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LET’S GO (RESOURCES TO RESTART)

2020.04.30    No Comments

Information is rapidly changing, we are updating our resources EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-74 SAFELY RETURNING TO WORK -CHARTER & LAUNCH BOATS RESOURCES TO RESTART FOR RESORTS -CAMPGROUNDS MN DEED GUIDANCE TO SAFELY OPEN MN BUSINESSES BY SECTORS (SALONS, BARBERS, MOVIES, FITNESS CENTERS, POOLS, AUCTIONS, RECREATIONAL, ETC.) GUIDANCE FOR SAFELY REOPENING RESTAURANTS  & BARS -HUBBARD COUNTY OUTSIDE DINING RESOLUTION -CITY […]

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 SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANTS (NEW) GUIDE TO PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS GUIDE FOR MN SMALL BUSINESSES WHO NEED HELP SBA SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & LOAN RESOURCES NORTHWEST MN FOUNDATION  UPDATES & RESOURCES  NORTHWEST […]

2nd Street Stage winning button design chosen

2020.03.17    No Comments

  The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the fourth annual 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Ann Schiller of Park Rapids, owner of The Little Dorset Shop. She will receive a $250 cash prize. Those who purchase and wear the official 2020 button for this season’s […]

Fishing Report

2020.03.05    No Comments

This weeks Fishing Report is a Fishing Tip So you tie on a new ice jig—tungsten, lead, tiny hook and all—whatever.  You go to the “honey hole” and the Vexilar is lit up with a ton of fish.   The second the jig falls the fish rush the bait and slam it good.  Four times in […]

March 2020 Deny cabin fever and head north

2020.02.27    No Comments

With so much snow everywhere, snowmobilers and cross country skiers have embraced winter. And it’s not over yet. Trail grooming continues and the Heartland Lakes area includes hundreds of miles of beautiful trails to ride and ski.   Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of the state, but avid anglers […]

Fishing Report

2020.02.21    No Comments

Mid-winter fishing is in full swing.  In a few weeks, things will begin to change rapidly. But for now, think deeper water for more consistent walleye and crappie fishing.  The deep basins are full of crappies creating good day time bites in the 25-40ft depth range using small minnows or tiny jigging spoons tipped with […]

Button Design Contest

2020.02.17    No Comments

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) is sponsoring a 2nd Street Stage button design contest with a $250 cash prize to the winner. Those who purchase and wear the $20 buttons for this season’s 10 2nd Street Stage events will be helping to sponsor this fun summer event and will receive $2 off beverages […]

CHAMBER PARTNERS:

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