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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's tour this week of state Minnesota energy-efficient projects included Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen in Park Rapids. She's using the tour to highlight the job creation potential of energy efficiency and homegrown energy, especially with small businesses. Klobuchar chose to tour the Park Rapids potato plant for a few reasons. "Since they're such a major employer in the area, we thank them for what they're doing in the challenging economy and the fact that they're employing hundreds of people and also, to learn more about their process and business," she said.
Construction on the first four blocks of downtown Main Avenue will start later in the summer, according to a recommendation from the Park Rapids City Council to the city engineer. The council recommended several streetscape options for the Main Avenue reconstruction project Tuesday night in front of a large crowd of interested business owners and citizens. Scott Wilson, owner of Park Theater, presented a petition to the council that included 44 downtown businesses.
Armory Square will receive more than $20,000 in state cleanup funds to investigate contamination as a step in working toward redevelopment of the property. "The DEED funds we were awarded will allow us to prepare a comprehensive analysis of all the environmental hazardous present at the armory, and the engineering report that will come out of this effort will tell us in detail the scope of the problems and how to make effective remediation of the hazardous material," said Alan Zemek, with Echopoint Design & Development, LLC. "This process is absolutely essential, because without this analy
The Park Rapids City Council recommended streetscape options for the Main Avenue reconstruction project Tuesday night. Recommendations to the city engineer included: Starting construction on the main four blocks of downtown, from Highway 34 to Fifth Street later in the season, around Aug. 1. Construction will start in May on the southern portion of Main Avenue. This way Main Avenue will be open during the peak business season. Jon Olson, the city's engineer, said this option could be risky, though.
A steering committee has decided on streetscape recommendations for the Main Avenue reconstruction project. The recommendations will be made Tuesday at the regular Park Rapids City Council meeting. Jon Olson, the city's engineer, said the RDG plan, which was adopted in 2008, was a road map in creating three options for the Downtown Park Rapids Steering Committee to look at.
The Park Rapids City Council has passed a preliminary 2009 budget at about a 3.9 percent increase from 2008. The increase is about $96,558, said Angela Brumbaugh, Park Rapids city treasurer. After the original budget proposals, the budget was cut by about $92,000, she said, to limit the increase to 3.9 percent. The city is under a levy limitation for 2009 from the state. In the area of revenues, building permits have decreased since 2007, according to a budget draft. In 2007, the actual revenue from building permits was $101,333.
This is a response to Lorelei Kraft’s letter on Liberalism. G. K Chesterton, that great 19th - 20th Century thinker, wrote: “progress (or progressivism) should mean that we are always...
Congratulations to Brad Dahn and his staff at Ace Hardware for providing a magnificent floral display this summer on the corner of Highway 34 and Central Avenue. His 80-foot fence...
On behalf of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1109, I want to give a very special thank you to Denese Jokela, her staff at Necce’s Ristorante, and most of all,...
Park Rapids is suffering a rash of yellow and red light signal crashers, particularly at the intersections of Highways 71 and 34 and Highway 34 and County Road 6. Just...