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Balmy temperatures sent four-legged (51 registered dogs) and two-legged (43 registered walkers) out in number for the 7th annual, “just fur fun” Tails on the Trails Saturday. The day included unique pet tricks, a barn hunt demo (mice the prey), flyball racing and a pet lookalike contest. Participants learned of diabetic alert dogs, Good Canine Citizen Testing and field training. Nearly $4,000 in pledges were raised to fund the Headwaters Animal Shelter in Park Rapids. See more dog pictures in Wednesday's edition of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org Park Rapids first celebration of “all things bike” brought smiles to faces, helmets to heads, dedication of the new bridge, an official welcome for the “tube...
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com The big orange limos transporting students to and from school are in need of drivers. Cindy Leach, Park Rapids transportation director, reports the district is once...
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org The Nevis Council reviewed the 2014 audit this week, learning the general fund saw no major changes and cash balances are going up annually. General fund receipts totaled $351,866; disbursements were $333,462 last year. The water and sewer funds “saw slight losses, but are much better than previous years,” Jon Roscoe of Miller McDonald told the council, attributing the 2013 mid-year rate increase. The general fund’s main revenue sources are property taxes and Local Government Aid, $201,144 and $53,936, respectively in 2014.
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com Anne Morgan’s spirit blossoms as she begins to enumerate the qualities of heirloom seeds. “There are so many varieties of seeds available,” the self-taught organic farmer said, citing a favorite, certified Prairie Road Organic Seed, based in Fullerton, N.D. “How fun to try seed from someone who’s diligently doing seed breeding,” she said.
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org Property owners on Garfield Lake in Hart Lake Township came before the Hubbard County Board offering to donate 3.4 acres with 200 feet of sandy lakeshore as a public park if the township road is rerouted. Jed Shaw and Joe Arndt of Walker are proposing that the land on the northeast side of the lake, which they own, be used for recreational purposes, “benefitting the public.” In return, the county and township would allow rerouting of Pickerel Road so it would no longer run in front of the residential lots, the cost of which Shaw and Arndt
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com Maintenance of ATV trails in the Paul Bunyan State Forest has been split, with Highway 34 the dividing line. The Timberland Dirt Devils all-terrain vehicle club will maintain trails on east side of the highway; the Paul Bunyan Trailriders the west, according to a decision reached by the two clubs and the Department of Natural Resources. This now goes before the clubs’ sponsors - Hubbard County Commissioners giving the Dirt Devils the nod, the Akeley Council endorsing the Trailriders. “It’s not a slam dunk yet,” David Schotzko, area super
By Jean Ruzicka firstname.lastname@example.org Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is proposing a Crow Wing River Watershed habitat project, with hopes to acquire Potlatch Corporation lands and open the property to the public for hunting and recreational opportunities. Craig Engwall, MDHA executive director, appeared before the Hubbard County Commissioners this week seeking support for the initiative.
By Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise Park Rapids students dressed in their finest paraded before proud parents, grandparents and friends Saturday evening. Eighty-two couples arrived for the Masquerade Ball.
By Jean Ruzicka email@example.com After 35 years with the Park Rapids School District, Candy Malm bids farewell this spring. Malm, as director of the special education cooperative, coordinates services for...