Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) released its fall schedule of eight informative programs, set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Park Theatre, Park Rapids. HCLL, a 501c3 nonprofit managed by a nine-member board of directors, presents its educational programs free of charge. Programs run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The fall lineup is as follows:
Two juveniles are suspected of starting the fire on Aug. 19 that damaged one of the public bathrooms at Pioneer Park in Park Rapids. According to a press release from the Park Rapids Police Department, their investigation and a tip from a community member led police to identify two juvenile suspects. Charges are pending against both suspects with the Hubbard County Attorney's Office.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and U.S. Representative Rick Nolan announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Park Rapids Municipal Airport a grant of $132,680 for infrastructure improvements. "By investing in infrastructure upgrades at Park Rapids Municipal Airport, we are strengthening the region's economy for years to come," Klobuchar said in a news release. "This grant will also help support good-paying, local jobs now."
The candidate filing period for city and school offices closed Aug. 14. Park Rapids City Council In Park Rapids, incumbent Pat Mikesh and challenger Pam Hauber filed for the position of mayor with a two-year term. It isn't their first election facing each other.
"The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is in no way affiliated or advertising with a company called Hometown Productions or Universal Adcom," said news release by Erin Cox, who is communications and marketing coordinator for the Chamber. The Chamber reported that representatives from Hometown Productions, also known as Universal Adcom, are calling and invoicing people for advertisements on a map.
A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer fatally struck by a vehicle last week was the son of Sheldon and Helen Griess of Park Rapids. Solano, Calif.-based motorcycle officer Kirk Griess, 46, of Vacaville, Calif. was struck and killed by a pickup truck during a traffic stop Aug. 10 on I-80 in Fairfield, Calif., 47 miles northeast of San Francisco. Also killed was the driver of the SUV Griess had pulled over, identified as Jaime Bueza Manuel, 49, of Vallejo, Calif., a national of the Philippines.
Friends of the Headwaters (FOH) filed appeal documents with the Minnesota Court of Appeals Wednesday. The all-volunteer organization said it represents citizens and lake associations concerned for the legacy and quality of the Mississippi Headwaters and northern Minnesota's lake country.
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.