Speed limits on several highways in northwest Minnesota will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The new speed limits take effect when the new signs are posted. Highways that will receive new speed limits signs include the following: • Highway 34: Detroit Lakes to Park Rapids • Highway 64: Highway 200 to Highway 87 • Highway 172: Baudette to Wheeler's Point • Highway 310: Roseau to Canadian Border
2018 raffle winners Grand prize: 2017 Ford Truck, Jeff Beckwith, #2882 1. $1,000 cash (American Legion), Daniel Rehkaulp, #2702 2. Fish locator (American Legion), Steve Jordahl, #2284 3. $500 cash (NEI Bottling), Tom Frank, #2211 4. $300 cash (Bernick's), Jake Gehrls, #2153 5. Fish locator (American Legion), Justin Spivey, #2152 6. Rustic furniture piece (Landquist), Kevin Jackson, # 2327 7. Rocker/recliner (Royal Bar), Dennis Jacobson, #3330 8. Fish house Ice Skis (Leading Edge Mechanical), Trent Schoon, #2874
The Nemeth Art Center, in partnership with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), will host a Youth Art Exhibit in Park Rapids. The exhibit will be on display at the Nemeth Art Center from May 3 through May 26, with a reception and awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 19. MCAD will award the top sophomore or junior participant a $3,400 scholarship for their pre-summer college session. The scholarship includes tuition, full room and board, supplies and three college credits for the summer session.
The Park Rapids Area League of Women Voters (LWV) will present "Bringing It Home: Immigration in Our Area" Thursday, Feb. 15. The event will combine a dynamic guest speaker and a panel discussion to give audience members the chance to ask questions and engage in a conversation about this important topic. LWV anticipates this program to be of great interest in light of current events and the controversy surrounding immigration and immigration law. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Northwoods Bank community room, with refreshments available at 5:30 p.m.
The Minnesota State High School League 24A Sub-section One-Act Play Competition was held Jan. 27 in the Park Rapids Area High School (PRAHS) auditorium. Five high schools competed, with Verndale taking third place, Menahga second place and Park Rapids first. Park Rapids and Menahga advance to the Section 6A contest, which will be held at PRAHS on Saturday, Feb. 3. Eight plays will be performed, beginning at 10 a.m. This event is free to the public.
Evan Edevold, 14, caught this whopper of a walleye north of Park Rapids. It measured 28.75 inches and was a personal best. Local anglers are invited to submit their recent, best ice-fishing photos to be published in the Enterprise. Submissions can be dropped off, mailed or emailed to email@example.com . (Submitted photo)
Cwikla ACE Hardware donated nearly 300 packets of vegetable seeds to Hubbard County Master Gardener Program. "As Master Gardeners, we are very appreciative and thankful to receive such a gift. Staying true to our mission, we are eager to share best practices in gardening to promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods and healthy lives. It is one of our goals to support community organizations by helping spread the word to promote growing good food," said Sally Shearer, Hubbard County University of Minnesota Extension program coordinator.
Will Weaver, author of "Sweet Land," "Memory Boy" and "Red Earth, White Earth, has mastered the art of using a northern Minnesota setting and details to gain a national audience. On Feb. 16, he'll present "Writing Close to Home" from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Park Rapids Library.
Peace Lutheran Church of Nevis announced the recent arrival of their new pastor, Timothy Balfanz. The church invites all to celebrate Pastor Tim's installation at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7. Pastor Jon Lindekugel, Augustana District LCMC, will officiate at the service. A reception, a morning brunch, and fellowship will follow the service.