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A rite of spring
Dorset Cafe is for sale but still open
Crazy Quilters pass quilting tradition on to Century School fourth and fifth graders
Library gets ‘playful’ makeover to engage young minds
Man gets 60 days for ‘medicinal’ marijuana possession
Panthers lived up to high expectations
Panthers look to develop into conference, section contenders
Girls track team expecting to make a run at defending section title
Pike qualifies for national wrestling tournament
Menahga girls basketball team took roller-coaster ride to 10-16 record
DONNA MAE JOHNSON
CHARLES "CHARLIE" HASBARGEN
HERSHEL L. KOENIG
CHARLES "CHUCK" LONG
MARY AUDREY FREEMAN
Tuning in to an instrumental career
Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz
Basic Business Cents: Leadership should follow PDSA cycle
Tinkering his way into a career: New HVAC business opens in Park Rapids
Best of show
When muse meets her artist:Manet’s favorite model inspires Maureen Gibbon’s new novel
Mevissen appearing at Bloomington Writers Festival
Dance academy successful at Duluth contest
David Johnson still enjoys riding the trail nearly 60 years after building the first Polaris snowmobile
DNR urges state forest and off-highway vehicle trail users to check for temporary closures
Spring burning restrictions take effect this week in much of Minnesota
DNR alerts the public to spring burn restrictions
Minnesota DNR wants to ban bear feeding
Commentary: Small towns, taxpayers prioritized in House road and bridge funding proposal
Letter: Protect state’s outdoors
Letter: Influence of the oil lobbyists
Share more of our family stories
Letter: Rep. Peterson has always supported Keystone XL
Put a rink on it: West Fargo couple has curling-themed wedding
January 21, 2015
First Responders on path to success after rough times
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org Hubbard First Response & Rescue, Inc. has come roaring back to life years after an embezzlement scandal almost did it in. At 600 calls last year and still counting, the First Responders are the busiest non-ambulance response...
January 21, 2015 - 11:26am
January 8, 2015
Legion Christmas dinner raises $3,000 for Salvation Army
More than 750 meals were served at the Park Rapids American Legion’s annual Christmas dinner. Of those around 250 meals were taken out, said organizer Lynn Spilman. Favorable weather contributed to the large turnout. Last week the Legion presented a check for $3,060 to...
January 8, 2015 - 9:20am
December 31, 2014
Toys For Boys is an institution for memorabilia collectors
By Sarah Smith email@example.com They met at Dave Grant’s truck stop outside of Boise, Idaho. Little more than a week later, they were engaged after he took her out in a bright turquoise ’58 Impala convertible that first time. Dick Rutherford would not be put...
December 31, 2014 - 1:59pm
December 20, 2014
Akeley center is thriving
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org The Akeley Regional Community Center board members are finding cause for celebration. The 65,000-square-foot former public school, sold for a whopping $3 by the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District in the winter of 2003, is...
December 20, 2014 - 12:15pm
Ely entrepreneur to offer beer runs to ice houses
By Jennifer Brooks/Minneapolis Star Tribune For Christmas this year, ice fishermen in Ely can get the gift of beer, delivered right to the door of their ice houses. Safe Ride, a local livery service that offers rides around town for a flat fee of $5, is partnering up...
December 20, 2014 - 10:02am
December 17, 2014
Basic Business Cents: Developing your marketing strategy: who uses your output?
By Lou Schultz A fundamental question for any business is, “Do you sell what you can make or do you make what you can sell?” The answer might surprise you unless you carefully develop a marketing strategy. The first step is to conduct some market research. Study the demographics...
December 17, 2014 - 2:12pm
New owners take over Iron Horse Bar and Grill in Nevis
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com All aboard! The Iron Horse Bar and Grill has new “engineers” at the historic Nevis...
December 17, 2014 - 2:09pm
December 16, 2014
BUSINESS: The 'Who's on First?' routine that isn't funny; Several restaurants have come and gone at iconic First Street building
By Zach Kayser / Bemidji Pioneer When Senor Patron closed Dec. 1, it became another bitter part of a pattern at 128 First St. W. Owner Miguel Barboza has three other Mexican restaurants across northern Minnesota, and had planned to move his family to Bemidji as Patron...
December 16, 2014 - 9:39am
December 2, 2014
Arvig to close Verizon Wireless stores
Arvig has decided to exit the Verizon Wireless business, the company announced Monday. All Arvig Verizon Wireless locations will close permanently on Dec. 31, 2014. “It was a difficult decision, but it is ultimately best for our customers, employees and overall...
December 2, 2014 - 8:32am
November 26, 2014
Knute Nelson receives community health grant
PrimeWest Health has awarded Knute Nelson a grant totaling $253,045 over two years as part of their Community Health Reinvestment Grant Program. The grant program is designed to support local health and human service projects, programs and services that will benefit PrimeWest Health...
November 26, 2014 - 12:52pm
TruStar named one of healthiest credit unions in U.S.
TruStar Federal Credit Union was named one of the healthiest credit unions in the U.S. by DepositAccounts. com. TruStar was ranked as the 33rd healthiest credit union in the country, and the third healthiest credit union in the state of Minnesota, as reported on the DepositAc counts.com...
November 26, 2014 - 12:51pm
Allison Cease earns funeral director license
Cease Family Funeral Homes would like to congratulate Allison Cease who recently earned her license as a funeral director. She received her Mortuary Science degree from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Cease joins her family’s century old firm as a fourth generation funeral director,...
November 26, 2014 - 12:49pm
Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic welcomes Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Eric Mjelde has joined the Internal Medicine Department at the Essentia Health-Park Rapids Clinic in Park Rapids. “My family and I have always been drawn to the lakes country and have been interested in relocating to the Park Rapids area for a few years,”...
November 26, 2014 - 12:46pm
Enbridge opens office in Park Rapids; Tomte will staff it
Enbridge Energy is opening a new office in Park Rapids in the Carnegie Library building. To start, staff working in the area will use the Park Rapids space to conduct business as needed and it will serve as a home base for Sue Tomte, a newly appointed Park Rapids-based community liaison...
November 26, 2014 - 12:37pm
November 22, 2014
Proposed liquor store would be located just north of PR
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org The former Trading Post on Highway 71 North will soon become an off-sale liquor store, “71 Bottles of Beer – and Liquor” its likely appellation. Chris and Jeanie Coborn’s application for the liquor license met Todd Township...
November 22, 2014 - 10:07am