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Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors went to visit and welcome our new members. Aunt Belle's Confectionary Steve Noonan Agency - American Family Insurance Kelly's Cottage Garden Congratulations to Sam Coborn from Citizens National Bank of Park Rapids for being Ambassador of the month - May. Way to go!!!  
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Park Rapids Tennis  2019 Classes Equipment Provided, must wear tennis shoes. Kids Lessons:  June 10 - 26 & July 8 - 31 on Mondays & Wednesdays Grades 4 - 6 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM at Century Courts Grades 1 - 3 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM at Century Courts Children 12 and Under July 15 - 24 on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Depot Courts Parents must attend for children 5 and under Adult ...read more
Categories: Community, Event, Health/Wellness, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Free to attend  │ Registration required June 18, 2019 Shooting Star Resort & Casino, Mahnomen, Minn. Register here: https://mngov.ecenterdirect.com/events/1367  The MN PTAC and SBA are hosting an informational workshop to promote, educate, and provide resources to small businesses eligible to participate in the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program.  The HUBZone ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Economic, Event
Monday, June 10, 2019
The Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids held a reception and awards ceremony for its annual Juried Youth Art Show on May 18th. The art show, which is done in partnership with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), attracted submissions from High School students grades 10-12 from around the region, including Park Rapids, Menagha, Nevis, Perham, Bemidji, Dilworth and Ulen-Hitterdahl. The ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Education, General News Article, Community, Event
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Second Chance Flea is open for the season!   The flea market is open Friday - Sunday, 8 AM to 4 PM from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day weekend. Second Chance Flea 53351 State Highway 34 Osage, MN 56570  
Categories: Arts/Culture, General News Article, Event, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Release Date: Jun 3, 2019  - Overview: A recent Explore Minnesota Tourism (EMT) survey revealed that Minnesota lodging and camping properties have positive expectations for the upcoming summer season. More than a third of respondents (36%) expect occupancy to be up this summer compared with last summer, and a larger portion (43%) expect revenue to be up. By contrast, only 18% of respondents ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Friday, May 31, 2019
May Chamber by the Numbers Visitors to the Tourist Information Center: 3600 Renewing Members: 19 New Members:  3 New Members, Anytime Fitness, Cedar Shores Lodge & Resort, Showcase Auto Center Job Posting Views: 1563 Events:  7354 Most viewed Event during May – Minnesota Bike Opener 364 Members can list Job Postings and Events for free through the Member Portal. Discovery Guides Mailed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Apartment for rent in downtown Park Rapids, available July 1. Cute and roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with laundry room and deck.
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Economic, Community
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
THURSDAY, JUNE 20 | 10 AM Dementia Friends Informational Session by Stacy Johnson & Jenna Mills, RN. Learn about this worldwide movement, about living with dementia and the simple things you can do to support someone living with the disease. Crystal Brook Community Room | Open to the Community WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 | 2PM Crystal Brook Flag Raising Ceremony: Honoring Our Veterans WEDNESDAY, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Arts/Culture, Event
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
2019 FireFly Events (open to public) June 28 - World's Largest Leisure Suit Convention July 20 - Shrimp Boil September 28 - Oktoberfest Wednesdays (June, July, August) Family Night! (Kids get a free beverage. $2 off any pizzas!) Yard games / Board games! Thursdays (June, July, August) Music Trivia 7pm Fridays (May-August)  LIVE MUSIC in Taproom (approx 7-9pm) Sundays 10-3 BRUNCH ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Fun Facts, Event, General News Article
Friday, May 24, 2019
Yes, we are now open Spring Hours! Monday through Friday 8-6; Saturday 9-4 and Sundays 10-3.  We will be open Memorial Day Monday May 27th from 9-3. It has been a fun and productive few weeks around here. The fish have been moved! After spending the winter in the store in a tank I like to think they are happy to get outside and stretch their fins. Just a random note, “Killer”-the larger one is ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Long Lake Theater has announced the lineup for their 2019 Summer Season Mousetrap by Agatha Christie - June 7 - 23 Closing Time by Jennifer Willis Gerardts - July 12 - 28 Side by Side by Sondheim, Music by Stephen Sondheim - August 16 - Sept 1 Shows are Friday - Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 3 PM Season Pass:  $50Click here for the Box Office.  
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Economic, Event, General News Article
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Dorset Corner Liquor is looking for licensed food trucks to park in our parking lot throughout the summer.   We've got great visibility and high-volume Friday traffic! Please contact Kristine at 218-732-1770 for available dates. Dorset Corner Liquor, Inc location:19873 Expedition DrivePark Rapids, MN 56470 Right along Highway 34, east of Park Rapids. 
