Thursday, Oct. 9 Becker County Republicans: 7 p.m. meeting at Detroit Lakes City Office. Moms in Prayer: 8:30 a.m. coffee, prayer at 9 a.m. at Evergreen Church, Park Rapids. The Park Rapids Crazy Quilters Guild: 7:30 p.m. business meeting at library meeting room. The Retired Military Group: 6 p.m. at the Lucky Moose in Walker. All retired military and their family members are welcome. Spider Lake residents (past and present): 5 p.m. social at the Iron Horse in Nevis. ESB lakes association: 9 a.m.
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said. Thomas Eric Duncan was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m...
Park Rapids PEO Chapter T announces that three individuals have received educational awards from the PEO International Organization. Kim Harmon of Park Rapids received a $1,200 grant to attend St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She will be pursuing a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Kayla Stursa of Park Rapids received a $1,000 grant to return to Bemidji State University to obtain a degree in education. Kacy Berquist of St. Louis Park was granted a loan of $12,000. She will also be attending St.
Itasca-Mantrap is seeking applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes individuals, businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community.
On the day that the famous Dorset restaurants burned, Ray and Betty Vaadeland’s home also burned when it was struck by lightning. Ray has created memories and honor for many veterans’ families by playing Taps at their funerals for more than 20 years. He has played Taps at more than 600 funerals across the state of Minnesota in the last few years. He has played at grave sites in temperatures as low as 20 degrees below zero and does anything to honor fellow service members. Ray is a disabled U.S.
“Food Angels” will soon be coming to Century Elementary School, grades K-3. “Educators know that when students eat right, they are in a better position to learn,” says Park Rapids School Superintendent Lance Bagstad. Because of concerns that students who access breakfast and lunch at school during the week may not have similar food availability at home on weekends, community groups in the Park Rapids area will be coming together to provide food for students to take home on Fridays. Food will be donated by church and civic organizations, assembled by volunteers called “Food Angels” at
The Great Northern Radio Show brought about 250 people to the Armory to hear entertaining music, stories and comedy Saturday night. “We celebrate modern life off the beaten path,” said Aaron Brown, executive producer and host of the traveling variety program. “Our show tells the story of the places we visit, uncovering the culture and history of each place and telling truths the way only locals can.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 TOPS 1220: 9 a.m. weigh-in, 9:30 a.m. meeting at the Hubbard Community Center. St. Joseph’s Community Health foot care clinic: 8:15-11:30 a.m., River Heights Apartments, 500 Riverside Ave., Park Rapids. Call 218-237-5478 for an appointment. Headwaters Ladies Bridge: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Citizens National Bank, lower level. Call Ruth Ann at 732-7427 or Faye at 732-5315 for a reservation. Noon meal: 11:30 a.m. at the Nevis Senior Center. AA: noon at Calvary Lutheran Church.
By Bryce Haugen / Wadena Pioneer Journal A rural Menahga man suffered serious injuries after striking a deer with a motorcycle Sunday night on County Road 18 in Shell River Township. After the crash, which was reported about 10:15 p.m., a passerby transported Joshua Peterson, 33, to the Huntersville Outpost, according to a Wadena County Sheriff's Office press release. He was later airlifted to a Fargo hospital with serious injuries, the release said.
By Brady Slater/ Duluth News Tribune In the race for the 8th District heats up in advance of Nov. 4 balloting, it’s beginning to look a lot like a mud fight.