A graduate from St. Cloud State University, Nick photographs and writes a variety of stories for nearly every section of The Park Rapids Enterprise. His duties also include section layouts and online content submission.
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By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org A new group of rural Minnesotans is urging consumers of fast food giant McDonald’s to question exactly what goes into getting their fries. On Thursday, Feb. 20 an introductory press conference was held to discuss issues and potential action involving the new group, “Toxic Taters Coalition.” To begin, two personal testimonies were given by members Carol Ashley and Norma Smith.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com If someone offered you 30, 40 or even $50,000 to sign a piece of paper, the decision would likely seem to be an easy one. But...
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org For the past three months, the sophomore class at Menahga High School has been working on a history project as a part of National History Day. The projects were on display Monday, Feb. 10 in the high school media center. They will not only be a part of their classroom grade, but could also earn some a chance to advance to the regional and state competition. According to its website, National History Day is an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Northwoods Dental at 405 Henrietta Ave S in Park Rapids now has new owners and are offering additional hours of operation and services to accompany the regime switch. Doctors of Dental Surgery (DDS) Bonnie Moeller and Jason Murray are not only engaged, they’re also the couple that can call themselves the proud new owners of the private practice formerly owned by Dr.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Imagine the beauty of the northern outdoors, the thrill of ice fishing in a frigid Minnesota winter and the relaxation of playing cards around a table. If you picture it correctly, your mind may draw up images of exactly what the Darkhouse Association Anglers Club - Park Rapids chapter - has already been offering for nearly half a decade now. On nearby Fish Hook Lake, the Darkhouse Association offers a fully-functioning and completely equipped, ready-for-use, ice house for anyone and everyone in the community. All you have to do is s
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Students at Nevis High School are building a robot in the hopes of making it to St. Louis, Mo. Founded in 2009, the Nevis Robotics Team is an extracurricular activity recognized by the Minnesota High School League of events. Currently the team is at work designing and building its own fully-functioning robot capable of competition. The hope is that it will garner enough victories to lead them to the state tournament in Minneapolis, or even possibly the international competition held in St. Louis, Mo. Beginning Jan.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Leona is looking to further build upon the legacy that Steve and Jill created. Under new ownership, owned now by Nevis residents Tom and Laura Becker, “Leona’s” (affectionately named after Laura’s deceased mother) looks to continue on the success that the former “Steve and Jill’s” built through years of operation in the community of Nevis. Born and raised in Park Rapids, the Beckers know the area well. They’ve lived in it their entire lives. They officially became owners of Leona’s on Jan.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com With this school year’s “1 to 1” initiative being fully implemented in the area districts of Nevis, Menahga and Park Rapids, nearly every student at each district has been given their very own district-issued iPad or Microsoft tablet. With a wealth of electronics flooding each school’s hallways, it would be reasonable to expect a few to go missing either through theft or accidental misplacement. However, so far this school year, none of the districts have had problems keeping track of their student’s iPad’s or tablets. “We have not h
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Weather this winter has posed its fair share of challenges to commuters and students across the Park Rapids community. From frigid temps to over a foot of snow, the New Year has not been without new challenges. Due to weather conditions – usually either subzero temperatures or excessively snowy conditions – Park Rapids Area Schools have closed twice, had one early let-out, and have had four late starts this school year. According to Minnesota state law, the district is required to have 172 student contact days per school year.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com During a typical long Minnesota winter, many people can spend hours fishing in the same old spot, day after day, never leaving the same hole in the ice. On Saturday, Feb.