Shannon Geisen


Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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After earning her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Bemidji State University in 1995, she began her newspaper career as a staff reporter for the Review Messenger in Menahga/Sebeka. She joined the Enterprise in 2001. A two-year stint overseas had her living in Zurich, Switzerland and working at an international school. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2004, she rejoined the Enterprise as a graphic artist, creating ads, paginating the newspaper and designing special sections. In 2014, she moved back into the newsroom, writing human interest stories and covering local government. She was named editor in October 2017.

Geisen has two daughters who attend the Park Rapids School District.

In addition to writing and photography, she enjoys camping, biking, film, traveling and reading.

A small, newly formed Twin Cities prosthetic manufacturer works closely with a nonprofit organization to fit Ukrainians with free devices.
It took eight years, largely delayed by COVID, but Diane and David Thoelke stopped at every state park.
Being open to foot traffic only, Minnesota’s trail holds unimpeded travel for hikers, berry pickers, mushroom hunters, geocachers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
Lowell Deede, a retired wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Office, began volunteering for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in 2015, collecting water samples and measuring water clarity.
Luke Hartung, a junior, became the sixth Park Rapids Area High School (PRAHS) student to win the Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest.
FATHER stands for “Fostering Actions to Help Earnings and Responsibility.” Founded in 1999 by the city of Minneapolis, the FATHER Project became a program of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota in 2004. The program’s mission is to help fathers learn healthy parenting skills and behaviors as well as overcome barriers that have prevented them from providing emotional and financial support for their children.
Carvers from Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, New York Mills and Wadena, among others, gathered to sell their handiwork at a Saturday, Dec. 4 show hosted by the Park Rapids Chapter of Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association.
The Minnesota Loon Restoration Project is targeting an eight-county area, which includes Hubbard, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Clearwater, Itasca and Aitkin counties.
According to the Hubbard County Sheriff, logging equipment went through ice in a swampy area of Lake Hattie Township.
Hair to dream: Joe Grisamore has a lock on the record, besting previous title-holder by more than a foot.