Category Archives: Isanti County News

On the Go events

Community picnic in Athens Township Saturday, Sept. 12: The Athens Community Picnic—including free food and fun activities for all ages—is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at town hall, located on Co. Rd. 56 about 3⁄4 mile west of … Continue reading

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Jacket tennis takes two in Duluth

CCS Soccer battles back for a tie

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Community Sports Notes

C-I Football opener will be broadcast on KBEK-FM; Elizabeth & German lakes open for early goose season; "5th Quarter" following Braham football games; C-I Wrestling Golf Tourney Sept. 12; Military Appreciation night at Sept. 11 C-I Football game

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Finding her higher power

Sheila Robinson’s story starts with sexual abuse as a child and ends in federal prison in Bryan, Texas. Professionally known as Sheila Raye Charles, she shared her testimony, music and how her higher power changed her life during a performance … Continue reading

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Lifetime of Christian service

Part 1 in a 2-part series Over the years, many former pastors, pastor wives and missionaries have made GracePointe Crossing home in time of retirement and transition. Yet their dedicated calls to service and God cease to end as several … Continue reading

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Love trumps money

Dear Editor: At 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, our little dog, Millie, was let out. My husband, who recently had ankle surgery, was slowly behind her by a minute.

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Supports library effort in Isanti

Dear Editor: As residents of the city of Isanti, we fully support the effort to bring a library to the community and have enclosed a check toward that end.

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Fall into the right color, haircut at Spalon Elite

Did you know we have an upscale salon and spa right here in Cambridge? Stop in and visit Spalon Elite, located at 150 North Birch Street suite #190. They are in downtown Cambridge in the Westside Commons Mall (next to … Continue reading

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Christmas Village leaves him cold

Dear Editor: The idea of gracing downtown Isanti with flowers is a good one. My flower fund donation is in the mail. The Christmas Village project, however, leaves me cold.

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One take on the environment

Dear Editor: In case you missed this item on your TV news, the latest environmental brainstorm from the “green wackos” to save the planet’s water is to “pee in the shower.”

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Sen. Kennedy accomplished much for betterment of humankind

He was always the little brother and most said he would never carry the world image that his brother John and Robert portrayed. In the end, younger brother Edward Moore Kennedy stands out as someone who touched more lives than … Continue reading

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Let super’s speech serve as a fresh starting point

Cambridge-Isanti School District 911 has been taking a lot of heat in the past months over the board’s handling of union negotiations, contract proposals and its decision to ask voters to approve a new operating levy referendum this fall.

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Enjoy a nice meal at Captain's On Long Lake

Enjoy a nice relaxing meal by the fireplace at Captain’s On Long Lake, located five minutes north of St. Francis off Hwy. 47. The restaurant features a casual dining area centered around a warm fireplace, as well as a traditional … Continue reading

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Gordon Mattson

Gordon Ellsworth Mattson of Cambridge passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West, one day before his 89th birthday.

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Gary Ostrom

Gary Nyles Ostrom joined our Lord and Savior on August 27, 2009 after a valiant battle with cancer.

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Hugo Griep

Hugo “Ole” Griep, 98, of Crown, Minn., died August 30, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge.

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Myrel Anderson

Myrel Harriet Anderson, 98, of Braham, Minn., passed away Friday August 21, 2009 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital after a fall in her home.

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Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson, 93, of Cambridge, formerly of Isanti, died August 26, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East.

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Suicides up, vehicle fatalities down

Isanti County Board Even though suicides increased in 2008, the number of people who died as a result of motor vehicles crashes is the lowest it’s been in five years. Isanti County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Janis Amatuzio on Sept. … Continue reading

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Isanti cuts spending by 3%

Isanti City Council Residents within the city of Isanti are looking at a 0 percent increase in the city portion of their property taxes if the valuation of their home hasn’t increased. The Isanti City Council on Sept. 1 approved … Continue reading

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Judge cites ‘quiet terrorism’ of drunk driving in doubling man’s sentence

A Blaine man found his own words coming back to haunt him Aug. 27 and doubling the amount of time he had expected to serve on a criminal vehicular operation charge.

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Vandals knock over, break headstones at church cemetery

Approximately 125 markers and headstones were knocked over, in some cases broken, either Sunday night or early Monday morning this week at the Cambridge Lutheran Church Cemetery. Any motive is unclear at this time.

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Drunk driver gets 68 months in fatal crash

Victim's family feels they got life sentence It didn't come as any surprise Aug. 27 when Mark James Lindgaard, 23, was sentenced to 68 months in prison for killing a passenger in his car when it left the road March … Continue reading

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Case over, sentence pronounced, back to prison

When Allyn Raymond Hanson appeared for sentencing Aug. 27 for 1st degree felony assault on a 14-month-old boy in October 2008, it was fairly anticlimactic.

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New faculty joins Cambridge Campus

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus welcomes two new, notable faculty members to begin the fall 2009 semester.

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Variety of fall classes with C-I Community Ed

If you are looking for a job, want help managing money and/or selling online, there are more fall Cambridge-Isanti Community Ed classes for you.

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2 OB-GYNs join Cambridge Medical

Cambridge Medical Center announces the addition of two obstetrician gynecologists to the medical staff. Ross Anderson, MD, and Michelle Larson, MD, are experienced physicians and accepting new patients at CMC.

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Minnesota book author at Cambridge Library

Barbara Sommer, Minnesota author, will be speaking at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. 

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Show support for Braham Community Center Aug. 31

Over the past two years, residents in Braham have been working on establishing a community center through a grant with the Initiative Foundation.

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Cambridge Ambassadors are spaghetti champs

The Cambridge Ambassadors chowed their way to the championship at the North Hudson Pepper Fest Royalty Spaghetti Eating Contest by eating 2 pounds of spaghetti in a winning time of 4:35, the fastest of all 25 teams. 2004 Ambassador Erin … Continue reading

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