City Administrator Ryan Mathisrud told the Park Rapids City Council on Tuesday that:

  • 365体育投注Gladden Construction will be coming to town next week to put finishing touches on last year’s mostly completed U.S. Hwy. 71 roundabout project. These include sidewalks and landscape seeding and planting.

  • 365体育投注The search for applications for a city treasurer has closed. “We received a number of good applications,” Mathisrud said, adding that candidates will be interviewed starting next week.

  • The closing date for the purchase of the Armory, most recently planned for April 28, has been postponed to May 4. “It looks like we’re all pretty much good to go with the state on the additional documents,” said Mathisrud. “We’re pretty confident that it will go through at that time.”

  • The city’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee, as empowered by the Park Rapids Economic Development Authority on April 7, has already approved its first Peacetime Emergency Business Assistance loan, with more applications expected next week.

In an off-the-cuff comment, Mathisrud observed that the COVID-19 pandemic “is like 9-11 in slow motion. … It’s just like a train wreck that you’re watching happen. It affects everybody. It’s tough to watch. There’s nothing good that comes from it, but it’s something that we’re all going to remember for the rest of our lives.”