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"Jacob's Miracle" could be the title to a schmaltzy made-for-TV movie if it wasn't so heart-wrenchingly true. Jacob showed up at his owner's door early Thursday morning yelping. An arrow had nearly pierced through his midsection. He was bleeding profusely.
Nearly 30 veterans, many attired in their red American Legion hats and jackets, trooped into the Hubbard County boardroom Wednesday to voice their dissatisfaction of the county's Veterans Service Office. They said their support for Veterans Service Officer Dave W. Konshok has eroded after he reportedly told them last week at a Legion meeting he'd prefer being the county's Emergency Management Director to being the county's VSO. He splits the duties of each position.
Officials at Camp Wilderness on Bad Axe Lake conducted a thorough review of their records Thursday after news broke the previous day that a Burnsville scoutmaster had been arrested for allegedly molesting three of his troops. Two of the incidents reportedly occurred at "a Boy Scout camp in Hubbard County," according to the criminal complaint. "Troop 650 has never attended Camp Wilderness," said program director Brad Olson, referring to the Burnsville scouts at the center of a large investigation.
A Park Rapids man inured one week ago in a three-vehicle collision remains in serious condition in a Fargo hospital. A spokesman at Meritcare said the condition of Drew Huntziger, 57, has not changed since he was admitted with severe head trauma Oct.
People who live on what they consider to be pristine wilderness lakes, regardless of their official designation as recreational waters, are sensitive to changes they feel threaten the status quo. Such was the case at Monday's Board of Adjustment meeting when homeowners on Big Mantrap Lake opposed a plan to subdivide 12 acres of wooded land into two separate lots. For resident Bill Moore, the idea of putting one more home in the vicinity was objectionable. "I'm just trying to slow down development on the lake," Moore said. But for the Jack Pine Lane property owners represented by Helen
If empty nest syndrome counts as a measure of success, Hubbard County is a shining example of Minnesota's Bluebird Recovery Program. Almost twice as many bluebirds "fledged" in 2009 as they did the previous year. Fledging is when a fledgling bird grows up and leaves the nest. Ron Jensen, the local coordinator of the BRP, monitored 100 boxes this year, in which 283 young birds hatched, grew up and flew the coop. "We had an unbelievable year," he said modestly, standing in his garage workshop where he's stockpiling houses, feeders and tinkering on new projects. But he credits the local
A long-running legal saga between Helga Township and an auto salvage business in northern Hubbard County may be heading for resolution after the town's zoning board granted Mike's Auto Salvage & Auto Body Repair a conditional use permit Wednesday night to conduct and expand the business. One year ago the township's Board of Adjustment had revoked a similar CUP granted in 2007 for the salvage yard on Highway 71 North, citing numerous environmental violations. The agreement forged Wednesday night will end an expensive and protracted lawsuit filed when the township, in seeking a cease and des
The driver of a vehicle that rolled on Hubbard County Road 6 Friday noon was treated at the scene for minor injuries. "He took the curve a little too fast," said Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers. "You get into that soft wet dirt on the shoulder and it's just about impossible to correct." The westbound vehicle rolled at the intersection of 169th Avenue several miles south of Park Rapids. Ambulance crews checked over the unidentified driver. Eilers said the man was wearing a seat belt, "which is good." The car sustained heavy damage as it rolled onto its roof.
A Park Rapids man was critically injured Wednesday night in a three-vehicle head-on collision north of the city. Hubbard County Sheriff Frank Homer said Drew Huntziger, 57, was north-bound on County Road 4 when he "drifted across the center lane into oncoming traffic." Huntziger's Dodge Intrepid sideswiped a truck belonging to Mantrap Roofing and driven by 28-year-old Brandon Vredenburg of Menahga, Homer said. The Huntziger vehicle then "continued in the opposing lane of traffic," Homer said, and struck another southbound vehicle traveling behind the Roofing truck.
During a closed door meeting last week to determine how best to handle a growing backlog of cases, Hubbard County Veterans Service Officer Dave W. Konshok received a phone call from his Air Force reserve unit - he is being deployed to Afghanistan next summer. In total he will be gone nine months, eight months in increasingly hostile territory that has been the focus of President Barack Obama's administration. "It's not new," Konshok said.