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People who are interested in celebrating Independence Day on the water are invited to a boat parade at Farm Island Lake on July 4.

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Fireworks over Big Sandy Lake, McGregor, between Goffs and Webster’s Bay, are set to go off Saturday, July 4 starting at 10:15 p.m.

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You might have seen a different red, white and blue flag flying over downtown Aitkin on June 19. The banner with a bursting star in the middle is the Juneteenth Flag, a symbolic representation of the end of slavery in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day,…

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Riverwood Healthcare Center and Foundation announced its annual golf charity event, occurring anytime between July 1-31 (excluding July 4-5) at Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor.

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On Saturday, Aug. 1, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation will present the Dawson Strong Ride. The ride is an annual event in memory of Dawson VanPortfliet who died June 4, 2015.

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The Ripple River Bee Club will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Aitkin City Park.

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The USDA/NRCS local work group meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 16. The meeting will be held remotely via WebEx. To receive connection instructions, please RSVP to Tom Gervais at thomas.gervais@usda.gov. This meeting is open to the public.

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Rotary District 5580 will have a virtual awards celebration and change of gavel event on Thursday, June 18. A social hour will be held from 4:30-5 p.m. with the program beginning at 5 p.m.

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After conducting a survey of Aitkin and the surrounding area over the last two weeks, the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce made the decision June 3 to cancel Riverboat Days.

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The quarterly meeting of the Aitkin FFA alumni association was held in March.

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Due to the current circumstances, the Aitkin FFA chapter has decided to host the annual Aitkin FFA Awards ceremony via YouTube Premiere to celebrate the members and their accomplishments.

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The CentraCare Earth Day Run is launching a new virtual run to take place April 24-May 20 for runners in Central Minnesota and beyond. The race features a half marathon, 10K and 5K.

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The Green House, located at Nine Country House Ln. in McGregor, will hold a fairy garden and succulents class on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-noon.

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The East Central Regional Library encourages children and their families to join in a virtual storytime via Facebook Live.

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The Ripple River Bee Club meeting that was scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, March 19, has been canceled.

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The 2022 Aitkin All Class Reunion Committee will meet Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Aitkin American Legion.

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A competitor field of 69 snowkiters competed in six divisions of kiters Saturday, Feb. 29 for the 2020 Mille Lacs Kite Crossing championships Feb. 28-March 1 on Lake Mille Lacs, Garrison.

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The Garrison Bay Lake Area Lions are celebrating their ninth year of shamrock donations to help the local food shelf during “food shelf month.”

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The Aitkin Women of Today held Happy Hour for A Cause Saturday at Block North Brew Pub. The event drew hundreds for food, live music and drinks, as well as raffles and prize drawings, to raise money for the Aitkin City Park.

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Dr. William D. Green is professor of history at Augsburg University and author of several books and articles regarding civil rights and racial equality in Minnesota. His book; Lincoln’s Children emphasizes the abandonment of progress toward equality for African Americans. Northern whites eve…

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The 2020 Snow Kite Crossing, as part of the Garrison Winter Fest Weekend, was held on Mille Lacs Lake in Garrison on Feb. 28 through March 1. The event featured more than 100 racers (men, women and youth) competing. 

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Shotguns, rifles, handguns, bullets and ammunition, firearm parts, brass, furs, knives, caps, and shirts will all be shown and sold at the 23rd annual Deerwood Civic and Commerce Gun and Outdoor Show the weekend of March 7-8 at the Deerwood Auditorium.

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The Aitkin Lions Club will sponsor a donuts with dads event on Thursday, March 12 at Rippleside Elementary School. Donuts will be served from 7:15-8: 25 a.m. in the cafeteria.

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The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada will play an event outside the Canadian border in 2020. Cragun’s Golf Resort,  Brainerd, is set to host the inaugural Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Championship, to be formally recognized as the CRMC Championship, on Aug. 17-24, as part of a 6-year deal.

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A webinar hosted by Aitkin County Economic Development, NE Minnesota Office of Job Training, McGregor Area Chamber of Commerce and the Blandin Foundation will be held Wednesday, March 11 from 8-9 a.m.

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The United Methodist Church, 104 Second St. NW, Aitkin, will hold a baton twirling class for children ages four and up.

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The Up North Riders Inc. ATV Club will hold  an ATV and snowmobile ice ride Saturday, Feb. 29 in McGregor.

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The McGregor VFW, 80 E Delling Ave., will host a “Johnny Cash Birthday Bash” on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 7-10:30 p.m.

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On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh won the admiration and adulation of the world when he earned the Orteig Prize for making the first non-stop, solo flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris.

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The second annual Garrison Winter Festival will be held Saturday Feb. 29 at Garrison Bay, Mille Lacs. Registration for a vintage snowmobile race begins at 9 a.m. A heated food and beverage tent will open at 10 a.m. along with the start of the Kids Pro Ice races. The Mille Lacs kite crossing …

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The Tamarack Activities Club, Inc. will hold a Tamarack Hey Day planning meeting Monday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. at the Village Pump Saloon located at 111 Tamarack Blvd. W, Tamarack.

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The Iron Range Eatery and Cuyuna Brewing, Crosby, are hosting Happy Hour for a Cause on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the brewery to benefit Because of Brandon, the annual benefit for Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Department.

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The Long Lake Conservation Center will hold it’s third annual Ski by the Stars event Friday, Feb. 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Long Lake Conservation Center.

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The Northern Lights Wine Club and Block North Brew Pub will host “The Wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard” event Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Block North (302 Minnesota Ave. N., Aitkin).

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Community members are invited to a Law Enforcement Job Fair at Central Lakes College (CLC) from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the gym of the Brainerd campus.