Aitkin County

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Lake Elmo Woman Dead After Aitkin County Crash

A Lake Elmo woman is dead, a month after a broadside car crash in Aitkin County.

11/30/2014

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Aitkin County Hit Hard By Severe Storms

Residents in parts of northern Minnesota are cleaning up Tuesday after severe storms swept through the area late Monday night. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office said that the area of McGregor was hit hard, particularly the Eagle Point Camp Ground on Big Sandy Lake.

07/22/2014

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Former Mille Lacs Deputy Charged With Sexually Assaulting Boys

A former Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s deputy could face up to 33 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges involving young boys that he took on fishing trips. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Aaron Joseph Heuer of Isle, Minn. pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court to four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

03/21/2014

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State Patrol: 3 Killed In 3 Separate Crashes On Wet, Icy Roads

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, three people were killed in three separate crashes on wet and icy roads on Monday. The first report of a fatal crash was at 2:00 p.m., when a rollover occurred on northbound Highway 7 in Big Stone County in western Minnesota. A Mercury Grand Marquis went off the road and into a southbound ditch, and then rolled down a steep hill, eventually coming to a rest with the passenger side on the ground. The driver, 85-year-old Donavan Tesch of Clinton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Big Stone County Sheriff’s office says roads were wet at the time of the accident.

12/02/2013

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31 Mining Leases In Northern Minn. Get The Green Light

The possibility of more precious metal mining proposals in northern Minnesota took another step forward on Friday after the state’s executive council approved 31 leases of state and private lands to three mining companies seeking exploration.

10/25/2013

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.

07/05/2013

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NE Minn. Minerals Leases Draw Citizen Opposition

Citizens in northeastern Minnesota plan to file a petition Tuesday objecting to the state’s plans to auction off more metallic minerals exploration leases, saying the potential for new prospecting and mining could have a significant impact on the environment.

09/24/2012

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FEMA Officials To Assess Flood Damage In Duluth Area

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in the Duluth area Tuesday assessing damage from the floods last week.

06/26/2012

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DNR: Severe Flood Damage Keeping Jay Cooke State Park Closed

Heavy flood damage in northern Minnesota is keeping Jay Cooke State Park closed, the DNR says.

06/25/2012

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Stranded Campers Waiting Out Floodwaters In Aitkin County

Among those waiting for floodwaters to drop are seven stranded campers.

06/21/2012

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Anglers Warned Of Iffy Ice On Lake Mille Lacs

Despite warnings about thin ice, 30 people had to be rescued off the North Shore of Lake Mille Lacs Wednesday night.

12/22/2011

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Supper Club Owner Charged With Arson

A supper club owner is charged in Aitkin County with starting the fire that destroyed the business.

06/27/2011

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1 Killed In Aitkin Co. Head-On Crash

A 66-year-old Grand Rapids man was killed in a head-on crash in Aitkin County Sunday morning.

05/09/2011

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Dozens Of Small Dogs Rescued From Aitkin Home

Nearly 70 dogs were taken from their owners in Aitkin County last week and those dogs are now getting ready for new homes.

12/23/2010

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