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Death was a topic of interest at the Feb. 19 Isanti County Board meeting. Dr. A. Quin Strobl, chief medical examiner for Isanti County, provided a summary of medical examiner involvement in deaths occurring in Isanti County during 2013. For starters, of the 206 deaths that were investigated last year, 85 were registered hospice and [...]

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U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) has announced the locations of “Congress Comes to You” meetings his staff will operate in Chisago, Isanti and Kanabec counties. “These Congress Comes to You meetings will provide residents throughout the Eighth District an opportunity to meet with members of my staff and discuss matters of interest and importance,” Nolan [...]

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Debbie Griffin Guest Writer A group concerned about transportation gathered the morning of Feb. 15 at the North Branch library to discuss dwindling federal funds and how that impacts state and local systems. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, representing the 8th District of Minnesota – who is also a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

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Larry Southerland announced last week that he is being treated for lung cancer at Abbott Northwestern Hospitals in Minneapolis. The news explains why the 2nd District commissioner missed the Feb. 5 Isanti County Board meeting. A day later, in a week of testing and preliminary treatments, he sent the board a letter describing his “most [...]

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Hiring a new police chief, updating the city website and changing the sidewalk snow removal policy are a few of the city of Isanti’s goals for 2014. During the Isanti City Council meeting Feb. 5, the council adopted its 2014 goals and approved resolutions relating to some of those goals. One of the goals for [...]

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The following article was provided by Isanti County officials: Isanti County District 2 Commissioner Larry Southerland sent a letter to the Isanti County Board Feb. 5 describing his most recent challenge. Southerland has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will be immediately getting treatment at Abbott Northwestern Hospitals. The condition was discovered after he was [...]

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The Cambridge City Council on Jan. 21 approved construction and detour agreements with the state to help alleviate the impact on the traveling public during this year’s Highway 95 bridge reconstruction project. For the $5.8 million project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will remove the existing bridge over the Rum River and replace it with [...]

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