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The Hubbard County Board approved a preliminary payable 2019 levy of $15,144,000 at their Sept. 18 meeting. That's an $844,000, or 5.9 percent, increase over the 2018 final levy of $14,300,000. County commissioner Char Christenson said she recently learned that neighboring counties are increasing their levies anywhere between 1 and 17.5 percent.
A little bit of rain didn't dampen the spirit of 25 volunteers who offered to paint the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) last week. 3M Wonewok employees arrived at 8 a.m. Sept. 12, and by 1 p.m., they had not only painted three exterior walls, but also awnings and a fence. 3M Wonewok Manager Ed Spiess said his crew does a lot of volunteer work throughout the community. When they learned about the DAC's need, Spiess said they found an opening in their schedules and "we said, 'Let's do it.'"
The Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club's premier event — the Headwaters 100 — attracts hundreds of bicyclists every year. Kickstands go up this Saturday, Sept. 22. The Headwaters 100 is a casual, non-competitive and family-friendly ride. Participants can choose between a 45-, 75- or 100-mile tour.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held a public meeting Sept. 5 in Park Rapids, seeking public comment on a proposal to decrease possession limits for sunfish and crappies on Fifth and Sixth Crow Wing lakes. The proposed experimental regulation would reduce possession to five bluegill and five crappies. The goal is to increase the sizes of those species on the two lakes, explained Park Rapids Area Fisheries Supervisor Doug Kingsley. "Best chance of success would probably be reduced possession limits of five each for bluegills and crappies," he said.
Students in Park Rapids, Nevis, Laporte and Menahga returned to school Tuesday.
Wildlife movie matinee "The Civilian Conservation Corps" will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Roosevelt's civilian conservation corps put more than three million young men in the nation's parks, forests, and farms. This 60-minute film interweaves rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of CCC veterans to tell the story of the boldest New Deal experiments. For more information, contact the refuge at 218-847-2641 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/tamarac . Bear Paw Point hike
An ACTION Park Rapids Lakes Area youth workgroup has arranged a free, community movie night in Heartland Park. "Avengers: Infinity War" will be shown Friday, Aug. 31 from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Water and popcorn will be provided.
A long time ago (last month, actually), in a galaxy far, far away (called Menahga), a noble science-fiction fan designed and constructed an X-wing starfighter, made famous in the "Star Wars" films. Greg Anderson utilized foam core board, plywood and barrels to craft the half-scale model. It stands 18 feet long, 10 feet high and 14 feet wide. It all began with a raft he planned to build. He looked at 15-gallon barrels "and said, 'Those are the perfect size for a turbine for an X-wing,'" Anderson recalled.
The Headwaters Radio Control (R/C) Flying Club, a local group of model aviation enthusiasts, hosted its annual Fun Fly Aug. 25-26. They welcomed more than 30 pilots from Minnesota and North Dakota.