Aitkin News


10/20/2018 05:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Voter's Guide: Aitkin County 

Public office experience: Chair of Spenser Township Board for six years and road supervisor for eight years. Assistant chair of the township board for two years.


10/20/2018 05:51 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Motorcyclist suffers injury in truck collision 

McGREGOR-A 60-year-old motorcyclist suffered injury Friday, Oct. 19, following a collision on Highway 65 north of McGregor.


10/19/2018 02:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Performing Arts - Oct. 18 

The Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College in Moorhead will present a joint concert with Brainerd High School Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Spencer Frie, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Tornstrom Auditorium. Freewill offering accepted.


10/17/2018 07:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Change orders to Aitkin County building project 

The Aitkin County building project is 14 percent complete, Bruce Schwartzmann of the BKV Group reported during the board of commissioners meeting on Oct. 9. BKV is providing architectural services for the government center building project that is currently underway on 2nd St. NW in Aitkin. Precipitation has put a damper on progress.


10/16/2018 10:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Dodge attempts to pass Mercury, crashes on Highway 1826 min ago 

A 30-year-old woman was injured when a Dodge Ram attempted to pass her and lost control Monday morning, Oct. 15, on Highway 18 east of Brainerd.


10/16/2018 03:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Great River Strings Concert to feature a Dinner and Dance Program 

The Great River Strings Orchestra will present a Gala Fundraiser at the C-I Pub's Pine Room in Ironton, MN on Saturday, October 27. Beginning with a social hour at 5:00 and dinner at 6:00, the orchestra will perform both classical and contemporary music from many of the James Bond films. Starting with "Diamonds Are Forever", the orchestra will play music from Bond films of the last 50 years, concluding with a "Mystery Diamond" drawing at the end of the program.


10/12/2018 09:14 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Aitkin man faces felony drug sale charges7 min ago 

A 58-year-old Aitkin man faces a number of drug-related charges following an investigation by the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office.


10/11/2018 05:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Performing Arts - Oct. 11 

Continental Ballet Company's production of "Sleeping Beauty," 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Sponsored by Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center.


10/05/2018 03:18 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Performing Arts - Oct. 4 

"The Elephant Man," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Tickets are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office at 218-855-8199 or online at www.clcperformingarts.com .


10/03/2018 12:53 PM  ~~~Source~~~
$25 million in safety grants awarded to Minnesota schools23 min ago 

Aitkin, Brainerd and Pequot Lakes public schools are among 90 Minnesota school districts awarded school safety grants to be used for security and violence prevention improvements.


10/03/2018 08:31 AM  ~~~Source~~~
a Lovely, forbiddinga Lake Superior inspires Minnesota novelist Leif Enger 

By the time Leif Enger reached Duluth, the rain had stopped and the dark clouds were beginning to part. As he crested Thompson Hill, he looked down and saw, for the first time, "lovely, forbidding" Lake Superior, its vast surface a choppy gray and green.


09/24/2018 07:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Aitkin Fire Department awarded grant for equipment 

The Aitkin Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $121,991. Widseth Smith Nolting assisted the fire department and Fire Chief Brian Pisarek with their grant application, helping them obtain the funds necessary to purchase new personal protective equipment.