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Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
RLWD's Jesme earns state award
GigaZone now in Laporte, Becida and Solway
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
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BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Glenn Arnold Conlon
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After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
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Itasca State Park
September 28, 2016
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Ross and Lynne Thompson of Stonewall, Manitoba have been volunteering as campground hosts in Itasca State Park for the last four years. The Thompsons...
September 28, 2016 - 10:59am
August 13, 2016
Naturalist programs set at Itasca State Park
PARK RAPIDS -- Several naturalist programs will take place at Itasca State Park, 36750 Main Park Drive in Park Rapids. The schedule is as follows:Aug. 1710 a.m. - noon. Five Facts in Five Minutes: Conifers near the Mississippi Headwaters. Held under the porch of the Mary Gibbs Mississippi...
August 13, 2016 - 9:05am
July 28, 2016
Raised in Itasca State Park
Betty Hagen of Bagley claims that growing up in Itasca State Park was “just like growing up anywhere else.” But Betty’s knowledge of the...
July 28, 2016 - 9:29am
July 27, 2016
Itasca State Park to mark its 125th year with a celebration Sunday
PARK RAPIDS - Itasca State Park’s birthday and the 125th anniversary of Minnesota State Parks and Trails will be celebrated with a summer picnic,...
July 27, 2016 - 10:45pm
July 22, 2016
Itasca State Park is open after power outage
PARK RAPIDS -- Itasca State Park is open after being closed temporarily Thursday by a power outage after heavy storms moved through the area. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' website, power has been restoried to the park and the campground was fully operational...
July 22, 2016 - 3:41pm
April 20, 2016
Itasca State Park celebrates 125th birthday
ITASCA STATE PARK -- Erika Rivers went out to the Headwaters of the Mississippi early Wednesday morning to take in the silence and think about...
April 20, 2016 - 6:49pm
April 4, 2016
DNR commissioner highlights Itasca needs in capital bonding request
Overdue sewer work to the historic Douglas Lodge, restoring a dormitory-style lodging facility and cleaning up erosion issues at the Mississippi...
April 4, 2016 - 1:08pm
February 5, 2016
Where it all starts: Itasca State Park guests visit Mississippi River headwaters
Itasca State Park visitors check out the ice on Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River on a balmy winter day Sunday afternoon....
February 5, 2016 - 11:11am
January 8, 2016
Upcoming events at Itasca State Park set
BEMIDJI -- Several programs and special events will take place this month at Itasca State Park. All events are free but vehicle permits are regularly $5 for a daily permit and $25 for an annual permit. “Circle Time Under the Pines: W is for Winter Animals” will take place from...
January 8, 2016 - 2:35pm
June 24, 2015
Programs at Itasca State Park
PARK RAPIDS -- Several programs will take place through the week at Itasca State Park, 36750 Main Park Drive in Park Rapids: Thursday 10:30 to 11 a.m. Pack-a-Snack Story Hike: Birds in Our Backyard by Adele Porter and Bill Marchel. Meet at the front doors of the...
June 24, 2015 - 7:53pm
June 3, 2015
Navy combat veteran to swim Mississippi River
PARK RAPIDS -- On the anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, Legacies Alive is sponsoring Chris Ring, a Navy combat veteran, as he becomes the first American to swim the entire length of the Mississippi River in honor of our fallen heroes who left behind spouses. The kickoff will...
June 3, 2015 - 8:13pm
June 1, 2015
MnDOT nears completion on Mississippi River Trail signs
The Minnesota Department of Transportation expects a three-year project installing signs to mark the 800-mile Mississippi River Trail in Minnesota...
June 1, 2015 - 2:43pm
April 18, 2015
Three fire departments contain blaze between Itasca and Park Rapids
Three fire departments rushed south of Itasca State Park Saturday morning to control a grass fire that broke out west of State Highway 71 north...
April 18, 2015 - 1:13pm
July 24, 2013
Blowdown creates opportunity at Itasca State Park
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A July 2012 storm that toppled trees at Itasca State Park is giving officials a chance to accelerate plans to reforest part of one of Minnesota's most popular parks. Itasca's stands of huge red and white pines, some dating back 250 years or more,...
July 24, 2013 - 11:50am
January 29, 2013
MnDOT gets award for Mississippi River bikeway
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has received a national award for its planning for the Mississippi River Trail bikeway. Minnesota was the first state to develop a plan for bicycling along the Mississippi River. The 800-mile route closely follows...
January 29, 2013 - 8:51am