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Prairie Winds Kite Fly is Sept. 10
Candidates plan ice cream social
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
City planning for 2017 budget continues
Prep football: Trojans hope to make their own breaks this year
Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
Area prep volleyball roundup
Prep volleyball: Serving strong in win for H-BC
Girls tennis: Trojans show fight in loss
Letter: Kiwanis projects are making an impact
Column: The cost of the EpiPen price increase
Column: Reforms and solutions to help First District farmers
Letter: Wake up and smell the drug companies
Letter: Either way, change coming in health insurance
Kenneth Linn Gaiser
Fern Rosezella Clauson
Lucille Margaret Poynter
Looking Back: 1991 -- New group home opening in Jackson County
Biking Bob: 78-year-old Hibma still doing plenty of pedaling
Column: A Nobles County cowboy made 1934 history
Column: Together 2016 a gathering to remember
Disheveled Theologian: Finding meaning in the motive
Out and About
Yungmann 80th birthday
Ringkob 45th anniversary
Bullerman 60th anniversary
Froderman 65th anniversary
Rutzen 65th anniversary
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August 17, 2015
Two-day manhunt ends in Minnesota deer stand
PARK RAPIDS — A two-day manhunt finally turned up a Park Rapids man considered dangerous and possibly armed in northern Wadena County who had apparently been hiding in a deer stand. Hubbard County’s canine Oakley was instrumental in the capture. Numerous officers in Hubbard...
August 17, 2015 - 8:37pm
January 23, 2015
Paralympic skiers prepare for world stage
CABLE, Wis. — If you were out on some local cross country ski trails this week, you might have caught a handful of elite athletes doing some...
January 23, 2015 - 9:18pm
May 21, 2013
Rain helps contain 7,100-acre grass fire
PARK RAPIDS (Forum News Service) -- A 7,100-acre grass fire that consumed 64 buildings last week is contained. Weekend rains helped departments get the fire under control. "We got rain and that's excellent," Jeff Edmonds, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources, said...
May 21, 2013 - 10:47pm
March 16, 2009
Boy airlifted after playground accident
PARK RAPIDS - A 10-year-old student at Laporte school was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Friday afternoon following an accident on the school playground. Authorities said the boy fell or jumped an estimated 8 to 10 feet off the platform of a handicapped ramp while playing with...
March 16, 2009 - 2:00pm
November 28, 2008
Whooping cough in Minnesota
PARK RAPIDS - 'Tis the season for coughs and colds but a more severe disease, whooping cough, has been found across Minnesota, including one confirmed case in Park Rapids. A student at Park Rapids Area Century School was confirmed to have whooping cough, or pertussis, last week,...
November 28, 2008 - 2:00pm
October 11, 2008
Unconfirmed cougar sightings persist
PARK RAPIDS - Park Rapids has been "cougarized." That's the phenomenon Robert Rabasco assigns to the numerous alleged sightings of big cats...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
AYP standards trouble superintendent
PARK RAPIDS - When a flu epidemic at Glenn Chiodo's old school district kept 100 kids home, Chiodo got on the phone and pleaded with parents to bring their sick kids to school. Cars of coughing, sneezing, barfing kids showed up. Why on earth? It was the one day of the year to test...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
September 23, 2008
UFO spotted, believed to be Jupiter
PARK RAPIDS - Some Park Rapids residents claim to have seen a UFO Friday night south of the city. But it might be an explainable phenomenon, a Hubbard County amateur astronomer believes. The residents said it appeared as a bright yellow-orange ball that flitted briefly in the sky...
September 23, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2008
Man indicted for murder
PARK RAPIDS - A Hubbard County grand jury has indicted a pipeline worker on charges of first-degree murder stemming from a domestic case last winter in Park Rapids. Hubbard County Attorney Donovan Dearstyne announced the indictments Friday. He declined further comment on the case. Richard...
September 22, 2008 - 3:59pm
September 18, 2008
Cougar sightings: Urban myth or growing problem?
Numerous sightings of cougars in the Park Rapids area have the DNR wondering if the tales are urban myths - or if one or more big cats are truly on the prowl. JoAnn Leek had a large cat come through her yard in May. She hasn't seen one since. "My neighbor showed me a picture of...
September 18, 2008 - 3:55pm
September 12, 2008
Bambi and friends endanger motorists
PARK RAPIDS - If you've had one of those white-knuckle encounters with a deer on the road lately, you're not alone. They're everywhere. And, as prime deer-vehicle collision season occurs, authorities are warning of the obvious: Drive carefully and keep a lookout. "Deer are literally...
September 12, 2008 - 5:28pm
July 15, 2008
City's rules limit rummage sales
PARK RAPIDS - Even though they have the best of intentions, residents at 304 Huntsinger Ave. who have been giving away and sometimes selling clothing and household items ran afoul of the law earlier this summer. When they came to the city council this week to plead their case, however,...
July 15, 2008 - 1:00pm