Park Rapids Area High School's theater department took first place Feb. 4 in Section 6A One Act Play competition for their performance, "A Piece of My Heart." PRAHS holds the state record for taking one acts to State competition.
The Park Rapids area residents benefit from a recent investment into extending high-speed internet across the state. Paul Bunyan Communications last month was awarded a Border to Border Broadband Grant by the state of Minnesota to expand its fiber optic services to portions of southwest Hubbard County and a small portion of west central Becker County. The expansion area is located to the south and west of Park Rapids.
Bemidji State University's American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) will host an inaugural fundraising dinner for American Indian Student Success, featuring a three-course meal prepared by Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman on Feb. 10. Proceeds will support the university's American Indian students. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the AIRC's Gathering Place.
Audrey's Purple Dream returns to 11th Crow Wing Lake in Akeley on Saturday, Feb. 11. The 12th annual event, called "Our Answer to Cancer," features a fishing tournament, Purple Plunge and raffle to raise money for cancer victims and their families. Fishing tournament registration begins at 10 a.m., with the tournament running noon to 2:30 p.m. The popular Purple Plunge, where entrants jump into the icy waters of 11th Crow Wing, is 3 p.m. with registration starting at 1 p.m.
Calling all chili chefs in the Park Rapids area! It's time to sign up for the 8th Annual Chili Challenge. The Chili Challenge, sponsored by the Park Rapids Enterprise, grows each year in popularity and participation. This year's challenge is March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Park Rapids American Legion. All proceeds go to the Hubbard County Food Shelf. Individuals and organizations interested in signing up should do it soon as space is limited. For more information call 732-3364 or email email@example.com .
Miscellaneous: Jan. 9: A Cass Lake caller reported that her mother was getting harassed; Jan. 10: A Park Rapids caller reported a hitchhiker on Hwy. 71; A township supervisor in Park Rapids requested an abandoned vehicle be moved for snow removal; A Cass Lake caller reported their girlfriend was breaking the windows in their vehicle; Officer assistance was requested for a car stuck in the snow; An Akeley caller reported a female at a store appearing to have been in a fight;
Miscellaneous: Dec. 29: Agency assistance was requested in Akeley in locating a juvenile runaway; A Park Rapids caller requested officer assistance in removing a female party from their residence; A Park Rapids caller reported receiving a suspicious phone call; A Bemidji caller reported his 21 year old son was causing trouble, yelling, screaming and throwing things; A Lake George caller reported receiving three bad checks, stating the plate owner to the vehicle does not match up with the name on the checks; Violation of a no contact order was reported in Park Rapids;
The following information contains felony charges from complaints filed recently in Hubbard County District Court. Burglary Sean Michael Ferguson, 27, of Menahga, is charged with two counts of felony burglary for allegedly breaking into the Park Rapids Senior Center on Dec. 17. Park Rapids Police Sergeant Dan Garner responded to a report of a male breaking into the center. An employee said when he arrived on the morning of Dec. 16 he observed a male party sleeping on the couch.
The following information contains felony charges from complaints filed recently in Hubbard County District Court. Drug possession Jerald Dean Drewes, 63, of Nevis is charged with one count of fifth degree drug possession resulting from a Dec. 8 arrest. Hubbard County Sheriff's Sergeant Kruchowski, Deputy Kritzeck and Investigator Diekmann were investigating a domestic assault on Dec. 8 and learned the suspect may be located at the Jerald Dean Drewes residence on 200th Street in Nevis.
Outdoors writer and fishing enthusiast Gary Korsgaden will speak Friday, Jan. 6 at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources roundtable in Minneapolis. Korsgaden was selected to speak to the over 400 invited attendees, including the governor, state senators and representatives, lake groups, statewide fishing groups, and all levels of the DNR from the commissioner down.