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It was a simple display of T-shirts hanging on three miniature clotheslines, but they spoke volumes, especially the dinky baby ones. They represented the victims of domestic abuse in the state. In the middle was a pink one every Hubbard County resident likely recognized. It read Dawn Anderson, 45. Most Hubbard County residents still remember Dawn Sanquist Anderson, the beautiful Park Rapids woman murdered by her husband before he turned the gun on himself.
As the 2015 potato harvest winds down, RDO employees are looking at the season’s successes in sustainable farming methods that began two decades ago. A media tour of RDO potato fields Tuesday was designed to show that the company has scaled back on its use of pesticides, engaged in crop rotation that puts nitrogen back into the soils and reduced the number of aerial crop applications by 30 percent in the Park Rapids area on 13 percent of its acreage. “Our continued goal is to further optimize applications on more areas,” the company indicated.
“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” That is one of the disputed pearls of wisdom St. Francis of Assisi allegedly left for the world. The Italian saint and founder of the Franciscans is also the patron saint of all creatures, great and small. Sunday morning, Heartland Community Lutheran Parish celebrated its members’ pets, great and small. There was Odie, part Great Dane. “I think he’s also part horse,” laughed his owner Marilyn Kaping of Nevis. If so, he was a gentle giant.
Hubbard County residents still remember Dawn Anderson, the beautiful Park Rapids woman murdered in 2011 by her husband before he turned the gun on himself. The case of domestic abuse ripped this small town’s fabric apart and exposed an ugly truth that many people had hidden from view – that domestic abuse occurs even in a bucolic small town.
The line of cars going into Itasca State Park Saturday was mind-boggling. Vehicles were lined up several deep at the east entrance and no doubt at the north and south entrances. Itasca has become the favorite go-to destination for a wide variety of events and Saturday was an example. A wedding, a class reunion, a hike, leaf viewing and other events made up the potpourri of things that attracted a bumper crowd to the park. It is the state’s oldest park, established in 1891.
A former IT director at Park Rapids’ school system was freed from jail last Friday afternoon after settling an arson charge on his rural home. Jeffrey Keith Hunt admitted he set his home on Ever After Drive on fire in May 2014, despite numerous calls from jail to the Enterprise last month to maintain his innocence. Until Friday, Hunt had spent more than 400 days in jail, which would have satisfied his guilty plea to 3rd Degree Arson. The felony would have carried the equivalent of five years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine.
Fourteen-year-old Kyrsten Sauser said a mid-winter vacation to Las Vegas last year transformed her life. That’s where she watched and visited with spray paint artists, mesmerized by the results they were getting with their nozzles. She came home to Nevis and tried it out. But it’s not like art was a recessive gene in her family. She comes from a line of talented artists.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer involved shooting incident which happened early Sunday morning west of Fergus Falls in Otter Tail County. The Ottertail County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Sunday from a woman reporting that her estranged husband had just shot at her as she drove her vehicle. The victim told law enforcement she was driving westbound on I-94 between mile markers 54 and 50 just west of Fergus Falls when a vehicle driven by her estranged husband pulled
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BY Sarah smith email@example.com The Midwestern Minnesota Harness Club took a stroll down the Heartland Trail Saturday. It was a beautiful day, but these folks were strolling with horse-drawn covered wagons. It was a beautiful day for that, too. “The club’s been going since the 90s,” said Cleo Smith of Cormorant. The group has lost some membership along the decades, she said. “We used to travel with 30 to 40 wagons,” she added.