Aitkin Area Community Resources

Restaurants/Bars:

The 40 Club

– Take-out & curbside available. Delivery available within Aitkin city limits and w/ 6 order minimum.

– Hours 11am-7pm / Call 218-927-7090.

American Legion

– closed until further notice.

Aitkin Lanes

– Take-out and delivery available.

– Hours 11am-3pm. & Sat. Call 218-927-6701.

Aitkin Moose Lodge 1060

– Closed until March 27th

The Beanery Cafe & Roastery / Gramma’s Pantry

– Curbside and delivery available for food & groceries.

– Hours 7am-2pm (Beanery) and 9am-6pm (Gramma’s) / Call 218-927-7811

Be You Nutrition

– Closed until further notice as of 3/17/2020

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort

– Currently in Spring Shutdown until 4/22. Pool closed.

– Front Desk Open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Call 218-426-5040

Block North Brew Pub

– Take-out and delivery available. 

– Hours 11am-7pm Mon-Sat. Call 218-928-8090

Coach’s Corner

– Open for offsale.

Dairy Queen

– Drive-Thru & curbside pick-up available

– Hours 11am-9pm. Call 218-927-2918 for curbside orders.

McDonald’s

– Drive-Thru only

– Hours 6am-11pm

Riverside Pub

– Closed until further notice as of 5pm 3/17/2020

Roadside Restaurant

– Curbside pick-up available. Deliveries within Aitkin City limits.

– Hours 7am-7pm. Call 218-927-2113.

Rosallini’s

– Take-out and delivery available.

– Hours 11am-8pm weekdays and 11am-9pm Fri. & Sat. / Call 218-927-6412

Aitkin Subway

– Walk-ins allowed. Online, Subway App or phone orders available.

– Hours: 10am-8pm / subway.com or call 218-927-7827

The Deerstand

– Offering a limited pick-up/curbside menu from Wednesday – Sunday

– Noon to 8pm. Call 218-534-9253 for pick up or curbside. Enter through the lower level/offsale door. Off sale open Wednesday – Sunday Noon to 8pm

http://www.deerstandrestaurant.com/

The Joint Bennettville

– Curbside pick-up available.

– Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-7pm. Call 218-678-3799.

The Landing

– Off-sale available. Bar/restaurant closed until further notice as of 5pm 3/17/2020.

 

Services:

ISD #1 – Aitkin Public Schools

– Breakfast/Lunch Deliveries for children

– Call 218-927-2115

Aitkin County CARE, Inc.

– Office Closed. Frozen meal delivery, homemaking and respite services.

– Phone calls answered 7:30-4pm. Call 218-927-1383

Aitkin United Methodist Church

– Errands/Deliveries for high-risk individuals

-Call 218-927-3242

Cummings Treasured Time Adult Day Center

– Errands/Deliveries for high-risk individuals. Open regular hours.

– Call 218-546-5071

Dennis’ Towing

– Errands/Deliveries for high-risk individuals

– Call 320-684-2825

Dollar General

-1st hour dedicated to elderly/high-risk individuals (8am-9am)

LP’s Outdoor & ASAP Towing

– Errands/Deliveries for high-risk individuals withing 15 miles of Aitkin

-Call 218-429-0129

 

Events/Entertainment:

Aitkin Women of Today

-Easter Carnival Canceled

Dena’s Dance Company

-Classes canceled until further notice

Long Lake Conservation Center

– Trails open. No events hosted until further notice. 

– Call 218-768-4653

Rialto Theatre

– Closed until May 1

Righteous Oaks Farm LLC

– Pork and eggs available and will deliver. Pick up is also available.

Jaques Art Center

– Class scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, is canceled. You can still pick up your community canvas at Jaques.

– Business After Hours on April 16 postponed.

Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative

– Annual Meeting scheduled for April 23rd has been postponed

Pete and Lynn Lowe, Independent Scentsy Consultants

– Order directly at peteandlynn.com or contact us to order.

– Host an online party – social distancing will be followed for delivery.

 

Retail:

Aitkin Flowers

– Store closed. Deliveries Available. 

-Call 218-927-2315.

Paulbeck’s County Market

– Hours 6am-8pm. People at high-risk encouraged to shop from 6am-8am.

GuidePoint Pharmacy Aitkin

-Curbside Pick-Up & Deliveries within 10 miles of town

-Call 218-670-7120 / Hours 9am-5:30pm

The Office Shop Brainerd/Aitkin

– Call ahead for curb-side pick up.

– Hours: M-F 8am-5pm. Call 218-927-6911

Village Laundromat

– Regular hours: 7am – 7pm every day 

Village Tanning

– Closed until further notice

Nord Lake Reflections Custom Framing

– Drop-off and text message estimates available. Get your watch battery changed

– 9 to 5 Mon Tues Wed. Call 218 927 3317

Green Owl Gallery

  • Closed until further notice

 

Business Offices:

Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce

– Conducting as much business as possible by phone/email.

– Email upnorth@aitkin.com or call 218-927-2316.

Aitkin County License Center

– Renew tabs by mail. Send renewal form, current valid insurance information, check, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Aitkin County License Center, 307 2nd St NW #108, Aitkin, MN 56431.

