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Cowboys’ Jirak named All-HOL

Kurtis Hayes was next for Breckenridge with a 94, and Carter Casey and Charlie Boldingh scored 100 and 101, respectively. Nate Lorenz finished with a 114. The Cowboys are next in action on Wednesday for the section tournament in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

Edwin Frank Weinzierl, 95

He was a life member of the VFW and a current member of the Park Rapids Legion. They lived in Minneapolis while Ed attended school at the University of Minnesota, after which they returned to Waconia to raise their family. During their marriage they owned ...

Itasca State Park Officials to Begin Inspecting Boats

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - Officials are expected to begin inspecting all boats entering Itasca State Park in an effort to prevent the spread of invasive species. The Minnesota Department of Resources said Monday that watercrafts will be checked beginning ...

Minnesota Fishing Opener lived up to great expectations

Hundreds of thousands of anglers took to Minnesota’s waters for what will be labeled as one of the best in years. By midday Friday, bumper to bumper traffic with vehicles pulling boats was a common site on 371 leading out of Brainerd. Park Rapids bait ...

District 4 - Wadena area: Mn DNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report

CO Sam Hunter (Park Rapids) checked fishermen, boaters and ATVs. Officer Hunter participated in the “hooked on fishing, not on drugs” campaign in Menahga. Hunter received a call from an AIS inspector regarding aquatic vegetation on a boat trailer and ...

Michael Allen Illi

Michael was born on Nov. 2, 1970, in Park Rapids, Minnesota, to proud parents, JoAnn and Warren Illi. Michael’s very early years were spent in the family home overlooking one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. In 1972, the Illi family moved to Missoula where ...

New book highlights where to see feathered friends in Minnesota state parks

Itasca (Park Rapids). •Saturday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m. – Whitewater (Altura). A variety of birding programs — including an entire Bird Bonanza Weekend at St. Croix State Park, May 22-24, — also are scheduled at Minnesota state parks from now into ...

Park Rapids airport runway project earns state awards

“It’s really exciting to see the greater Minnesota and national aviation community recognize the hard work and dedication of the Park Rapids Airport community,” Mathisrud said of the awards. “These efforts have resulted in substantial airport ...

David A. Anderson

David was born June 25, 1953 in Park Rapids, Minnesota to parents, Eugene and Valerie (Palmquist) Anderson. Through his life growing up they lived in several places including Malmo, Minnesota, Meriden, Iowa, LaCrosse, Wisconsin and North Branch ...

DNR proposes bike trail changes at Itasca

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails ...
which will extend from Itasca State Park to Park Rapids. The trail segments will continue to be groomed as snowmobile trails during the winter. As part of the public review, DNR staff ...

MLS Preview and Prediction: Colorado Rapids vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Competition: Major League Soccer – Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Saturday, May 23 – 21:00 ET (02:00 BST) Match Odds: Colorado 7/5 – Draw 11/5 – Vancouver …

Watch Online Stream Colorado Rapids – Vancouver Whitecaps 23.05.2015

MLS, Rapids vs Whitecaps, Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:00 pm ET Welcome To Watch MLS, 23 May, 2015 at 9:00 pm Between Whitecaps – Rapids Stream online On Your PC & Laptop. The MLS Pres…

On My Radar - Grand Rapids Events

Mark your calendar because you don't want to miss out on these upcoming events in Grand Rapids. From fashion, yoga, and movies in the park these are the places to be.  May 22 (7-11pm): #VisionsGR  - Do…

5 Spots to get in the James River this Memorial Day Weekend

Listicle I wrote for in May 2015 about great river access points in the James River Parks System! View article here. Summer is almost here and Memorial Day is Monday; that means it’s tim…

Pro Terps Update: Kolarek on 13-inning scoreless streak, Schmit debuts with Cedar Rapids

by John Vittas Several former Maryland Terrapins continue to make an impact across Minor League Baseball. 2010 Mets draft pick and lefty reliever Adam Kolarek has thrown 13 consecutive scoreless inn…

8 Grand Rapids parks to get makeovers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A total of eight Grand Rapids neighborhood parks will get makeovers in order to make them more family-friendly. Construction is expected to begin next week at the followi…

Amway Family Fireworks set for July 4 in GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The City of Grand Rapids says there will be fireworks on Independence Day. The Amway Family Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at 10:30 p.m., the city announced…

Minnetonka Sweep/Photos; Beseman, HOL Conf, 8AA TT; Stillwater Sweeps TT 2AAA Sectionals; DNT Honor Roll; Big South Conf; Park Rapids; Lexi Kiefer

Chanhassan Villager story on Minnetonka sweep of Lake Conference team titles HERE. Lake Conference Track & Field Championships photos are up and ready to view! See them below! …

ESPN X Games competition coming to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new ESPN World of X Games competition will take place this summer at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids. The MasterCraft Throwdown will feature wakeboarding, waterskiing, …

Movies in the Park 2015 features released

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids’ Movies in the Park has announced the titles of movies it will show on six Friday nights this summer. Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., Friends of Grand Rapids Pa…


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



What do you know about abuse of women in PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.


1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.

2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.



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