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.
Get your New Year's resolutions on track on the first day of the New Year. Join Itasca State Park staff for an invigorating snowshoe hike from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1 to explore the backcountry area of Itasca. The "First Day Hike: A Backcountry Exploration" will go along the shores of several lakes, over a rolling landscape and through a mature mixed old growth pine and deciduous forest. This will be a strenuous hike. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center at 12:30 p.m.
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.