For over 30 years, Aitkin County Growth has been an economic engine for Aitkin County. Access to our resources launches new business in the area as well as expands existing business. We understand what will impact growth, maximize productivity, and partner with business and educational centers to grow our economy. We are business lead and business driven.
We pursue Access to Opportunity, for business owners and citizens of Aitkin County. We get to know your business, help you identify what you need to succeed in our area, and pursue creative and flexible solutions to help your business thrive and profit here; it’s about more than just providing financing.
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) was incorporated in April, 1965, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and established as a Community Action Program (CAP) for the northeast Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Lake, and Cook. Service delivery for some programs has extended to the four neighboring counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, and Koochiching.
Currently, AEOA employs more than 350 full- and part-time staff and utilizes more than a thousand volunteers divided among five major departments: Arrowhead Transit, Head Start, Housing, Employment and Training, and Senior Services.
The foundation was formed in 1992 as the Big Sandy Lake Foundation. In 2016, the foundation’s name was changed to the McGregor Lakes Area Foundation to reflect the foundation’s mission of supporting community-wide organizations. The foundation is currently an affiliate of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Affiliated with Lions Clubs International
Participating in the following causes:
Leader Dog Program
McGregor Area Services & Donations:
McGregor High School Scholarships
Academic and Athletic Awards Dinner
Sentence to Serve
Youth Water Institute
And many more
The Tamarack Sno-Flyers Snowmobile Club started grooming trails in 1972. We now groom 155.1 miles of trails in Aitkin County.
We meet the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at our clubhouse located in Tamarack. Everyone is welcome to join!
Our club has the following charitable gambling sites (License# 07093):
*The Blue Moose on the Lake on County Rd 40 *Jacks Shack on Highway 65 and 27 *Lakeview Inn off of County Rd 4 on Dam Lake *Village Pump Saloon on Hwy 210 in Tamarack
*202 Tavern at 49482 202nd Place one block off of County Rd 14 *Mark's Bar on Highway 210 in McGregor
As you travel the trails stop in for food and refreshments. Together we help the trails to continue. Thank you!
Up North Riders are an ATV club dedicated to safe and fun riding. We have over 100 members and 200 miles of Northwoods ATV Trails. Club activities include riding events, raffles, youth ATV safety training, and other community events. We work with the DNR to expand ATV trails in Aitkin County and we are based out of McGregor, MN.
Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people - our veterans, their families and their communities. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work every day to make a difference. It's our strength as an organization. And, with each individual membership, we only grow stronger.
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The purpose of the Lake Minnewawa Association is to promote lake stewardship by providing education and services about controlling pollution, beautification, water safety and clear passage. In general, it is dedicated to maintaining and improving the natural resources of Lake Minnewawa by educating, creating, promoting and implementing methods of improving and preserving the overall condition of the lake.