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 firstname.lastname@example.org The annual St. Urho Days festival promises a rollicking good time and 2015 didn’t disappoint. The madcap Finnish festival to a mythic saint attracted hundreds to...
On March 14, 2015 at 5:31 p.m., the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ATV crash located on County Road 9, west of Becida. As deputies arrived, they found 22 year old Louis Neil Swanson of St. Cloud injured in the ditch. The investigation showed that Swanson was riding a Honda Rancher ATV in the ditch, when he struck a culvert located at an approach.He was thrown from the machine where he sustained head and shoulder injuries. He was airlifted to Essential Health in Fargo.
BY Sarah smith email@example.com Garrett Kennedy loves his work. A tinkerer since childhood, he drove his parents nuts taking things apart just to see how they worked. He opened Kennedy Heating & Refrigeration in Park Rapids last month. “It’s going good,” Kennedy said.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org Falls continue to bedevil health care institutions and CHI St. Joseph’s Health is no different. The annual list of Adverse Health Events in Minnesota is out. It collects detailed information on more than 2,500 events at all 142 hospitals and 70 ambulatory surgical centers in the state. St. Joe’s did the same as last year, with three separate events, including two falls. None of the events resulted in deaths, but the two falls resulted in serious injuries.
BY Sarah smith email@example.com The rousing and sometimes raucous fun of Menahga’s St. Urho Days festival begins this Friday the 13th, in the high school gym. The St. Urho royalty...
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org The scams are getting downright professional and scarier. The short advice is not to try to cash the professional looking check that comes in the mail. The latest is a check from Northern Assurance Brokerage and Financial Services out of Toronto. The recipient won the “Communications Mega Sweepstakes Raffle.” “Congratulations!
BY Sarah smith email@example.com As the deadlines for removing fish houses and portable shelters from state lakes and waterways are rapidly approaching, authorities are reminding anglers to clean up your junk. A huge pile of lumber from a damaged or vandalized fish house mars the landscape on Fish Hook Lake. Hubbard County Sheriff Cody Aukes said DNR and local officials are trying to determine whose mess the house is, to get them to clean it up. “People need to clean up after themselves,” he said.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org Two families fought back tears Monday in a Hubbard County courtroom as one family’s son received a 90-day sentence for nearly killing the other family’s daughter in a drunken truck crash last August. Mitchell Dirks, 26, Osage, pled guilty to Criminal Vehicular Operation caused by alcohol and resulting in great bodily harm and Driving While Intoxicated, both under a plea
By Sarah Smith / Enterprise Park Rapids figure skaters demondtrated poise and grace Sunday at the annual skating show. Anna, left, and Emma Miller were poetry in motion. Shelby Rodeman...
The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware of a scam attempt that is taking place in Hubbard County. The scam attempt involves a male caller claiming to be an FBI agent out of Washington, DC. He has even produced his badge number and claims to be trying to get people a Publishers Clearing House prize consisting of $600,000 that is located in a bank in Mexico. The caller claims that the taxes to the