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UMD researcher contributes to global lake temperature databse

University of Minnesota alumnus Spencer Olson, who graduated with a degree in finance last May, has been ice fishing since he was about 8 years old. Olson said he could walk on the ice on Potato Lake near Park Rapids, Minn., where he was able to fish by ...

GigaZone comes to Iron Range

Paul Bunyan Communications has activated its gigabit Internet service network in Minnesota’s Trout Lake Township ...
its gigabit network throughout 2015 to include areas around Park Rapids, Lake George, Big Falls, Bemidji, Cohasset and Grand Rapids ...

Enbridge Energy doesn't see oil slowdown affecting Minnesota pipeline projects

skirt Park Rapids and then run east to Superior. State ­environmental ­agencies have suggested building it on a longer, alternate route, avoiding much of northern Minnesota’s lakes region. The Line 3 replacement would follow the same route. Both ...

Minnesota's Top 10: How many of the most popular state parks have you seen?

Located between Bemidji and Park Rapids, the park features more than 32,000 acres and more than 100 lakes. Established in 1891, it's Minnesota's oldest state park. It's also the state's most-popular for camping, with more than 100,000 overnight visits last ...

Hidden gems? Minnesota's least-visited state parks

Hike-in and drive-in campsites overlooking rapids of the Rainy River along the Canadian ...
the river in one of two impressive waterfalls. Lake Louise State Park can lay claim to Minnesota's oldest, continuous recreation area. The 1,176-acre park is ...


In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Mary's family. Burial: will be in Park Rapids, MN, at a later date. Pence~Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Obituary - Stewart Bass

Minnesota and Adelaide Bass of Iowa City, Iowa along with five great grandchildren. Stew enjoyed the family lake cabin near Park Rapids, Minnesota where he spent many hours enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, fishing. He particularly enjoyed his many ...

Donald ‘Don’ Carl Schieck, 88

Donald “Don” Carl Schieck, 88, of Fargo, North Dakota, and Park Rapids, Minnesota, died on Sunday, March 9, 2015, at the Rosewood Care Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Donald was born on Feb. 14, 1927, in Waltham Township, in Mower County, Minnesota ...

Park Rapids

The Minnesota Pipe Line Company has proposed a renovation project on it’s Line 4 to increase the...
PARK RAPIDS -- David Paul Patterson, 51, of Laporte was found guilty Wednesday night of possessing seven pounds of marijuana with intent to sell...

Terrence A. Donovan

Terrence A. Donovan, age 38, of Grand Rapids, MN, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Grand Rapids. Terrence was born in 1976 to Timothy and Carolyn Donovan in Park Rapids, MN. He graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1994 and from Itasca Community ...

Body found in river ID’d as missing man

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police have identified the body pulled from the Grand River on Saturday as that of a man who went missing in January. Timothy Groenhout, 39, was last seen wa…

Police: Body found in Grand River

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police tell FOX 17 a body was found in the Grand River near Millennium Park Saturday afternoon. A fisherman searching the shoreline for fishing lures and old soda cans discovere…

GRPD: Body found in Grand River

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say a body has been found in the Grand River Saturday afternoon. According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, a fisherman found the body of a whit…

Nature Nearby: Parks, Trails, Woods and Wildlife Within 10 minutes of downtown Grand Rapids

Stop and have a snack, or listen to the birds, along the Hodenpyl Woods trail. Photo by Howard Meyerson. By Howard Meyerson Though Grand Rapids’ downtown is often bustling, nature is never far away:…

Two Brothers Club in Rock Rapids – A Silver Laughter Venue

Two Brothers Club I really do not remember this place, only that the name of the venue sounds familiar. We were there in 1978, and my booking calendar confirms that we only played one night. That was…

Rapids Fans Go Crazy For Coach Mastroeni’s Stache

http://media.denver.cbslo 272677934AA.mp4 COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Fans showed up with all kinds of fake mustaches on Saturday for the home opener of the Colorad…

Rapids Water Park – West Palm Beach, Florida

The Rapids Water Park is South Florida’s premiere Family Park from the Keys to Orlando. The Rapids features a full day of fun for the entire family whether you make a splash in the cool blue… Video R…

Gorgeous family of three {Cedar Rapids child photographer}

The W family was just perfection!  Our little girls have become the best of friends over the past couple years, and gorgeous Emmy had so much fun playing with her parents during their family session! …

Real Estate Park Rapids, MN – RE/MAX First Choice SOLD of the Day – 3/6/2015 – Lori Longworth

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City Guide: 24 Hours in Grand Rapids, MI

Libby VanderPloeg is an illustrator, letterer and designer who grew up on the edge of the Great Lakes dunes in the lovely Grand Rapids, MI. Though she’s since moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, her affini…


Register now and request your ballots for the year in PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


Domestic violence in PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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