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Park Rapids broadcast group celebrates 50 years

December 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The “voice of the nation’s vacationland” debuted 50 years ago on Sunday when KPRM AM went on the air halfway into a Friday evening basketball between the local high school and Sebeka, Minn. Continue Reading

Woman accused of stealing from Legion club in Park Rapids

November 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Park Rapids woman has been charged with the theft of more than $16,000 in gaming proceeds from the Park Rapids American Legion.
An omnibus hearing in Hubbard County District Court has been set for Dec. 3 in the case of Julie Ihme Swanson, 41. Continue Reading

Park Rapids mother accused of abuse

November 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Fargo doctor who examined a Hubbard County toddler in a case of suspected abuse said the 2½ -year-old had 26 separate injuries that were strongly indicative of “non-accidental trauma.” Continue Reading

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Hugo’s in Grand Forks Buys Park Rapids, MN Grocer

November 14, 2012 in WDAZ

Hugo’s Family Marketplace, a Grand Forks-based grocer, said Tuesday that it has purchased J&B Foods in Park Rapids, Minn. This will bring the number of stores in the Hugo’s chain to 10. Continue Reading

Invasion of the forest tent caterpillars

May 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An invasion of forest tent caterpillars from Hubbard County (Minn.) and around the state has now found its way to city trees.
The one-inch black worms are crawling up the walls of the Park Rapids Area Library, among other sun-dappled buildings. Continue Reading

Bargain-hunters bombard Park Rapids facility in proper ‘Storage Wars’ fashion

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hubbard County got its own taste of the hit A&E show “Storage Wars” on Saturday. Hundreds of people swamped DLI Storage west of Park Rapids to participate in an auction of delinquent storage units. The auction, slated for 10 a.m., was delayed because so many bargain-hunters were trying to register for auction bidding cards. The line snaked around the storage units. Parking was scarce and everybody was hoping to hit the lottery. Continue Reading

Protections for abuse victims only go so far

March 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dawn Marie Anderson seemed to have done everything she could to protect herself against a husband who repeatedly threatened to kill her. She contacted authorities, sought help through the legal system, even secured a protective order. Continue Reading

Former Park Rapids teacher charged with bringing gun onto schoolgrounds

February 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A former Park Rapids teacher who resigned under pressure late last year makes his initial appearance on a charge of bringing a weapon onto school grounds. Continue Reading

Park Rapids remembers hometown dentist murdered overseas

August 13, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The murder of a Park Rapids, Minn., graduate who left a flourishing dental practice to help people in impoverished countries has been heart wrenching for his family and the small community he attended school in. Continue Reading