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AMATEUR BASEBALL:   Isanti built momentum for the upcoming amateur baseball playoff stretch by downing Forest Lake 7-5 at home July 20, handing the Brewers their first loss on the Metro Minny schedule. Centerfielder B.J. Samuelson made a great diving catch with two on to keep the Brewers from scoring in the second. Dan Hamann [...]

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A high-stakes Cambridge-Isanti Men’s Slowpitch League battle took place July 17 at Sandquist Park between co-leaders Patriot Lanes/TLS Concrete and ECL Big Guys/Finish Line Bar. Patriot Lanes leadoff hitter Allen VanderCarr (left) dialed in to rip two triples in his first two at bats, and Andy Janokowski hustled into second for a run-scoring double (below). [...]

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Perfect summer weather brought out a huge “Kids Night” crowd to the Princeton Speedway on Friday, July 18. At intermission, children and parents walked on the “fastest quarter mile on dirt” track to meet the drivers while grabbing a treat or two. It was also bike giveaway night at the Speedway. When the features got [...]

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COMMUNITY SPORTS:   The Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee was established in 2008 to support Isanti County’s military service members, veterans and their families by coordinating services and resources available to them before, during, and after periods of deployment. Examples of support provided are financially assisting with electric bills, natural gas bills, garbage [...]

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A fun tradition celebrated its golden anniversary when the Five Star women’s golf tournament was hosted on a chilly Monday, July 14 on the Purple Hawk layout. The Five Star Invitational began in 1965 as the Four Star, pitting women’s teams from Elk River, Princeton, Mora and Milaca golf clubs in a tourney that rotated [...]

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Always with a flair for the dramatic, the Isanti Redbirds rallied back through the losers brackets and won both finals heats to claim their 12th Isanti Outhouse Racing title in the 25th anniversary of the wacky event. A large crowd again lined Main Street on Saturday afternoon, gasping when the ‘Birds first obstacle runner, Tristen [...]

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A nice crowd of runners burst from the starting line on Main St. in downtown Isanti for the annual Jubilee Days 5K Run/Walk, hosted by Snap Fitness. Below, runners made the corner at Bluebird Park during decent workout weather on Saturday morning, July 12.  Photos by Greg Hunt ISANTI JUBILEE DAYS 5K & 2-MILE RESULTS [...]

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