Park Rapids

LIVE: More Than A Dozen New Sculptures Installed In Park Rapids

Park Rapids Sculpture Trail Gets Refreshed With Regional Art Every Year

  A town in Lakes Country has a fresh new look this morning thanks to more than a dozen new sculptures. This is the fourth year for the Park Rapids Sculpture Trail. Every May, a set of new sculptures goes up in Red Bridge Park and downtown Park Rapids. 13 new sculptures were unveiled over the weekend. Organizers say the…

Social Distancing: Live Cam Postcards

A Travel Activity That Lets You Pose For The World To See

  Here’s a silly thing you can do to make your travels a little more fun in our region. It’s kind of like a scavenger hunt, and makes for a fun photo op for your travels. Find all the places along your journey where there’s a live cam, and pose in front of it. We have a lot of live…

Watch: Fire heavily damages bean plant near Park Rapids

Crews Still Monitoring Fire As Of Tuesday Morning

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – Firefighters were on the scene of a bean plant fire late Monday night and early Tuesday morning near Park Rapids. The fire started at about 8:30 p.m. Monday at Green Valley Bean on Highway 34 west of Park Rapids. The fire was put out about three hours later. Fire crews from Nevis, Menahga, Frazee, Detroit lakes…

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: A Reason To Revisit

A Park In Park Rapids Introduces New Set Of Locally-Made Statues Every Year

  Here’s one of the fun things about exploring close to home in our region during the pandemic. You can keep finding new fun stuff in the same place if you go back for more. I learned that this weekend. At the end of the Heartland Trail in Park Rapids is a park called Red Bridge Park. There were a series…

Social Distancing: Biking The Heartland State Trail

The Heartland State Trail is A Great Trail For Non-Expert Bicyclists

  This is the time of year to get out and start enjoying the great outdoors again. I used it as an opportunity to push myself. I went and biked the Heartland State Trail in Lakes Country on Saturday. It’s a 49 mile paved path stretching from Park Rapids to Cass Lake. I did a 35 mile stretch starting north…

Man Killed After Crashing Into SUV Then Into Tree North of Park Rapids

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash

PARK RAPIDS, MN — A man is dead after a crash Saturday night north of Park Rapids. Minnesota State Patrol says 26-year-old Taner Berttunen of Menahga was speeding when he rear-ended an SUV. Berttunen suffered fatal injuries when his truck left the road, went airborne and struck a tree. Two people in the SUV were not hurt. Alcohol is believed…

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At Popular Golf Course Lodge Near Menahga

Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge was fully engulfed in flames

MENAHGA, Minn. — Numerous fire crews respond to a massive fire north of Menahga, Minnesota. The Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge was fully engulfed in flames. Crews from Menahga, Sebeka, Park Rapids and at least four other towns all responded around 4 this afternoon. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office issued a plea on social media for people to stay away…

Sharing War Stories: 88 Local Veterans Spent Two Days In Washington, D.C.

They were selected for the latest North Dakota-Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. — They were a group of 88 of our area’s finest service members. They were just the latest heroes to take the North Dakota-Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We went along for the ride and it was a 2-day whirlwind of activity as we took in memorial after memorial, shared lunches and snacks and more importantly shared…