We see that you have javascript disabled. Please enable javascript and refresh the page to continue reading local news. If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact the customer support team at 1-833-248-7801.

Shannon Geisen


Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.

work: 218-237-1822
cell: 218-255-2668

After earning her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Bemidji State University in 1995, she began her newspaper career as a staff reporter for the Review Messenger in Menahga/Sebeka. She joined the Enterprise in 2001. A two-year stint overseas had her living in Zurich, Switzerland and working at an international school. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2004, she rejoined the Enterprise as a graphic artist, creating ads, paginating the newspaper and designing special sections. In 2014, she moved back into the newsroom, writing human interest stories and covering local government. She was named editor in October 2017.

Geisen has two daughters who attend the Park Rapids School District.

In addition to writing and photography, she enjoys camping, biking, film, traveling and reading.

The environmentalists filed a civil complaint on July 16, 2021, arguing that the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office’s blockade on June 28, 2021 to the 80-acre camp was a violation of private property rights, including, in particular, an easement covering the driveway to the property.
The final levy, payable in 2023, will be set in December.
Being open to foot traffic only, Minnesota’s trail holds unimpeded travel for hikers, berry pickers, mushroom hunters, geocachers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
The Menahga City Council assigned Greenwood Connections Administrator Laura Ahlf the duties of interim administrator and appointed her as the responsible authority at their Monday, Aug. 29 meeting.
Following a spate of slurs and derogatory comments spray painted on public and private property, the Menahga City Council passed a resolution on Monday, Aug. 29 condemning hate speech and reaffirming the city’s commitment to the “wellbeing and safety of all people, especially people of the Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Jewish, Muslim, Arab, Asian American, LGBTQI communities.”
Interim City Administrator Betty Thomsen informed the city council on Aug. 8 that $27,863 of that amount can be attributed to purchases that were not in the budget and $46,690 are related to excess legal fees.
For at least six years, the city has dealt with malicious damage to the city beach house on Spirit Lake.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) asked the Menahga City Council for suggestions about resolving unsafe conditions at the intersection.
Exploring Blackness in rural Minnesota subject of Yunior Rebollar's work
Margaret (Uselmann) Taggart celebrated her 104th birthday on June 5.