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Monday, July 15, 2019
The Nemeth Art Center will be hosting a reception and talk with the collaborating artists of the interactive exhibit “Weaving Community Together” on Saturday, July 20th from 4-6 pm. In this collaborative, interactive and process-oriented exhibit Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez and our own local expert handweaver, Bruce Engebretson, are exploring the rich connective tissue between art, textile design, ...read more
Categories: Community, Event, Human Interest, Arts/Culture, Education, Fun Facts
Monday, July 15, 2019
Local wildlife managers across the state are again inviting you to open-house meetings to ask deer-related questions and offer thoughts on deer issues, including about hunting regulation changes that will be released in early August. Meetings will be mid-August to early September and you can find specific time and location details on the deer plan webpage. These local, open-house-style meetings ...read more
Categories: Community, Event, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article
Monday, July 15, 2019
DEED is accepting Requests for Proposals to support the start-up, growth, and success of Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and small business owners through the delivery of high quality free or low cost professional business development and technical assistance services.Business Development Competitive Grant Program (due July 18, 2019) DEED is also accepting Request for Proposals from local communities ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Things here are growing like crazy! If you haven’t done so yet, it’s a great time to get out the pruners and tame some of the wild growth. Spring blooming plants should be pruned before mid-July- this includes lilacs, azaleas, forsythia, and evergreen trees and shrubs. There are a variety of tools to make it easier, I am partial to the pruning shears with extending handles for shrub ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Arts/Culture
Sunday, July 07, 2019
School’s out for summer, but it's not your small business. Take advantage of the SBA's Learning Center which offers a variety of FREE online courses to help you start and run your business. Topics include, but not limited to marketing, government contracting, financing, customer service and exporting.Many courses to pick from.
Categories: Education, Community, Event
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The Nemeth Art Center, an oasis for contemporary art located in Park Rapids, Minnesota, is hosting an exhibit of new works by Georgia Mrazkova until July 27th, 2019. The public is cordially invited to the opening reception and artist talks on Saturday, June 29th from 4-6 pm.   Georgia Mrazkova is a Minneapolis based artist who brings her latest series of mystical, dreamy oil paintings up north ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Education, Fun Facts, Community, Event, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Boots to Business Reboot Bemidji and Duluth area veterans and their spouses are invited to take a free entrepreneurship training course called Boots to Business Reboot.  Hosted by the SBA, with help from several local and national partners, Reboot is a two-step training program that helps veterans learn what it takes and prepares them to dive into business ownership. July 18, 2019, 8 a.m. to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Event, Community, Education, Human Interest
Monday, June 24, 2019
Help us raise funds for our organization by donating your gently worn, used and new shoes now through the end of September! Shoes can be dropped off at CHI St. Joseph's Health South Lobby Information Desk. The shoes will be sold to micro entrepreneurs in developing countries, who repurpose and sell the shoes. For questions, please call 218.616.3197. CHI St. Joseph’s Health Shoe Drive sponsored by ...read more
Categories: Economic, Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Event
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The Hubbard County transportation Community Collaborative is pleased to announce a new service that will provide transportation from Park Rapids to Fargo for individuals with medical appointments. Seating is first come, first served.    Space is limited!  Bus leaves from Essentia Health 705 Pleasant Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470 Starting July 1st, Monday and Wednesday: $10 per person in exact ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Health/Wellness, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Friends of Itasca State Park are sponsoring Itasca Getaway, a raffle to benefit Itasca State Park. This year’s proceeds will go toward the cost of replacing playground equipment. First prize is a weekend park package including three nights at Douglas Lodge Cabin 4, four evening meals at Douglas Lodge, four breakfasts at Douglas Lodge, four adult tickets for the Chester Charles History and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Trail Report
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
What a spring! It’s hard to believe the first day of summer is Friday-but here we are. Our Summer Sale starts Friday, but as a “Thanks for taking the time to read this” we invite you to enjoy early sale prices Wednesday and Thursday. Save 30% on Perennials; 20% on Trees: and 20% on Fairy Garden Accessories. The greenhouse items will also be at reduced prices- our ‘Fill a Flat’ for $30; 4” pots at ...read more
Categories: Event, Health/Wellness, Arts/Culture, Fun Facts
Monday, June 17, 2019
The FY 2020 Community Arts Education Support grant program is now open for application. The application forms and instructions for the fiscal year 2020 Community Arts Education Support grant cycle are now available. The program overview and application instructions are available on the Arts Board Web site. The Community Arts Education Support grant program provides operating support to build and ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Economic, Event
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
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
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: Arts/Culture, Event, Community, General News Article
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
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: Economic, Event, General News Article, Arts/Culture, Community
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 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: Chamber, Event, Arts/Culture, Community, General News Article
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
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, Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
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
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Economic, Event, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
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