Community

Melissa Skiba has a passion for the local community, having graduated from Braham Westview High School and working as a teen at Grover’s Grocery in Stanchfield and later Warehouse Grocery in Cambridge. In 1987, Melissa was in a Community Theater performance with Dolly Fairchild. Dolly recruited Melissa to work part-time at Fairchild Insurance Specialists. After [...]

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A special service was held at Living Branch Lutheran Church, North Branch, on Sunday, Aug. 3, to welcome Pastor Micah Schmidt, who is the new pastor of the church. Schmidt, originally from Tacoma, Washington, is a recent graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He and his wife Elizabeth presently live in North Branch and [...]

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Support the Bonnette family by coming out to the Bowling for Buzz benefit from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Elsie’s in northeast Minneapolis. Renee Bonnette is the sister of C&H Siding and Remodeling co-owner Rande Christensen of Cambridge. Buzz Bonnette of Blaine was diagnosed in April 2014 with Stage IV sarcamatoid renal [...]

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Craig Yelle mingles enticing plots with fantasy and the supernatural. The Elk River resident is a seasoned fantasy fiction author, and he will bring his twisting plots to Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge this week. Yelle wrote his first novel back in the ‘90s. “Reclaiming Ter Chadain” combines sorceresses with an epic tale of [...]

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Republican Mike McFadden was not kidding around Tuesday night with an overwhelming primary election victory in his GOP bid for U.S. Senate. He rolled over opponent Jim Abeler of Anoka County with 71 percent of the votes. Abeler was a distant second with 15 percent of the votes. The victory squarely pits McFadden against DFL [...]

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Today, August 12, is the primary elections. Find out what races are on the ballot, learn about the candidates, and find your polling place with our election section. And stay with us through the evening as we report on results as they come in. Visit the ELECTION SITE now!

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Braham Pie Day was held Friday, Aug. 1. Click on any photo to begin a slideshow of some photos from this year’s event. Photos by Urmila Ramakrishnan

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