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Aitkin County Most Wanted: April 

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One new face - Ben Jay Aubid - joins the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office Top 10 Most Wanted list for the month of April. He joins Lester Eddy Bell Jr. Read More

Little Falls woman dies in Pierz crash

04/20/14
A Little Falls woman died Saturday after a collision in Pierz, according to the Morrison County Sheriff's Office. Wilma A. Johnson, 81, was driving at 10:10 a.m.

First-time homebuyer education offered May 14

04/20/14
Considering purchasing a first home? Home Stretch is a first-time homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home buying process.
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Cuyuna Range mining

04/20/14
Cuyuna Iron Range There is a resurgent interest in iron mining on the Cuyuna Range. The environmental concerns associated with a Polymet operation do not exist on the Cuyuna Range. Mining has "carried Crow Wing County" in the past and can do so again.

'One-stop donation drop' at the Habitate ReStore to celebrate Earth Day

04/20/14
The Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Salem West are celebrating Earth Day by offering a "one-stop donation drop" on April 26. The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Habitat ReStore in Brainerd.

OPERATION RENOVATION

04/18/14
BAXTER - Who let the dogs out? HART, HART, HART, HART. HART, as in Heartland Animal Rescue Team, really will be letting the dogs and well, cats, out too.

Sports

Running: Bridges of Hope's 'Run for Hope' will be glowing experience

The second annual5-kilometer Run for Hope: "Ready, Set, Glow!" is scheduled at Northland Arboretum at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 16. Family-friendly events will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening will be conclude with a dance party hosted by a live DJ.
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Opinion

Cuyuna Range mining

Cuyuna Iron Range There is a resurgent interest in iron mining on the Cuyuna Range. The environmental concerns associated with a Polymet operation do not exist on the Cuyuna Range. Mining has "carried Crow Wing County" in the past and can do so again.
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Outdoors

A greenhouse full of neonicitinoid-free perennials, mostly coral bells, Thursday

As pesticide worries grow, 'bee safe' plants generate a buzz

Gardeners shopping for plants this spring at Bachman's nurseries will find some new signs in the soil. The company will begin telling customers which of its plants are safe for bees. Bachman's is ... Read More

Lifestyle

Long-Term Care: Why your location really matters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Location, location location: Not only is it key to the value of real estate, it's also a big driver of the cost of long-term care. A study of long-term care costs in the United States released this week shows that the cost of long-term services and support varies dramatically ...

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