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The last remaining team from the Eastern Minny League at the Minnesota Baseball Association’s state men’s amateur tournament, the Isanti Redbirds, fell in the third round to the Delano Athletics on Saturday in Faribault, by a final of 5-0.

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With some waterfowl hunting seasons starting Saturday, Sept. 3, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is advising hunters to take precautions for avian influenza when handling harvested birds. 

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If you’ve been to a garden center lately, you’ve probably noticed sales on perennials, trees and shrubs from 25-50% off.  Yup, it’s that time of year when they’d rather sell it than store it.  And in addition to cheaper prices, its also the best time to plant those hardy perennials.

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The defending Mississippi 8 Conference and Section 7AA semifinalist Cambridge-Isanti Bluejacket girls tennis team got its season off on the right foot, sweeping both Anoka and Duluth Denfeld 7-0 during the team’s season-opening home triangular on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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The Class of 2022 Bluejacket Hall of Fame inductees were introduced during a ceremony held on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Cambridge Lutheran Church. Joining the prestigious group of previous inductees are (from left) Walter Binger, Mark Solberg, Bill Barnes, Travis Fuhol, Jon Nystrom, and Dave Mi…

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Mille Lacs Lake walleye anglers will see a relaxed harvest slot for walleye fishing beginning Thursday, Sept. 1.

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Isanti Redbird’s Mitch Dunbar and Mora’s Troy Jones stare down the umpire waiting for a safe or out call on a close play at second base during the MBA Class C Region 1 tournament held in Princeton. Dunbar was called safe on the play. Thus far, Isanti has defeated Mora 6-4 and North Branch 10…

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Lake-loving volunteers are needed across the state of Minnesota on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, to participate in a search for starry stonewort—an aggressive, aquatic invasive algae that can spread easily and grows into dense mats at and below the lake’s surface. 

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As part of an adaptive approach to chronic wasting disease management statewide, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is broadening the options this year for hunters to get their deer tested for CWD.

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I was so hoping that this year’s summer heat would be an improvement over the summer of 2021. Though I haven’t looked at the statistics, I feel like this year is almost as hot and difficult as last year. But maybe as gardeners, we determine the conditions based on how long we can stand worki…

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Deer hunting licenses can be purchased starting today and the 2022 Minnesota hunting regulations are now available on the DNR website (mndnr.gov/Hunting). Print copies of the regulations will be available in early August wherever licenses are sold.

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Minnesotans can apply online through Sept. 16 to serve on several committees that advise the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources about fisheries and wildlife topics.

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Monarchs have been few and far between this season in my neck of the prairie. But the milkweed has literally been booming everywhere including in my perennial gardens. I decided to leave well enough alone in anticipation of the Monarchs perhaps just being a little late to the party. And in f…

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By now most of us who grow fruits and vegetables are harvesting things like peas, strawberries, herbs, lettuce, and other early ripening produce.  So it may seem a bit odd to think about the fall but mid to late summer is also a good time for planting those late season crops.  July and Augus…

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Heading into the summer recreation season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is rolling out a new online pledge to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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Nutrients in run-off from spring rainstorms combined with persistent hot weather on the way can mean trouble for lakes across Minnesota, triggering algal blooms that can be harmful to people and pets. Recent reports of blooms already spotted across the state have led to swimming advisories. …

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Blossom End Rot is a physiological disorder of tomato/pepper/squash in which the tissue of the blossom end of the fruit breaks down and rots, thus reducing yield. Most, if not all, tomato/pepper/squash growers are familiar with BER.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers who might want to keep northern pike to familiarize themselves with the regulations and be prepared to measure the fish. Minnesota has three northern pike zones that apply to inland waters and reflect the differing characteristics…

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From the coach: Keagen placed third in Section 7AA singles. The doubles team of Erik Kindem and Alex Magnuson placed fourth in Section 7AA doubles. This is the first time Bluejacket tennis has had three section medalists in one season.

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Twin Cities news station Fox 9’s traveling feature highlighting amateur baseball across the state of Minnesota will be making a stop in Isanti next Wednesday, June 15.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas Saturday, June 11. This “Free Park Day” is one of four days each year on which the DNR waives the requirement for a vehicle permit to enter state parks and recreation…

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For many years, despite North Branch track and field having had a very solid program, the Vikings always seemed to have to scratch and claw their way past larger programs such as Cambridge-Isanti, Forest Lake, and Andover for a select few berths in the traditional state meet. This year, howe…

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During the month of June, baby birds are abundant. Listen for incessant chirping as these baby birds plead for their parents to bring them food. June hatchlings include American robins, Baltimore orioles, Eastern bluebirds, gray catbirds, chipping sparrows, house finches, purple martins, mou…

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I’ve been a die-hard serious gardener for over 50 years. And in those years, I’ve had some wonderful success and some disappointing failures which I believe, is the story for most serious gardeners.  And for 15 of those years, I worked in the garden center industry which allowed me access an…

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Mille Lacs Lake anglers can keep one walleye from 21-23 inches, or one over 28 inches, through Tuesday, May 31. Walleye fishing will be catch-and-release from Wednesday, June 1, through Thursday, June 30.

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Anglers can help stop spread of invasive species

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host webinars this summer for anyone interested in fishing, hunting, habitat, and the outdoors. Topics include fishing for smallmouth bass in rivers, foraging along the North Shore, harvesting wild rice, shooting clay targets, hunting geese,…

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DNR urges people to leave deer fawns alone

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 Canadian Thistle (Cirsium arvense) is one of the hardest weeds to control or eradicate.