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HC gets 8 inches of snow; system has mostly moved through

HC gets 8 inches of snow; system has mostly moved through

Hubbard County woke up to nearly 8 inches of snow Tuesday, but most area buses, including Park Rapids, were running on time.

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Snowmobile races provide thrills for spectators

Snowmobile races provide thrills for spectators

A thrill a second is taking place today in Hubbard County. Dozens of daredevil snowmobile racers are headed up and down County Road 4 at speeds you shouldn’t even try at home.

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Food shelf usage is on the rise in Hubbard County

Food shelf usage is on the rise in Hubbard County

Meteorological spring kicked in Friday, as did the Hubbard County Food Shelf food- and fundraising drive. Temperatures and food shelf usage are on the rise.

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Scammers exploiting Commerce Department's unclaimed property program

The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s name is currently being misappropriated in a phishing scheme related to the Unclaimed Property Program.

Scam du jour: They’re creative, everywhere so beware

Scam du jour: They’re creative, everywhere so beware

Either the nation is experiencing a gigantic wave of scams, or Hubbard County’s new seat of power is now called Scam City. Authorities have been besieged with complaints about scams, through e-mail, phone calls and letters.

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PR Fire Department gets first female firefighter

PR Fire Department gets first female firefighter

Park Rapids’ volunteer fire department is 26 strong, 25 men and the first woman on the squad.

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Firefighters re-learn how to navigate Hubbard County highways

Firefighters re-learn how to navigate Hubbard County highways

Hubbard County’s Emergency Management Director Brian Halbasch wants to ensure that hesitating to ask for directions isn’t a “guy thing.” Especially during an emergency.

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Hubbard County awarded for prosecution of DWI case

Hubbard County awarded for prosecution of DWI case

Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne kept getting the e-mails, the calls, inviting him to a luncheon at the St. Paul Science Museum. He was busy and ignored them.

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Armory supporters head to Legislature to lobby for bill

A Senate committee hearing for the Upper Mississippi Center for the Arts has been scheduled for noon this Monday, March 4. The hearing will be in Room 107 at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Snowmobile races will necessitate delays, detours, spotters; but be fun!

Park Rapids area residents are reminded that there will be lots of snowmobilers in town this weekend for the United States X-Country Snowmobile Racing circuit. The Heartland 106 race is today (Saturday) and Sunday, March 2 and 3.

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Chili chefs preparing for the food shelf fundraiser

Chili chefs preparing for the food shelf fundraiser

Gear up your appetite; fire up the taste buds.

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Governor’s Fishing Opener artisans

Governor’s Fishing Opener artisans

Young Girl Scout weavers were at work to add their signature piece to the governor’s welcome mat in May. Fiber mites include, from left, Abby Felt, Emily Knapp, Kaylynn Thomas, Lauren Cunningham, Reese Hanson and Sarae Bessman, guided by adults Tina Knapp and Sherri Cunningham.

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High honors, warm hearts

High honors, warm hearts

Young Girl Scout weavers were at work to add their signature piece to the governor’s welcome mat in May. Fiber mites include, from left, Abby Felt, Emily Knapp, Kaylynn Thomas, Lauren Cunningham, Reese Hanson and Sarae Bessman, guided by adults Tina Knapp and Sherri Cunningham.

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What's Cookin': Winter warmers lift spirits

What's Cookin': Winter warmers lift spirits

By now most of us would like to have a little talk with Mother Nature about the possibilities of an early spring.

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Dock Talk: Moving day is approaching soon

Dock Talk: Moving day is approaching soon

An important date to note is the time frame to remove ice fishing shelters.

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Squabbling over pool space

Squabbling over pool space

As parts of the Fish Hook River re-open, some trumpeter swans have returned to Deane Point in Park Rapids. But swans are notoriously aggressive and territorial.

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Cougar sightings up thanks to smart phones

Cougar sightings up thanks to smart phones

Reports of cougar or mountain lion sightings seem to be showing up with more frequency in area newspapers, the latest being in the Pope County Tribune.

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Panthers hold off late rally, defeat Northland

Panthers hold off late rally, defeat Northland

Katie Klein and Charity Ridlon hit two free throws apiece in the final 18 seconds as the Park Rapids girls basketball team held off a late rally by Northland for a 68-64 victory Monday night at the Area High School gym.

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UNC's Malone, Pajari, Carlson; Nevis' Huckbody qualify for state

United North Central’s Jake Malone, Max Pajari and Taylor Carlson and Nevis’ Collin Huckbody qualified for the state Class A wrestling tournament by finishing first or second at last Saturday’s Section 8A tournament at Glyndon.

Confident Panthers coasted to state meet

Confident Panthers coasted to state meet

Park Rapids’ Jake Waggoner, Zach Eystad, Connor Smythe and Ben Kading entered last Saturday’s finals of the Section 5A boys swimming meet at Bemidji confident of securing trips to the state Class A meet.

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Braves finish third in conference with win over NYM

The Menahga boys basketball team locked up third place in the Park Region Conference standings with a 75-68 win over New York Mills last Friday night.

Panthers' late charge tops Braves

Panthers' late charge tops Braves

Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch sparked a 26-12 run as the Park Rapids boys basketball team rallied for a 70-61 win at Menahga Tuesday night.

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