Discover Minnesota: Park Rapids Area

Gateway To The Mississippi Headwaters Within 25 Miles Of Hundreds Of Lakes

  Tuesday, the Discover Minnesota series heads to one of the most beautiful places in our region. Park Rapids has a unique downtown, with extra wide streets you can park down in the middle of. But the area is surrounded by nearly unmatched natural beauty. There are hundreds of lakes within 25 miles of Park Rapids. The city lies just…

Social Distancing: COVID-Conscious Travel

Looking At Ways To Take A Trip While Minimizing Risk

  We’ve been talking about that apprehension you might have to get back into society after a year of staying home doing our part to slow the spread of COVID. But it is looking more and more like we might be able to go out and do more stuff with vaccination rates keep rising. If you’re looking to get out…

Social Distancing: The Giant Statue Tour

A Giant Tour Of Giant Statues In Minnesota

Do you want to explore, do something epic, and run into practically no one while you’re doing it? Lakes County has a ridiculous number of crazy roadside statues towering over highways, lakes, and other random places. And it’s about the perfect social distancing activity because no one is around these works of art. So I went and saw as many…

Social Distancing: Big Crazy Statues

There are a TON of ridiculous statues in our region just ripe for socially distanced exploring

  When I go on vacation, I don’t really plan things very well. I just go somewhere, meander around and find stuff that interests me. And it usually works out. Let’s talk statues. So many little towns around the region have big statues to try and pull in some attention. And if you love ridiculous things like I do, then…

Funeral Arrangements Planned And Pending For Nevis Shooting Suspect And Victims

A GoFundMe account to raise money for the funerals of the sisters and their children surpasses $14,000

Heidi Pierce, Candi Goochey and Bryce BellomoNEVIS, MN — Funeral services are set for a man accused of shooting and killing his two sisters-in-law in Nevis last Thursday before taking his own life. The funeral for 34-year-old Bryce Bellomo will be held Friday morning at Peace Lutheran Church in Nevis. Funeral arrangements for 37-year-old Candi Goochey and 40-year-old Heidi Pierce are…

UPDATE: Deputies in Officer-Involved Shooting in Nevis Identified

The name of the officer has not been released

UPDATE: The Minnesota Bureau Department of Public safety identifies the Hubbard County Deputy who was shot and injured and the deputy who shot at a suspect in Nevis on Saturday. DPS says Deputy Erick Rypkema was shot by Bryce Bellomo during a chase. He has been in law enforcement for 13 years including four with the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office….

GoFundMe Account Started For Family Members Killed In Nevis, Minnesota

Heidi Pierce and Candi Goochey Shot and Killed By Bryce Bellomo on Valentine's Day

NEVIS, MN — The family of sisters killed in a double murder-suicide on Valentine’s Day in Nevis, Minnesota has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for their funerals and family. The BCA identified the dead as 40-year-old Heidi Pierce and 37-year-old Candi Goochey, both of Akeley, and their brother-in-law, 34-year-old Bryce Bellomo of Nevis. Bellomo is accused of killing the…

Three People Dead, One Deputy Injured in Nevis Shootings

The deputy has been treated for non-life threatening injuries

NEVIS, Minn. — Three people are dead after shootings across multiple locations in Nevis. Thursday night before 8, Hubbard County deputies responded to a shooting at a home, which is also a daycare, on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Trail. They say there was a dead woman outside the home, and an armed suspect left in the woman’s car. Another…

Three People Dead & Deputy Injured After Shootings in Hubbard County, Minn.

One Hubbard County deputy was shot during this incident. He was treated and released at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.

UPDATE, NEVIS, Minn. – Three people are dead and a Hubbard County Sheriff’s Deputy is hurt after a shooting in Nevis, Minnesota Thursday night. Deputies responded to a 911 call of a shooting at a home on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Trail around 8:00. The sheriff’s office says when they arrived,  they found a dead woman outside the…

HS Football: Mahnomen and Nevis Claim MN Section Titles

Mahnomen Tops Fertile-Beltrami 30-12; Nevis Defeats NCE-UH 20-18

FARGO, N.D. — Mahnomen’s 30-12 victory over Fertile-Beltrami in the Section 8A tournament marks the Indians’ eighth consecutive section championship. Mahnomen quarterback Jon Starkey rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns on 29 attempts. Nevis topped Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal in the Minnesota 9-Man Section 6 championship game. Nevis (9-1) will face the winner of the Section 7 title game in the state quarterfinals at 8 p.m.,…