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 Jennifer Booge is in the business of saving lives. And while that may be a daunting responsibility for one person’s shoulders, Booge loves what she does,...
By Sarah Smith firstname.lastname@example.org A new bait business named after the defunct Akeley School and mascot is now up and swimming. Akeley Angler is the brainchild of Aaron de Roo...
Several crashes, one of which caused a male passenger to be airlifted to an unknown hospital, occurred on icy highways in Hubbard County early Wednesday morning. One crash, on Highway 71 south of Park Rapids seemed to be the most serious. It occurred at 6:30 a.m., along with a less serious crash on the same highway.
BY Sarah smith email@example.com Park Rapids is finally getting some snow, maybe up to four inches. That’s good news for snow sports. Here’s the extended forecast: Snow. High near 26...
A DNR proposal to examine deforestation of land into crops in light of 54 irrigation permits filed by R.D. Offutt Co. is raising some eyebrows locally. That comes after DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr put a halt to a mass conversion of pine forest into cropland. Potlatch Corp.
Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne has sued Hubbard County to take a second look at his 2015 budget requests. And, because budget review is not a service the county’s insurer provides, Hubbard County taxpayers will be footing the bill for the legal costs. “We have an exclusion for budget appeals,” said Jen Wolf of the Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust.
By Sarah Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Don Lindgren is a civil engineer by trade, but a tinkerer by profession. Since 2006, he has tuned pianos for a living. His later-in-life career started as a result of a church pianist in Paynesville, where he lived, complaining about the lack of professionals to help get her piano in tune. Lindgren, a member of the church choir, got onto his computer and Googled piano tuners. The first entry to come up was the Minnesota School of Piano Technology in White Bear Lake - practically in his back yard. It was a sign. He enrolled in the January
By Sarah Smith email@example.com Death and taxes are hotly debated items and a political forum Saturday night in Park Rapids featured dozens of angry – and very much alive – Minnesota property owners. “Property taxes are so screwed up in Minnesota,” Rep. Steve Green, Dist. 2B, led off the grousing. Flanked by Rep. Dave Hancock, Dist. 2A, and Mazeppa Rep. Steve Drazkowski, chairman of the House Property Tax & Local Government Finance Division, Green said he convened the meeting at Northwoods Bank to get ideas on property tax reform.
An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was incorrectly listed in the community calendar section. The meeting is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org A Massachusetts veterinarian who read about a locally rescued loon online advises not placing rescued waterfowl on hay beds. “I really enjoyed seeing your online article and hats off to the folks who rescued the loon,” wrote Dr. Mark Pokras of the Wildlife Clinic & Center for Conservation Medicine at Tufts University. “But there’s a related public service you might want to get out there,” he continued.