Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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BY Sarah smith email@example.com The weather is perfect for spring golfing, minus about 20 degrees of warmth. Tadd Usher is hoping for a warm streak as the new general manager of Headwaters Golf Club, formerly known as Headwaters Country Club, begins the 2015 season. Usher is no stranger to golf or the club. He’s worked at the club as assistant pro since 2003 and replaced Jeff Anderson as GM on March 1.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org A Bemidji man whose drunken driving victim forgave him two years ago for injuries suffered after a head-on crash received no such forgiveness in court Monday. Cody Charles Olson, 24, struck Enterprise fishing columnist Gary Korsgaden head-on in 2013 on Hubbard County Road 4, injuring both men. At the time Korsgaden, who admitted to recurring nightmares of a vehicle headed his way in his lane,
BY Sarah smith email@example.com As more land is cleared for crops, Thursday’s gusty winds brought several concerned callers to the Enterprise phone lines. “We can’t keep letting this all blow,” said one woman who declined to identify herself.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org Those big lime green boxes in area parking lots are supporting disabled veterans. The bins are located in Park Rapids, Nevis, Akeley, Walker, Sebeka and Osage.
By Debbie Center / For the Enterprise BY Debbie Center FOR THE ENTERPRISE March 31 was a gorgeous day, and the ice in front of our house on Fifth Crow Wing was quickly receding from our shore. I decided it was a great day to go kayaking for the first time this year. Beaming with excitement, I headed straight for my beloved channel between our lake and the adjacent lake, Sixth Crow Wing.
BY Sarah smith email@example.com A dramatic dog rescue took place Tuesday night on 6th Crow Wing Lake when Nevis firefighters dressed in “Gumby” inflatable suits went out on the ice to corral a black lab cross that had been out on the lake much of the day. The dog, named Sky, was recovering Wednesday at Headwaters Animal Shelter, still cowering and shaking from her ordeal. She’d broken through the ice on her way back in and the firefighters jumped in to pull her out. By the time she was brought to shore a crowd of onlookers that had been involved in the rescue, stood by on
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org In March of 2014, Jeff Hanson quietly put his cafe up for sale. There wasn’t a “For Sale” sign outside, but it was listed.
BY Sarah smith email@example.com A defiant David Patterson vowed that he would not stop smoking pot as he was led in handcuffs to begin his jail sentence for marijuana possession. A Hubbard County jury convicted the Laporte man in February of possessing seven pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute it. His guilt was never in doubt.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org Jett, a mixed Rottweiler and Bernese dog, will be the grand marshal for this summer’s Tails on the Trail fundraiser. The event is set for June 13 in Park Rapids. Jett is a gentle service dog belonging to Marilyn Schmidt. He’s a little over eight years old and is a sweetheart of a dog.
BY Sarah smith email@example.com Sunday’s rain came as a welcome respite for dozens of area firefighters who battled two large grass fires in Hubbard County. Sixty firefighters responded to a fast-moving grass fire in White Oak Township, said DNR Forester Brad Witkin. That fire broke out around 1:15 p.m. and was finally contained around 6 p.m. Tiny Chamberlain was Ground Zero for much of the afternoon as fire trucks whizzed to the scene east of there.