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.
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber (PRLA) would greatly appreciate your help by completing a 10-minute, online survey about Park Rapids and passing the survey on to family, friends, employees or area visitors. You can simply forward this email or post the link on social media. The purpose of this project is to learn more about the key themes and narratives about living and visiting the Park Rapids area. • What do you love about the Park Rapids Area? • What makes the region unique? • What attracted and keeps you living / visiting the Park Rapids lakes area?
Rob Belanger has been named administrative director for Sanford Bagley, following interim administrator Seth Tramm. In his role, Belanger will directly oversee all operations for Sanford Bagley including the medical center, ambulance service and clinics in Bagley and Clearbrook.
Nickelodeon and Paul Bunyan Communications invite area kids to meet Jimmy Neutron, star of Nickelodeon's popular animated series "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," on June 29 at the 2nd Street Stage in Park Rapids. The Nickelodeon costumed character will be roaming about 2nd Street Stage festivities in 20 intervals from 6 to 8 p.m. Jimmy will also be available to pose with kids and families to take photos.
Miscellaneous: Jun. 8: A Nevis caller living on Lake Belle Taine reported he could hear someone shooting a gun to the north of his residence; A Nevis caller wanted to speak with an officer about a bike that had been parked along the side of his building for over a week;