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And the winner is…

2nd Street Stage winning button design chosen From a 4/12/2018 Press release: The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the second 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Hendri Ernst, president of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, a 2nd Street Stage sponsor. “I entered the competition because my wife […]

Outdoor Fun – No Experience Necessary

  Learn how to camp and fish with your family at I Can Camp! and I Can Fish! The Minnesota DNR has announced the dates for this years I Can programs at Itasca State Park.   Itasca State Park will be hosting I Can Camp and I Can Fish this summer.  Both programs help you […]

Spring is Sleeping In

Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on spring’s alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means they’re finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow. Meanwhile community organizers have kicked into high […]

Family-Friendly Friday

A list of family-friendly activities for everyone. Friday, March 23, 2018 Fish Fry for the All Veterans Memorial It’s not Friday without a fish fry!  This one is a fundraiser for the All Veterans Memorial.  Starts at the Legion at 5 pm. Friday & Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 Spring Garage Sale for Headwaters Animal Shelter […]

It’s (sorta) Spring – 3 Things To Do Outside

Plogging Plogging is the new outdoor fitness trend that some people were already doing.  Basically it’s walking, hiking or running with a trash bag in tow.  You pick up trash as you go so not only does it tidy up  but you bust out a few squats along the way.  The word is from the […]

Family-Friendly Friday

A wrap-up of family-friendly events in the Park Rapids Lakes Area.   Friday, March 16, 2018 St. Urho Days Opening Ceremonies Opening Ceremonies, St. Urho King & Queen Crowning.  Medallion winner presentation & St. Urho Look a Like Contest Laverne & Lucy Right after the St. Urho Opening Ceremonies!  Get ready for side-splitting comedy, lively […]

St. Urho Days – Two Days of Finnish Fun

What’s up with St. Urho Days?  Well, it’s a celebration of St. Urho, who chased the grasshoppers out of Finland. There is some controversy about where the legend comes from, but it’s safe to say that whether you go Friday or Saturday you’ll *hauskaa päivää. Friday 5:00-7:00 PM Burger Night at VFW 6:30 PM Opening Ceremonies […]

Music on Main Street: 2nd Street Stage Bands & Dates Announced

Nothing caps off a beautiful summer day like 2nd Street Stage. Park Rapids Downtown is the place for live music, family activities and a beer garden on Thursday nights. If you’re an artist, now is your time to shine!  The contest for this years button design is open until April 6th. Click here for all […]

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