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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. 

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Gary Roach is one of Minnesota’s most acclaimed fishermen. He is a member of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and is known nationally as “Mr. Walleye.” Gary was also one of the early members of the world-famous Nisswa Guides League, an organization …

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Being the defending state champions is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the previous experience is invaluable, especially when going up against less-experienced teams. But on the other hand, all eyes are on you as you are now the hunted as teams attempt to knock you off your throne.

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Five Cambridge-Isanti Bluejacket seniors signed letters of intent to compete in college during National Signing Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Going on to compete in college are (from left) Jackie Olander, who will compete in track for the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Alexa Sutherland, who wi…

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As I look out on the many trees and shrubs in my landscape, I can’t help but take notice of how many of them continue to retain their foliage. Even a couple of my maple trees still have green leaves, but also yellow ones, that are holding fast to the branches.   Literally all of my hydrangea…

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Looking at the scoresheet, it appeared that North Branch’s third-straight Section 7AA championship win was much of the same as their previous matches during the 2019 section tournament – an easy victory. But as it is many times with sports, the scoresheet can be deceiving.

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The 2019 Braham Bombers football season surprisingly came to a crashing end during the Section 7A finals on Friday, Nov. 1, in Esko.

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Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the fourth season in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Similar to last season, anglers will be allowed to keep walleye on Mille Lacs starting Sunday, Dec. 1, with a limit of one wa…

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Update: North Branch easily won their section semifinal match against Hermantown, winning 25-18, 25-15, 25-18. They now face Proctor in the section finals on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Cloquet Middle School.

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After a one-year absence that broke a streak of five-straight section championships, the Braham Bomber football team finds themselves back where they belong in a section championship game.

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Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins half an hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 9, and the Department of Natural Resources expects nearly half a million hunters to participate. 

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Cambridge Area Pickleball Association is offering lessons for indoor pickleball at both the Cambridge Armed Forces Center and at the Isanti Primary School. Indoor pickleball will then be available to play for the cold weather season ahead.

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After that long, long winter of 2018-19, it took forever for my perennial garden plants to break their dormancy, and now it seems like the season was way too short as my plants are fading back and yellow foliage is the predominant color in my gardens. Yes, like so many other gardeners, I do …

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WASCoB is an acronym that stands for Water and Sediment Control Basin. You might have seen one and not even known what it was.  

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From the coach:  Reagan has worked hard to excel at her role and continues to grow! She challenges herself to work each day to improve her technique, execution and level of play. Reagan plays with passion and competitiveness and leads her team with her play!

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 From the coach: Captain Payton Larkin has been swimming with us for six years. She shows up every day ready to work, but also with a smile on her face and joking around with the team. She is a great leader, with big goals for herself and her teammates. She is always cheering and encouraging…

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North Branch ended their regular season on a bit of a sour note, falling to host Grand Rapids 49-20.

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Minnesota deer hunters must bring their harvested deer to sampling stations to be tested for chronic wasting disease in the central surveillance area, north-central and southeast management zones, and the southeast control zone on opening weekend of firearms deer season Saturday, Nov. 9, and…

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From the coach: Jordan has won two of her last three meets! At the Hinckley Invitational her victory was by over 30 seconds. She has had a great season and seems to be peaking at just the right time as we head into our conference meet and the section meet the following week.

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From the coach:  Cora is a go-getter. She always wants to get better… no short cuts. She’s becoming more vocal this year and growing into a leader.  It’s a privilege to work with her in cross country and track.

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Sitting in a waiting room recently, I grabbed an issue of Sports Illustrated, a magazine I hadn’t read in years. The front cover contained a photo of Serena Williams in a skimpy white body suit with a long flowing robe and green high-heels. The image was strikingly delicate, yet absolutely p…

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In week seven of the 2019 Minnesota high school football season, three Minnesota high school head coaches achieved their 100th career coaching win:  Shawn Kuhnke of Braham, Jon Hanks of Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and Scott Tschimperle of Glencoe-Silver Lake. 

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From the coach: In the last three meets, Jaxon has finished runner-up twice (Hinckley and Mora) as well as finishing in sixth place at the prestigious Swain Invitational up in Duluth.  He has clearly established himself as a top tier competitor.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed multiple young of the year zebra mussels in Spectacle Lake in Isanti County, between the cities of Princeton and Cambridge. This is the first confirmation of zebra mussels in an Isanti County lake.

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From the coach: Jake is one of those silent athletes. He shows up to all practices and games and puts forth his best, never complaining about the drill or how tired or sore he is. Jake is one of the most dependable players I’ve had the privilege to coach, and his willingness to do the dirty …

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From the coach: Tanner Bollman has been an amazing asset to the team and program this year. We have been having a tough time with our team mentality this year, and Tanner has done a fantastic job staying positive and doing his job regardless of the internal issues. He keeps his head on right…

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Coming off her best-ever third place finish at the recent U.S. gymnastics championships, Isanti’s Grace McCallum has been selected to compete during the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-14.