Shannon Geisen


Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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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.

FATHER stands for “Fostering Actions to Help Earnings and Responsibility.” Founded in 1999 by the city of Minneapolis, the FATHER Project became a program of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota in 2004. The program’s mission is to help fathers learn healthy parenting skills and behaviors as well as overcome barriers that have prevented them from providing emotional and financial support for their children.
Carvers from Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, New York Mills and Wadena, among others, gathered to sell their handiwork at a Saturday, Dec. 4 show hosted by the Park Rapids Chapter of Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association.
The Minnesota Loon Restoration Project is targeting an eight-county area, which includes Hubbard, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Clearwater, Itasca and Aitkin counties.
The actor and activist gathered south of Park Rapids for a Monday, March 15, news conference with Winona LaDuke and others.
Members of a northern Minnesota church see their cycling group expand in numbers and in destinations.
MENAHGA, Minn. -- A long time ago (last month, actually), in a galaxy far, far away (called Menahga), a noble science-fiction fan designed and constructed an X-wing starfighter, made famous in the "Star Wars" films.
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 mon...