Author: Paul Vold

DNR reminds campers, off-road riders of persistent fire danger

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/18/21) (Minnesota) — Continued dry conditions across the north-central and northeastern portions of Minnesota present very high fire dangers for the spring outdoor recreational hobbyists. Northern Minnesota counties remain under open burning restrictions. Wildland fire management agencies report nearly 900 wildland fires have burned more than 32,000 acres since the beginning…
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May 18, 2021 0

Bridge construction in Pine River starts May 24th

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/18/21) (Pine River, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be working on Highway 84 in Pine River to construct a new bridge in Cass County starting May 24th. Motorists travelling on Highway 84 will encounter the road closed between River Street and 5th Street, as crews will construct a…
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May 18, 2021 0

Monthly conversation with Crosby Mayor Jim Hunter

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/18/21) (Crosby, MN) — The spring has ushered in a return for many visitors to the Crosby and Cuyuna Lakes area even in the midst of multiple road construction and improvement projects.  We had the opportunity to speak with Crosby Mayor Jim Hunter on the overall on how the impact of…
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May 18, 2021 0

Representative Dale Lueck previews final hours, possible Special Session in latest conversation

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/17/21) (Aitkin, MN) — May 17th marks two important days for the State of Minnesota. Today marks Tax Day and final day of the 2021 regular Legislative Session. Many issues still stand in the way for the House and Senate to come to a successful conclusion. Before what was supposed to…
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May 17, 2021 0

‘Walk with a Doc’ program comes to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/17/21) (Crosby, MN) — Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby recently teamed up with an international program to better enhance physical activity and help reduce risks of many diseases. “Walk with a Doc” started May 5th with Board Certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine physician Wendi Johnson and we spoke to her…
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May 17, 2021 0

Aitkin City Council set to meet Monday, May 17th

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/17/21) (Aitkin, MN) — An audit presentation and updates on funding for city projects highlight the Aitkin City Council meeting for Monday, May 17th. The Council will be looking to approve a resolution for authorization to Execute MnDOT Grant, an agreement for Federal Airport Expense Reimbursement, and 2021 Liquor License Renewals.…
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May 17, 2021 0
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Aitkin County Board discusses Sentence to Serve, grant funding from May 11th meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/14/21) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners held their first May meeting Tuesday from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room to receive an update on the Sentence to Serve Program and review the County’s 1st Quarter Budget. The Board approved an amended Memorandum of Understanding with Carlton…
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May 14, 2021 0

Hill City Council updates on July 4th Celebration, Mid-Year Budget Review

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/14/21) (Hill City, MN) — The City of Hill City Council came together for their first May meeting Tuesday night from the City Hall Community Room to update their plans for the July 4th Celebrations and discuss contracts for city services. Mayor Sean Lathrop gave a recap of Department Reports which…
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May 14, 2021 0

Two Gobblers sign with Concordia Cobbers

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/14/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Two Aitkin High School Seniors officially signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their education and athletic careers Wednesday afternoon. Multi-Sport Athletes Owen Miller and Jeremiah Smythe, in front of families, friends, and media signed to play football at Concordia College Moorhead after finishing the 2020…
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May 14, 2021 0

MnDOT asking travelers to ‘try-out’ demonstration projects

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/14/21) (Wahkon, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is inviting those who travel by foot, bicycle or motor vehicle along Highway 27 (Main Street) in Wahkon to “try-out” demonstration projects which include a bike lane. MnDOT will be installing bump-outs and will narrow the road between the intersections of First…
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May 14, 2021 0