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Park Rapids PRCA Rodeo and Xtreme Bulls
Park Theatre marquee catches fire
Park Theatre evacuated as marquee catches fire
White Earth receives $100,000 Legacy funding for new skate park
Farmers Market opens outside CHI St. Joseph's
Hawley blanks Park Rapids 18U softball team in title game
Midway uses 11-run inning to defeat Nimrod
Summer spiking success
Esox rally for win with walk-off walk
Park Rapids girls tee up successful season
Kenneth Arvid Lohse
Kenneth Francis Lamey
Richard G. "Dick" Hyde
Patricia Elizabeth (Costello) Hermes
Lee A. Gebro
Rob Belanger named Sanford Bagley's administrative director
Women helping women
A stretch a day keeps the doctor away
Nickelodeon star Jimmy Neutron to appear in Park Rapids
Basic Business Cents: Design systems to avoid mistakes
'First City Poetry Reads' series takes flight July 29
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
2nd Street Stage features Chicago musicians
Respected folk singer appearing in children's show
Chalk contest will add to Crazy Days fun
Floating the Crow Wing River
Biologists monitoring wolf movements near Duluth
Johnson, Eischens win bass classic
The dark side of catch and release angling practices
Best and busy summer weeks ahead In the Park Rapids area
Moses: Ten more Commandments
Letter to the editor: Park Rapids a pollinator friendly city
Editorial: Local guy wants civil, respectful political discussion
Letter to the editor: Editorial about Line 3 is misleading
Letter to the editor: Warning to pet owners in Osage area
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
May 20, 2017
Commentary: With senior population on the rise Living at Home dedicated to mission
It is said it takes a village to raise a child. At Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area, we believe it also takes a village to help our elders maintain independence and dignity as they age. In a recent report, put out by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, statewide our...
May 20, 2017 - 10:00am
April 1, 2017
Commentary: Proposed line 3 replacement is responsible and best solution
Several portions of a March 19 commentary by Winona LaDuke require a response to provide readers with accurate information about our Line 3 Replacement Project. Unfortunately, too much information presented by others about Enbridge's pipelines is narrowly focused and lacks the context...
April 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 15, 2017
Commentary: Ready to take pants off for charity
When the subject line of an incoming email reads "Take Your Pants Off For Charity!," I'm going to open that email and see what it's all about. I mean, let's face it, if we can take our pants off in public for a good cause we should go for it. Why not bring back a sophisticated and...
February 15, 2017 - 3:19pm
July 25, 2016
Commentary: Adults playing video games
Long ago I admitted to being behind the curve in technology and a general stick-in-the-mud about some of the crazy stuff whirling around me. My recent views on why in the world NASA is trying to develop a strain of potatoes that would grow on Mars is an example. Well, here’s another....
July 25, 2016 - 8:50am
July 17, 2016
Toxic Taters calls on RDO to show true support to local children
Potato giant RD Offutt Company (RDO) announced its plans to sell French fries at this year’s Hubbard County Fair and donate the proceeds to the 4-H again this year. Last year, the multi-million dollar corporation raised over $2,000 from fair-goers through this fundraising effort....
July 17, 2016 - 10:32am
July 11, 2016
Commentary: Where our freedom really comes from
The July 6 editorial on Independence by Forum News Service, while praising the principles of the American political experiment, left the readers with a huge misconception of the true nature of American freedom. First, The Forum implied that the American experiment was not based in...
July 11, 2016 - 10:08am
June 5, 2016
Commentary: People possess ability to maintain under stress
Several years ago, I was gifted a very fun stress ball. It was filled with a glittery liquid and sea creatures, was soft and rubbery to the touch and difficult to put down. No matter how hard it was manipulated, pulled apart, pushed in, squished and stretched to the extreme, it always...
June 5, 2016 - 8:53am
May 22, 2016
Commentary: Answer to Progressive Democrat letter to the editor
Lee Purrier challenged letter writers from the far conservative right wing of the Republican Party to provide an easy-to-follow path to Conservative approaches for critical issues. He pointed out that if you wanted to know what a Progressive Democrat believes you could watch Robert...
May 22, 2016 - 9:55am
May 21, 2016
Commentary: Miss those summer days so long ago
I hate to be the "When I was a kid" guy, but here I go. When I was a kid… we played outside all summer with little supervision, made our own fun and we ran in neighborhood packs. Driving around towns these days I don’t see the same activity I recall as a kid. The days of vacant...
May 21, 2016 - 10:00am
May 17, 2016
Commentary: Child sexual abuse must not be silenced
Child sexual abuse is an often taboo subject that is difficult to talk about. Like all forms of sexual victimization, child sexual abuse is often hidden, can cause shame, self-blame and mostly happens by someone well known to the child. When a child is abused by a caregiver, lines...
May 17, 2016 - 2:08pm
May 11, 2016
Commentary: Will we need seatbelts?
Can you imagine how you will feel just before your first parachute jump from 5,000 feet when your plan is to free fall the first 1,000 feet before you open your chute? That’s exactly how I’ll feel the first time I get into my new self-driving car that has no steering wheel and...
May 11, 2016 - 3:59pm
May 8, 2016
Commentary: Remember sanctions on Russia? Europe hopes not
It seems like an awful long time ago that one of the most prominent threats most Europeans feared was an increasingly aggressive Russia and an unstable Ukraine. To be fair, the concern of terrorist attacks, as well as the refugee crisis was well underway before the turmoil on its...
May 8, 2016 - 8:28am
May 7, 2016
Commentary: Response to Tuesday’s fire impressive
In one way or another I have been a part of this community my entire life. I was born here, I grew up here and I am very fond of this place and the people in it and I am certain there are others that feel the same as me. I know the destruction of fire; I have experienced first-hand...
May 7, 2016 - 6:02pm
April 25, 2016
Commentary: Input encouraged at public meetings on proposed pipeline projects
We encourage your participation in the Sandpiper Pipeline and Line 3 Replacement Projects’ series of public scoping meetings hosted by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Commerce. Beginning April 25 and continuing through May 11, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC)...
April 25, 2016 - 9:47am
April 11, 2016
Menopause is like adolescence, but less fun
I'm entering a second childhood. That's not nearly as delightful as that might sound. I am discovering that menopause is actually a lot like adolescence -- minus the fun. Each stage of life is marked by major hormonal shifts, which cause skin problems, hair growth and cognitive changes....
April 11, 2016 - 1:23am