Authorities have released the name of the snowmobiler who died after an accident on Big Rush Lake near Ponsford Wednesday night. Carl Sunram, 57, of Ponsford was pronounced dead at the scene. The Becker County Sheriff’s Department, as well as several other agencies, responded to a call of a snowmobiler overdue to return northwest of Ponsford. Following a search of the area, authorities found Sunram’s body on Bush Lake. “It appears that for some reason, he lost control of his snowmobile,” said Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.
Nicole Vik has joined the Park Rapids Enterprise as a news reporter. Her duties will include covering general news stories, business news, features, as well as outdoors. Nicole is a 2004 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School. She majored in English and psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She later studied digital film and video production at The Art Institutes International Minnesota in Minneapolis.
The Park Rapids Police Department put a challenge out on social media for the community to wear blue today, Feb. 12, and to display blue lights or ribbons to show support for law enforcement as a whole. The department wanted to send the community's support to the Fargo Police Department and the family of Officer Jason Moszer who died after being shot during a standoff earlier this week. Camille Nisius and Sherri Tatro put this sign and blue felt around six pillars at the RDO Trucking office on Highway 71 this morning as a show of appreciation and support.
A 56-year-old snowmobiler has been found dead near Ponsford, the Becker County sheriff said in a news release Thursday.
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation no travel advisement in northwestern Minnesota has been expanded to include Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard and northern Cass counties. MnDOT snowplows have been pulled off area highways for their own safety and motorists are recommended to avoid all unnecessary travel as blizzard conditions and dangerous winds have dramatically reduced visibility to less than 250 feet at times. The advisory now includes the following counties:
The arrival of February triggers a parade of ice-fishing enthusiasts to the 18th annual Park Rapids Ice Fishing Contest and Raffle. The popular event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 on Fish Hook Lake. The Legion is selling 3,500 tickets this year. A ticket – at $40 each – grants access to the derby, plus a chance to win raffle prizes. More than $110,000 in prizes will be given away.
Miscellaneous: Jan. 28: An abandoned vehicle was reported in Park Rapids; Damage to property was reported in Park Rapids, car door scratched; A probation violation was reported in Park Rapids; A possible scam with a phone number was reported in Farden Township; Online harassment was reported on Ermine Trail; Jan. 29: A Laporte caller had “questions regarding her living arrangement and what rights she has;” A caller reported following a semi with sheet metal falling off; A caller reported finding an organ on the side of the road and a broken TV on Co. Rd.
Park Rapids Enterprise staff earned three awards last week as the Minnesota Newspaper Association announced the winners of its 2014-15 Better Newspaper Contest. Enterprise reporter Jean Ruzicka earned first place in the Feature Photo category for weekly newspapers in the circulation class 2,501-5,000. Ruzicka’s first place photo, Little "bother" James (as described by older brother) is new mayor of Dorset. Judge’s comments: “It’s the hats on these brothers and the curiosity on their faces that makes this photo a winner.
Park Rapids Area High School crowned its winter royal couple at coronation Monday. Noah Schulz and Maya Johnson were named the 2016 Sno Daze King and Queen. The Park Rapids High School 2016 Sno Daze Royal Court is shown here following Monday’s coronation. From left, Kylie Higgins and Andrew Baldwin, Carly Waggoner and Andre Schaum, Andrew Johanning (2nd grade), Noah Schulz and Maya Johnson, Summer Berndt (2nd grade), Coral Johnson and Preston Renneberg (Freshmen), Kortne Byer and Ean Voigt (Sophmores), Brooke Jerger and Sam Eystad (Juniors).