For Immediate Release:
All Aitkin County Residents are asked to complete a market study for CBR: Accelerate! Program
This market study, co-sponsored by Aitkin Growth, Kanabec County EDA, Pine County and Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, is a first step to bring better and more affordable broadband (high-speed) Internet services to our region. Many of our rural residents and businesses experience some of the worst broadband in Minnesota. This is not news to you, but you might not know just how bad it is. In fact, Kanabec County ranks dead last (87th), Pine County ranks 84th and Aitkin 81st in the availability of high-speed Internet.
This short survey includes questions about current home Internet subscription and your use of and satisfaction with current broadband services. If you do not have a home broadband subscription, we would like to know more about that. The more we know, the better positioned we will be to develop broadband solutions for our region.
This information will be used to expand Internet access opportunities by government and local broadband provider partners. Providing your address will help us know exactly where better broadband is most wanted and feasible.
This is the link to this Market Study: http://z.umn.edu/uptospeed
If you do not currently have Internet, there is a paper version of this survey available by contacting Aitkin County Growth, Inc., at 218-927-2172.
In addition to the survey, we ask you to take the Minnesota Broadband Speed Test. That will provide solid evidence of our current Internet shortcomings. Or in some areas, the speed test will document the benefits of recent broadband investments.
This Survey will be “live” for one month, so don’t hesitate to complete it right away!
We have committed community teams working across the region on this project. Your input today will help us to be successful in getting our Internet “up to speed”!
We are accepting passport applications BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY, and MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
To schedule your appointment, please call 218-927-7332.
You will need to have your required documents and completed application at the time of your appointment.
Forms and detailed information can be found at travel.state.gov
What's Happening in Aitkin County!
Request for Proposal for a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor
Restaurant Revitalization Program
We Have Moved! The following offices are located in the new Government Center:
- 1st Floor: Veterans Services, Auditor, Assessor, Recorder, Treasurer, License Center
- 2nd Floor: Environmental Services, Soil Water Conservation District, Survey/GIS
The Government Center Entrance is located next to the main parking lot on the West side of the building.
Aitkin County Government Offices
- Help Line: 218-927-7276
- Court Administration: 218-927-7350
- Health & Human Services: 218-927-7200 or 800-328-3744
- Highway Department: 218-927-3741
- Planning and Zoning 218-927-7342
- Sheriff's Department: 218-927-7435 or 888-900-2138 or
in case of Emergency: 911
Check 'Directory' above for contact information for most individual County Departments: phone numbers,
email and/or addresses.
News & Notices
AITKIN COUNTY YARD WASTE COMPOSTING SITE
The Aitkin County yard waste compost site will re-open on Thursdays and Fridays from noon until 4:00 pm, beginning May 20, 2020 and will be closed this fall at a To Be Determined time. The yard waste composting site is adjacent to the Oak Ridge Demolition Landfill, which is located 5 miles south of Aitkin on Highway 169, and then right on 310th Lane. Access is through the Oak Ridge Demolition Landfill. Only leaves, grass clippings (no plastic bags), and brush less than four inch diameter are accepted at the site, NO TREE STUMPS. Site will be monitored and citizens are strongly encouraged to not bring prohibited materials. Prohibited materials could result in the closing of the facility. Questions can be directed to the Aitkin County Environmental Services Department at 218-927-7342 or email@example.com.
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