Calling all young adult authors! If you are between sixth and 12th grade, attend Park Rapids, Nevis, Menahga, Sebeka, Laporte schools or homeschool, you can enter the 13th annual Park Rapids Area Library's Young Adult Writing Contest. Write whatever kind of story you wish, but you must begin your story with the sentence "I could only think of one reason why this wouldn't work." All entries must be 500 words or less, double-spaced and typed with a cover sheet that includes your name, grade and phone number.
Winners of the summer-fall Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (DBA) photo contest are Dewey Goeden and Mike Sheeran, both of Park Rapids, and Tracy Lund of Akeley. Max Bailey Photography sponsors the contest and awards a professionally finished, 11-by-14-inch mounted picture of the winning photograph in each of four categories: Park Rapids area lake scenes, recreation, wildlife and Main Street scenes. Winning entries as well as all of the photo contest submissions can be viewed at www.parkrapidsdowntown.com by clicking on the "Photo Contest" link.
Hunters are invited to submit recent hunting photos to be published in the Park Rapids Enterprise and online. Include your name, hometown and phone number. Mail or drop off at the Enterprise office (203 Henrietta Ave. N) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Park Rapids Area Community Band will present their 28th annual fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium.
The board of directors of Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) has appointed of Julia Nelmark as company president. Nelmark started at MMCDC in 2004 as an investment analyst and was promoted to director of new markets tax credit financing. She led the deployment of $544 million of NMTC allocation across Minnesota and surrounding states, for dozens of projects ranging from $250,000 to $20 million.
Heartland Lakes, a recently branded area in northern Minnesota, was recognized as a 2018 Gold Winner of a Hermes Creative Award for brand strategy. Hermes Creative Awards is an international awards competition honoring the messengers and creators of traditional and emerging media. The entrants are judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an organization that consists of several thousand creative professionals. This year there were over 6,000 entries from throughout the U.S., Canada and dozens of other countries.
Last spring, Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council (PRLAAC) issued a call to Minnesota storytellers to submit a 10-minute recorded story for competition. Storytellers responded, judges selected the top four and those finalists will travel to Park Rapids to determine who wears the Great American Storyteller crown. And who walks away with $1,000. The live performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Park Rapids.
Bette Seres recently caught this 18-inch largemouth bass on a lindy rig with a nightcrawler. She caught the fish in about 15 feet of water in lake weeds, according to husband Richard. "The weeds she reeled in with the fish weighed as much as the bass did. Thought she really had a whale," he said. Anglers are invited to submit photos of keepers during the 2018 open-water fishing season. Email to email@example.com .)
The third annual Park Rapids Fire Department's 5 Alarm Fishing Frenzy drew 26 boats with two-person teams to Potato Lake. The Aug. 11 contest awarded prizes to the top 10 teams: • 1st place: Mike Johnson and James Eischens. • 2nd place: Dick Winter and Josh Winter. • 3rd place: Ben Cumber and Jason Hochstatter. • 4th place: Jon Gravdahl and Dean Christofferson. • 5th place: Doug Hansen and Brian Warham. • 6th place: Kevin George and Tayden George. • 7th place: Zach Deshayes and Bryan Hanson.
The Cultural Center welcomes "Painters, Inkers, and Tattoo Lines," a unique graphic arts exhibit that is fun and interactive. On display is the work of Fargo printmaker Troy Becker, St. Cloud painter Adam Spaeth and painters Avery and Amy Nubson of Fargo. This show also features interactive painting opportunities, along with a display of tattoos and their stories from individuals around the state and beyond.