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By the end of counting votes for the local Primary election, there were mainly predictable results, but with a few mini surprises. Below are the unofficial results of voting:

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It has been said that a city in Minnesota doesn’t become “official” until it has a Dairy Queen open for business. Under those conditions, the city of Isanti is on its way to becoming “official.”

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In 2019 K&A Mini Golf opened its doors as an inclusive place for families to spend time together in Cambridge. Located at 215 Opportunity Blvd. N., K&A’s one-acre mini golf course is ADA compliant so that even those with physical limitations can enjoy playing golf with their friends.

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The Isanti County Parks Department welcomes the public to participate in its 8th Annual Find It in the Parks Medallion Hunt.  New clues will be posted daily at 8 a.m. starting Aug. 15 through Aug. 19 or whenever the medallion is found, on the Isanti County Parks website https://www.co.isanti…

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Seniors and guests at Walker Methodist Levande hit the dance floor to the sounds of the popular Golden Oldies band The Whitesidewalls during the senior living center’s fifth anniversary celebration on Thursday, Aug. 4. 

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Welcome back the fall season by creating a festive and colorful banner using only a stick, some paper, and bits and bobs of yarn, ribbons, and twine. The Fall Banner Craft class will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1-2 p.m., at the North Branch Area Library. 

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Have your butler brush off your best suit because Downton Abbey is coming to the Cambridge Public Library. Celebrate all things Downton with afternoon tea, a themed game, and all kinds of fun during a Downton Abbey Tea Party from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. 

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The first day of the 2022-2023 school year is just around the corner, but for 15 million students each year in America buying school supplies is a struggle. Local Credit Union Minnco is stepping up to help fill the school supply gap in our area.

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Clark Joslin and Patrick Moore (with scissors) are joined by their staff, representatives from the city of Isanti and North 65 Chamber of Commerce members, along with the 2022 Isanti Ambassadors for a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of their branch office at 210 6th Ave NE …

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Here are the unofficial results of the 2022 Primary elections (local races). The * indicate which candidates will be advancing to the general election. Note: all results are unofficial until validated by the canvasing boards:

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At the same time as the city of North Branch is in the midst of trying to abate one nuisance property, it is celebrating the completion of the cleanup of another property.

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Tuey the Comic Stunt Juggler executes his most dangerous trick during his performance at the Cambridge Library on Monday, Aug. 1. The event was part of the finale of East Central Regional Library’s summer reading program. Tuey will also be performing at the North Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.…

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Like a large number of entities, the city of Cambridge is looking at ways to stave off the effects of inflation. One way that has become commonplace among local governments is to start projects or make purchases earlier than originally planned. In this case, the project is the construction o…

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Pine City’s mayor, Carl Pederson, says he’s lucky to be alive and credits the Lord, healthcare workers, his family, and community for his being here today. He is thankful to be able to tell his story, a story which coincidentally began around Thanksgiving of last year. 

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Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly Cidery — the popular local site for cider, root beer, food, live entertainment, and more — was recently awarded several medals in the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition, the largest cider competition in North America.

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Coping with the loss of friends and family is unexpectly difficult. For those who find themselves in need of additional support two Baptist churches in our area are offering weekly classes.

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Are you curious about the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) grant programs? Do you have questions about how to apply for a grant? Do you want to know if your art project is eligible for a grant? Join us for a grant info session and we can help answer questions like this and many mor…

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Erin Boettcher is sworn in as the Tenth Judicial District Court Administrator for Isanti County during an investiture ceremony held at the Isanti County Government Center on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Administering the oath is Judge Amy Brosnahan. Erin’s mother, Jane Schleusner, holds the Bible.

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On Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, at 2:53 a.m., deputies from the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single car crash east of Highway 47 on County Road 5. Witnesses at the scene reported the car had rolled over into a wooded area.

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The filing period for all remaining local elections that didn’t have a possibility of a primary election attached to them begins on Tuesday, Aug. 2, and will continue through Aug. 16. Locally, the races that will be opened for filing include all three school districts, plus the North Branch …

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A sand mining operation was given the go-ahead from the Isanti County Commissioners to conduct their controversial business in North Branch Township, however it will only be for a short time.

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Heeding concerns that cars parking on both sides of Unity Boulevard — a short street in Isanti that runs between 1st and 3rd Ave NW from the fire station to the Primary School, makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass through, the Isanti City Council is looking at making one side of…

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For more than three decades, the residents of Braham and the surrounding area have come together to celebrate on one day — a day that marks its designation as the “Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota.”

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On Aug. 2, 2022 communities all over Minnesota will participate in National Night Out. Introduced in 1984, National Night Out has grown to over 400 communities in 23 states as a way to promote police – community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, and make our communities safer.

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Five years ago, Walker Methodist Levande brought the community their mission of ‘Life. And all the living that goes with it,’ when they opened Walker Methodist Levande Senior Living Facility located at 2011 6th Lane SE, Cambridge, MN.

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Breastfeeding is important for babies, mothers, other birthing parents, and families. Many families start breast/chestfeeding but are often not able to meet their goals due to lack of support. Isanti County Public Health WIC supports families before and during their infant feeding journey by…

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Not since the television show “Storage Wars” left the air has so much attention been given during a half-hour-plus period to storage containers as there was during the July 18 Cambridge council meeting, when the council tackled five requests for interim use permits for the keeping of storage…

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Following the conclusion of the two-meeting public hearing regarding a nuisance house located at 38555 9th Ave, the North Branch city council received a more precise timeline for the possible abatement of the outside of the property, however they remain frustrated with the length of that timeline.

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Chisago County Sheriff Brandon Thyen read the book “Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site” to the kids prior to the Whitesidewalls concert on Tuesday, July 19. The reading and concert were the third in North Branch’s Concerts in the Park series held on Tuesdays in Central Park. The next conc…

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Do you want to build a snowman? You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the top-grossing animated film of all time. Join Anna, Elsa, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning o…

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Nothing compliments a summer in rural America more than a county fair. Right on schedule as the crops are lush and vibrant, and the meadow is about ready for its second cut for hay, it’s county fair time. Nearly every county in Minnesota has some form of a county fair. So what’s the history …

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The city of Harris once held an annual SpudFest, a celebration that came from the town’s long history with potatoes. It’s hard to find information from when the yearly celebration got its start or for even when it all ended. But that’s all in the past.

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On Wednesday July 27 at 7:00 p.m., a District 1 Chisago County Commissioner Candidate Forum will be held at the American Legion in North Branch; 6439 Elm Street. The Chisago County League of Women Voters is sponsoring the forum. It will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

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With more than 1.9 million new cases in 2022 alone, it’s hard to find a family who hasn’t been touched by cancer. On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life will help raise funds for groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and can make a differe…

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With summer in full swing, extreme heat is following closely behind. As hospitalization visits increase, it is important to be aware of the dangers and preventative measures you can take to stay safe in increasing temperatures.

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A gas leak, caused by the breakage of a line during the street construction project in Goldenwood, forced the closure of South Main Street in Cambridge for approximately three hours on Monday, July 18.

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Attention veterans: Chisago Age Well and Chisago County Veterans Service Officer Bryan Brown invite you to join them in August for free refreshments and helpful information. Topics will include VA health care, veterans pension, state soldiers assistance, and other community support programs …