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Laporte Area Take a Kid Fishing Fundraiser this Saturday at Pine Beach Resort and Campground in Laporte. It will start at 4 pm and go until 7. We will be serving fish and all the fixings to raise money for our 2012 event on June 9th. At Pine Beach Resort & Campground. Kids can sign up for a chance to win a fishing rod/reel combo donated by Rick Voight Memorial Fund. Adults can sign up for a chance to win a pontoon/boat rental donated by Pine Beach Resort & Campground. The event is scheduled for June 9, 2012 on Lake Garfield.
Republicans say they are paying what they owe Minnesota counties for information from last fall's governor election recount. "We have about 20 counties left to go," GOP Chairman Tony Sutton said. "We have been chipping away on them." Sutton estimated that the party could finish paying its recount bills within four weeks. He said about $20,000 remains to be paid. "It is about managing all the bills we have," Sutton said. Hubbard County is not one of the delinquent accounts.
Blizzard Estra stranded 800 motorists in North Dakota Friday. Her tail winds caused numerous accidents in the Park Rapids area Saturday morning. In Hubbard County deputies responded to four accidents, including two rollovers, on Highway 71 south of Park Rapids, in a one-hour period. Most were traveling too fast for the icy conditions, authorities said. One 20-year-old woman was transported to St. Joseph's Area Health Services with a possible neck injury.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and hazardous weather outlook for parts of the region and a blizzard watch and winter storm warning will begin later today. A winter storm carrying snow from the Rockies through western North Dakota is expected to push into eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota today.
Thursday, May 20 Up North Quilters: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Akeley United Methodist Church. Park Rapids Area Library: Open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Duplicate bridge: 12:30 p.m. at the Park Rapids Senior Center, 102 2nd St. West. Headwaters stroke support group: 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Joseph's Area Health Services lobby conference room. Young Moms Group/Teen MOPS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Evergreen Church, 295 Western Ave. So. TOPS 414: 6-6:20 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 meeting at Riverside United Methodist Church (use the northwest entrance). Laporte Book Club: 6 p.m. at the Lakeport Fire Hall.
Zach Lehrke's six RBI during a 13-run first inning helped the Park Rapids baseball team sweep a Mid-State Conference doubleheader from Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday at the Area High School field. In the first game, Justin Peterson's two-run home run and RBI doubles by Tom Juberian and Lehrke sparked a 14-8 victory. In the second game, Lehrke's two-run double and grand-slam homer in the first inning led to a 16-1 rout in five innings.
Martha Heinonen, 99, of Frazee died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at Frazee Care Center. She was born Dec. 15, 1907 in Lapuan, Finland to Frank and Maria Sofia Nurmi. At the age of 9, she and her family arrived in New York on a ship from Finland. Her mother became ill with tu-berculosis and died in 1917. Her father and stepmother died of the flu in 1918. She was adopted by the Mike Heinonen family in Crosby. They lived in Shell Lake Township. She married Werner Hei-nonen Aug. 7, 1923 in Snell-man.