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Former PRHS student is retired teacher in Australia

April 10, 2016 by Martin Horrigan (Register to contact)

Gday. Martin Horrigan [class of 64] I had to move to Minneapolis for my senior year... very sad to not have graduated in PR. I completed teaching degree at U of M in 69, Taught in Orange City Ia 69-70, then to Univ. South Dakota 70-72 completed M. A. in Theatre. While in SD did 3 seasons at Black Hills Playhouse, Custer State Park. In 72 moved to Australia to teach in Victorian Education Dept. Returned to USA to Vegas in 83 and did relieve teaching. Returned to Australia 84, Now Dual Citizen in Warrnambool Vic. and Retired.

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Medora Christmas Show in Park Rapids  Minnesota Monthly

Medora's hit Christmas show tour is coming to Park Rapids, MN this holiday season! A Magical Medora Christmas brings a family-friendly holiday show to the ...

Celebrate Christmas with the Good Lovelies  Detroit Lakes Online

Canada's the Good Lovelies are bringing their immensely popular Christmas show to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. ...

A Magical Medora Christmas 2018 FIVE STARS | Glendive Broadcasting  KXGN

A Magical Medora Christmas 2018 Five legendary Medora performers brought their family-friendly Holiday Show to Glendive Montana last night. In the only ...

Candidates file for county board, sheriff, SWCD  Park Rapids Enterprise

De La Hunt is a 1985 Park Rapids Area High School graduate. He is currently an owner in De La Hunt Broadcasting. He has been a Henrietta Township ...

news/4502591-pr-graduate-wins-emmy  Park Rapids Enterprise

The Emmy awards recognize the brightest stars in television, but there are many people behind the scenes who are involved in the producing award-winning ...

Community band's spring concert is May 13  Park Rapids Enterprise

The Park Rapids Area Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Russell Pesola, will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 in the Park Rapids ...

Minnesota's largest rodeo event marks 40th anniversary  Park Rapids Enterprise

The Wild West meets the Midwest for four nights of rip-snorting bulls, top-calibre cowboys, bucking broncos, barrel racing and more. The Headwaters Xtreme ...

Menahga, Park Rapids students present joint musical  Detroit Lakes Online

The Park Rapids and Menahga high school drama departments have, once again, teamed up for a musical comedy production. "The 25th Annual Spelling Bee" ...

Operation Round Up awards $45000 to local programs  Park Rapids Enterprise

The Itasca-Mantrap Operation Round Up Trust recently awarded $45,000 to 83 civic projects. Operation Round Up, a charitable program unique to electric ...

Park Rapids adopts an Ojibwe Language Project  Bemidji Pioneer

PARK RAPIDS—A movement started years ago in Bemidji to help bridge the Native and non-Native communities has spread to Park Rapids. Signs in Ojibwe ...

Ojibwe Language Project offering bilingual signage  Park Rapids Enterprise

Signs in Ojibwe and English are now available to area businesses. The Ojibwe Language Project grew out of a three-year partnership between the League of ...

Threats at Park Rapids High School prompt lockdown  Valley News Live

Park Rapids, MN police say a called in bomb threat prompted a lockdown at the high school. It turned out to be a hoax, but local law enforcement took the threat ...

High school pilot program trains future First Responders  Park Rapids Enterprise

North Country EMS Education and the Park Rapids School District are collaborating to offer an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course, also known as ...

Aukes announces re-election bid  Bemidji Pioneer

PARK RAPIDS—Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes announced Friday that he will run for re-election. Aukes is currently serving his second term as sheriff.

Northern Bait celebrates 25 years providing live bait for Minnesota's...  Park Rapids Enterprise

Northern Bait of Park Rapids has a long history of supplying bait and tackle for fishermen. Harold Condiff built the current building and started Northern Bait in ...

One-act play competition this Saturday  Park Rapids Enterprise

The Minnesota State High School League 24A Sub-section One-Act Play competition is Saturday, Jan 23 at the Park Rapids High School Auditorium.

Park Rapids police reveal contents inside suspicious box initially...  Duluth News Tribune

The Park Rapids Police Department and Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a report Thursday afternoon from Linda's Recycled Goods stating they had ...

Osage gun range expansion divides small community  Park Rapids Enterprise

The village of Osage — population 323 — is embroiled in controversy. An influx of high school league trapshooters over the past year-and-a-half has been a ...

Winter fairytale will be staged at Park Rapids Area High Sch...  Park Rapids Enterprise

The Park Rapids High School drama department's winter play is “The Snow Queen” by Ron Nicol, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Shows are 7 ...

River Art Community is newest art endeavor  Park Rapids Enterprise

Creativity will know no bounds at River Art Community, the newest venue in downtown Park Rapids. Located on the corner of Fourth St. and Main, the center ...

Kinship mentoring is 'multiple blessing'  Park Rapids Enterprise

Being a Kinship mentor has been an adventure that has brought much joy to David Niemela's life over the past nine years. "Sometimes it's hard to tell who's ...

