When we talk about serving on a board of directors, it may not sound like the most exciting thing to do when it comes to civic duty, but these boards are essential in service to the community.
Tickets are on sale for the 19th annual Park Rapids American Legion Fishing Contest. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Fish Hook Lake. The ice fishing derby attracts hundreds of anglers and offers over $130,000 in prizes. A $40 ticket grants access to the derby contest, plus a chance to win raffle prizes. Grand prize for the 19th largest fish is a 2017 Ice Castle RV fish house from Smokey Hills Outdoor Store.
Miscellaneous: Dec. 12: A Cass Lake caller reported that someone was knocking at their door, they requested that a deputy check the area; A caller in Solway reported that his brother was on his way to his house to beat him; A stalled vehicle in the intersection was reported in Park Rapids; A Menahga caller reported a suspicious full size gray diesel Chevy pickup pulling in and out of driveways;
We got the snow we wanted. Let's hope, for the sake of outdoor recreation and winter tourism, there's more to come soon. Snow brings plenty of fun but can also lead to problems on the roadways. These first couple bouts of winter weather, the first of which dumped at least a foot of snow on the area, is our annual wake-up call for safe winter driving. Possibly lulled by the warm fall weather many drivers seem to forget how to drive in the snow. This is Minnesota, we know winter is coming each year but yet we don't always take the best and safest approach to winter driving.
A 19-year-old Laporte man was injured Monday, Nov. 14 when he accidently shot himself in the leg. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an accidental gunshot victim at 11:50 a.m. Monday on Osprey Drive near Laporte.
The public is welcome to attend and participate in upcoming candidate forums, being sponsored by the Park Rapids Area League of Women Voters, prior to Election Day. The League sponsors candidate forums to educate the public about issues in the campaigns, provide an opportunity for voters to hear candidates discuss their positions on issues face-to-face, stimulate public interest and participation in the elections and provide an opportunity for the candidates to engage their constituents.
Miscellaneous: Sept. 26: An abandoned silver car was reported on Hwy. 200; A Park Rapids caller reported someone trespassing on his land; A Lake George caller reported ATVs tearing up the roadway; A traffic hazard was reported in Laporte; A Park Rapids caller reported a male party in the automotive section with dark colored saggy pants, jacket with fur around the hood and a gray cap that stunk like marijuana and was acting very strangely;