Hubbard County is among the best places in Minnesota for living on Social Security, this according to a recent study by SmartAsset.com. The study looked at cost of living, annual Social Security, Social Security taxed, and Social Security index. Hubbard County is in the top 10 in Minnesota ranked #8 behind Aitkin and ahead of Crow Wing and Martin counties.
Miscellaneous: July 6: A Park Rapids caller requested officer assistance removing an unwanted party from their residence; A caller requested an officer present while he changed his flat tire; An abandoned vehicle causing a traffic hazard was reported; A Park Rapids caller reported a tree on the road causing a traffic hazard; A Park Rapids caller reported harassment of their customers; An abandoned vehicle was reported in Nevis; A Nevis caller reported suspicious prank calls on her dad's phone, who was in the hospital; A Park Rapids caller reported a vehicle hit their mailbox;
The annual 4th of July pie baking contest and auction was held on Main prior to the start of the parade Tuesday. There were 22 pies entered, which raised nearly $1,100 for the Park Rapids Area Library. The two most "expensive" pies were a Four Wild Berry with Moonshine baked by Terry Novak, and a S'more Pie baked by Cannon Lewis. Both sold for $75 and Novak's pie was also named Best in Show. Custard/Cream Division 1st place - Mark Bridge, Banana French Cream 2nd place - Brandi Novak, Banana Cream Double Crust Division
The Mantrap Valley Conservation Club on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m, will sponsor the first annual summer series of family fun nights aimed at enriching the conservation experience in the community. Each event will feature a speaker followed by a hands-on experience for kids. MVCC President Russ Olson said, "In an effort to serve our mission and reach out to younger members of the community, the MVCC is introducing Friday Night Conservation Connections."
The Park Rapids American Legion Family is hosting a meatball dinner on Friday, July 14 to raise funds for a Park Rapids Police Department K-9 unit. The Legion Family is serving Evie Hagen's famous meatballs, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, beverage, and dessert 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Hugo's is donating the meat for the dinner. Cost for dinner is $9 with all proceeds going to the Park Rapids Police K-9 fund. The public is welcome to stop by with any donations they would like to make to the fund.
The following information contains felony charges from complaints filed recently in Hubbard County District Court. Drug possession Christine Michelle Ronning, 39, of Park Rapids was charged with felony 5th degree drug possession and misdemeanor driving while impaired.
Hubbard County is one of 57 Minnesota counties to receive grants to improve courthouse safety. Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea announced the award of $1 million in grants through the Safe and Secure Courthouse Initiative. The grant funding will go towards the implementation of safety and security improvements in 57 county courthouses across Minnesota.
The League of Minnesota Cities has selected 32 state lawmakers, including Senator Paul Utke, of Park Rapids, as Legislators of Distinction for 2017. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year's legislative session. Legislators of Distinction are approved annually by the League's Board of Directors to recognize that in order to successfully serve shared communities, state and city officials must work together to meet the unique needs of rural, suburban and urban residents all across Minnesota.