– Call 218-927-7057

Aitkin Glass

-Lobby closed; conducting business by phone and email

– Open 8am-5pm. Call 218 927-4624. http://www.aitkinglass.com/

Aitkin Independent Age

-Closed to the public. Conducting business by phone/email.

– Call 218-927-3761, or email news@aitkinage.com with news related content.

Aitkin Public Utilities Commission

– Office closed to customers.

– Pay online, by phone, or by dropbox outside the office. Call 218-927-3222.

City of Aitkin

– Residents encouraged to do as much business online or by phone/email as possible.

-Call 218-927-2527

East Central Regional Library

-Closed until further notice.

Pine Insurance

– Office closed to customers. Conduct business by phone.

– Call 218-927-4114

Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative

– Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative lobby will be closed to the public through April 1

– Bill pay online or by phone. Call 218-927-2191.

 

Financial Institutions:

Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union

– Lobby closed. Use drive-up service or online services.

Members Cooperative Credit Union

– Lobby closed. Use drive-up service or online services.

Security State Bank

– Lobby closed. Use drive-up service or online services.

Neighborhood National Bank

– Lobby closed. Use drive-up service or online services.

 

Bremer Bank

– Lobby closed. Use drive-up service or online services.

 

Churches:

Aitkin United Methodist Church

– In-person service & groups canceled.

– Stream services on Facebook.

Glory Baptist Church

– Services and gatherings all suspended. Office closed.

– Worship Service online at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays on Facebook and video posted to http://AitkinChurch.com and on YouTube by Monday.

St. James Catholic Church

– Mass canceled

St. John’s Lutheran Church

– Services canceled

New Life Church

– Suspended all church gatherings until further notice.

https://www.facebook.com/NewLifeChurchAitkinMN/ for more information.

 

Relief:

Aitkin County Growth Revolving Loan: http://aitkingrowth.org/loans/

Unemployment Insurance: https://www.uimn.org/

DEED – Unemployment Insurance Information for Employers

On March 16, Governor Walz issued an executive order ensuring workers affected by COVID‐19 have full access to unemployment benefits. The order also relieves taxpaying employers of benefit charges associated with COVID‐19. This means a company’s unemployment tax rate will not increase if your workers collect unemployment benefits due to COVID‐19. If your workers apply for unemployment benefits, DEED will let you know.

More information about Unemployment Insurance for employers https://www.uimn.org/employers/employer‐account/news‐updates/covid‐19.jsp

DEED – Rapid Response

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will discuss your needs with you, help avert layoffs if possible, and provide services to assist workers facing job losses. For more information, visit DEED’s Rapid Response page or call 1‐866‐213‐1422 https://mn.gov/deed/business/starting‐business/management‐basics/considering‐layoff.jsp

DEED – Shared Work – Alternative to Layoffs

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the Unemployment Insurance Shared Work Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs ‐ retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Shared Work Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent. Visit Shared Work Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

https://www.uimn.org/employers/alternative‐layoff/index.jsp

Dislocated Worker Program – Permanent Layoffs

Our Dislocated Worker program offers free services to help individuals find suitable employment and help take the stress and uncertainty out of the process. Workers may be eligible for this program if they are out of work through no fault of their own, are eligible for unemployment insurance, and are unlikely to return to their previous occupation or industry. Contact a career counselor in your area by calling 800-325-5332.

 

Northeast Minnesota Small Business Development Center

Northeast Minnesota SBDC consultants are ready and able to assist clients throughout the Covid-19 outbreak. We are here to provide help with advice and ideas to keep your business as healthy as possible during these uncertain times. Our consultants are holding meetings via phone, video conferencing, or email. If you know of other business owners seeking guidance who may not be aware of SBDC resources, please point them to our website, www.nesbdc.org, to sign up for services.

SBA – Small Business Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This program is for small businesses and most non‐profit organizations that have suffered directly by this disaster. Loans can be for up to $2 million and are based on the working capital need of the business. Loan proceeds may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. Loans under $25,000 can be made without collateral, loans over $25,000 should be collateralized. However, the SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral. Find out more by visiting DisasterLoan.sba.gov

Entrepreneur Fund

Businesses with a current EF loan can sign up for a free consulting session as a starting point. Find out more at https://www.entrepreneurfund.org/entrepreneur-fund-approach-to-covid-19/

U.S. Department of Labor

Workplace safety; wages, hours and leave; and more: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

Minnesota Department of Revenue – tax‐related information: https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/our‐response‐covid‐19

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Toolkit 

available to both members and non‐ members: https://www.mnchamber.com/blog/covid‐19‐business‐toolkit

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 

nfo relative to the trades, license exams and workers compensation. https://www.dli.mn.gov/updates

Center for Disease Control and Prevention planning guides for businesses: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/community/organizations/businesses‐employers.html

 

DEED‐ Health Care Insurance Options: https://www.uimn.org/applicants/help‐support/comm‐organizations/healthcare.jsp

 

OSHA ‐ Guidance on Preparing Workplace for COVID‐19: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

EEOC‐ Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act: https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html