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MENAHGA, Minn. — An 8-year-old girl is expected to be at a Minneapolis hospital for another three or four months after she and two other children were burned after an apparent backyard bonfire explosion in Menahga in northwest Minnesota last month. According to the Wadena County Sheriff report, at approximately 8 p.m. on Sept. 29., the caller reported hearing a loud bang, followed by screaming at the southeast Menahga home. There has been no official details yet on what caused the bonfire explosion.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — A bit of Hollywood's glitz and glamour will soon emanate from a Park Rapids artist. Copper cuffs handcrafted by Kelly Ringer, owner of ChatterByHammer, will glimmer at a "celebrity gift lounge" next month honoring Golden Globes nominees and presenters. The invitation-only, luxury event will be Jan. 6-7 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills. It's hosted by GBK Productions, a Los Angeles marketing firm.
Jackpine Writers' Bloc, a regional writing group, celebrates the 25th edition of its literary journal this Saturday, Sept. 17. It's a remarkable milestone. "The Talking Stick" is an annual anthology of poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction, featuring writers with ties to Minnesota. The silver anniversary reunites Jackpine Writers' Bloc founders and early writers with today's readers and writers in a special volume.