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Five generations gather - MessAge Media: Birthdays

Five generations came to a farm north of Tamarack to celebrate Louis Anderson's 95th birthday. Five generations came to a farm north of Tamarack to celebrate Louis Anderson's 95th birthday. Louis was 95 on the 19th and the celebration was the 16th with a total of 71 in attendance; 62 were family.

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Gardening tips for October - MessAge Media: Home Garden

1. Light frost is not harmful to all garden plants. Cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi develop milder flavor when exposed to frost. 2. Mums can withstand repeated light frosts and still bloom beautifully. 3. Apples will be OK, but only if you don't handle the fruit while they sti

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Births - 170920 - MessAge Media: Births

A boy, Mason Jay, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz., was born Sept. 9, 2017, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin to Hailey Niemeyer and Mike Malin, McGregor. Grandparents are Jason Bakken, McGregor; Kristina Niemeyer, Palisade; and Mark and Char Malin, McGregor. A girl, Mila Paige, weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz.,

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Isle, a pup and three bears - MessAge Media: Features

Joni had put Pete on a chain to let him out. "He is just a little fella," Ron said. As soon as little Pete came back to the house, Joni saw a bear at the bird feeders, and blood on her dog. "The bear ran towards the lake. So Iturned on the yard light, you know, down by the lake, and there were two m

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-24 01:00:00

Women of Today Week announced - MessAge Media: Area Events

During this time, over 60 chapters across the state will be holding membership drives, having chapter socials and doing other special events. The Aitkin Women of Today will be doing their highway cleanup that week, a food drive for the Aitkin Area Food Shelf and a scavenger hunt that is meant for in

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

TZD talks about road safety - MessAge Media: Community

The group also talked about school bus stop arm awareness, winter driving preparedness, tire tread safety for winter, and new speed signs being used in Minnesota. Drivers tend to forget about school buses on the roads during the summer and need to be reminded to obey the laws for the safety of stude

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

We're lucky to live in Minnesota

Where am I going with this? Recently, the southern states experienced apocalyptic storms that have left the destruction of homes and businesses, massive flooding, loss of power and even death. The Florida Keys lost 90 percent of the homes. Irma also savagely hit the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Ri

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Be informed, get educated - MessAge Media: Education

Health and Wellness Fair - 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at McGregor Community Center. Learn about CARE services. About 25 exhibitors, sponsored by Riverwood Healthcare Center, ANGELS, McGregor Community Education and Aitkin County Health and Human Services. A Matter of Balance course - at Aicota He

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

2016 District Rotary membership down; Aitkin club invites new members to join

The Aitkin Lakes Rotary Club is part of District 5580, which encompasses the northern half of Minnesota, all of North Dakota all the way up to Ontario, Canada. Last year 40 (or 61 percent) of clubs in the district experienced a loss of 114 members total. This is the first year in the past five years

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-21 12:00:00

The Regional Report: News from around the lakes area - Sept. 24

A controlled burn for two buildings on the future site of the new Crosslake Community School is scheduled to take place Wednesday. GARRISON Two female dogs and five puppies found abandoned in a mobile home park in Garrison cost the city $600 in care, the Mille Lacs Messenger reported. The animals we

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 09:01:00

How It Came to Be - That Dam Road and The Hogsback

In this continuing series, the Messenger takes a look at the assorted locales and landmarks of the Mille Lacs area, delving into how they came to be called. As one gravel road and shoreline prove, the northern end of the lake community has no shortage of peculiar epithets. That Dam Road For many yea

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

Local cafe to feature Ojibwe healthy eating event

The concept for the event was born out of recent participation in the Community Building and Empowering Families sessions that were held last spring around the Mille Lacs area. Both founders of the cafe, Barb Eller and Pat Root, participated in the sessions. The main focus of the sessions was to sup

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

Take the high road - MessAge Media: Other Opinions

I am an optimist. Each day, I wake up believing that people are doing their best, trying to become better than the day before. As a prosecutor, I try to keep in mind that our ultimate goal for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction is to help them become productive, not destructive, member

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

Sheriff's report - 170920 - MessAge Media: Crime Courts

Four crashes were reported during the week at locations that included 364th Ln. in the McGregor area Sept. 6, Minnesota Ave N./2nd St. NW in Aitkin Sept. 8, Paulbeck's County Market on Sept. 9, and 186th Ave. in the McGregor area Sept. 12. Wednesday, Sept. 6 Two suspicion complaints were made - Hwy.

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Robinson-Richardson to wed - MessAge Media: Engagements

Sharon and Mark Richardson, Aitkin; Larisa Sweet, San Diego, Calif.; and David and Marilyn Robinson, Cambridge; are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Bryce Robinson and Eleanor Alexi Richardson. Bryce is a 2005 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High School. He graduated with a bachelor'

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Thoughts on Harvey and Irma - MessAge Media: Our Columnists

He said, "We've had quite a few of them. We just prepare for it and wait it out. It doesn't bother us much at all!" I'm thinking the fact he lives in the southwest area of the Houston metropolis is significant, well away from the seaway and river system. He is 95 this year and was able to hire a car

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Lights coming back on for lakes area residents

The lights are coming back on for Brainerd lakes area residents who lost power after a line of powerful thunderstorms rolled through early Wednesday morning. The storm hit the area about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and downed numerous trees. The National Weather Service in Duluth received reports of multipl

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 22:02:21

Grass clippings cause concern for lakeshore resident

Durand said that nearly every Friday and Saturday this summer piles and piles of grass clippings have been washing up on the shore. "There are way too many of them for it to be an accident,"Durand said. She believes someone on the west side of the lake is deliberately dumping the clippings in the la

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

Step up, county: fund the library

On Monday, Sept. 11, the East Central Regional Library Board held its monthly meeting in Isle. As regular readers of the Messenger may remember, there had been a letter to the editor in a previous issue of the paper from Friends of the Mille Lacs Lake Library mentioning this meeting and urging the p

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

Crosier Fr. Greg Poser, osc, reinstated to public ministry following investigation

On May 3, 2016, a parishioner of St. Odilia Parish in Shoreview, Minn. where Fr. Greg Poser, osc, had served for mid-1974 to mid-1978, alleged that on one occasion Fr. Greg had inappropriate sexual contact with her while she was a minor. Fr. Greg denied the accusation, which is the only accusation t

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-09-21 13:00:00