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Shannon Geisen


Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
work: 218-237-1822
cell: 218-255-2668

After earning her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Bemidji State University in 1995, she began her newspaper career as a staff reporter for the Review Messenger in Menahga/Sebeka. She joined the Enterprise in 2001. A two-year stint overseas had her living in Zurich, Switzerland and working at an international school. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2004, she rejoined the Enterprise as a graphic artist, creating ads, paginating the newspaper and designing special sections. In 2014, she moved back into the newsroom, writing human interest stories and covering local government. She was named editor in October 2017.

Geisen has two daughters who attend the Park Rapids School District.

In addition to writing and photography, she enjoys camping, biking, film, traveling and reading.

The Menahga School Board also approved a preK-8th grade and 9th-12th grade building configuration, beginning with the 2022-23 school year.
Hubbard County has welcomed two Minnesota GreenCorps members in the past. Members spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues, while gaining valuable experience and job skills.
The Hubbard County Board approved the preliminary plat application of Northwoods Aero Village from Greenhead Flight Services, LLC on Tuesday, May 17.
Hubbard County Assessor Jamie Freeman told county commissioners on Tuesday, May 17 that 49 taxpayers are appealing the valuation of their property, and she expects more. The board is planning to listen to appeals June 13-16.
The Menahga City Council is considering the sale of a 20-foot-by-140-foot slice of land that’s currently part of Greenwood Connections, which is owned by the city.
Park Rapids DNR conservation officer Nick Baum reported, “With the windy conditions, I think a lot of people stayed off those big lakes and maybe went to smaller lakes and got off the choppy waters. . . "
The censure stems from Huebner’s misconduct from Oct. 2021 through March 2022.
After a two-year absence due to the COVID pandemic, the Nemeth Art Center and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) jointly hosted the youth art show.
Candy Christensen, president/CEO of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, is stepping down from her role, effective May 13.
Wade Massure is the new Park Rapids Area DNR Fisheries supervisor.