Park Rapids

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…

Barnes County Inmate Walks Away While On Work Release

Michael Dickinson Hasn't Been Seen Since Sunday Evening

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Barnes County officials are asking for the public’s help in finding an inmate who walked away while on work release. Michael Dickinson did not return to the Barnes County Corrections Facility in Valley City after his scheduled work release on Sunday at 9 p.m. Dickinson is described as a 6’02’’ white male, 190 pounds with gray…

DGF Baseball Storms Back on Senior Night to Down Park Rapids

Rebels remain undefeated on the season.

DILWORTH, Minn. — The DGF baseball team trailed the Park Rapids Panthers at one point 5-3 on senior night before finishing the game off with a 15-5 win in six innings on Tuesday night. Andrew Oberg hit a solo home run in the first inning to help the Rebels win their 12th game of the year. Categories: High School, Top…

Loud Noise Wakes People And They Notice Their House Is On Fire

It happened around 3:30 this morning about three miles north of Park Rapids

HUBBARD COUNTY, Minn. — Two people are awakened by a loud noise in the middle of the night and look out to see their house on fire. It happened around 3:30 this morning about three miles north of Park Rapids. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office found the house fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The people inside were able…

Park Rapids Resort A Total Loss After Fire

On The Vacationaire Resort Facebook page, the owners say, "Our hotel is a total loss after a devastating fire. We are just thankful that all the people inside are going to be ok!".

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption PARK RAPIDS, MN — The owners of a Park Rapids, MN resort say their hotel is destroyed by fire. On The Vacationaire Resort Facebook page, the owners say, “Our hotel is a total loss after a devastating fire. We are just thankful that all the people…

Iconic Marquee of Park Theaters in Park Rapids Destroyed in Fire

Park Rapids Fire Department was called to the scene and put out the fire within minutes

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — A classic symbol that’s been on Main Street since 1938 in Park Rapids has been damaged. The iconic marquee of the Park Theater, that’s been built for 79 years, went up in flames. Just before 7 p.m. Monday, one of the owners smelled something burning. He realized that small flames were coming from the marquee just…

Fire Crews on Scene of Fire at Park Theatre in Park Rapids

We have not yet heard how the fire started

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — The classic neon marquee at the Park Theatre in Park Rapids has gone up in flames. Bruce Eidsmoe sent us this video shortly after everyone was escorted out of the theatre around 7 o’clock. Flames are visible at the bottom of…