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One of many boat lifts that were knocked over during the storm

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Honor Fight Northland #7

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Mother Nature asserts her power - and takes ours
Jim Hawley/Contributing Writer . July 29, 2014
 

Early on Tuesday, July 22 winds gusting to 70 miles per hour passed through the area, knocking down trees (and power lines – even power poles), and overturning docks and boat lifts, and swamping others.

Lake Country Power (LCP) reported 7,000 customers left powerless on their Power Outages map. Restoration of power took from several hours to a few days depending upon location.

Around Big Sandy Lake there seemed to be general agreement that power was lost about 12:30 a.m. Per Ron Smith, Shamrock Township Supervisor, the Bridge Road and Ponderosa Point areas were hit the hardest. Shamrock Township Maintenance associates were out by 2:00 a.m. and had all roads passible by about 7:00 a.m., so the heavy-duty tree cleanup and power restoration effort could commence. Willey’s Dock Crew also cited damage on the North Shore ...

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Jack Hooper points to the granite wall containing dates from the war

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Honor Flight Northland #7
John Grones/Publisher. July 22, 2014
 

McGregor resident Jack Hooper was one of 85 Minnesota and Wisconsin veterans to join the 7th Honor Flight Northland, recently. Honor Flight Jack brought back with him photos, memories and emotions that he will long remember.

The one-day trip included visits to the World War II Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and the Korean Memorial.

The Korean Memorial left a lasting impression on Jack. He remarked on the the size of the bronze statues. “Each one had a different expression on their face,” he recalled. “It appeared as if they were concentrating and each of them carried something different – rifles, radios, etc.”

Jack served in the Air Force near the end of the Korean War. “I never thought I would ever get this opportunity to go there in any way, shape or ...

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Showmanship: Faye Bloom poses her rabbit Bee at the Aitkin County Fair. Faye begins by scrunching the bunny up into a little ball.

Recent Features

Celebrating the 4th of July

New Bridge coming to Brookston

Unbridled joy & diligence

Growing together

Fishing Tournament

Logging in their blood

Panther Pride night at South Ridge School

A tale of ... The Brothers Bass

Local loggers are part of a ... Worldwide Picture

Larry Turner give more than you take

Everyone enjoys the Fair
Aitkin MN. July 15, 2014
 

AITKIN, Minn.—The Aitkin County Fair draws people of all ages and this year took place July 9-12. A couple of highlights from this year’s fair included the showing of animals near the barnyard.

MaiKayla Collins and Heidi Kelley were busy showing their beef animals. MaiKayla and Heidi are both members of the Busy Beavers 4-H Club. MaiKayla is in her 13th year showing beef animals, while Heidi is in her fifth year.

Heidi entered two calves and a yearling this year. She also participated in the Games Show with her horse.

Heidi also talked about competing for a Minnesota State Fair trip. “Winning a trip is like the greatest feeling ever,” she shared.

Faye Bloom is also a member of the Busy Beavers 4-H club. Faye, along with other family members, came to the fair with 13 rabbits.

Faye explained a little bit about showing rabbits. “It is ...

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