A winner was selected Saturday Aug 25th in the KK Radio Network Boat, motor and trailer giveaway...congrats Mary Patron of New York Mills. Thanks to all the listeners and qualifiers for coming to the giveaway. A big thank you to our sponsors from Vaughn Auto and Marine of New York Mills, Smokey Hills Out Door Store of Park Rapids, KLN Family Brands, Nimrod Bar and Grill and ACME Tools of Bemidji. It was a great day! Thanks to Coborns for the food, Citizens National Bank and Northwoods Bank for supplies.
The Park Rapids Fire Department responded to a fire at the Great Northern Cafe Tuesday morning after staff arrived to work in the early morning and found the building filled with smoke. The fire department received the call at about 5am. Upon arrival the fire department found a lot of smoke in the building with very little flame. According to Park Rapids Fire Chief Terry Long, the fire appeared to almost choke it's self out. Most of the damage is to one wall and there is smoke and water damage. The Fire Marshall was on the scene and preliminary findings are that it was an electrical fire. The fire is still under investigation,. Lance Pritchett the owner of the business hopes to get in and get things cleaned up as soon as possible so they can re-open. We'll let you know as soon as a re-opening date has bee determined.
WALKER, Minn. (AP) - The body of a missing boater has been recovered from a Cass County lake. Sheriff's officials say he was thrown from a boat along with another man on Hay Lake near Backus Tuesday afternoon. The other man was rescued and was treated for minor injuries. The other man's body was recovered late Wednesday afternoon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Lakes Area Dive Team helped with the search. The men have not been identified.
WALKER, Minn. (AP) - Authorities in northern Minnesota say a 9-year-old boy was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash over the weekend. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the crash happened on private property in rural Boy River around 5 p.m. Sunday. Deputies and first responders arrived to find the 9-year-old had been operating an ATV with a 15-year-old male passenger when they lost control in a waterhole and the ATV flipped on top of them. Crews removed the ATV from the 9-year-old but efforts to revive him failed. The passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The name of the victim was not immediately released.