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Cousins Scott and Mark LeSage bring a background in the hospitality industry to their new roles at North Point Lodge. The owners of the former Goose Crossing are in the process of restoring the restaurant and grounds that have been dormant the past few years, each contributing unique talents to enterprise. Opening in mid-May, the eatery on Highway 34 east offers a combination of elegant dining and a full, fun sports bar, replete with six new large screen TVs. Opening at 4 p.m.
Park Rapids and Hubbard County have been awarded a $665,208 grant through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to pay for improvements in commercial property and housing rehabilitation. The grant has three components, explained David Collins, executive director of Hubbard County Regional Development Commission. Approximately $170,000 has been awarded for downtown Park Rapids commercial rehabilitation, with 35 businesses pre-applying for funds. An additional $64,400 has been earmarked for eight, possibly more, rental housing projects downtown, specifically the s
Tim Parker Family Glass will fix your panes - glass that is. Tim and Lori Parker offer a full service glass shop, Tim bringing 21 years' experience to the business located on Highway 34 east, the "Quonset" located across from L&M Fleet. The lines of service include auto, residential and commercial, as well as screens and mirrors. The enterprise is certified by the National Glass Association to replace windshields. Tim Parker will also repair raw chips, with no appointment necessary. People are not aware of the safety issues related to windshields, Parker explained.
Park Rapids will be pairing with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in hockey next season, the school board approving the proposal Monday night. Board members, with the exception of Gary Gauldin, voted in favor of the agreement, with athletic director John Schumacher and superintendent Glenn Çhiodo expressing support. Karol Savage, prior to the vote, voiced concern with pairing the peewee programs, questioning age appropriateness. But the board member supports the co-op. "Competition is healthy. I don't believe in mediocrity. It makes a difference in personal growth," she said.
Nevis residents now have an official avenue to air their grievances. The council adopted a formal citizen complaint policy this week, with a form to complete as opposed to verbal grumbles. The policy states complaints relating to activities and responsibilities of the city must be written and signed; verbal irks expressed via telephone or in person will no longer be accepted. Anonymous complaints will be considered invalid and no action taken. Once action relating to a complaint has been taken, the council may decline to address the same complaint within a three-month period. The com
An Early Memory Care Project, addressing people in the initial stages of memory loss, has been launched in Hubbard County, Laurel Hed the caregiver support coach. The goal of the grant-funded project is to become involved on a personal level as early as possible after diagnosis, Hed explained of her role. Mild cognitive loss, the stage at which Hed offers support, can be isolating and frightening, she explained. It can begin as early as age 40.
The Park Rapids School Board, convening a special meeting this week, approved bids totaling $3,803,390 for the high school boiler/infrastructure project. The contract estimate was $4,121,737. The majority of the project is being funded by stimulus dollars. Contracts of $430,000 were awarded to Donlar Construction of Waite Park for general construction, $335,000 to Val Pro Glass of St.
Lake Country Associates, Inc., providing community mental health services, has opened at 515 Bridge St. East, the four managing partners and staff familiar faces to Park Rapids area residents. Managing partners Deb Farrell, Jean Greseth, Dawn Pappas and Shawn Anderson have been working together since 2001through the Bemidji-based Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center. "We wanted to be in a position to more readily respond to the needs of the community," Farrell, Master of Social Work (MSW) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), said of the decision to open the facility.