Aitkin County News


01/20/2018 07:16 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Storm track shifts south 

A low pressure system will move northeast into the Great Lakes region late this weekend and into early next week. The storm will bring heavy snowfall to northwest Wisconsin, where a winter storm watch has been issued.


01/13/2018 07:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Public input called for on mining 

A pair of state representatives from the region encouraged area residents to express support for the NorthMet permit to mine proposal by participating in the DNR's public comment period. The 60-day window to provide the DNR with input on PolyMet's proposed NorthMet mining project near Hoyt Lakes is open until March 6. Public comments can be submitted a number of ways, including at polymet.mn.


01/10/2018 01:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Officials seek information on missing teen 

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a cancel request on Jan. 10 for the Aitkin County missing person alert for Alexis Elling. The cancel request states, "Alexis has returned home and is safe.


01/10/2018 08:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
NWS issues winter storm watch 

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch, which is in effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, until 3 p.m. Thursday for most of the state. The heaviest snowfall may occur at opposite ends of the state-both in the state's Arrowhead region and on its southwestern border.


01/05/2018 09:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriff: Onamia Girl, 16, Missing For 8 Weeks 

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01/05/2018 09:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Why Does Snow Squeak When You Walk On It? 

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01/05/2018 07:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Officials seek information on missing teen 

Law enforcement officials are concerned about the welfare of a 16-year-old girl missing from her home since mid-November. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office is looking for assistance in locating Alexis Elling, 16, of Onamia.


12/28/2017 07:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
2 injured in Highway 169 crash 

Two people from Aitkin suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a crash on Highway 169 in Aitkin County Wednesday. At about 4 p.m., Deloach was at the intersection with 390th Street in Spencer Township when she broadsided a 2002 Ford Focus going west on County Road 54 and driven by Michael Loren Rootes, 49, Solway.


12/27/2017 08:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Residents turn up the heat on district over LOR tax increase 

Approximately 50 visitors packed the media center at the Aitkin High School for Monday's school board meeting. The agenda included an audit report, a presentation characterized as "Generic School Finance 101", and a board vote to levy $424 for school expenses on county property owners.


12/27/2017 04:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
MA program gets qualified opinion 

Chuck Knandel, Jr., from Minnesota State Auditor's Office, connected with the Aitkin County Board of Commissioners via tele-conference during the regular meeting on Dec. 19 with an overview of the 2016 Management and Compliance Report for Aitkin County. a Material weakness and significant deficiencies were identified with federal awards, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Medical Assistance Program.


12/27/2017 11:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Holidays bring burglaries, upsetting any good cheer9 min ago 

With Christmas looming on the calendar, residents discovered thieves had invaded their properties and made off with valuable items - from County Highway 30 by Crosby, to Spencer Road outside of Brainerd, to Marsh Point near Aitkin.


12/27/2017 09:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Aitkin City levy up 3 percent from 2017 

Aitkin City Administrator Kathleen Ryan presented the proposed property tax levy for taxes payable and budget for 2018 at the public hearing held in conjunction with the Dec. 18 Aitkin City Council meeting. The tax levy was placed at $1,003,370.


12/26/2017 10:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Adopting the spirit of giving 

Members of the Sheets family gather before the fireplace at their property in Aitkin County, about 20 miles outside of Aitkin, near Glen. NovaLee, Alexis, Amelia, Jen, Jessica, Miracle, Joshua and Eli.


12/25/2017 07:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Fostering the spirit of Christmas 

Members of the sheets family gathers before the fireplace at their property in Aitkin County, about 20 miles outside of Aitkin, near Glen.


12/24/2017 06:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Central Minnesota driver rolls SUV during U-turn, is thrown to her death 

A driver trying to make a U-turn on a central Minnesota highway rolled her SUV and was thrown to her death early Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The crash occurred about 12:45 p.m. on Hwy.