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Friday, December 08, 2017
Think Moondance for Christmas! Buy tickets before Dec. 15th and save BIG! Order $100 in Moondance bucks by Dec. 15th receive $20 in Moondace bucks. Its the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. The December 15th ticket cutoff is just around the corner! Get your best price on tickets on tickets before December 16th.
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Arts/Culture, Event, Human Interest
Friday, December 01, 2017
Register at these participating businesses: RiverBend Home Expressions Cwilka Ace Hardware Dogs Paw Northern Bait Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Wildwood Enchantment Thielen Motors The Trading Post Main Street Meats Hafners GreenHouse Rustic Cabin Decor Park Rapids Building Supply Up North Power & Sports Beagle & Wolf Books & Bindery Angelic EnterpriseDrawing Dates 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Event, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
We are currently taking on new Accounting and Payroll Clients! Please contact us for a free consultation!Cupkie Accounting & Tax Service (218) 732-8808 322 Main Ave South Suite 2 Park Rapids, MN 56470
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Paul Bunyan Communications has been awarded a Border to Border Broadband Grant from the state of Minnesota to expand its fiber optic services to portions of St Louis, Hubbard and Itasca Counties.   As a result, the cooperative will begin expansion construction next spring that will pass a minimum of 830 locations.  The areas include the Hwy 34 corridor between Nevis and Park Rapids in Hubbard ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Categories: Community, Event, General News Article, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Place any order by Nov. 30 and get your name in a special drawing. Order $100 in Moondance Bucks by Nov. 30 receive $25 in bucks FREE. By Dec. 15 receive $20 in bucks FREE. Buy tickets before Dec.15 and save big! Don't wait! Buy tickets and camping NOW! Call 218-836-1055 or order online TODAY!
Categories: Community, Event, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, November 20, 2017
This holiday season, CHI St. Joseph’s Health will light up the Christmas Tree on Main Street in memory of Guy LaFontaine of Walker. Wonderful husband, father, grandfather, employer, and friend – these are the words Joan LaFontaine uses when describing her husband, Guy.  A Walker native, Guy moved to California with his family when he was a boy, but his heart remained in Minnesota.  Following ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Education, Event, Health/Wellness, Human Interest
Monday, November 20, 2017
  Coming Events/Calendar Items Park Rapids, MN (December, 2017)    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 ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Event, Health/Wellness, Human Interest
Monday, November 20, 2017
CHI St. Joseph’s Health will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Thursday, December 7th, from 2 to 3 pm at CHI St. Joseph’s Health HR Conference Room.   The grief support group offers understanding, suggestions, support, friendship and hope. Anyone who has experienced a loss of a loved one is invited to attend. The support group meets the first Thursday of every month.   For more ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Health/Wellness
Monday, November 20, 2017
CHI St. Joseph’s Health sponsors a monthly Stroke Support Group on Thursday, December 21st, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at CHI St. Joseph’s Health HR Conference Room.   The Headwaters Stroke Support Group is for stroke survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers. The group gives people a change to share their stories and offer each other support and ideas for coping. The support group meets ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Health/Wellness
Monday, November 20, 2017
CHI St. Joseph’s Health will host its monthly Y Weight - Support Group on Thursday, December 14, at 5:00 pm at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Lower Level Conference Rooms B & C.   Groups are for CHI St. Joseph’s Health Weight Management Center patients who are post weight-loss surgery or anyone who is interested in weight-loss surgery. The support group meets the second Thursday of every ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Health/Wellness, Human Interest
Monday, November 20, 2017
CHI St. Joseph’s Health will host its monthly Diabetes Support Group on Tuesday, December 12th, from 9 to 10 am at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Lower Level Conference Room A.   Patients and their families receive education and support to successfully manage their diabetes and live a healthy life. Taking a team approach, nurses, pharmacists and dieticians work closely with the patient’s physician to ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Health/Wellness
Monday, November 20, 2017
Be a part of something special this year! Donate toys for children in need and make a child smile this Christmas!Drop off locations for toys are:  Jakes Barbershop Pizza Ranch Jerry's Budget Auto Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce Great Northern Verizon - Burggraf Wireless De La Hunt Broadcasting Ace HardwareToy drops must be made by December 11th. Gift pick-up will be December 15th at ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Chamber, Community, Economic, Event, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Friday, November 17, 2017
Dad’s 1/2 Way There Pizza is sponsoring the First Inaugural “Here For Our Own” Community Challenge! We are partnering with Kinship of the Park Rapids Area and challenging the community to be “Here for our own” this holiday season! Bring in any new, unwrapped toy to Dad’s 1/2 Way There Pizza and receive a chance to enter your name in our prize give-a-way to be held on December 18, 2017! Plus with ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Event, Human Interest
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Make-A-Wish of Minnesota, Ice Castle Fish House and Smokey Hills Outdoor Store of Park Rapids make a wish come true! With the generous support from Jeff Drexler, owner of Ice Castle Fish House in Montevideo Minnesota and Smokey Hills Outdoor Store in Park Rapids, Minnesota; The Make-a Wish Foundation of Minnesota grants Jordan’s wish.   Jordan Eischens is an avid outdoorsman that loves to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber, Fun Facts, Health/Wellness
Monday, November 13, 2017
​Arvig is excited and honored to announce it is a finalist in the “Best in Class 301+ employees” category for the 2018 Community Impact Awards. Each year, Minnesota Business Magazine honors businesses, nonprofits, initiatives and individuals who strive to make a difference in their communities. Finalists will be honored and winners announced at a celebratory event on February 22, 2018, in ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Kinship Fundraiser Support Youth Mentoring When you purchase a wreath Kinship receives 1/3 of the proceeds! To order call Kinship at: 732- 0058 or email: kinship@unitelc.com
Categories: Community, General News Article, Arts/Culture, Fun Facts, Human Interest
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