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Welcome to Downtown

Park Rapids

One of the Largest Selections of Souvenirs in the Area

Check for more info at www.parkrapidsdowntown.

Park Rapids Lakes Area FREE Concert Series

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SUMMER/FALL EVENTS

Thursday, June 16 - August 25 Downtown Music 6 - 8 pm

Aug. 11: Dead Soldiers Aug. 18: Hardwood Groove Aug. 25: Circle of Heat

(Note Time Change 5- 7 pm)

THURS.-SAT., Aug. 6-8 Park Rapids’ signature summer festival. See the Lumberjack show, master chainsaw sculptors and archery & tomahawk throwing.

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Family-friendly, untimed 5k where participants get covered with a lot THURS.-SAT., Aug. 6-8 of colors along the way!

Legends & Logging Park Rapids’ signature summer SATURDAY, Sept. 26 festival. SeeDays the Lumberjack show,

75 or 45 mile bicycle rides *GCFYCVGTU 100, Aug. 11-13 masterFood chainsaw sculptors and and beverage stops include restroom facilities and bike repair. archery & tomahawk throwing.

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Family-friendly, 5k Meet where Nemeth Art Center’s other culturaluntimed destinations. participants get covered with a lot artists and artisans in their studios Wild Rice Festival andalong workshops. of colors the way! Oct. 22

Info for all events at www.parkrapids.com

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Explore the mighty Mississippi Minnesota’s oldest state park celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Itasca State Park was established on April 20, 1891 to preserve the old growth pine trees that were in danger of being logged. More than half a million people visit Itasca State Park every year to see the giant pines and wade across the headwaters of the Mississippi River State Water Trail. Park Rapids is the undisputed Gateway to Itasca State Park and the south entrance is a 22-mile drive from Park Rapids north on Highway 71. The east entrance is only a couple miles farther north of the south entrance, and then another mile or so west on Highway 200 – you’ll find it easily at the junction of Highway 71 and Highway 200. On the drive north from Park Rapids on Highway 71 visitors can find several quaint shops and recreation areas to stop at along the way. Also, some fabulous restaurants are located just off of Highway 71 that are sure to satisfy any appetite. Itasca State Park encompasses Lake Itasca, the official source of the Mississippi River, and a scenic area

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of northern Minnesota that has remained relatively unchanged from its natural state. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Stand under towering pines at Preacher’s Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann’s Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay the night at the historic Douglas Lodge or cabins. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota’s seven National Natural Landmarks. But the main attraction will continue to be walking across the headwaters of the Mississippi River on stones at the mouth of Lake Itasca. There are plenty of other activities to do at the park, too. Other outdoor activities include taking an excursion boat on Lake Itasca, exploring along Wilderness Drive, biking or hiking along more than 30 miles of designated trails, fishing in one of the many lakes, observing the wild flowers in season as well as birding. Like the entire Park Rapids area, wildlife can be seen throughout the park. Here is a sampling of events this summer. For more

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information about the park events and schedules, call Itasca State Park headquarters at 218-699-7251, email itasca.statepark@state.mn.us or go

to www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/itasca/index.html.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Itasca’s Mysteries in History: The Jefferson Highway

All roads lead to Itasca, including the historic Jefferson Highway. With the advent of cars, touring became popular with all sectors of America. View a short slide show on the Jefferson Highway then head out onto the trails as we walk to one of the original Jefferson Highway road markers. Bring your vehicle to drive a short distance to the trail head for the walk to the marker. The program runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Aug. 13 – Itasca Wildlife Wonder: The Yellowstone Elk, Campfire

Did you know that elk, once found in our state, were reintroduced at Itasca State Park? Gather around the campfire and learn about the transport of elk from the Yellowstone area of Wyoming and the herd that was once located in Itasca. Meet at the amphitheater in the picnic grounds by the Lakeside Museum. Program runs from 7:30- 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19 – She Had Nerve and a Big Gun: The Mary Gibbs Story

