by Dave DeMars email@example.com Berni Halaas is not a Bears fan though her name is pronounced like the legendary coach of the Chicago Bears and she is a distant relative, but she certainly is an enthusiastic booster of the Sauk Rapids Business Council and the businesses that make up the city. Halaas serves as membership director of the council, and
by Dave DeMars firstname.lastname@example.org The city of Sauk Rapids is holding its annual Clean Sweep Week April 27–29. It’s simple to be a part of Clean Sweep, and the city is willing to help. To assist with dealing with the accumulated mess the winter months left in your yard, along the fence lines and in the roadways, simply gather it
by Dave DeMars email@example.com Sit down and talk with Jim Brownson about Pirate’s Cove, and it becomes apparent the man has a love affair with the place. “I spent a lot of time here,” Brownson said. “We came up here a lot because there seemed to be so much to do up here.” That was in his college days at
by Dave DeMars firstname.lastname@example.org Shooting the breeze at a Wood Expo in Sauk Rapids, woodworkers Al Gerads of Rice and Pam Witte of Milaca shared ideas of what goes into the making of a good woodcarver: one idea has to do with potatoes, the other with ducks. “Well, the guys I started carving with told me that if I could
by Dave DeMars email@example.com The Rice City Council dealt with three important issues at the April 18 meeting that lasted well past 9 p.m. The first issue occurred in the public input portion of Monday’s meeting, when members of the audience informed the council of the dangers at the corner near Rice Elementary School. Audience members told of buses driving
by Dave DeMars firstname.lastname@example.org If it’s springtime, then it must be time for a play. Just ask Julie Christenson, drama director at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. This year, she will be directing Once Upon a Mattress, a story based on an old folk tale about a princess who had a hard time sleeping because of a pea – sort of.
by Dave DeMars email@example.com With little fanfare and only one question, the Sauk Rapids City Council at its April 11 meeting approved an amendment to the liquor licensing code that would allow “brew pub” and “taproom” liquor licenses for on-sale, off-sale and Sunday sale of malt liquor beverages. Administrator Ross Olson explained the present statute did not conform to state
by Dave DeMars firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Popp made a request to the Rice City Council on behalf of the Rice Women of Today to start a Rice Farmers’ Market in the park on Division and Main Street in Rice. The market would be operated mainly as a fundraising event each Tuesday starting in June and continuing through September. The Rice resident made her