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By Nick Longworth email@example.com Experiencing technical issues with your computer might have just gotten a little more convenient. Local resident and long-time Park Rapids School District employee Jeff Hunt has started his own business, a computer repair service that he says will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and be done at the comfort of your own home. Hunt originally began operations in early January with a soft opening, letting some people know that he was opening his own business.
“Idle hands are the devil’s playground.” Apparently Menahga High School Senior Bailey Yliniemi has taken this saying to heart. Now almost graduated, Yliniemi has kept herself consistently busy throughout her high school career, being a part of numerous student and community groups while also writing speeches, giving presentations and winning awards through it all. Yliniemi has a lengthy resume already, having never gone to college.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org The annual “Kindergarten Round-up” welcomed a class full of incoming kindergarteners on Friday, April 4 at the Century School in Park Rapids. The event saw next year’s incoming kindergarteners, or the class of 2027, come to officially register for their first classes in the fall. The students were then brought into a classroom that they may very well call their own next year.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as “E-Cigs” are now available in Park Rapids due to the recent opening of E-Cig City along Highway 34. Owners Delvin Keezer Michelle Bloom officially opened their shop on March 16. The store offers a variety of pipes, juices and accessories for E-Cigs, hoping to find a niche in the Park Rapids market to fulfill a fad.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org On Monday, April 7 Menahga Superintendent Mary Klamm led an informational meeting to help garner community involvement within the Menahga School District. They’re trying to help create the “world’s best workforce.” According to the 2013 list of Minnesota Statutes, 120B.11 or “School district process for reviewing curriculum, instruction and student achievement: striving for the world’s best workforce,” the “world’s best workforce” means to meet school readiness goals; have all third grade students achieve grade-level literacy; close t
By Nick Longworth email@example.com The fifth annual Multiple Sclerosis “walk for a cure” has a new ambassador this year, Angie Bartels. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter will be holding the MS walk in Park Rapids on May 4. The annual event will be held at Heartland Park (weather permitting), beginning with registration at 11 a.m. and the walk at noon. The event aims to host more than 60 walkers who are expected to come out to help raise money for a cure.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org After nearly a decade of service to the Nevis School District, Superintendent Steve Rassier is ready to resign at the end of the school year, effective June 30, 2014. On Wednesday, April 2, the Nevis School Board held a meeting in the media center that was open to the public. Although an open meeting, no public comment period was allowed, per the agenda set. All members of the Nevis School Board were in attendance to unanimously accept Rassier’s resignation.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com A current St. Cloud State University (SCSU) student with ties to Park Rapids wants to paint your house. A.J. Spears, a graduate from Park Rapids High...
By nick longworth nlongworth@parkrapidsenter prise.com Amid accusations from Menahga School Board members Jon Kangas and Al Peterson that she violated the Data Practices Act, Superintendent Mary Klamm received a three-year contract extension with the Menahga School District on Monday, March 24. A motion set forth to extend Klamm’s contract for another three years - beginning July 1, 2014 - was requested by Kangas to be amended as a non-renewal until further discussion could be had in order to try and find a resolution of the current allegations being made against her. His motion for furt
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org The Menahga School District now has a new group of leaders, Menahga Elementary School’s own Students Working As a Team (SWAT). This past fall, Elementary Principle Ariana Wright and elementary school staff began discussion on ways in which teachers and staff could impact students while also enriching student learning.