Green glorious green

As we look forward to celebrating the red, white and blue, the landscape is displaying a thousand shades of green. From the pine trees and foliage overhead to the ferns and other native plants at our feet, the view from the bow of a boat or through the window is glorious green. The July calendar […]

2nd Street Stage Winning Button Design Chosen

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 […]

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

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 […]

Now is the time to plan your vacation in the Heartland Lakes.

Looking outside at the snow loaded pines, it’s hard to believe that in a few months spring will arrive and then summer all this wind chill will be a distant memory (at least until next winter hits and we do it all again). Before you know it, school will be out and family reunions and […]

100 Years of Summer Contest Winners Announced

It’s time to announce the winners of our 100 Years of Summer photo contests.  We had many beautiful pictures submitted in both categories.  Steve Heriot of Heriot Creative Studio was generous enough to judge the Fun in the Sun Contest for us. Press play to see the winners!    

Festivals Fill August Weekends with Fun

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

Volunteers Needed for Legends & Logging Days

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteer to help with Legends and Logging Days to be held August 9 through August 11, 2018. This iconic community event is an opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers. Please follow the link below to sign-up to volunteer. All volunteers will receive […]

How to Have a Legendary Summer

Legends & Logging Days is 4 days of summer fun August 9-12 that you’ll find nowhere else.  End the summer with something worth remembering by getting in on the action.  The full event schedule is on the way, these are just the events that require RSVP. Register yourself or your team for these epic events at the links […]

100 Years of Summer Videos & New Contest Deadline

Our 100 Years of Summer photo contest is going so well that we’re extending it to August 10th.  We’ve got plenty to work with but your pictures are so beautiful, historic and creative that we’re hoping for more.  We’ve got two contests going, Fun in the Sun and Then & Now. You can enter both […]

June Means it’s Time for Community Festivals!

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is turning 100 this year and will celebrate all summer long. You will find details of photo contests that are part of the centennial on the Chamber website. With third and fourth generations returning to stay at resorts, the family cabin and Itasca State Park, […]

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