The following area students were named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2015 semester at Bethel University in St. Paul.

The following students from the area received the Chancellor’s Award for the spring 2015 semester.

Pine Technical College conferred more than 250 degrees, diplomas and certificates, honoring the graduates for their accomplishments and contributions to both the college and the community.

The following area students graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, following the spring 2015 semester.

Katherine Duram, of Cambridge, and a student at University of Minnesota–Morris, is the assistant coordinator of the Morris Area Farmers Market (MAFM). In addition to managing community activities, vendors and advertising, Duram plans new strategies to grow the market’s vendor and customer base.

Volunteer Drivers for Isanti County Home Delivered Meals for June 2015

Carthage College has named Alysha Newsom of Stanchfield to its dean’s list for academic excellence during the spring 2015 semester.

St. Cloud State University graduated more than 1,345 students during spring semester 2015. Commencement ceremonies took place Saturday, May 9th.Local students include: 

More than 2,000 University of North Dakota students were eligible to receive degrees during this year’s Spring Commencement ceremonies held on May 9 and 16 in Grand Forks. Local students include: Jacob Berry of Cambridge (BSEE, Cum Laude), Elizabeth Hafner of Cambridge (BS, Cum Laude), Victo…

Vermilion Community College held its spring commencement ceremonies May 12 in Ely, Minn. Local students included:

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year, ending May 2015. Local students include: 

The Crossings by GrandStay hotel in Cambridge and GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Chisago City were recently awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award, given only to hospitality businesses that consistently achieve excellent traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The award is i…

Dr. Gary Bohnen of Bohnen Chiropractic Center, Isanti, was recognized by Minnesota Monthly magazine as a Best Chiropractor of 2015. The list was published in their Best Chiropractors issue released in June.

Each year the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce honors two students from the current graduating class of North Branch High School with a scholarship. The chamber is happy to announce the 2015 scholarships winners: William Young, son of Bill and Michelle Young; and Katie Peterson, daughte…

These students from Cambridge Christian School recently received Distinguished Christian High School Student (DCHSS) awards. The program honors exemplary sophomores, juniors and seniors from Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) member high schools and provides the opportunit…

Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointment of County Attorney Jeff Edblad of Cambridge to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission. His term is effective May 31, 2015, to Jan. 7, 2019.

The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) welcomes a new Resource Conservationist, Shane Hultman. Shane farms with his dad in Center City, Minn., and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls’ Agricultural Engineering Technology program.  Shane will be assisting …

Therapeutic Services Agency (TSA) is pleased to announce that child psychiatrist Dr. John Glass, MD, is now working with area young people at TSA’s Cambridge office. 

Morgan Van Lingen of North Branch was inducted into the Emmanuel College circle of national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa in April 2015.

Financial Advisor Matt Larson and Senior Branch Office Administrator Andrea Alferness of Edward Jones in Cambridge have accepted invitations to accept Limited Partnership offerings in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, presented 2,371 degrees during spring/summer commencement exercises at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Mankato campus. Local graduates include: Rishawn Radziwill of Chisago City with a bachelor of scienc…

Volunteer Drivers for Isanti County Home-delivered Meals for February 2015

The 38th  Annual Work Skills Day was held Feb. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Branch.  Fifty-Six 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in Employability Skills Seminar classes from North Branch, Chisago Lakes and Rush City high schools competed in Job Applications, Job Interviewing and …

The University of Northwestern Women’s Chorale, conducted by Stephanie Trump, will be touring to cities in Central Minnesota on April 10-12, 2015. Area students traveling with the Chorale include:

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is proud to announce its Volunteer of the Year – Dean Kleinhans from Princeton, Minn. Dean has been a refuge volunteer since 1997 and in the last year donated over 100 hours. His work has included leading and organizing refuge events, assisting with environ…

Nicholas Johnson, son of Lawrence and Julie Johnson of Cambridge, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Saint John’s University. Johnson is a senior nursing major at SJU.

FirstLight Health System is being recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association for completing a three-year patient safety initiative as part of the Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network. Collectively, Minnesota hospitals and health systems have helped prevent more than 13,…

The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean’s lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced. Local students include: 

Volunteer drivers for Isanti County home-delivered meals for January 2015 were:

 Scott Gifford of Isanti earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in December. The 50th annual Midyear Commencement was held at the La Crosse Center Sunday, Dec. 14.

Isanti County Sheriff Chris Caulk joined 23 other newly elected sheriffs for a week-long orientation and training last week in Carver County. The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) provides this training every four years; it also offers over 100 training sessions every year on topics like…

Brittany Gibson, a senior business administration major at Bob Jones University, will serve as an intern for Unicomm Media Group, LLC.

Landmark Investor Group, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the stock in Landmark Community Bank, N.A., subject to bank regulatory approvals.

Dr. Sam Villella was elected Vice President of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) at its Annual Meeting in St. Paul recently.  In 2014 he served as Treasurer of the association. Dr. Villella practices at Allina Health Cambridge Medical Center.

Laura Burch of Center City was named to the dean’s list at Carroll University for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade point average for the semester of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale.

Allison Londgren, a paralegal with Berry Law Offices, has been invited to join a six speaker faculty panel at NBI for a presentation on Advanced Probate Administration for Paralegals. The purpose of this advanced level course is to provide paralegals knowledge and strategies on how to proper…

The weekend of Jan. 9-11, the ABC Theatre Company presented two dinner productions and one dessert performance of “The Mousetrap,” a mystery by Agatha Christie at the Braham Event Center.  “The Mousetrap” is set in England in Monkswell Manor with young people opening and hosting their first …

Our Isanti County Chapter of Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) would like to extend a big thank you to all the successful hunters for donating your deer hides to our Hides for Habitat Program, and understanding that by donating them, MDHA raises funds that will be kept here in our lo…

North Branch School Board Member Kirby Ekstrom was elected to the Minnesota School Boards Association Board of Directors on Jan. 16, 2015, at its annual Leadership Conference.

Freightliner of St. Cloud has announced that Ryan Schusted of Cambridge is a winner of its annual scholarship. Schusted will receive $2,500 toward his education at St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) in the diesel engine program. He is also an apprentice technician at Freightli…

The first event of the season was the 12th annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Rushseba Town Hall. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served to 122 guests, and 28 dinners were delivered to shut-ins.  Twenty-two volunteers prepared and served the meal and cleaned the kitchen.

The University of North Dakota held its winter commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 19, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on campus. About 900 students received diplomas or certificates. Graduates included Christian Walburg (BBA, Magna Cum Laude) of Shafer.