Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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Heidi Mason has hit the hunting trifecta. And since she is as handy with a rod and reel as she is with a hunting bow, we can honestly say she took to bow hunting like a fish to water. With her new compound Mathews bow, the Detroit Lakes woman who refused to take youth hunting classes bagged a bear in Manitoba, a turkey in the Park Rapids area and a deer near Detroit Lakes this year. The 2002 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School and the daughter of Linda and Wayne Warmbold of Park Rapids also caught a 22-inch walleye.
The Line 3 replacement argument has a classical risk/benefit analysis for building a crude oil pipeline that would skirt Hubbard County if approved. Are the risks of burying a pipeline...
The Sandpiper Line 3 replacement argument has a classical risk/benefit analysis for building a crude oil pipeline pipeline that would skirt Hubbard County if approved. Are the risks of burying a pipeline near pristine lakes and rivers worth it for the benefit of reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and providing a reliable and stable supply?
A small empire of organic and gluten-free food mixes is quietly mushrooming in Menahga. Owned by the Savela family, My Grandpa’s Farm is the brainchild of Jayson and Amy Savela with sons Paul and John.
An identified woman died after a high speed pursuit into Laporte that reached speeds of 90 mph Friday morning. The chase began somewhere outside of Laporte and headed east on...
David Paul Patterson of Laporte was found guilty Wednesday night of possessing seven pounds of marijuana with intent to sell it. Judge Paul Rasmussen presided over the case and set sentencing for Patterson for March 30, 2015. Hubbard County Sheriff’s Deputies and Agents of both the B.C.A.
It’s been a tough winter for septic system experts, even though warm weather would dictate otherwise. “We’re seeing a lot of frozen tanks,” said Dave Hacker of Backhoe Pete. Warm...
The criminal complaints against two Park Rapids women read like a poor adaptation of the film “Thelma and Louise.” The complaints say Rosemarie Mertice Flannigan, 51, and Jessica Ann Jordan, 32, conspired in April 2014 to burn down Flannigan’s rural farmhouse, use the insurance proceeds to pay off Flannigan’s son’s drug debts and flee to Mexico. Both women are charged with arson in Hubbard County District Court. Both have posted bond and are considered innocent until proven guilty.
The family of Kiela Gem Knowles left the courtroom in tears Wednesday morning as the teen’s killer was sentenced to 334 months in prison. Knowles, 19, was strangled to death in her downtown ParkRapids apartment Feb. 23 by Harley David Leritz, 21, who had moved to Menahga shortly before the crime. Leritz sat impassively through the hearing that Judge Robert Tiffany called “extremely tragic.” Due to alcohol consumption that night, Leritz said he didn’t remember the circumstances leading up to the strangulation. He pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder Nov.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Two young girls and their family helped rescue a young loon last week in danger of freezing to the ice on Hubbard County’s Upper Bottle Lake...