In 1903, Mary Gibbs took a stance for the park at a logging dam along the Mississippi River. Courageously, she placed her hands on the lever in defense of the park’s forests, rivers and lakes while being threatened by a gun-toting site foreman. Walk with naturalists at 11 a.m to learn more about Gibbs, defender of Itasca. Meet by the globe at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center. Friday, Aug. 24 – Itasca’s Mysteries in History: The Lind Saddle Trail Marker Mystery

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Minnesota’s Treasures: Itasca’s Wilderness Sanctuary Tour

In the late 1890s Governor Lind “loved the shaded hills and deep ravines about Itasca Lake” so much that he spent his own money to develop a horse trail. This route, cut from the wagon road at Mary Creek to the Source of the Mississippi River, made a circuit to the south end of the park. Join the naturalist as we hike along the original saddle trail to one of the mystery markers scattered throughout the park. Notes: The hike to the marker is approximately 3 miles round trip. Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, water and a hat. Meet outside Douglas Lodge at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 –Itasca’s Mysteries in History; “Who Stole My Cheese?!” The Mississippi River Survey Marker

Saturday, Aug. 27 – 10th annual North Country Hiking Fest

Explore natural treasures in Minnesota’s Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs). Join an Itasca State Park Naturalist as we discover dragonflies while we explore the wonderful old growth pine of the Wilderness Sanctuary SNA. Discover the interesting dragonflies that are attracted to this unique site. Registration is required as group size is limited to 15 people. Call 218-699-7259 or 218-6997252 for more information or to register.

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1904, the entire Mississippi River was surveyed from Head of Passes near its outlet in the Gulf of Mexico to its source at Lake Itasca, some 2,500 mile apart. Conducted by the Mississippi River Commission, PARK RAPIDS ENTERPRISE

permanent benchmarks were placed along the river’s course. Join the naturalist as we walk to the nearest benchmark and learn more about the work and hardships experienced by the crew – including a robbery! This program is part of the 125th anniversary celebration of Itasca State Park and Minnesota State Parks and Trails. A Parks and Trails Manager will attend this event to discuss your ideas and feedback. Meet by the globe at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center at 11 a.m. for this hour-long program.

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New Wild Rice Festival includes musical performances The Nemeth Art Center, in partnership with the White Earth Nation, Park Rapids Downtown Business Association and Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce, is hosting “Take a Walk on the Wild Side,” a wild rice festival to be held at Armory Square in Park Rapids October 22. The event will run from 10 a.m. to midnight with performances by Corey Medina, Elisa Korenne, Sonny Johnson, Amanda Standalone, Eddie Lee Kid, Karen Townsend and Annie Humphrey. The Duluth Spin Collective (a fire dancing troupe) will perform in the evening and artist members of the Nemeth Art Center will be exhibiting artwork throughout the day. Along with showcasing regional artists and musicians, the Wild Rice Festival will present an opportunity for attendees to stock up on authentic wild rice, discover the terroir of the different strains of wild rice found in the rivers and lakes throughout the region, learn about how local wild rice is harvested and processed. Last but not least, there will be a wide variety of food for purchase at the Wild Rice Festival. If you would like to be involved with the Wild Rice Festival contact info@nemethartcenter.org. As more information on the Wild Rice Festival becomes available, it will be found at nemethartcenter.org. PARK RAPIDS ENTERPRISE

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History museum reflects area’s pioneer heritage The Hubbard County Historical Museum resides in a beautiful Victorian building, located at 301 Court Ave. It was originally built as a courthouse in 1900. It still retains its original tin ceiling, eight vaults and gilded lettering on office doors. Admission is by freewill offering. The Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until September. The museum’s community room has monthly rotating exhibits. Hubbard County veterans will be featured in May. This summer, the museum hosts the following monthly presentations at 7 p.m. at the Northwoods Bank community room: n “A Different View of Itasca State Park” by Deane Johnson Monday, Aug. 29. n “Experiences While Running a Resort on Skunk Lake” by Marty and Norman Leistikow Monday, Sept. 26. For more information about the museum’s 2016 season, visit www.hubbardcountyhistory.org. Director Megan Breitweser can be reached at 7325237 or historicalmuseum@arvig.net.

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