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Man dies by suicide in Aitkin jail
The sheriff's office reported in a news release Tibbetts was in the county jail while awaiting arraignment on felony charges. According to court records, the Aitkin County Attorney's Office filed five felony charges against Tibbetts May 31, along with a gross misdemeanor charge.
The Regional Report: Robot mowing high school field in Aitkin;...
A robot is in charge of mowing Aitkin High School's Veterans Field this summer, the Aitkin Independent Age reported. Dotzler Power Equipment is allowing the school district to use a Husqvarna smart mower, dubbed "Batman," to mow the field. The small robot returns itself to a charging station and beg
Summer dance comes to Aitkin
Dena’s Dance Company offers summer dance opportunities for kids of all ages. Each Monday and Thursday, Dena Pribbenow and her dance teachers Chesna Siegford, Anna Henkel and Kassie Kokesh offer dance lessons in the afternoons/evenings at the historic, beautiful Butler Building. The group considers t
State patrol lieutenant announces candidacy for Aitkin sheri...
Keith Benz of Aitkin will challenge Daniel Guida for the top law enforcement post after Sheriff Scott Turner announced his retirement.Benz reported in a news release he began his law enforcement career as a sheriff's deputy in McLeod County and a patrol officer for the Silver Lake Police Department.
Update: Dam apparently breached in southern Douglas County
The National Weather Service reports that the dam let loose the rain-swollen flowage is flooding donwstream along the Tamarack River, which flows south into the St. Croix River in Pine County, Minn.Town Road T and the Markville Road west of Dairyland may already be flooded. The extra water will also
Safety Town is coming!
Sponsored by the Aitkin Women of Today, this year’s Safety Town will be a one-day event from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and will be held at Rippleside Elementary. In prior years, the event was one week long, which has been reduced to one day this year. Children ages 4-7 are invited to attend. The
Long Prairie Man Airlifted After Crash Near Randall
According to the Morrison County Sheriff's Office, 26-year-oldJoshua Rodenof Long Prairie was heading west on 180th around 10:00 p.m. Friday. At the same time, 47-year-oldKurt Behsmanof Randall was hauling hay bales near his home on that road. Roden hit Behsman's trailer as he pulled into his drivew
Weather Drawing: A day at the lake
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Police Blotter - June 17
Report at 2:09 a.m. Friday of a man walking on the wrong side of the road on Art Ward Drive and Fairview Road. Man was out for a run and was advised to walk against traffic.THEFT—Report Thursday of items stolen from a vehicle in Brainerd. Complainant, who lives on the 4800 block of Cedar Scenic Road
Construction crews rupture gas line
A ruptured natural gas line amid South Sixth Street construction Thursday, June 14, prompted officials to evacuate nearby homes.
Hog roast fundraiser to benefit Crow Wing County Drug Court
The cost of the fundraiser sponsored by Brainerd Community Action and benefiting the Crow Wing County Drug Court is $6 for a sandwich, side, chips, cookie and a beverage.The goal of drug court is to enhance public safety by decreasing criminal recidivism through community-supported, judicially super
Fly-In/Drive-In held rain or shine
Fly in, drive in, or walk in to the annual event this Sunday at the Aitkin Municipal Airport.
Heavy rainfall may dominate weekend
Multiple rounds of strong to severe storms are possible through the weekend with large hail, damaging wind and heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported Friday, June 15.
KLICK: Pequot Lakes Pet Pageant pix
Community Action of Pequot Lakes hosted the ninth annual Pet Pageant & Carnival on Saturday, June 15, in the Cole Memorial Building parking lot between rainstorms. Look for photos of pets and owners in costume athttp://pineandlakes.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=2204260&Cat...
County Market to carry local produce
Paulbecks’ County Market in Aitkin will be joining a Farmers’ Market Aggregation pilot project this summer as an institutional buyer of locally produced fruits and vegetables. The pilot project, co-sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension and Renewing the Countryside, aims to facilitate the co
Victim identified in drowning near Brainerd; sheriff warns of...
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The victim who died last Thursday, June 7, from an apparent drowning in Gilbert Lake just north of Brainerd was identified as Douglas Alan Larson, 66, of Brainerd and his death prompted a warning from the Crow Wing County sheriff about cold water yet in lakes..
Man drowned apparently while pursuing his drifting boat on lake near Brainerd
The suspected drowning of a Brainerd, Minn., man apparently came after he went in the water to pursue his boat as it drifted from him during its launch, authorities said.The body Douglas A. Larson, 66, was recovered Thursday afternoon in the narrows of Gilbert Lake just north of Brainerd, according
Man dies after assault in northern Minnesota
CASS LAKE, Minn. — Authorities say a 25-year-old man has died after he was assaulted in northern Minnesota.Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says his office was notified late Thursday that a “serious assault” victim had been brought to the Cass Lake Indian Health Services hospital. Burch says the man, f
Motorcycle crash injures Ironton man
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported the operator, William Dotzler, was transported to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby with non-life-threatening injuries.
North Long Lake makes progress moving monster bog
BRAINERD, Minn. - Eight months after a monster bog moved across North Long Lake near Brainerd, docking on the beach of Legionville Safety Camp, officials were successful in moving part of it back to its original resting spot.