The Minnesota State Patrol reported dozens of vehicle crashes and vehicles that went off the road in the northern part of the state. When it snows and the roads become slippery, Sgt. Neil Dickenson, Minnesota State Patrol NE Region Public Information Officer, wants to remind all drivers to reduce their speeds, wear their seatbelt and make sure to turn on their headlights.
A beautiful, bright star rises in the east, and Three Kings journey to a little village called Bethlehem in search of a wondrous newborn. Along the way, they met a poor, crippled shepherd boy: Amahl. So begins Northern Light Opera Company’s charming Christmas production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, “Amahl” is considered one of the most popular operas of all time. It was the first opera written especially for television. It premiered Dec.
The Park Rapids Area Library will be participating in “Once Upon A Reader,” a statewide one-book program sponsored by the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators and funded from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Public libraries across the state will be offering activities and events featuring the book, “MOO!,” written by David LaRochelle, and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. Activities will include a sp
FRIDAY, DEC. 12 A spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit Marti Fischer is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. at the Park Rapids American Legion. Fischer, a nurse at Essentia Health, was diagnosed with an incurable condition. Proceeds from the freewill donation will help pay her medical bills. SATURDAY, DEC. 13 The Northern Light Opera Company presents the holiday favorite “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Armory Square, downtown Park Rapids. Performances are Saturday (today) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
By Crystal Dey and Molly Miron BEMIDJI -- A grassroots effort has started taking shape in Bemidji to address the difficult subject of racial injustice, especially between the majority culture and the people of the land once known as Bemijigamaag.
A semi-trailer at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and U.S. Highway 2 south lost a load of wood, closing the westbound ramp at about 4 p.m. Officials said it may take several hours to clear the ramp. No other information was available.
CROOKSTON, Minn. – No new evidence, suspects or witnesses emerged from a tip law enforcement received last month regarding the death of Daryl Sindermann in rural Minnesota about 28 years ago, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
A massive winter storm is about to bear down on half the country, leaving several inches of snow in areas from Chicago to New England. After the snow fall, forecasters are predicting a blast of cold air in the coming days.
GRAND FORKS – A CNN documentary that aired Tuesday night tells the story of two Grand Forks area teens who died from synthetic drug overdoses within days of one another, something that still weighs heavily on a Grand Forks family more than two years later. The documentary was produced over several months and features interviews with Debbie and Keith Bjerk, whose 18-year-old son, Christian, was found dead on the sidewalk with bruises and marks on his face on June 11, 2012.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street. “Improperly placing snow on or near...