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Where the Mighty Mississippi Begins…

We’re home to the Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park. Since our lakes and woods never close, there are plenty of year-round activities; from silent sports such as hiking, biking, and cross country skiing to motor sports enjoying water recreation,  ATVs, and snowmobiles. Savor the flavors of Dorset, the “Restaurant Capital of the World,” or stroll through the shops on Main in scenic Downtown Park Rapids.

Immerse yourself in the arts and history. Our business directory lists the very best we have to offer. Whether you choose to vacation, work or move to the area, you will be happy you did. Take pleasure in hundreds of pristine lakes, miles of trails, and unique shopping in the Park Rapids Lakes Area. Find out more here, or call 218-732-4111 and we’ll be happy to help you.



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Community Corner

Park Rapids Area Community Fund

The Park Rapids Area Community Fund invites grant applications in support of charitable, educational and public purpose projects that will help the greater Park Rapids community address the challenges and opportunities that are central to our future in the area.  The Fund is a tool for positive change to position our community for long-term success and prosperity. (keep reading at the link below)

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Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

7 reasons to support small businesses this holiday season.

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PRLA Chamber is a Neighborhood Champion for Shop Small®

As a Neighborhood Champion, we hope to create opportunities to bring our community together and Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday® and throughout the holiday season. Explore the Shop Small Studio and don’t forget to share with local businesses in our community. It’s a great resource for small businesses to create customized materials to promote their businesses this #ShopSmall #SmallBusinessSeason season.

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Business Member of the Month

We are thrilled to announce this months business member of the month is Enjoy! Thank you Steph for taking the time to show us a little bit more about your business. If you’re looking for some tasty holiday treats or some adorable seasonal décor, this place is for you! Stop on in or give them a call today. 218-237-3777

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Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau