The 2nd Street Stage free concert series opened Thursday as bluegrass band Black River Revue performed beneath the setting summer sun. Multi-generational music fans lounging in lawn chairs and sitting...
By KEVIN CEDERSTROM kcederstrom@parkrapidsenter prise.com The Park Rapids Area School District looks to finish the 2014-15 year in stable financial shape, according to the latest budget figures. Business manager Carol Hutchinson reported to the board the district is expected to finish 2014-15 with an estimated surplus of $162,805.
By KEVIN CEDERSTROM firstname.lastname@example.org The stone bath house in Red Bridge Park is again up for discussion as a possible historic designation. Park Rapids City Planner Ryan Mathisrud said the bath house, or beach house as it’s often referred, may be eligible for a National Register listing. The city and park board are looking into funding opportunities for rehabilitation of the historic structure for future use.
By KEVIN CEDERSTROM kcederstrom@parkrapidsenter prise.com The community is invited to attend the Memorial Day Service at Park Rapids Area High School auditorium Monday, starting at 9:30 a.m. The service is...
By KEVIN CEDERSTROM kcederstrom@parkrapidsenter prise.com The Park Rapids Area School Board looked at final enrollment figures for the 2014-15 schoolyear and approved new hires among business at its meeting Monday. Enrollment held steady once again as the district showed a total of 1,466 students in grades K-12, up one from the April figures and down 18 from the start of school in September. Elementary grades K-4 finished at 658, middle school 415 and high school 393 students.
The Twin Cities Hardingfelelag/Hardanger Fiddle Group performed traditional dance music from Norway during a concert at Armory Square on Monday.
Bob Kaumans brings his fishing boat into the dock on Blue Lake with passengers Eric LaFountain, seated left, Chris LaFountain and Nicole Kaumans. The group didn't catch anything on Blue Lake the morning of the Opener and were looking to try there luck on another lake later in the day. A cold start to the fishing season likely slowed activity for Saturday’s Opener in the Park Rapids area. Walleye fishing was reportedly sporadic throughout the area while Northern Pike were said to be biting.
By KEVIN CEDERSTROM kcederstrom@parkrapidsenter prise.com The City of Park Rapids was recognized with two awards recently by state organizations for work associated with the municipal airport. For the 2014 runway upgrade at Konshok Field, Park Rapids received the 2015 Governor’s Award for its “demonstration of sustained commitment to aviation improvement and community development.” John McKinney, city administrator, and Ryan Mathisrud, city planner, accepted the award in April on behalf of the city. The most recent project at the airport included a $3.4 million paving and lighting of th
By KEVIN CEDERSTROM kcederstrom@parkrapidsenter prise.com Park Rapids Area High School is discussing a new plan for next year to help students who have fallen behind in their studies, as well...
By KEVIN CEDERSTROM email@example.com The Park Rapids City Council passed a resolution authorizing city officials to execute the task order for the Municipal Airport Easement between Apex Engineering Group and the city. Apex Engineering is to provide the professional engineering services for the project to include preparation and survey for a 10 foot wide utility easement adjacent to the north property line of the airport property for approximately 800 feet. According to information provided to the city council the airport has been in the process of developing corporat