Grandpa and grandson fish from the dock at Two Inlets Resort.
A popular TV news station out of Minneapolis is coming to the Park Rapids lakes area tomorrow! While it would be nice if they would visit Two Inlets Resort, or even Two Inlets Lake, it looks like we didn't make the cut. Here is a news release put out by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
"WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Mike Binkley, along with WCCO Radio’s Dave Lee will pull into the Park Rapids area on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 as part of WCCO’s annual summertime series, “Goin’ to the Lake!”.
Throughout the day on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8, the WCCO-TV cameras will roll as Liz and Mike visit several popular spots in the Park Rapids and surrounding areas to connect with local residents. In addition to their activities throughout the day, Liz and Mike will report live from Park Rapids during the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 pm newscasts.
• Headwaters of the Mississippi River – Thursday; 5pm and 6pm newscasts
• Water Wars and 2nd Street Stage – Thursday; 10pm newscast
• Legends and Logging Days at the East 40 Tractor Grounds Park Rapids – Friday; 5pm and 6pm newscasts. JOIN US!!
On Friday, August 8th from 5:00 - 9:00 am, NewsRadio 830 WCCO Radio host Dave Lee, will be broadcasting live from the Great Northern Café. The public is welcome to join in!
Slated to be part of the program is Deane Johnson of Little Minnesota, author of Best of Itasca. Connie Cox, Park Naturalist from Itasca State Park is being scheduled as well. To discuss our pristine lakes and premier fishing, along with all great outdoor sports in the Park Rapids Lakes Area the Smokey Hills Outdoor Store will be on deck.
“I’ve done quite a few stories in the Park Rapids area: tackling the ropes at the Character Challenge Course, making whiskey barrels at Black Swan Cooperage, navigating the corn maze at Carter’s Red Wagon Farm, among others. I’ve ridden my bike on the Heartland Trail and stood at the Headwaters of the Mississippi in this beautiful area. I can’t wait to get back and experience more!” said WCCO’s Mike Binkley. “Park Rapids is such a beautiful area in Minnesota’s cabin country. We’re excited to get out and explore all it has to offer!” added Liz Collin.
Don’t forget to watch WCCO-TV, channel 4, at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 pm to catch Liz and Mike’s adventures in Park Rapids and tune into NewsRadio, 830 WCCO (AM) from 5am-9am on Friday for Dave Lee’s show."
I sure hope that resorts are strongly emphasized as a great asset to this community in some of the news reports. Park Rapids is lucky to be home to over 60 family owned and operated resorts, offering families a great lake experience and a fun family vacation. In fact, I would go so far as to say that Park Rapids has some of the BEST vacation resorts in the state of Minnesota. I know I might be biased, but don't you think it just might be true?
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Beach fun, walleye fishing, relaxing. Park Rapids area resorts offer so much.