The McGregor Area School District announced Wednesday afternoon that its elementary school would move to a full, distance-learning model in response to a positive COVID-19 test.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Wednesday an Aitkin County resident has died from COVID-19 complications.This is the first Aitkin County resident to die from the disease. The resident was in their 80’s, no other details are available. A total of 29 cases have been confirme…
Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), announced Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year.
Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To date, 30 state…
Marcum House, one of several buildings at Long Lake Conservation Center, is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aitkin County Land Commissioner Rich Courtemanche presented to the county board last week options to reduce the operating budget for the rest of 2020 due to the pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic moves into summer and many businesses work toward reopening, the impact felt by Aitkin County’s Long Lake Conservation Center continues to grow.
For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals re…
The city of Aitkin was one of 20 signatories on a letter by Iron Range mayors sent May 15 to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, asking that Federal CARES Act dollars be distributed to this area.
Minnesota restaurants and bars may reopen June 1 for outdoor dining with social distancing and other safeguards, while salons can resume cutting hair at partial capacity, Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday, drawing sharp criticism from those who had hoped for faster steps to help struggling businesses.
As part of Operation America Resolve last week, both Aitkin’s Riverwood Healthcare and Crosby’s Cuyuna Regional Medical Center received a flyover of F-16 jets. The event, planned for numerous points across the state, drew staff out of the building at Riverwood to record the event.
Minnesota banned large-scale high school graduation ceremonies on Friday to limit the spread of the coronavirus, and encouraged schools to hold online ceremonies instead.
The Minnesota National Guard along with the 934th Air Wing of the Air Force Reserve will be conducting additional statewide flyovers in recognition of those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response as part of Operation American Resolve.A flyover is scheduled for a time window betw…
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed a second positive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Aitkin County, according to the Aitkin County Health and Human Services department.
One of several shelter-in-place violations around the state occured in Mille Lacs County. An Elk River woman was charged with violating an emergency powers order (shelter-in-place) and also charged with a third degree DWI and second degree test refusal for an incident occurring in Princeton …
Aitkin High School Principal Paul Karelis (center) waves to a bus driver while helping distribute distance learning packets Monday morning.
Katie Nelson of Riverwood (left) picks up face shields made by FLOE’s Shawn Hagen.