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Park Rapids firefighters were called to the home of Jason and Brinn Krabbenhoft at 15591 Deerwood Loop in Park Rapids Saturday afternoon by a fire severely damaging the structure, which includes a daycare facility. But a significant amount of personal possessions were recovered by members of the family and the emergency medical team assisting firefighters, according to fire chief Donn Hoffman. The origin of the fire was determined by state fire marshal Kevin Mahle, but the cause is still under investigation, according to Hoffman.
Fire damaged the home of Jason and Brinn Krabbenhoft at 15591 Deerwood Loop in Park Rapids Saturday afternoon. According to assistant Park Rapids chief Terry Long, no one was home at the time of the fire. He expects the home to be a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the fire marshal.
Annette Meeks, the endorsed Republican candidate for lieutenant governor who's running with Tom Emmer, made a stop in Park Rapids Monday, arriving for the Hubbard County GOP's annual dinner. Jobs, she said, are the key concern voiced by constituents. "We need to keep people where they wish to live," she said of the state's rural areas losing population to urban centers. "It's sad.
Home on the Range, the new Enterprise food column that seeks to tap area resources - recipes and advice from "seasoned" cooks - kicks off with contributions from the newspaper's staff. With garden harvest underway, use for the bounty seemed an appropriate topic, be it for dinner tonight or sustenance when the winter winds howl, via canning. In modern society, canning is considered a hobby. But for our ancestors, it was a matter of survival. "The kitchen was a disaster," my mother recalls of my late Grandma Mum's rite of summer. There were jars everywhere.
On the advice of the Nevis School District's attorney, Tuesday's open board meeting to discuss action on bookkeeper Betsy Anderson's contract was canceled and rescheduled. Anderson was placed "on leave" last week after her son, Jon Hoffman, questioned Nevis superintendent Steve Rassier's personal use of a district vehicle in southern Minnesota Aug. 21. But Rassier said Tuesday that placing Anderson on leave "had nothing to do with the Suburban issue; it was a personnel issue.
Nevis School bookkeeper Betsy Anderson was placed "on leave" last week after her son, Jon Hoffman, questioned superintendent Steve Rassier's personal use of a district vehicle in southern Minnesota Saturday, Aug. 21. Anderson said she was asked to meet with Rassier and school board chair Ed Becker Wednesday, Aug. 25 after her son's questioning of the matter was brought to their attention. But due to the nature of prior meetings, Anderson said she told them she would not meet without an attorney present.
School bells are soon to ring and students will head back into the classroom, teachers greeting them face-to-face. While computers have become integral components in the classroom, they have not served as a primary educational medium. Until now. BlueSky Online School is Minnesota's first virtual school, the statewide public school serving approximately 700 students in grades 7-12. And that number is likely to swell to 900 as the year moves forward; enrollees are accepted throughout the year.