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;
Miscellaneous: Sept. 19: A Park Rapids caller reported a suspicious vehicle in a field; Fraud was reported in Menahga; An Akeley caller reported multiple damages to property; A domestic dispute was reported in Akeley; An active domestic at a neighboring residence was reported in Cass Lake;
Miscellaneous: Sept. 12: Report of a child bit by grandparents' dog over the weekend in Laporte; Report of potato trucks driving reckless on County Road 6 in Hubbard County; A Park Rapids caller reported she found ammo hidden in her basement that doesn't belong there and wants it removed; Driving complaint on Highway 71 in Park Rapids; Akeley caller reported verbal threats against his sister; Report of two subjects breaking into a residence on Discovery Circle, no description except both parties wearing black clothing
The following information contains felony charges from complaints filed recently in Hubbard County District Court. Drug possession Jason Duane Lampl, 26, Park Rapids was arrested May 31 and charged with 5th degree drug possession. According to court documents, Lampl was pulled over by Park Rapids police for driving with a revoked license and an active felony warrant.