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2nd Street Stage Winning Button Design Chosen

2019.04.04    No Comments

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the third annual 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Amy Gohman of Andover, a graphic artist and graduate of Bemidji State University. She and her spouse own a cabin near Park Rapids and attend 2nd Street Stage at least a […]

When School’s out, campout!

2019.03.29    No Comments

From a March 28 DNR Press Release: Goal is to fill all state park campsites June 8 to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen has big plans for the first weekend of summer break: Fill as many Minnesota state parks’ campsites with school-aged kids and their families as possible. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 3.27.19

2019.03.27    No Comments

If you like late ice crappies-this is the time to grab a room and ice fish the Park Rapids area! Fish are staging for the spring melt on the drop offs just outside spawning areas. Some crappies and Bluegills are already cruising the shallow weedy flats just outside old bulrush beds from last year in […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.22.19

2019.03.22    No Comments

Forest Riders – 3/21/2019 First day of Spring and we will be putting the groomers in storage.  It was a phenomenal season!  *Gates open until April 1st. Nevis Trailblazers – 3/21/2019 Snow Report Well with warm temps the conditions are deteriorating rapidly. As best I can tell the trails are still snow covered. I drove […]

Calling all artists! Design a button for a $250 prize.

2019.03.18    No Comments

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association is looking for a new design for this years’s 2nd Street Stage button. 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 […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.14.19

2019.03.14    No Comments

A weekly round-up of snowmobile and ski trail conditions. It’s rained today but we still have snow.  It’s kind of hard to forecast this weekend’s trail conditions, this blog post will be updated as more reports come in. Forest Riders – 3/12/2019 It rained a lot today and temps were in the 40’s. More rain in […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.7.19

2019.03.07    No Comments

A weekly round up of snowmobile and ski trail conditions. Forest Riders – 3/7/19 Co. 89 ditches, trail #24 and Co. 4 ditches to Park Rapids got done today. – 3/6/19 – Mitch finished trail #9 & #14 (Two Inlets to the Prairie). Snow – 6-8 inches & nice temperatures in the forecast for this weekend! Grooming […]

Fish-house Removal Deadlines are Coming Up

2019.02.28    No Comments

From a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources news release: The first deadline for anglers to remove their fish houses from inland waters is the end of the day Monday, March 4, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The agency urges anglers who haven’t yet removed their shelters to make plans now to ensure […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 2.28.19

2019.02.28    No Comments

Soaring Eagle Ski Trails – 2/21/2019 Excellent conditions continue at Soaring Eagle, as the groomers have been working hard to keep up with all the snow! We had another 4″ Wednesday, and skate lanes were done Thursday. The classic tracks were left with fluffy snow, but we broke trail and several others followed in the afternoon, […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 2.28.19

2019.02.28    No Comments

Wow has the travel on the ice become difficult.  However, the fishing is great if you can get out there. Late ice fishing patterns are starting as the panfish are beginning to gather near potential spawning areas. With that said concentrate on the drop off near shallow spawning bays usually not too far from shore. […]

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