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News for Community

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission is partnering with Bemidji State University, Northwest Minnesota Foundation and Launchpad Bemidji to bring the Northern Minnesota Entrepreneur Academy to students 14 - 18 years old.  The Academy was developed by the Headwaters Regional Development Commission.   The Northern Minnesota Entrepreneur Academy (NMEA) is a week-long program ...read more
Categories: Economic, Event, Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
What Is It? As American as apple pie and the 4th of July. This year, the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, July 4th, America’s Independence Day. The Chamber is working diligently to promote the entire day’s Festivities including the Firecracker Foot Race, the John Michael Lerma Pie Baking Contest & Auction, the 4th of July Parade, the ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Fun Facts, Chamber, Event, General News Article
Monday, May 21, 2018
CHI St. Joseph's Health has many events coming up in June. D1 Kids Club Support GroupA support group for young people with type 1 diabetes and their families to better manage this chronic condition. Join us for learning activities, games, and fun. Call Tia at 218.255.3684 for dates and times. Free Occupational Therapy ScreeningsCHI St. Joseph’s Health offers FREE occupational therapy screenings ...read more
Categories: Education, Event, Health/Wellness, Community
Thursday, May 17, 2018
A & D Trash Collection LLC is licensed and has all required permits and bonds to collect Residential and Commercial trash in Hubbard and Becker Counties. HUBBARD COUNTY AREAS OF SERVICE:  Park Rapids, Nevis, Akeley, Laporte, Lake George and Lake Alice. BECKER COUNTY AREAS OF SERVICE:  Osage, Two Inlets, Savannah, Caronville, Shell Lake, Toad Lake, Wolf Lake, Green Valley, Evergreen, Sprice ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Legends and Logging Days is a 4 day event August 9 - 12.  It kicks off downtown Thursday night with Water Wars, moves to the East 40 Tractor Grounds Friday and Saturday, and finishes with a concert Sunday at Sleeping Fawn Resort.  Over 2500 people attend this annual event that celebrates the area's rich logging history. Thousands of thrills:  Lumberjack action, Water Wars on Main and 2nd Street ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Chamber, Community, Economic, Event
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
CHI St. Joseph’s Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. The ACR ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Health/Wellness, Education
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids and Paul Bunyan Communications invite area kids to meet Angelica, Chuckie and Tommy, stars of Nickelodeon's iconic animated series Rugrats, on May 23 at Paul Bunyan Communications. The Nickelodeon costumed characters will be roaming about the Paul Bunyan CommunicationsCooperative Celebration in twenty-minute intervals from 4:30 p.m. to ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Event, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
Monday, May 14, 2018
Winners of the winter-spring Park Rapids Downtown Business Association photo contest are Tracy Lund of Akeley and Sherri Stensing of Park Rapids. Max Bailey Photography sponsors the contest and awards a professionally finished, 11X14-inch mounted picture of the winning photograph in each of three categories: Park Rapids Area Lake Scenes, Recreation and Wildlife and Main Street Scenes. You can ...read more
Categories: Community, Arts/Culture, General News Article
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros, and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease, is now  available at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Physical Rehabilitation and Fitness Center in Park Rapids. The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, bicycling, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing and lots of non-contact boxing, led by ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Health/Wellness, Human Interest
Friday, May 04, 2018
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health FATHER Project’s Citizen Fathers recently received The Individuals of the Year award from the Minnesota Fathers and Families Network for their devotion and hard work in helping create a healthier community for fathers and families.  The FATHER Project’s Citizen Fathers have completed The FATHER Project’s step-by-step, multi-class program, a special ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Health/Wellness
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is offering the At Your Service: Working with Multicultural Customers workshop to Chamber Members.  At Your Service training is a program developed by the University of Minnesota Extension.  Companies all over the World have sent employees to the original Train the Trainer type workshop.  Our program is facilitated by Sue Tomte, an At Your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Education
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Vision Source Park Rapids Walker Eye Clinic is open in its new location.  Doctors Westberg, Keller and Helm welcome you to visit their new location!   Over 1100 frames with more variety and brands you'll know and love.Cutting edge medical technology to diagnose and manage eye disease.New facility designed to give patients the best experience imaginable.New kids area Call or stop in to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Health/Wellness
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Call 218 732-4504 To Sign Up Fairy Gardens (price varies, read on…) Saturday May 5, 2018 Terrarium and Fairy Gardening Class/Refresh    Call to sign up for this fun and hands on event. Space is limited for up to 8 participants per time frame throughout the day- average time spent is 20-45 minutes. All ages are welcome and an RSVP needed. You are welcome to bring your own supplies or enjoy a 15% ...read more
Categories: Community, Event, Arts/Culture, Education
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Minnesota State Arts Board is accepting applications for its Folk and Traditional Arts grant program. The Folk and Traditional Arts grant program is designed to enrich Minnesota communities through folk and traditional art forms being passed on, documented, practiced and shared. Proposed projects must take place between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. A complete program overview and ...read more
Categories: Community, Arts/Culture, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
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