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After nearly two years of wrangling, the Hart Lake Township board of supervisors has approved vacation and alteration of Pickerel Road on the northeast side of Garfield Lake. The decision followed a contentious public hearing Monday afternoon with several area residents arguing against modifying a roadway with "historical value, built by the original pioneers that came to this country."
The Nevis robotics team, Tech-No-Tigers 3102, claimed top prize in the FIRST Robotics Competition in Milwaukee last week, beating 53 teams from across the United States and Turkey in the 2016 Wisconsin Regional. Team 3102 arrived home Sunday evening to a grand escort of fire trucks with sirens howling, proud parents and siblings congratulating their success, which included winning the Industrial Design Award.
Chef Matt Vik once again shares his culinary ability for some new takes on the classic Easter meal. Deviled Eggs 10 eggs ½ cup mayo (or plain yogurt) 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
A Park Rapids Area High School classroom became a restaurant this week, students in Matthew Brandt’s class becoming restaurateurs - assuming the roles of chefs, waitresses/waiters and hosts. The culinary event, dubbed Creative Kitchen, to which staff, community members and administration were invited, was part of a life skills class.
Tuesday Park Rapids area veterans of the Vietnam War will receive an official "welcome home," a commemoration 50-plus years after the controversial war came to an end. "It’s a celebration they never got," explained Annette Keanu of the Duluth Vet Center. The ceremony for Vietnam vets will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at the Park Rapids American Legion, "a first in Park Rapids."
Nevis Council member Molly Senger has resigned in the wake of last month’s contentious meeting where she objected to the "lack of civility" and other issues. In a brief letter "to whom it may concern," dated Feb. 17, she stated, "I will be resigning my position from the Nevis City Council and will not be in attendance at the next meeting. I enjoyed working with all of you, and am grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents of our community. Good luck in all your endeavors!"
Hubbard County Commissioners toured Phase 1 of Heritage Living Center’s construction this week, learning the $14.5 million structure is on budget with residents likely to move in in early April. "We’re still pushing timelines," director Kurt Hansen said. "But it’s going well. Everyone’s set to make the move." The new facility, when Phase 2 is complete, will be twice as big as the former, "privacy, autonomy, dignity and overall quality of life" keystones of the buildings, Hansen said.
Spring is in the air. And with that comes time to put Minnesota’s classic staple – the hotdish – on a back burner and toss a salad or two (in the bowl, of course). The Quinoa Salad is one I found in Coborn’s catalog of recipes. I added feta and bumped up the amounts of red wine vinegar and grapeseed oil a bit (which are reflected in this recipe).
An estimated 80 people arrived for the Northwoods Community Conversations, participants delving into the question of why jobs go unfilled in the Park Rapids area. “This is historic,” Chamber director Nicole Lalum said. “It’s a first ever,” she said of the meeting of the minds to address why more jobs exist in the community than people to fill them, how this impacts businesses and individuals, and what will it take to create change.
Top o’ the morning to you! Every year on March 17, the Irish and Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival. Matt Vik, graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and chef at The Good Life Cafè, has graciously agreed to share his expertise and recipes for the celebration of all things Irish. Corned Beef and Cabbage