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Hubbard County commissioners voted Wednesday to spend $35,000 annually in a program that would seek matching state and federal funds to raise the salaries of Heritage Living Center employees. The Equitable Cost Sharing for Publicly Owned Nursing Facilities passed by the 2010 Minnesota Legislature will run for 57 months. If no matching funds are available after that, Hubbard County will fund the lion's share of those raises.
A Park Rapids native who was looking for a job to move back to Minnesota was murdered Sunday in his Tampa, Florida suburb following a neighborhood dispute. David James, 41, a 1987 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School, was shot in a neighborhood park while playing basketball with his 8-year-old daughter Danielle. The shooting took place in a suburb called Valrico. Witnesses say James lunged at a neighbor who was allegedly threatening skateboarders in the neighborhood when the gun discharged, killing James instantly. Read more in Wednesday's Park Rapids Enterprise.
They say in life and in dynamite, timing is everything. Such was the case Wednesday in Park Rapids. In a case of unfortunate timing, a jar of blasting compound was detonated at the South Transfer Station just after 4 p.m. Moments after that a fire call came in. A house downtown was on fire. The two incidents weren't related.
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They say in life and in dynamite, timing is everything. Such was the case Wednesday in Park Rapids. In a case of unfortunate timing, a jar of blasting compound was detonated at the South Transfer Station just after 4 p.m. The blast was heard throughout the city. Moments after that a fire call came in. A house downtown was on fire. The two incidents weren't related. Read more about it in Saturday's Enterprise.
A downtown Park Rapids home sustained heavy smoke and fire damage Wednesday afternoon in a blaze that snarled downtown traffic and brought many onlookers to the scene. The homeowner, Karen Karl, said she had walked from the house at 211 Pleasant Avenue to the downtown area to run an errand shortly after 4 p.m. "I wasn't even gone a half hour," she said. The main floor of her home was in flames. Twenty Park Rapids firefighters converged on the scene, which attracted dozens of spectators. Assistant Fire Chief Terry Long said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The beleaguered Hubbard County Board of Adjustment denied four variances that would have allowed encroachment on three of the county's most populated lakes, but COLA members are nevertheless pressuring the group to deny more. The board is being sued by the Coalition of Lake Associations for a variance it granted last winter in a resort-turned residential planned unit development on Fifth Crow Wing Lake. But COLA members and their attorney, who have monitored board meetings since the lawsuit was filed this summer, are pressuring the board to get stricter on homeowners who want to make lakes
Solving or explaining Minnesota's financial woes is virtually impossible in a two-minute presentation, agreed a panel of state House and Senate candidates at a forum in Nevis Monday night. That was where the agreement ended. DFL Dist.