We've been complacent. We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is. But the reckless attacks have continued, instigated and encouraged by our president.
The political campaign season is underway! Filings for public offices at the federal, state and local levels opened May 22 and closed June 5. (The filing period for cities and school districts that do not have primaries is from July 31 to Aug. 14.) We hope this draws some excitement, not dread. This is the time to start learning about the candidates and doing some homework on the issues that are important to you. The filing period also marks the start of the Park Rapids Enterprise's policy for political endorsement letters, which is now in effect through Election Day.
Miscellaneous: Aug. 22: A suspicious male party was reported at Walmart in Park Rapids; A Park Rapids caller had questions for an officer regarding non-payment of lodging; A child custody issue was reported in Park Rapids; An Akeley caller reported a four-wheeler left in their yard; A Laporte caller reported harassment by telephone and email; A 911 hang up was reported in Bemidji; A dispute between neighbors was reported in Cass Lake; A verbal domestic was reported in Park Rapids;