The Isanti County News The Isanti County News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for the cities of Cambridge, Isanti, and Braham, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:38:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Update on gas line leak in Cambridge Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:03:21 +0000 Provided by the city of Cambridge:

At approximately 11:20 a.m., a contractor (STF Services Inc.) doing directional boring work along Highway 95 and Isanti County Road 70 hit a gas line.

It appears the line was not properly marked by Vanguard Utility Partners so STF Services, Inc. was not aware the line was in the proximity of their directional bore work.

A staff member from Cambridge Community College called and reported feeling ill due to the smell.

The contractor called Isanti County Dispatch to get emergency personnel dispatched. Isanti County Dispatch notified Cambridge Fire and Police and they immediately responded to the scene. The scene was secured by Cambridge Fire and traffic assistance was provided by Cambridge Police, Isanti County, State Patrol, Dalbo Fire and MnDOT.

The scene was secured and the safety of the surrounding area was assessed. Initially, it appeared a 24” line was hit. However, after additional research, it appeared the line was either a 4” or 8” line. The decision to close Highway 95 was a precautionary measure to ensure public safety. Center Point Energy was dispatched to the break location. Center Point Energy arrived within 15 minutes of being dispatched and confirmed the need to close Highway 95 to traffic. It was not necessary to conduct any evacuations. Center Point also monitored air quality and no issues were found.

Highway 95 was reopened to east–west traffic at about 1:20 p.m. Center Point is still working in the area to repair the line.

County Road 70 is still closed to southbound traffic so the gas line repair can continue. An alternative route for people needing to go south on County Road 70 from Highway 95 would be to proceed to County Road 10 and turn left (south) onto County Road 10. Go south on County Road 10 to 329th Avenue. Go east on 329th Avenue until Spirit River Drive. Go north on Spirit River Drive.

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Highway 95 back open at County Road 14 in Cambridge Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:44:02 +0000 As of 1:53 p.m., the roads have been re-opened.

Motorists will encounter delays while all lanes of Highway 95 are closed at County Road 14/Spirit River Drive in Cambridge due to a natural gas line leak.

The road will remain closed until further notice.

Motorists should seek alternate routes and avoid the area until the gas line can be repaired.

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Howard Carlson Arneson Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:08:49 +0000 Howard   Carlson  Arneson

Howard Carlson Arneson of Cambridge died at The Fountains at Hosanna in Lakeville, MN on October 13, 2014.
Howard was born May 12, 1916, in East Union, MN (Carver County) the son of Carl A. and Alice Carlson Arneson. He was baptized in the East Union Lutheran Church and attended the two-room school in East Union through the sixth grade. In 1927 the Arneson family moved to Pasadena, CA. Howard attended and graduated from John Marshall Junior High School in Pasadena and graduated from Cambridge High School with the class of 1933. After high school he operated the Shell Service Station in Cambridge, worked for the Gamble Store and operated the Cities Service Gas Station. He then went to Santa Monica, CA and worked as an instrument mechanic for General Aircraft Instrument Service at the Los Angeles Airport. After Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the US Navy serving in Minneapolis, Chicago and Norfolk, VA before going to the South Pacific, Admiralty Islands and Philippines where he continued doing airplane instrument repair.
In 1943 Howard married high school classmate Edith Engberg of Cambridge. They lived briefly in Minneapolis and Wadena, MN, before returning to Cambridge in 1949 where they lived, worked and raised their family.
Membership in Cambridge Lutheran Church was a focal point of his faith and activities. Singing in the choir was a joy for over fifty years. Serving on committees, boards and teaching young people were gratifying experiences enriching his life and faith. Participating in Bible studies and training as a Befriender gave him opportunities for growth. Until 2013 he had not missed the annual Lutefisk Dinner in November and took pride in making the white sauce for many years.
Howards great love for the game of golf began while caddying in California where he learned to play. In Cambridge regular league play was supplemented with extra rounds at the Purple Hawk and other area courses with Edith, Paul and friends. Junkets with his golfing buddies, and rounds of golf while traveling were his favorite way to spend a beautiful summer day. Golfing the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland was a highlight he reminisced about often.
Once situated in Cambridge Howard worked for Cambridge-Isanti School District for thirty years from which he retired. After beginning as a custodian, he rose to business manager overseeing buildings, grounds, transportation and purchasing duties. He took pride in being a part of district consolidation in the 1950s and 60s and the building expansion programs that required. Many friendships with coworkers and even students developed over the years and lasted throughout his life.
Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Interment at Cambridge Union Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge,

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Jennie Jean Hanson Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:08:38 +0000 Jennie   Jean  Hanson

