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PARK RAPIDS

Dwayne Johnson and Kian Scott died late Tuesday night when a wrong-way driver smashed her vehicle head-on into theirs, the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office reported.
DLHS Class of 2017 graduate Annika Merkens, a senior at South Dakota State University this fall, will be spending her summer as an agronomy intern with R.D. Offutt (RDO) Farms
“I’ve seen kids open up more with their personality,”said Mike Swan, a member of the Native Advisory Board at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. “The kids take the lead in their drama camp production. It might be a fairy tale with castles and knights. They are expressing their creativity to let that out in new ways. Some kids never knew they could do something like that.”
U.S. Kids Golf Fargo Summer Local Tour will tee off Sunday, May 22 in the lakes area, according to a news release from the group. Registration begins April 8 for tour dates in: Park Rapids, Wahpeton, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Alexandria, with the tour championship beginning Aug. 14 at Wildflower at Fair Hills Resort in Detroit Lakes.

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The Park Rapids Tall Pine Toms chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has been sprucing up habitats for turkey and other wildlife in the Hubbard County area.
A 21-mile road reclamation and resurfacing project on State Highway 34 in Becker County has caught the attention of environmentalists and nature lovers across Minnesota, drawing just over 80 people to a virtual open house on the project that was hosted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Of particular concern: A plan to remove 75% of the trees and vegetation in the project's "clear zone," due to the route's status as part of the Lake Country Scenic Byway as well as being a known area for viewing large numbers of Minnesota's state flower, the Showy Lady's Slipper.
MnDOT says the tree-cutting is necessary to make the highway safer, but opponents say the plan violates the spirit of the state’s scenic byway program, which has included Highway 34 for over 20 years.
Colton Erickson of Park Rapids is dead after a two-vehicle collision on Sunday evening on U.S. Highway 71, south of Blackduck.
Sylvia White of Park Rapids is dead after her SUV collided with a fertilizer trailer on Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 71, south of Bemidji.
The internationally known photographer captured the look of teens in wintry small towns.

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Officers from 31 different law enforcement agencies assisted in the removal of the demonstrators from private property. A total of 179 demonstrators were arrested and charged with gross misdemeanor trespassing with an additional 68 individuals cited with public nuisance and unlawful assembly.
Danielle Kraus and Derek Jensen of Park Rapids, Minn., had no idea their son Henry would be diagnosed with neonatal Marfan syndrome, a rare and serious condition.

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