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.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs has been forced to lay off the majority of its workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A day after announcing a statewide strategy for widespread testing, Governor Tim Walz outlined Thursday next steps for the COVID-19 response in Minnesota. The Governor extended distance learning through the end of the school year, announced a plan for up to 100,000 workers to safely return t…
Governor Tim Walz, representatives of the state’s health care delivery systems, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Minnesota (U of M) today announced a breakthrough for rapid, widespread testing of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
The entrances at Aicota Health Care Center have been locked now for over a month, with no visitors allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, though, hearts decorate the windows at both Aicota and other congregate care facilities.
Gov. Tim Walz called on Minnesota residents to make homemade masks for those most at risk of the coronavirus, as health officials reported 143 new confirmed cases of the disease, including 23 in the county where it sickened many workers at a meatpacking plant.
Governor Tim Walz today issued Executive Order 20-38, which expands allowable outdoor recreational activities. The changes will allow Minnesotans to continue to enjoy the outdoors close to home while following social distancing guidelines.
After rumors began circulating Saturday and Sunday, the Aitkin County Public Health Department confirmed that there is still not a documented case of COVID-19 in the county.