Jennie J. (Weidenaar) Hanson of Cambridge, peacefully made her way home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing East.
Jennie was born to William and Grace (Seibenga) Weidenaar on Feb. 27, 1926, in Greenbush Township, Milaca, MN. She was the youngest of 10 children. Jennie married Howard W. Hanson on Feb. 12, 1944 at the Weidenaar Homestead in Lewis Lake Township. To this union eight children were born.
Jennie devoted most of her life as a loving, caring mother. Jennie taught Sunday school for many years. She attended Bible study with her friends, loved playing bingo at Ashland Place and playing cards and dice. She enjoyed celebrating her birthday and opening gifts with her family. She loved having visitors, singing hymns, getting her hair done and eating fresh walleye caught by her boys. One of Jennies highlights while living at Haven House was when she was crowned Queen. She will be remembered as a ray of sunshine to all of those she came in contact with. She dearly loved and cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Grace; husband, Howard; sisters, Minnie Folkema, Bertha Bahlman, Hattie Akkerman, Lucy Weidenaar, Lena Stenstrom, Anna Osterdyk; brother, John Weidenaar; son-in-law, Daniel Gray; daughter-in-law, Elna Hanson; grandchildren, Kevin and Loren Lee Mattson, infant baby, Gray; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Jennie is survived by children, Roger Hanson of Mora, Joan (Jim) Kunza of Cambridge, Janice (Loren) Mattson of Onamia, Judy Gray of Buckman, Howard (Vicki) Hanson Jr. of Pine City, Henry Hanson of Stanchfield, Bob (Cris) Hanson of Cambridge and Alan (Dawn) Hanson of Stanchfield; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Elkie Weidenaar of Braham; sister, Grace (Wes) Lundeen of Cambridge and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, R. Stewart and Allene Coleman of Stanchfield.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Springvale Baptist Church. Interment was in the Springvale Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at
Arrangements by the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

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Tubbs vs Buffington Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:10:45 +0000 SUMMONS
Court File No.: 30-CV-14-683
Paul D. Tubbs,
the unknown heirs of Richard A. Buffington, if any, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services Division,
1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Petitioner has started a lawsuit against you. The Petitioners Petition is on file in the office of the court administrator of the above-named court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this summons.
2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer the person who signed this summons located at:
6349 Main Street,
P.O. Box 277
North Branch, MN 55056.
3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Petitioners Petition. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Petition. If you believe the Petitioner should not be given everything asked for in the Petition, you must say so in your Answer.
4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE PETITION TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Petitioner everything asked for in the Petition. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Petition, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Petition.
5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer, if you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.
6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Petition even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute.
7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Isanti County, Minnesota, legally described as follows:
Lot One (1), Block One (1), Pine Haven Estate.
Dated: September 10, 2014
/s/ Nathan P. Fuglestad,
Attorney for Petitioner
6349 Main St.,
P.O. Box 277
North Branch, MN 55056
(651) 674-6259
Att. Reg. No. 223839
Published in the
Isanti County News
October 15, 22, 29, 2014

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PD 2008 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:09:47 +0000 CITY OF ISANTI
Public Notice of Sale
of Surplus Items
Please be notified that the City of Isanti has approved the sale of surplus property at Wayne Pike Auction Company in Princeton, Minnesota. The date and time of auction will be at the auctioneers choice and listed on their auction bill which can be accessed at www. or by contacting them at (763) 389-5700. The items to be auctioned include the following:
2008 Dodge Charger
Dated this 15th Day of October, 2014
Karissa Henning
Human Resources/Deputy City Clerk
Published in the
Isanti County News
October 15, 2014

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Ordinance No. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:03:36 +0000 CITY OF ISANTI
Section 160-2. Enumeration of fees of Chapter 160, of the Code of the City of Isanti is hereby amended to add or delete from the text of Section 160-2 as follows:
Special Vehicle Permit
This Ordinance shall take effect upon publication.
Adopted by the City Council, this 7th day of October 2014.
Mayor George A. Wimmer
Attest: Donald C. Lorsung
City Administrator/City Clerk
Published in the
Isanti County News
October 15, 2014

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General Election Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:02:59 +0000 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 911
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the general election has been called and will be held in and for Independent School District No. 911, Cambridge-Isanti, State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 2014, for the purpose of electing four school board members for four year terms. The ballot shall provide as follows:
To vote, completely fill in the oval(s) next to your choice(s) like this:

write-in, if any

write-in, if any

write-in, if any

write-in, if any

write-in, if any
The combined polling places for this election and the precincts served by those polling places will be as follows: The precincts and polling places and voting hours at those polling places for this election shall be the same as those for the state general election. Note: This will be adjusted for elections held in conjunction with the state general election.
Any eligible voter residing in the school district may vote at said election at the polling place designated above for the precinct in which he or she resides. The polls for said election will open at 7:00 oclock a.m. and will close at 8:00 oclock p.m. on the date of said election.
A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election. An unregistered individual may register to vote at the polling place on Election Day.
Dated: October 13, 2014
/s/ Kimberly K. Cheney,
School District Clerk
Published in the
Isanti County News
October 15, 22, 2014

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Road Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:02:06 +0000 ATHENS TOWNSHIP
Road Inspection Meeting Notice
Athens Town Board of Supervisors semi-annual road review will be held on October 20, 2014. The tour and inspection of town roads will start at the Town Hall at 5:30 PM.
Diane Carpenter
Clerk of Athens Township
Published in the
Isanti County News
October 15, 2014

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Town Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:02:03 +0000 SPRINGVALE TOWNSHIP
Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Springvale Township, County of Isanti, and State of Minnesota, that the Town Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The election polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. at which time the voters will elect: One (1) Supervisor for Seat B for a 4 year term, One (1) Supervisor for Seat C for a 4 year term, and One (1) Treasurer for a 4 year term.
The Board of Canvass will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 following the Springvale Town Monthly Meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Town Election and Board of Canvass will be held at the Springvale Town Hall located at 2405 341st Avenue NW, Cambridge, Minnesota.
Michelle Kleven
Springvale Township Clerk
Published in the
Isanti County News
October 15, 22, 2014

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