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News for Chamber

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism President & CEO stepping down The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism announces that current President & CEO, Nicole Lalum, will be stepping down at the end of the month. ​Lalum informed the chamber board of directors and staff last week of her departure from the organization after nearly four years at its ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (HC COLA) will conduct its board meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Northwoods Bank Community Room, 1200 1st St. E. in Park Rapids. Refreshments and Conversation at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Sadie Wunder, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), will present “Protecting Your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received more than 50 entries for our first 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is 19-year-old Tristan Nelson from Kasson, MN, a student in Communication Art and Design at Alexandria Technical and Community College. He will receive a $250 cash prize. His instructor, Andrea White, said, “The button design contest was ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Friday, April 14, 2017
It's that time of year again! Utke's Country Pine Furnishings is opening for the season on Saturday, April 29. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm (Sundays will be added Memorial Day weekend 12pm - 3 pm). We are stocked and ready to roll.
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
Forest Riders Snowmobile Club held their 3rd Annual Ride for Hospice on behalf of CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care. The club coordinates this event to raise funds for Hospice in honor or in memory of loved ones. The club raised $3,000.00 to benefit CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care. These donations make a difference to patients, families and loved ones facing end-of-life ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, April 10, 2017
2017 is the 100th anniversary of America's entry in WWI. Historical re-enactor, Arn Kind is touring the Kitchigami Regional Library System to present a unique living history experience. The First World War, which for America, lasted only 19 months, involved more than 100,000 men from Minnesota. They served in the army, navy, marine corps, and medical corps. Arn Kind will dress the part for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest, Event, Education
Monday, April 10, 2017
The deadline for the winter/spring Park Rapids Downtown Business Association photo contest is Saturday, April 30. Max Bailey Photography sponsors the contest and awards a professionally finished, 11X14-inch print of the winning photograph in each of three categories: Park Rapids Area Lake Scenes, Recreation and Wildlife and Main Street Scenes. Amateur and professional photographers are welcome to ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
Itasca State Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelsie Chesley to their team as the Building Services Supervisor! Kelsie is no stranger to the Park! Since 2003 she has worked as a seasonal Security Guard, most recently taking on a new role as the Lodging Supervisor. Kelsie oversees the Housekeeping department, 45 overnight units within Itasca State Park and 2 overnight units located at ...read more
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
It's been a busy off season for the Young family. Please join us in opening the Y Steakhouse for the 2017 season. Doors will open Friday, April 21st at 4 PM. We will start serving lunches Monday, April 24th at 11 AM. Keep watching for up coming specials!!! Please share and help us have a FANTASTIC 72nd season! Click here to visit our Facebook page!
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Coming Events/Calendar Items Park Rapids, MN (April, 2017) D1 Kids Club Support Group A support group designed to help young people with type 1 diabetes and their families better manage this chronic condition. Join us for learning through activities, games, and fun. Meets in CHI St. Joseph’s Health Lower Level Conference Rooms B and C from 6 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month. April ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Health/Wellness, Press Release
Thursday, March 30, 2017
(Bemidji, MN) (March 30, 2017) – Recently new federal legislation was passed that allows Internet Service Providers to sell their customers’ web browsing history. Paul Bunyan Communications wants to reassure its members that no matter what the law allows they do not collect and sell member’s web browsing history. “Our members’ privacy is of the utmost importance to ...read more
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Monday, March 27, 2017
LOCAL DADS SUPPORT FATHERHOOD RESOURCES IN MINNESOTA SENATE TESTIMONY The FATHER Project program promotes economic stability and supportive parenting with dads statewide, leading to happier, healthier kids PARK RAPIDS, MN (March 27, 2017) – Representatives from the CHI St. Joseph’s Health FATHER (Fostering Actions to Help Earnings and Responsibility) Project recently appeared in front ...read more
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Applications are open for a Youth Art Exhibit in Park Rapids The Nemeth Art Center, in partnership with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) will host a Youth Art Exhibit in Park Rapids. The Exhibit will be on display at the Nemeth Art Center from June 1 st to July 1 st , with an opening reception and award ceremony being held on Saturday June 10 th , 2017. The Minneapolis College of ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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