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After hosting the Minnesota State Championship BMX race in Isanti this past weekend, Isanti is gearing up to host the Minnesota State BMX Finals Aug. 22-24. During the Isanti City Council meeting Aug. 6, the Council approved a special event application for the Rum River BMX Association to host the State BMX Finals at its [...]

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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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