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Sheriff’s Report - 190213

Five crashes were reported during the week on 4th St. NW in Aitkin Jan. 30; on Pioneer Ave. in the Aitkin area Feb. 1; on Hwy. 65 in the McGregor area Feb. 3; on Hwy. 47 and 220th St. in the Aitkin area Feb. 4; and on Minnesota Ave. N in Aitkin Feb. 5.


Minnesota Weather: Another Round Of Snow To Hit Metro, Surrounding Areas

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Flakes will begin flying across southwest Minnesota late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service, snow will be falling in the Twin Cities by 7 a.m. Sunday.


Flier joins staff of 'Aitkin Independent Age'

On Jan. 22, Glenda Flier joined the staff of the Aitkin Independent Age as a part-time customer service representative. Flier spent her early years in Indiana. Her family moved to Minnesota and she graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1973.


Dance Team: Brainerd one spot from finals, Aitkin advances

The state jazz finals continue to elude the Brainerd Warriors. Brainerd finished seventh out of 12 teams, but only the top six advance into the finals after the Class 3A state qualifying round Friday, Feb. 15 at Target Center in Minneapolis.


Minnesota Woman Charged With Voter Fraud

Star Tribune reports that Zameahia J. Ismail was charged with voting twice. Ismail voted additionally in Minneapolis after being instructed to support Minneapolis City Council member Abdi Warsame.


Lueck urges governor to support Line 3

For the second time in less than one month, Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, has co-signed a bipartisan letter to Gov. Tim Walz, urging him to support the Line 3 replacement pipeline project, and to drop state-backed legal challenges to the unanimous decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission t


Coal train derails in northern Minnesota, 40 cars off the rails

A coal train derailed in northern Minnesota, BNSF has confirmed. The freight company says that 40 cars derailed near Brookston, Minnesota, around 11:30 a.m. A BNSF spokeswoman told BMTN that its officers and crew were responding to the scene, and that there were no injuries.


Greater Mille Lacs SFA meeting, workshop

A convivial gathering and a potluck meal followed a free silvopasture workshop led by Diomy Zamora at the Sustainable Farming Association Greater Mille Lacs Chapter’s annual meeting on Jan. 20.


3 dead in north-central Minnesota shooting knew each other, Hubbard County officials say

NEVIS, Minn. —Law enforcement officials say the three people who died in a north-central Minnesota shooting that also left a deputy wounded, knew each other. Authorities had not yet determined a motive a Friday, Feb. 15, for the shooting that took place Thursday night in Nevis. The shooting led to a


Fatal Deer Disease Found In Central Minnesota

(KNSI) - A fatal deer disease has been found in wild deer for the first time in Central Minnesota. Wildlife managers have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a deer in Crow Wing County, marking the first discovery of the fatal brain disease among the state's wild deer outside the southeastern corne


CWD found in wild deer in Crow Wing County

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in Crow Wing County. This test result marks the first time in Minnesota the fatal neurological disease was found in a wild deer outside of the southeastern part of the state.


Join Jaques at Bell Museum

In conjunction with Community Education of Aitkin, the Jaques Art Center is co-sponsoring a trip to the Bell Museum, St. Paul. This bus trip will happen on Saturday, March 2. The bus will leave from Rippleside School and return there. The cost of the trip is $50 which includes the bus, entry into th


Check out the 2019 Minnesota girls state hockey tournament brackets

The 2019 Minnesota high school girls hockey state tournament slate is set, and it’s no surprise who’s on top in Class 2A. That’s two-time defending state champ Edina, who bested previously top-ranked Blake 3-2 in Friday’s Class 2A, Section 6 title game. Edina’s quarterfinal opponent? East Ridge, a f


Old School: The jocular snowbird of Minnesota

Off in the distance there is a faint sound that can be heard especially as 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts come up from the south. Yes, that is the sound of laughter. Who is laughing and at whom is that laughter directed?


Moorhead gymnast Kvalevog punches ticket to state tournament

BRAINERD, Minn. — Moorhead gymnast Riley Kvalevog clinched a berth to the Minnesota Class 2A state tournament with her performance Saturday at the Class 2A, Section 8 gymnastics meet.


A deeper look at proposed Minnesota gun legislation

A couple weeks back we took a look at one of two major pieces of gun control legislation in front of Minnesotan lawmakers this session:. SF 434 which has to do with amending current background check laws to include to include private party transfers of all firearms including shotguns and traditional


Minnesota dismisses TE who allegedly punched cop in the face

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota tight end Max Janes is facing felony charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer very early in the morning of Feb. 8. It’s alleged that an intoxicated Janes was in the process of breaking into a post office when police officers responded,


Weekend snowfall could reach 6 inches in southwest Minnesota; less for the metro

Marshall, Mankato, Pipestone, Worthington, Albert Lea and surrounding areas of southwest and south-central Minnesota could wind up with some rather hefty snow totals from late Saturday night through Sunday.


Outdoors: Trumpeter swans have made historic comeback in Minnesota

When February rolls around, most hunting seasons have concluded, and the ice fishing can get downright slow. The same is true for observing and photographing southern Minnesota's bird life.


Finnish émigré made Minnesota island her home

The Finns have a word for her: sisu, which translates roughly to mean strong will, determination or perseverance. For more than 50 years, from 1928 into the 1980s, Finnish émigré Lydia Torry made her year-round home on Kubel Island — one of the countless rocky outcrops dotting the lakes way Up North