Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Park Rapids Fire Department 5 Alarm 5K Run/Walk scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, July 30. The race which is open to all ages starts and finishes at the fire hall on Highway 71. The event features water obstacles throughout the course, including a shower head device on one of the fire trucks spraying water on participants in a rain effect for hot weather. There will also be a slip and slide at the end of the course for participants to take part in a celebratory splash.
Hubbard First Response and Rescue will hold its annual CPR Saturday on July 23 starting at 10 a.m. Classes last about 30 minutes and provide anyone interested the opportunity to learn hands-only CPR. Hands-only is a simple way to learn CPR without having to worry about having a protective mask to provide breaths during a life-saving situation.
As part of the state’s commitment to protecting clean water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources this week released the map of public waters and public ditches requiring permanent vegetative buffers or alternative water quality practices.
The Park Rapids area saw large amounts of rainfall the last week but was spared the storm damage much of the region and state recieved over the weekend. Residents in and around Park Rapids reported 5 to 6 inches of rain on Monday and totals of 10 to 14 inches since Thursday.
Following a week of online voting, during which more than 30,000 votes were cast, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced the winner of the contest to design a Minnesota state parks and trails license plate. The winning plate features an image of a canoe on the water, surrounded by Minnesota’s four seasons.
The Park Rapids Senior Citizens Center is open for business – the business of conversation over coffee, card and game playing, informational sessions and down home camaraderie. This gregarious group, the Park Rapids Senior Citizens Club, is hosting an open house to introduce the community to the refurbished center on Second Street. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, with coffee and goodies galore.
The Hubbard County 4-H program will be rolling up their sleeves and turning spuds into program budget dollars, with help from R.D. Offutt Company and Lamb Weston-RDO Frozen. For the second consecutive year, the two companies will partner together for "Fries for 4-H," an annual fundraising event where 100 percent of funds raised will be donated to Hubbard County 4-H. 2015 marked the first year for the event which raised more than $2,000 to directly benefit area youth.
"The Brothers Burn Mountain" will play eclectic blues and rock ’n roll for the 2nd Street Stage summer concert series at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14. They are a soulful,...
Olivia Wallace, at right, won Best of Show and first place in the cream/custard category with her Strawberry Dream Pie. Other categories were single crust, double crust and juvenile division for 8- to 12-year-olds. Winning first place for single crust was Mark Bridge’s Strawberry Frangipane Tart. Second place went to Katie Laxson and her Key Lime with Chocolate Crust. Bridge also captured first place in double crust with Bumble Berry. Terry Novak’s Apple Pie with a Bit of Moonshine took second place.
On Saturday, July 2, at 12:52 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to residence on Conservation Road for a structure fire. Deputies arrived on scene and saw smoke coming from the roof and vent. The property owners, Alan Froleck, age 65 of St. Joseph and Paul Froleck, age 59 of Hawley, had exited the cabin with no injuries.