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Vehicle Rollover resulted in two deaths

On January 7, 2020, at 9:50 am the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a rollover vehicle in a ditch in Lakeside Township. The caller reported that there were two occupants in the vehicle and that the vehicle was upside down and partially submerged in water.

McGregor First Responders, South Aitkin First Responders, Isle Ambulance and law enforcement responded.

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39 Year Old Man died at the Crow Wing County Jail

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 39 year old male died at the Crow Wing County jail during the early morning hours of January 3, 2020 after life saving measures were unsuccessful.

He was arrested at approximately 11:05 pm by the Nisswa Police Department for an outstanding warrant.

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O’Connell Recognized as GLAR Citizen of the Year

The Greater Lakes Association of Realtors (GLAR) has recognized Crosslake’s Mike O’Connell for his outstanding and unselfish dedication of time, talent, and energy to both the community and his fellow Realtors.

Mike has been a leading agent with Larson Group for 15 years and during his tenure has been a leader in the community through his involvement and leadership in GLAR Board of Directors and Bylaws Committee, The Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, The Crosslake/Ideal Lions Club, Christmas for Kids, Past Chair of The Crosslakers, Board Officer for The L.A.K.E. Foundation who fundraised and built the new Crosslake Community School which is the first Non-Profit Charter School in the country.

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Transit Authority brings the most recognized horns in rock to Rapids

America’s premier Chicago tribute exemplifies the band’s unique sound
Since performing their very first shows together in the early spring of 2004, Transit Authority has become known throughout the U.S. as the premier tribute band to the iconic group Chicago.

The group plays in the Wilcox Theater at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center in the Wilcox Theater on Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m.

“Chicago has that timeless horn arrangements with classical, jazz, R&B, and pop music blends,” said Reif Arts Council Marketing Director Paul M. Gregersen. “One of the most distinctive sounds in all of rock ‘n’ roll. Transit Authority really brings the music to life.”

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“Rare and Remarkable” Hip-hop duo The Reminders at CLC

Blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics, the husband/wife hip-hop duo known as The Reminders will electrify CLC’s Dryden Theatre when they perform on January 22. The 7:30 performance is part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Arts Series.

Series producer Patrick Spradlin sees the Reminders as a bit of a departure from the season’s other offerings. “This is our first foray into hip-hop music,” he said. “I included this particular group, The Reminders, in our season because of their musical talent and the positive, uplifting messages they bring. They are widely known throughout the country for the power of their music and for their inspirational effect on their audiences.

The duo consists of Brusselsborn emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/ vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor.

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