A law cracking down on people who knowingly misrepresent a pet as an assistance animal went into effect Aug. 1. The new law is aimed at stopping people who pose pets as service animals in public in order to obtain rights or privileges available to someone who qualifies for a service animal under state or federal law.
Faith briefs from area churches. Trinity Church - Episcopal and Presbyterian
Faith Briefs from area churches.
Faith briefs from area churches
The Hubbard County Fair — the five greatest days of summer — features a variety of entertainment at the grandstand arena, 4-H exhibits in the animal barns and a midway filled with games and carnival rides. The 2018 fair, organized by the Shell Prairie Agriculture Association, will be held July 11-15 in Park Rapids.
After an early morning downpour, the skies cleared for a humid, but sunny Fourth of July. In the land of 10,000 lakes, it's only natural to celebrate the Fourth of July with a boat. Several area lakes hosted flotillas Wednesday morning, their watercraft adorned in red, white and blue.
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Spectators have a host of patriotic festivities to choose from this Fourth of July — from a parade and flotillas to music and fireworks. Firecracker Foot Race The 40th annual 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 at Heartland Park. Pre-register at www.pickleevents.com or at Heartland Park on July 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The fee is $30. Registration the day of the race will be from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. and the cost will be $35. The race is a fundraiser for the Park Rapids cross-country and track and field teams.
The Mantrap Valley Conservation Club (MVCC) will sponsor the first of its summer family fun nights at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15. These events are aimed at enriching the conservation experience of the community. "In an effort to serve our mission and reach out to younger members of the community, the MVCC is pleased to provide this opportunity," said MVCC President Russ Olson.