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The Mantrap Valley Conservation Club will host sight-in days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 6. at the gun range located 1 1/2 miles east of Emmaville on County Road 24. The sight -in service is free to members and their children ages 12 to 16 years with a firearms safety certificate.
Heidi Mason hit the hunting trifecta. But then her mother also submitted the fish picture. So now we can honestly say she took to bow hunting like a fish to water. With her new compound Mathews bow, the Detroit Lakes woman who refused to take youth hunting classes bagged a bear in Manitoba, a turkey in the Park Rapids area and a deer near Detroit Lakes this year. The 2002 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School and the daughter of Linda and Wayne Warmbold of Park Rapids also caught a 22-inch walleye. You could call her a woman for all seasons.
As hunters prepare for firearms deer season, merchants can’t wipe the smiles off their faces from a good fall fishing season and the rise of crossbow shooting. “We’ve had a very good fall,” said both Hendri Ernst and Kevin Lempola, owners and managers of Park Rapids’ two major outdoors shops. “Wind has played a little bit of an issue,” added Lempola, of Delaney’s Sport Center. But thanks to new innovations and what Lempola calls “copies of copies” in technology, both Delaney’s and Smokey Hills Outdoor Store are having lucrative seasons.
The first chimney fire of the season caused some house damage, but interim Park Rapids fire chief Terry Long said it’s a good reminder to check your systems as the...
The first "winter" weather advisory for the Park Rapids and Bemidji areaswas issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service. Hubbard County, as well as Beltrami and parts of Polk and Clearwater counties, was included in a hazardous weather outlook for northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota for Tuesday night into Wednesday.According to the NWS' Grand Forks office, which oversees the Bemidji region, a cold front and gusty winds forming
A Park Rapids man with a lengthy criminal history led officers on a brief 90-mph chase through Park Rapids Sunday night. Dyshaunte Antoine Brown, 22, faces numerous charges from Sunday and from a month ago. A stolen car was reported shortly after 7:50 p.m. Sunday night from Bullwinkle’s Bar and Grill in Nevis. The car was stolen from an employee who left the keys in the glove box, the complaint states.
A public hearing for a new 115 kV electrical facilities to meet increasing load requirements drew dozens of people to Menahga Monday night but elicited few comments. The 25-mile, $23 million project proposed by Great River Energy and Minnesota Power would locate transmission lines in Hubbard, Wadena and Becker counties that would reach 60-90 feet tall. It is designed to meet existing and future electric service.
Four duck hunters escaped frigid Lake Plantagenet and made it to shore safely after their boat sank Saturday morning. The group was fortunate the public access they launched from was full of hunters and anglers as several people raced to their rescue and pulled the men out of the water.
The blood-streaked walls are horrifying. You get a queasy feeling looking at the place. The hosts don’t diminish the queasiness. They’re just ghastly; their fangs dripping with blood. The threshold question you’re asked before you enter Ponsford’s haunted house is if you have a heart condition. If the answer is yes, kindly step aside. The haunted schoolhouse will open to screams and fainting tonight, Saturday, at the old Pine Point School, 7-9 p.m.
“It’s like the zombie apocalypse!” said Becida resident Stan Gardinich. The weekend invasion of Asian beetles was awesome in its scope and smelly in reality. They blanketed the landscape. And they stink! Called Asian multi-colored lady beetles, the ladybug-like bugs are everywhere. “Lady beetles feed on aphids and other soft-bodied insects that can damage plants in agricultural crops, gardens and landscapes, making them beneficial insects to farmers and gardeners,” said Jeff Hahn, Extension Entomologist at the University of Minnesota.