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AITKIN COUNTY

Talon Metals Corp. wants to capitalize on the growing demand for electric vehicles, but some residents and Indigenous bands are concerned about pollution from the underground mine.
Nearly 900 people have been arrested during protests against the Line 3 oil pipeline, which is being built in northern Minnesota. Most were cited with misdemeanors, but many have been charged with gross misdemeanors or felony charges. The number of legal cases is straining resources in the northern Minnesota counties where most of the protests took place. In addition to waiting for months for a public defender, some defendants also argue that the charges they're facing are unfairly severe.
Sandra Erickson-Brown and Wayne Brown died in the crash.
The site in Aitkin County where the spill occurred is one of several along the 340-mile route where Enbridge is undertaking horizontal directional drilling to bury its $3 billion pipeline below waterways.

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We reach the halfway mark on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks with a visit to a geographical anomaly, and a site of centuries-old history, in mostly flat Aitkin County. Savanna Portage State Park is home to remote lakes, an excellent campground, and miles of hilly hiking trails, one of which was in use hundreds of years ago.
Joshua Mark Harvey was driving a pontoon Friday night on Big Sandy Lake when Nathen Norman Waldo, 34, of North Branch, fell overboard and died.
Enbridge Energy started construction on the 338-mile pipeline in December after receiving the necessary permits. Opponents have filed a federal suit seeking to halt construction on the project.
Enbridge has paused work near the incident area.
DULUTH — Two people are potentially facing decades in prison if convicted of sexual assault and child pornography charges that include allegations involving a preteen girl with disabilities.
McGREGOR, Minn. - An 80-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman died Sunday, March 31, in a house fire in Shamrock Township north of McGregor in Aitkin County, Aitkin County Sheriff Dan Guida reported.

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AITKIN, Minn. — The year was 1991. Civic and business leaders in the city of Aitkin were tired of living in a ghost town on the day after Thanksgiving.
AITKIN, Minn.--Aitkin County was hit hard by rain during an early morning storm Thursday, July 12, raising concerns for flooding in the area. Rainfall of up to 10 inches was unofficially reported in some areas of Aitkin County. One report indicat...
AITKIN, Minn.--A 62-year-old Deerwood man accused of backing over a northern Minnesota woman in 2016, causing her death, was acquitted. Timothy Paul Kostal was charged in Aitkin County District Court with two misdemeanors of careless driving and ...

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