Kelly Elsner found his second calling Tuesday night -- amateur firefighter.
As fires closed in on his Hubbard County Road 111 home and well drilling business south of Park Rapids, Elsner called his employees back to work.
“Come back as fast as you can,” were his instructions.
His owner didn’t fully wake up until the next morning when she came into her kitchen to find a wet floor. Agnes Larson said she blamed Clancy not realizing it was from the burglar's boots. “But then I found this crowbar laying there and the deck door ajar.”
A Park Rapids woman has been charged with the theft of more than $16,000 in gaming proceeds from the Park Rapids American Legion.
An omnibus hearing in Hubbard County District Court has been set for Dec. 3 in the case of Julie Ihme Swanson, 41.
An invasion of forest tent caterpillars from Hubbard County (Minn.) and around the state has now found its way to city trees.
The one-inch black worms are crawling up the walls of the Park Rapids Area Library, among other sun-dappled buildings.
Hubbard County got its own taste of the hit A&E show “Storage Wars” on Saturday. Hundreds of people swamped DLI Storage west of Park Rapids to participate in an auction of delinquent storage units. The auction, slated for 10 a.m., was delayed because so many bargain-hunters were trying to register for auction bidding cards. The line snaked around the storage units. Parking was scarce and everybody was hoping to hit the lottery.
A case in Park Rapids, Minn., involving Darwin Schauer, a retired Lutheran lay pastor charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a minor girl, was continued, or postponed, Monday until May 14, according to a state district court official.
The boys — ages 10 and 12 — were reported missing Tuesday afternoon from a home on Eagle Lake near Park Rapids. Hubbard County deputies responded and learned that family members could not find the boys
On a rural stretch of Minnesota highway in the dead of night, a traffic stop turned violent when a 26-year-old man brazenly grabbed a state trooper's Taser, beat her with it and then put it to her head.
A Park Rapids, Minn., police officer was injured trying to detain a shoplifting suspect Tuesday afternoon. The suspect then led police on a high speed chase through Park Rapids. Officer Carrie Parks was dragged nearly two blocks through the Walmart parking lot as she tried to grab the keys and turn off the ignition when the suspect became uncooperative and indicated she wanted to leave. Police Chief Terry Eilers said she will be OK, but lost much of the skin on one leg and foot.
Monday's powerful overnight storm hit Park Rapids, Minn., and Hubbard County overnight, sucking trees out of the ground, ripping roofs off structures and toppling power lines and poles like pickup sticks. Much of Park Rapids and the county were without power or phone service Tuesday morning. Park Rapids school canceled classes for the day Tuesday.
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