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Pillager Schools Activites Making Changes

By: Ben Aberg (5/18/21) 3wiamstudio@gmail.com Pillager, MN — In our recent conversation with Pillager Public Schools Superintendent Mike Malmberg, we discussed changes coming to Pillager activities. Pillager is preparing for summer programs following the recent lifting of the mask mandate. This week also marks many year-end and graduation activites. The graduation commencent ceremonies will be…
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May 18, 2021 0

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Busy, Looking for Volunteers

By: Ben Aberg (5/17/21) 3wiamstudio@gmail.com Brainerd, MN — We chatted with Kevin Pelkey, Executive Director of Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity, on our show last week and discussed how busy Habitat was with homes in the area. With construction season ongoing, Karen Skarolid discussed the busyness in the ReStore. Lakes Area Habitat is looking for…
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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

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

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

May Is National Foster Care Month

By: Ben Aberg (5/17/21) 3wiamstudio@gmail.com Brainerd, MN — May is National Foster Care Month. We talked to Jodi Raidt, Statewide Program Manager, Therapeutic Foster Care with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. We asked the defintion of foster care and the current need. We discussed the licensing process to become a licensed foster family. Are there…
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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

‘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

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
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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