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For first time business owners Danny Dally and Lizzie Janzen it was a happy set of circumstances that led them to opening Rocky Ridge Kennel. Both Dally and Janzen were...
Kimberly Knaack, an employee at Book World got the idea to start a Young Readers Book Club from her daughter who is a 5th grader at Park Rapids Century School. The idea came when Knaack’s daughter joined a book club last summer hosted by Beagle Books that discontinued for the school year. Knaack also wanted to give the community more “non-sports related” activities for middle school aged kids.
Mike Wheeler of Park Rapids was born without his sight but that does not inhibit him from living his life and experiencing new things. Wheeler will enter the 7th Annual Chili Challenge, to be held on March 2, as a first time entrant. In years past Mike has been an avid taster but this year he chose to take the step and become a chili chef himself. Though hesitant at first, in the end Mike decided it was the right decision to participate. “It’s something to do and it’s for a good cause, man,” he explained, when asked why he had finally chosen to enter this year.
John Merila of Nevis High School finished 2nd place overall at Bemidji State University Regional Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 13. For his project Merila constructed an electromagnetic rail gun; more commonly known as an EMRG. An EMRG is a projectile launcher that uses parallel conductors or “rails” to accelerate a conductive projectile between the rails using electromagnetic effects. Initially, it was Merila’s intention to see how the railings would affect the speed of the projectile - a small aluminum rod shot out at a very low velocity.
The Hubbard County Board of Commissioners asked for public input at Tuesday’s meeting when 12-year-old Max Eischens, a sixth-grader at Nevis School stepped up to speak. Max took the morning off of school to work on earning his Boy Scout Citizenship Merit Badge by attending the Hubbard County Board Meeting. Eischens asked the board questions regarding moving the landfill, unlicensed irrigation regulations and what it is that the county board does.
Heartland Express has been selected as a recipient of the PrimeWest Community Reinvestment Grant from PrimeWest Health through CHI St. Joseph’s Health. Since 2006 PrimeWest Health has provided over $12 million to communities through the grant. As the Lifestyle Navigator at CHI St. Joseph’s Health, Brett Fredrickson works to help patients with any transportation needs they may have; helping them to attend their medical appointments.
Electric refrigeration was not commonly used in Itasca State Park and its neighboring areas until the early 1950s. The use of ice boxes was far more common. In order to preserve food such as meat and vegetables year round, ice was cut from Lake Itasca during the winter season. This practice became known as ice harvesting. Ice blocks would be stored and sold out of the Bear Paw Campground’s icehouse in the park to campers as well as locals.
Almost 2,000 anglers participated Saturday in the 18th Annual American Legion Ice Fishing Contest and Raffle on Fish Hook Lake. Attendance was good but fishing slow. According to Jerry Benham at the American Legion only 195 fish were registered, which is 100 fish less than last year. Each angler had the option to keep a fish they caught, however they were clipped to prevent them from being turned in again. All others were collected and cleaned by the Knights of Columbus and then donated to the nursing home.