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Rich Mattson and the Northstars draw a crowd to downtown Park Rapids for the opening performance of 2nd Street Stage Thursday.
Ten constituents attended a legislative forum hosted by state Rep. Steve Green, Sen. Paul Utke and Rep. Matt Grossell. It was held Friday in Park Rapids at Northwoods Bank community room. Successes Green began by talking about what was accomplished in the 90th session of the state Legislature "because the news media, and even us, we talk a lot about the bills that were vetoed, but we don't talk about what did pass."
The annual Park Rapids Fire Department open house is a free, family-oriented event that will appeal to all ages with tours of the fire hall, demonstrations and activities for kids. Visit the fire hall between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be lunch served with freewill donations accepted.
Two vehicles were involved in an accident on Highway 34 Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred at 4:47 p.m. near the intersection with 219th Avenue in Nevis Township, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.
At the Hocking County, Ohio Trailfest Celebration in late April, Florence Hedeen was recognized for her 2,500 volunteer hours on the North Country National Scenic Trail. She received a jacket from National Park Service representative Mark Weaver. Hedeen said about two-thirds of her hours involved maintaining the trail and one-third in her capacity as an officer. "I'm behind (husband) Carter by about 2,000 hours and there are numbers of people who have done this," she said. "It was very fun to be recognized by NCT. They value volunteer labor."
The candidate filing period for federal, state and county offices closed June 5. County commissioners In the Hubbard County Board race, Dave De La Hunt will oppose incumbent Vern Massie.
Hubbard County Commissioners Dan Stacey and Char Christenson joined nearly 70 other Minnesota county commissioners and officials May 31 at a private briefing and tour of the White House. They reported on the unique occasion at Tuesday's Hubbard County Board meeting. The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs is organizing similar events for county officials in every state, according to a press release.
Northern Lights Dance Academy presented its summer recital, "Across the Universe: Peace, Love, Hope" on Sunday. The show featured dancers from three years old to teens.
A 7 percent reduction in state funding for the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) will result in an $85,000 to $100,000 annual loss of revenue. The cut goes into effect July 1. A nonprofit organization, the DAC offers day training services, habilitation services, community-supported employment and center-based employment for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness. About 95 clients complete jobs at the DAC facility on Pleasant Avenue, the Tin Ceiling, Bearly Used Thrift Store and Salvage Depot.
For those wanting to make a difference and get involved, a June 19 "Volunteer Fair" will showcase area organizations that need helping hands. Sponsored by Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area (LAH) and CHI St. Joseph's Health, the free event includes a keynote speaker, lunch, booths and educational sessions. It will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church.