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News for Community

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Forest Riders Snowmobile Club held their 4th 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 $3,500.00 to benefit CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care.  These donations make a difference to patients, families and loved ones facing end-of-life issues. more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Health/Wellness
Friday, April 13, 2018
ACTION Park Rapids Lakes Area is a community group gaining momentum 90 days at a time.  Every three months the group meets to update each other and start new ninety-day plans.  These work sessions bring businesses, nonprofits and area clubs together to work towards goals in 8 key areas: Education, Health, Youth, Seniors, Business, Volunteers, The Arts and Basic Needs.  Everyone is welcome, bring more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Event, General News Article, Health/Wellness, Human Interest
Friday, April 13, 2018
Calling all Minnesota entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, and small business owners interested in competing for $475,000 in seed money: Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon wants you to know about an incredible opportunity for Minnesotans working on the next breakthrough business venture: MN Cup. The MN Cup is an annual new venture competition is for Minnesota entrepreneurs, researchers more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Hubbard In Prevention & Park Rapids School Upcoming Community EventsFarm to School Community Family Fun Event Monday, April 16, 2018  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Park Rapids Century School Sample Fresh Local Foods!  Highlighted Produce:     - Spinach     - Strawberries/Blueberries Nutrition information, community health, one vegetable, one community, physical activity and music by Kirk Brock.Next more
Categories: Event, Human Interest, Community, Education, General News Article, Health/Wellness
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Park Rapids: A MN GreenStep City? “Park Rapids: A GreenStep City?” To learn more, come to the free program Thursday, April 19, 6 pm at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Park Rapids Area, Mellissa Birch, Central Coordinator for Clean Energy Resource Teams, will be the featured speaker.  Light refreshments will be served. Starting in 2007 with more
Categories: Education, Health/Wellness, Community, Economic, Event, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 12, 2018
2nd Street Stage winning button design chosen The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the second 2nd Street Stage button design contest.  The winner is Hendri Ernst, president of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, a 2nd Street Stage sponsor. "I entered the competition because my wife and I just love being part of 2nd Street stage every Thursday. The vibe more
Categories: Arts/Culture, General News Article, Community, Event
Thursday, April 12, 2018
PRDBA photo contest reminder The deadline for the winter/spring Park Rapids Downtown Business Association photo contest is Monday, 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 more
Categories: Arts/Culture, General News Article, Community, Event
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Coming Events/Calendar Items 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 for children birth to 12 years more
Categories: Community, Event, Human Interest, Education, Health/Wellness
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Hello Members, We are reaching out to you on behalf of Amy Klimek who is organizing a fundraiser for the Landquist family.   As most of you know, Michael Landquist, Junior at Nevis High School, was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday, March 20.   Information regarding this benefit is attached, please read the proposal letter and contact Amy directly if your business would like to more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Health/Wellness
Monday, April 02, 2018
Your Minnesota tourism business, organization, or event may be eligible for a free listing in the Explore Minnesota Tourism database. Your free listing includes basic information, including your organization's address, phone number, website, email address, a single photo, a detailed description, the option to import TripAdvisor reviews, and more. Request to list your qualifying business, more
Categories: Community, Event, Chamber, Education
Friday, March 30, 2018
Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism April Events April 10, 2018 - Board of Directors Meeting8 AM - Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce April 12, 2018 - Ambassadors MeetingNoon at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism   April 19, 2018 - Legends & Logging Days Planning Meeting7:30 AM at the Park Rapids Lakea Area Chamber of Commerce & TourismApril 16 - more
Categories: Chamber, Event, Community, General News Article
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Nemeth Art Center will hold a Spring Membership Drive Dinner April 21st, 2018. An "Asian Market" meal will be prepared by local chef Megan Handke (executive chef, Wonewok) and the event will take place at Bogey's Bar in Park Rapids. Music will be provided by Kirk Brock and attendees will have a chance to win an original piece of art by acclaimed photographer Wayne Gudmundson, along with a more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Event, Human Interest
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 more
Categories: Community, Arts/Culture, Economic, Chamber, General News Article
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