Community Sports Notes

Isanti Chamber Night Golf Aug. 15

The Isanti Area Chamber of Commerce will host its “Night Golf Classic” from 6 p.m. to midnight at Sanbrook Golf Course. Golf nine hole on a lighted course; glow ball and necklace provided. Silent auction, raffles, food and more. $45 per person. Registration at

5K Run/Walk for Hope in Action

Parents Brenda and Skip Strandberg of Cambridge were devastated by the loss of their son, Travis, in July 2013.  Seeking a way to honor the life and memory of Travis while supporting other families and individuals to prevent or work through similar circumstances, they formed the volunteer organization Hope In Action MN. On Sept. 6 will be the Inaugural 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk events in Cambridge, kicking off National Suicide Prevention Week. Funds raised by this event through sponsors, donations, and participant registrations will stay in Isanti County. Registration is open for individuals and families online or by mail. For more information or to register, please visit:

Holes-in-one on area courses

Good news about golfers hitting aces on local courses this summer reached the  ICN office. On June 22, Adam Reichel of Isanti shot a hole in one on the par three, 158-yard No. 15 hole on Falcon Ridge GC near Stacy. Also striking aces on Falcon Ridge were Mark Nelson of Andover on June 29 (170-yard No. 1 on executive course) and Paul Reitzel of Forest Lake on July 2 (143-yard No. 2 on regular course).

• Lee Hanson sunk a hole-in-one on Aug. 5 on the 189-yard Hole No. 5 on Bulrush GC in Rush City.

St. Croix State Park will pilot archery hunting this fall

St. Croix State Park in Hinckley will pilot an archery hunt for part of the 2014 fall deer season. The archery hunt will be Sept. 29 through Nov. 7, with the exception of Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2, when the park will close for a youth firearms hunt. One hundred archery tags will be available; the deadline to apply for them is Aug. 15.

After a 2011 storm downed trees and dramatically changed the landscape, the number of rifle hunters allowed in the park was reduced for safety reasons. The archery hunt is being added to help safely maintain a healthy deer herd while allowing the park’s pine trees to regenerate.

To apply for the fall archery hunt, hunters should write their name, street address, email address and telephone number on a postcard and send it to St. Croix State Park, 30065 St. Croix Park Road, Hinckley, MN  55037. Hunting parties of up to four people can apply together by putting each applicant’s contact information all on one card. The park plans to allow one additional antlerless tag per hunter for the archery hunt, as well as the normal either-sex archery tag.

Successful applicants will be notified by Aug. 22. Any questions regarding the hunt can be directed to the park headquarters at 320-384-6591.