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Friday, May 24, 2019
Yes, we are now open Spring Hours! Monday through Friday 8-6; Saturday 9-4 and Sundays 10-3.  We will be open Memorial Day Monday May 27th from 9-3. It has been a fun and productive few weeks around here. The fish have been moved! After spending the winter in the store in a tank I like to think they are happy to get outside and stretch their fins. Just a random note, “Killer”-the larger one is ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
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: Community, Arts/Culture, Economic, Event, General News Article
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 20, 2019
It’s been 134 days since the fire that destroyed our original brewery, but we’re excited to announce this week that construction is in full swing, the foundation is complete, and wall framing is set to begin next week. In coming days you’ll begin to see exterior walls coming up, where we look forward to serving you Portage Beer this fall. In the meantime, we still need to raise $12,687 of our ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Arts/Culture, Economic, General News Article
Friday, May 17, 2019
Agency, partner organizations, anglers and boaters working together to limit spread As the 2019 fishing and boating season gets underway, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing and expanding a multi-faceted approach to combating the spread of starry stonewort, an aquatic invasive species. The agency is issuing permits for pilot projects, working with local governments and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Health/Wellness
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Park Rapids Rotary Club is raising money for this year's 4th of July fireworks!  Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks Fund and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.  The Park Rapids Rotary Fireworks Fund raises money for the annual fireworks show in Park Rapids, MN, and is a 501C3 charitable organization. The fireworks show is 100% funded by ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Arts/Culture, Event, General News Article
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Carter's Red Wagon Farm's 2019 CSA will be starting next week! (week of May 20) with a refreshing taste of springtime produce (I know, we can't wait either!). We'll also have a delightful herb basket for each of our members. There is still time to sign up! We still have half and full shares available in Park Rapids for Thursday or Friday pick up; Osage and Detroit Lakes on Tuesdays; Walker on ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Health/Wellness
Monday, May 13, 2019
The Office Shop, Inc. AitkinBrainerd is an independently owned full service office products dealer that has been serving the Park Rapids area for over 25 years!  For a brief time we were using a delivery service for your deliveries...we are announcing that we are back delivering with our employees/our vans  directly to your desktop or dock.  Your sales representative, Sheila Avenson, is available ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic
Monday, May 13, 2019
Despite this spring’s wet weather, much of Minnesota is still dry enough to fuel a dangerous wildfire, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “It’s easy to think all of this rain has saturated the ground enough to prevent a wildfire,” said Casey McCoy, the DNR’s fire prevention supervisor. “But even though the ground may be wet, the reality is grass, leaves, and pine needles dry ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Health/Wellness
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: Arts/Culture, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Event
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
The Park Rapids Water Ski Team is a non-profit 501(C)(3) volunteer organization whose goal is to create a show skiing attraction for the Park Rapids area. The team is seeking sponsors for the 2019 season to help with the costs of putting on three shows during the summer months.As a supporter you will receive the following benefits... Bronze Sponsor ($100 & up): Your name announced at all 2018 ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Education, Fun Facts, Health/Wellness, Community, Event, General News Article, Human Interest
Monday, May 06, 2019
April Chamber by the Numbers Visitors to the Tourist Information Center: 2250 Renewing Members: 18 New Members:  6-American Cancer Society, Providacare Medical, Shallon Bros Fishing Guide Service, Steve Noonan Agency – American Family Insurance, Unpolished Bluegrass Band & Wicked Oak Studios. Phone call of the Month:  How many people live there in the summer? Job Posting Views: 1456 Events:  ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Education
Monday, May 06, 2019
The North Country National and Scenic Trail  is the longest  of the country’s 11 national scenic trails.   Now, thanks to the public lands package that  was signed into law, earlier this year, the large gap in the trail’s Minnesota section will finally become a reality.  The Natural Resources Management Act approves a dramatic reroute for the trail, across the Iron Range, and into the Boundary ...read more
Categories: Community, Event, Arts/Culture, Education, 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
Thursday, April 25, 2019
A & D Trash Collection is now offering roll off service among their many other services.  A & D Trash Collection LLC is licensed and has all required permits and bonds to collect Residential and Commercial trash in Hubbard and Becker Counties. HUBBARD COUNTY AREAS OF SERVICE: Park Rapids, Nevis, Akeley, Lake George and Lake Alice. BECKER COUNTY AREAS OF SERVICE: Osage, Two Inlets.   You can get ...read more
Categories: Community, Health/Wellness, General News Article, Human Interest
Thursday, April 25, 2019
One of the best ways to monitor water quality on a lake is with a zebra mussel sampler.  If you live on the lake or have a business on the lake, contact Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations for a free zebra mussel sampler and log.  The samplers  hang off of your dock and need to be checked once in a while.  They were put together through a partnership with the Girl Scouts. Email ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
We've come along way since losing our brewery, but today we're excited to announce that ground has officially broken to #rebuildportage. While we can't wait to serve you all again, help is still needed to get us there. As building costs exceed our insurance coverage, we're still short on required capital to complete the project. Scroll down to support us at any amount, and in return receive ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Monday, April 22, 2019
Giving Your Voice to Medical Choice Making decisions about medical care options start with understanding things like your personal preferences, culture, faith beliefs… Some of these can be hard to think about, or talk about with someone else. The Honoring Choices of Park Rapids, Walker and Surrounding Areas collaborative understand this, and is here to help direct you to people, and resources, ...read more
Categories: Community, Health/Wellness, Economic
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: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article, Arts/Culture, Event, Human Interest
Thursday, April 04, 2019
The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the third annual 2nd Street Stage button design contest.  The winner is Amy Gohman of Andover, a graphic artist and graduate of Bemidji State University.  She and her spouse own a cabin near Park Rapids and attend 2nd Street Stage at least a couple of times every summer.  Gohman received a $250 cash ...read more
Categories: Arts/Culture, Event, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
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
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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