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News for Community

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Area High School Students age 16 or 17 are encouraged to enter the Paul Bunyan Communications Essay Contest for a chance to attend the 2019 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. June 1-5, with all expenses paid by Paul Bunyan Communications. Students interested in attending the Youth Tour need to submit a short essay, no more than 500 words in length, on why they would like to attend the Youth Tour. ...read more
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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
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Haas Printing is pleased to announce that they now offer a full line of promotional products. Promotional items provide an opportunity to make new connections at trade shows, show appreciation to established customers, and offer a tangible way for people to remember your company. In fact, this advertising method is ranked the #1 way to build brand awareness among consumers. People hold onto their ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Tourism Industry Achievements Highlighted at Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference St. Paul, Minn. (Feb. 6, 2019) – During the 2019 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel this week, several individuals, organizations and tourism businesses were recognized at the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Awards for their contributions to the ...read more
Categories: Event, General News Article, Community, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Carter's Red Wagon Farm is pleased to announce open enrollment for our 2019 CSA season. We are a produce-only CSA and grow non-GMO produce, using organic growing methods. We anticipate produce delivery in mid-May with a 20 week season, weather depending. There are three share sizes -- full (about a bushel of produce weekly) which serves approximately 4-6 people ($675 for the season); half (about ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Health/Wellness
Friday, February 01, 2019
January’s Chamber by the Numbers Visitors to the Tourist Information Center: 1360 New Members: 2 Renewing Members: 36 Job Posting Views: 493 Job Postings is a service we offer for free to our members. Discovery Guides Mailed out to individuals who requested them via email, website request or phone: 220 Boxes of Discovery Guides sent to other Tourist Info Centers: 75 = 2960 guides Website ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Community
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
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Fun Facts, Event, Human Interest, Arts/Culture
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy: they create two-thirds of net new jobs and drive U.S. innovation and competitiveness. A new report shows that they account for 44 percent of U.S. economic activity. This is a significant contribution, however this overall share has declined gradually. U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of the goods and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Education, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Kinship is looking for mentors.  If you fit the description and would like to contribute to the area by mentoring a child, then follow the link below to the Volunteer Mentor Position Description. A Mentor Is: A mentor is a trusted adult friend with a long-term commitment to provide friendship, guidance and support to a youth. Through positive mentoring relationships, the youth will often ...read more
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Minnesota Festival Support is a grant program designed to provide meaningful arts experiences to Minnesotans through festivals that celebrate the arts, build community, and expose communities to diverse art forms including folk and traditional arts. First time applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Instructions and then call the program officer prior to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Arts/Culture, General News Article, Community, Economic
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
What does the Butler Family Foundation support through the Community Grants Program? We fund 501(c)(3) organizations working in the following fields:   ARTS We support community-based organizations that make the arts accessible to every resident of the Twin Cities, with a particular focus on multidisciplinary and visual arts. Our interest in community-based arts includes organizations that do ...read more
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