With Gov. Tim Walz announcing last week that the “Stay At Home” order would expire May 18, the new target date for reopening many businesses became June 1.
There has been buzz among local restaurant and bar owners about opening their doors for sit down business before Memorial Day weekend. The businesses say they can’t continue to wait until June 1, the earliest expected date Gov. Walz will allow them to open amid the COVID-19 sanctions. A numb…
A new documentary film directed by Suez Taylor was released on March 29, documenting the course of resistance to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota. LN3 features indigenous environmental activist and water protector Winona LaDuke, attorney Tara Houska, and poet-hip hop artist ThomasX,…
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, said he encourages area residents to participate in three statewide telephone town hall meetings regarding the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project.
On March 14 at 4:36 p.m., a 2000 Chrysler 300 driven by Krista Marie Wildenauer, 21, McGregor, was traveling west on Hwy. 210 when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled into the south ditch. Wildenauer’s passenger, Dylin Thomas Furney, 21, McGregor, was taken to Riverwood Healthcare…
On March 17 at 2:20 p.m. the Hill City Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 525 Quadna Mountain Rd, Hill City – a fire that resulted in the complete loss of one structure.
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Due to the fact that the Minnesota Department of Health has asked schools to take ‘social distancing’ measures to prevent coronavirus - The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce Commerce and Outdoor Show scheduled for this weekend has been CANCELLED!
While there was no drama in the Republican presidential primary in the state of Minnesota, the battle for the state’s 75 Democratic delegates shaped up intriguingly March 3.
Aitkin County Health Educator Stacy Durgin spoke to the county board last week about the importance of addressing adverse childhood experiences, or ACES, as a way of reducing the long-term incidence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
With a new warning from Centers for Disease Control on the coronavirus coming out on Tuesday, local health officials are reminding people to stay calm.
Sandra Skinaway is the chairwoman of the historic Sandy Lake Band (SLB) of Minnesota Chippewa. Before her, her father Clifford Skinaway, Sr. worked hard to achieve federal recognition for the Band. It was not to happen during his lifetime.
Aitkin County CARE Inc. in Aitkin, was the recipient of a $5,000 Community Investment Grant from local energy transportation company Enbridge.
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced that Katie Draper will serve as the next commissioner of the Band’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). She was sworn into office on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Chiminising Community Center in Isle.
Members of Aitkin County’s Natural Resources Advisory Committee toured the Talon Metals Corporation facility in Tamarack on Feb. 10. Talon Communities Coordinator Jessica Johnson led the tour of the facilites.
Grand Rapids’ Blandin Foundation convened a panel of state and local leaders Jan. 23 to respond to issues and concerns about the ways human activities affect the water quality of the Mississippi River in the headwaters and downstream.
On Feb. 8 at 7:40 p.m., a 2006 Ford Escape driven by Gerald Casper Weiner, 76, Aitkin, was southbound on 400th Ave., ran the stop sign and hit a snowbank coming to rest in the ditch. Weiner was brought to Riverwood Healthcare via North Memorial Ambulance and transferred to St. Mary’s Hospita…
On Feb. 4 at 11:48 p.m., a 2013 Honda Civic driven by Mardon Ellen So, 22, Hill City, was northbound on the right shoulder of Hwy. 169, stopped. A 2000 Chevy Express van driven by Tracy Allen Vaughn, 59, Foreston, was also traveling northbound on Hwy. 169.
On Jan. 28, the Aitkin County Law Enforcement Memorial for fallen officers was moved from a temporary location on the north side of the courthouse to a prepared concrete base between the new county Government Center and the sheriff’s department.
The McGregor Lakes Area Foundation is granting $9,126 to the following community organizations in 2020: McGregor ANGELS (Area Neighbors Giving Elderly Live-In Services), McGregor School District (five grants), McGregor Food Shelf and Riverwood Foundation McGregor Clinic.
Coordinating Area Resources Effectively is the acronym for C.A.R.E. Over the past two years through a grant made possible by the Northland Foundation, Aitkin County C.A.R.E. has promoted grocery delivery throughout Aitkin County. Ukura’s Big Dollar of McGregor has worked very hard to cover t…
ALL AITKIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES/GAMES/PRACTICES AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED.ISLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS K-12CLOSING AT 12:30 PM NO AFTER-SCHOOL EVENTSURGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Duluth MN 244 PM CST Thu Jan 16 2020 ...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED FRIDAY THROU…
As of Dec. 20, it is illegal for any retailer to sell any tobacco-related product, such as cigarettes and e-cigarettes, to any person under 21. While the new garnered commentary, especially on social media, the concept is hardly a new one to 29 communities and four counties in Minnesota.
At a hearing on Jan. 15, several court cases involving Joshua Karjala – including the 2019 charge of second-degree murder – were approved to be handled at the same time.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 39-year-old male died at the Crow Wing County jail during the early morning hours of Jan. 3, after life saving measures were unsuccessful. He was arrested at approximately 11:05 p.m. by the Nisswa Police Department for an outstanding warra…
Gender Justice announced a new lawsuit on behalf of Andrea Anderson, who was denied service by pharmacists at two pharmacies - the McGregor Thrifty White and Aitkin CVS - when she sought to fill a prescription for emergency contraception in January 2019. The complaint, filed in Aitkin County…
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, issued the following statement regarding a report from Minnesota Management and Budget indicating that Minnesota has a $1.3 billion budget surplus projected for 2020-21:
A slow-moving winter storm will bring heavy snow and high winds to the region tonight through Sunday afternoon. If the forecast is correct, this could be a top 10 two-day snowfall event for the region.
On Nov. 20 at 7:38 p.m., a 2008 Hyundai Sonata driven by Cindy Lou Chamberland, 58, Aitkin, was northbound on Hwy. 169 near 317th Ave., Baldwin Township, Cherburne County, when it swerved to avoid a stalled vehicle. This caused the Sonata to roll several times.