Failed violin lessons led Bill Dahl onto a new musical adventure: the nyckelharpa. The traditional Swedish instrument is a “key fiddle,” originating as early as the 1300s. “I tried to...
While striding through the woods to set up blinds, a group of newbie and veteran hunters stop to examine tracks.
Shouts of "Uffda!" rang throughout the Northwoods last weekend. But the quaint Scandinavian expletive wasn't an expression of surprise. It was praise for the United Federation for Disabled Archers (UFFDA), a nonprofit that has been helping outdoors people with physical challenges since 1994. This year marked UFFDA's 22nd annual bowhunt at the Boy Scouts' Camp Wilderness.
Nourishment for the body and soul are on the menu at Helen’s Kitchen. Free, hot meals will be served the first Tuesday of every month, the first one on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Park Rapids from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The new non-profit organization is the brainchild of Susan Bearden, Marie Hass and Rachel Creager.
Heavy storms and damaging winds toppled trees and knocked out power at Itasca State Park early Thursday. Park management spent Thursday assessing damage, with DNR crews clearing debris in stifling, 90-degree heat. Lead Park Naturalist Connie Cox lives a few miles north of the park. An automated storm alert awakened her a half-hour before the storm hit. She tracked the weather on her iPad, watching two storm cells split. One headed for Bemidji, the other toward Itasca State Park.
Pat Roehl and Paul Dove were named 2016 Outstanding Hubbard County Senior Citizens. The accolade was announced Friday – "Senior Day" at the county fair – during a ceremony. The title puts Roehl and Dove in the running at the Minnesota State Fair, where two seniors will be recognized as Minnesota’s Outstanding Senior Citizens on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Local Girl Scouts recently experienced a touch of the tropics. Eleven Scouts from the Minnesota-Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Council traveled to Costa Rica. The girls and troop leaders hailed from Park Rapids, Brainerd, Duluth and St. Cloud.
Vandalism at Menahga City Campground bathrooms and the city beach has the Menahga City Council contemplating a security camera system. Bashed in light switches have been replaced about three times this summer, City Administrator/Treasurer Janette Bower told the council at Monday’s meeting. Utilities Supervisor Frank Thelin has had to clean feces off the walls and around the buildings, added Mayor Pat Foss.
On their 80-acre farm east of Park Rapids, the Kowalke family is a virtual 4-H factory. Mallory, 11, has 72 projects prepped for the Hubbard County Fair, topics ranging from aerospace and sewing to food preservation and crafts. "I like them all," says Mallory of her 4-H endeavors. Brother Blake, 9, is no slouch. He has 65 projects.
More than 150 quilted items – the handiwork of 39 Crazy Quilters guild members – were on display Thursday at Riverside Methodist Church. The quilt show celebrated the guild’s 25th...