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 Tucked into a neatly built shop behind an alley in Park Rapids is one of the classiest cabinet shops around. Jerry Eischens Cabinetry, Inc. started in...
BY Sarah smith email@example.com Emmaville showed off its best at the second annual centennial party over the weekend. What? You say? Well, nobody can recall the exact date of the real 100th year celebration, so owners Mike and Mel Spry held it last year. It was such a success, a repeat performance was in order this year. Who’s quibbling about dates? It featured a parade (the “biggest little parade in the world!”), crawfish races, good natured spoofing and a sentimental goodbye. The Sprys have sold the store, café and gas pumps.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org An ATV rider died Monday night on the Steamboat Forest Road from crash injuries.
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BY Sarah smith email@example.com A former Park Rapids financial planner will appear in Hubbard County District Court Monday on four felony charges related to his business. Ellerd B.
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org After two weeks of operation, Northview Bank remains on track in Park Rapids and it’s full steam ahead. Northview Bank started in Finlayson in 1908 and gradually acquired other facilities to add to the family, president Ron Carlson said. In the mid-1990s the facility added Cromwell, then Floodwood, then Grand Rapids, then Deer River, then Sandstone in 2011. The bank assumed control of the former State Bank in Park Rapids June 8. “There’s always little things that come up,” Carlson said.
-A motorcyclec rasht near Henning, Minn. left a man dead Friday night. Kurt Ophus, 54, of Minneapolis was riding an off-road motorcycle on private property near Highway 134 around 8:30 p.m. when he lost control and hit a tree, according to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.
By Sarah Smith Strong to locally severe thunderstorms are expected to develop in eastern North Dakota after 3 p.m. today and through the evening. The main threat will likely be large hail and damaging wind, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, said a report by the National Weather Service out of Grand Forks. Another band of severe thunderstorms may move across southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota late tonight, most likely after midnight, with damaging winds and locally heavy rain.
BY Sarah smith email@example.com Jim Spencer figures he’s on his eighth of nine lives after tumbling into Fish Hook Lake last week. The retired computer industry worker was headed out onto the lake June 11 early to get some fishing in. He dropped his clip-on sunglasses, bent over to pick them up and the next thing he knew “the motor cocked me right out of the boat,” he said Monday. Jon Gravdahl was driving by on County 18 when he saw a boat turning in circles out on the lake.
Motorists and residents west of Bemidji will observe smoke west of Bemidji as construction crews conduct prescribed burns near the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 89 through Friday. Highway 2 west of Bemidji has been reduced to single lane traffic as part of an intersection reconstruction project which is expected to be complete in October, weather permitting.