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From the coach:  Our Athlete of the Week nomination is senior Carter Whitman. On the court, Carter has averaged 11 points, five rebounds and three assists in our three games in January. Off the court Carter is the perfect example of what I want our program to become. He spends two hours ever…

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Well, the year 2020 is already three weeks old, and by now you are likely plunging full bore into those New Years’ resolutions. Perhaps some of your new behaviors have already become habits! Then again, maybe not. According to Strava, a social network for athletes, January 10 is the date whe…

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Ice fishing on local lakes is one of Minnesota’s favorite winter pastimes. It can be a beautiful scene out on a frozen, snowy lake. It can also be a dirty mess. It’s not difficult to find piles of garbage left next to an abandoned fishing hole.  

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From the coach:  Cody Croal one of the best players on the ice at all times. This last week he had two goals and four assists, which led to two big victories. Cody attracts a lot of attention when he is on the ice and still finds ways to come up big and make plays. When he is on the ice, he …

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From the coach: Jacob Ziebarth was able to find the back of the net twice in the 4-3 overtime win to secure a third-place finish in the Herb Brooks Winter Classic (Open Division). Jacob is the ultimate team player: He can play forward and defenseman when needed; he distributes the puck to hi…

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There have many articles recently about the effects of our changing climate on animal and bird species in Minnesota. 

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Snow and ice are part of Minnesota winters; lakes are part of Minnesota summers. It’s becoming increasingly clear that these Minnesota staples are intricately linked – the future of one is dependent upon the way we deal with the other.  

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As we progress into the mid part of winter, the snow that has plagued the Midwest has now made ice fishing a huge challenge. The trick is getting to where you want to go and getting there safely.

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From the coach:  I nominated Emily Jones because she brings such a positive energy to the gym each and every day. She is a great leader, both in her words and her actions.  She’s a really hard worker and is great at helping her teammates when they’re in need of a smile.

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From the coach:  I nominate Bekah Fish because she possesses qualities that make her an exceptional role model for the athletes on our gymnastics team. This is Bekah’s first year as a co-captain on our team, and the title has accentuated her character and leadership skills. Bekah genuinely c…

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Can too much snow really be a bad thing for those who embrace all the wonderful opportunities there are for Minnesotans to do during the winter months? Absolutely yes!

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Conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority as the number of fatal crashes around the state has trended upward the past few years.

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From the coach:  I nominated Jackie because she is such an important piece in our success. Jackie is our court leader offensively. Her drive and determination are second to none. Jackie is an outstanding person outside of basketball and is a great student at CIHS.

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From the coach:  I nominated Kate because she does so much for our basketball program on and off the court. Not only is she an excellent basketball player, she is an even better person.  She works hard, is extremely coachable, and believes in our team and what we can accomplish this season. …

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So far the ice season of 2019-2020 is starting out with some very serious slush problems statewide.

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Shortly after Thanksgiving, there was a brief period of time during one brief morning that the sun briefly shone. If you slept in or simply didn’t look out the window during that brilliant span, you missed it. In short, it was lovely!

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Insects and diseases can hitchhike on trees and holiday greenery brought into Minnesota from other states. Now, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is asking residents to properly dispose of greenery and trees after the holiday season.

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Reason for being chosen:  Chloe has had a very strong start to her senior season, having recorded three hat tricks in 10 games. In addition, she recorded her 100th career point during the team’s last game versus St. Francis/North Branch.

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The temperatures are finally dropping, signaling the beginning of the ice fishing season. Safety is the biggest concern on early ice, so I have a list of items that are needed especially for this early winter with the “iffy” ice.

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North Branch Area High School is hosting a four-week baseball camp starting Feb. 9. Head coach Steve Christensen will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.

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The Wild River Audubon chapter will conduct its 44th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, Dec. 14. These bird watchers will try to accurately count as many birds as possible in Chisago County. 

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Winter is the most difficult season of the year for native wildlife.  For those animals that don’t hibernate or migrate during winter, finding food is the most important winter activity. The lush green vegetation is buried, leaving little forage available. There are certain trees and shrubs …

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For Mitch Albers, a bowhunter who lives in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities, bow hunting is a whole lot more than harvesting a deer. 

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Cambridge-Isanti High School has a long and rich tradition of athletic competition and fine arts accomplishments and the purpose of this Hall of Fame is to recognize the career accomplishments of our Bluejacket alumni. The next induction ceremony will take place on Sunday August 16th, 2020. …

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The first five games for the Cambridge-Isanti-Mora girls hockey team have been somewhat of a “feast-or-famine” scenario for the Bluejackets. Their first five games have ranged from two shutout wins, including one by double digits, to a shutout loss and another loss by four goals. In between,…

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During a signing ceremony held at North Branch High School on Wednesday, Nov. 13, five North Branch seniors signed national letters of intent to compete collegiately. Putting ink to paper were (from left) Livia Bollman, who will play soccer at Wayne State; Macy Brodin, who will play softball…

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Unseasonably cold weather means ice making has begun on many lakes across the state, but Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers advise people to stay off of the still-forming ice.