Many Minnesotans have been pondering their decision to live here after a spring snowstorm hit earlier this week. But an Internet café in downtown Aitkin, Minn. is helping to remind people of their love for the state. The historic Butler building has a chalkboard that lets people fill in the blank: “I Love Minnesota Because…”
Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. On Jan. 17, the duo headed out to the Mille Lacs town of Wahkon, which is about 90 miles north of the Twin Cities. Frank and Chris say Wahkon reminds them a little of Dorset, which they visited last spring, because of its tiny population and growing reputation for food. There are four restaurants all on about a one-block stretch!
The northern Minnesota town of Aitkin celebrates the frigid weather with its annual fish house parade this week. The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 22nd annual “World Famous Fish House Parade,” starting at 1 p.m. Friday.
Spring temperatures are finally climbing to normal highs in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public that as the snowpack melts, burning restrictions are falling into place.
In Minnesota’s cabin country, things get a little slow this time of year. Most vacationers are gone, and it would take something special to lure them back in November.
The Department of Natural Resources plans to put counties in central and southeastern Minnesota under tighter campfire and open burning restrictions starting Sunday.
A woman whose horse was attacked by a big cat wants to warn other animal owners in Minnesota. The attack happened north of the town of Aitkin last week outside owner Lori Hart’s home near Highways 169 and 210.
A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations after preliminary assessments showed recent floods and storms caused more than $108 million in damage.
Thirteen Minnesota counties and three tribal nations have been declared major disaster areas, and are now eligible for federal public assistance.
Authorities are looking for a man who used a handgun to rob a Hill City bank on Monday afternoon, according to the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
The mayor of Aitkin says the city is well prepared for the Mississippi River to crest more than six feet above flood stage Thursday.
Heavy rain, high winds and hail have slowed Minnesota farmers in the field.
Minnesota’s vacation-land, Aitkin County, is rolling out a water-logged welcome mat.
Flood waters are still rising near Aitkin, where the Mississippi River is expected to remain above the flooding stage until Tuesday.
Nine people have been charged in connection with a burglary ring presumed to be in operation between the fall of 2010 and August 2011.