Community

They may be little, but some 6-year-old boys are making a big difference for fellow kids at their local medical center. The Tiger Scouts from Cambridge Cub Scout Pack 235 have found their skills are in demand at Cambridge Medical Center, where a special kind of service project is keeping younger patients and visitors occupied [...]

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Go into the bedroom. Find a pair of matching socks, and put them on. Make the bed, get dressed and comb your hair. These all seem like easy enough tasks but are nearly impossible for a dementia patient if it’s done all at once. Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti gave caretakers the opportunity to walk [...]

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Pat Bettendorf was supposed to have Ruby the pit bull for just a weekend in 2003. But her personality and warm nature won over the family members’ hearts. “She was like a politician,” Bettendorf said. “It was like she wanted to stay, and she was just plotting her takeover.” The pup was put in obedience [...]

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The East Central Minnesota Grant Study Circle invites area residents to a special forum at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the new Braham Area Community Center. The focus is on promotion and publicity, including print and social media. Presenters will share their experiences in promoting non-profit and for-profit events, and media representatives will talk [...]

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A Milaca man was killed Friday after he veered into the wrong lane on Highway 47, at the intersection of Highway 95, west of Cambridge. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Herman J. Bakke, 75, of Milaca, was heading southbound on Highway 47 driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am when he veered into the northbound [...]

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Isanti County’s first K-9 officer passes away Whether he was putting a smile on thousands of kids’ faces during a K-9 demonstration, or in pursuit of a suspect, Isanti County K-9 Nike put his heart and soul into his work. Nike, a 13-year old Belgian Malinois who joined the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department in 2003 [...]

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Tusen Tack started out of one room in 1989 with the mission to serve the community and provide affordable goods. This week, the Braham-based nonprofit organization celebrates its 25th anniversary. The organization brings people together who wouldn’t come together on their own, said task force member and long-time volunteer Dorothy Johnson. “You have people coming [...]

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