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2020.05.29    No Comments

June 2020 Shelter at our place   It’s been a tough couple of months with students at home, possibly challenging our math skills, while working at home demands time and attention. Or maybe you’ve done a 1,000-piece puzzle and learned how to bake bread. Now the outdoors is calling and, while we want everyone to […]

Fishing Report

2020.05.19    No Comments

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The bluegills/crappies are all basically shallow—7’ of water or less.  Small tube jigs, bobber minnow/waxie combos, or even tiny crankbaits will land a bunch of crappies or bluegills this time of year.  The walleyes are leaning towards any new weed growth—on the […]

PRDBA photo contest winners announced

2020.05.07    No Comments

Winners of the winter-spring Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) photo contest are Brad Lee, Mike Sheeran and Barbra Wicks, all of Park Rapids. This was the PRDBA’s 20th contest. Lee’s photo, Great Blue Heron, won in the Wildlife category and was taken at Fish Hook Lake. Sheeran’s winning photo, Secret Spot, won in the […]

Fishing Report – Fishing Opener 2020

2020.05.06    No Comments

Its going to be a great opener in the Park Rapids area! The crappies are starting to invade the shallows and the walleyes are done spawning so they will be on the chomp as well.  For the crappies find warm water and bring some bobbers, #6 hooks, and crappie minnows.  For the sunfish—the same but […]

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2020.05.04    No Comments

Fishing is not cancelled The outdoors is a sanctuary for those of us fortunate enough to live in homes with yards, gardens, trees and lakes. The ice has gone out, loons are back, trees are budding and a warm spell has allowed spring rituals like raking and washing windows to begin. Most local events that […]

LET’S GO (RESOURCES TO RESTART)

2020.04.30    No Comments

Information is rapidly changing, we are updating our resources EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-63 SAFELY RETURNING TO WORK -CHARTER & LAUNCH BOATS RESOURCES TO RESTART FOR RESORTS -CAMPGROUNDS RESOURCES TO RESTART INDUSTRIAL/MANUFACTURING RESOURCES TO RESTART RETAIL RESOURCES TO RESTART RESTAURANTS  & BARS -HUBBARD COUNTY OUTSIDE DINING RESOLUTION -LEAGUE OF MN CITIES GUIDANCE FOR CITIES ON EXPANDING OUTDOOR SERVICE  -MN DEED GUIDANCE […]

Fishing Report

2020.04.22    No Comments

Spring Fishing Tip It’s no secret that the biggest crappies of the open water season are found in the shallow warm waters of Spring hidden in some form of cover such as pencil reeds, sunken timber, or near the edges of cattails. The problem starts when a live crappie minnow is used under a float. […]

April 2020 It’s a ‘silent spring’

2020.04.06    No Comments

As we stay home to protect ourselves, families, friends and neighbors, “silent spring” has taken on new meaning. It’s so quiet, we can practically hear the snow melting.   Wildlife isn’t sheltering in place though. Swans, geese, ducks and even a few loons are returning. Spring is teasing us and will continue to reveal her […]

LOCAL HEALTH INFORMATION

2020.03.19    No Comments

  CHI ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH ESSENTIA HEALTH SANFORD HEALTH PARK RAPIDS CLINIC MN DEPT OF HEALTH CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION MNSURE COVID-19 SPECIAL ENROLLMENT

SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 RESOURCES

2020.03.19    No Comments

  CITY OF PARK RAPIDS PEACETIME EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM LOAN FUND MINNESOTA EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MN DEED EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MATRIX  MN DEED SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY LOAN GUIDE FOR MN SMALL BUSINESSES WHO NEED HELP SBA SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & LOAN RESOURCES NORTHWEST MN FOUNDATION  UPDATES & RESOURCES  NORTHWEST MN FOUNDATION EMERGENCY CHILD CARE GRANT […]


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