Archive | May 30, 2012

This area has been blessed with a strong run of Eagle Scout projects which have impacted parks and organizations. The latest local Boy Scout on the path to the top award is 17-year-old Preston Holland of rural Cambridge who led a landscape remodeling for the Isanti Community Center. “We have meetings here at the Isanti [...]

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Industries Inc. recently created more than a dozen shadow boxes for GracePointe Crossing. The boxes will be installed outside each apartment in the Arbor at the Commons, where memory care residents live, said GracePointe Crossing Housing Administrator Todd Klein. “Families and residents can decorate them, putting memories in them to help residents remember where their [...]

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A Memorial Day program was held Monday afternoon at Isanti Union Cemetery sponsored by the Isanti Rum River Post #2735. Those gathered heard greetings from select individuals, including guest speaker Pastor Matt Flom from Long Lake Lutheran Church, as well as special music. Boy Scouts also participated in the programs held at local cemeteries earlier [...]

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Hundreds of children will benefit this summer due to a local church’s generosity through Operation Rice Bowl. Denise Tillges, food shelf donations coordinator at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge, explained each year during Lent the church participates in the Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl program. Tillges explained Operation Rice Bowl has always [...]

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Dr. Jeske (Yes-ka) Noordergraaf, chair of the Sunrise Town Board, seeks election to the Minnesota Senate in District 32. Noordergraaf earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University Of Pennsylvania. In 1993 she began her equine veterinary practice in Chisago and Isanti counties, establishing the respected Sunrise Equine Veterinary Services. Shortly after making Sunrise [...]

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Although it was a constant battle, Senator Sean Nienow continued to push forward with investigating potential fraud claims pertaining to the state’s biggest health maintenance organizations (HMOs). During the last legislative session, Sen. Nienow spent a lot of time calling for a congressional inquiry into Medicaid funding in Minnesota. Sen. Nienow, who initially brought attention [...]

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Calling it common sense reform, Representative Kurt Daudt authored and successfully passed a bill this past session relating to welfare reform. Rep. Daudt spoke about the bill that puts new restrictions on those using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards that provide cash and food support benefits to Minnesotans. Rep. Daudt explained in August 2008, Minnesota [...]

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