Shannon Geisen


Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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After earning her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Bemidji State University in 1995, she began her newspaper career as a staff reporter for the Review Messenger in Menahga/Sebeka. She joined the Enterprise in 2001. A two-year stint overseas had her living in Zurich, Switzerland and working at an international school. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2004, she rejoined the Enterprise as a graphic artist, creating ads, paginating the newspaper and designing special sections. In 2014, she moved back into the newsroom, writing human interest stories and covering local government. She was named editor in October 2017.

Geisen has two daughters who attend the Park Rapids School District.

In addition to writing and photography, she enjoys camping, biking, film, traveling and reading.

It took eight years, largely delayed by COVID, but Diane and David Thoelke stopped at every state park.
MnDOT expects to release bids this week (Sept. 19-23) and hire a contractor in 30 days. Logging would begin in November.
This year’s Art Leap offers 24 locations in Hubbard and Becker counties, highlighting more than 90 local and regional artists.
The environmentalists filed a civil complaint on July 16, 2021, arguing that the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office’s blockade on June 28, 2021 to the 80-acre camp was a violation of private property rights, including, in particular, an easement covering the driveway to the property.
Being open to foot traffic only, Minnesota’s trail holds unimpeded travel for hikers, berry pickers, mushroom hunters, geocachers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
Exploring Blackness in rural Minnesota subject of Yunior Rebollar's work
Lowell Deede, a retired wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Office, began volunteering for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in 2015, collecting water samples and measuring water clarity.
Luke Hartung, a junior, became the sixth Park Rapids Area High School (PRAHS) student to win the Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest.
Luke Hartung, a junior, became the sixth Park Rapids Area High School (PRAHS) student to win the Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest.
FATHER stands for “Fostering Actions to Help Earnings and Responsibility.” Founded in 1999 by the city of Minneapolis, the FATHER Project became a program of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota in 2004. The program’s mission is to help fathers learn healthy parenting skills and behaviors as well as overcome barriers that have prevented them from providing emotional and financial support for their children.