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A head-on vehicle crash occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 11 south of Garrison in Crow Wing County on Hwy. 169 and has injured three people with one person sustaining life-threatening injuries.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources made the decision on Nov. 12 to grant the remaining eight of 10 required DNR permits, licenses and approvals for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project. Read more

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In a webinar presented on Oct. 28 to an invited group of elected officials, Enbridge  Energy communications staff estimated construction of the Line 3 Replacement pipeline will begin before the end of 2020. Read more

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As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country and around Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Aitkin County’s second COVID-19 fatality. Read more

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Efforts of the Aitkin County Toward Zero Deaths Coalition (TZD) will resume in October after a hiatus of several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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Melanie Benjamin held her position of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive in the Band’s general election on Aug. 18 with 58.94% of the total vote over Carolyn Beaulieu. Total votes cast were 1,096. Read more

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The Aitkin Fire Department, Aitkin Police Department and Aitkin County Sheriff responded to a call on Air Park Dr. Aug. 19 for a vehicle fire shortly after 4 p.m. The vehicle caught fire and spread initially to a garage and also a wood pile, according to the fire department, but was later ex… Read more

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Laurie Peterson Carl and Don Carl were sleeping in an apartment attached to their family cabin when lightning struck the cabin on the east shore of Wilkins Lake in Palisade on July 9, burning it to the ground. Read more

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After an ongoing argument over the reinvestment of funds, the Crow Wing Power Cooperative’s Board of Directors membership did not change in its recent election. Read more

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On June 13 at 5:51 p.m., a 2004 Harley Davidson motocycle driven by James Walter Beckman, 57, Askov, Minn., was traveling east on Hwy. 210 at 328 Ave. behind another vehicle. The rider lost control of the motorcycle when the vehicle in front slowed to turn into a residence east of 328th Ave. Read more

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recently announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will award $1.187 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants – and some of that money is coming to Aitkin Read more

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On Monday of last week, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced they are gearing up to reopen the Grand Casinos in both Onamia and Hinckley. The casinos have been closed since March 16 and stated they have developed a health, safety and sanitation plan to allow them to open again. Read more

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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,… Read more

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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.  Read more

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On the morning of March 29, a vehicle traveling on Hwy. 210 crashed and killed the driver. Read more

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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… Read more

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As part of our ongoing coverage of coronavirus, we have created a tab in our navigation bar that allows you to see all the stories that have been posted to date. You can also click the link here "Coronavirus" to see those stories. Read more

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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. Read more