Monday, Dec. 19 and the school board approved the 2016 payable 2017 levy at a 1.35 percent increase over last year. Business manager Carol Hutchinson presented the information with a total levy of $5,018,028. Of the total levy,...
December 25, 2016 - 8:27am
December 11, 2016
A class trip proves beneficial for Nevis High School students
On Nov. 13, 23 students from Nevis High School, along with eight adults departed from Nevis on a nine-day class trip to visit Washington D.C....
December 11, 2016 - 8:30am
October 12, 2016
Bomb threat prompts lockdown at Park Rapids Area High School
Park Rapids Area High School went into lockdown early Monday morning as school officials discovered a bomb threat left as a phone message. The...
October 12, 2016 - 7:09am
August 20, 2016
Menahga School Board approves revised staff handbook
Menahga Superintendent Kevin Wellen reviewed proposed changes to the 2016-17 staff handbook with the school board Monday night. “We took out a lot of redundancies,” he said. For example, a background check is required for employment so it’s unnecessary to repeat it in the staff...
August 20, 2016 - 9:18pm
June 25, 2016
Menahga School Board debates science curriculum
The Menahga School District’s science curriculum hasn’t been replaced in 12 years, so administrative and teacher committees reviewed available material during the school year. Their recommendations were brought to the Menahga School Board Monday night for approval. "Who should...
June 25, 2016 - 8:31am
April 23, 2016
Menahga School Board discusses strategic plan
The Menahga School Board will soon update the district’s strategic plan. Superintendent Kevin Wellen said the plan should be evaluated every...
April 23, 2016 - 4:07pm
March 28, 2016
Park Rapids school enrollment holds steady into third Trimester
Student enrollment at Park Rapids Area Schools is holding steady going into the third trimester, according to figures presented at Monday’s board meeting. As of March 16, grades K-12 enrollment is 1,499 – up two students from last month and down six from September. Total district...
March 28, 2016 - 9:38am
December 26, 2015
Menahga School ups levy 9.35 percent after lengthy debate
The Menahga School Board set a 9.35 percent levy increase for payable 2016. The final levy totals $1,123,427 – a $96,063 hike compared to last year’s certified levy of $1,027,364. Initially, the board appeared it would certify the maximum levy allowed by state formula – $1,223,427...
December 26, 2015 - 2:08pm
November 4, 2015
Park Rapids school superintendent stresses bus driver shortage
A bus driver shortage has reached the critical point, prompting the Park Rapids Area School District to raise the pay for substitute drivers. The school board on Monday approved the pay increase for subs to $17.50/hour with school superintendent Lance Bagstad stating the district...
November 4, 2015 - 1:45pm
Nevis School discusses growing enrollment
Nevis elementary teacher Paul Schroeder addressed the school board this week regarding the school’s burgeoning numbers, open enrollment cited as the factor. Schroeder, speaking on behalf of his co-workers, told the board, “Frustrated teachers want smaller class sizes. They...
October 4, 2015 - 8:04pm
Farm to School sets healthy table
October is Farm to School Month and Park Rapids kids are being reminded where food originates – “not the grocery store.” The program fostering...
October 4, 2015 - 12:04pm
September 27, 2015
State aid will boost Menahga’s long-term maintenance fund
The Menahga School Board proposed a 3.25 percent – or $38,541 – levy increase for payable 2016. The district’s general fund levy experiences the greatest increase – 13.86 percent or $93,602 – rising from $675,259 to $768,861. It is offset by the 11.82 percent decrease...
September 27, 2015 - 9:30am
September 25, 2015
Menahga remodeling contract debated
Stephen Halonen, chief executive officer of Vercon Inc., attended the Menahga School Board’s work session Thursday to clarify its contractual relationship with the district and answer questions about its current remodeling project at the school. Halonen was joined by Vice President...
September 25, 2015 - 10:49am
September 12, 2015
School enrollment off to strong start
With the exception of Century School’s middle school bells refusing to clang, the Park Rapids school year “got off to a good start.” First...
September 12, 2015 - 2:24pm
September 2, 2015
Nevis Schools could see 600 students
The first day of school will confirm numbers, but Nevis elementary and high school is on track to welcome a record-breaking 600 students Tuesday. Principal John Strom presented the enrollment figures to the board, which had reached 601 students minutes before. (By Monday it was 609.)...
September 2, 2015 - 3:23pm