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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: Arts/Culture, Community, Economic, Event, General News Article
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
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
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Small Business Profiles are an annual portrait of each state’s small businesses. They gather the latest federal data into state-by-state snapshots of small business health and economic activity. Limited economic data is also provided for the U.S. territories.This year’s profiles report on state economic growth and employment. They also answer the questions: How many small businesses are in my ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Education
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: Community, Fun Facts, Economic, General News Article
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, Community, Economic, Human Interest, General News Article
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 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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