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The Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) serves individuals who are developmentally disabled to help place them in jobs in order to learn new skills and further improve their quality of life. In addition to their facility on Pleasant Avenue, the DAC owns three retail stores located throughout Park Rapids; The Bearly Used Thrift Store, The Salvage Depot and The Tin Ceiling and they also manage the Hubbard County Recycling Center, all of which provide jobs to the clients.
Pets kept on leashes, and pet owners (no leashes required), are welcome to visit Lickin’ Good Whole Pet Foods at its new location on Main Avenue in Park Rapids. The...
At the last Hubbard County Board meeting, the commissioners had asked land commissioner Chip Lohmeier to evaluate scattered parcels of tax forfeited land currently owned by Hubbard County that could potentially be put up for sale in light of the acquisition of land donated by Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association.
Chainsaws could be heard all over 5th Crow Wing Lake on Thursday following an early morning storm that hit around 1 a.m. Bob and Kris Sauser, owners of Owl’s Nest Resort on the south side of the lake, were devastated with dozens of trees down on their property.
Tim Schmid of Park Rapids, an avid outdoorsman, has been hunting and fishing his whole life; he works for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fisheries out of Detroit Lakes and he knows everything there is to know about landing the trophy fish. Schmid devotes a massive amount of his spare time to instilling a love of the outdoors with almost everyone he comes into contact.
The Park Rapids City Council at its June 28 meeting requested that City Planner Ryan Mathisrud review the septic system program and determine how to proceed with enforcing compliance should the project involving Discovery Circle be abandoned. Mathisrud presented his findings to the council at Tuesday’s council meeting.
A juvenile bald eagle in need of rescue was found in a somewhat distressing situation at the lake home of Arne Brekke on Island Lake north of Park Rapids last Wednesday. Arne’s daughter Karla Marchell and her husband Kirk were visiting last week with their son Keith, as well as their daughter Kristin Langrill and her husband Ben. The family was in a screen house near the lake enjoying the sunset when they heard what sounded like flapping wings.
The Hubbard County Commissioners called a public hearing during Tuesday’s regular board meeting on July 5 to address the Hubbard County Board vacancy in District 2. According to Minnesota statute with vacancies of less than one year the county board may appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term.
The stars and stripes were prominent among parade participants and spectators celebrating Independence Day. Above, the Park Rapids Friendly Squares displayed patriotic colors in both their dress and float as they entertained the crowds with dancing demonstrations throughout the parade. At right, Coborn’s Store Director, Bob Seifert passed out candy in his patriotic shopping cart.