Categories: Event, Fun Facts, General News Article
Monday, May 20, 2019
Last year the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism asked to see your summer fun pictures and wow did you deliver.  This year we want to know:  What makes Heartland Lakes home? Heartland Lakes is the area from Osage to Akeley and Itasca State Park to Menahga, including Park Rapids, Nevis, Dorset, Lake George and everywhere in between. Show and tell us why you live, work and play ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Fun Facts, Chamber, Event, Human Interest
Monday, May 20, 2019
It’s been 134 days since the fire that destroyed our original brewery, but we’re excited to announce this week that construction is in full swing, the foundation is complete, and wall framing is set to begin next week. In coming days you’ll begin to see exterior walls coming up, where we look forward to serving you Portage Beer this fall. In the meantime, we still need to raise $12,687 of our ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Arts/Culture, Economic, General News Article
Friday, May 17, 2019
Agency, partner organizations, anglers and boaters working together to limit spread As the 2019 fishing and boating season gets underway, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing and expanding a multi-faceted approach to combating the spread of starry stonewort, an aquatic invasive species. The agency is issuing permits for pilot projects, working with local governments and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Health/Wellness
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Park Rapids Rotary Club is raising money for this year's 4th of July fireworks!  Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks Fund and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.  The Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks Fund raises money for the annual fireworks show in Park Rapids, MN, and is a 501C3 charitable organization. The fireworks show is 100% funded by ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Arts/Culture, Event, General News Article
Monday, May 13, 2019
The Early Bird discount ends May 15, buy tickets at this link.
Categories: Event, General News Article, Arts/Culture, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Jun 13 Itasca Mantrap Annual Meeting - Park Rapids, Mn Jun 20 Noon Hour Concert - Faith Bridge Church - Park Rapids, Mn - 12:00 Jun 21 Old Tyme Barn Dance Supper Show Pizza Ranch Event Room 6:30 Pm Jun 28 Old Tyme Barn Dance Supper Show Pizza Ranch Event Room 6:30pm Jul 5 Old Tyme Barn Dance Supper Show Pizza Ranch Event Room 6:30pm Jul 7 Itasca State Park - Concert Under The Pines - 6:30 ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Event
Thursday, April 25, 2019
The 2019 Lodging Vacancy list has been started again for the season.  We're running it the same as last year.  Give us a heads up if you have any vacancies that need to go on the list and we'll direct calls your way.   You can contact the Chamber by phone or email.  Call Teresa or Erin at 218 732-4111.  Our email address is: chamber@parkrapids.comInformation to include:     Facility ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, April 25, 2019
One of the best ways to monitor water quality on a lake is with a zebra mussel sampler.  If you live on the lake or have a business on the lake, contact Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations for a free zebra mussel sampler and log.  The samplers  hang off of your dock and need to be checked once in a while.  They were put together through a partnership with the Girl Scouts. Email ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
We've come along way since losing our brewery, but today we're excited to announce that ground has officially broken to #rebuildportage. While we can't wait to serve you all again, help is still needed to get us there. As building costs exceed our insurance coverage, we're still short on required capital to complete the project. Scroll down to support us at any amount, and in return receive ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Monday, April 22, 2019
Giving Your Voice to Medical Choice Making decisions about medical care options start with understanding things like your personal preferences, culture, faith beliefs… Some of these can be hard to think about, or talk about with someone else. The Honoring Choices of Park Rapids, Walker and Surrounding Areas collaborative understand this, and is here to help direct you to people, and resources, ...read more
Categories: Community, Health/Wellness, Economic
Monday, April 08, 2019
Nemeth Art Center announced their schedule for May through September.  Plus they've added a Arts Explorer Corner and will be continuing their 2nd Saturday Hap events!See their website for more information.  
Categories: Arts/Culture, Event, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article
Monday, April 01, 2019
Additional Events Grant Submissions Accepted Beginning April 1, 2019   An additional round for operations grants submissions has been added for the 2018-19 New Event Grant Program. Beginning April 1, 2019, applicants throughout the state are eligible to apply for the remaining $20,000 in grant funds for new events operations. Applications must be for events that begin after June 1, 2019, and end ...read more
Categories: Community, Event, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Moondance Jammin' Country and Moondance Jam are both coming up, get your tickets now online!Follow this link for everything you need to know and to get your tickets early.
Categories: Event, Arts/Culture, General News Article
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The United States Census is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Event, Community, Education, General News Article
Thursday, January 31, 2019
2nd Street Stage is in downtown Park Rapids every Thursday evening from June 13 to August 15 (except Friday July 5th). June 13 - The Joyann Parker Band  June 20 - Collapsing Stars June 27 - Kind Country July 5 - The Front Fenders July 11 - The Hooten Hallers July 18 - Mae Simpson Music July 25 - Brother Jon Band Aug 1 - Armchair Boogie Aug 8 - Corey Medina & Brothers (starts after Water Wars)Aug ...read more
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