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Friday, July 4 Celebrate Independence Day by participating in one of many fun-filled events this weekend in Park Rapids. Beagle Books will host the 8th annual pie baking contest and auction this 4th of July. All proceeds will be donated to the Park Rapids Area Library. Get the family downtown on Main at 3:30 p.m. for the annual pie baking contest auction. For more information contact Jennifer at Beagle Books at 237-2665. The parade’s theme this year is “A Hometown Celebration.” The parade will march at 5 p.m. with the line-up beginning at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 2 TOPS 1220: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 9:30 a.m. meeting at the Hubbard Community Center. St. Joseph’s Community Health foot care clinic: 8:15-11:30 a.m., River Heights Apartments, 500 Riverside Ave., Park Rapids. Call 218-237-5478 for an appointment. Park Rapids Area Library: Open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Headwaters Ladies Bridge: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Citizens National Bank, lower level. Call Ruth Ann at 732-7427 or Faye at 732-5315 for a reservation. Noon meal: 11:30 a.m.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org If you skip town with under three years of service with the Menahga City Council, you’ll likely be on the hook for your training costs. On Monday, June 30 the Menahga City Council held a special meeting in the council chambers at 4 p.m. The city council – in full attendance – began by reviewing the City of Menahga personnel policy handbook.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com On a rainy day, reading enthusiasts may often find themselves engaged in a good book, possibly written by one of their favorite authors around the state of Minnesota. On a rainy Saturday, June 28 residents of Dorset and avid readers alike were able to meet some of these authors when 35 different authors and illustrators gathered in shifts to make themselves available in Sister Wolf Books on the boardwalk of Dorset. Throughout the course of the day authors were available to meet their fans, sign autographs or answer questions from fa
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org On Thursday June 26 the first outdoor installment of the 2nd Street Stage weekly concert series officially went underway with musical guest Charlie Parr. Hailing from...
By Nick Longworth email@example.com The Nevis School Board convened Monday night for what would be Steve Rassier’s final meeting with the district as superintendent. With all board members and newly hired superintendent Gregg Parks also in attendance, board chairman Ed Becker began the meeting by presenting Rassier with a ceremonious bell, commemorating their gratitude for the service he has provided. “This is in recognition of nine years of dedicated service.
For the past week or two, ideas for this column began to run dry. Ironically, the weather may have caused part of this; we will call it half. The other...
By Nick Longworth nlongworth@parkrapidsenter prise.com Next time you’re fishing and you start to swat the flies buzzing around you, stop and think: are you trying to kill what could be your best bait? There are several different insects of Mayflies which can be found on rivers around the area such as Straight River, which begins from Straight Lake in Osage. Mayflies are in the Insect Order Ephemeroptera – and like all aquatic invertebrates – provide food for fish or other aquatic organisms. Certain species in the order, such as Dark Hendrickson, Tricos and Sulfurs have all been historic
By Nick Longworth nlongworth@parkrapidsenter prise.com For the time being, the old Park Rapids water tower – located half a block south of Highway 34 and a couple blocks west of Highway 71 – will remain a forfeited property, owned by the state, but maintained by Hubbard County. An article ran last October about a man named Jeff Coleman who approached the Park Rapids City Council with an entrepreneurial idea. Coleman wanted to purchase the old tower and renovate it into an observation tower, gift shop, lounge and catering venue known as “Skyview.” Once Skyview became regionally and natio
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Not even the rain can stop the rock. On Thursday, June 19 the 2nd Street Stage season premier was set to kick-off with Detroit Lakes natives Hardwood Groove ready to bring their brand of bluegrass, blues, rock, folk and funk music to Park Rapids. There was only one problem: The rain outside made a show nearly impossible without it being a miserable experience for all involved. But the show must go on.