Hurricane Florence is assaulting the Carolinas, but help is coming from places near and far, including Aitkin County. Learn more about the man from the American Red Cross who made the trip to help in Frank Lee's story on Tuesday.
AITKIN—The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District want to share results of the recent sampling of area waters and gather input from the public at an open house. The open house will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Aitkin Public Library, 110 First Ave. NE, Aitkin. The study area included the Mississippi River Brainerd Unit Watershed. This includes all areas that drain into the Mississippi River from Palisade to Little Falls. This includes much of Aitkin County.
DEERWOOD—The Deerwood Lakes Lions have a small library for free books for children to teens. The club is running a little low on supplies to restock the library. For those who have any books to donate, call Donna at 218-251-3593 or Nancy at 218-678-4165 and someone will pick them up.
Weather drawing by Kayla Fleischhacher from Mrs. Meyer's third-grade class at Harrison Elementary School in Brainerd.
Morrison County Board of Commissioners Meets 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 Council Chambers City Hall, Little Falls 1. Call to order by chairman 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of county board minutes 4. Additions/deletions to the agenda 5. Rich Prairie Sewer and Water 6. Sullivan Lake Improvement District 7. Sheriff's report 8. Social Service report 9. Public health report 10. Extension report 11. Auditor's report 12. County board warrants 13. Public works report
BAXTER—The CentraCare Specialty Clinic opened in August in Baxter by Costco. The 15,000-square-foot clinic provides enhanced patient convenience by bringing many specialties together in one location. Services include: brain and spine care, heart care, wound care, kidney care, urology care and plastic/cosmetic surgery.
The annual meeting of the Crow Wing County Farm Bureau will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Curling Building on the fairgrounds. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with a complimentary dinner at 7 p.m. and meeting at 8 p.m. Reservations and questions can be addressed to Rosanne Caughey at 218-831-3376. All farm bureau members are encouraged to attend.
AITKIN Hunters will have more land to cover next year following approval of an archery special hunt in the city of Aitkin, the Aitkin Independent Age reported. The Aitkin City Council approved the hunt 4-1, citing overpopulation of urban deer and disease concern. The city will work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to establish and publicize the hunt. AITKIN COUNTY
Focal Point Photography Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Northland Arboretum. Guest speaker will be Steve Kohls with a presentation on Alaska bears.
Mille Lacs Lake angler survey results show state anglers have taken walleye at levels far enough under the state's safe harvest allocation to pay back a harvest overage accumulated in 2016 and 2017, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The survey results through the end of August indicate catch rates were still quite good this summer, but were lower than last year.