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The Nemeth Art Center (NAC) opened for the season this week. Admission is free to the NAC galleries, which are open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. May through September. Julie Buffalohead and Nathanael Flink are the featured artists through July 14. Buffalohead, an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, lives and works in St. Paul. She has exhibited both locally and nationally.
Park Rapids comes alive in the summer, and so does the colorful flowers hanging along Highway 34. Hafner's is encouraging sponsors to come forward to help fund the project. Businesses, individuals and organizations are asked to support the cause and sponsor a flower pole for $200. Hafner's Greenhouse started the beautification initiative in 2010. Nearly 100 overflowing flower baskets hang each year — from Lori Lea Lanes along Highway 34 to Cease Funeral Home at Fair Avenue, with extra attention paid to the centerpiece display at Ace Hardware.
According to Park Rapids Enterprise spotters, the ice has left Fish Hook Lake. On Monday, the Enterprise will draw from the winning entries in its second annual Ice-Out Challenge. The first ticket drawn wins grand prize: a Wave Armor Impulse kayak and paddle. Other drawing prizes are gift cards donated by local sponsors of the contest. Watch the Enterprise for the drawing results.
The Park Rapids Area Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Russell Pesola, will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 in the Park Rapids High School auditorium. The concert features bassoonist Miriam Brack Webber, an assistant professor of music at Bemidji State University.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds people that a Red Flag Warning has been issued today by the National Weather Service. Conditions are ripe for wildlfire.
Hubbard County's newest group of thespians took to the stage over the weekend. 5th-H Performing Arts Club produced Don Zolidis' "The Seuss Odyssey," a speedy and humorous reimagining of Homer's "Odyssey," all in the style of Dr. Seuss. Production manager Charlie Edwins explained that the idea for a youth theatrical group was inspired by the 4-H Pine Cones Club's years of involvement in "4-H Share the Fun." Youth from counties prepare and perform a play, dance, musical or other act. Each county then nominates two groups to perform at the Minnesota State Fair.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. – The mystery substance found on cash that burned a clerk at a Mahnomen County gas station Monday, April 30, turned out to be a “carbohydrate” that may have triggered an allergic reaction, according to the sheriff’s office. A state lab in St. Paul determined that the powder on the bill was “nontoxic and nonacidic,” the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
Nicholas Macklem, a new environmental specialist with the Hubbard County Environmental Services Office, will oversee the county's aquatic invasive species (AIS) program, watercraft inspections and decontamination station. He was hired on March 5. Bill DonCarlos, the previous AIS coordinator, resigned in December 2017 to pursue a career in the sporting goods industry. Macklem introduced himself to the Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) on Thursday.
Moms, mentors and the girls they love are invited to spend a fun afternoon exploring math and science. "Superstars of STEM" is a partnership between the Park Rapids Area Library and Park Rapids Area High School. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the high school commons and auditorium. The first 200 attendees (18 and under) receive a swag bag. While the focus is on women and STEM because there's a need for more women in those fields,
Do you have an outdoor, spring clean-up task? Century Middle School students want to help. Fifth through eighth graders are volunteering to help with community or individual outdoor projects. All service projects will be completed by Century School students and staff on Friday, May 11. In case of rain, the alternate date is May 15. Project requests will be accepted through May 1.