Veteran tuba soloist joins community band concert  Park Rapids Enterprise

The Park Rapids Area Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Russell Pesola, will present its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Park Rapids ...

The mystery in Menahga: What led to murder-suicide last November?  KMSP-TV

Last November a mystery like no other unfolded in Menahga, Minn., beginning with a seemingly unexplainable murder-suicide.

Hometown gal manages history museum  Park Rapids Enterprise

By SHANNON GEISEN. The Hubbard County Historical Museum opens for the season May 1, with director Megan ...

Park Rapids High School choir earns awards  Park Rapids Enterprise

The above vocalists all earned a superior rating at the Feb. 24 section ensemble contest held in Park Rapids. All the vocal entries received a "superior," which is ...

Thomas 'Gene' Eugene Morgan  Herald Review

Thomas “Gene” Eugene Morgan, age 90, passed away November 16, 2017, at Sugarbrook Assisted Living in Grand Rapids, MN. He was born in Lake George ...

'Sweet Land' adapted into musical  Park Rapids Enterprise

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Veterans honored at local Vietnam memorial  Park Rapids Enterprise

A steady, light rain fell during the annual Vietnam Memorial Flag Raising and Commemoration atop Bunker Hill near Ponsford on Saturday. Howard and Trudy ...

North Branch mayor seeking 8th District seat vacated by fellow DFLer Nolan  St. Paul Pioneer Press

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MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for November 5, 2018  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 11/5-11/11)

Stewart Mills says he won’t run for Minnesota’s 8th District seat  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Stewart Mills announced Tuesday that he won't run for the Republican Party endorsement in the race to fill northeastern Minnesota's open 8th Congressional ...

German exchange student finds fun in Park Rapids sports and Minnesota...  Park Rapids Enterprise

By Jean Ruzicka. David Frorath, 16, arriving in August from his hometown of Kleinmaischeid, Germany has been ...

MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for September 17, 2018  MaxPreps

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America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23  Park Rapids Enterprise

"Seraph Brass" is a charismatic ensemble of America's top female brass players. They are the opening performance for the Heartland Concert Association's ...

DFL frontrunner in 8th District may not file for primary  Duluth News Tribune

The leader in delegate voting throughout last weekend's 8th Congressional District DFL convention may not be moving to the primary this summer.

Land of 10,000 Lodges  Minnesota Monthly

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First up for 8th District: DFL candidacy  Duluth News Tribune

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St. Cloud's Silver Lining: How to Plan Your Next Visit  Minnesota Monthly

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8th District DFLers will meet in forum  Duluth News Tribune

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The Best Barbecue in Minnesota  Minnesota Monthly

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A Closer Look at Minnesota's Sex Trafficking Problem  Minnesota Monthly

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Revisit: Joan's in the Park  Minnesota Monthly

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Trapshooters do well at Nationals | High School  Hibbing Daily Tribune

MASON, Mich. — The Hibbing High School trapshooting team ended an extremely successful 2018 season by placing 26th out of 176 teams at the 2018 USA ...

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June 2018 Minnesota Event Calendar  Minnesota Monthly

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October 2018's Arts and Entertainment Picks  Minnesota Monthly

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Sue Z.'s Charitable Check-In: November  Minnesota Monthly

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May 2018 Minnesota Event Calendar  Minnesota Monthly

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Visiting Detroit Lakes  Minnesota Monthly

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Road Trip to Taylors Falls  Minnesota Monthly

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"The Laramie Project": Matthew Shepard, 20 Years Later  Minnesota Monthly

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Summer Festivals  Minnesota Monthly

The Minnesota State Fair, Renaissance Festival, and Uptown Art Fair are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Minnesota Summer Festivals.

April 2018 Minnesota Event Calendar  Minnesota Monthly

National Beer Day, Fashion Week MN, World Circus Fair, the Twins home opener and more knock April's events out of the park.

Photos: PopUp Dinner Twin Cities  Minnesota Monthly

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College Shopping  Minnesota Monthly

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Vacationing in Alexandria  Minnesota Monthly

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Lynx, season opener, open letter  Minnesota Monthly

An open letter to the best sports team in Minnesota on the eve of their 20th season.

My MN Memory: Emily Larson  Minnesota Monthly

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Visiting Owatonna  Minnesota Monthly

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Best MN Town: Bemidji  Minnesota Monthly

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February 2018 Minnesota Event Calendar  Minnesota Monthly

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The Ultimate 2018 To Do List  Minnesota Monthly

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A Guide to Minnesota's Schools for 2017-2018  Minnesota Monthly

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Minnesota State Parks To Do List  Minnesota Monthly

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March 2018 Minnesota Event Calendar  Minnesota Monthly

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Get Away at Great Wolf Lodge  Minnesota Monthly

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Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival  Minnesota Monthly

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